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Addis Ababa to Host Ethiopian Premier League’s Final Games After Four-Year Hiatus

Addis Ababa to Host Ethiopian Premier League’s Final Games After Four-Year Hiatus

After four years of isolation, the Ethiopian Premier League is set to return to Addis Ababa, marking a significant moment for football enthusiasts across the country. The 2023/24 Ethiopian Premier League kicked off on October 1, 2023, following the release of the game schedule in August of the same year. The league's inaugural match pitted Adama Kenema against the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead. For the past four years, Premier League matches have been held at stadiums in Adama, Diredawa, Hawassa, and Bahirdar due to the renovation of the Addis Ababa stadium, necessitating…
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Thousands books to get married in a single day in Ethiopia

Thousands books to get married in a single day in Ethiopia

A grand spectacle is set to unfold in Ethiopia as a thousand couples are poised to embark on the journey of matrimony together on a single day. Facilitating this monumental event, Yament Events has formalized a partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, solidifying their commitment to unite couples and celebrate the institution of marriage. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Yament Events and the Ministry of Culture and Sports marks a pivotal moment in the endeavor to address challenges related to family formation. This ambitious project, known as 'Yeshi Gabicha' or ‘Marriage  of Thousands' is…
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Ethiopia Bans Thousands Sport Betting centers

Ethiopia Bans Thousands Sport Betting centers

The Addis Ababa Peace and Security Office has announced the closure of 3,241 sports betting houses in Addis Ababa. In its statement regarding sports betting houses, the bureau announced that action has been taken against 3,241 sports betting houses that were operating illegally. The betting game has caused serious problems for the city administration and the socio-economic life of the people on a daily basis, the office said in its statement. The bureau closed down the sports betting houses as they were causing harm to the younger generation beyond the scope of sports betting. Due to the high crime rate,…
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Universal Music Group and Sewasew Multimedia Signs Music Distribution agreement

Universal Music Group and Sewasew Multimedia Signs Music Distribution agreement

Universal Music Group and Sewasew Multimedia Sign First of Its Kind DSP Agreement for Ethiopian Market. Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, and Sewasew Multimedia, Ethiopia’s leading music and Entertainment Company, announced that they have signed a first of its kind distribution agreement for the Ethiopian market. Under the terms of the agreement, Sewasew Multimedia will be responsible for the digital distribution and marketing of UMG’s extensive catalog of music in Ethiopia. This includes music from UMG’s globally recognized labels, such as Def Jam, Interscope Records, Island Records, Motown Records, Republic Records, and Virgin Records, as…
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TECNO Becomes Official Sponsor of Africa Cup of Nations 2023

TECNO Becomes Official Sponsor of Africa Cup of Nations 2023

September 25th, 2023-- Global innovative technology brand TECNO, today announces its official partnership with the Confederation of African Football ("CAF") as the exclusive smartphone sponsor for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023. The partnership between TECNO and CAF was officially sealed during a momentous ceremony held in Singapore, witnessed by esteemed attendees including TECNO General Manager, Jack Guo and CAF General Secretary, Véron Mosengo-Omba. This collaboration marks the beginning of a thrilling new chapter for both sides. TECNO X CAF Partnership Signing Ceremony Jack Guo, TECNO General Manager(Left);  Véron Mosengo-Omba,  CAF General Secretary (Right) Mr Jack Guo,…
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Ethiopian boycotts Rema’s New year eve music concert

Ethiopian boycotts Rema’s New year eve music concert

Artists and sponsors canceled Ethiopia's New Year Eve music concerts Ethiopia will celebrate the 2016 New Year in five days and music concerts are organized on the eve of the new year. Sheraton luxury hotel is one of the music parties organizer on New Year's Eve in Addis Ababa. Advertisements are being broadcast in the media that foreign and Ethiopian musicians will perform at this music concert. Nigerian Afro bit star, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, and lij Michael, Kuku Sebsibie and other local musicians are about to perform at this New Year's concert. However, many Ethiopian are boycotting…
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Ethiopia wins gold and silver medals in women’s marathon

Ethiopia wins gold and silver medals in women’s marathon

Athlete Amane Beriso and Gotytom Gebreslase earned gold and silver medals for Ethiopia in the women's marathon world championship. The 19th World Athletics Championships, which are being hosted by Budapest, the capital of Hungary, are on its seventh day. In today's women's marathon, Ethiopia’s Aman Beriso and Gotytom Gebreslase won gold and silver medals The Moroccan athlete Fatma Gardadi finished the race in 3rd place. There are remaining competitions where Ethiopia can win more medals, and currently, it ranks fourth in the world with eight medals, including two gold, four silver and two bronze medals. As of today, the USA…
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Infinix mobile appoints Artist Selam Tesfaye as brand Ambassador

Infinix mobile appoints Artist Selam Tesfaye as brand Ambassador

Infinix Mobile Ethiopia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Selam Tesfaye as the brand's official Image Ambassador. Recognized for her talent, charisma, and influence, Mrs. Selam will represent Infinix Mobile Ethiopia in various promotional activities, contributing to the brand's growth and strengthening its connection with the Ethiopian market. Selam Tesfaye has solidified herself as a prominent personality in the Ethiopian entertainment and arts industries. Recognized for her talent, charm, and dedication to providing audiences with captivating experiences, she perfectly embodies the qualities that align with Infinix Mobile Ethiopia's values. Expressing her excitement about this partnership, Mrs. Tesfaye said,…
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Zanzibar banned men from braiding their hair

Zanzibar banned men from braiding their hair

Tanzania’s Zanzibar has banned men from braiding their hair, and those caught face a fine of Sh1 million($409), six months imprisonment, or both. Dr. Omar Adam, the executive secretary of the Council of Arts, Film, and Culture in Zanzibar, told local media outlet that this move is designed to protect Zanzibar tradition and culture. “Police will arrest all men who plait hair; this is not acceptable by the arts council, and there is a special permit for plaiting hair, which is Sh1 million, and we have set that price in order to deter them. Now it is your choice to…
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BMW chooses Artist Julie Mehretu to decorate its car

BMW chooses Artist Julie Mehretu to decorate its car

BMW Automobile company chooses Artist Julie Mehretu to decorate its car Ethiopian-born Julie Mehretu, who is known for her abstract paintings, was chosen to decorate the new BMW car. The BMW design projet is leading by international museum directors and curatorial judges stated that artist Julie Mehretu was chosen to design the car. The 'BMW Hybrid V8' car, which will be decorated by the works of artist Julie Mehretu, will be presented at the '24 Hours of Le Mans race' in June 2024. The artist has received numerous recognitions and awards for her work and won the MacArthur Fellowship Award…
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