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One-man bridge: ConnectingEthiopia and Japan

NagatoNatsume (Prof.)is a well-acknowledged dentist and specialized surgeon of cleft lips and palates. Currently, he is the director of Japanese Cleft Palate Foundation. In fact, he leads several medical establishments in his capacity both in Japan and abroad.

Radical approach to education

PanosHatziandreasi s the co-founder and director of Lebawi International Academy,aneducation initiative by Ethiopian-American Diasporas, togetherwith Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation head for Ethiopia, HaddisTadesse.

Ethio-Iranian relations: Old kingdoms in the new era

Ambassador BehzadKhakpour is the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s mission to Ethiopia since 2017. He also serves as Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the African Union as Well as IGAD. Before assigned as full-fledged ambassador to the post he also served as a Secretary of the Embassy of Iran here in Addis Ababa.

Art in your inbox

Former Arts ProgramManager of the British Council, who led thecouncil’s two well-known art programs, Creative Futures and East African Arts,MahletMairegu continues to contribute to the nation’s creative industry with a new project.

In support of the reform program

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) in collaboration with the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) last week organized a one week training for local media professionals on newsroom management and on how to effectively manage newsrooms in conflict and post-conflict environments at the headquarters of OBN in Adama town.

Of rights and freedom

Felix Horn is a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, particularly concerning Ethiopia and Eritrea. For years, Felix has been dealing with reporting and documenting issues of human rights in Ethiopia.

Activating the private sector

Adamou Labara is the Country Manager of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group (WBG),covering Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia,based in Addis Ababa since April 2011.

Innovator takes Meda forward

Biruk Hailu is the co-founder and CEO of 360Ground, creators of the newly launched Meda Chat. The app is a multi-purpose messaging, mobile banking& social gaming platform.