Ethiopia confirms Andargachew’s extradition – Abraha Desta et al detained

Ethiopia’s counter-terrorism unit confirmed today that Andargachew Tsigie has been extradited to Ethiopia. Andargachew Tsigies, a British national and second-in-command of an Ethiopian rebel group, Ginbot-7, was detained at Sena’a airport, Yemen, on June 23, while in transit from Dubai to Eritrea, where the group’s armed unit is stationed. The detention was made public by…

Microsoft reveals 4Afrika IP Hub

Microsoft unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. The IP Hub will offer developers and independent software vendors the skills and tools necessary to develop, protect and monetise their innovations. The portal will pilot in Kenya for two…

Awards for Africa’s fast-growing tech firms

The Technology Fast 50 Africa Programme will recognise technology companies in Africa that have the fastest growth in revenue. Professional services firm Deloitte is relaunching a programme to recognise African technology businesses that have achieved the fastest rate of revenue growth over five years. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Africa for 2014 forms part of…

AAU Finds Technology to Remove Fluoride From Water

The Addis Ababa University announced that it has found a new way to remove fluoride from drinking water, a major challenge in the Rift Valley area in Ethiopia. The University has got patent right from the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office for the innovation to remove fluoride from drinking water using zeolite. The innovation is part…

Ethiopia: The Nation’s Major Threats and Tribulations

Political Intolerance, Unscrupulous Private Media, and Religious Extremism In Ethiopia: The Nation’s Major Threats and Tribulations The success of any country depends, among other things, on the strength and ingenuousness of its politicians (in the ruling party and in the opposition block) and of its actors in the private media as well as on the…

በኢ/ር ይልቃል አምባገነናዊ መዳፍ ሥር የወደቀው ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ

(በዳዊት መሉጌታ – የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ የወጣቶች ጉዳይ ም/ሀላፊ) Highlights: * ‹‹ኢ/ር ይልቃል ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ሲመሰረት አንድነትና መኢአድ ፓርቲ ድራሻቸው ይጠፋል፣ ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ደግሞ ብቻውን ነጥሮ ይወጣል በሚል የግሉ እሳቤ ነበር።›› * ‹‹ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ አዲስ የኢትዮጵያ ህገመንግስት እያረቀቀ ነው፤ በአንድ ሳምንት ውስጥ ለውይይት ይቀርባል በማለት ኢ/ር ይልቃል ከተናገረ ዓመት ሊሞላው ነው። ነገር ግን እስካሁን ድረስ ለህዝብ…