Ethio Eritrea border restrictions tighten

The border crossing between Ethiopia and Eritrea closed this morning for reasons not disclosed yet, according to informants from the area. The main road between Zalambessa and the Eritrean town of Serha is no longer accessible since this morning after Eritrean soldiers were deployed in the area, sources say. Eritrea has also imposed restrictions on another border point – the […]

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Stop the hate

Stop the hate-campaign epidemic, internalise the spirit of reconciliation and Go win-win: By Petros Tesfagiorgis 12-24-18 In the Amhara owned social media there is an awful hate campaignagainst the TPLF and the People of Tigray such as:ኣስደሳችዜና፡  ወያነ ዳግም ሞተች : Pleasant news TPLF died for the second time. It is simply a death wish. It is sawing the seeds of violence gripping Ethiopia […]

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TPLF reject contest identity, boundary bill

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) approved a controversial bill to establish a separate commission with a mandate to carry out scientific findings and recommendations related to identity and regional boundaries, on Thursday. However, a heated debate was sparked after Tesfaye Daba, Chairperson of Foreign Relation and Peace Affairs Standing Committee, presented a resolution before the House reflecting a political […]

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300 illegal telecom operators in Ethiopia

300 illegal telecom operators lurking in the country 22 December 2018 By Kaleyesus Bekele New telecom proclamation in the making  The state-owned telecom monopoly, Ethio Telecom, on Thursday announced that more than 300 illegal telecom operators are providing telecom services by intercepting Ethio Telecom infrastructure. Briefing reporters at her office, CEO of Ethio Telecom, Frehiwot Tamru, disclosed that the country is […]

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Ethiopia’s Coffee Plans to Open 100 Cafes in China

As the genetic birthplace of Arabica coffee, Ethiopia offers the world a little piece of immemorial authenticity with each green bean it exports. Since launching the Garden of Coffee brand in late 2016, renowned social entrepreneur Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu has tried to channel this historic equity to create economic opportunities in her native Ethiopia, while also preserving traditional Ethiopian coffeeroasting and serving practices. […]

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Mostly Ethiopian Coffees

Twenty five United States coffee roasting companies have been named as finalists for 2019 Good Food Awards. The awards program, now in its ninth year, celebrates food products and their makers in numerous specialty food categories not merely for quality, but for sustainable sourcing and social impact. Coffee is the only product category in which the ingredients don’t need to […]

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Military in reform

18 December 2018 By Brook Abdu On Thursday afternoon, five high level officers of the Ethiopian Military appeared before cameras in what was thought to be an unusual occasion for the media shy Ethiopian Defense Forces. It seemed more like an introduction to the public. The list of the military brass included the head of the Northern Command, Getachew Gudina (Maj. […]

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Coffee exporters

18 December 2018 By Birhanu Fikade A systematically orchestrated coffee cargo pilferage destined for export market has become a trend in the export business with at least six exporters reportinga loss of some 150 quintals from sealed containers, The Reporter has learnt. Since last month, exporters such as Testi Coffee Trading PLC, Mulege PLC, Sidama Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union, Abbahawa Trading PLC, Fahm […]

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