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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 […]

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 […]