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Aysha Mohammed Appointed as Afar National Democratic Party Chairperson

Aysah Mahommed, who is the first woman to be Defence minister is assigned as a chairperson of Afar National Democratic Party (ANDP) which recently made some changes to leadership. The decision comes after the general assembly is held in Semera to discuss various issues including making reshuffles on leadership positions on the party. ANDP assembly decided to see its senior founders off to their retirement thereby consolidating the leadership of the young generation. The party also announced 12 newly elected…

President Sahle Work the Only African in Forbes 2018 Most Powerful Women List

President Sahlework Zewude, who has elected to be head of state of Ethiopia is elected as one of the 100 Most powerful women of 2018 by Forbes, an American business magazine, which is well known for its lists and rankings. Following the resignation of Mulatu Teshome, former president of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed nominated Sahle-Work, a long-serving diplomat and international civil servant and subsequently confirmed by parliament. According to Forbs list of the most powerful woman of 2018, Sahlework is the only African…

U.S. Embassy Launches Ethiopia Hacks! To Fund Computer Programmers

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa launched the first in a series of 12 hackathons under its Ethiopia Hacks! the program as part of its annual Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration. Ethiopia Hacks! is conducted in partnership with the Google Developers Group (GDG- Addis) and the Centre for Women’s Economic Environment (CAWEE). Each hackathon will challenge young tech developers to identify prototype solutions to challenges in Ethiopia. The theme of the first hackathon, held at the American Center in Addis Ababa, is…

Eritreans All Over the World Celebrate the Lifting of Sanctions on Eritrea

After the news of the lifting of sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago, Eritreans around the world celebrate. People in the capital Asmara were seen expressing their happiness waving their flag on streets. A range of international sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago was unanimously lifted by the Security Council on Wednesday, four months after the signing of a historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in July. The Eritrean Permanent Representative to the UN, Mr. Amanuel Giorgio, hailed…

Kinfe Dagnew Appears in Court Today

Kinfe Dagnew (Maj. Gen), former Director General of the state-owned Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC), Will Appear In Court today Facing Corruption Charges. The suspect was arrested yesterday in Humera town tried to leave the country in a border with Sudan. 28 suspects have been arrested from METEC on allegations of corruption, said Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said. They appeared in court yesterday. The court adjourned the next hearing until November 26, 2018. An arrest warrant was issued yesterday

Why Does Haile Gebrselassie Resign?

Haile Gebrselassie, the prominent runner, resigned as president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation on Monday, calling it a “sacrifice” for the sport. The decision came after the growing grievances of local athletes about training facilities and decision-making, which he believes are politically motivated. On Monday Haile gave briefed the media that he has been unhappy with recent complaints by athletes which some of the questions have hidden intention. The issue came to a head on Sunday at a local meet’s medal

Eritreans All Over the World Celebrate the Lifting of Sanctions on Eritrea

After the news of the lifting of sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago, Eritreans around the world celebrate. People in the capital Asmara were seen expressing their happiness waving their flag on streets. A range of international sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago was unanimously lifted by the Security Council on Wednesday, four months after the signing of a historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in July. The Eritrean Permanent Representative to the UN, Mr. Amanuel Giorgio,
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