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Heavyweight Bid for Textbook Revision

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has opened part of a 3.61 billion Br tender to hire printers that could publish and distribute four school textbooks, including teachers’ guides, for high school students. The tenders consisted of over 4,000 pages of bid documents; weighing five kilos and worth 1,000 Br each,

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Woman Files One of Highest Civil Suits Ever, 300m Br
One of the most expensive litigations in Ethiopia's judicial history has been filed by a prominent businesswoman, Mekia Mamio Sikessa, who is claiming compensation worth 300 million Br from two expatriates who allegedly provided faulty consultancy services to her agro-business company.

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Rough Times for Arbaminch Textile

Already facing a  serious financial crisis, the Arbaminch Textile Factory is now bogged down by large bills from two governmental institutions – the state power utility and the Revenue and Customs Authority (RCuA).

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Demand for Stone Increasing but Mineral Mining on Hold 

Small-scale businesses trading in basaltic stone, red ash and selected material sourced from areas around Addis Abeba but within the Oromia Regional State still have to wait for the green light from regional authorities to resume operations. 

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Revising the system of issuing drivers licenses should reduce ...


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Editor's Note  

It is unbecoming of any candid observer to say Addis Abeba stands - truly ....


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Economic Commentary  

The state controlled power utility, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has been under fire from the public for its failure to provide reliable and consistent power to its customers. The public is disarmed in the face of a crippling deficit crisis of electric power provision. This is partly because the public watchdog with oversight power over EEPCo has also been complacent, argues Yohannes Woldegebriel, director under the ...


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Since hitting bottom in early March, the world’s major stock markets have all risen dramatically. Some, notably in China and Brazil, reached lows last fall and again in March, before rebounding sharply, with Brazil’s Bovespa up 75pc in May compared to late October 2008, and the Shanghai Composite up 54pc in roughly the same period.


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Gossip corridor has been preoccupied with the holy marriage of Afewerk Tekle, Ethiopia's celebrated artist. There is no consensus at the gossip corridors on how old he is he could be anywhere from 65 to 80 years old. A visit to Wikipedia has him at age 77.


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"If you retreat, they attack; if you attack they retreat."

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted by the BBC World on May 25, 2009. Ahmadinejad has also compared Iran's enemies to "dogs" while campaigning for the presidential election his country is to hold on June 12, 2009, in which he wants to run for a second term, BBC reported. He hinted that if re-elected, he would have a face-to-face meeting with Barack Obama.




Miheret Debebe, general manager of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo), is the busiest man ever to run the state utility monopoly in its 61-year history; he has to oversee the constructions of six projects that are designed to generate a combined 3,267Mw electric power, .....

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View Point

Perhaps the medical profession has been hit the hardest by the repercussions from higher education institutes that seem to concentrate more on churning out numbers than ...

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Life Matters

When we have turned our attentions to new things and new hopes, can we really look back with....

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In the light of the rising cost of food, many people are trying to find cheaper alternatives to their ...

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