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Ethiopia: First Ever Women’s Manufacturers Exhibition, Bazaar Opens

Ethiopia: First Ever Women’s Manufacturers Exhibition, Bazaar Opens

Federal Small And Medium Scale Manufacturing Development Agency in collaboration with Trade Ministry organized first ever four -day bazaar and exhibition to women engaging in manufacturing industry. Opening the exhibition yesterday, Agency Director General Asfaw Ababe said : ” As women in manufacturing have long time knowledge and experience ,they are capable of meeting the […]

New Drought Risks In Ethiopia Put Recovery At Risk

New Drought Risks In Ethiopia Put Recovery At Risk

New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation’s restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today. While an impressive government-led humanitarian effort has sharply reduced the number of hungry during the […]

Ethiopia: Women Strategic Center Launched

Ethiopia: Women Strategic Center Launched

Women’s Strategic Development Center has begun operation planning to ensure women’s equal participation and benefit from development activities. Heralding the official launch of the Center, Women and Children Minister Demitu Hambisa said the center shoulders an essential responsibility of ensuring constitutionally guaranteed rights of women. According to the minister, the center would conduct practical researches […]

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway Officially Completed

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway Officially Completed

The completion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia’s capital with the Port of Djibouti, was officially marked today at a ceremony at Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti. In the presence of Djibouti’s President, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn, and senior officials from […]

Ethiopia Frees Thousands Of Detainees

Ethiopia Frees Thousands Of Detainees

It’s good news that Ethiopia’s government has announced the release of 9,800 people detained for their participation in anti-government protests. But they represent fewer than half of the 24,000 people detained since a countrywide state of emergency began on October 9. And most never should have been arrested. The state of emergency has had catastrophic […]

Ethiopia: Blueprint To Help Ethiopian Youth Takes Shape

Ethiopia: Blueprint To Help Ethiopian Youth Takes Shape

A draft strategic document entitled “Ethiopian Youth Development Strategy” will be tabled for discussion by the Council of Ministers in the next two weeks. Part of the strategy is the 10 billion Br revolving youth fund that was announced by the President a few weeks ago as one of the package. This will be the […]

Ethiopia’s 1,870mw Gibe III Plant Begins Operations

Ethiopia’s 1,870mw Gibe III Plant Begins Operations

 Ethiopia on Saturday inaugurated the €1.5 billion ($1.57 billion) Gibe III hydro plant on River Omo. The plant has 10 turbines each with a capacity of 187MW, and will increase Ethiopia’s total electricity output to 4,238 megawatts. It is located 450km southwest of the capital Addis Ababa and is expected to supply both domestic and […]

Tanzania: 7 Bodies Fished Out of River ‘Were of Migrants’

Tanzania: 7 Bodies Fished Out of River ‘Were of Migrants’

The saga of seven human bodies found floating at the Ruvu River yesterday took a new turn after a Cabinet minister alleged that they were bodies of undocumented immigrants from Ethiopia. The Minister for Home Affairs Mwigulu Nchemba told a local TV station yesterday morning that preliminary investigations have shown that the bodies were of […]

Ethiopia: Ministers Chosen for Competence, Not Loyalty – PM

Ethiopia: Ministers Chosen for Competence, Not Loyalty – PM

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, following months of often-violent protests which led the government to declare a state of emergency. Ethiopia’s parliament has unanimously approved 21 new appointees, the prime minister said Tuesday. He said the new ministers were picked for competence and commitment rather than “party loyalty.” The appointees […]

Ethiopia: Ministry Pledges to End Child Marriage, FGM

Ethiopia: Ministry Pledges to End Child Marriage, FGM

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs marked International Girl Child Day for the 3rd time in Ethiopia with a theme: ” Let’s keep our promise and commitment to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and control child early and forced marriage (CEFM) and other harmful traditional practices to ensure women participation and competency” here yesterday. […]