USAID and Ministry of Education Launch a National Mother Tongue Reading Program

Mr. Dennis Weller, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director, handed over a sample of the new reading curriculum textbooks to Ato Shiferaw Shigute, Minister of Education, at the READ Launching Ceremony. Photo Credit : USAID/READ TA

Press Release Hawassa, Ethiopia. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) launched a national mother tongue reading curriculum to improve the reading skills of 15 million primary school students in Ethiopia.  Minister of Education Shiferaw Shigute and USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller opened the event on […]

Celebration of the ancient Aksumite Civilisation

Aksum Obelisks

Press Release London, UK – Ethiopia will celebrate World Travel Market week with an event on the ancient Aksumite civilisation at the Royal Geographical Society(IBG) on Wednesday 5th November at 6.30pm (doors open at 6). Professor David Phillipson, who was the first professor of African archaeology at Cambridge University, will give an illustrated talk on […]

The Next Shirt You Buy May Say ‘Made In Ethiopia.’ Here’s Why

People working on the assembly line in April 2012 at Huajian shoe factory in Dukem, Ethiopia (photo: Jenny Vaughan/AFP/Getty Images) -

By Nathan Siegel, NPR “Made in China” may be leaving your wardrobe. As labor costs in the “world’s factory” continue to rise dramatically, global fashion brands are looking elsewhere to source apparel. In addition to established hubs like Bangladesh and Vietnam, the garment game is ripe for new players: Myanmar (Burma), Haiti and Ethiopia, among […]