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Dire is booming but landmark get the axe

February 14, 2011 admin 0

The Dire Dawa City Administration (DDCA) plans to bulldoze a historical and popular part of Dire Dawa known as Kezira located in the central part of the city, 525km east of Addis Ababa, to revitalize the area.

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Action Needed to Curb Harmful Use of Alcohol

February 12, 2011 admin 0

The harmful consumption of alcohol kills an estimated 2.5 million people across the world every year, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report unveiled today, urging governments to implement measures to prevent drinking habits that damage health and cause other social problems.

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Music Café Merges Music with Visual Art

February 1, 2011 admin 0

In a permanent exhibition of the artworks of Biru Worku, Seyoum Ayalew, and Seifu Abebe, Music Café, located in Arada, has taken some inspiration from the 19th century French art movement, Impressionism, to transcend forms and create an ideal meeting place for artists practicing different expressions of what everyone involved in the project calls “essentially the same thing,” writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.

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Ethio Telecom takes shape

January 28, 2011 admin 1

The management takeover of France Telecom which follows the evolution of Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation has put ten foreigners at the helm of the new corporate Ethio Telecom, leaving five top jobs to Ethiopian nationals.

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Ethiopian Government employees to enjoy a minimum of 35% pay raise

January 26, 2011 admin 3

Ethiopian Civil Service Minister Junedin Sado announced percentages of the salary adjustment that will be effected as of this month. Government employees will enjoy a minimum of 35 percent pay raise as of this Ethiopian month (after 12 days) and the maximum is set to be 39 percent, Minister Junedin told journalists in a press conference he gave late Today January 26, 2011.

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Zoning Taxi in Addis Ababa

January 19, 2011 admin 0

The Addis Ababa Transport Branch Office of the Federal Transport Authority announced that the city’s taxi zoning system will be implemented in the near future.

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Price Freeze Uncertainty Plunges Market in Chaos

January 18, 2011 admin 0

The government’s move just before the Ethiopian Christmas to freeze the prices of certain commodities has created chaos in the market as consumers and traders are confused about where in the chain the set prices apply.