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Prominent Scholars Stress Need for Identifying Types of Corruption in Ethiopia

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Prominent Ethiopian scholars have emphasized on the need for identifying the types of corruption in Ethiopia to tackle them effectively and quickly. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Collects Over One Million Usd, Says Office of PM

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund has collected over 1,000,000 USD after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the second call for raising the fund recently. (AllAfrica)

New Mobile App Helps Match Low, Middle Skills Workers to the Labor Market

[Addis Standard] "SIRA", a new App hailed to put "job opportunities in the palms of migrant returnees", was launched yesterday in Ethiopia. A product of collaboration between the International Labor Organization (ILO) and 251 Communications and Marketing PLC, SIRA App is part of ILO's project "Support the reintegration of returnees in Ethiopia" that lasted for the past four years, according to a joint statement sent to Addis Standard. "Support the reintegration of returnees in Ethiopia" is phasing out with the launch of a (AllAfrica)

President Abiy Ahmed Appoints Aide as New Investment Chief

[Addis Fortune] Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has appointed one of his aides to serve as the new investment commission, replacing Fistume Arega. (AllAfrica)

Rwandair to Begin Direct Flights to Addis Ababa

[New Times] RwandAir, the national carrier has announced that it will commence direct flights to Addis Ababa, in April next year. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Launched New Guideline for Reaching Missed Tuberculosis Cases

[WHO] The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, the National TB Program in collaboration with WHO and partners conducted a workshop from December 17 to 18, 2018 to launch a new guideline for reaching missed tuberculosis cases. (AllAfrica)

Arba Minch University Pacifies Prospective Graduates, Grapples With Another Concern As Fate of Students Hangs in Limbo

[Addis Standard] Following a heated controversy between Arba Minch University (AMU) management and about 50 prospective graduates who studied in the "Production Engineering Department" of the university, the management of the university began reaching out to employers which will potentially absorb the graduates, focusing mainly on giant industrial companies, Addis Standard has learnt. Accordingly, a task-force was established by AMU's technology campus which listed out close to 200 state and private industrial manufacturer (AllAfrica)

Four Top African Airlines to Take On Ethiopian

[East African] Four African airlines plan to launch the first African Civil Aviation Alliance before March next year, to break the stranglehold of Ethiopian Airlines on the continent and boost their fortunes through innovative ways. (AllAfrica)

Ethio-Telecom Reduces Tariff for International Calls, SMS

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethio-Telecom has announced tariff reduction ranging from 10 to 40 percent on international calls and 51 percent on international Short Message Service effective 21st of December 2018. (AllAfrica)

Djiboutian President Praises PM Abiy for His Commitments to Regional Peace, Prosperity

[ENA] Addis Ababa -President Ismail Omer Guelleh of Djibouti has praised Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his deep-seated commitments to bringing sustainable peace and prosperity in the region. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia, EU Commission 20 Million Euros Grant Agreement

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia and the European Union Commission have signed a 20 million grant agreement aimed at improving health and nutrition in the country. (AllAfrica)

A Government Led By a Reformist Prime Minister Is Failing Citizens' Basic Security. Priorities, Please!

[Addis Standard] Over the last few days, there has been yet another communal violence in Ethiopia, an all-too familiar story. The Borana-Garri conflict in Moyale and its environs is historically old, yet it defied the test of time and efforts (albeit partisan) by successive governments and continued to claim the lives of innocent civilians, the displacement of those it spared and cause wanton destruction of property. The last ten days have seen the latest of this atrocious cycle of violence. But unlike other times, the sil (AllAfrica)

Scholars Blame Lack of Transparency in Trade System for Economic Sabotage

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The lack of transparency in the Ethiopian trade system has created room for economic sabotage in commodities, scholars in the area said. (AllAfrica)

EU Provides €7 Mln. to Combat Fall Armyworm in Africa

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The European Commission Directorate for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) has extended seven million Euros aimed at combating fall army worm in Africa, according to the report from icipe. (AllAfrica)

