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08 February 2016 News Round-Up


H&M launches industrial relations programme in Ethiopia

February 08, 2016 

Swedish clothing major H&M, International Labour Organization (ILO) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have launched an industrial relations project aiming to improve the development of a socially sustainable… 5,199 more words

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In the Fastest-Growing African Economy, Government is the Fuel

Ethiopia is leaning on public spending, Chinese investment for its 8 percent-plus growth pace

by William Davison


Ethiopia is the new flavor of the month for Africa watchers. 405 more words


UNICEF and EU save new-born lives in rural Ethiopia

By Efa Workineh, CBNC Project Officer, Save the Children, Ethiopia; Tadesse Bekele, Regional Programme Manager, Save the Children, Ethiopia; Hailemariam Legesse, Health Specialist, UNICEF Ethiopia; Asheber Gaym, Health Specialist, UNICEF Ethiopia… 1,063 more words


Diederik Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius)

I took this photo of the ‘difficult to spell’ Diederik Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius) at Lake Ziway, one of the Rift Valley lakes in Ethiopia.


Maternal and New-born supplies handed over to Enhance Skills for Delivery in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, 26 January 2016 Today, a handover ceremony was held at Kotebe Primary Hospital to deliver essential basic emergency obstetric and new-born care supplies and a full set of anaesthesia and operation theatre equipment as part of the “Enhancing Skills for Delivery in Ethiopia” (ESDE) project. 581 more words


“I could help my family be free from poverty if I was educated. Not if I am married.” Lakech, 13

By Elizabeth Willmott-Harrop

Lakech*, aged 13, is from a poor family in the Bandani Kebele (neighbourhood) of the Dangla Woreda (district) in Amhara, Ethiopia. Her father, 55, is frail from ill health and her mother, 45, supports the family on her own. 702 more words


Rüppell's Weaver (Ploceus galbula)

The weavers are a wonderful family of birds, so named for the amazing nests that they ‘weave’. I took this photo of a Rüppell’s Weaver ( 18 more words