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Farmers fear loss of maize to fall armyworm

Experts say insects came to stay for a long period Covering the majority of Africa in the last 12 months, the Fall Armyworm (FAW), is feared to have spread fast infesting major crops, mostly maize. In the worst case this year, farmers could lose up to half of their crops, The Reporter has learnt.

Whereabouts of over 2,000 adopted children unknown

In a shocking revelation, the Minister of Women and Children Affairs told members of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday that the where about of 2,273 children, adopted before 2014/15, is yet to be identified as the Ministry is digging deep to improve data on the thousands of Ethiopian children adopted by westerners over the years.

Ethiopia licenses 20 overseas employment agencies

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) announced that it has issued license to 20 agencies out of the 923 that applied to operate in Ethiopia as an overseas employment agency.

This was disclosed today on a press conference given by the State Minister Misganaw Admassu (Amb.), Human Resource Director Abebe Haile and Overseas Employment Director Berhanu Abera.

Gov’t lifts Middle East employment travel ban

The government of Ethiopia has decided to lift foreign employment permit ban levied specifically on Ethiopians traveling to the Middle East in search of jobs as domestic workers beginning tomorrow January 30, 2018. The ban went into effect four years ago following public outcry regarding the conditions of Ethiopians who faced brutality in the hands of their employers in the region.

Tourism conundrum

The past two years had been particularly hard on Ethiopia’s tourism sector. The political unrest in Oromia, Amhara and Ethio-Somali regional states have stained the relatively peaceful Ethiopian political environment.

Aman Adinew: Helping change the narrative of Ethiopian coffee

Muluemebet Emiru, who was the first African woman pilot almost a century ago, in her golden years became a coffee farmer in Harar, courtesy of a land donated to her by Emperor Haile-Selassie. Her grandson, Aman Adinew, is determined to continue that family legacy that was paused during the Derg when the land was nationalized by the regime as it was the norm of the time.

Former BGI employee shot dead by estranged husband

BGI Ethiopia is mourning the loss of one of its longest employees who was killed in Las Vegas in a domestic violent related death a week ago. Zelalem Berhanu, who worked at BGI for 25 years in various roles, rising from a typist to become an accountant, moved to the United States in 2014 with her husband and children and joined a brother who moved before her after winning a Diversity Visa.

Say it with a video…

The young fellow is wearing a simple shirt and jeans; just standing still. Not knowing what is about to come, he waits solemnly. A businessman approached him. He did not react. The businessman carelessly opened his Samsonite and brought out a green and yellow paint.