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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. 

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.

Dangote Foundation plans to set foot in Ethiopia

The Nigerian business mogul and billionaire, Aliko Dangote, is considering stretching his philanthropic foundation to Ethiopia in order to reach vulnerable communities with the likes of health, education and nutritional supports.   

Dangote launches continental health coalition

Nigerian business mogul Aliko Dangote, through his foundation, the Aliko Dangote Foundation, today launched an African health coalition together with more than 10 companies joining the African Business Coalition on Health፡ "ABCHealth". 

On aftermath of controversy, Oxfam reignites activist role

A year after Oxfam admitted of making a “serious error” in the hiring of a dismissed employee stationed in Haiti and rehiring him in Ethiopia accused on sexual violations, the new country director of Oxfam Ethiopia, Gezahegn Kebede Gebrehana, said that the new process put in place has ended the prospect of someone being hired in its local operation.

US Embassy launches ‘Ethiopia Debates’

The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa is launching Ethiopia Debates as a nationwide program to encourage university students to debate and help improve their speaking skills and debate techniques.

Agricultural TVET conference targets sector development

The Second National ATVET (Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training) conference entitled - Sustainability for Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation – took place in the Adama, Oromia Regional State this week, including those from Dalhousie University – Canada’s premier agricultural university involved in various agricultural projects within Ethiopia.