FDRE President Sahlework Zewde (left) and Vera Songwe (right) exchange pleasantries on their way out of a Tana Forum session (held from October 19-24, 2020) held to promote frank, relevant and candid dialogue on African security issues at the Sheraton Addis. This year’s session marks the 9th Tana Forum, albeit the event changing its usual venue in Bahir Dar city in caution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Society | Oct 24
The Ministry of Women, Children and Youth (MOWCY) is implementing a takeover mentorship program for adolescent girls as part of this Year’s International Day of the Girl 2020 celebration under the theme: 'Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow.'
The Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission (ERC) disclosed that its efforts to mediate the current impasse between the Federal government and Tigray Regional State have been hampered by pre-conditions set by both parties before they sit at a round table.
The new General Manager of Addis Ababa City Administration, Tiratu Beyene, said that ensuring Addis Ababa becomes the city of all Ethiopian nations where no one suffers from injustice is one of his priority areas.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Ethiopia’s economic growth to contract in 2020 and 2021, with the growth returning to pre-pandemic rates by 2022.
The Tigray National Regional State has accused the federal government of holding up 285 million Birr for the regional safety net program.
The Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has issued a warning to Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Tigray region, who have abandoned their seats after the region held elections in defiance of the federal government.
Senait Bitew is a public health professional with a nursing background. She has worked in the health sector for more than 15 years and has managed programmes for the safer surgery non-profit - Lifebox - for the past three years.
Interview | Oct 10
Sara Yirga is the founder & Manager of YA Coffee Roasters and is emerging as one of the most passionate promoters of Ethiopian coffee. Here, she talks to The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew reflecting on her local brand, on Ethiopia coffee, promoting it in the world and on helping Ethiopian women coffee entrepreneurs.