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10 dead in Ambo clashes

As Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn addressed parliament Thursday on his first appearance before the body this current session, Ambo, a town 120km west of Addis Ababa, was rocked by violence, leaving 10 dead and 23 injured in its wake.

PM defends delayed intervention by federal forces

Blames trade competition, contrabandists for Oromia-Somali clashes Regional police to be restructured Appearing before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) Thursday to respond to questions MPs raised on remarks made earlier by President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) while opening the current session of parliament, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn defended federal forces accused of dragging their feet in dealing with violent clashes that have rocked the nation since early September.

Currency devaluation hikes census cost

Following the 15 percent devaluation in the purchasing power of the birr against the dollar, the Central Statistics Agency (CSA) was forced to adjust its payment to the suppliers of 180,000 tablets and 126,000 pieces of power banks by 144 million birr, this week.

MoFEC orders public agencies to submit details of current projects

-No supplementary budget this FY During a two-day meeting which took place this week with all public universities and federal budgetary institutions and ministries, Abraham Tekeste (PhD), Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC), has ordered all the agencies to submit the status and profiles of their ongoing projects until November 9, 2017.

Enel Green Power, Orchid win 100MW solar power plant bid

Enel Green Power, a leading European renewable energy developer, and its local partner in Ethiopia, Orchid Business Group, have won the bid put up by Ethiopian Electric Power to build a 100MW solar power plant in Metehara town, Oromia Regional State.

Ambassador Haley calls for peaceful engagement in Ethiopia

Evacuated from South Sudan camp after protest violence breaks out Ambassador Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations suggested to Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn the importance of allowing the Ethiopian people to express their concerns peacefully.

LA vows to help Addis go green

On a visit to Addis Ababa during which she met with Mayor Diriba Kuma and other high-level government officials, Fabiola Vilchez, president and executive director of Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc., said there are areas Los Angeles could cooperate with Addis, renewable energy solutions among them.

AU gets smart health center with Chinese support

Following the Memorandum-of-Understanding signed by China and the African Union to cooperate on ICT and digital transformation last year, a new state-of-the-art Smart Health Monitoring Room was inaugurated at the AU headquarters with the presence of high dignitaries on Thursday.