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Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya has been endorsed as a candidate for UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The endorsement means Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022. In a secret ballot on Wednesday morning, Nairobi garnered 37 […]

Ethiopian Airline Celebrates Women’s Month With All Female Crew Members

Ethiopian Airline Celebrates Women’s Month With All Female Crew Members

On the 8th of March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines will celebrate International Women’s Day by having an all-women flight from Addis Ababa to Oslo. Ethiopian Airlines’ women professionals will be in charge of all aspects of the flight from flight deck crew, safety and security to air traffic control. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ethiopian Airlines […]

Women Leaders Forum Kicks Off In Addis Ababa

Women Leaders Forum Kicks Off In Addis Ababa

The Second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation kicked off at the African Union Headquarters today. The forum aims to enhance women’s contributions in building and sustaining peace, security and political processes for sustainable economic and social transformation towards the realization of Africa Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Speaking at the […]

FAS Hosts Empowering Women In Agriculture In Addis Ababa

FAS Hosts Empowering Women In Agriculture In Addis Ababa

A High Level Breakfast Meeting was organized on January 27, 2018, by Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) on the theme Empowering Women in Agriculture (EWA) at the margins of the 30th African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa. Chaired by Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, the event was attended by […]

The Journey Of A Timeless Heroine

The Journey Of A Timeless Heroine

At Merkato, the busiest market in Addis Ababa, so many people were wandering here and there for different kinds of activities. Buses, taxis,automobiles, motorcycles, and other types of vehicles are doing on their usual activities. Behind the market place, houses had been built together. Nobody could easily identify a single house. But the identified person […]

Ethiopia’s 1,870mw Gibe III Plant Begins Operations

Ethiopia’s 1,870mw Gibe III Plant Begins Operations

 Ethiopia on Saturday inaugurated the €1.5 billion ($1.57 billion) Gibe III hydro plant on River Omo. The plant has 10 turbines each with a capacity of 187MW, and will increase Ethiopia’s total electricity output to 4,238 megawatts. It is located 450km southwest of the capital Addis Ababa and is expected to supply both domestic and […]

Ethiopia: Fire At Addis Ababa Prison ‘Leaves 23 Dead’

Ethiopia: Fire At Addis Ababa Prison ‘Leaves 23 Dead’

At least 23 people died when a fire broke out at a prison housing high-profile politicians in the Ethiopian capital, state-controlled media have said citing a government statement. The blaze erupted on Saturday at Addis Ababa’s high security Qilinto prison, where many opposition figures and journalists are held in a country gripped by a wave […]

Dozens Shot Dead In Anti-Government Protests Across Ethiopia Says Opposition

Dozens Shot Dead In Anti-Government Protests Across Ethiopia Says Opposition

Dozens of people were shot dead by security forces in protests across Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Amhara regions at the weekend, residents and opposition officials have said. Unrest flared in Oromiya for several months until early this year over plans to allocate farmland surrounding the regional capital for development. Authorities scrapped the scheme in January, but […]