Ethiopian News



Russian company to embark on oil exploration project in Ethiopia

The Russian company that recently signed an agreement with the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines, GPB Global Resources, is to embark on oil exploration project in the Afar Regional State. GPB has put up an international tender inviting companies for the provision of airborne geophysical surveys in its concession. A US company, Bell Geospace, won the contract for the provision of airborne Full Tensor Gradiometry (FTG) and magnetic surveys in the Gewane-El Wiha Block. FTG and magnetic surveys enable companies to design seismic surveys and exploration well drillings. In a statement issued on Thursday, John Macfarlane, general manager o...



Ethiopian Difret film banned again

The widely acclaimed movie about a girl who murdered her abductor ‘Difret’ has been banned again; The Reporter writes. The movie was banned previously about two months ago at its premier at the National Theatre by the court order following the allegation filed by the woman on whom the film’s story revolves, Aberash Bekele. The film has been on the screen after the ban is revoked following the agreement between the film’s owner and Aberash. The second ban on the movie is due to a charge filed on the movie and its producer by the inheritors of a defendant lawyer, Etagegnehu Lemessa, who stood for Aberash years ago. In the charge do...



Ethiopia to generate 300 MW solar energy

The Ethiopian Electric Power headed by Engineer Azeb Asnake signed on Oct.14 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a US-based company Green Technology Africa Inc. (GTA) to generate 300 megawatts of solar energy. The partnership signifies the collaboration of the government and the private sector which aims at supporting Ethiopia’s green development strategies with the underlined expectations and demands of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), Dereje Mesfin, CEO GTA Inc, told The Reporter. The CEO also told The Reporter that based on the signed MoU GTA had agreed to deliver 300 megawatts of solar generated photovoltaic sys...



Genzebe Dibaba nominated for top athletics award

Genzebe Dibaba is among three women to make the shortlist for the World Athlete of the Year Award given by the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Ethiopian track star has enjoyed an outstanding year, setting three indoor world records for the 1500m, 3000m and 2 miles within 15 days in February. She then won gold over 3000m at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Sopot, Poland. Genzebe, 23, is joined on the shortlist by New Zealands Valerie Adams, who won Commonwealth and World Indoor titles at shot-put and extended her unbeaten run to 56 competitions. The third contender for the womens prize is Dafne S...



Nine opposition parties to cooperate for upcoming Ethiopian Election

Nine opposition parties have formed a platform for cooperation to stand together in the upcoming election and, in the long run, to create a platform where the parties can work together to ensure the existence of free, fair, participatory and credible elections, to expand the political space and to work on issues related to human and democratic rights of citizens. The cooperation between these parties was disclosed on October 22 at the offices of the Semayawi Party (Blue) and, according to the statement given by the organizers of the cooperation, Yilikal Getnet (Eng.) of Semaywi Party and Girma Bekele of the Omo Peoples Democratic Unity we...



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