Council of Ministers Passes Decisions On Three Draft Bills

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The Council of Ministers has passed decisions on various draft bills at its regular meeting today after deliberating on the agendas. (AllAfrica)

Entertainment - the 13th Ethiopian International Film Festival to Kick Off

[Addis Standard] Organizers of the the Ethiopian International Film Festival (EARTHOPIAN) said the opening ceremony of the 13th edition of the festival will be held on the 24th of December 2018, at 5; 00 pm, at the VAMDAS Cinema. "The ceremony will be inaugurated by the Guest of Honor Nebiyu Bayeh, Head of the Addis Abeba Administration Culture and Tourism Bureau," organizers said. (AllAfrica)

PM Abiy Launches National Tax Revenue Movement

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has launched today the National Tax Revenue Movement that aimed at improving tax collection system of the country. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Premier Confers With Senior Sudanese Govt Officials

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen met with senior Sudanese government Officials including Prime Minister, First Vice President and Vice President on bilateral issues. (AllAfrica)

House Endorses Draft Bills to Establish Border, Identity Commission, Amend Defense Forces Proclamation

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The House of People's Representatives (HPR) approved a new draft bill aimed at amending and establishing a commission in charge of regional boundaries and identity related issues, which is accountable to Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed. (AllAfrica)

Commentary - Uncovering the Nextgen Carbon Market: Ethiopia in Perspective

[Addis Standard] Ambachew F. Admassie, for Addis Standard (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia's Torture Problem and the Court of Public Opinion

[HRW] Ethiopia's state broadcaster EBC aired a documentary this week, detailing numerous horrendous acts of torture carried out by security services in recent years. Many Ethiopians were shocked and outraged. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopian Airlines Inaugurates Flights to Manchester

[The Exchange] State-owned Ethiopian Airlines launched its first flight to Manchester on December 11, fulfilling its dream of expanding its international market. (AllAfrica)

German Firms Optimistic of Business, Economic Growth in Ethiopia

[The Exchange] The meteoric rise of Ethiopia has allured foreign companies into investing in the country's economy. (AllAfrica)

Nation Launches 'Ethiopia Iguide', Online Digital Investment Guide

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia iGuide, an online investment promotion developed in collaboration with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), was launched today. (AllAfrica)

Thousands Attend State Funeral of Former President Girma Woldegiorgis

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Thousands of mourners gathered in Addis Ababa to pay their final respects to former president Girma Woldgiorgis, who laid his body to rest today at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. (AllAfrica)

UNDP Urges Ethiopia's Economic Growth to Be Inclusive

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has urged Ethiopia to make its rapid economic growth inclusive and embrace significant part of the population. (AllAfrica)

Saudi Billionaire's Assets in Ethiopia Over U.S.$1.2 Billion

[Addis Fortune] Mohammed Al Amoudi's (Sheikh) vast assets in Ethiopia amount to only his second largest after those in Sweden, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. (AllAfrica)

Hosting World Press Freedom Day Signifies Recognition for Ethiopia's Reform - Media Experts

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The selection of Ethiopia to host the World Press Freedom Day signifies recognition for the ongoing sweeping reform in the country, media experts said. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia Appoints Ethio-Somali Diplomat Roble As Consul to Somaliland

[Dalsan Radio] Shamsudin Ahmed Roble is now the new Ethiopian consul to Somaliland, Radio Dalsan has learnt. (AllAfrica)

What Eritrea Can Learn By Looking Southward

[Addis Fortune] Eritrea's financial system, antiquated by any modern standards, speaks to the underdevelopment of the country. But the country would do better not to take the path Ethiopia took as it gradually opens up to the world, writes Ambessaw Assegued ( (AllAfrica)

Abiy Ahmed - Bringing a Touch of Madiba Magic to Ethiopia

[Daily Maverick] In 2018, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed became the youngest head of state in Africa, and one of the most talked-about in the world. In less than nine months, he's opened up the political space in Ethiopia, changed the geopolitics in the horn of Africa, and is a serious contender for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. (AllAfrica)