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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 […]

Nigeria Wins AU – Peace Security Council Seat

Nigeria Wins AU – Peace Security Council Seat

A Nigerian has again been re-elected for another three years term as a member of the African Union Peace Security Council (AU-PSC). The election took place at the just concluded 34th Ordinary Session of the African Union, AU, at the headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A statement by the Nigerian Ambassador to the Federal Democratic […]

Rapid Response Seeks U.S.$25.5m To Reach Civilians Displaced By Inter-Communal Violence

Rapid Response Seeks U.S.$25.5m To Reach Civilians Displaced By Inter-Communal Violence

In response to the growing number of interally displaced persons due to inter-communal violence, a rapid response plan has been lunched, requesting US$25.5 million to address the most pressing needs in the health, nutrition, education, WaSH, non-food item, protection and agriculture sectors. The Plan exclusively focuses on response to recent violence-induced displacements in Benishangul Gumuz […]

iGuide To Help Investors Discover The Economic Potential Of Addis Ababa

iGuide To Help Investors Discover The Economic Potential Of  Addis Ababa

Ethiopia’s online investment guide, iGuide, which seeks to help investors discover opportunities in the country, business costs, key procedures and laws they may need to know before committing their money, was officially unveiled in Addis Ababa Wednesday. The web-based investment promotion tool was launched in the presence of Mr. Shumete Gizaw, Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation […]

The Women Who Stole The Show – The Widows

The Women Who Stole The Show – The Widows

Few movies can tackle complicated themes in a film about a heist. Windows does, portraying a world it refuses to apologise for. Christian Tesfaye award 9 out of 10 stars. Heist movies are usually bad, but when they are good, they hit the sweet spot. Widows, featuring a plethora of stars, is one of those […]

Ethiopia Is The New Destination After Dubai

Ethiopia Is The New Destination After Dubai

The extraordinary rise of Ethiopia as a destination and a transfer hub for long-haul travel to Sub-Saharan Africa has been revealed in the latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analyzing 17 million flight booking transactions a day. The data shows that Addis Ababa (Ethiopia’s capital) has grown its volume of international […]

Ethiopia Is Slaying It All – Meet Meaza Ashenafi The First Female Federal Supreme Court President

Ethiopia Is Slaying It All – Meet  Meaza Ashenafi The First Female Federal Supreme Court President

Ethiopia is certainly leading the way in terms of gender parity and inclusivity. The dust has hardly settled since the recent appointment of a new Cabinet that is half female and the first female president. Ethiopia has followed that up with the unanimous endorsement by parliament of prominent women rights defender, Meaza Ashenafi as the […]

Sahle-Work Zewde Takes Over Ethiopia

Sahle-Work Zewde Takes Over Ethiopia

The ascension of Sahle-Work Zewde, a former ambassador and United Nations special representative, to the largely ceremonial role makes her Africa’s only current woman president. It’s the latest change since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April, promising greater political freedoms and urging exiled opposition groups to take part in multi-party elections.   “If […]

Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed As Its Chair

Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed As Its Chair

Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF coalition on Friday re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as its chairman, its chief of staff said, further anchoring the authority of the 42-year-old leader as he pushes through sweeping political and economic reforms. Abiy assumed power in April after his predecessor resigned following three years of unrest. Abiy “will lead the ruling […]

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