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Andualem Sisay Gessesse

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About Andualem
Andualem Sisay Gessesse is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
I am an Ethiopian journalist with over a decade of experience in media and communications consultancy. I completed my study in Media and Communications in 2005. Since then, I have been working for several local and international media. 

Some of the local and international publications I worked with and is now contributing for includes: Capital newspaper of Ethiopia, The East African newspaper, www.Africareview.com, Daily Nation of Kenya, The Citizen of Tanzania, Daily Monitor of Uganda, www.newBusinessEthiopia.com, Africa Renewal of the United Nations and www.GeminiNews.org of Canada, among others. 

In 2011, I won Excellence in Journalism Award by the Ethiopian Foreign Correspondent Association in English language category. I worked for 10 months in Uganda as development reporter under fk Norway exchange program sponsored by the Norwegian Government. 

My global reporting and training travels includes: Tokyo, Japan; Stuttgart, Germany; Rome, Italy; Hilversum, The Netherlands; Delhi, India; Marrakech, Morocco; Johannesburg, South Africa; Maputo, Mozambique; Djibouti, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya.

Currently in addition to www.newBusinessEthiopia.com, which I launched in 2009, I am working as resident correspondent journalist for NATION Media Group of Kenya from Ethiopia. 

As independent media and communication consultant, I have also worked for international organizations such as, UNFPA Ethiopia office (United Nations Population Fund), Kifiya Financial Technology, Techno Brain Ethiopia and Starbucks and Microsoft East and South Africa wing through the PR firm - Bertolli & Associates of Kenya.

In addition to media, I have also done researches and investigative reports for international institutions, such as Global Integrity, Devex, World Wide Web Foundation, Access Capital S.C. and many business intelligence firms from across the world.
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Milking it? Ethiopian farmers fight drought with insured cows

23 May 2019  |  news.trust.org
Ethiopian farmers, hit by drought, have been participating in a Farm Africa project that provides loans to buy dairy cows and insures them against sickness. The initiative aims to foster a culture of saving and micro-insurance among farmers as climate change challenges traditional farming and herding livelihoods. However, some farmers, like Manza Bulacho and Melese Olte, have struggled with the project, facing issues such as delayed insurance payouts and difficulties with cow insemination. Nyala Insurance S.C., the provider of the livestock insurance, admitted to delays due to technical problems with their app. The project has seen over $100,000 saved in village associations and nearly $70,000 in loans accessed by farmers. Despite challenges, the project has sparked interest in livestock insurance among farmers, with Nyala Insurance planning to expand its services.

After era of kings, is multiparty politics an illusion in Ethiopia? https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/2558-2587370-s7pmkkz/index.html Inside Ethiopian’s scheme to rule African skies http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/smartcompany/Inside-Ethiopian-s-scheme-to-rule-African-skies/1226-1995524-rw0f33/index.html Small beer: Farmers unable to grow enough barley, wheat, rice to supply agro-processors https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Small-beer--Ethiopian-farmers-unable-to-supply-agro-processors/2558-2526258-np43fhz/index.html Return cash stashed in your banks, African Union tells Europe http://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Bring-cash-stashed-in-your-banks--Europe-told/1066-3151816-4htj1lz/index.html Where will huge state investments lead Ethiopia? https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ethiopia-under-construction/2558-2541166-6xyokr/index.html Opposition party claim Ethiopian army killed 32 demonstrators http://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Opposition-claim-Ethiop

European Union offers €50m in Boko Haram war

01 Aug 2016  |  nation.africa
The European Union has signed an agreement to provide €50 million from the African Peace Facility to support the Lake Chad Basin Commission Multi-National Joint Task Force in its fight against Boko Haram. This follows a donor conference organized by the African Union Commission in early 2016. The funds will enhance regional coordination in combating Boko Haram, which has caused over 13,000 deaths, displaced 2.5 million people, and led to significant regional economic disruption. The support includes construction and maintenance of MNJTF headquarters, as well as providing transport, communication assets, and a command system to improve operations coordination among troop-contributing countries.

Opposition party claim Ethiopian army killed 32 demonstrators

16 Dec 2015  |  Nation
The opposition in Ethiopia claims that the Ethiopian army killed 32 demonstrators, including Oromo students who protested against the Addis Ababa city expansion plan. The plan is feared to encroach on Oromia farmers' land. Following the protests and reported deaths, the government stated that the expansion plan was still in draft and would not proceed without public consultation. The protests have resulted in an undisclosed number of casualties, injuries, arrests, and detentions.

Chinese company to set up Kenya-Ethiopia power link

21 Jun 2015  |  nation.africa
Ethiopian Electric Power has signed a $119.3 million contract with China Electric Power & Equipment Technology Company to construct the Ethiopia–Kenya power transmission line. The project, with a total length of 1,045 kilometres, is financed by the African Development Bank and the French development agency, with an estimated overall cost of $1.26 billion. The Ethiopian side of the project is expected to be completed within 26 months.

Ethiopia dam nears completion

02 Apr 2015  |  Nation
The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River, set to be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam and the world's tenth, is expected to be commissioned this year with an initial production of 100 megawatts of electricity. The project, which began four years ago, is halfway complete and is being constructed by Salini Impregilo with consulting from Tractebel Engineering. Despite opposition from Egypt, a recent tripartite agreement with Sudan allows Ethiopia to use the dam for power generation and export. The dam will have a capacity of 6,000 megawatts, and the construction is domestically funded through aggressive fundraising. Additional infrastructure includes a saddle dam and a 500 kilovolt power transmission line.

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