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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 […]

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 […]

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