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Political parties urge gov’t to address Wolayita question via dialogue
Political parties urge gov’t to address Wolayita question via dialogue
Two opposition political parties – the Ethiopian Social Democratic Party (ESDP) and Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice (EZEMA) – in their latest statement urged the government to address the question of the Wolayita people through dialogue and in a peaceful manner.
OLF suspends longtime chair Dawud Ibsa
OLF suspends longtime chair Dawud Ibsa
The executive committee of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a once exiled political group that came following the coming to power of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), has suspended its longest serving chairperson Dawud Ibsa.
Communication authority to float bid by September
Communication authority to float bid by September
The Ethiopian Communication Authority (ECA) is under preparation to float an international tender that would enable it to select two international telecom firms which will operate in Ethiopia by September.
Commission unveils locally developed software to monitor, evaluate national plans
Commission unveils locally developed software to monitor, evaluate national plans
The Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MinT) has launched a new software that services the Planning and Development Commission to effectively evaluate and monitor key development goals of the country.
Diaspora Trust Fund releases initial grants
Diaspora Trust Fund releases initial grants
The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF) has announced the release of funds collected from voluntary contributions of Ethiopians living abroad, and started to be deposited to beneficiary local NGO accounts, starting this week.
Ruling party suspends Lemma from leadership
Ruling party suspends Lemma from leadership
Lemma Megersa, the Minister of Defense and the once prominent ally of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), is suspended from his role as a member of the executive committee of the Prosperity Party (PP), the newly established ruling party that replaced the four party coalition Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
Ethio-American receives presidential honor
Ethio-American receives presidential honor
Mulatu Lemma (PhD), an Ethiopian American has been awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence by President Donald J. Trump. The mathematics professor of Savannah State University, from the historical black college in Georgia was noted among 12 recipients across the nation.

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Interview

“The Queen of Toilet”
“The Queen of Toilet”
Marakie Tesfaye is the CEO, leader, founder of the Jegnit Ethiopia Movement who is a self-described “The Queen of Toilet”. The host of Gwadegna TV on KANA is the founder of Jegnit, a movement working to eliminate obstacles women and girls in Ethiopia face.
“Media ignore the reality on the ground for sub-Saharan African countries”
“Media ignore the reality on the ground for sub-Saharan African countries”
Jeff Pearce is a Canadian author and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed book - Prevail - The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-1941 and is also known as a passionate defender of Ethiopia's interest in the world.
“We wish to remain steadfast in our support to the government’s grand vision”
“We wish to remain steadfast in our support to the government’s grand vision”
Haddis Tadesse is the country representative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has been at the helm of one of Ethiopia's biggest development partners since 2012 since he moved from Seattle.
Enriching lives
Enriching lives
Stand-by-me, a charity organization established in the UK, rescues children from around the world and provide care.
Inspiring the next generation
Inspiring the next generation
Gebregziabher Gebre is an alumnus of Harvard University. He grew up within SOS Children’s Village in Mekelle after his parents were killed by the drought of 1984. His grandfather, when he was just five months old, transferred him to SOS Children’s Village, in the words of Gebregziabher himself, because he was “too sick and too poor” to raise him and his younger brother.
Spearheading the fight against desert locust in East Africa
Spearheading the fight against desert locust in East Africa
Chimimba David Phiri (PhD) is a policy economist and sub-regional coordinator for Eastern Africa and representative to the African Union with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Before May 2018, Phiri was the Sub-regional Coordinator for the FAO Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa for five years.

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