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Miss World ditches ‘sexist bikini round’ after 63 years

The Miss World beauty pageant will no longer feature a swimsuit competition. The iconic ‘bikini round’, where contestants from around the world pose in swimsuits, has been ditched by the...

UN probe uncovers targeting of civilians, abductions and sexual violence in South Sudan

In a report issued today, the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said there is reason to believe that at least 11 civilians were killed and several other...

Ethiopia says bond will not finance GERD

Ethiopia will not spend a penny of the one billion US dollar it generated through the Euro bond to finance the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sufian Ahmed, Minister of Finance and Economic...

UDJ launches election campaign dubbed “2007 for Change”

Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), one of the prominent opposition parties in Ethiopia, launched on Tuesday its election campaign strategy dubbed “2007 for Change” ahead of the upcoming...

Ethiopian cargo qualifies for EU security regulation

The Ethiopian Airlines cargo hub in Addis Ababa qualified for the new European Union cargo security regulation called the ACC3. Following the interception of explosives on board a UPS freighter...

EPRDF to run uncontested in Harari

The only two opposition parties in contention for the seat of the Harari Regional State Council announced their withdrawal from the upcoming elections paving the way for the Ethiopian Peoples’...

Ethiopian Engineer make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip

Ethiopian Engineer Semere Tadesse & his colleagues at University of Minnesota make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip. Ethiopian graduate student Semere Tadesse at University...

New computer system predicts malaria outbreaks in Ethiopia

Scientists have created a computer system that will help predict malaria outbreaks in northwestern Ethiopia. The advance warning system, which uses local epidemiological information and real-time...

Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from U.S.

Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the United States in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, considered a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting...

Sponsors pay SR400,000 arrears to housemaids

Saudi sponsors in the capital last month paid SR400,000 in money owed to housemaids being held at the government’s detention centers, Arab News has learned. Now that they have received their...

Health Ministry ordered an investigation on an Indian eye care center OIA

Following a news article on the alleged medical mishap at the Indian eye care center, OIA, the Ethiopian health ministry has ordered an investigation into the workings of the center. OIA was...

Directive on law banning smoking at public spaces enacted in Ethiopia

Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and control Authority enacted directive of the law that bans smoking in public spaces. The directive calls for banning smoking at public places,...

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