The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CARE Ethiopia and Catholic Relief Services and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources launched a USD 60 million dollars program that will assist poor households in the rural highlands of Ethiopia
-To disable 2.7 million counterfeit mobile phones
The state-owned telecom monopoly, Ethio Telecom, is fighting a telecom fraud committed by individuals using illegally imported VSATs and other telecom gadgets that bypass the company’s satellite network.
Semayawi Party’s, aka the Blue Party (Blue), planned press conference slated for Friday at Harambee Hotel was cancelled for unexplained reasons, Abebe Akalu, head of public relations of the party, told The Reporter.
After a deadly fire claimed the lives of seven and injured many at the construction site of the 60,000-seat Adey Abeba Stadium, a contracted premises of the Chinese State Engineering Corporation Ltd (CSCEC) in Ethiopia, executives of the company dispelled what they believe is unsubstantiated claims made about the treatment of the now deceased and rumors of ill treatment of the still injured.
Six months after the garbage hill slide that occurred in Koshe Open Garbage Dumpsite in Addis Ababa and claimed the lives of 130 people, the site is reported to have witnessed another round of slide that claimed the life of one individual.
Warns budget cuts could regress development gains
Taking into consideration the challenges of implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and highlighting the prospects of the upcoming SDGs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) revealed the commitment of USD half-a-billion for development projects in Ethiopia on Wednesday.
Haddis Desta Tadesse is the director for Ethiopia and the African Union (AU) at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he leads the team which oversees partnerships across the region and investments in Ethiopia’s agricultural development, health, financial services, water and sanitation, nutrition and emergency relief by managing programs and building diplomatic relations with key partners and stakeholders, including governments, AU and UN officials, donors, private sector decision-makers, NGOs and members of the press.
Ethiopia is one of the countries in the world with more than three million of its citizens residing in foreign land. In light of the upcoming New Year, The Reporter has approached eight diaspora returnees to ask lighthearted question about their life, their hopes and dreams and what they wish for in the coming year.