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Ministry, Embassy negotiate the reopening of a once promising eye clinic

Two years after shutting down an India eye clinic, OIA Indian Eye Care Center, on a slew of complaints over negligence and questions on the qualifications of its Indian eye doctors, the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Zewditu Hospital is negotiating with the Embassy of India to transfer the center over to Zewditu, Zelalem Chemdesa (MD), managing director of the hospital confirmed to The Reporter.

Social media based activists mobilize to support IDPs in Addis Ababa

Concerned residents of Addis Ababa have been collecting funds and necessary goods to support internally displaced persons following the ethnically motivated attacks in Burayu town and peripheral areas of Addis Ababa. The violence has led to a reported 17,000 people displaced from their homes.

Teddy Afro gives a million birr in aid for Burayu incident victims

The renowned artist Tewodros Kassahun aka Teddy Afro has given one million birr in support of the victims of the attack in Oromia Special Zone Burayu and surrounding areas, today September 20, 2018.

Condemning the sorrowful mishap in the area, Teddy Afro wished for their souls to rest in peace for the deceased and extended his condolence for the bereaved.

He said that, “we have to work hard for love and brotherhood.”

Marie Stopes, BlueStar team-up on family planning issues

Marie Stopes and BlueStar Healthcare Network are teaming up to help the issue of family planning. The new effort is set to target vulnerable populations in the rural parts of the nation. The new campaign worth 10 million birr is expected to target those between the ages of 15 – 29 dubbed – Family Planning Demand Creation Campaign.

Teddy in contractual dispute with promoter

Popular artist Tedros Kassahun (Teddy Afro) stands accused of neglecting a contract with a local production company for the right to stage his upcoming New Year’s concert. While in North America as part of his North American tour, he signed with an American based, A Plus Production, for his much anticipated concert in Addis Ababa, angering Joys Event & Promotion PLC, the exclusive sellers of his last album and planned concerts within Ethiopia.

ABH teams up with Harvard, looks to expand to Eritrea

ABH Partners – an affiliate of Jimma University based in the capital – is partnering with a number of international institutions, including with one of the world’s most prestigious universities, Harvard University, to help facilitate programs to the benefit of the local public service.

A youngster on a mission

Partly driven by youth idealism and a willingness to change the narrative of home, Hanny Semere is on an ambitious drive to use her privileged status to help Ethiopia find an innovative solution to some of its systematic social challenges.

BSR launches “HER project”

With the Hawassa Industrial Park becoming an icon for Ethiopia’s progress to one of the continent’s fastest growing economies, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a global nonprofit organization that works for a just and sustainable world, has launched “HER project” to help put women in the forefront of the success of Ethiopia’s industrial sector. The Hawassa Park was accorded a visit by Eritrea’s President, Isaias Afeworki, recently.

Theatre giant Fikadu Teklemariam laid to rest

The Ethiopian theatre giant Fikadu Teklemariam has been laid to rest at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Church today in Addis Ababa after 40 years of revered stage life. Fikadu’s body was transported to Addis Ababa from Woldia, where he has remained in a monastery attending holy water religious treatment.