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Boycott Bedele campaign catches fire on social media

Read more ...(OPride) – A hyperactive social media campaign to boycott Bedele Brewery’s exclusive sponsorship of controversial Ethiopian singer Tewodros Kassahun has garnered more than 13,000 supporters in less than 24 hours.

The dark side of Teddy Afro's fame and fortune

Read more ...by Tigist Geme

(OPride) – Ethiopia’s pop star Tewodros Kassahun, better known as Teddy Afro, is once again back in the limelight. Teddy made headlines last week with a comment published in the local Amharic magazine, Enqu, in which he condoned Menelik's greater Abyssinian campaign in southern Ethiopia as a holy war. Despite this disturbing statement and Teddy’s controversial past, local subsidaries for two multinational corporations – Heineken NV and Coca Cola Company – have recently signed Teddy to promote their products.

EAMRF: mass eye surgery campaign in Nejo and Gimbi a success

Read more ...(OPride) – Tamiru Banti’s father walked six and a half hours to get to Nejo Hospital so that his son can be seen by a volunteer eye doctor from California.

Adama General Hospital: setting standards for medical practice in Ethiopia

Read more ...by Ezekiel Gebissa

(OPride) – There is nothing attractive about going to a hospital in Ethiopia for any reason. Government hospitals are assigned specific public functions, including the provision of emergency services, clinical teaching and research, and equity of access.

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