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KOICA funds family planning, SRH

The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has funded a USD 3.5 million for family planning and sexual and reproductive health programs to be implemented in Guji and Gedeo zone of Oromia and Southern regional states.

We have lift off!

Following a morning of euphoria regarding the launch of the first Ethiopian satellite, a multi-spectral wide-rage microsatellite—ETRSS-1— Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has announced on Friday that the initiative to have eyes in space was a dream of his which he said started pursuing some 12 years ago when he was an associate with Information Network Security Agency (INSA).

Ethio-American goes missing in Atlanta

An Ethiopian American, Tesfa Gebru, a father of four has reportedly gone missing in Atlanta, US, with little clues to his whereabouts and wellbeing. The 40-something year old has been missing since December 9th leaving his wife, his four children and the tight Ethiopian community in Atlanta in distress.

Ethiopia to co-host Global Refugee Forum

Ethiopia is set to co-host the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland next week. Set to take place between December 17 to 18, 2019; Ethiopia, one of the world’s most generous host nations to refugees, will be joined by Costa Rica, Germany, Pakistan and Turkey as cohosts along with the Government of Switzerland and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR.

Ethiopia hosts ‘Freedom From Slavery Forum’

The ‘Freedom From Slavery Forum’ was held inside the UNECA headquarters this week. The gathering had leading anti-human trafficking and modern slavery activists and civil society leaders and has discussed a wide range of issues to combat human trafficking and modern slavery.

Revamping an iconic Hall

Pursuant to an agreement signed between the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to renovate the symbolic Africa Hall, the government of Ethiopia has granted an additional plot of 3,100 square meters of land to incorporate the renovation and preservation of the Africa Hall together with the ongoing Beautifying Sheger Project.

Experts, academia express concern about population explosion

Anxious about what would happen once Ethiopia’s population doubles in 2050, a group of professionals and academics have decided to air their concerns and make recommendations on the required approaches to abate the socioeconomic misfortune that might befall the country in the coming thirty years because of an impending uncontrolled population explosion, The Reporter has learnt.