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Oromiya demotes, sacks 829 officials

Addis Ababa, 14 April 2016 (WIC) – The Oromiya Regional State announced that it has taken administrative measures against 829 mid and high level officials in a bid to ensure…

Coca-Cola advert banned in Kenya over kissing scene

Kenya’s Film Classification Board (KFCB) has forced Coca-Cola to scrap a kissing scene in a television advert because it “violated family values”. In the three-second scene two strangers have a…

Sudanese journalists on visit to GERD

Addis Ababa, April 11, 2016 (FBC) – Sudanese journalists’ visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will create better understanding on the benefit of the mega project to downstream…

Mobile drought insurance to protect Africa’s farmers

A mobile insurance scheme to help small-scale farmers in Kenya ensure their agricultural produce against drought and other natural disasters is spreading to other parts of Africa, as Neil Ford…

Hailemariam congratulates Ismail Omar Guelleh on winning election

EBC, April 9, 2016)- Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh won Djibouti presidential election by winning 87% vote. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn congratulated President Ismail Omar Guelleh on winning the…

Chinese conglomerate to invest $350mn to set up textile plant in Ethiopia

Chinese conglomerate Jiangsu Sunshine Group plans to make investment of $350 million to set up a textile plant in Ethiopia in a bid to boost the country’s textile industry as…