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Ethiopia: Oromia Region Sees Increased Revenue from Minerals

Gold Benishangul Gumuz

The Oromia Regional Mineral Development Authority reported significant progress in the mining sector, exceeding USD 213 million in revenue from various mineral exports within the first nine months of the fiscal year. This surge comes alongside a crackdown on illegal mining activities, particularly in the gold sector.

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Ethiopian Electric Utility Unveils Tech Center to Revolutionize Prepaid Services

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With a vast customer base exceeding 4.6 million nationwide, comprising over 3.75 million post-paid users alongside 900,000 prepaid customers, EEU revealed that it was working towards enhancing its technological infrastructure. The company is poised to address long-standing challenges for its prepaid customers and enhancing convenience through the development of a cutting-edge technology center valued at USD 48 million.

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Kenya Reevaluates Power Deal with Ethiopia as Electricity Crisis Looms

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Kenya's plan to import electricity from Ethiopia faces potential roadblocks due to the worsening energy crisis in the nation. The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) is concerned that power shortages in Addis Ababa could disrupt supply to Nairobi, potentially forcing a renegotiation of the 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) signed in July 2022.

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Ethiopia and Huawei Partner to Bring Electricity to Off-Grid Regions

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The Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei on Friday to achieving universal electricity access. This agreement, signed during the Ethiopia Green Energy Summit 2024, aims to provide electricity to people living in remote areas currently not connected to the national grid.

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