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Phase 1 Exploration At Ethiopia Potash Project Completed

Published on: Mon, 2014-01-13 00:00

The Phase 1 exploration programme for the Danakil potash project, in Ethiopia, has been completed, with a National Instrument (NI) 43-101-compliant mineral resource estimate expected to be completed within the first quarter of this year, after which a full scoping study would be done, Aim-listed Premier African Minerals said on Friday, miningweekly.com reported.

Electronic System To Replace Plastic MobileTop-Up Cards

Published on: Sun, 2014-01-12 00:00

Kifiya Financial Technology Plc (KFT) is working with ethio-telecom to introduce an electronic airtime distribution service. This will be designed to be a cheaper replacement of the existing scratch cards used for prepaid mobile customers, Fortune reported.

Ethiopian Red Cross Fundraising For Half Billion Birr Headquarters

Published on: Sun, 2014-01-12 00:00

The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) is looking to raise 27 million Br in a year’s time for the construction of its new multipurpose headquarters, through the “One Birr for Humanity” fundraising project, Fortune reported.

New Water Services Institution Developed To Tackle Multi-Dimensional Tasks

Published on: Sun, 2014-01-12 00:00

The Ethiopian water sector is soon to see the establishment of the Ethiopian Water Development Engineering Service. This will replace the Federal Water Works Design and Supervision Enterprise (WWDSE), in two months of time, Fortune reported.

University Constructing Referral Hospital

Published on: Sun, 2014-01-12 00:00

The University of Gondar is constructing 1,000-bed referral hospital, expected to be inaugurated next June, at a cost of over 350 million birr. Upon completion, it will benefit over five million people in Gondar town and its environs, University President Prof. Mengesha Admasu said, EH reported.

Investment Agency Invites Local Manufacturing Companies Into Industrial Zones

Published on: Sun, 2014-01-12 00:00

The Addis Abeba Investment Agency (AAIA) is inviting local investors in the manufacturing sector to work on the 330ha of land it has allotted in the Nefas Silk Lafto and Akaki Kaliti districts.

Tullow To Start Mobilization To Chew Bahir

Published on: Sat, 2014-01-11 00:00

The British Oil company that is prospecting for oil in Southern Ethiopia, Tullow Oil, is to start mobilization to Chew Bair basin at the end of this month, The Reporter reported.

Telecom Deal By ZTE, Huawei In Ethiopia Faces Criticism

Published on: Sat, 2014-01-11 00:00

Lake Wenchi, Ethiopia—In the green highlands here southwest of Addis Ababa, farmers like Darara Baysa are proud owners of cellphones that run on a network built by China's ZTE Corp.

Alemayehu Tegenu: Construction Of GERD On High Speed

Published on: Sat, 2014-01-11 00:00

The FDRE Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu said the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is on high speed, quite opposite to the deliberately deceptive story that some top officials of Egypt were quoted saying- “the construction of the dam is facing finance and technical problems”, FBC reported.

Ethiopia Forges Ahead With Dam Construction Despite Stall In Nile talks

Published on: Fri, 2014-01-10 00:00

A recent deadlock in tripartite talks between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt will have no impact on the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy said, WIC reported.


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