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Indians Remain Indomitable in Multimillion-dollar TextBook Contracts

A series of contracts, issued by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to hire foreign printers for high school textbooks, has gone to Indian companies, a trend that has been consistent over the past three years.

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City Bus to Send Team Abroad to Study GPS, Electronic Ticketing

Managers at the Anbessa Bus Transport Enterprise have received positive nod from the companyís board of directors two weeks ago to send a team of four overseas to study the electronic ticketing method and how global ...

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New Roads Corporation Gets in Full Gear

A new state corporation branching out from the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) has been awarded its second road project last week, five months after its incorporation. Previously the operational arm of the ERA, the Ethiopian Roads Construction Corporation (ERCC) was formed in July 2011, ...

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Sheraton Loses Renowned Banquet Manager to Tragic Accident

Tsegaye Deneke, a senior manager at the Sheraton Addis responsible for banquets and outside catering, died with three other passengers...

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Ministry Sees Spirited Interest from Intíl Firms to Survey Scenery of Tana

Close to 16 international and local consulting firms have shown an interest in undertaking a lifesaving topographic survey of Lake Tana, the largest lake...

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In the absence of regulatory oversight from public health agencies that...


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Editor's Note  

Every year has its own ups and downs for policy makers. As pleasant...


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All indications are that the coming year will be an economically bumpy year for all countries, argues Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at New York University (NYU).

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Promoting a vibrant private sector might be good. But, promoting a just cause is indisputably better. As only moral judgments can identify what is right and wrong,...


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"God will not come to save them."

Negasso Gidada (PhD), the former president of Ethiopia and newly elected president of the Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) Party, an opposition party, said this speaking of the high expectations of the public from opposition political parties as the only means to voice dissent against the ruling party, the Ethiopian Peopleís Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). The public should mobilise for its rights, he argued in an exclusive interview with Mesenazeria, an Amharic weekly newspaper, published on December 27, 2011.


Redrawing Research, Education Bridges Transformation


The ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa has put in sharp focus the urgency to raise the continentís food production through improved agricultural innovation. This cannot be done without reforming the continentís research system by creating greater synergies between research, training, extension, and commercialisation. Read More


Degradation Precludes Economic Growth


The United Nationsí recent 17th Conference of the Parties (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa, succeeded in renewing the Kyoto Protocol that aimed to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. But, the meeting also highlighted the two major problems that plague international environmental negotiations. Read More


If the world is to succeed in alleviating poverty and providing the necessary framework for sustainable development on the planet, there is no more pressing need than ensuring...

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The Fine Line

If Bereket Simon, the spin-doctor of the Revolutionary Democrats, has achieved his goal of authoring the bestselling...

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Out and About

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

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