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Trump to lift ban on importation of elephant trophies
Trump to lift ban on importation of elephant trophies
The new United States Fish and Wildlife Service under President Donald Trump is set to allow the killings of the dwindling African elephants, classified threatened under the US Endangered Species Act, for sports and for the importation of their body parts to the United States.
A rare activity
A rare activity
Ethiopia is a country of different colors and that was manifested this week when a protest was staged in the capital Addis Ababa.
Gov. to procure additional 400k tons of wheat
Gov. to procure additional 400k tons of wheat
Just a week after the purchase of 400,000 tons of wheat at a total cost of 3.3 billion birr, the government is to procure another batch of wheat amounting to 400,000 tons.
Army to tap into international market for housing project
Army to tap into international market for housing project
In a bid to construct houses to members of the national army, the latest procurement bid by the Army Foundation, a public entity under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense, has attracted around 33 suppliers.
US says committed to resolving Ethio- Eritrean standoffs
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.
Oldest malt factory up for sale
Oldest malt factory up for sale
The Ministry of Public Enterprises over the week issued a public bid for the sale of the Assela Malt Factory SC, the oldest malt-producing plant in the country that supplies over 75 percent of the input to seven local breweries. Crown Cork and Can Manufacturing SC, in which the state owns three-quarters share, is another entity put on the market.
City rebids billion birr steel procurement
City rebids billion birr steel procurement
The Addis Ababa Public Procurement and Property Disposal Agency has finally decided to rebid the billion birr rebar purchase after months of back and forth with the company that was awarded the supply contract pursuant to the outcome of the previous bid process.  

Interview

Forging the Addis-LA bond
Forging the Addis-LA bond
Fabiola Vilchez is President and Executive Director of Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc. (SCOLA). Vilchez runs this organization in order to forge more diplomatic cooperation platforms with global partners through mutual interest.
From the Emerald Isle with big plans
From the Emerald Isle with big plans
The Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister of Ireland, Simon Coveney, made a historic visit to Ethiopia and Kenya earlier this month.
Significance of party dialogue
Significance of party dialogue
Mushe Semu is the former president of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), one of the parties that made up the then Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), which took part in the historic 2005 elections. A banker by profession, Mushe is and had been an active member of the political discourse in Ethiopia for many years.
Somaliland: democracy in the making
Somaliland: democracy in the making
Ambassador Kaysar A. Mohamed is a young politician in the government of the self-proclaimed independent region of Somaliland.
Looking into Ethiopian agriculture
Looking into Ethiopian agriculture
Micheal Francom is an agricultural counselor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) liaison to the African Union. He has been in Ethiopia for more than three years following various activities that relate to agriculture.
Preserving family legacy
Preserving A family legacy
Selamawit Samuel is the Vice President of Sunshine Investment, founded by her father Samuel Tafese, a local contractor and business tycoon. Involved in the areas of construction, hospitality and philanthropy, the family run company has been a pioneer on many fronts in Ethiopia.