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Blind Ethiopian lawyer and activist Yetnebersh Nigussie wins Right Livelihood Award
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Lifestyle Blind Ethiopian lawyer and activist Yetnebersh Nigussie wins Right Livelihood Award

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.

First in Africa: Ethiopia introduces first smart parking system
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Politics and Society First in Africa: Ethiopia introduces first smart parking system

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 surpasses Kenya to become east Africa’s top economic giant
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Politics and Society Ethiopia surpasses Kenya to become east Africa’s top economic giant

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.