Building Resilience Tops Agenda at Global Conference in Ethiopia


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 […]

Jano Band, Meta Abo Brewery announce kickoff of Ethiopia Tour 2014

Jano Band Meta Beer

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Jano Band and Meta Abo Brewery SC announced the kickoff of the band’s 2014 nationwide tour on Wednesday at Harmony Hotel. The tour, to be carried out under Meta’s “Celebrating the Pride of Ethiopian Music” campaign, will bring the band’s Ethiopian-rock sounds to audiences across the nation, starting with a concert […]

The deal is off says Heineken

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - “It was a decision taken jointly with the artist. Our focus is on supporting events that bring entertainment and joy to our consumers,” Heineken stated after it announced it was pulling the plug on the sponsorship deal with Teddy Afro for what was to be a national tour concert. Heineken Breweries released […]

Charity event for a musical legend

Wuleta Concert

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A fund-raising concert to save the life of the renowned musician Abebe Melese  is slated to be held on June 15 at Laphto Mall. Organized by the Ethiopian Music Association, the event is titled ‘Wuleta’ (favour).  Famous musicians performing at the evening event include Mahmoud Ahmed, Tewodros Kassahun, a.k.a. Teddy Afro, Tsehaye […]

Ethiopia to host 2013 AGOA Forum


Press Release Washington D.C. – The Government of Ethiopia in collaboration with the US Government will host the 2013 US-sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, also known as the AGOA Forum, August 12-13, 2013 in here in Addis. A joint statement from representatives of the two governments said the theme of this year’s AGOA […]

‘American Idol’ finale audience drops to record low, reflecting show’s declining popularity

American Idol

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Ratings for the “American Idol” finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show. According to Nielsen Co. figures Friday, Candice Glover’s victory over Kree Harrison was watched by 14.3 million viewers. That’s a 33 per cent drop from the year before, when 21.5 million viewers saw Phillip Phillips claim […]