Editor-in-Chief to Be Freed Despite 18-Month Jail Sentence
[Addis Standard] In what came as a big moment of relief to family and friends, despite it being a further blow to freedom of the press in Ethiopia, the federal high Court 19th criminal bench has this morning sentenced Journalist Getachew Shiferaw editor-in-chief of a local Amharic newspaper Negere-Ethiopia, established by the opposition Semayawi (Blue) Party to one year and six months in jail, a time period he has already served since his first arrest on December 25, 2015.
High Court Convicts Editor of Inciting Subversion
[CPJ] The Ethiopian Federal High Court's conviction of Getachew Shiferaw, editor of the news website Negere Ethiopia, on charges of inciting subversion is a further blow to press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
The First Engine Factory Opens in Meqelle
[Addis Fortune] The factory lies on a 30ha plot of land and was erected with 350 million Birr
Bereft Sudanese Farmers Call for Swift Action On Ethiopian Border
[Radio Dabanga] El Fashanga -The farmers on Sudan's eastern border in El Fashaga area in El Gedaref refute statements of state Governor Mirghani Saleh regarding the return of all agricultural land in the border strip from Ethiopian farmers.
Court Jails Former Opposition Exec for Facebook Posts
[Addis Standard] Addis Ababa -The Federal High court fourth criminal bench has today sentenced Yonatan Tesfaye, social media activist and former public relations head of the opposition Blue Party to six years and three months in jail.
Africa Rising - Tedros Elected to Head WHO by Wide Margin
[allAfrica] Cape Town -After a bruising end to an aggressive campaign, Africa's choice to lead the UN World Health Organization prevailed over Britain's candidate David Nabarro at the World Health Assembly in Geneva Tuesday. The final vote was 133 for Ethiopia's former health minister to 50 for Nabarro, with each member state having one vote.
Ethiopia Celebrates First African Leader of the World Health Organization
[Deutsche Welle] Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes to expand healthcare access for the world's poor. But his tenure as former Ethiopian health minister has not been without controversy.
Govt Takes Plunge to Improve Traceability of Speciality Coffee Beans
[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia, the world's fifth-largest coffee producer and home of Arabica, has overhauled the way it markets the commodity in an effort to increase export earnings and clamp down on a thriving domestic black market.
Traction of Diaspora Bonds for Financing Industrialisation
[Citizen] This is the third in a series of articles discussing the concept of bonds, and how their various forms and diversity (treasury bonds, infrastructure bonds, industrial bonds, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, diaspora bonds, sovereign bonds, green bonds, etc) can be used as tools for financing our development. As you may recall, I started writing these series by stating the obvious fact: that in order to succeed, our development visions, policies, plans and strategies must be underpinned by an equivalent tr
'All Roads Lead to Universal Coverage' - New WHO Head Tedros
[Al Jazeera] Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO), becoming the first African to lead the United Nations health agency.
World Health Assembly Elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to Lead WHO
[WHO] Geneva -Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO.
WHO Vote â€“ Will It Save Our Lives?
[allAfrica] Cape Town -There is high drama in Geneva as health experts worry whether politics will outweigh accountability and experience in tomorrow's down-to-the-wire balloting for Director-General of the UN World Health Organization.
Ethiopian Judicial System Must Win Over Public Trust, Confidence
[Addis Fortune] It is not unusual to hear people preferring not to file cases before the courts to claim their rights through them, despite the fact that article 37 of the Ethiopian Constitution reads "every person has the right to bring justifiable disputes to and to obtain a decision or judgment by, a court of law or, where appropriate, by another body with judicial power."
Italian Govt Calls for Proposals to Avail â‚¬20 Million
[Addis Fortune] The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (IADC), acting on behalf of the Italian government, has called for proposals for its 20 million Euro project called Stemming Irregular Migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia (SINCE). The project is expected to help the challenges of irregular migration in Ethiopia.
Construction to Get PM Led Council
[Addis Fortune] A new bill, which has been designed by the Ministry of Construction, sent to the office of Attorney General for review
Political Trust - Key for Overall Well-Being
[Addis Fortune] Do citizens trust the Ethiopian government? Ask a rational person this question, and their answer would probably be something like 'yes and no' or 'well, it depends'. Perhaps trying to answer such broad a question is apparently futile since, first of all, not all citizens will trust their governments.
Judgment Execution, Another Nightmare for Justice Seekers
[Addis Fortune] If someone once won a civil legal case, which that person had been fighting in courts, and was assured that this person is the winner of the civil case, it does not mean the case is concluded. And a judgment creditor will not be delivered with the property or the money which the court ruled for him/her.
As Ethiopian Seeks to Head WHO, Outbreak at Home Raises Questions
[VOA] Ethiopia is battling an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) that has affected more than 32,000 people. At the same time, Ethiopia's former minister of health, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is a candidate to lead the World Health Organization.
Get to Know the Nominees for Post of Director General, WHO
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Three candidates vying for the post of Director General of World Health Organization (WHO) were selected by the WHO Executive Board and presented to World Health Assembly that is going on in Geneva.
ERA Awards 17.4 Billion Birr Road Projects to Local, Foreign Contractors
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) awarded road construction and renovation projects worth 17.4 billion Birr to local and foreign contractors.