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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 […]

73,000 Displaced In Ethiopia Ethnic Flare-Up

73,000 Displaced In Ethiopia Ethnic Flare-Up

At least 73,000 have been displaced in the clashes that followed last week’s killing of four people in eastern Ethiopia’s Benshangul/Gumz region, the state broadcaster said Tuesday. The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) stated that most of the displaced had escaped to the neighbouring towns of Oromia Regional State. EBC quoted the Benshangul/Gumz communications officer, Mr […]

Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority Arrests Nine Air Traffic Controllers On Strike

Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority Arrests Nine Air Traffic Controllers On Strike

Nine Ethiopian air traffic controllers alleged to be leading a weeklong work boycott have been arrested. Police deputy commissioner Tekolla Ayfokiru is quoted by state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting saying the nine workers were preventing international flights from landing at the Bole International Airport, Ethiopia’s busiest hub. Air traffic controllers downed their tools on August 25 demanding […]

Helicopter Crash Leaves 18 Dead In Ethiopia

Helicopter Crash Leaves 18 Dead In Ethiopia

18 people, (15 military & 3 civilians) were killed when a military helicopter crashed. The helicopter was flying from Dire Dawa to Bishoftu. It crashed near Lumee Ejereetti wereda in east shewa zone, Addisu Arega Kitessa (via @addisu_arega) said. Addisu didn’t mention the cause of the accident. The helicopter belonged to the Ethiopian Air Force and the 15 […]

Aida Muluneh Telling The Africa Story Through Photography

Aida Muluneh Telling The Africa Story Through Photography

Aida Muluneh was born in Ethiopia in 1974, but left the country at a young age. She spent her childhood between Yemen and England, finally settling in Canada in 1985. She graduated with a degree in communications, majoring in film, from Howard University in Washington D.C. in 2000. Muluneh’s work has been shown in South […]

The Continent’s First Waste-To-Energy Facility Lies In Ethiopia

The Continent’s First Waste-To-Energy Facility Lies In Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Koshe dump site covers an estimated 36 hectares, with piles of garbage as deep as 40 meters. It takes in about 4 000 tonnes of organic waste every day, according to the UNDP’s office in Ethiopia. Last year the site had a landslide that killed about 114 people when mounds of garbage collapsed on waste […]

Paramilitaries Kill 40 In Ethiopia

Paramilitaries Kill 40 In Ethiopia

At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday, in the latest spate of violence driven by ethnic divisions. Unrest first broke out along the border of the country’s Somali and Oromiya provinces in September, displacing nearly a million people, though the […]

Ministry Of Gender To Open On-Site Daycare Center In Ethiopia

Ministry Of Gender To Open On-Site Daycare Center In Ethiopia

Ministry of Industry (MoI) said that it would commence an on-site workplace daycare service to infants of its female employees so as to minimize their home and workplace burden, reduce parental anxiety and increase productivity at work. Approached by The Ethiopian Herald, Ministry’s Gender Issue Office Director Eyerusalem Damete said that the daycare which becomes […]

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