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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 […]

Ministry Of Industry To Increase Women Investors’ Involvement In Ethiopia

Ministry Of Industry To Increase Women Investors’ Involvement  In Ethiopia

 Ministry of Industry disclosed that it is putting effort to encourage local women investors in the manufacturing sector in order to improve their involvements in the economy and bring about sustainable investment in the nation. Creating enabling environment, encouraging and supporting local women investors engaged in the manufacturing industry is the major priority that the […]

Ethiopia Prime Minister Calls For Multiparty Democracy – Chief of Staff

Ethiopia Prime Minister Calls For Multiparty Democracy – Chief of Staff

  Ethiopia must pursue multiparty democracy, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Sunday in what could be the latest in a series of momentous changes sweeping the country. The country allows competing parties but all parliamentary seats are held by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, which has maintained tight control in the […]

Improving Girls Education In Africa

Improving Girls Education In Africa

In Ethiopia’s education setup, females have been largely marginalized for long (since the inception of modern education to the last few decades). As a consequence of the patriarchal socio-cultural system, female students’ had no equal right to participate in schooling. Education is a key priority area of the government’s development endeavors over the last two […]

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 […]

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