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    The highlands of Ethiopia

    Home Destinations Ethiopia Ethiopia’s highlands have been home to civilisations of wealth and power over the past three millennia, and the riches they’ve left behind are still here for you to see. Matt Phillips, who has a long affinity with the country, is here to help you experience the best of it. There are many […]

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    Audio reveals pilots angrily confronting Boeing about 737 Max feature before second deadly crash

    CNN, By Jason Hanna and Gregory Wallace The meeting between the pilots and Boeing happened in November — just weeks after an October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max into the Java Sea, and four months before a 737 Max operated by Ethiopian Air crashed in Ethiopia. On the audio, a Boeing official is […]

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    Ethiopia PM raises over $25m for project to beautify Addis Ababa

    Africa News, by AbdurRahman Alfa Shaban A fundraising effort aimed at beautifying the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has raked in over $25 million dollars from a section of the project supporters. PM Abiy Ahmed’s office disclosed on Monday that the latest amount of funds had been raised from local and international support including from the […]

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    Why There Is A Need For A Long-Term Investment Model In Ethiopia

    Forbes, By Michael Posner In the last several years, a growing number of global apparel companies have begun having their products manufactured in Ethiopia. For these firms, Ethiopia has become the new low-wage frontier. The East African country now competes with Bangladesh, Vietnam and other South and East Asian nations for a share of the […]

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    HOW AFRICA WILL MEET ITS GROWING DEMAND FOR POWER

    Oxford Prospect Better power supply is key to unlocking Africa’s economic potential, including job creation, access to knowledge, agricultural and industrial transformation. As many as 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, around 43% of the population, live without access to electricity. The majority of those live in rural areas but even in cities, electricity only reaches a […]

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    Four Perfect Days in Enchanted Ethiopia

    Splice Today By Ken Silverstein A tourist guide on how to stay high on khat in Addis Ababa and keep it legal. Today as I write is April 30, 2011 in Ethiopia. No, I’m not high on khat (alternatively spelled qat, and pronounced chaht in the country), though I was for four straight days during […]

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    The Queen rejected Ethiopia’s plea to return it’s lost prince

    The Daily Mail By Mark Hookham Queen refused to allow bones of a ‘stolen’ Ethiopian prince to be repatriated Prince Alemayehu was buried in catacombs next to St George’s Chapel, Windsor The Ethiopian government demanded the return of his remains 12 years ago The Queen has sparked a diplomatic row after refusing to allow the […]

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    Israeli finally admitted having injected one contraceptive agent in immigrant Falasha Jews; Without their knowledge

    Milli Gazette By Armin Arefi The mystery is finally lifted on the astonishing 50% decline in the fertility rate of Ethiopian Jews in Israel since 2000. After five years of successive denials, the Israeli government admitted that it had established a system of contraception of immigrant women of Ethiopian origin before their arrival in Israel. […]

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  • Nigeria: Nigerian Teenagers Shatters 125 Year School Record in U.S. May 19, 2019
    [This Day] A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US.
  • Nigeria: Nigeria Heading Towards Self-Destruction - Ex-President Obasanjo May 19, 2019
    [This Day] Warri -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday warned that Nigeria edged close to the precipice of destruction, saying urgent measures are needed to pull the country back. Obasanjo said all the indices of political collapse were evident in the country, including corruption, insecurity, and lack of faith in the electoral system.
  • Nigeria: Tonto Dikeh's Prayer for New Set of Boobs Is Demonic - Uche Maduagwu May 19, 2019
    [Vanguard] Actor Uche Maduagwu has slammed controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, who recently went viral after asking God for a new set of boobs as her birthday gift. According to him, Tonto Dikeh's prayers are demonic, and God cannot answer demonic prayers".
  • Nigeria: Tension Brews in Finance Ministry Over Hand Over May 19, 2019
    [Guardian] Abuja -Tension is brewing at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja, over plans by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed to hand over the reins to one of the permanent secretaries, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, considered a political appointee, instead of Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, a career civil servant and bureaucrat.
  • Nigeria: Buhari Performs Umrah Rites in Saudi Arabia May 19, 2019
    [Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday arrived Makkah, Saudi Arabia, from the city of Madinah where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom.

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  • Nigeria: Nigerian Teenagers Shatters 125 Year School Record in U.S. May 19, 2019
    [This Day] A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US.
  • Nigeria: Nigeria Heading Towards Self-Destruction - Ex-President Obasanjo May 19, 2019
    [This Day] Warri -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday warned that Nigeria edged close to the precipice of destruction, saying urgent measures are needed to pull the country back. Obasanjo said all the indices of political collapse were evident in the country, including corruption, insecurity, and lack of faith in the electoral system.
  • Nigeria: Tonto Dikeh's Prayer for New Set of Boobs Is Demonic - Uche Maduagwu May 19, 2019
    [Vanguard] Actor Uche Maduagwu has slammed controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, who recently went viral after asking God for a new set of boobs as her birthday gift. According to him, Tonto Dikeh's prayers are demonic, and God cannot answer demonic prayers".
  • Nigeria: Tension Brews in Finance Ministry Over Hand Over May 19, 2019
    [Guardian] Abuja -Tension is brewing at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja, over plans by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed to hand over the reins to one of the permanent secretaries, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, considered a political appointee, instead of Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, a career civil servant and bureaucrat.
  • Namibia: Brother Raped Young Sister for Years May 19, 2019
    [New Era] An 18-year-old man found himself in police custody following allegations that he sexually violated his 10-year-old sister since she was five years old.

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  • From Hige Mengist to Hige Hager May 17, 2019
    [Addis Standard] My primary objective in writing this very brief essay is to contend that "Hige Mengist" is a mistranslation of the English term "Constitution" despite the decades-old practice of treating them as synonymous. My contention that Hige Mengist and Constitution are distinct instruments of power leads me to suggest a more promising process of […]
  • Medical Interns Past Compromise May 16, 2019
    [Addis Fortune] Medical interns are up in arms with working conditions and have launched demonstrations across the country. The interns are complaining of unsafe working environments, unsustainable long hours, low pay and substandard medical facilities that compromise the health of their patients and themselves. As the issue gained national importance, a meeting with Prime Minister […]
  • Taxpayers Move to New Electronic System May 16, 2019
    [Addis Fortune] Taxpayers in the capital have started paying their taxes using an electronic payment order system, which replaces the paper-based Cash Payment Order (CPO) .
  • Committee Emerges to Audit Metec Project May 15, 2019
    [Addis Fortune] An eight-member committee will begin auditing a 1.7-billion-Br "failed project" that was awarded to the Metals & Engineering Corporation (MetEC) this coming week.
  • Local Elections, Litmus Test for Madame Birtukan May 15, 2019
    [Addis Fortune] Six years ago in April, tents decorated with competing political party symbols were set up on the public squares and loudspeakers blared varying slogans broadcasting a local election season for 3.6 million seats in kebele,wereda, zone and city councils.