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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 […]

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 […]