Addis Seeks Alternative Low-Cost Housing

[Ethiopian Herald] Short supply of affordable housing has become a major challenge for residents of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s largest urban center. The overwhelmingly rising demand, particularly by low and middle income groups necessitates the need to co…

[Ethiopian Herald] Short supply of affordable housing has become a major challenge for residents of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's largest urban center. The overwhelmingly rising demand, particularly by low and middle income groups necessitates the need to come up with alternative low-cost housing projects.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Time to Pick Up Phones, Update Online Sites

[Ethiopian Herald] At the heart of emergency time dialing numbers is the America’s 911. This emergency telephone number has already become popular number not just in the country of the service provider but also in other parts of the globe with some cou…

[Ethiopian Herald] At the heart of emergency time dialing numbers is the America's 911. This emergency telephone number has already become popular number not just in the country of the service provider but also in other parts of the globe with some countries adapting it including Canada. Now people outside of the US where the toll-free telephone number is reserved for emergency situations requiring the assistance of Police, Fire or Ambulance are familiar to it, thanks to their film industry, Hollywood.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Colors Behind the Curtain

[Ethiopian Herald] “I post my paintings on Facebook but never thought for once that someone from overseas could come to buy them. Then one day, an American woman, who is a doctor by profession, came to my place and told me that she saw the painting on …

[Ethiopian Herald] "I post my paintings on Facebook but never thought for once that someone from overseas could come to buy them. Then one day, an American woman, who is a doctor by profession, came to my place and told me that she saw the painting on my facebook page and she liked it," says Solomon Tsega Zeab, a young painter who graduated from Tigray College of Arts in 2011 with diploma.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Govt, Diaspora Discussion Platforms in Short Supply – Association

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Diaspora Association expressed its concern over lack of adequate platforms to bring the government and Diaspora together and promote amicable relations towards working in nation’s development.

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Diaspora Association expressed its concern over lack of adequate platforms to bring the government and Diaspora together and promote amicable relations towards working in nation's development.

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Confronting the Taboo in Multi-Ethnic State

[Ethiopian Herald] For a country like Ethiopia that has upwards of eighty ethnic groups, local and national administration does not come easy. Reconciling the interests of different groups and establishing a working system for unity and development is …

[Ethiopian Herald] For a country like Ethiopia that has upwards of eighty ethnic groups, local and national administration does not come easy. Reconciling the interests of different groups and establishing a working system for unity and development is always a major challenge. The long standing measure has been the complete denouncement of ethnic identity and a common allegiance to nationality. In case that fails, would the recognition of ethnic identities be an option?

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Exclusive Breastfeeding Is It!

[Guardian] Although, health professionals say breast milk contains all the nourishments a new born needs for proper development in the early stages and later in life, out of the approximately seven million children born in Nigeria every year according …

[Guardian] Although, health professionals say breast milk contains all the nourishments a new born needs for proper development in the early stages and later in life, out of the approximately seven million children born in Nigeria every year according to the 2014 National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHS), only 25 per cent are exclusively so breastfed from age zero to six months. This in turn denies millions of such children the benefits of breast milk, an unnecessary and unacceptable phenomenon that should be vigor

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An Ethiopian Little Gem in Science, Technology

[Ethiopian Herald] Nowadays, countries at different levels of development increasingly recognize that innovation is critical for maintaining a competitive capacity in the global economy, as well as for facilitating economic diversification and holistic…

[Ethiopian Herald] Nowadays, countries at different levels of development increasingly recognize that innovation is critical for maintaining a competitive capacity in the global economy, as well as for facilitating economic diversification and holistic progress. It has been clear for long that innovation is the engine of technological breakthroughs throughout any economy led by new entrepreneurs and businessmen eager to apply their new ideas of science and technology.

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TV Channels – Growing in Number, Less in Content

[Ethiopian Herald] The number of satellite TV broadcasters has seen dramatic increase in just few years but scholars question whether their local news and program contents are designed in a way to promote the social, political and economic aspects of t…

[Ethiopian Herald] The number of satellite TV broadcasters has seen dramatic increase in just few years but scholars question whether their local news and program contents are designed in a way to promote the social, political and economic aspects of the country beyond entertaining the public and making profits.

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Due Attention to Innovative, Alternative Housing Schemes

[Ethiopian Herald] One of the pressing issues that the rapidly growing Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s primate city, has been facing is serious housing problem. The capital is struggling to give its growing population opportunities to obtain decent, sustainabl…

[Ethiopian Herald] One of the pressing issues that the rapidly growing Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's primate city, has been facing is serious housing problem. The capital is struggling to give its growing population opportunities to obtain decent, sustainable and affordable housing. The problem requires multifaceted solutions, new approaches, technologies and alternatives.

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Prominent Opposition Leader Bekele Gerba Denied Bail

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -A panel of three judges at the Federal High Court 4th criminal bench have today passed a decision denying the request for bail submitted by Bekele Gerba, (pictured), first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federali…

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -A panel of three judges at the Federal High Court 4th criminal bench have today passed a decision denying the request for bail submitted by Bekele Gerba, (pictured), first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

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