CAF to launch the African Super League by August 2023

CAF to launch the African Super League by August 2023

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announces plans to launch the African Super League on August 10, 2023, in Tanzania. The CAF is the African football governing body founded in 1957 by Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, and South Africa. CAF is one of the six FIFA...
Sylvia Mulinge becomes the new CEO of MTN Uganda

Sylvia Mulinge becomes the new CEO of MTN Uganda

Sylvia Mulinge gets elected as the new CEO of MTN Uganda, effective October 1, 2022. Sylvia was chosen due to her 20 years of experience in strategic thinking, brand building, new business development, commercial execution, people growth & development in the...
Ethiopian Airlines opens a new 5-star hotel

Ethiopian Airlines opens a new 5-star hotel

The Skylight In-Terminal Hotel is the latest addition to the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The hotel, located in Terminal 02, was built for travelers who have long stopovers to freshen up or rest until their next flight. Guests are only allowed a one-night...
Algeria joins the Afeximbank

Algeria joins the Afeximbank

The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria becomes the 52nd member state of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). This leaves Afreximbank with three more states to achieve its mission of full continental coverage. Afreximbank recognized Algeria’s membership...
AfDB launches the first ESG African Frontier-Currency Bond

AfDB launches the first ESG African Frontier-Currency Bond

The African Development Bank (AfDB) launches the first environmental, social, and governance (ESG) African Frontier-Currency Bond issued by a multilateral development institution. The $5.07 million (19-billion Ugandan shilling (UGX)) 2-year theme bond, due June 2024,...
Lidya Tafesse becomes 1 of the 4 referees for WAFCON Morocco 2022

Lidya Tafesse becomes 1 of the 4 referees for WAFCON Morocco 2022

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) selects Lidya Tafessea to become 1 of the 4 referees for the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) Morocco 2022. The other referees are Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda, Shamira Nabadda from Uganda, and Suavis...
Fatmata Binta wins the 2022 Basque Culinary World Prize

Fatmata Binta wins the 2022 Basque Culinary World Prize

Sierra Leonean chef Fatmata Binta is the 1st African to win the 2022 Basque Culinary World Prize with $105,000. The Basque Culinary World Prize is an international achievement award given to a chef from anywhere in the world who has made outstanding contributions to...
Oromia Regional State completes over 20,000 development projects

Oromia Regional State completes over 20,000 development projects

Oromia Regional State has completed over 20,000 development projects built with ETB 42.5 billion. The projects include potable drinking water, small-scale irrigation dams, hospitals, schools, and other economic & social service provider projects. The operation was...
The Ghana Post wins the World’s Best EMS Customer Care

The Ghana Post wins the World’s Best EMS Customer Care

The Ghana Post won the World’s Best EMS Customer Care from the Universal Postal Union in Switzerland for the second time. The award recognizes the best Call Centers of Express Mail Service (EMS) Best Cooperative Members. The EMS Cooperative Board picks winners...
Dashen Bank launches a $4.4 million data center

Dashen Bank launches a $4.4 million data center

Dashen Bank launches a $4.4 million (ETB 230 million) next-generation Huawei FusionModule2000 data center solution built to Tier-III standards with integrated power, cooling, rack, cabling, & management systems. The Huawei FusionModule200 is an intelligent modular...
Mesfin Tassew becomes a member of IATA’s Board of Governors

Mesfin Tassew becomes a member of IATA’s Board of Governors

Mesfin Tassew becomes a member of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Board of Governors. He was elected at the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Transport Summit in Doha, Qatar. The IATA is a trade association representing 290 airlines in...
The Mastercard Wellness Pass solution to be launched in Ethiopia

The Mastercard Wellness Pass solution to be launched in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health, Mastercard, Gavi, and JSI partner to launch the Mastercard Wellness Pass solution. Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry aiming to create an inclusive digital economy globally. Gavi, the Vaccine...
Rwandan Awoke Ogbo turns plastic bottles into bricks

Rwandan Awoke Ogbo turns plastic bottles into bricks

Awoke Ogbo is a Rwandan undergraduate from the Global Challenges at Africa Leadership University based in Rwanda. He created Operation 414, a social enterprise idea that makes eco-friendly & affordable roads & pathways for Rwanda. Awoke found a way to turn...
Tadash Steel Manufacturing Industry opens a steel mill

Tadash Steel Manufacturing Industry opens a steel mill

Tadash Steel Manufacturing Industry opens a steel mill built with ETB 5.8 billion on 50,000 square meters of land in Dukem, Oromia. The steel mill has an iron melting capacity of 450 tons and a daily production capacity of 600 steel bars. The facility aims to employ...
Standard Bank launches the Africa Trade Barometer

Standard Bank launches the Africa Trade Barometer

Standard Bank launches the Africa Trade Barometer, the first-ever Biannual African Trade Index. The Barometer, published twice a year, is present in 20 African markets but will initially focus on ten countries: Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South...
Yefikir Design – Clothing Brand

Yefikir Design – Clothing Brand

Yefikir design is a clothing line that makes use of hand woven textiles that are abundant in Ethiopia. The brand turned into a stand-alone label in 2009. Working with the Ministry of Social and Labor Affairs, the brand has advocated for child labor-free products....
Zipline opens its first distribution center in Nigeria

Zipline opens its first distribution center in Nigeria

Zipline opens its first distribution center in Kaduna state, Nigeria, to start a drone delivery service. Zipline is a US-based logistics company that designs, manufactures, and operates the world’s most extensive automated delivery system. It aims to deliver critical...
Bethlehem Tilahun joins the Global Business Hall of Fame

Bethlehem Tilahun joins the Global Business Hall of Fame

The Global Business Hall of Fame, presented by JA Worldwide, is an online exhibit that features top entrepreneurs and business leaders from the last two centuries. The laureates are classified into two categories. The leader category recognizes executive-level...
Coca-Cola opens its fifth branch in Sebeta

Coca-Cola opens its fifth branch in Sebeta

Coca-Cola has been active in Ethiopia since 1959 in Abinet, Addis Ababa. Since then, the company has contributed to the country’s export revenue, investment, job creation, and shared opportunities for businesses & communities. It opened its fifth branch in...
Awash Bank partners with Service Cops to obtain a School Suite

Awash Bank partners with Service Cops to obtain a School Suite

Awash Bank is Ethiopia’s largest private bank, with 660 branches all over Ethiopia. It was founded in 1995 with 486 founding shareholders and a paid-up capital of ETB 24.2 million. It provides several services such as digital banking, foreign currency accounts,...
GLAD, Women’s Activewear

GLAD, Women’s Activewear

Grind Like a Doll (GLAD) is a women’s activewear brand based in Houston, Text. It’s a brand led by an Ethiopian creative, Dolly Girma, who combines luxury and comfort by designing pocket leggings and supportive sports bras. GLAD, founded by HTX creative Dolly Girma,...
UN Women launches its third Strategic Plan in Uganda

UN Women launches its third Strategic Plan in Uganda

UN Women is an international organization that focuses on ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) and creating Gender Equality & Women Empowerment. It collaborates with several local & international organizations and private & government sectors to...
Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

All Our Names (Knopf, 2014), How To Read the Air (Riverhead, 2010), and The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (Riverhead, 2010) are Dinaw Mengestu’s three books, all of which were named New York Times Notable Books (Riverhead, 2007). Mengestu is an Ethiopian...