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Experimenting with photography

Sebastian Cailleux, French photographer and traveller has launched an exhibition at Alliance Ethio-Française the Ecoled’Art Au Village (EDAAV) exhibition. Cailleux is founder and president of EDAVV, an NGO that works on education and culture in 23 countries around the globe.

Ethiopia continues to improve HDI

The 2018 National Development Report from the UNDP has indicated that Ethiopia continues to improve its health system where as indicators such as education and income are said to be behind expectations.

Ethiopia drafts stringiesttobacco law

In a bid to prevent the public from a devastating health consequences attributed to tobacco products, the Ethiopian government is set to introduce a stringent law that will restrict the tobacco industry from having any interference and interaction with government officials mainly responsible for the adoption of public health policy and implementations. 

New landfill to resume operation

After nearly a year since a garbage slide at the half-a-century-year old Repi Landfill claimed lives of 72 people and victimized hundreds more, the US Embassy in Ethiopia and the Addis Ababa City Administration are working closely to revitalize another landfill—the Sendafa Sanitary Landfill Plant—that remained closed due to a political uprising in the Oromia Regional State.

From beautiful volcanic landscape to spiritual tranquility

I have just returned from a  five-night trip  to the Danakil Depression, trekking to the top of  Erta Ale, Ethiopia’s largest active volcano and visiting Dallol,  followed by two nights in Lalibela.  I was awestruck by the variety of scenery I saw, and the excitement of visiting in one of the world’s most inhospitable, inaccessible and hottest areas.