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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 […]

General Asamnew Tsige Alleged Mastermind Of State Coup Shot And Killed

General Asamnew Tsige Alleged Mastermind Of State Coup Shot And Killed

The alleged leader of Saturday’s coup attempt in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara state has been shot and killed. A reporter in the state capital, Bahir Dar, told VOA’s Horn of Africa service that General Asamnew Tsige was killed in the capital Monday while trying to escape from security forces. Meanwhile, an official wounded during Saturday’s coup […]

First Female Mayor Appointed In The City Of Beledweyne, Somalia

First Female Mayor Appointed In The City Of Beledweyne, Somalia

Somalia’s first female mayor has been appointed in the city of Beledweyne in central Somalia. Safiya Hassan Sheikh Ali Jimale’s historic appointment was facilitated by Mohamed Abdi Waare, the leader of the Hirshabelle region, of which Beledweyne is the capital. Safiya Hassan Sheikh Ali Jimale has become the first female mayor of a city in […]

Ethiopian Equity Champion Freweini Mebrahtu Named 2019 CNN Hero

Ethiopian Equity Champion Freweini Mebrahtu Named 2019 CNN Hero

Freweini Mebrahtu is an Ethiopian chemical engineer who designed and patented a reusable menstrual pad and founded the Mariam Seba Sanitary Products factory where these are manufactured. For her work and efforts towards period equity in Ethiopia, she has been named a 2019 CNN Hero. After getting her chemical engineering degree from P&V University in […]

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. I am thrilled to witness the fantastic changes that have taken place in Ethiopia over the recent months, with women assuming leadership positions at the […]

‘Women Shouldn’t Be Silent Victims’ – Meaza Ashenafi

‘Women Shouldn’t Be Silent Victims’ – Meaza Ashenafi

Meaza Ashenafi was appointed President of Ethiopia’s Supreme Court in November 2018. How is she faring? As Meaza Ashenafiwas introduced to the stage at the LSE Africa Summit last month, the audience went wild with rapturous woops and applause. Here she was! The first ever woman to be Ethiopia’s Chief Justice! The founder of the Ethiopian […]

Foremost Nigerian Professor, Pius Adesanmi, Dies In Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

Foremost Nigerian Professor, Pius Adesanmi, Dies In Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

A Nigerian professor, Pius Adesanmi, was among the 155 passengers and crew members that died in a plane crash on Sunday. The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday morning shortly after leaving Addis Ababa for Nairobi in Kenya.   Mr Adesanmi who holds Nigerian and Canadian citizenship was a prominent columnist on PREMIUM TIMES and […]

U.S. Announces U.S.$40 Million To Support Goal Of Universal Health Coverage

U.S. Announces U.S.$40 Million To Support Goal Of Universal Health Coverage

Over the next five years, the new program will focus on mobilizing increased domestic resources and streamlining medical insurance schemes Addis Abeba, February 14, 2019 – Today the United States launched a new, five-year USD $40 million Health Financing Improvement Program to invest in expanding Ethiopia’s capacity to provide quality affordable healthcare to citizens across […]

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