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Pageant held, stripped of ‘Miss Ethiopia’ tag

Latest pageant dubbed Miss SupraNational Ethiopia As Sheraton Addis hosted a beauty pageant last night, the high court at Lideta heard mere hours before the program commenced that the organizers cannot use the name ‘Miss Ethiopia’ to crown the victor.

USAID 60 mln program to improve lives in Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CARE Ethiopia and Catholic Relief Services and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources launched a USD 60 million dollars program that will assist poor households in the rural highlands of Ethiopia

Executives of Chinese firm dismiss ill treatment claims

After a deadly fire claimed the lives of seven and injured many at the construction site of the 60,000-seat Adey Abeba Stadium, a contracted premises of the Chinese State Engineering Corporation Ltd (CSCEC) in Ethiopia, executives of the company dispelled what they believe is unsubstantiated claims made about the treatment of the now deceased and rumors of ill treatment of the still injured.

Another Garbage slide kills one at Koshe

Six months after the garbage hill slide that occurred in Koshe Open Garbage Dumpsite in Addis Ababa and claimed the lives of 130 people, the site is reported to have witnessed another round of slide that claimed the life of one individual.

Gates Foundation pledges USD 500 mln to Ethiopia

Warns budget cuts could regress development gains Taking into consideration the challenges of implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and highlighting the prospects of the upcoming SDGs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) revealed the commitment of USD half-a-billion for development projects in Ethiopia on Wednesday.

Former wife of late comedian passes

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help transport the remains of Saba Haile, the wife of the late comedian extraordinaire, Alebachew Teka, who died in 2005 in a car accident en route to Jimma.

Chinese donkey abattoir petitions PM’s office

The controversial Shandong Dong Group, a Chinese donkey abattoir, based in Bishoftu (DebreZeit) of Oromia Regional State, is awaiting a response to the compliant it lodged with the Office of the Prime Minister a couple of months ago with regard to what they claimed to be unfair closure of their donkey slaughterhouse.

Holiday meat market

Ethiopians go big on holiday festivities sparing almost no expense to make the day as enjoyable as possible. With the unique home animal slaughter tradition, shopping for holiday is always stressful to the household budget.

An Eventful Year Tragic Incidents

The Koshe tragedy One of the most heat-breaking tragedies in the just ended year and even in the history of Addis Ababa was the garbage collapse at the famous Koshe landfill which claimed over 113 lives in the South western Addis Ababa.