Category Archives: English

Ethiopia apologizes for unexplained internet blackout, customers compensated

Ethiopia apologizes for unexplained internet blackout, customers compensated After days without access, internet users in Ethiopia can once again get online. (Africa News) — On day eight of an internet outage, Ethiopia’s state telecom monopoly officially acknowledged the service disruption… Read More »

Addis Ababa bans motorcycles movement to reduce crime

Addis Ababa bans motorcycles movement to reduce crime Following the increase of street crime in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, the city administration has banned the movement of all individually-owned motorcycles within the city. The Administrations ban on all… Read More »

Documenting the Political and Economic Change of Ethiopia

Documenting the Political and Economic Change of Ethiopia Brazilian photographer Felipe Fittipaldi travels to Ethiopia to unveil one of the African continent’s most remarkable rising economies and take a look at all the varying consequences that have come with the… Read More »

Ethiopia has been offline, and nobody really knows why

Ethiopia has been offline, and nobody really knows why By Samuel Getachew, CNN, Mon June 17, 2019 (CNN) — Internet outages that prevented many Ethiopians from accessing online services have entered a seventh day, sparking anger and frustration among citizens.… Read More »

Ethiopian migrants rescued from Yemen

Ethiopian migrants rescued from Yemen Around 12,000 people take the dangerous sea journey from the Horn of Africa to Yemen every month despite its poverty. by Victoria Gatenby, June 9, 2019  (Aljazeera) — Hundreds of Ethiopian migrants have returned… Read More »

U.S. Should Acknowledge Critical Challenges for Ethiopia’s Transition

U.S. Should Acknowledge Critical Challenges for Ethiopia’s Transition by Michelle Gavin, June 18, 2019 Anyone fishing for a good news story out of Africa recently, and rightly, has celebrated Ethiopia, where dynamic young Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has dramatically opened… Read More »

Ethio Telecom facing break-up before privatisation

Ethio Telecom facing break-up before privatisation June 18, 2019, (Mobile World Live) — Ethiopia reportedly plans to split the country’s incumbent operator into two separate businesses prior to a potential sell-off to outside investors. Citing comments made by minister of… Read More »

Ethiopian workers found to be earning lower than “poverty wages”

Ethiopian workers found to be earning lower than “poverty wages” By Birhanu Fikade, June 17, 2019 Chinese firms pay lowest wage in manufacturing, construction (The reporter) — Economists of UK-based institutions have found out that Ethiopian semi-skilled and unskilled workers are employed in… Read More »

Genzebe Dibaba runs fastest 1500m of season in IAAF Diamond League series

World lead by Genzebe Dibaba who runs fastest 1500m of season in IAAF Diamond League series (Athletics Weekly) — World record-holder Genzebe Dibaba continued her winning ways at 1500m as the IAAF Diamond League series moved on to Rabat on… Read More »

World Bank provides half a billion dollars to Ethiopia

World Bank provides half a billion dollars to Ethiopia The World Bank Group today announces half a million dollars grant to the Government of Ethiopia for the implementation of Climate Action through Landscape Management (CALM) Program. (New Business Ethiopia) —… Read More »