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Ethiopia Opens Up Telecoms, Airline To Private, Foreign Investors

Ethiopia Opens Up Telecoms, Airline To Private, Foreign Investors

Ethiopia said on Tuesday it would open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines to private domestic and foreign investment, a major policy shift that will loosen the state’s grip on the economy. The East African nation of 100 million people has one of the most closed and controlled economies in Africa. The ruling […]

Ethiopia’s Parliament Approves Government’s Move To End Emergency Rule

Ethiopia’s Parliament Approves Government’s Move To End Emergency Rule

Ethiopia’s parliament approved on Tuesday the government’s decision to lift a six-month state of emergency two months earlier than planned, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported. The government imposed emergency rule in February to clamp down on unrest sparked by a planned development scheme for the capital Addis Ababa which some fear will lead to land seizures […]

UNFPA Begins Project To Improve Sexual Reproductive Health

UNFPA Begins Project To Improve Sexual Reproductive Health

Sexual Reprodu ctive Health and Rights Services, a three-year project that focuses on building resilience through universal access to sexual reproductive health in Somali state, was officially launched last week. The 3.3 million USD project is jointly financed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Denmark. Speaking on a press conference, […]

Ethiopia Considering Term Limits For Prime Ministers – PM Abiy

Ethiopia Considering Term Limits For Prime Ministers – PM Abiy

Ethiopia is considering introducing a two-term limit for its prime ministers in a break from its past, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. The ruling EPRDF coalition picked Abiy in March to replace Hailemariam Desalegn, who quit to clear the way for reforms in Africa’s second most populous nation, which has been racked by violence for […]

Ethiopia’s New Premier Reshuffles Cabinet As Part Of Reform Bid

Ethiopia’s New Premier Reshuffles Cabinet As Part Of Reform Bid

Ethiopia’s new premier Abiy Ahmed named a new defence minister on Thursday as part of a reshuffle to help implement reforms demanded by the public during unrest in which hundreds were killed by security forces. Abiy named 10 new ministers but retained the finance and foreign ministers from the cabinet of his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn, […]

Ethiopia Installs New PM Amid Hopes He Can Stop Protests

Ethiopia Installs New PM Amid Hopes He Can Stop Protests

Ethiopia’s legislature has elected young and outspoken Abiy Amhed as prime minister, amid hopes that he will be able to quell sustained anti-government protests in Africa’s second most populous nation. Abiy was immediately sworn in to office Monday, succeeding Hailemariam Desalegn who resigned in mid-February as a result of widespread anti-government protests that claimed the […]

More Than 7.8 Million People Need Emergency Food Assistance In Ethiopia

More Than 7.8 Million People Need Emergency Food Assistance In Ethiopia

Some 7.88 million people need emergency food assistance in 2018, National Disaster Risk Management Commissioner Mitiku Kasa said. Speaking at the launching the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) document jointly produced by the government and humanitarian partners today, he said the figure is based on the Multi-Agency Meher assessment results. “The total resource […]

Communal Progress : Accessing ‘Morning Light’ And Loans

Communal Progress : Accessing ‘Morning Light’ And Loans

In a drought-prone village of southern Ethiopia stands a small solar-energy-powered shop, fondly named by women as ‘Shaka’, which means the ‘morning light’. It’s the hub of a sustainable energy and economic enterprise women describe as “the shining light in our lives”. Here, women collectively use solar energy to benefit themselves, the community and their […]

Women Urged To Have Timely Kidney Diagnosis

Women Urged To Have Timely Kidney Diagnosis

The Ethiopian Kidney Association called on fellow women to carry out a usual kidney diagnosis as they are more vulnerable to various kidney infections than men. The Association President Dr. Lissane Seifu told The Ethiopia Herald that globally ten of percent women are at risk of contracting Kidney diseases and this number would rise in […]

Women’s Day : As We Celebrate Our Heroines

Women’s Day : As We Celebrate Our Heroines

Throughout Ethiopia’s history, many Ethiopian women have contributed their shares for the social, economic and political makeup of the country, and have become icons to the present generation and the coming ones. During times when women portrayed as inferior to men and supposed to fulfill merely domestic responsibilities, such as caring for children, preparing food, […]

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