Authority Lifts Ban on Ethiopian Sugar Ads

Oct 5 , 2019

The Ethiopian Broadcast Authority lifted the advertisement ban it placed on the Ethiopian Sugar Manufacturing Industry S.C. Issued on September 18, 2019, the Authority allowed the company to continue its advertisements for the sale of shares. Through a circular written on September 5, 2019, the Authority has notified all publications and broadcasters to hold the announcement temporary after a request by the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation stated that it was announcing misleading information. The Corporation, in a letter written on August 29, 2019, claimed that the company was confusing potential investors by not clearly identifying itself as a private organization and was using a similar logo to the prominent Wonji Sugar factory, a government entity. After receiving the case, the Authority allowed the company to resume advertisements mentioning that it is a private entity and using a logo that is different from Wonji Sugar Factory.



A painting depicts traditional farming equipment at the Science Museum around the Arat Kilo area. Since the seizing of power by the current administration, large-scale architectural projects marked by grandeur have proliferated across the capital. The satellite city being built in the Yeka mountains, which is set to cost around 600 billion Br, according to the Prime Minister, is one such project yet to see the light of day. Some estimates put the plot size for the project at around 503hct despit...



A queue for diagnostics at the nation's largest state-owned hospital, Black Lion. As the health sector is largely funded by development partners from abroad, decreased support as donors shied away due to the war in the North has required the suspension of several new projects. Social health Insurance slated for next year was scraped due to a budgetary shortfall of five billion Birr. With the physician-to-patient ratio titering at around 1:30,000, queues in public hospitals are commonplace in Eth...



A street vendor puts up pepper for sale around the Lideta area. With agricultural produce accounting for the largest share of the nation's GDP at around 40pc, setbacks in the delivery of fertilizer have become a source of strife in rural Ethiopia. Only a third of the scheduled fertilizer of 1.3 million quintals has been distributed into the hands of farmers this year. This is despite the year being one in which the government claims to have met local demand for wheat and started exporting. Low p...