Prime Minsiter Meles Zenawi has assigned Arkebe Oqubay, advisor to the Prime Minster with the rank of minister, to investigate and take appropriate action over the mishandling of the reassignment of the staff of the former Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) following the takeover of its management by France Telcom in December 2010. Out of the 12,000 employees only about 4,000 have been assigned to new posts in the newly formed company called EthioTelecom while the fate of the remaining still not yet known.
Ethiopian Cargo proudly announces that it has won “THE AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR” award at the Air Cargo Africa 2011 Conference held in Nairobi Kenya on 24 February 2011. The award was organized by STAT TIMES International for excellence in Air Cargo in Africa. According to the STAT TIMES, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo has won the nominations of its readers worldwide for the “STAT TIMES International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo” in the category of AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR.
A dispute between Universal Consult, a local consultancy firm, and HENN Architecten, a German company, which won the bid for designing the headquarters of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) as partners, has led the project to lag one year behind schedule, bank president Bekalu Zeleke told The Reporter.
According to experts the price increment is because of a gap in the market between supply and demand, which would make sense since that is the usual reason that cement prices go up.
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Mr. Jean Ping, this morning, Monday 14 February 2011, presided over the ceremony of the foundation stone for the Peace and Security building of the African Union laid at the AU headquarters.
The Ethiopian Electric Agency (EEA) has imported 50 specialised electricity meters at a cost of 5,000 dollars in aid of studying demand side management (DSM) solutions for the national power sector.
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.