The recent UK ban on the popular herb Khat is said to be threatening the livelihoods of farmers and exporters in Ethiopia. However, traders in Somalia are not complaining as they are now able to buy the drug at a fraction of the original price.
Ethiopia is intensifying the hunt for new markets within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), a significant step that is expected to usher in a new era of trade liberalization.
Addis Ababa has more than 3 million people, but there are just 63 public toilets. At one, in the oldest part of the city, there is constant activity and bustle as people queue to pay varying prices for a urinal, full cubicle or shower in the white-tiled facility inside a circular yellow building.
Ethiopian banks consortium EthSwitch has selected Swiss-based BPC Banking Technologies’ SmartVista for national switching operations in Ethiopia. The company zeroed in on SmartVista because of its functionality, and advanced technology, BPC said.
Sharon Daly taught elementary students in Oxnard for 37 years but had a past life she rarely mentioned to her young students.
Pro-Russian rebels have opened up a new front in south-eastern Ukraine.
Reports say they have taken the town of Novoazovsk, on the Sea of Azov, and are heading for the key port of Mariupol.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, said the epidemic would need an "unprecedented" response to bring it under control.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for an extraordinary summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government that is expected to discuss the humanitarian crisis and governance issues in South Sudan.
Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has emphasized that human capital is the one-most important asset necessary for East Africa’s eventual success, saying that young people in the region need to commit themselves to work.
“13 Months of Sunshine” goes a popular Ethiopian tourism slogan. Ever wondered what it means?
A brochure lures visitors with a promise to “Come to Ethiopia and enjoy 13 months of sunshine.”