The Global Center on Adaptation to help smallholder farmers in Ethiopia adapt to enhance food security
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) announced that it is providing technical advisory support to a new World Bank’s investment project in Ethiopia.
The largest public health partnership between a global philanthropic organization and an African institution – has proven to be catalytic.
Ethiopia officially launches a new digital platform that provides public health emergency-related information
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the Mastercard Foundation launched a digital service that will provide sustainable public health emergency information to the public in five different languages.
The recent decision by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to open an office serving the East and Southern African regions is a pointer to the crucial role farmers play in the region play in the East African, continental and global food systems.
The launch of FSD Ethiopia and partnerships with Ethiopia Investments Holding will enhance efforts to deliver beneficial development and financial outcomes for a stronger more resilient national economy.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Region bets on $91.5 million budget to drive economic integration
This week, the East African Community has tabled before the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) the budget estimates for the 2022/2023 Financial Year totaling $91.5 million.
Chennai will join the vast Ethiopian network as a fourth destination in India after New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Ethiopian started its service to India with a debut flight to New Delhi in 1966, just 20 years after the airline was founded.
The African Development Bank has signed an $830,000 technical assistance grant agreement to improve climate resilience for communities and ecosystems in line to support the Ethiopian Government.
FSD Ethiopia was officially launched with funding from UKAid and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FSD Ethiopia will build on FSD Africa’s initial efforts to strengthen the country’s financial sector.
Eye care nonprofit Orbis announced the launch of a virtual Flying Eye Hospital program that will provide tailored training to eye care professionals in Ethiopia on treating glaucoma and cataract.
Safaricom is set to launch commercial operations in Ethiopia within the year. Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa confirmed this while releasing the telco’s Full Year 2021/2022 results released last week.
Seven national organizations and institutions signed exclusive business partnership agreements with Ethio Telecom to distribute Telecom products and services
Ethiopian state-owned operator Ethio Telecom has launched its first 5G base stations in the nation's capital, Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom has announced a loyalty program it dubbed "Ashamtele", said to enable Ethio Telecom's customers be rewarded for using its services.
Severe drought conditions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could result in over 20 million people across the region needing emergency food assistance in 2022, which would be a 70% increase when compared to the severe drought in 2016 and 2017.
Donors pledged $1.39 billion for humanitarian and development response to the drought in the Horn of Africa that has left more than 15 million people severely food insecure across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
Ethiopian Airlines, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association have signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services.
Ethiopian, UTD Aviation Solutions and AFRAA sign MoU to re-establish African aviation renaissance in MRO services
Ethiopian Airlines MRO, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services in pursuance to the The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI).
Ethiopia’s Amhara Bank has signed an agreement with Ethio Telecom to use the incumbent operator’s data centres to improve service to customers.
The airline announced the recommencement of after it halted operations for two years due to the pandemic. Ethiopian operated its first flight services to Bengaluru in October 2019.
Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), launched the Ethiopian Chamber Digital Service (ECDS), a digital system that enables the chamber to provide its services online to its members, the business community and the public at large.
Ethiopia has earned $2.52 billion from eight-month exports, the Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration related
Impacts of Ukraine conflict on food security already being felt in the Near East North Africa region
As the war continues to rage in Ukraine, impacts of rising food prices and shortages of staple crops are already being felt in the Near East and North Africa region and spreading to the world’s most vulnerable countries, including in the Horn of Africa, warns IFAD.
The Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Mesfin Tasew Bekele, as Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group.
AGRA and AIM for Climate announced partnership to accelerate investments for climate-smart agriculture
The Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) and Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) announced partnership to accelerate investments and support for climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation.
Safaricom, the newest telecom operator in Ethiopia, has signed a five-year lease agreement with state-owned power utility to share dark fiber-optic infrastructure in the Horn of African nation, the first infrastructure deal with Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines has signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly commence sea-air multimodal transportation with International Djibouti Industrial Park Operation (IDIPO) and Air Djibouti for an expeditious transportation of goods to Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines and its longstanding partner Boeing, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intent to purchase five 777-8 Freighters.
Small scale trade along the Kenya- Ethiopia border is poised to thrive following bilateral negotiations between the two parties to agree on a Common List of products to be traded under the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR).
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Mobile payments and financial services company Paga Group has partnered with the Bank of Abyssinia, amid regulatory approval from the National Bank of Ethiopia to launch its online payment gateway in the country.
Safaricom Ethiopia has selected multi-cloud services provider VMware as its Telco Cloud Platform partner.
While analysing the threat landscape of African countries, Kaspersky experts saw a steady decline in attacks on mobile devices in the region, as cybercriminals consolidated their efforts to focus on more complicated, dangerous and profitable threats instead.
East Africa financial institutions are betting on tech to boost their offerings, grow their customers’ portfolio and stay afloat in a competitive market.
