Raxio Kicks Off Data Centre Construction

Mar 13 , 2021

The Raxio Group, a pan-African data centre developer and operator, launched the construction of its Tier III carrier-neutral colocation data centre at the Addis Abeba ICT Park. The data centre is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. Future-tech, a UK-based firm, has been appointed as the lead consultant on the project, while Yema Architecture, a domestic firm, will be in charge of design localisation and construction supervision. Raxio’s data centre will support the growth of the IT sector and will be a catalyst for highly-skilled job creation in Ethiopia, according to Robert Mullins, president of Raxio Group. Raxio is one of four firms who will be developing data centres at the ICT Park. The other three are Wingu.africa, RedFox Solutions Group, and ScutiX. Wingu broke ground on the construction of its data centre earlier this year.


Ethiopian Seafarers Contribute $50m Annually in Remittances

Ethiopian Maritime Authority disclosed 50 million dollars in annual remittances from seafarers deployed internationally. Abdulber Shemsu, the director general of the Authority, said Ethiopia's membership in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), establishes global standards and guidelines for safe, secure, and environmentally sustainable shipping practices. With 176 member countries and three associate member countries, including Ethiopia, the IMO provides a framework for ensuring...


AfDB Launches $1.5m Initiative to Propel Agro-Industrial Parks

A 1.5 million dollar initiative for the development of three Agro-industrial parks was commenced last week. Financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project includes feasibility studies, a master plan, and an environmental and social impact assessment. The Phase Two project, which includes capacity building for stakeholders, was initiated last week with an agreement between Semereta Sewasew, state minister for Finance and Gunther Beger, managing director of UNIDO. Semereta said...


Cabinet Approves Public Service Legislation

Council of Ministers has unanimously approved the legislation that aims to raise the competency and professionalism of public service in the country. The Federal Civil Servants Proclamation is pending ratification from Parliament. The decision was made during the 30th meeting of the Cabinet last week, which follows the ratification of the public service and administrative policy. Currently, the 176 federal agencies within 22 ministries, collectively employ around two million people. The polic...