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Returnee’s Holiday

Ethiopia is one of the countries in the world with more than three million of its citizens residing in foreign land. In light of the upcoming New Year, The Reporter has approached eight diaspora returnees to ask lighthearted question about their life, their hopes and dreams and what they wish for in the coming year.

Off to diplomacy

Prior to being appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the US recently, Kassa Teklebirhan served as minister for federal and pastoral development affairs for the past two years.

Investing on the future

Solomon Zewdu (MD) is the Health and Nutrition Development Lead with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Ethiopia.

New Ventures

Direh Ali, Djibouti national and CEO of Alvima Import, Export and Manufacturing PLC, has inaugurated a factory in Adama last week.

Dreaming the dream with African Think'rs

The Young African Think’rs - a youth led initiative hosted delegates from many African countries inside the headquarters of the African Union. The opening of the convention heard from the Deputy Chairperson of AUC Kwesi Quartey and Kassim Khamis, one of the architects of Agenda 2063 – an ambitious document that lists a number of visions for the continent.

Inspiring future astronauts

Leland Melvin is former US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut, who served as a mission specialist for two flights aboard space shuttle the Atlantis.

British Council in Ethiopia: redefining the role

Peter Brown is Director General of the British Council in Ethiopia and Regional Strategic Lead Child Protection. Prior to taking the Director position in September 2016, Peter led the British council in Uganda, Venezuela, Rio de Janeiro and Mozambique for over 11 years.

Prioritizing smallholder agriculture

Masaaki Miyamoto has been serving as chief executive officer of the Sasakawa Africa Association, which is also known as Sasakawa Global 2000, one of the first NGOs that came to Africa to mitigate the effects of disease and famine.

A star of reggae revival

Rising contemporary Jamaican reggae star Protoje, born Oje Ken Ollivierre, first gained notice with his hip hop-influenced mixtape Lyrical Overdose released in 2005.

On Corruption, tax and housing

Negeri Lencho (PhD) is Minister of Government Communications Affairs Office (GCAO) and member of the newly put together, academia-dominated cabinet of Prime Minister Hailemairam Dessalegn.