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Ethiopia’s Silver Screen Shines: Thriving Amidst Digital Piracy Challenges

Ethiopia’s Silver Screen Shines: Thriving Amidst Digital Piracy Challenges

A Flourishing Film Industry with Continental Appeal Ethiopia's film industry is currently experiencing a remarkable renaissance, captivating audiences with a surge of engaging, locally produced stories. This growth is fueled by the expanding presence of Pay-Tv platforms like DStv and Canal+, which offer dedicated Ethiopian movie channels. Notably, DStv's Abol TV has played an instrumental role by investing in the creation of local content. This collaborative effort, combined with the commitment of local free-to-air channels like EBS, ARTS TV, and ETV to prioritize original Ethiopian productions, has propelled the entire Ethiopian film production sector forward. However, a significant challenge looms…
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THE VOICE OF THE LANDSCAPE

THE VOICE OF THE LANDSCAPE

Tukusanyukidde! "this Ugandan phrase that translates to "welcome "in English is a warm and inviting greeting that embodies the hospitality and openness of the Baganda people. In the enchanting land of Uganda, nature parents a breathtaking masterpiece. From the lush green landscapes, greeneries, melodious echoes from the parks, the natural havens that home an orchestra of wildlife, the awe-inspiring falls, and the rich tradition of the Baganda people, these are just a few examples of the extraordinary diverse tapestry of Uganda's tourism awaiting with open arms for your eager exploration! Uganda, often hailed as the "Pearl of Africa," a term…
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Diffusion and delusion tactic on Adowa : From victimhood to vindictive mentality

Diffusion and delusion tactic on Adowa : From victimhood to vindictive mentality

By Dereje Yimer The political horizon of Adowa  The victory of Adowa is a critical juncture in the course of mankind’s history.  Its impact goes beyond the horizon of Africa. Those who traced their origin from Africa and lived in North America and Caribbean used the victory as a means of boasting their black identity.   The indomitable spirit of black consciousness has laid its foundation on Adowa.  The prominent black nationalists, Marcus Garvey, came up with the motto of” one aim, one God and one Destiny” for all blacks with the thought of invincibility  in front of a formidable…
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Cholera Outbreak Kills 515 people in Ethiopia

Cholera Outbreak Kills 515 people in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Amidst global cholera vaccine shortages, highly targeted interventions could prove an effective response Sixteen countries around the world, including Ethiopia, have currently declared active cholera outbreaks. With a massive global oral cholera vaccine shortage, equating to demand exceeding up to four times global production capacity for the past two years, there is an urgent need for affected countries to adapt their existing approaches for responding to outbreaks. In collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health (MoH), MSF is implementing an innovative strategy known as ‘CATI’ or Case Area Targeted Intervention to respond to a cholera outbreak in Jigjiga, the capital…
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The Importance of Youth Investment in Africa

The Importance of Youth Investment in Africa

Youth power: MultiChoice develops young professionals for future success As global populations age, Africa remains a bastion of youthful promise, with around 70% of the continent's population below the age of 30. This youthful demographic can be an asset – but only if it is developed, by empowering young people through training, and by giving them a stake in the growth of their countries' economies. Helping to develop young people's abilities and expanding the pool of skills is also in the interests of industry and big business. Skills drive economies. In line with this need to invest in people, is…
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Minimum Wage Fixing in Ethiopia: A long overdue & unanswered demand

Minimum Wage Fixing in Ethiopia: A long overdue & unanswered demand

By Solomon Zena Existing records within the Ethiopian trade union movement indicate that the issue of fixing a minimum wage in Ethiopia has long been overdue and remains unaddressed to this day. Seeking resolution, the Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions (CETU) has persistently appealed to policymakers and influencers to uphold the country's laws and respond to demands that have been stalled since 2019. Despite delays in implementing the law and responding to demands, Ethiopia has demonstrated its commitment to establishing a minimum wage system by taking several significant steps in that direction. Firstly, it has enshrined the legality of a…
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Global security depends on ambitious climate action

Global security depends on ambitious climate action

By Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission “Present trends are racing our planet down a dead-end 3°C temperature rise”, explained UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently. If we do not act decisively, climate change will pose an existential threat for humanity in coming decades. It is already a major risk multiplier for conflict and instability. Since 2008, floods and heatwaves have led to the forcible displacement of more than 20 million people every year according to UNHCR. According to the World Bank, by 2050, more than one billion…
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TECNO Unveils a new Phantom V Flip 5G mobile phone

TECNO Unveils a new Phantom V Flip 5G mobile phone

Meet the TECNO Phantom V Flip 5G, the ultimate device for Multitasking and Entertainment If you are looking for a smartphone that combines style, performance and innovation, then you should check out the TECNO Phantom V Flip. This is the first vertical foldable phone from TECNO Mobile, and it offers a unique and versatile experience that will make you stand out from the crowd. It is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to experience the best of both worlds: a compact flip phone and a large-screen smartphone The V Flip’s exterior is covered with vegan leather. What makes it…
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Why African Youth Are Key To Transformative Climate Action

Why African Youth Are Key To Transformative Climate Action

For many years, Africa has been a part player in climate conversations on the global stage despite the increasingly adverse effects of climate change on its natural ecosystems. Going forward, this needs to change. As the continent initiates deliberate measures to cement its status as a leader in transformative climate action, its young population will be a key part of the equation. Today, people aged 35 or younger are more than 75% of the total population in Sub-Saharan Africa. Moreover, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) estimates that young Africans are expected to account for 42% of the total world youth…
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Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy, principles highlighted during event in Geneva

Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy, principles highlighted during event in Geneva

During the ongoing Human Rights Council session in Geneva at the iconic UN HQ, Palais des Nations, the principles of Mahatma Gandhi were highlighted to commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence. In a side event during the ongoing HRC session, diplomatic missions and INGOs, on the occasion of Gandhiji’s birth anniversary, on October 2, observed the “International Day of Non-Violence: Preventing HR violations by Drawing Inspiration from the Principles of Non-Violence." The speakers highlighted the path-breaking role of Mahatma Gandhi and thanked India and its ethos for having given the world this visionary which contributed not only to India’s independence…
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