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Will Ethiopia’s civil society heal soon?

Underscoring the power of the Media, those in the public relations game often say “There is no such a thing as bad publicity”. Although it is not based in truth, this common adage reaffirms the value of grabbing the public’s attention regardless of the intention– whether in good or bad.

WRC members present recommendations

A week before the release of a high-level report at the headquarters of the United Nations entitled, A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System;the members of the World Refugee Council have met with important actors in Addis Ababa that deal with the issues of refugees and have presented their recommendations.

Exuberant faithful

Timket or the Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebration of the Epiphany is among the predominant holidays in Christianity in Ethiopia.

Hidden beauty contest returns

The Hidden Beauty of Ethiopia contest is making a return after a four year hiatus. This year’s event is to be hosted on EBS starting on February 1, 2019.

Unfriendly streets: Photography in Addis

Social media accounts of the Office of the Prime Minister have been actively posting pictures of the office’s interior decoration, an impressive artwork by modern Ethiopian artists. Photographs from Girma Berta’s “Moving Shadows”and EyerusalemJirega’s“The City of Saints”appear next to a painting by Tekele Mariam Zewde.

Counterfeit mouthwash floods market

The Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority(FMHACA) said that a counterfeited dental product used for teeth whitening and mouth washing, under the name of “Herbal Colgate”is being sold without the consent of the quality assurance authorities and the original producer of the product that it imitates.

Siblings freeze projects of late president

The children of the late Ethiopian President Girma W/Giorgishave decided to freeze all projects related to their recently departed father, warning anyone to refrain from profiting from the name and legacy with the exception of the government. Should that not be honored, the family is prepared to take legal measures, according to Solomon G. W/Giorgis, the fourth child of the late President.