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 […]

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 […]

Dedebit beat Weldiya Kenema 6-1, St. George held scoreless in Adama

DedebitFC Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Dedebit FC beat newly promoted Weldiya Kenema 6-1; Wolaita Dicha lost 1-0 to Dashen Beer 1-0 at home; Hawassa Kenema and Arba Minch drew 1-1; host Sidama Coffee squeezed by Mugher Cement 1-0 and St. George and Mekelakeya (Defense Force) were held scoreless by EEPCO and Adama Kenema respectively as the […]

CBE defeats Ethiopian Coffee 2-0 in league season opener

CBE FC Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Addis Ababa City Cup winner Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) defeated Ethiopian Coffee in the 2014/15 Ethiopian Premier League season opener here today. This marked the second time that the two teams met this week, first in the Addis Ababa City Cup final on Tuesday where Ethiopian Coffee lost 5-6 on […]

Ethiopia’s GDP reaches 1.5 trillion Birr

Dr. Abraham Tekeste Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) announced that Ethiopia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has reached 1.5 trillion Birr (. MoFED State Minister Dr. Abraham Tekeste said Ethiopia has continued registering rapid economic growth during the last four years of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) period. The country has registered an estimated […]

A lesson in Ethiopian architectural civilisation

Fasiledes Palace Addis Ababa, Ethiopia –  Set on about 70,000 square metres, the fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi in Gondar City in north western Ethiopia is among the surviving parts of the country’s architectural civilisation. Surrounded by a 900-metre-long wall with 12 entrances and three bridges, the city, which was put on the World Heritage List in 1979, […]

Kiptum and Tilahun the favourites in Venice

Joseph Kiprono Kiptum Kenya’s Joseph Kiprono Kiptum starts as the favourite of the Venice Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (26). The 27-year-old is a former winner of the Hannover Marathon and has a PB of 2:09:56, making him the fastest man on the start-list. He has not contested a marathon this year, but clocked […]

Algeria hit new high in Fifa world rankings

Algeria FIFA Ranking Algeria have climbed to their highest ever position in Fifa’s world rankings after being placed 15th on the global list for October. The Desert Foxes, who in June took over from Ivory Coast as the top-ranked team in Africa, moved up five places. Cape Verde also made good gains, rising eight places globally and three […]

World record holders Kimetto and Radcliffe set to compete at Montferland Run

Dennis Kimetto Montferland Run Following the tradition set by Haile Gebrselassie in 2007 and continued by Wilson Kipsang in 2013, Dennis Kimetto’s first race after breaking the marathon world record will be at the Montferland Run in ‘s-Heerenberg on 7 December. And for the first time ever in the event’s 18-year history, both marathon world record-holders will be in […]

Abyssinia Flight Spreads Wings as Three New Aircraft Join Fleet

Abyssinia Flight Services The company, which was founded back in 1999, provides pilot training and chartered flights. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Abyssinia Flight Services PLC (AFS) is expecting the arrival of three new aircraft at Bahir Dar International Airport on Sunday, October 19, 2014, from where they will continue to Addis Abeba International Airport on Monday. They purchased […]
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