The government of Ethiopia has unveiled new Birr notes for 10, 50 & 100 denominations, with the introduction of a new Birr 200 note.
The announcement was made today by Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed Ali.
He stated that the new notes will curb financing of illegal activities; corruption & contraband.
He also revealed that the enhanced security features on the new notes will cease counterfeit production.
The birr known before 1976 as the Ethiopian dollar, is the unit of currency in Ethiopia. It is subdivided into 100 santims.