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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ethiopian government has unveiled an HIV policy for its transport sector, which has grown significantly in recent years alongside the rapidly expanding road network.
“You are the result of our system,” Meles told the business community which has come out from the shadow of communist system along with the current regime. The prime minister said it is the government’s responsibility to support the private sector as it the basis of the country’s development.