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 […]

Hub of Africa’s Bumpy Fashion Week

Featured works of Yohannes sisters Z(photo: Addis Fortune) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – On Thursday October 23, 2014, the third Hub of Africa Fashion Week (HAFW) opened up at the Galani Coffee House, a chic warehouse turned coffee shop near Gerji Mebrat Hail in Addis Abeba. The fashion show, which showcases various designers in one venue, is a three-day event that includes “two nights […]

Nine parties to “cooperate” for upcoming election

Political Cooperation Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Nine opposition parties have formed a platform for cooperation to stand together in the upcoming election and, in the long run, to create a platform where the parties can work together to ensure the existence of free, fair, participatory and credible elections, to expand the political space and to work on issues related […]

Ethiopia to deploy 210 health workers in Ebola-hit West Africa

Dr. Keseteberhan Admassu Addis Ababa – Ethiopia said Friday it will deploy about 210 health professionals to Ebola-affected countries to support the response against the epidemic in West Africa. In addition, the East African nation has also decided to provide financial support of $500,000 to the response in the highly affected countries, Xinhua reported. Speaking at a press conference on […]

Cancer on the rise in Ethiopia, Dr. Mahlet Kifle

Breast Cancer Awarness An Ethiopian official said Saturday that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and particularly cancer are alarmingly increasing in Ethiopia. “Earlier NCDs were considered as problems affecting developed countries,” Dr. Mahlet Kifle of the Health Ministry told Anadolu Agency. “Currently, they are affecting developing countries like Ethiopia as the lifestyle in such countries is being changed,” Kifle said. […]

Ethiopian-born Bowflex Inventor and Entrepreneur Passed Away

Dosho Little Ethiopia received a very sad announcement about the passing away of an Ethiopian born inventor and manufacturer early this morning.

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 […]

AWiB to honor ‘Exceptional’ Ethiopian Women

WOE 2014 By Neamin Ashenafi Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The third edition of the Women of Excellence annual celebration of leadership and contribution made by Ethiopian women, hosted by the Association of Women in Business (AWiB), will take place on October 19 at the Sheraton Addis. Seven candidates have been identified for this year’s title, Seble Hailu, […]

Safeway, Mulmul join Total’s Café Bonjour shop

Cafe Bonjour Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Total Ethiopia inaugurated the first Café Bonjour in collaboration with Safeway Supermarket and Mulmul Bakery introducing the French concept, Happy Sud. This concept will be a new trend in the city’s retail industry. “The partnership with the two important brands in the retail business in Ethiopia will promote standards and global […]

Swedish medical delegation providing free cardiac surgery service in Ethiopia

Cardiac Surgey Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – A medical delegations drawn from three Swedish universities are providing cardiac surgery for children and adults at the cardiac center in the premises of the Tikur Anbessa Hospital in Addis Ababa. 60 people, including children will benefit from the service that will last for two weeks by the 27 member delegation, […]
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