Prioritise WASH to rebuild & save $millions, African, European Ministers urged

Prioritise WASH to rebuild & save $millions, African, European Ministers urged

People-centered economic recovery and resilience will be at the center of the second African Union and European Union Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting slated for 26 October in Kigali. WaterAid believes strengthening access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is critical for sustainable and inclusive economic recovery and to build communities’ resilience in the face of…

Ethiopia: workers face possibilities of losing jobs as expulsion from AGOA looms large

Ethiopia: workers face possibilities of losing jobs as expulsion from AGOA looms large

Ethiopia’s access to trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is at stake as the United States threatens to review the eligibility of the country if the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia remains unaddressed.  Mixed opinions are circulating and if Ethiopia’s removed from the preferential trade agreement. Many industrial workers will more…

Kefi Gold confirms launching operation if security concerns addressed

Kefi Gold confirms launching operation if security concerns addressed

KEFI Gold and Copper PLC has announced on Monday that it will resume its activities after the security concerns in Wellega Zone, Oromia region is resolved. Kefi has plans to begin the building of a production facility in Tulu Kepi, Wellega. In September 2021 a serious safety / security incident occurred in the West Wellega…

Indonesia eyes Jimma to invest in tourism development

Indonesia eyes Jimma to invest in tourism development

Officials of the Oromia Tourism Commission (OTC) led by the Deputy Commissioner and Delegates of the Embassy of Indonesia in Addis Abeba arrived in Jimma zone for two days official visits. Following the first ever Tourism Hackathon program organized by OTC in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Addis Ababa to boost their ties. Sharing of experiences regarding the tourism sector and assessing investment…

Exporting avocado launched from clusters in Amhara region

Exporting avocado launched from clusters in Amhara region

The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)has announced that clusters in Amhara region has begun exporting avocados cultivated on 200 hectares of land.  447 farmers in North Mecha Woreda of West Gojjam Zone are participating in the export process; out of which 156 farmers collected, prepared, weighed, packed and exported avocadoes weighing more 1600 quintals for the international market.  Likewise, preparation has commenced to export these…

City admin reveals illegalities in land grabbing

City admin reveals illegalities in land grabbing

The City Administration of Addis Abeba has revealed Friday there have been massive illegalities discovered in land control in parts of the city. “Over 1400 hectare of city’s land was illegally grabbed by government officials and their culprits,” said Tiratu Beyene, General Manager of Addis Abeba with a portfolio of Deputy Mayor, adding, “The administration brought back the lands…

Tecno Style, Uni-Confort Maroc Dolidol forms Joint Venture

Tecno Style, Uni-Confort Maroc Dolidol forms Joint Venture

An official JV company has been established with the Moroccan giant mattress and related products producer – Uni-Confort Maroc Dolidol, and Techno style – one of Ethiopians major furniture and related product producer. Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) said it will fully support this partnership in order to maximize their job creation, export rate and destination.

Ensuring global sanitation cost up to $11 bln, reveals report

Ensuring global sanitation cost up to $11 bln, reveals report

A new report by WHO and UNICEF, released Friday on Global Handwashing Day, reveals that giving everyone in the world’s poorest countries access to hand washing with soap and water, would cost around $11 billion. That would transform the life-chances of people who are currently unable to simply wash their hands at home. “Millions of…