Sweegen Expands Sugar Reduction Portfolio With High-Intensity Sweetener Brazzein

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Oct. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sweegen is expanding its extensive sweetener portfolio in early 2022 with the zero-calorie, high-intensity sweetener brazzein.  The product was developed in collaboration with long-term innovation partner Conagen, which has scaled it to commercial production. Brazzein is a small, heat-stable protein, 500 to 2,000 times sweeter […]

Ethiopia’s PM Sworn in For Second Term As War Spreads

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war. Abiy’s Prosperity Party was declared the winner of parliamentary elections earlier this year in a vote criticized and at times boycotted by opposition parties but described by some […]

Police Arrest Ethiopia Insider’s Founder

WASHINGTON — Journalist Tesfalem Waldyes, the founder and editor-in-chief of Ethiopia Insider, an Ethiopian news and analysis website, is in police custody, according to media reports. Tesfalem’s colleagues and friends said his whereabouts hadn’t been known since Saturday, but federal police confirmed his detention to the BBC, saying there is nothing to be concerned about. Police didn’t […]

UN Aid Officials Expelled by Ethiopia Depart for ‘Safety’ Reasons

UNITED NATIONS — Seven U.N. humanitarian officials expelled by Ethiopia are no longer in the country, the world body confirmed Monday. “They have been moved from the country to ensure their safety,” U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said. “Our priority is to make sure that our staff can go about their work safely,” he said when questioned […]

Secret Wealth of High-Profile Individuals Revealed in ‘Pandora Papers’ Leak

LONDON — World leaders, politicians and pop stars are among the thousands of individuals revealed to be concealing huge wealth through a network of anonymous companies. The documents, known as the Pandora Papers and published Sunday, are part of a leak of almost 12 million files from the archives of several legal firms, which shed light […]

Abiy Ahmed sworn in as Ethiopian Prime Minister for a new 5-year-term

ADDIS ABABA, Ahmed Ali has been sworn in in front of Parliament as Prime Minister of Africa’s second-most populous nation, Ethiopia.   The PM who had been in office since 2018 begins a new five-year mandate after his party won majority seats in the Parliament.   “After a landslide victory in June’s Ethiopian elections which […]

Algerian FM, Former Nigerian President Arrive in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Foreign Affairs Minister of Algeria, Ramtane Lamamra has arrived in Addis Ababa to attend the inaugural ceremony of new government formation in Ethiopia. Foreign Affairs State Minister Redwan Hussein and other Ethiopian government officials received the Algerian Foreign Minister at Bole International Airport. Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has also arrived in Addis […]

Tagese Chafo Re-elected as Speaker of Newly Formed House of Peoples’ Representative

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today establishing its new government based on the June 21 election. On its founding session, the House of Peoples’ Representative has re-elected Tagesse Chafo as the speaker of the house for the next five years. The House elected Tagese with 419 supports and 6 abstentions without opposition. It is indicated that the […]