Ethiopia to bid for UNSC membership

Saturday 5th of December 2015 12:05:20 PM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

By Yonas Abiye…


Supreme Court rejects prosecution’s appeal to bar Andargachew Tsige from testifying

Saturday 5th of December 2015 11:56:01 AM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

The highest judicial organ found the prosecution’s appeal to be an interlocutory on which an appeal shall not be lodged. An appeal cannot be lodged on a court’s ruling regarding whether a certain witness should be allowed to testify or not, the court held.     The prosecution lodged an appeal after Federal High Court in July ordered the Addis Ababa Prison Administration to present Andargachew to testify on a case pending before it. The high court’s ruling followed a petition by defen…


Ambitious urban safety net looms to address five million destitute

Saturday 5th of December 2015 11:48:41 AM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

By Asrat Seyoum and Birhanu Fikade …


Council of Ministers to decide on site location of new international airport

Saturday 5th of December 2015 10:49:55 AM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

The French consulting firm that is working on the site selection, ADPI, has presented three sites in 100km radius from Addis Ababa to the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE). After evaluating the report EAE submitted the report to the Minister of Transport, Workneh Gebeyehu, two months ago. Reliable sources told The Reporter that the minister would soon submit the report to the Council of Ministers. Sources said the Council of Ministers will made final decision on the three proposed sites. The…


Draft bill proposes income tax exemptions for cooperatives

Saturday 5th of December 2015 10:35:05 AM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

The draft is an amendment to the existing Cooperative Societies Proclamation No. 147/1998 and its amendment proclamation of 402/2004.Under the section ‘Government assistance’ the draft bill entitles, among other incentives and supports, any cooperative society to be exempted from income tax.However, members will be required to pay tax on their dividends from participation and on share.The draft bill also entitles cooperatives to obtain land from to conduct their activities or services.The pr…


ATM glitch frustrates CBE customers, bank says ‘no panic’

Saturday 5th of December 2015 10:26:59 AM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

Customers received SMS confirmations of a successful transaction telling them that their accounts are debited although the ATM did not give out the cash.   However, their nerves are quickly tamed with another SMS confirmation with a message that their account is credited with the same amount of money they attempted to withdraw.  The problem, which has been observed since Sunday, has left some account holders without cash to do their shopping. CBE has acknowledged the issue and said that the…


China announces USD 60 bln, drought aid for Africa

Saturday 5th of December 2015 10:22:39 AM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

By Henok Reta…


Social Health Insurance to be applied

Saturday 5th of December 2015 10:19:46 AM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

By Neamin Ashenafi …


Nyala Insurance compensates drought victims

Saturday 5th of December 2015 10:17:40 AM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

By Kaleyesus Bekele …



Saturday 28th of November 2015 08:48:48 AM  |  The Reporter Ethiopia

By Asrat Seyoum and Zekarias Sintayehu “I personally believe that although the EPRDF has lots of successes, our focus should be in addressing its limitations. If we crave for too much praises for our achievements, we might run the risk of undermining the challenges we are facing. Click Here to read more  …