'Gets things done' "My observation of him when he gives interviews, he's not the kind of politician who is as articulate as [former Prime Minister] Meles Zenawi, who was a very gifted speaker and gifted debater," said Ethiopia watcher Woldemariam, adding that Debretsion had a reputation for competence and getting things done. "Debretsion is ... more of the quiet type behind the scenes who works very hard, extremely hard." … [Read more...] about Ethiopia: Who is Tigray’s leader Debretsion Gebremichael?
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NAIROBI: Ethiopia opened the doors on Friday for telecom operators wishing to secure two new telecom licences to submit their technical and financial bids.The Horn-of-Africa nation's telecoms industry is considered the big prize in a push to liberalise the economy because of a huge protected market, which serves more than 100 million people.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is pressing ahead with the auction of the new licences and the sale of a 45% stake in state monopoly Ethio Telecoms, in spite of a military conflict in the northern Tigray region."We have now arrived at a crucial moment," said Brook Taye, a senior adviser at the finance ministry.Firms have until March 5 to submit their bids, and the winning two will be announced within 14 days, said Eyob Tekalign Tolina, state minister at the ministry of finance.Winners will be given full operating licences in Ethiopia, but they will not be allowed to offer mobile phone-based financial services, Eyob said.They will also be required to set … [Read more...] about Ethiopia opens bidding for two new full service telecom licences
The unfinished home sits on 10 acres of lakefront property and will feature 11 kitchens, 30 bathrooms, 30-car garage, two-lane bowling alley, indoor rollerskating rink, three indoor pools, two outdoor pools, video arcade, ballroom, two-story movie theater modeled off the Paris Opera House, fitness center with 10,000-square-foot spa, yoga studios, 20,000-bottle wine cellar and an exotic fish aquarium. … [Read more...] about ‘Queen of Versailles’ Jackie Siegel says there’s still 18 MONTHS of construction to go on her mega-mansion after building work began 16 YEARS ago – and opens up about her daughter’s overdose death on what would have been her 24th birthday
His government has put senior Tigrayan officials on trial for crimes such as corruption, torture and murder — a move widely seen in the region as discrimination. … [Read more...] about Ethiopia: PM vows to protect Tigray civilians amid refugee warning
Abiy responded by announcing a military operation on the group, accusing it of attacking an army base on November 4. … [Read more...] about Ethiopia launches ‘final phase’ of Tigray offensive