African leaders met in Addis Ababa for the 33rd summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government which was held under the theme – Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development. Silencing the Guns is a commitment that the leaders vowed seven years ago to end all wars and conflicts by 2020, but failed.
Politics | Feb 15
After months of revisions and public meetings, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday approved the controversial Hate Speech and Disinformation draft proclamation.
Following the outbreak of the fatal Novel Coronavirus – now renamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) – Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has stepped up passenger screening and aircraft disinfection process at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Society | Feb 15
The Ethiopian Embassy in China has written a letter to the Ethiopian Students Union in Wuhan, informing them of the fact that they cannot be evacuated and repatriated back to Ethiopia due to lack of capacity to quarantine them once brought home.
Society | Feb 15
Billionaire philanthropists, Bill and Melinda Gates in their 2020 Annual Letter, a review of the foundation’s activities every year, which they have released this week, has celebrated the progress made over the past two decades in alleviating poverty and tackling health issues across the world, where Ethiopia was cited as most progressive, The Reporter has learnt.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has advised airlines and freight forwarders to handle dangerous cargo with precautions.
The French augmented hotelier, Accor Hotels Group, has agreed to bring in and manage Ibis Styles, a mid-scale brand as a fifth pipeline project in Ethiopia under its umbrella.
Interview | Feb 08
Mark Warner is a Toronto-based Canadian and American trade lawyer. He has had a long association within the continent, including providing technical assistance and legislative drafting advice to the governments of Ethiopia, South Africa and COMESA.
Interview | Jan 25
Hermela Aregawi is an Ethiopia American journalist based in the United States. Here she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on her career, on her journey to the North American nation, on coming back to Ethiopia and finally gives her advice to those who may want to emulate her journalism career. Excerpt: