Entries by Mekides Admasu

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Ethiopia central bank warns against trading in digital currencies

Ethiopia’s central bank on Monday told Ethiopians not to engage in “illegal” transactions in digital currencies. The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) said digital currencies like crypto-currencies and bitcoins have not been recognized by the NBE as a transactional and payment method, state affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported. “Ethiopia’s national currency is the Ethiopian […]

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Mayor-Private sector conference

The second mayor’s private sector conference has been held for two days from June 1-2, 2022 at Hilton hotel with the theme ‘Entrepreneurship Initiative for cities recovery and growth and the roles of mayors’. The conference is a flagship initiative of Ethiopia chamber of commerce and sectorial association planned to help create a platform for […]

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The AfCFTA is an opportunity for Africa’s recovery

With post-Covid recovery threatened by the war in Eastern Europe, accelerating the implementation of Africa’s free trade area could provide much-needed impetus. With a growth rate of 4.5% in 2021, sub-Saharan Africa’s economy was starting to recover from the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic but this progress has been jeopardized. The invasion of Ukraine, […]

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CHOGM 2022: What’s at stake for Africa?

After being twice postponed due to the pandemic, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will take place in Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, from 20-26 June. CHOGM is usually held every two years and brings together the 54 countries that make up the Commonwealth – a club of mostly former British territories and colonies, among them […]

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ሚኒስትሯ የከተሞች እድገት ከመሪዎች፣ ባለሃብቶችና ነዋሪዎች የሚቀዳ ነው አሉ

የከተሞች እድገት ከከተማ መሪዎች፣ ባለሃብቶች ብሎም የከተሞች ነፀብራቅ ከሆነው ነዋሪ የሚቀዳ ነው ሲሉ የከተማና መሰረተ-ልማት ሚኒስትር ጫልቱ ሳኒ ተናግረዋል፡፡ “ተግዳሮቶችን የሚቋቋሙ ከተሞች በኢንተርፕሪነርሺፕ በተቃኘ ተግባር ለከተሞች ተግባር ለከተሞች መነቃቃትና ዕድገት የከንቲባዎች ሚና” በሚል መሪ ሃሳብ እየተካሄደ ነው፡፡ ከንቲባዎች፣ የንግድ ምክር ቤት አመራሮች እንዲሁም የንግድ አንቀሳቃሾች ያሉበትን እንቅስቃሴ በመገምገም ለንግድ መስፋፋት የሚረዱ ፈጠራ የታከለባቸው ፖሊሲዎችን፣ ለምጣኔ […]

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“AfCFTA and what it means for E- Commerce” – Opinion

The AfCFTA treaty recognizes the role of the Regional Economic Communities (“RECs”) to the success of the free trade project by codifying as one of its guiding principles the notion that the RECs’ Free Trade Areas (“FTAs”) shall be “the building blocs for the AfCFTA.” The expectation is that the RECs will provide the head […]

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5TH PROSPERITY AFRICA SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTERS CONFERENCE

The inaugural Prosperity Africa Small Business Exporters’ Conference was launched in 2012 to create a dialogue and knowledge sharing on pertinent issues experienced by SMMEs. This year’s edition is organized by the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and industry Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCCI) and Business Botswana in collaboration with the […]

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ECOWAS holds consultative meetings on Regional Agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Implementation Strategy

The ECOWAS Commission continued its consultations with State and Non-State Actors on the formulation of the ECOWAS Regional Implementation Strategy for the Agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 22 March 2022. With a view to ensuring that that the AfCFTA outcomes are consistent with regional advancements and that the Agreement builds […]