A NEW DAY begins in Addis Ababa

New Day By Mark Jenkin Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – To walk the streets of Addis Ababa at 6am gives a sense of a city coming to life. Before another hectic day has properly started in this emerging metropolis, there is relative calm. In the Shalla Public park in the Bole Sub City, birds are singing in trees […]

Book Review: “Paulos Gnogno: 1926-1984 E.C.”

Paulos Gnogno Remembering a veteran journalist By Neamin Ashenafi, The Reporter Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Many historians and researchers of the history and the development of print journalism in Ethiopia revealed and described that the foundation of print journalism traces back to the era of the modernizer Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia, and stated that print journalism […]

Blogger files lawsuit against Ethiopia’s government

Blogger By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba US-based blogger Elias Kifle has filed a $120 million counter lawsuit against Ethiopia’s government, US law firm DLA and Saudi Arabian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi. Kifle, a blogger for Ethiopianreview.com, says he filed the lawsuit in Atlanta’s US District Court for the Northern Georgia District. Kifle alleges that Al Amoudi, the government […]

U.S. Embassy Awards Student Journalism Competition Winners

Public Affairs Officer Robert Post (second from left) with winning students (left to right): Feven Abreham, Etsubdink Hailu and Endalekachew Abebe. (Photo: U.S. Embassy) - Press Release Embassy donates books to eight universities Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – June 24, 2014 – The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa presented awards to three university students as part of the Embassy’s second Student Journalism Competition. The objective of the competition is to encourage students to gain practical experience in journalism that can be […]

Ethiopian Designer Looks to Take Handbag, Local Fashion Business by Storm

Afomia Tesfaye By Jessica Harris – AFKI Original Most countries in Africa haven’t been crowned fashion capitals just yet. Some regions, however, have taken many in the fashion industry by surprise. Companies like Hugo Boss, Prada and Cartier have helped to expand the growing luxury market within Africa. One particular individual feels it is a personal call […]

Ethiopia to Host Inter Africa Metrology System Plenum

AFRIMETS Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -The Inter Africa Metrology System (AFRIMETS) will hold its 8th General Assembly in Addis Ababa from 16-20 June 2014. More than 60 participants from 22 European and African countries are expected to attend the general assembly. National Metrology Technical Advisor, Mohammed Abdurahman, said the holding of the assembly in Ethiopia will help […]

Book culture in decline

ENALA Tekleyohannes Desta, a returnee from Europe, has always wondered what would change the attitude of the people towards reading. Having lived in Germany for 23 years, he found quite an extraordinary young generation that lacks the habit of reading. Despite the massive developmental activities he has observed throughout the capital and other major towns, he […]

Building Resilience Tops Agenda at Global Conference in Ethiopia

IFPRI PRESS RELEASE Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2014—Poor countries and vulnerable people are facing a barrage of shocks: economic shocks such as volatile food prices and financial crises; environmental shocks and natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and earthquakes; food safety, diseases, and health shocks; and social and political shocks such as conflicts and violence […]

Turkey’s Anadolu Agency opens new bureau in Ethiopia

Anadolu Agency ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Turkey’s Anadolu Agency on Monday officially inaugurated its new regional bureau in Addis Ababa as part of the agency’s plans to bolster its Africa coverage. “I am honored to see ministers and ambassadors attending the inauguration of our office in Ethiopia,” AA Director-General and Board Chairman Kemal Ozturk said at the opening […]

The Changing of Ethiopia, in Photos

Addis Ababa By David Gonzalez Change is the one constant in Michael Tsegaye’s photographs. Over the last 16 years, he has been making pictures of rural and urban Ethiopia as his homeland transforms itself. He captures sweeping panoramas, of markets springing up along newly built roads, or small details, like the cracked images on gravestones being moved to make […]
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