Dashen Bank, a private bank in Ethiopia, has extended its strategic partnership with CR2, as it accelerates its branch transformation programme, a key pillar of its overall digital transformation.
Ethiopian telecommunication company Ethio Telecom partnered with Subex for a new business assurance solution using the enterprise AI platform, HyperSense.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: What EU’s lifting of financial sanctions on Burundi means for EAC
The EU made the decision in the wake of deteriorating political situation occasioned by a disputed presidential election in 2015.
The Horn of Africa is experiencing the driest conditions recorded since 1981, with severe drought leaving an estimated 13 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia facing severe hunger in the first quarter of this year.
Emirates resumed its passenger operations between Dubai and five African countries, offering customers more choice, superior value and enhanced connectivity to and through Dubai.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the 55-nation African Union (AU) agreed to renew and deepen their cooperation on the peaceful uses of nuclear technology to help address climate change, disease detection and treatment, food security and other development challenges in Africa.
An increase in submarine cable activities and fiber connectivity is attracting more investments in East Africa while opening up the region to the world.
Submarine cable investment and fiber connectivity to attract more data center investments in Africa, report
The data center market in Africa is attracting significant investments in recent years, led by South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
As the East African Community, EAC, member states eye innovative ways of deepening integration and trading more with each other, the bloc and individual countries are putting in place mechanisms, policies and legislation that seek to address longstanding hiccups that have put the brakes on seamless regional trade.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest network operator has launched a new feature that enables customers to make online reservations for their cargo.
Ethiopian Airlines plans to resume flying Boeing 737 MAX planes on its fleet in February 2022, saying it was satisfied with their safety.
Commercial banks are instructed to lend 12 billion birr from their reserves put at the National Bank of Ethiopia for players in the coffee industry across Ethiopia.
As the internet increasingly redefines human relations and penetration takes shape across Africa, the East African region is tapping into the numerous benefits that comes with connectivity.
UNESCO and Huawei announced the launch of the implementations phase of the Technology-Enabled Open Schools for All (TeOSS) project in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Egypt.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, announced it has finalized preparations for the launch of Zambia’s National Carrier in a joint venture with Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
Africa’s business accelerator GrowthAfrica has kicked off a circular economy focused accelerator programme targeting innovative ventures across Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.
At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopian Airlines to help the airline bring cost savings to its maintenance operations with Boeing's 787 landing gear exchange program.
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Ethiopian Airlines partners with Aero HygenX for deployment of autonomous UV-C disinfecting solution
Ethiopian Airlines and Aero HygenX signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a plan for fleetwide deployment and regional marketing of Aero HygenX’s autonomous UV-C light disinfecting robot.
With the interline agreements between the two carriers, passengers can book through their itineraries on both airlines easily. The partnership attracts more customers providing ease of connectivity to their destinations served by both Ethiopian and Airlink.
The flights are operated on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Ethiopian is one of the oldest carriers flying to Nigeria and has been serving the country since 1960, strengthening trade, cultural and tourism ties between Nigeria and the rest of the world.
Ethiopian Airlines has signed Codeshare and Interline Agreement with AccessRail to widen connectivity options for its passengers destined to Western Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavian, Japan and Canada.
Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI), announced finalizing terms to deliver 3 wheeled electric vehicles (EV) into the taxi market in Ethiopia.
Pangea Trust has opened applications for its Startup Connect Programme, to increase the deployment of diaspora remittances and networks to provide investment capital to MSMEs and startups in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has committed to provide $500 Million to support Ethiopian commercial banks through the Afreximbank Trade Facilitation (AfTRAF) Programme.
AfDB, partners unveil initiative to secure climate-resilient water and sanitation services in five African countries
AfDB, in partnership with the Nordic Development Fund and the Government of Denmark will roll-out a program to strengthen access to climate-resilient water and sanitation resources in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger and Somalia.
African Asset Finance Company (AAFC), a US-based non-bank financial and equipment leasing firm, announced the appointment of Fregenet Getachew Desta as Acting CEO of Ethio Lease.
Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC on Friday launched a countrywide staff recruitment drive ahead of its commercial launch.
Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new digital option dubbed My Sheba Space, to enable economy class travelers purchase one or more empty seats on board to get extra space and relax.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received $1.2 million from the Republic of Korea to provide humanitarian activities for food crisis in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Madagascar, South Sudan and Burkina Faso.
Ethiopian Airlines Group and the Boeing company have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on positioning Ethiopia as an aviation hub for Africa.
Ethiopian Airline establishes passenger to freighter conversion site in its Addis Ababa HUB MRO Center
Ethiopian Airlines Group, an aviation group in Africa, has established a global standard cargo Conversion program to convert the B-767-300 ER to dedicated freighter services in partnership agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries
With the support of Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), African girl coders are taking the lead in ensuring gender equity and balance in technology on the continent, a field majorly dominated by their male counterparts.
