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The Artwork Faces Criticism as AU Unveiled Statue of Emperor Haile Selassie

Many were expressing their happiness for the well deserving recognition as Haile Selassie is one of the founding father of AU. However, the public seems to have mixed feelings towards the statue, social media was awash with criticism of the artwork depicting Haile Selassie. He deserved a much better quality statue that fits his caliber and this one isn’t! I am not sure who did the sculpture artwork, Ethiopian twitter user wrote yesterday. Emperor Haile Selassie was finally duly recognized for his contribution to…

Nearly 36 Million Children in Ethiopia are Poor and Lack Access to Basic Social Services, a New Report Reveals

An estimated 36 million of a total population of 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, meaning they are deprived of basic goods and services in at least three dimensions, says a new report released today by the Central Statistical Agency and UNICEF. Titled “Multi-dimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia – First National Estimates,” the report studied child poverty in nine dimensions – development/stunting, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, and housing. Other dimensions…

Ethiopia Signs 130m Euros Grant Agreement with European Commission

A total amount of 130 million euros, about 4.1 billion birr grant agreement has been signed between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the European Commission, Office of the Prime Minister-Ethiopia reports today. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have witnessed the signing of three financing agreements in a ceremony held at Brussels the capital of Belgium. This grant has been availed to support sustainable energy initiatives, the establishment of…

Woman Gives Birth to Four Babies in North Wollo

A woman gives birth to four babies in North Wollo, Kobo Hospital, on December 29, 2018, Amhara Mass Media Reports today. The three babies are now in good health, said Aysheshim, the Medical Director at the hospital. Enat Sisay, the mother said she did not have the capacity to raise the four children. However, one infant needs some medical treatment because of minor health problems. According to, the Medical Director, the woman gives birth to one boy and three girls and it is the first time in the history of the…

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…
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