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Hidden beauty contest returns

The Hidden Beauty of Ethiopia contest is making a return after a four year hiatus. This year’s event is to be hosted on EBS starting on February 1, 2019.

Unfriendly streets: Photography in Addis

Social media accounts of the Office of the Prime Minister have been actively posting pictures of the office’s interior decoration, an impressive artwork by modern Ethiopian artists. Photographs from Girma Berta’s “Moving Shadows”and EyerusalemJirega’s“The City of Saints”appear next to a painting by Tekele Mariam Zewde.

Counterfeit mouthwash floods market

The Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority(FMHACA) said that a counterfeited dental product used for teeth whitening and mouth washing, under the name of “Herbal Colgate”is being sold without the consent of the quality assurance authorities and the original producer of the product that it imitates.

Siblings freeze projects of late president

The children of the late Ethiopian President Girma W/Giorgishave decided to freeze all projects related to their recently departed father, warning anyone to refrain from profiting from the name and legacy with the exception of the government. Should that not be honored, the family is prepared to take legal measures, according to Solomon G. W/Giorgis, the fourth child of the late President.

Display of camaraderie

The second president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, President Girma Woldegiorgis was laid to rest at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Wednesday which was declared a day of national mourning by the House of People's Representatives.

Experimenting with photography

Sebastian Cailleux, French photographer and traveller has launched an exhibition at Alliance Ethio-Française the Ecoled’Art Au Village (EDAAV) exhibition. Cailleux is founder and president of EDAVV, an NGO that works on education and culture in 23 countries around the globe.

Ethiopia continues to improve HDI

The 2018 National Development Report from the UNDP has indicated that Ethiopia continues to improve its health system where as indicators such as education and income are said to be behind expectations.