Located in the heart of Ethiopia is Lalibela, a town where eleven monolithic rock-hewn churches are. These old Temples are not only the biggest in the world but are also a UNESCO World Heritage site, yet much mystery still surrounds their construction.
Blind Ethiopian lawyer and activist Yetnebersh Nigussie 2017’s joint winner of the Right Livelihood Award is a force for inclusion, saying: ‘If I can excel…bring about my own change, I can help others.” She was honoured for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities. The award is also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.
Ethiopian Airlines has maintained its position as Africa’s leading airline. After recently acquiring the Airbus A-350 XWB, Ethiopian Airlines will in October receive Africa’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline is targeting $10bn in revenue by 2025.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and fastest growing airline in Africa, has achieved yet another remarkable feat, winning the SKYTRAX World Airline Award for The Best Airlines in Africa at the Paris Air Show on June 20, 2017. A hearty congratulations on the award.
Ethiopia’s high economic growth can be linked to the country’s use of new technologies. The country recently introduced Africa’s first smart parking system. This parking system is cheaper and more efficient. 90 cars can be parked in a space which previously parked 9 cars. Certainly a project other countries and cities can emulate.
Ethiopia has surpassed Kenya to become east Africa’s top economic giant. According to data from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Ethiopia’s annual economic output, (Gross Domestic Product – GDP), hit $72.52 billion (Sh7.4 trillion) last year from $64.68 billion in 2015 and is expected to touch $78.3 billion this year. Ethiopia opened a Sh3 billion gap against former leader Kenya to make it east Africa’s top economic giant. Ethiopia’s growth has been attributed to public-led spending on infrastructure and a robust domestic demand.
Dozens of people are still missing after a massive garbage landslide, which has killed about 115 people in the Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Close to 150 people were working at the site at the time the landslide occurred.
Today we visit the Omo River valley in Ethiopia where the Hamer ethnic community lives. The Hamer ethnic group has a unique initiation ritual that involves bull jumping. This practice is still practiced today.
Many Ethiopians regard Castro as the man who saved their country. Somalis view him as the man who denied them the Greater Somalia re-union