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Ethiopian Fires 21 Trainee Cabin Crewmembers

The trainees were restricted from going on any flights in a letter given to them two weeks ago that was signed by Genet Tadesse, supervisor of cabin crewmembers at he airline. A week later they received official letters informing them that their contracts had been terminated.

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Plaintiff Rejects Holland Car’s Forex Shortage as Defence

Holland Car Plc’s claim that a foreign exchange shortage prevented it from delivering on a contract was rejected by the dairy farmer suing it, in the Federal First Instance Court, Yeka Branch, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

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Freight Forwarder Claims Exporter Files Suit Too Late

The shipment was delivered to Omareside later than it was supposed to be, and the price of the ginger had depreciated, causing the client to return the shipment to Ethiopia on the same ship, operated by Pacific International Lines Transit Co (PILTC), the charged claimed. Akakas failed to inform KAS of the shipment’s status in a timely manner, claimed Girma Mekonnen, lawyer of the plaintiff.

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Should Diaspora Members Be Allowed to Practice Law?

In a rare intra-ministry squabble, authorities at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) find themselves at odds with their counterparts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) over whether Ethiopian born foreign nationals with training in law could practice their trade in Ethiopian courts.

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The food items used to prepare a traditional Easter feast with which...


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Editor's Note  

With the monetisation of global trade, banks have become...


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Only a month short of a year ago, in May 2010, a “wind of change” began blowing down the Nile Valley, ...

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The global economic crisis has so strained the breath of economies that unemployment has become extensive in developed countries. With a growing number of people indebted...


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"No. They found out from the media. "

Alemayehu Tegenu, minister of Water and Energy (MoWE), told Reuters this last week in answer to whether Ethiopia had officially informed Egypt it was building a dam on the Nile River, a move Egypt has always opposed. Fortune broke the story of Ethiopia’s plans to build a dam, to be called the “Renaissance Dam,” back in February 2011. 


Rise in Newspaper, Magazine Printing Cost Threatens Press Freedom

Based on the Constitution and related laws promulgated to protect press freedom and free speech, various newspapers and magazines have been established over the past two decades. The role they have been playing in providing alternative information to the public is invaluable. ..Read More


“Renaissance Dam": Big Punch on Poverty, Not Panacea

The announcement of the government’s plan to build the “Great Millennium Dam,” as it was referred to before the decision to change the name to the “Ethiopian Renaissance Dam” has ignited an excitement in Ethiopia, observed Mersea Kidan, a postgraduate student in systems ...Read More

View Point

It may sound unbelievable, but imagine for a second that the EPRDF dominated legislative body acted against the wishes of the ...

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The Fine Line

People in the administration of the EPRDF government, the highest order as it appears, are in a tug of war with major importers...

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Sellers of sambusas, the deep-fried dough triangles filled with,...

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