Kenyan traders of “khat”, a stimulus quite common in East Africa, called for the expulsion of British troops and farmers and a boycott of U.K. products in retaliation to a planned ban on trade of the leaves.

Ethiopia Among the Post China 16

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:33 Published inBriefing

Ethiopia is identified as one of the four African countries in PC16 - Post China 16: countries best suited to succeed China as the world’s low-cost, export-oriented economic hub, according to a projection by stratford, a renowned geopolitical intelligence firm. The report indicates, the international system opens the door to low-wage countries with appropriate infrastructure and sufficient order to do business. Low-wage countries seize the opportunity and climb upon the escalator of the international system and development.

The Ministry of Education (MoE) will soon start classifying private schools in the country into different categories based on a package adopted in March 2013. Schools will be categorized from level 1 through level 5 based on standards included in the new package. The new document entitled National Schools Classification Package, is an extension of the quality education package that the Ministry introduced in 2006.

Ethiopian obtained USD 22 million

Sunday, 11 August 2013 04:40 Published inNews

Ethiopian Airlines has secured USD 22 million loan from the PTA Bank, the Eastern and Southern Africa Trade and Development Bank on Monday, September 9, 2012. The loan will go to financing the first phase of the Airlines housing project which aims to build 1,192 houses for its employees, according to Ethiopian CEO Tewelde Gebre-Mariam.

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