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Prominent soil scientist and former state minister of agriculture, Tekalign Mammo, (Prof.) who won the prestigious International Fertilizer Industry Association’s (IFA) Norman Borlaug Award, passed away of natural causes, his family announced on Wednesday.

Tana Forum, the high-level forum on security in Africa, announced Tuesday change of venue of its high-level conference for next year from Bahir Dar to Hawassa, where it will hold the 7th edition April 21 to 22, 2018 under the theme, “Ownership of Africa’s Peace and Security Provision: Financing and Reforming the African Union.

The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) issued a 10-day deadline on Monday for importers, who have unclaimed cargoes at the three dry port facilities, to settle all outstanding fees with the authority and claim their properties. Confiscating unclaimed goods and suing importers are just two options being considered by the authority.

US, Canada issue travel warning

Not long after the 10-month state of emergency (SoE) was lifted by the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), stay home strike and isolated incidents of unrest has flared up in several parts of Oromia this week, resulting in business boycotting, road blockage and attacks on vehicles that refused to cease operation.

   -- Heavy rains to cause swollen rivers

With heavy downpours continuing unabated during this rainy season, the Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) said it is doing emergency cleaning up work on most water drainage and sewage systems clogged by discarded plastic bottles and other types of waste.

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