Kenya Inks Power Export Deal

July 30 , 2022

Ethiopian Electric Power and the Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc have signed a power purchase agreement for the sale and purchase of 200mw of energy in the first phase of a power export deal. The signatories expect the export agreement to increase to 400mw in the near future. Export is set to begin in the coming November. It is part of the Kenya-Ethiopia Electricity Highway Project. Construction of a 1,068km-long power transmission line between the two countries commenced in 2016. The World Bank provided a 684 million dollar loan for the project, while the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the French Development Agency provided 338 million and 118 million dollars in funding, respectively. The governments of Ethiopia and Kenya contribute 32 million and 88 million dollars, respectively.


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...