Ethiopian Airlines Group has joined hands with BGI Health Ethiopia, a subsidiary of China's biotech giant, the BGI Genomics Co., Ltd, to launch high-end COVID-19 testing laboratory at its main hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
The World Bank announced it has reached $2 billion in approved financing for the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for 17 developing countries.
The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is providing $40 million for anticipatory action in Ethiopia and Somalia to ensure that people get help before the situation turns into a devastating food security crisis.
So far, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has transported over 20 Million vaccines to more than 20 countries.
Ethiopia may produce less specialty coffee and more rather bland tasting varieties in the future.
Zemen Bank and Mastercard launch Ethiopia’s first contactless Platinum Mastercard Prepaid Travel Card
Zemen Mastercard prepaid travel cards will enable cardholders to use cards with either of the two major currencies, namely U.S. Dollars and Euros, based on their travel destination.
The World Bank approved a $500 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support Ethiopia’s goal of achieving universal electricity access by 2025.
To support the much needed skill transfer for cyber security abilities in Africa, Check Point Software Technologies has expanded its cyber security education and training across the continent through the Check Point Jump Start programme.
GA Telesis, LLC (“GAT”) has announced the delivery of its first 737-800SF (MSN 32903) passenger-to-freighter (“P2F”) conversion to Ethiopian Airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines is to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications and restart travel.
Ethiopian President Her Excellency Sahle-Worke Zewde has launched the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWSP) platform in Addis Ababa with a call on the country’s women to embrace it and use it to grow their businesses.
Businesses and entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe can apply for funding.
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC) for the implementation of the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel easier and safer amidst the COVID -19 pandemic.
New transmission infrastructure in Kenya and connecting into Ethiopia, there are great opportunities for the geothermal sector in Kenya and the region.
As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, FAO is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people.
Digital payments have become a very crucial service in Africa. Every day, millions of transactions are transacted across the continent leading to the rise of different payment technologies like Mpesa.
Digital payments company Visa has affirmed its commitment to expanding digital payments in Ethiopia at its inaugural Ethiopian Visa Payments Forum.
Ghanaian health tech startup mPharma has signed a franchise agreement with Belayab Pharmaceuticals to open Haltons Pharmacies in Ethiopia
AfDB approves $2.33m grant to support modernization of electronic payments infrastructure in Ethiopia
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a grant of $2.33 million to EthSwitch Share Company, an initiative led by National Bank of Ethiopia, for the modernization of its payments infrastructure.
Despite the setbacks from COVID19, the Africa’s digital economy is on track to expand in the coming years, transforming the way businesses and government functions with the potential to reach $180 billion by 2025.
COMESA and Ethiopia have signed a 5.6 million Euro sub-delegation agreement to improve coordinated border management, trade and transport facilitation at the Moyale and Galafi border posts. Moyale and Galafi borders link Ethiopia on one hand to Kenya and Djibouti on the other respectively.
Facebook is expanding of two initiatives focused on increasing transparency and controls on social issues, electoral, and political ads to more countries around the world, including Ethiopia and Kenya.
Following launches in Tunisia and Senegal, Ethiopia will be home to the third Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East.
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As a key driver of growth in the region, fintech has become a viable alternative to traditional banking in both urban and rural areas.
[Ethiopia] Private and public broadcasting associations respond to government’s call to migrate their channels
SES has announced that the Ethiosat platform is now broadcasting all channels of the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) exclusively.
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with UNICEF to help secure the transport of vaccines and other life-saving supplies worldwide.
The Ethiopia Communication Authority(ECA) has denied claims that it has shortlisted six firms selected to bid for one of two telco licenses in Ethiopia
The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, inaugurated the Bure Integrated Agro-Industrial Park (IAIP) in Amhara State.
Ethiopia is the latest destination to be awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp, following major steps implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism last year.
Startup studio 1888EC partners with Mastercard Foundation to create digital solutions for tourism sector in Ethiopia
Startup studio 1888EC announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to create Ethiopia's first travel and leisure platform aimed at creating digital solutions and job opportunities within the contry's tourism sector.
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Ethiopian Airlines and CemAir have started implementing an interline agreement which allows passengers enjoy seamless travel with a single ticket and lower cost between points within the carriers’ networks.
AstraZeneca Ethiopia has announced that it will work with The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and The Ethiopian Thoracic Society, as part of their new Africa PUMUA Initiative, aimed at redefining asthma care in Africa.
