Monthly Archives: October 2016

What You Need to Know about Gebeya’s Training Opportunities

What You Need to Know about Gebeya’s Training Opportunities

Gebeya, headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is aiming to become the top software engineering and IT training academy in Africa. The company is preparing to start its second round of training in an effort to build a qualified IT workforce for Africa’s growing technology industry. The institute was co-founded by Hiruy Amanuel, a native Ethiopian… Read More…

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment by Menlo Park Police

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment by Menlo Park Police

A recent lawsuit shows how one community member stood up to the police officers who harassed him during a traffic stop in Menlo Park, a suburban community in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. Lawyers for investor and entrepreneur Hiruy Amanuel filed a lawsuit in federal court in November 2013 against the Menlo Park Police Department.… Read More…

How Is Ethiopia Building a Better Workforce?

How Is Ethiopia Building a Better Workforce?

Ethiopia suffers from a lack of qualified workers in many fields. For example, the African Health Observatory reports that the country has a health workforce of .7 per 1,000 people and a critical shortage of doctors, midwives, and dentists. (The organization recommends 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people.) And while Africa is establishing a technology… Read More…

What You Need to Know about the Annual Tigray Festival

What You Need to Know about the Annual Tigray Festival

People from across the US celebrate Tigray culture at the annual Tigray Festival, which includes parties, dancing, meetings, and other activities. Each year,  the five-day event is hosted by a different city. The most recent festival took place in August in Washington, D.C. The 2015 festival, which was held in Seattle, was thoroughly documented by… Read More…