Ethiopians raise over 12.3 bln birr for GERD: Minister

Addis Ababa, January 3, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopians at home and abroad have raised more than 12.3 billion birr for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project. Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Dr Engineer Seleshi Bekele today briefed members of the Ethiopian parliament about the current status of the project….

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Ethiopia pardons 530 inmates

Addis Ababa, January 2, 2019 (FBC) – The Government of Ethiopia has granted pardon for 530 inmates in connection with the upcoming Christmas. Ethiopia will observe Christmas holiday on Monday, 7 January, 2019. In a press conference today, Zinabu Tunu, public relations head of the Federal Attorney General office, said…

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Addis Ababa city council begins regular session

Addis Ababa, January 3, 2019 (FBC) –The Addis Ababa city administration council has begun its regular session today. The council will review 6-month performance report of the administration. Deputy mayor of Addis Ababa city, Engineer Takele Uma is currently presenting a report to the council. He said 67,634 condominium houses…

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12 people killed after boat capsizes in Lank Tana

Addis Ababa, January 1, 2019 (FBC) –All 12 people were killed after a boat capsized in Lank Tana, Amhara regional state yesterday. The boat overturned while it was taking 12 passengers from a place called Sekelet in Bahirdar Zuria woreda to Deke island, according to Lake Tana transport enterprise. One…

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