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Ethiopia launched its First Space Observatory Satellite

Ethiopia’s first remote sensing satellite was launched on Friday, 20th December 2019 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre located in Shanxi Province of China. The Satellite named- ETRSS-1, was launched as a secondary payload into space by the 3-stage Chinese orbital carrier rocket- Long March 4B (CZ-4B). ETRSS-1 will be used for mining, environmental observations, ..

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s long-running border conflict with neighboring Eritrea. His peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war.  Abiy was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in ..

World Population Prospects 2019

The World Population Prospects 2019 report by the United Nations makes the following observations: The world’s population is expected to increase by two billion people from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050. More than half of the projected increase in the global population by 2050 will be concentrated in nine countries, led by ..

2019 edition of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD)

The World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is observed every year on 3rd May as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom throughout the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of ..

Negasso Gidada, former president of Ethiopia passed away

Negasso Gidada, former president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Negasso Gidada passed away in Germany where he was undergoing medical treatment. He was 75. He was the president of Ethiopia between 1995 and 2001.He served as president for six years until he fell out with the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s administration. He ..

Negasso Gidada, former President of Ethiopia, passes away

Dr. Negasso Gidada (75), the former President of Ethiopia, has passed away in Frankfurt, Germany on April 27, 2019. He was president between 1995 and 2001 and was the first head of state after Ethiopia adopted a new constitution transforming the country into a federal state, with increased autonomy given to the different regions. The ..

Sahle-Work Zewde becomes first-ever female President of Ethiopia

Sahle-Work Zewde has been elected the first-ever female President of Ethiopia unanimously by members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly on 25 October 2018. She succeeded Mulatu Teshome, who resigned in unclear circumstances. The President of Ethiopia, is largely a ceremonial one, with executive power effectively being exercised by the Prime Minister. Here, Presidents are elected ..

Prime Minister of Ethiopia Meles Zenavi passed away

Meles Zenavi, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, died of prolonged illness. He was 57. After his death, the charge of the acting prime minister will be assumed by its Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.