This strategic collaboration will enable TerraPay’s network partners in key global corridors such as USA, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia to make instant, secure and low cost cross border money transfers to all bank accounts in Ethiopia.
Blayne Tesfaye is an Ethiopian-American entrepreneur committed to creating affordable, nutritious and natural snacks for the Ethiopian and African food community through her snack bars, made locally by Ethiopian women.
SITA has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport (ADD).
Safaricom shareholders have given their nod for the setting up and incorporation of the Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC, the company that will begin operation in Ethiopia by next year.
The COMESA Secretariat and the Government of Djibouti have signed an agreement that sub-delegates the implementation of coordinated border management activities at the Galafi border post, on the Djibouti- Ethiopia border.
SITA has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport (ADD).
Analysis released by Action Against Hunger, a nonprofit leader in hunger prevention and treatment, show that up to 400,000 women, men and children in Tigray, Ethiopia are now facing acute food insecurity.
AfDB and Ethiopia sign $118 million to support agro industrial park, youth employment and power interconnection
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Government of Ethiopia have signed two separate grant agreements for new projects to boost youth employment and electricity trade between Ethiopia and Djibouti.
The Ethiopian chat-bot, dubbed “Lucy” is equipped with various self-service features that will enable passengers to easily process their travel needs.
The TMEA-AFD project will focus on the Djibouti corridor as the main artery of trade for Ethiopia, whilst also supporting more inclusive trade between Djibouti and Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services and Liege Airport announced they have renewed their long standing partnership agreement until 2026.
African Development Fund extends $83.6 million in grants to boost Ethiopia-Djibouti electricity trade
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved two grants worth $83.6 million to boost cross-border trade in electricity between Ethiopia and Djibouti and to deepen integration in the Horn of Africa sub-region.
The Global Partnership for Ethiopia (GPE) on Monday appointed Mr. Anwar Soussa as the Managing Director (MD) of the Operating Company in Ethiopia, effective 1st July 2021.
DP World, the provider of integrated logistics solutions, and the Government of Somaliland inaugurated the new container terminal at Berbera Port, following completion of the first phase of the port’s expansion.
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These are the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This initiative is led by the African Union through the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC).
Gabeya, the Pan-African source for freelance professional talent, has expanded its revamped marketplace, the first of its kind in terms of reach in Africa.
Telcoin, a blockchain-powered fintech disrupting the $700 billion international remittance industry, has extended its digital money transfer service to 23 additional mobile money platforms in 16 countries.
Ministry of Innovation and Technology partners with Internet Society to advance digital economy in Ethiopia
The Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT) of Ethiopia and the Internet Society announced a new collaboration that will help advance the digital economy and drive economic transformation.
This means that, the border regulatory officials clearing traffic, cargo and persons from both Ethiopia and Kenya will now physically relocate and sit side by side on either side of the border.
The company has so far drilled 29 metres against a possible maximum of 3,000 metres, further entrenching KenGen’s foothold in the Horn of Africa as a leader in geothermal energy production.
EthioChicken currently operates eight poultry farms and four hatcheries, which produce and supply young chicken for households in rural Ethiopia.
Micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and cooperatives who play an important role in creating jobs and sustaining livelihoods in rural areas are also facing the challenges due to the pandemic.
The MultiChoice Group and the MultiChoice Talent Factory are proud to celebrate the love of African cinema with the Colours of Africa film series.
Ethiopia’s telecommunications regulator has awarded an operating licence to a consortium led by Kenya’s Safaricom and Japan's Sumitomo
Fintech firm Flutterwave has partnered with Ethiopia’s mobile Digital Wallet platform, Amole, to facilitate money transfer into Ethiopia
Ethio Telecom has launched a Tier III-ready modular data centre in Ethiopia. Powered by Huawei, the data center is located in the Gola Sefer district of the capital, Addis Ababa.
The Tigray Region toll-free call center 6244 was reactivated with the hope to an expanded scope and will provide health information on a wide range of health issues ranging from COVID-19 to diseases such as malaria, measles, cholera and meningitis.
DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, a joint venture company by DHL Global Forwarding (DHL) and Ethiopian Airlines, has appointed Silvio Weiland as general manager to oversee the strategic direction of the business in the country.
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The African Development Fund has approved a grant of $31.2 million to the Government of Ethiopia to increase access to multi-sectoral nutritional services for children under-five years, by boosting access to services for improved health.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAIN has launched the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network, SBN, to support small and medium-sized entrepreneurs involved in Ethiopia’s food sector.
MTN Group confirms that it is participating with equity partners in a bid for a telecoms licence in Ethiopia, Africa’s second most-populous country which represents the last and largest telco liberalisation opportunity in the world.