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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.

Cesarean delivery on dramatic rise in Ethiopia

A number of research outputs and medical reports are indicating an alarming level of increase in the overall rate of Cesarean deliveries a.k.a “C-sections” in Ethiopia with the procedure becoming more prevalent in private health institutions (as high as 46 percent of all deliveries) in Addis Ababa and other urban areas of the country.

Africa sitting on demographic time bomb, warns ACPF

The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) warned policymakers around the continent to think long and hard about the world’s fastest and youngest growing population and come up with the needed investment for an exceptional and transformative agenda to help children and youth overcome challenges of poverty and inequality.  

Elumelu Foundation hosts thousands of entrepreneurs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum hosted thousands of young African entrepreneurs last week in Lagos, Nigeria. Among the thousands that attended were delegates from Ethiopia for a chance to be mentored by some of the noted corporate leaders within the continent and get the much needed funds to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality.