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Addis to institute air quality management system

Joins megacity air quality project by the US Visiting Addis Ababa this week, Sara Terry, senior policy advisor to the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards under the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has brought her team to initiate the work of air quality management system in the capital.

Kaldi’s to bring KFC to Ethiopia

The company behind Kaldi’s, Ethiopia’s most recognized coffee shop brand, is set to launch the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise in Ethiopia within a year, The Reporter has learnt. Owned by one-time Ethiopian model, Tseday Asrat and Ethiopian Airlines captain, Elias Ketema, KFC Ethiopia is to complement the brands owned by the duo, including Lori-Agro-Industry and Gusto Restaurant, the latter being one of the few fine Italian dining spots in the capital.

Ethiopian coffees triumph at Good Food Awards

As Ethiopia’s coffee export grows to the tune of over USD one billion, according to the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority, Ethiopian coffees have once again dominated the Good Food Awards this year as the world’s best coffee. All the coffees named as such hail from Ethiopia.

Decision to free detainees lauded far and wide

Western governments as well as global human rights advocates and others have commended the Ethiopian government for releasing prominent opposition politician Merera Gudina (PhD) along with hundreds in detention over the past few years.

US says committed to resolving Ethio- Eritrean standoffs

While briefing journalists about the “African Union High Level Dialogue and Ministerial,” a meeting the United States facilitated since 2000 to learn the concerns and needs of African leaders, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto, acting assistant secretary for African affairs, said early this week that the US is working to resolve the tense border dispute between Ethiopia and Eretria and the resulting 18-year standoff between the two countries.

Ethiopian to fly to Chicago

To comply with US new stringent security rules As part of its service expansion plan, Ethiopian Airlines is planning to fly to Chicago, US, from its main hub in Addis Ababa as of June 2017.

Trump vows to end DV program

Embassy in Addis said no changes so far Following the New York rampage by an Uzbek immigrant that killed eight people earlier this week, President Donald Trump was quick to react on social media.