Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Samuel Getachew

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Passion runs through blood: Salim Amin’s past and present accounts

Salim Amin is the Chairperson of Camerapix and head of the Mohamed Amin Foundation, named after his famous father - Mohamed Amin. Mohamed Amin is the photographer and cameraman whose images of the 1984 famine victims in Ethiopia stirred world reaction and gathered prominent artists including Bob Geldof to perform a beneficiary concert called Live aid.

Digitizing an historic work process

Pascal Minvielle, is a veteran in customs automation and innovative solutions for trace facilitation. Customs is an old work process that has been around for centuries in human history.

The surging role of Public Development Banks

As the First Finance in Common Summit was held in Paris between November 9th and 12th, Valerie Tehio, the AFD Ethiopian Director to Ethiopia (AFD) converses with The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew on the gathering, on the work on AFD in Ethiopia, on developmental banks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and on the long term vision of development.

UN Human Rights Commissioner calls for inquiry into the Mai-Kadra massacre

The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, called for a full inquiry into the Mai-Kadra massacre after Amnesty International (AI) released a report confirming the situation.

Government appoints new leader for Tigray

As the conflict between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) moves into a second week, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) announced a new leadership for the State of Tigray in a provisional administration to be set up in the region.  

Emitting light out of the haze of social nebula

Lidya Rezene Elias is a young aerospace engineer. She has been noted for having been involved in the development of Ethiopia’s historic National Space Policy.

Serving society through art as an expression of oneself

Aron Yeshitila is a playwright and filmmaker now based in Switzerland. His new play The Possibilities ("Die Möglichkeiten") is currently on view in Zurich. He is also the screenwriter and director of the film Mizewochu.

Japan to honor Ethiopian former UN executive

The Government of Japan is set to honor Tegegnework Gettu (PhD), the former United Nations Under-secretary General and former UNDP Associate Administrator, with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for the year 2020. 

Ethiopian-Americans win Council, Senate Seats

As the United States Presidential election enters uncharted territory with a cliffhanger coupled with a divided Democratic House and a Republican Senate, two Americans with roots in Ethiopia have become a City Councilor and a State Senator, achieving an Ethiopian–American political milestone. 

Ethiopian political activism in US elections

A Harvard educated lawyer who had made an impression at the Democratic Convention four years ago when he was given a speaking slot to appease the African American elector who might have been slighted by the choice of John Edward as a running mate, the 43 year old became a standout sensation and gave the Democrats its future President.