The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) has announced that it has started offering interest-free mortgage loans to non-resident Ethiopians, and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin. The loan is meant to be used for the purchase or construction of residential homes and is expected to be repaid in 20 years.
22 May 2019
Commercial Bank to Offer Interest-Free Mortgages to Diaspora
The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF) has formed a Board of Directors comprising 11 persons drawn from the Ethiopian Diaspora, Civil Society and the Ethiopian Government. The Board of Directors will provide overall leadership and set the strategic direction, policy, oversight, and accountability of the Fund.
20 May 2019
Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Forms Board of Directors
Ethiopia’s world-class cyclist and reigning national time-trial champion, Tsgabu Grma, has launched a new cycling tour company, Ethio Cycling Holidays, based in Ethiopia offering tours for international cycling enthusiasts, as well as introducing more cyclists to the fantastic opportunities for road cycling in Ethiopia.
17 May 2019
Tsgabu Grmay launches new cycling tour company in Ethiopia
Award-winning Scottish photographer, Kieran Dodds, awarded third place for his series of photos “Hierotopia”, which showcases Ethiopia’s church forests and raises awareness about deforestation.
17 May 2019
Ethiopia Church forest photos secure third place at Sony Photography Awards
Aida Edemariam’s The Wife’s Tale, a biography of her grandmother who was born in northern Ethiopia more than 100 years ago, has won the £10,000 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. The annual Prize is awarded for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.
15 May 2019
Aida Edemariam wins Ondaatje Prize for vivid biography of her Ethiopian grandmother
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed marked his first year in office on April 2. In our Editorial, we take a look at the Prime Minister's first year in office, highlighting historical events that have taken place.
14 May 2019
Wonders and challenges of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s first year in office