Siemens Gamesa signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), strengthening its leadership in Africa as the country begins to expand its green energy capacity.
Siemens Gamesa will deliver 29 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines to state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) for the Assela project; the 100 MW wind farm will help power over 400,000 Ethiopian households
Ethiopian Airlines-DHL and African Electronic Trade Group have partnered to transport historical parcels in the African Continental Free Trade Area.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has approved $300 million in new grants to transform education systems in the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Mozambique.
As of 1 January 2021, Ethiopian TV audiences will access the majority of their favourite Ethiopian TV channels exclusively on Ethiosat at 57 degrees East.
Global logistics and supply chain company CEVA Logistics continues to expand its presence in the African market with the strengthening of its presence in two countries through two joint ventures.
Moyale One Stop Border Point launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed
The Moyale One Stop Border Point (OSBP) has been launched in a colourful event officiated by H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta CGH President of the Republic of Kenya and H.E. Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister, the Federal Republic of Ethiopia at the Moyale border point which adjoins the two neighbouring nations.
WebSprix, an IT solutions and services provider in Ethiopia, has selected Cisco’s Routed Optical Networking solution set to launch in the first half of 2021.
Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics arms of Alibaba Group Holdings Limited, has announced its partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to launch a special cold chain air freight for the transportation of temperature-controlled medicines from Shenzhen Airport.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Cargo Network Operator in Africa, has launched Trans-Pacific routes, extending from Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage.
Over the last two decades, Ethiopia has registered fast economic growth which has led to significant national poverty reduction.
A study of plant DNA provides strong evidence that farmers in Ethiopia have widely adopted new, improved rust-resistant bread wheat varieties since 2014.
BringCom Incorporated, a provider of connectivity solutions in Africa, announced it has established a new partnership and interconnect agreement with Ethio Telecom.
Raxio Group has officially secured land at the ICT Park, in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, through its fully-owned subsidiary, Raxio Ethiopia, to construct country’s first private uptime certified Tier III colocation data centre.
GIZ GmbH has been working in Ethiopia on behalf of the Partnerships for Forest programme and together with smallholders organized in cooperatives, it is working on establishing forest coffee on the international market.
Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has committed $1.55 million in technical development for the Tulu Moye Geothermal Power Plant Project in Ethiopia.
During the launch of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Replenishment Period 2020-25, donors increased their contributions to achieve sustainable Development Goal 2 - a world with zero hunger.
Ethiopia government and International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) have launched a new US$305.7 million programme to help the most vulnerable farmers increase their resilience.
MultiChoice Group (MCG) has announced that its subsidiary SuperSport has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast Ethiopian Premier League matches.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, Largest Aviation Group in Africa announced it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 1st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021.
Gebeya, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, or We-Fi program, have signed a $500,000 advisory services agreement to implement the Digital Gender-Ethiopia Program.
With the easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Ethiopian announced it will restart scheduled commercial flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town as of 01 October 2020.
The U.S. administration has decided on a plan that entails the suspension of financial assistance for Ethiopia due to the country’s dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project.
The World Bank approved a $80 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to support the government of Ethiopia boost agricultural productivity and enhance market access for smallholder farmers.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have launched a cooperative project to enhance the digital ecosystem and build digital skills for women in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Pearl Dairy Farms is now exporting its range of milk powder products to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Sudan underpinned by the ratification of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
Ethiopia has received $14.85 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to boost its response to disruptions in education caused by COVID-19.
Ethiopia has joined the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, CABI, becoming its 50th member.
International events company dmg events, has acquired Addisbuild, the longest-running building and construction exhibition in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines unveils new passenger terminal at Bole International Airport with focus on biosafety
Ethiopian Airlines Group has completed a new passenger terminal at its hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport with emphasis on Bio Security and Bio Safety measures.
Kaspersky analysis has revealed that phishing attacks are becoming increasingly more targeted. A number of new tricks have also been found - from HR dismissal emails to attacks disguised as delivery notifications.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline has increased the frequency of its scheduled flights on its domestic destinations to meet the growing demand.
Long lasting environmental degradation, scarcity of water and grasslands are causing friction between host and refugee communities in the Dolo Ado woreda of the Somali region in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo operator, has partnered with RTS on Cargo Revenue Management and Pricing Solutions.
[Ethiopia] Bank of Abyssinia and visa launch e commerce acquiring business using cybersource payment technology
Bank of Abyssinia, BoA, has become the First Bank in Ethiopia to implement Visa CyberSource payment gateway to drive e-commerce acquiring business.
