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Commission slums AU for ignoring grave rights violations

Launching its second volume of the African Human Rights Yearbook, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has published an article that denounced the African Union (AU) for“deliberately”showing reluctance towards grave human rights violations committed by its member states and governments.

Annual bag show to showcase local designers, aid charity

The third annual Bag show is set to start next Friday. It is set to showcase 11 local designers’ latest collections and support a local charity, “Our Father’s Kitchen,” headed by a noted local entrepreneur and art curator, Yasser Bagersh. 

Mohammed Ademo leaves OBN

The former Aljazeera America editor and founder of online media,, Mohammed Ademo has been removed from his position as head of the Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) as of last week.

First African Entrepreneur Forum held

Calling it “the United States’ firm commitment to Africa’s young people,” the United States Mission to the African Union and blueMoon Advisory Services hosted the first African Entrepreneur Forum in the midst of the gathering of the 32nd African Union Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, this week.

Stemming Neglected Tropical Diseases

A new statistics released during the gathering of the African Union summit this week has indicated an improvement of Ethiopia’s effort in tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), known as the “disease of poverty” in the country.  However, the same report highlights the need to do more to eradicate the disease which is affecting millions of people.

Aleph Hospitality to manage GETFAM

GETFAM Hotel, a family owned enterprise located around Hayahuletarea of the capital is to officially be managed by the Dubai-based Aleph Hospitality – an emerging Dubai-based management company.

The big guns

Kicking off his career in public service as a member of the Ethiopian Defense Forces, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is one leader who seems to be comfortable to spend a day in a military gear.