Agency Tightens Grip to Integrate Nation’s Infrastructure Dev’t

[Addis Fortune] A new directive requires all infrastructure projects in the country to be registered and receive permits from the Federal Integrated Infrastructure Development Coordinating Agency (FIIDCA) before commencing groundwork.

[Addis Fortune] A new directive requires all infrastructure projects in the country to be registered and receive permits from the Federal Integrated Infrastructure Development Coordinating Agency (FIIDCA) before commencing groundwork.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Survivor’s Guide to Education System

[Addis Fortune] I took my exam like all the other hopeful Ethiopians eager to join higher learning institutions. I went to one of Ethiopia’s finest universities, Addis Abeba University (AAU). My four years at the school were educational, though not in …

[Addis Fortune] I took my exam like all the other hopeful Ethiopians eager to join higher learning institutions. I went to one of Ethiopia's finest universities, Addis Abeba University (AAU). My four years at the school were educational, though not in the ways I had hoped.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

New City Tax Authority Comes to Life

[Addis Fortune] The Addis Abeba main branch office of the Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA) has been raised to the level of an Authority. The city’s new body, which will be called Addis Abeba City Administration Revenues & Customs Authority, will answer to the Mayor of the city.

[Addis Fortune] The Addis Abeba main branch office of the Ethiopian Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA) has been raised to the level of an Authority. The city's new body, which will be called Addis Abeba City Administration Revenues & Customs Authority, will answer to the Mayor of the city.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Thousands Stranded As Night Travel Ban Bites

[Nairobi News] Hundreds of travellers were on Monday stranded as a transport hitch hit various parts of the country following Sunday’s ban on night bus travel by the National Transport and Safety Authority.

[Nairobi News] Hundreds of travellers were on Monday stranded as a transport hitch hit various parts of the country following Sunday's ban on night bus travel by the National Transport and Safety Authority.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Surviving Harsh Reality of Displacement

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia hosts the fifth largest refugee population in the world. For a developing country, recurrent droughts and conflicts put a massive economic strain. But more worrying is the internal displacement of people caused by inter-regiona…

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia hosts the fifth largest refugee population in the world. For a developing country, recurrent droughts and conflicts put a massive economic strain. But more worrying is the internal displacement of people caused by inter-regional disputes; the nation's capacity is bursting at the seams. What started as a dispute among few individuals took a turn for the worst forcing people to flee their hometown and seek refuge in camps. SAMSON BERHANE, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER, delves into the lives of the internally

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Uncharted Waters of Ethiopian Politics

[Addis Fortune] Democracy is that system of government which history found better suits society. But most African states – and some not – have lacked it even if leaders consistently promise that public officials are accountable to their constituents. E…

[Addis Fortune] Democracy is that system of government which history found better suits society. But most African states - and some not - have lacked it even if leaders consistently promise that public officials are accountable to their constituents. Ethiopia's situation does not fare better, and the last two years have not been particularly good to the country, where unrests across the nation have been consistent.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Kuwait Saga – Interpol Still After Suspect

[The Herald] The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) is still looking for employment agent James Tungamirai Maroodza (30) who is accused of recruiting Zimbabwean women and trafficking them to Kuwait. Maroodza is the only Zimbabwean on…

[The Herald] The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) is still looking for employment agent James Tungamirai Maroodza (30) who is accused of recruiting Zimbabwean women and trafficking them to Kuwait. Maroodza is the only Zimbabwean on Interpol's wanted list. According to the Interpol website, Maroodza, from Mt Darwin, is wanted for eight counts of human trafficking.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe