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Ethiopia: Journalist Released From Prison
[CPJ] New York -Authorities responsible for overseeing implementation of Ethiopia's state of emergency today released Ethiopian commentator Anania Sorri.
AllAfrica | 25-Mar-2017 10:32

$75m Abattoir Set to Be Operational Next Month
[Addis Fortune] An abattoir owned by a subsidiary of Allana Group - Frigorifico Boran Foods Plc - will be opened in the coming month in Adami Tulu, 163kms from Addis Abeba.
AllAfrica | 25-Mar-2017 08:41

New Terms for Solar Device Importers
[Addis Fortune] The revision mainly targets importers who supply stand-alone solar systems
AllAfrica | 25-Mar-2017 08:40

University, Japanese Institute Sign MoU
[Ethiopian Herald] Wolaita Sodo University Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japanese Ashikaga Institute of Technology.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 15:00

Ethiopia: South Sudan Shows Zero Tolerance to Murle Abductors - Ambassador
[Ethiopian Herald] South Sudan is committed to work in concert with the Ethiopian government in combating the infamous acts of some Murle abductors who frequently killed and kidnapped innocent civilians in Gambela state, the country's ambassador to Ethiopia stated.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:58

Turkish Investors Target More Sectors
[Ethiopian Herald] Turkey Ambassador to Ethiopia Fatih Ulsoy said yesterday that Turkish businessmen who already engaged in various investments here are keen on redoubling their efforts.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:57

Smart Parking Taking Shape Here
[Ethiopian Herald] The Addis Ababa City Transport Programs Management Office indicated it is relentlessly working to modernize city's transport infrastructure and to bridge the supply-demand gap observed in the public transport service, according to a press release sent to The Ethiopian Herald.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:57

Ethiopia: Ministry Increasing Access to Potable Water
[Ethiopian Herald] Water, Irrigation and Electricity State Minister Kebede Gerba said the Ministry is aggressively working to achieve the national goal of meeting 83% potable water coverage by the end of GTP II.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:56

Improving Nutritious Food Fortification Scheme
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopians have a proverb that goes 'An ear mumps on top of a goitre' which literally means adding an insult to injury. People often make this remark encapsulated in an adage upon observing an individual facing an additional hurdle in his/her life while already confronted by a challenge. Everyone is afraid of goitre, casting a shadow on societal life. Some individuals are living with goitre in some areas of the country without hope.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:32

Upgrading National Capacity to Withstand Natural Disaster
[Ethiopian Herald] Environmental cataclysm has become a vicious circle in many African countries, destroying living things and material resources. More often than not, environmental disasters such as drought have also been the main cause for internal as well as external migration and displacement. Tens of thousands have been leaving the land of their birth in search of food and water.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:31

Hotel and Hospitality Sector in Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] Hotel and tourism are inseparable sectors. To boast of a developed tourism and hospitality sector, a country needs to own modern hotels, lodges and other recreational centres. When we trace back to the history of hospitality sector in Ethiopia, we get Itegue Taitu Hotel, built in the early 1900s, believed to be the first modern hotel in Ethiopia. It was named after its founder Empress Taitu Betul, the wife of Emperor Menelik II. It was built mainly for the purpose of providing service to foreigners as a co
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:22

Africa: Harnessing Remittances for Africa's Development
[Ethiopian Herald] Nearly, three per cent of Africa's total population or more than 30 million Africans are living outside their home countries including those living within other African countries. These African migrants send money to their families in Africa. Remittances by African migrants play an important role as a source of financing and foreign exchange for African households and countries.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:11

PHE Underlines Integrated Efforts to Sustain Dev't
[Ethiopian Herald] Population Health and Environment Ethiopia Consortium (PHE) said a coordinated institutional effort is crucial for achieving sustainable development.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:10

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Deep Renewal - Basis for Nation's Ongoing Renaissance
[Ethiopian Herald] The government of Ethiopia has been undertaking a deep renewal movement from the helm to the lowest public structure so far. The movement is getting deeper and deeper by the day. Meetings are being held at all corners of the country with massive involvement of the people. In addition to expressing their opinion freely, people are exercising their rights to even deposing government officials alleged to have created good governance related problems.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:07

Sympathy a Cure for the Mentally Ill
[Ethiopian Herald] Adanech Endale, a pseudonym, lived with mental illness in Dessie town of Amhara state. She suffered not only from the illness but also from loneliness as she was sidelined from any 'normal' activity.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 14:06

Ethiopia: Nation Showing Progress On TB Treatment Breakthrough
[Ethiopian Herald] Health Ministry announced that the tuberculosis prevalence rate has fallen below 50 % in the country.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 13:22

Ethiopia: Letter On Ethiopia to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs/Vice-President of the European Commission Mogherini
[HRW] Federica Mogherini
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 12:55

Ethio Telecom Refunds Unused Data
[Addis Fortune] Ethio telecom has announced that customers can re-use data that they did not use at the time of the mobile shutdown preceding the state of emergency.
AllAfrica | 23-Mar-2017 11:34

Ethiopia: Ethiopia and Gulf Countries Trade Relations Flourishing
[Ethiopian Herald] Realizing the objective reality of Gulf countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates), it is important to utilize the region's huge trade opportunities and obtain market for our exports.
AllAfrica | 23-Mar-2017 11:25

Ethiopia: Widening Agricultural Productivity
[Ethiopian Herald] Recently, Ethiopia has launched the new Agricultural Extension Strategy, which is considered to speed up the transformation of Ethiopian agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources had recently tabled the new Strategy for discussion with stakeholders.
AllAfrica | 23-Mar-2017 11:05

Ethiopia: Why Manufacturers Head to Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] Manufacturing companies put preconditions of various kinds before investing in a given country. In this context, Ethiopia has been toiling to win the hearts of investors by providing enabling policies and infrastructure.
AllAfrica | 23-Mar-2017 11:04

Transitioning Ministry of Justice to Federal Attorney General
[Ethiopian Herald] After the downfall of the Derg regime in 1991, the then transitional government of Ethiopia did try to do its level best to establish the judiciary body relatively to be independent of the executive branch of the government.
AllAfrica | 23-Mar-2017 11:03

Tourism Brand Gets Amharic Equivalent
[Ethiopian Herald] Habeteselassie Tafesse who coined previous tourism brand '13 months of sunshine' and dubbed as the father of Ethiopian tourism, gets recognition for his excelled contribution to Ethiopia's tourism development and growth.
AllAfrica | 23-Mar-2017 11:02

Ethiopia: Aftermath of the Tragic Rubbish Dump Landslide
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopians have been wailing miserably, biting their nails and gnawing their teeth due to the tragic rubbish dump landslide that occurred on March 11, 2017. It claimed several human lives in an area usually called Qoshe, in Kolfe-Keranyo Sub-city of Addis Ababa. (Qoshe in Amharic literally means heap of rubbish). The nation has then been gripped with unprecedented tragedy over the death of scores of citizens. So far, the real cause of the accident is not known apart from the mere speculation that the lengt
AllAfrica | 23-Mar-2017 10:38

Eritrea: The Plight of Eritrea - Why Eritreans Opt for Risky Exodus to Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is the largest refugee hosting country in Africa. Close to a million refugees are housed in the country so far. The largest number of refugee is from South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea, which totals more than 800,000 as of 2016. The rest are from Yemen, Sudan, Djibouti, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Congo etc.
AllAfrica | 22-Mar-2017 17:31

Ethiopia: Transforming Agriculture to Support Economic Growth
[Ethiopian Herald] Recently, Ethiopia has launched its first Agricultural Extension Plan of action that will use market-oriented, demand driven and pluralistic practices and methods.
AllAfrica | 22-Mar-2017 17:30

Ombudsman - Where Lies Fractures, How to Fix Them?
[Ethiopian Herald] EIO inked agreement to work in concert with various civic organizations.
AllAfrica | 22-Mar-2017 17:28

Foreign Policy in Enhancing Nation's Development
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia's foreign policy is shaped by the unique circumstances and the geopolitical landscape of the region. A home for more than 100 million people with abundant natural resources put the nation into advantageous position to gear towards economic growth hence, the foreign policy should go in line with meeting the nation's socio-economic demand.
AllAfrica | 22-Mar-2017 17:27

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Committed Towards Ending TB
[Ethiopian Herald] Health State Minister Dr. Kebede Worku said Ethiopia has shown greater commitment towards ending tuberculosis.
AllAfrica | 22-Mar-2017 17:24

Ethiopia: The Prime Minister's Uncanny Omissions Before Parliament
[Addis Fortune] Back from recess after the first half of the current fiscal year, the all EPRDF and allies dominated Parliament heard from the Prime Minister, who chose to focus mainly on macroeconomic issues.
AllAfrica | 21-Mar-2017 11:17

New Trends in the Fishery Market
[Addis Fortune] In Ethiopia, seasonality seems to apply to many kinds of food, including, most significantly, fish. Although some people enjoy various seasonal foods out of season, often timely associations are still there.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 12:36

Djibouti's President, Ismail Omar Guelleh, Known Among Close Circles As Iog, Is Due to Arrive Here in Addis...
[Addis Fortune] Djibouti's President, Ismail Omar Guelleh, known among close circles as IOG, is due to arrive here in Addis this week, for a three-day state visit. Born and raised in Dire Dawa, he is no stranger to Ethiopia. Among couple of other languages, the 70-year old Guelleh's fluency in Amharic is simply impressive.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 12:35

Food Inflation Hits Nine-Month High As Vegetable Prices Soar
[Addis Fortune] This happened in a month where fasting season began and salary adjustment for civil servants were made
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 12:32

A New Flower That Keeps Blossoming
[Addis Fortune] Legend has it, Empress Taitu Betul, the famous wife of Emperor Menelik II, after a relaxing bath at Filwoha hot springs, stepped outside to find a beautiful novel flower completely unfamiliar to her eyes. She did not know what to call it, so she decided to name the entire surrounding area after it - simply "New Flower." Her husband was even more obliging; New Flower, or Addis Abeba in Amharic, was proclaimed the capital city of Ethiopia.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 12:21

The Rift Between Leaders of the TPLF and the ANDM
[Addis Fortune] There is perhaps no one in the sub-region as perceptive on Ethiopia's internal dynamics as neighboring Sudan can be, claims gossip. Khartoum appears to have the knack for seeing through the layers of Ethiopia's political forces, including the fault lines within the ruling party, says gossip.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 12:20

Ethio-Djibouti Ties IGAD's Torchbearer
[Ethiopian Herald] High level and Frequent reciprocal visits are believed to prop up the relations among countries by enabling them seek new areas of cooperation and enhancing the existing ones.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 12:03

Italy Grants 500,000 Euros to Support Private Sector Dev't
[Ethiopian Herald] Italy and the IFC of the World Bank Group (WBG) signed an agreement for a financial contribution to the initiative "Promoting and Investing in the Private Sector", pillar of the "Multi Donor Initiative for Private Sector Development in Ethiopia" (MDI-PSD).
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 12:02

Ethio-Brazil Bilateral, Development Ties Growing
[Ethiopian Herald] Brazilian Ambassador to Ethiopia Octavio H. Cortes said: "Ethiopia and Brazil enjoy close bilateral and development ties."
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 12:01

Premier Offers Condolences On Garbage Landslide Victims
[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives due to garbage dump landslide in the outskirts of Addis that killed over 50 and left several others injured Saturday.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 12:00

Sudanese-European Talks to Be Held At Premises of Foreign Ministry Tuesday
[SNA] Khartoum -The sitting of the Sudanese-European talks will be held , Tuesday, at premise of Foreign Ministry in presence of Foreign Minister, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour and African Action Group at EU, which includes all EU member states.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 11:50

New View On the Block
[Addis Fortune] A new resort on the shores of Lake Langano, 200Km south of Addis Abeba, is scheduled to start service beginning September 2017. Under construction by owners of TRACON Trading Plc, the hotel will be the largest structure among close to 10 of lodges and resorts surrounding the lake. Langano is a volcano formed lake with 18Km long and 16Km wide, with hippos and baboons as its main species.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 11:48

The Battle Won, but the Journey Continues
[Addis Fortune] There is a rich collective history of Ethiopia and one stands out particularly. It was the 19th century African history of defeating white colonizers supremacy. This was not an ordinary battle or civil strife.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 11:37

Sky's Shareholders' Gloom Despite Recovery From Loss
[Addis Fortune] It reported a net profit of 2.3 million Br last year
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 11:16

Govt to Install Electronic Customs Clearance System
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia and South Korea signed a 13-million deal for the installation of electronic customs clearance system in the former.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 10:48

Refugees Arrive in Ethiopia
[Addis Fortune] So far in 2017, 4,106 new Somali refugees have been registered in Ethiopia. This is an arrival rate of around 70 people per day. The refugees were relocated to Bokolmanyo, Buramino, Hilaweyn, Kobe and Melkadida refugee camps by the government's Administration of Refugees and Returnees Affair (ARRA) and UNHCR. Most of the newly registered arrivals are women and children, making up a total of 88pc of the refugees.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 10:47

U.S.$60 for Your Bus Ticket From Addis to Khartoum
[Addis Fortune] A new public land transportation service between Ethiopia and Sudan will start on Sunday March 12, 2017.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 10:40

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