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The rise and rise of China

As China is celebrating 40 years of economic reform and opening up policy, it has many reasons to be proud of its achievements. Since the economic reform began in 1978, China has achieved a remarkable economic growth that stunned the world.

Secret smokers – clampdown on shisha

The recent crackdown and mass detention of youths in Addis Ababa came along with a temporary shutdown of lounges and bars that are accused of serving shisha or hookah to their customers, majority of which are youths.

‘Worke’: the paper recycling initiative

A paper recycling initiative by Penda Manufacturing hits the streets of Addis this weekend. The initiative will install 40 mobile paper waste deposit sites called ‘Worke’ around the city that allows city residents to dispose their paper waste for 2 birr per kilo.

Global hunger on the rise: FAO

“The fight against hunger” is feeling the pressure with recent reports indicating chronic hunger and malnutrition on the rise after a period of decline threatening to drag back decades of gains, says The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation.

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital returns to Ethiopia

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital–an MD-10 aircraft—has returned to Addis Ababa for the fifth time to conduct a three week national ophthalmic training and surgery program from October 1 - 19, 2018, The Reporter has learnt.

Dutch farms team up to engage in CSR

Three Dutch-owned horticulture farms have teamed-up to engage in corporate-social-responsibility mantra in Koka. The three Dutch farms: the Florensis Ethiopia, Syngenta and Dummen Orange have teamed up to help complement the work of the Social & Environmental development organization (SAEDO) which was established in 2014 as a local strategy to reduce poverty in the area by the said companies.

Nutrition Societies gather to deliberate on challenges, opportunities

In association with the Food and Nutrition Society of Ethiopia (FONSE) and the African Nutrition Society, hundreds of delegates involved in the areas of nutritional science, public health, international non-governmental organizations and government agencies have gathered for the annual Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference.

ECDD, Enable India team up to create voice-based networking platform

The Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD), co-founded by disability rights activist, Yetnebersh Nigussie and Bob Ransom, a former ILO Disability Specialist – is set up to help some of the leading corporations, including Ethio-Telecom to fulfill their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mantra.

Festive mode

Abune Mathias, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) attended the Meskel celebration in the capital on Wednesday.