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Ethiopian Migrants Suffocate In Container

Ethiopian Migrants Suffocate In Container

 64 Ethiopians suffocated to death in a container that carried them illegally across the border between Malawi and the western Mozambican province of Tete, the independent television station STV reported on Tuesday. According to the Tete provincial health authorities, a further 14 Ethiopians survived. Provincial health director Carla Mosse said the immigration services stopped the […]

Tributes Flow For Trailblazing Australia Doctor Who Saved Women In Ethiopia

Tributes Flow For Trailblazing Australia Doctor Who Saved Women In Ethiopia

An Australian doctor credited for saving the lives of thousands of women suffering from childbirth injuries in Ethiopia has died at the age of 96, with her foundation vowing to carry on her work to eradicate obstetric fistula. Obstetrician and gynaecologist Catherine Hamlin treated more than 60,000 Ethiopian women over the decades, according to her […]

Parliament To Swear In New Attorney General, Ministers Of Health – Women & Children

Parliament To Swear In New Attorney General, Ministers Of Health – Women & Children

The House People’s Representatives (HoPR) in its 14th regular session this morning is expected to approve the appointment of Adanech Abebe as Attorney General, Dr. Liya Tadesse as Minister of Health, Filsan Abdi, as the Minister of Women, Children and Youth, as well as Laqe Ayalew as Minister of Revenue. Adanech, formerly the minister of […]

Social Norms Stop Ethiopian Girls From Making Safe Choices About Pregnancy

Social Norms Stop Ethiopian Girls From Making Safe Choices About Pregnancy

Despite progress in reducing the rate of adolescent pregnancy, more than 16 million adolescent girls globally become parents each year. According to the World Health Organisation, 90% of these young mothers live in the global South. Girls in countries with the highest adolescent fertility rates, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are also the most likely to […]

‘Wave of hope’ To End FGM In Ethiopia As Activist Pioneer Dies

‘Wave of hope’ To End FGM In Ethiopia As Activist Pioneer Dies

Ethiopia’s Bogaletch Gebre – feted for almost eradicating female genital mutilation in her home region – has died, her charity said on Wednesday, as activists vowed to push on with her work. The former scientist and marathon runner’s quiet revolution saved tens of thousands of girls from potential injury or death in Ethiopia, which has […]

Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh Spotlights Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women

Ethiopian Photographer Aida Muluneh Spotlights Impact Of Water Scarcity On Women

A collection of striking photographs set in the arid landscapes of northern Ethiopia aims to spotlight the harsh reality of water scarcity and how it impacts the lives of women across Africa, said artist Aida Muluneh. Muluneh’s “Water Life” series – depicting turbaned, painted women in robes of primary colours of blue, yellow and red, […]

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 […]

Agricultural Business Competition Launched In Ethiopia

Agricultural Business Competition Launched In Ethiopia

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through its Green Innovation Centers project, and the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in partnership with iceaddis, officially launched the Green Innovation & Agritech Slam 2019 (GIAS) on August 7 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Addis Abeba. GIAS is a […]

Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees In One Day

Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees In One Day

Ethiopians planted more than 350 million trees in one day, officials say, in what they believe is a world record. Ethiopia’s minister of innovation and technology, Getahun Mekuria, tweeted estimates of the number of trees being planted throughout the day Monday. By early evening, he said 353,633,660 tree seedlings were planted in 12 hours. The […]

Revised Labor Law Grants Women Extended Maternal Leave In Ethiopia

Revised Labor Law Grants Women Extended Maternal Leave In Ethiopia

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday approved a draft to revise the existing Labor Proclamation which has been in place for a decade. The newly revised bill, referred to as Labor Proclamation No.1156/2019, has granted female workers an extended period of maternal leave while it also extends the period of probation for employees […]

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