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House approves new cabinet
House approves new cabinet
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) unanimously approved a draft law that restructured the power and duties of executive organs.
Contemporary leaders
Contemporary leaders
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy is the third head of state to visit Ethiopia since the coming into power of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) on April 2, 2018. His one-day visit to Addis Ababa on October 11, 2018 was the shortest of the previous two made during the Abiy’s premiership by Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea.
Orchid loses seven years long court battle
Orchid Business Group was defeated in a civil suit that meandered through the courts for seven years involving construction machineries ownership with a local businessman Yonas Kassahun.
Fuel Shortage hits Tigray
Fuel Shortage hits Tigray
Emerging business activities along the border of Ethiopia and Eritrea has created a shortage of fuel supply in major towns of Tigray, The Reporter has learnt.
DP World eyes Dire Dawa for logistics development
DP World eyes Dire Dawa for logistics development
While Ethiopian officials  failed to show up at the contract award and signing ceremony of the USD 101 million Berbera Port phase one expansion project, DP World, UAE’s port and terminal operating company has expressed its interests in developing logistical trade facilities at Dire Dawa and the surrounding areas in Ethiopia serving the so called Berbera Trade Corridor.
Experts alarmed by level of hazardous chemicals in Ethiopia
Experts alarmed by level of hazardous chemicals in Ethiopia
Stored agricultural and industrial chemicals at various institutions in Addis Ababa and regional towns are posing health hazard and environmental pollution, experts warn.
Revised HDRP faces USD 416.4 mln funding shortfall
Revised HDRP faces USD 416.4 mln funding shortfall
Following the government and humanitarian partner’s mid-year assessments to reflect the changes in a humanitarian context in Ethiopia, and taking into consideration two years of drought, conflict and record high IDP’s; the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) has been revised to reflect a funding gap of USD 416.4 million, it was learnt.
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Interview

Confronting mental health
Confronting mental health
Nate Araya is an Ethiopian American filmmaker. In his latest project, he travelled throughout the US looking to converse with immigrant communities on the taboo subject of mental illness.
The Japanese push to Africa
The Japanese push to Africa
Ambassador Fumio Shimizu is the newly appointed head of the Japanese Mission to the African Union (AU). A lawyer by profession, Shimizu is a seasoned Japanese diplomate and official at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Adequate nutrition combined with appropriate hygiene positively influence child growth”
“Adequate nutrition combined with appropriate hygiene positively influence child growth”
Arie Hendrik Havelaar (PhD) is a professor of Microbial Risk Assessment and Epidemiology of Foodborne Diseases at the University of Florida’s Institute of Sustainable Food Systems.
“President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Abiy are in common in pursuing a bold initiative towards peace and co-prosperity that no one can even imagine”
“President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Abiy are in common in pursuing a bold initiative towards peace and co-prosperity that no one can even imagine”
South Korea and Ethiopia have enjoyed a long and rich bilateral relationship based on aid, trade and security. South Korea is seen as a worthy nation to emulate as Ethiopia attempts to change its narrative from an aid-dependent nation to one that is capable of funding its own economical ambition.
Fighting the painful but preventable eye disease
Fighting the painful but preventable eye disease
The Fred Hallows Foundation is an Australian NGO involved in helping end avoidable blindness in the world, including in Ethiopia.
“The international community will support the government to maintain provision of humanitarian response”
“The international community will support the government to maintain provision of humanitarian response”
Irish Aid is no stranger to Ethiopia, made famous during the Ethiopian famine of 1984 and the efforts of the likes of Sir Bob Gedloff and friends. Since then, Ireland has been richly involved in Ethiopia, in areas of aid and on the changing landscape of the nation.