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July 2014

Bench Events, the organizer of The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the world’s leading conference on hospitality investment in Africa, has unveiled a thought-provoking program and high caliber speaker line-up for AHIF 2014, under the theme ‘Reaching New Heights’. The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) 2014 is scheduled to take place on 29 Sept – 1 Oct in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Around 200 policymakers, decision makers and experts on fistula convened at the national conference on fistula elimination under the theme “Ending Fistula and Transforming Lives by 2020.” The Federal Ministry of Health is leading the development of an action plan to accelerate the elimination of obstetric fistula by the year 2020 and is hosting the conference to inform stakeholders about the action plan and to provide them with an opportunity to contribute to and enrich the plan.

Kiram Tadesse

Ambo University announced it has fired Zelalem Kibert, the detained lecturer and a member of the blogging collective, Zone 9, on a letter dated July 02, 2014.

Signed by Dr. Lakew Wondimu, Academic and Research Vice President of the University, the letter requested Zelalem “to return” all materials and works he has been handling back to the University.