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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.

Women in the pedestal: AWiB recognizes Kibra Kebede

The 2018 Association of Women in Boldness (AWiB) hosted its annual Women of Excellence award recognizing outstanding female leaders pioneering change in society. This year’s award went to Kibra Kebede, founder of the Parkinson’s Patients Support Organization (PPSO).

Illegally imported Viagra floods market

Unregistered medicines used to treat men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are being sold without the consent of quality assurance agencies, said Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority, The Reporter has learnt.

The rise and rise of China

As China is celebrating 40 years of economic reform and opening up policy, it has many reasons to be proud of its achievements. Since the economic reform began in 1978, China has achieved a remarkable economic growth that stunned the world.

Secret smokers – clampdown on shisha

The recent crackdown and mass detention of youths in Addis Ababa came along with a temporary shutdown of lounges and bars that are accused of serving shisha or hookah to their customers, majority of which are youths.