Meet the artist behind Beyonce’s pregnancy photo

BBC - Beyonce's pregnancy announcement portrait is now the most liked Instagram post of all time. But who is the artist behind the image? The photo of Beyonce wearing a veil and cradling her stomach has now been liked over eight million times. This might not be a big deal for the 35-year-old … [Read more...]

Ethiopian Graduates 322 Aviation Professionals

Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, a full ICAO Trainer Plus Member and IATA Authorized Global Training Center, is pleased to announce that it has graduated 47 pilots, 92 aviation maintenance technicians, 50 cabin crew and 133 marketing professionals in a graduation … [Read more...]

Al Shabaab takes Somali town from Ethiopian, govt troops; no resistance

Reuters - Islamist militant group al Shabaab took control on Wednesday of a town in southern Somalia after African Union peacekeepers and government troops abandoned it, residents and the group said. Ethiopian troops in the peacekeeping force known as AMISOM, government soldiers and al Shabaab … [Read more...]

Opinion: Human rights, development and American credibility in Ethiopia

By David Thompson Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa took complete control of the conversation surrounding his outstanding performance in Rio. Typically, conversations after an Olympic event circle around the standard, “What were you thinking during the last mile?” or opportunities to talk of … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa issues travel warning to it’s Citizens

The U.S. Embassy is monitoring recent social media reports of planned protests and demonstrations in the Oromia region this coming weekend of August 6-7, 2016. The disseminated messages call for protests at all district and zonal level capitals across Oromia. The U.S. Embassy is restricting all … [Read more...]

President Uhuru Kenyatta heads to Ethiopia for Igad summit on South Sudan

President Uhuru Kenyatta travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday to attend an Igad Summit on South Sudan. The President will join other leaders at the meeting in the latest regional effort to push for a lasting solution to the challenges facing the world’s youngest nation. Fresh fighting … [Read more...]

Ethiopia suspends medicine import from 11 Egyptian manufacturers

The Ethiopian Health Ministry has suspended the importation of pharmaceuticals from 11 Egyptian manufacturers following a visit to Egypt that indicated the factories did not meet Ethiopian health standards. A delegation from the Ethiopian Ministry inspected 13 companies and found that in 11 … [Read more...]

Undercover Israeli cops punish nightclubs for racism against Ethiopians

Israeli special forces police raided nine nightclubs after evidence surfaced that the clubs were discriminating against Ethiopians, prohibiting them from entering, al-Masdar reported. Israeli police revealed they had started a broad campaign in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Beersheva after gathering … [Read more...]

Ethiopia abstains UN online freedom resolution

Reporter - Ethiopia has refrained from voting on the United Nations online freedom resolution, which reaffirms internet access as a human right and condemns any country which disrupts internet access of citizens in violation of this international human right. The resolution for the “Promotion, … [Read more...]

US Man Arrested Attempting to Smuggle 18 Pounds of Heroin From Ethiopia

A 60-year-old man who tried smuggle 18 pounds of heroin into the country after arriving from Ethiopia was thwarted while going through customs Sunday morning at Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities said. Alfred Battle had a "false bottom" in two duffle bags, according to Port … [Read more...]