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The announcement of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates should remind us of the many contributions basic science has made to contemporary life.

Africa’s WTO Moment

The selection of the World Trade Organization’s next director-general has entered its final phase, with two candidates left in the running: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian finance and economy minister and a former managing director of the World Bank, and Yoo Myung-hee, South Korea’s trade minister.

Crawling steadily towards safe surgery in Ethiopia

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.

Federal police arrests 14 for drug trafficking

14 Foreign Nationals are in custody of the Ethiopian Federal Police Commission accused of trying to smuggle drugs to Hong Kong on Monday. All except one are from Nigeria and a woman in her 20’s had come to Bole International Airport from Sao Paulo, Brazil on transit heading to Hong Kong.

“Frank and Candid Dialogue”

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.