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Ethiopia's KANA TV Draws Viewers with Localized Content

KANA TV, a new television offering in Ethiopia which is broadcast exclusively in the country's own lingua franca, KANA TV marks a breakthrough in Ethiopian televised entertainment. It may also signal a shift in Ethiopia’s much criticised media environment.

Major Peace Agreement Signed in South Sudan

On December 21, a major accomplishment took place in South Sudan. On that date all parties to the conflicts signed the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access, at a joint event in Addis Ababa.

Africa Needs to Develop Its Own Templates for Governance Solutions

Africa's leaders must look inwards for homegrown solutions, learning from its own experience to achieve structural transformation as an economy and society. That was the message sent by speakers at the 12th African Economic Conference (AEC) on December 4 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Over 44 Countries Call For Improving Job Opportunities for African Youth

At the close of the recent "Africa Talks Jobs" (ATJ) (www.AfricaTalksJobs.Africa) conference, more than 400 representatives of youth, business, education practitioners and policy-making from 44 countries in Africa and Europe have called for improving job perspectives of African Youth through employment oriented education and skills development.

5 African Economies Show High Promise for Belt and Road Investments

According to a new report by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is increasing BRI-related projects with up to US $350 billion over the next five years. Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Egypt are among the major African economies which may benefit from this substantial investment.

UN ECA Calls on African Countries to Use Climate Information Services

During a recent workshop in Addis Ababa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Special Initiatives Division Director, Ms. Fatima Denton, made a strong call to African countries to fully integrate Climate Information Services (CIS) into their policies, plans, programs and practice.

Ethiopia Training Program Helps Textile Entrepreneurs Get Started

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has already identified the African textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) industry as a target development area which could add jobs and financial growth to the continent. AfDB and its partners are taking that to the next step via a just-completed specialized training programme for startups and entrepreneurs in the TA&A sector.

Experts Urge Increased Spending on Research Infrastructure in Africa

A group meeting this past week in Addis Ababa, on 'building research infrastructure capacity in Africa to achieve sustainable development goals', pushed for significant increased expenditures on research infrastructure in order to support Africa's future sustainable growth.

Hyatt Plans to Add Six New Hotels In Africa by 2020

Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels & Resorts just announced plans to double the number of Hyatt Hotels in Africa by 2020. That will bring six new hotels in total in Africa, including ones in Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal and Marrakech.

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