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  • Ato Getahun Nana has been Appointed as President of DBE

    Ato Getahun Nana, the Vice Governor of National Bank of Ethiopia, has been appointed as the President of Development bank of Ethiopia (DBE) by Prime Minister H/Mariam Dessalegn on November 29, 2016.

    Ato Getahun Nana, the new President of DBE, was the Vice Governor of Financial Institutions Supervision Cluster in National Bank of Ethiopia for the last 7 years. His Presidency appointment will be effective today on November 30, 2016.

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  • Ethiopia: Prominent Ethiopian Astrophysicist Doctor Legesse Wotro died

    Prominent Ethiopian Astrophysicist Doctor Legesse Wotro died on yesterday April 27 2017 at his 67 year age. 

    Dr. Legesse was born in Arsi the previously known as Arsi Regional State of Ethiopia in 1950. He has earned his first Degree from His Majesty Emperor Hailesilassie University and his second degree from Addis Ababa University in Physics.

    He has also pursued his Masters Degree from the prestigious Sheffield United University  in Physics and his doctoral in Astrophysics from Colombia University.

    Dr Legesse has served in different capacities in the Ethiopian academic system  starting from a teacher in Nifas Silk Higher Secondary school and in his later ages as  lecturer and lead scientist in Addis Ababa Universiy for more than 40 years.

    Addis Ababa Universty has also honored the loss of one of its prominent doctors by witnessing that he was extraordinary astrophysicist who has invented  new ideas and contributed a lot in the field.

    He was also a father of a son and two daughters.

    Addis Ababa University has announced his burial is going to be held in St. Peter cemetery on April 28 2017 .



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  • U.S. Embassy Express Condolences to Ireecha Victims and Its Employees Donates Blood

    U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa on its official social media account issues a statement which expresses its deepest condolences to the Ireecha victims while employees of the embassy held blood donation.

    We express our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victims at the Irreecha celebration in Bishoftu. We hope that those with injuries will receive the care they need the statement reads.

    Mean while, The embassy added everyone at the Embassy has been touched and saddened by the recent loss of life in Ethiopia. Several of our American and Ethiopian employees organized a blood drive to show solidarity with the people of Ethiopia. While we have periodically done blood drives in the past, today's had the largest number of volunteers ever.

    In this small way, we hope give something of ourselves to those who are hurting and in need.


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