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Ethiopia to host Innovation week

The Ethiopian center for innovation (IBA) has announced the launch of African Innovation Week (AIW) with Addis Ababa set to host the first continental event.

 Private engagement

The \Ministry of Finance unveiled what it called a “Home-Grown economic Reform” this week, spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister with the involvement of various policy institutions including the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), at an event held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Sheraton Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa.

Discrimination allegation hits Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines stands accused of discrimination by a Kenyan disability rights activist. The airliner, on response to The Reporter, refused to directly confirm or deny the accusations; but it expressed regret about the incident and said that “it will continue to reach out to the customer and make amends”.  

Qatar to build kidney treatment center

The Kingdom of Qatar is set to build a kidney treatment center within the capital. Believed to cost upwards of USD 18 million in its first phase, it also includes a teaching hospital for local aspiring medical professionals. The fund will be sourced from the Qatar Fund for Development, the development arm of the Gulf nation.