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Tedros launches campaign for WHO top spot

Ethiopia’s foreign minister and previous health minister, Tedros Adhanom (PhD), has officially announced his campaign to be Africa’s first and only candidate for the post of director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Ahmed Nassir laid to rest

The funeral ceremony of Ahmed Nassir was held yesterday at Assoa town of the Benishangul Gumuz Regional State, in the presence of senior government officials.

Back to the motherland

The first time Abezash Tamerat returned to her native Ethiopia, she walked out of the airport terminal’s sliding doors only to turn around and walk right back in, briefly overwhelmed by the press of beggars and taxi drivers clamoring outside.

South Korean president to visit Ethiopia

South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, daughter of the most influential South Korean president to date, Park Chung-hee, is scheduled to visit Ethiopia as part of a three-country East Africa tour from May 25 to 28.

The fountain of music

Some 1,500 years ago, a young man from a strong religious background, was born in the kingdom of Aksum, a major trading center and a powerful empire in the ancient world.

Bill proposes independent body for aircraft accident investigation

Bureau cannot launch an investigation unless recommended by MoT The House of People's Representatives has discussed a bill which proposes the establishment of an independent body which holds the power and the exclusive jurisdiction to the conduct aircraft accidents and incidents investigation in Ethiopia.

Power shortage leaves well-equipped biotech lab incapacitated

The National Biotechnology Research Center (NBRC), one of the 17 national research centers under the Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture Research (EIAR), revealed that its sophisticated biotechnological studies including identifying and analyzing DNA has been severely hobbled by frequent power interruption and inadequate supply.   

UNICEF avails therapeutic food for drought victims

The purchase accounts for 22 percent of global order In its single largest global purchase to date, UNICEF—through the contribution of donors—made its biggest support of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and other supplies which include therapeutic milk, routine drugs and hygiene and sanitation commodities as part of its response to the drought conditions in Ethiopia.