Power – the Bare Essential

[Addis Fortune] Sitting forlornly at the local barber shop, for the occasional trim, I noticed a sign written in Amharic right above one of the numerous mirrors. Roughly translated into English, it reads “We now give services using generators.” Right n…

[Addis Fortune] Sitting forlornly at the local barber shop, for the occasional trim, I noticed a sign written in Amharic right above one of the numerous mirrors. Roughly translated into English, it reads "We now give services using generators." Right next to these printed words, a small handwritten notice informs customers that when generators are in use, the service charge will be five Ethiopian Birr more. To an outsider, the sign is probably unintelligible. For a native, all but a small price to pay for frequent power o

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Consolidate

[Addis Fortune] With its multi-sectoral interventions, the large multinational digital-industrial company General Electric (GE) has introduced its country office to consolidate its businesses on May 18, 2017. Mulatu Teshome (PhD), president of Ethiopia…

[Addis Fortune] With its multi-sectoral interventions, the large multinational digital-industrial company General Electric (GE) has introduced its country office to consolidate its businesses on May 18, 2017. Mulatu Teshome (PhD), president of Ethiopia (centre), Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa , and Daniel Hailu, CEO of GE Ethiopia inaugurated the new country office. GE has two decades of business ties with state giants like Ethiopian Airlines, which uses aircraft engines fabricated by the Company, and Ethiopi

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Iconic Ethio-Cuba Park Gets Facelift

[Addis Fortune] Addis Abeba City Administration is revamping one of the city’s landmarks, Ethio-Cuba Friendship Memorial Park, in two phases with a 36.4 million Br overhaul. The park, which dates back to the 1970s, has been refurbished by the administr…

[Addis Fortune] Addis Abeba City Administration is revamping one of the city's landmarks, Ethio-Cuba Friendship Memorial Park, in two phases with a 36.4 million Br overhaul. The park, which dates back to the 1970s, has been refurbished by the administration to make it more accessible to the public.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

De Villiers Returns for England Series Opener

[News24Wire] AB de Villiers returns to captain the Proteas in the first One-Day International (ODI) against England at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday. De Villiers missed the two warm-up matches due to a respiratory tract infection, but has made a sat…

[News24Wire] AB de Villiers returns to captain the Proteas in the first One-Day International (ODI) against England at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday. De Villiers missed the two warm-up matches due to a respiratory tract infection, but has made a satisfactory recovery for the series-opener.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Political Trust – Key for Overall Well-Being

[Addis Fortune] Do citizens trust the Ethiopian government? Ask a rational person this question, and their answer would probably be something like ‘yes and no’ or ‘well, it depends’. Perhaps trying to answer such broad a question is apparently futile s…

[Addis Fortune] Do citizens trust the Ethiopian government? Ask a rational person this question, and their answer would probably be something like 'yes and no' or 'well, it depends'. Perhaps trying to answer such broad a question is apparently futile since, first of all, not all citizens will trust their governments.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Judgment Execution, Another Nightmare for Justice Seekers

[Addis Fortune] If someone once won a civil legal case, which that person had been fighting in courts, and was assured that this person is the winner of the civil case, it does not mean the case is concluded. And a judgment creditor will not be deliver…

[Addis Fortune] If someone once won a civil legal case, which that person had been fighting in courts, and was assured that this person is the winner of the civil case, it does not mean the case is concluded. And a judgment creditor will not be delivered with the property or the money which the court ruled for him/her.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

‘Eerie, Ominous Feeling’ in Manchester After Attack

[News24Wire] South Africans living in Manchester have described the shock and disbelief that has gripped the city following the deadly bombing at a concert on Monday evening.

[News24Wire] South Africans living in Manchester have described the shock and disbelief that has gripped the city following the deadly bombing at a concert on Monday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Police, Investigative Directorate Standoff ‘Worrisome’ – Minister

[News24Wire] Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has admitted the relationship breakdown between the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) and the police, which was on display in Parliament last week, was “worrisome”.

[News24Wire] Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has admitted the relationship breakdown between the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) and the police, which was on display in Parliament last week, was "worrisome".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa