ETHIOPIA

First Lady Roman Tesfaye (front) visiting women undergoing entrepreneurship training

Microsoft, UNDP partner to support Ethiopian entrepreneurs

Microsoft has signed a collaborative agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under which Microsoft will provide training and mentorship services to 200,000 Ethiopian entrepreneurs. Read More

Aug. 14, 2014, 3:08 p.m.
MWH Global names Ethiopia Country ManagerMWH Global names Ethiopia Country Manager MWH Global has hired Moghes Ayalew Mekonen as the country manager for its operations in Ethiopia. 
April 10, 2014, 8:25 a.m.
SatLink chosen as global TV distribution partner for Ethiopian TV agency SatLink chosen as global TV distribution partner for Ethiopian TV agency SatLink Communications has been selected by the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) for the global ...
March 11, 2014, 12:53 p.m.
AUC on education: leave no one behindAUC on education: leave no one behind ICTs, infrastructure and collaboration must be employed to ensure that no country is left behind in ...
Jan. 20, 2014, 9:59 a.m.

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Thursday 12 Dec

African Union marks Science and Technology week

COMPUTING
Science and Technology is key for Africa’s socio-economic advancement, says the African Union.»
Thursday 5 Dec

Ethio telecom moves to next phase of expansion

TELECOMS
Ethio telecom reports that it has concluded the task of telecoms vendor allocation and is now proceeding to implement its network expansion project.»
Tuesday 3 Dec

New Climate Innovation Centre in Ethiopia

INNOVATIONS
Ethiopia is set to reap the rewards of a new initiative to help local businesses develop and deploy climate friendly technologies that will create thousands of new green jobs. »
Friday 29 Nov

Ethiopia approves 3 new solar projects

GOVERNMENT
Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has approved a 300 Megawatt solar project in partnership with two US firms.»
Saturday 9 Nov

Kaberuka named African of the Year

BUSINESS
African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka has been named 2013 African of the Year.»
Saturday 14 Sep

Joint initiative to boost youth employment in Africa

GOVERNMENT
A Declaration of Intent on youth job creation has been signed at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.»
Monday 9 Sep

AUC launches AU Agenda 2063 website

GOVERNMENT
The African Union has officially launched the Agenda 2063 website, aiming to highlight a common vision for the African continent.»
Thursday 5 Sep

IBM develops plan to enhance Ethiopia’s trade and streamline governance

GOVERNMENT
IBM experts have recommended strategies for strengthening Ethiopia's livestock industry - the primary source of income for the majority of citizens - and making government more efficient.»
Sunday 1 Sep

African space working group meets on strategy

DEVELOPMENT
Africa’s Space Working Group has agreed on a draft African Space Policy and a framework for developing a draft Space Strategy.»
Tuesday 30 Jul

Ethiopia’s USD1.6bn mobile expansion programme set to begin

GOVERNMENT
The Ethiopian government is finalising its mobile infrastructure expansion deals with Huawei and ZTE.»
Wednesday 17 Jul

Ethiopia to stage regional Banking and ICT conference

BUSINESS
A major continent-wide conference on banking and ICT will be held in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa on 2 August.»
Tuesday 11 Jun

Ethiopian Airline to support Banking and ICT Summit 2013

SECURITY
The Ethiopian Airline has confirmed its sponsorship of the Ethiopian Banking and ICT Summit 2013, to be held in Addis Ababa in August. »
Monday 3 Jun

Ethiopia set to sign telecoms expansion deal

GOVERNMENT
Ethiopia looks likely to sign a deal with ZTE and Huawei in the next few weeks, on a major mobile infrastructure expansion project.»
Sunday 26 May

African leaders urge development, education for Africa’s ‘new dawn’

GOVERNMENT
African leaders meeting in Ethiopia to mark the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU) have urged a focus on education, technology, infrastructure development and integration.»
Friday 24 May

OAU marks golden anniversary

GOVERNMENT
African leaders are heading to Addis Ababa for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the OAU.»
Saturday 18 May

Being Pan-African symposium underway

GOVERNMENT
Leading intellectuals from Africa and the African Diaspora are convening in Ethiopia for the African Union symposium “Being Pan-African.” »

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