Eutelsat Communications and Strong Roots Ethiopia Broadcasting Service PLC have concluded a Master Service Agreement for a Ku capacity on a 36 MHz transponder on Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite.
Eutelsat Communications and CANAL+ have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for Ku capacity on EUTELSAT 7C to support the launch by CANAL+ of a premium DTH platform in Ethiopia.
Soil degradation and nutrient depletion have been serious threats to agricultural productivity and food security in Ethiopia.
Emirates will restore services to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from August 1. Other destinations include, Guangzhou (July 25), and Oslo (August 4), e
Radisson Hotel Group has added six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets.
The French Development Agency (AFD) has signed two grant agreements amounting to €20 million in support of the culture and agriculture sectors in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline resumed its service to Duala and Yaoundé in Cameroon, with services being initially available three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted €11.2 million to 4-year higher education partnerships to develop the capacity of distance learning at higher education institutions.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, is resuming service to Dubai further to the ending of the lock-down and its opening for leisure travelers
A funding shortfall of $158 million this year is threatening millions of people in Ethiopia who depend on food and nutrition assistance for their very survival, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns.
Smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia have embraced small-scale mechanization thanks to an innovative CIMMYT-led project, which is now drawing to a close.
Ethiopian Airlines has opened up its services to business and leisure travelers with programmes aimed at safeguarding their health and safety.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a three-year partnership in Ethiopia to support the Government in preventing acute malnutrition in children and mothers.
The President of Dangote Group said that despite the challenging economic situation in 2019, Dangote Cement was able to sustain 54,000 jobs in four African countries where the company has its operations.
Ethiopia has taken the lead in the implementation of Climate-Resilient Green Economy to protect itself from the adverse effects of climate change.
Proparco and Ethos Mezzanine Partners have announced a $22 million investment into Turaco, a holding company managed by 54 Capital PE Advisors, which holds a portfolio of FMCG assets in Ethiopia.
The African Development Bank has approved a $1.2 million grant to Ethiopia’s government to finance a feasibility study into a standard-gauge railway (SGR) link between Ethiopia and neighbouring Sudan.
AfDB's Board of Directors has approved a $1.2 million grant to Ethiopia's government to finance a feasibility study for construction of a standard-gauge railway (SGR) link between Ethiopia and neighbouring Sudan.
The EU has mobilised €3 million in emergency assistance to countries in East Africa that have been hit by heavy rainfall over the past weeks, triggering devastating landslides and floods.
The World Bank approved a financing of $63 million ($31.5 million grant and $31.5 million credit) from the International Development Association to help Ethiopia prevent and respond to the threat to livelihoods posed by the desert locust outbreak.
AfDB has welcomed a decision by CTF to extend a $10 million concessional senior loan for development of the 50 MW Tulu Moyo Geothermal Power Plant project in Ethiopia.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has welcomed a decision by the Trust Fund Committee of the Clean Technology Fund to extend a $10 million concessional senior loan the 50 MW Tulu Moyo Geothermal Power Plant project in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines has introduced a mobile app and chatbot-assisted shipment tracking service to elevate cargo customers’ experience.
Linking agriculture, rural electrification in Ethiopia could unlock $4 billion for national economy, RMI
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched a new report that shows how electricity can unlock billions of dollars in new value across six agricultural processing or small business opportunities in some of Ethiopia’s most important crops.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) received a donation of $10 million from the Russian Federation to support its operations in fighting against the Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa.
Falling visibility in three major African cities reveals air pollution has increased significantly over the last 45 years, leaving citizens facing further short-term increases in man-made pollution.
African Asset Finance Company receives $30 million from share offering to expand equipment leasing contracts in Africa
African Asset Finance Company Inc. has announced the final close of a $30 million redeemable preferred share offering, led by Roha II LP. The financing was completed in two equal tranches.
Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries.
Ethiopian has been deploying its massive cargo capacity to facilitate the flow of essential cargo such as medical supplies wherever they are needed, in response to the growing demand for air cargo services following the spread of COVID- 19.
Poverty reduction in Ethiopia continued despite adverse climatic conditions, with the share of the population below the national poverty line decreasing from 30% in 2010/11 to 24% in 2015/16, according to a new World Bank poverty assessment.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a $1.5 million emergency relief grant to assist nine countries in the East and Horn of Africa on the control of swarms of desert locusts.