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A High Level Dialogue Forum on the theme:“Challenges of Transition, Ethiopia’s Reform Process: Current Dynamics, Challenges and Risks,” was held at the compound of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)on the 22nd and 23rd of August, 2019.
Controversial election bill to be tabled for approval today
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) will hold its third special session today to vote on the contentious draft bill of the Ethiopian Electoral and Political Parties Proclamation, The Reporter has learnt.
CMC overpass undergoes design revision
CMC overpass undergoes design revision
The CMS Overpass Bridge, which is under-construction and originally designed to connect Yerer to Gorro to CMC, has been revised to connect more feeder roads and pad footing even though it is halfway into completion, The Reporter.
US Embassy announces three-year initiative
The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa is set to help kick start a three year initiative with Harvard University’s Center for International Development to help identify opportunities for an economic growth and help identify its challenges.
Heineken partners with Wildlife Conservation Authority
Heineken Breweries Share Company and the Ethiopian wildlife Conservation Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding to financially support the Simien mountain National Park in Gonder to increase the number of Walia’s,a wild goat variety which is endemic to Ethiopia,and currently in the “endangered animals list.”
UK's DFID extends GBP 120 mln grant to Ethiopia
UK's DFID extends GBP 120 mln grant to Ethiopia
The United Kingdom has extended a grant of GBP 120 million which is equivalent to 4.23 billion birr, for safety net, water and sanitation programs.
Editors form association
Editors form association
Editor’s working in different mainstream media organizations, have officially formed their own association on Monday, August 19, 2019.
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A young novelist aims high
A young novelist aims high
Mihret Adal Gidi is a young novelist based in Ethiopia. A student at the Kotebe University College, she recently authored her first book, ‘Bleeding Hearts of a Butterfly’. 
Cultivating young women into leaders
Cultivating young women into leaders
Gabriella Sirak works with Meri Leadership and Mentorship and she is helping empower the next generation of leaders within the capital. Here, she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the initiative, on mentorship, partnership and the long-term vision of the program that has attracted much attention in recent months from powerful actors from different sectors. Excerpts:
Failed commercial farms
Failed commercial farms
Atkyelesh G.M. Persson (PhD) is a multidisciplinary researcher who studied and wrote several articles and books on environmental policy and management, global public health and public administration.
Revisiting Ethiopia’s agricultural transformation
Revisiting Ethiopia’s agricultural transformation
Tsedeke Abate (PhD) obtained his PhD from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He got both his MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Supporting start-ups
Supporting start-ups
Noel Daniel is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Kudu Ventures, the first Ethiopian Venture Capital Firm in the nation. Noel is on a drive to motivate and invest in young entrepreneurs. The Ethiopian – American / German entrepreneur spoke to The Reporters Samuel Getachew on his venture capital, on the recent investment he made through iCog, known for its work on Artificial Intelligence and reflects on how Ethiopia can begin to attract Venture Capital investments. Excerpts:
Pioneer technologist plans continental expansion
Pioneer technologist plans continental expansion
Habtamu Tadesse is the founder of ZayRide, a taxi hailing platform within Ethiopia found in 2016 and on the verge of branching out of the nation on to Monrovia, Liberia.
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