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Innovation week concludes bolstering tech friendly society

With hundreds of innovators in attendance, the weeklong African Innovation Week (AIW) 2019 will conclude this afternoon inside the headquarters of the African Union (AU). Organized by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (MiNT), the African Union Commission and the Oslo International Hub – the event highlighted Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship, AgriTech, Smart Cities, ShelterTech and Circular Energy, HealthTech and Travel and Investment.

Ethiopian feared dead in Libya airstrikes

At least 70 migrants sheltered in the Tajura detention center in Libya have been killed by airstrikes, The Reporter has learnt. According to unconfirmed reports, Ethiopians might also be among those who are killed by the airstrike.

EU pledges EUR 40 bln grant through AfCFTA

During a two-day Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) regional Trade Forum on the Horn of Africa, the European Union (EU) has pledged it will grant Africa with EUR 40 billion to help create 10 million jobs.

AU issues security alert to staff members

Following the increasing number of criminal activities in Addis Ababa targeting its staff members, the African Union (AU) issued a security alert notice telling its employees to take extra precautions, The Reporter has learnt.

China calls more African countries to join BRI

China has called on more African countries to join the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), dubbed ‘project of the century,’ during the dialogue that was held on May 30, 2019 in Addis Ababa. The head of Chinese Mission to the African Union (AU), Ambassador Liu Yuxi, called on all parties to pool wisdom and strengths to join the cooperation under the BRI.

Plan international targets gender equality

Plan International Ethiopia is set to collaborate with Girls Get Equal (GGE), the world’s biggest global campaign,demanding power, freedom and representation for young girls and women. The new campaign is to complement an international effort of Plan International, calling for gender equality and the feminist agenda.

EU targets creative arts in Africa

Believing culture is an important frontier to support, the European Union’s(EU) Delegation to the African Union (AU) has organizedmusic collaborations with a dozen artists from 10 different nationalities of both continents.