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Ethiopia: Corporation to Enable Investors to Obtain One-Stop Govt Services at Industrial Parks

Providing one-stop services to investors makes them more competitive and productive.   The Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) said that it has set up a new regulation to enable investors obtain one-stop government services in industrial parks.   The draft regulation was tabled yesterday for discussion with concerned sector administration representatives.   On the occasion, Commissioner Fitsum Arega said that the regulation would help investors to be.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd February 2017

Ethiopia: FDI Rises Despite State of Emergency

Some twenty-five years back, Ethiopia had rarely been attracting the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) since the market was largely dominated by command economy.   Tribute to the viable economic policies of the current government and its engagement to make the country a destination for foreign-owned businesses, the annual FDI inflow to Ethiopia has reached 2.2 billion USD in the 2015/16 fiscal year.   While the figure placed Ethiopia among the leading FDI destinations in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd February 2017

Ethiopia: Finland to Help Increase Access to Quality Education Across Ethiopia

Education Ministry said Finland would work jointly with the ministry in increasing access to quality education across the country.   This was disclosed during a day-long seminar in connection with the centennial anniversary of the Finish State Independence organized by the Finland Embassy here yesterday.   Opening the seminar, Education Minister Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam said the existing extensive education cooperation between the two countries has been implemented.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd February 2017

Ethiopia, UAE Look to Advance Bilateral Ties, Boost Trade and Investment

Ethiopia's ties with Gulf countries is gaining momentum   Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are desirous of strengthening their bilateral ties in economic and investment frontiers.   Special Advisor to Ethiopian Prime Minister Amb. Berhane Gebre-Christos and UAE's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks on ways of enhancing the Ethio-UAE bilateral ties on Monday at the sidelines of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd February 2017

Ethiopia: The Many Benefits of GERD

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) possesses an invaluable and multi-faceted values and benefits to the peoples of Ethiopia. We may categorize those values and benefits in economic, social and political terms. The economic values are magnanimous. GERD can generate immense amount of hydro-power that can be sold here at home to each villages, towns and cities and abroad to different countries and hence can generate billions of dollars in hard currency and in Birr. This can be.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd February 2017

Ethiopian Diaspora Raises Over $2 Million for GERD Construction

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Ethiopian Diaspora Community in different parts of the world raised 2,101,000 USD to back the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).   In a press briefing Friday, Ministry Spokesperson Tewolde Mulgeta said the contribution was made during the last six months in the form of bond purchases, donation and other funding mechanisms.   Tewolde added that the ministry met 199 times over the last six months.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd February 2017

Tanzania: Rural Women Champion Solar Energy in Villages

For six years now, Esupat Loseku has known the joy of an income outside of livestock sales. The 29-year-old mother of six installs solar power systems and builds cookstoves in Enguiki village and its environs in northern Tanzania.   In a week, Ms Esupat can serve four homes or even more, charging Tsh25,000 ($11) in her village and Tsh95,000 ($42) elsewhere.   "People come to us inquiring about solar because they have seen it work well at their neighbour's home or.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st February 2017

Rwanda: Education Institutions Need to Find Solutions to Country's Energy Needs - Minister

The State Minister in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Thursdaycalled on TVET institutions to partake in finding solutions to the country's energy deficit by producing graduates with the requisite skills to help address the current shortage.   He was speaking at Tumba College of Technology during a graduation ceremony for some 358 students who completed their studies in different courses, including alternative energy, information technology,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st February 2017

Rwanda: Education Institutions Need to Find Solutions to Country's Energy Needs - Minister

The State Minister in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Thursdaycalled on TVET institutions to partake in finding solutions to the country's energy deficit by producing graduates with the requisite skills to help address the current shortage.   He was speaking at Tumba College of Technology during a graduation ceremony for some 358 students who completed their studies in different courses, including alternative energy, information technology,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st February 2017

Rwanda Gets $38 Million Solar Project, Largest in East Africa

Rwanda has done it again; Ignite Power is the largest solar financing company in Rwanda. Rwanda citizens now have the most Affordable Solar Home Systems in Africa, 30% more affordable than Kenya, 40-70% more affordable than any comparable product in Rwanda. IGNITE POWER has the fastest scale up in Africa with a connection rate of close to 250 homes (1,500 people) per day in Rwanda. Rwanda is leapfrogging into the future of energy with such initiatives.   Rwanda is not.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st February 2017

Rwanda: UN Launches New Scheme to Empower Rural Women

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new initiative to support and empower rural women across the country.   The organisation last week launched the second phase of Rural Women Economic Empowerment (RWEE) project to help accelerate economic empowerment for women.   The $400,000 (about Rwf330m) project is a programme implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st February 2017

Tanzania: Opposition Asks for Increased Agri Budget to Combat Food Shortage

Dar es Salaam — The opposition Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT-Wazalendo) yesterday advised the government to increase the budget for agriculture inputs and irrigation projects to combat food shortages in the country.   The party faulted the government for slashing agricultural input subsidy from Sh78 billion in 2015/16 to Sh10 billion in the current financial year.   ACT-Wazalendo Secretary for Social Development Janeth Rithe told journalists that the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 21st February 2017



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