The Ethiopian boomtown that welcomes water firms but leaves locals thirsty
Towards the end of the day at the Abyssinia Springs bottled water factory near Ethiopias capital, Addis Ababa, workers hose down the car park liberally. Outside the gates, residents of the Sululta area trudge along the road with empty yellow jerrycans...
[While waiting to hear what the Oromia and Federal Govt plans to do about this issue, we wonder if the Addis Ababa integrated plan that was shelved would have solved such problem! It is articles such as this the extremists are using to fill anger and to scare investors!]
UN report shows North Korea using Africa to slip sanctions
North Korean weapons barred by U.N. sanctions ended up in the hands of U.N. peacekeepers in Africa, a confidential report says.A month before that, the report says, a U.N. member state seized an air shipment destined for a company in Eritrea containing military radio communications items. It was the second time military-related items had been caught being exported from North Korea to Eritrea ...
We all hope the government in Addis is paying attention to what is going on outside its radar.
Adwa Show-cased Ethiopias Magnanimity
Amen Teferi 03-06-17 - The battle of Adwa is a flagship event that draws attention to many issues in the modern Ethiopian and African history. The battle of Adwa illustrates the high-mindedness of the Ethiopian people
Factories in Hawassa industrial park to begin export
Addis Ababa, March 3, 2017 (FBC) Factories located in Hawassa industrial park will begin exporting their products beginning form the end of this month, said the Ethiopian Investment Commission.Dr Belachew Fikre, deputy commissioner of Ethiopian Investment Commission, told ENA that the projected target of a billion US dollars foreign currency could be achieved if ...
This is really astonishing! It was not long ago this idea was conceived, yet the idea has materialized already! EPRDF should reward people behind the development of such parks. Unless there is more to the story the public is not aware, the people behind the manufacturing hub development should be empowered to do more not less!.
Relief Society of Tigray Came with the Future Generation of Power Source
Zesilase Geday ( Mekelle) 03-04-17 - When I got the invitation for inauguration ceremony entitled as Big pump brings big change in the Remote Area my usual impression of novelty about Relief Society of Tigrai (RST) comes to my mind. One can assume that constructing of 76 solar panels set in deep gorge to generate ...
No work means Ethiopia is no home for refugees - report
ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on Eritrean refugees working in Ethiopia is hampering efforts to reduce illegal secondary migration, with tens of thousands risking violence and drowning in pursuit of a better life, the Overseas Development Institute said on Thursday..
We wonder if allowing work permit to Eritreans in Ethiopia is part of the people to people relationship effort argued by some to solve the ethio-eritrea issue!
Ethiopia foils attempt to attack GERD
Addis Ababa, March 1, 2017 (FBC) Ethiopian security forces have destroyed and arrested members of so called Benishangul Gumuz People Liberation Movement while they were attempting to attack the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Zadig Abrha, State Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) told FBC today that 20 members of the Movement, who came from Eritrea, have been destroyed while they were heading to the dam site to attack it.
While we applaud the Ethiopian Security forces for foiling the current attempt we think the Ethiopian govt is giving too many chances for the mad man in Eritrea to succeed! What is the Ethiopian govt waiting for?
Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks
Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government .China backed Russia and cast its sixth veto on Syria. Nine council members voted in favour, Bolivia voted against, while Egypt, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained...
Egypt voted earlier plan by Russia to save the Syrian govt and got in trouble with the Saudi govt! Abstaining the current one that will certainly exacerbate its relation with the Saudi!