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  1. 28th Ordinary Session of the Executive CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    The African Union Executive Council has emphasized the importance of upholding human rights especially women's rights in Africa for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa under the Agenda 2063 framework. This came at the opening of the 28th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council today 27 January 2016, at the AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme: "2016: African Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women".

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  2. Insuring farmersRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Capital Ethiopia

    Africa insurance pays over 2 million birr for claims Africa Insurance Company, one of the micro insurance providers in Ethiopia, has settled a compensation claim for the El Nino drought affected farmers at Tigray regional state. The insurance firm, which pioneered the micro insurance business in 2009, has paid a claim worth over 2.44 million birr for insured farmers in the region at a ceremony held at Mekele, a capital of the region, on January 21. Kassahun Begashaw, Manager of Marketing and Business Development, told Capital that 11,921 farmers affected by the drought were able to receive the compensation.

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  3. 28th Ordinary Session of the Executive CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Walta Information Centre

    The African Union Executive Council has emphasized the importance of upholding human rights especially women's rights in Africa for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa under the Agenda 2063 framework. This came at the opening of the 28th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council today 27 January 2016, at the AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme: "2016: African Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women".

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  4. Sudan's Bashir to participate in the upcoming African Union summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    President Omer al-Bashir will lead the Sudanese delegation participating in the 26th African Union head of states and governments summit scheduled to take place 30-31 of January 2016, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir at the African Union summit in Johannesburg on Sunday The theme of the Summit is: " 2016: African Year of Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women".

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  5. Ethiopia launches $450 million urban poverty reduction program - Thursday, 14 January 2016 13:35Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | Walta Information Centre

    With the aim of tackling the growing number of poor in urban areas, Ethiopian government in collaboration with the World Bank today launch a 450 million urban safety net program. The five years program signed between the two sides this morning aims to reach 604,000 urban poor in the coming five years.

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  6. Welcome to the hottest place on the planetRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2015 | Stuff.co.nz

    The Danakil Depression, in northern Ethiopia, is one of the hottest and least hospitable places on earth. It's also awesome.

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  7. Top stories this week on just-style...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2015 | Just-Style

    The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Ethiopia's potential as an emerging apparel sourcing hub, the building blocks that will help Under Armour achieve its manufacturing vision, and Esquel Group investing $2.4m in Sea Island cotton research. All eyes on Ethiopia as an emerging sourcing hub There has been a big buzz around Ethiopia as a potential source of apparel for at least the last five years yet disappointingly small exports of just US$112m in 2014.

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  8. Is Ethiopia in the Process of Rewriting History?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | Walta Information Centre

    The strategy which represents the national vision for agricultural mechanization of the country focus on agricultural mechanization technologies that spans from tillage and land preparation, sowing and planting, crop protection and maintenance, harvesting, threshing and shelling and other post-harvest to processes. It is a blueprint that can serve to mobilize all relevant stakeholders' towards overall sector development.

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  9. More work on railways for CRECRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2015 | Capital Ethiopia

    Top management of the Chinese state owned enterprise, China Railway Group Ltd have arrived in Ethiopia to discuss the government's development projects to be carried out in the current five year plan. The delegation led by Zhang Zongyan, President of CREC, arrived in Addis on Thursday September 17 to visit ongoing projects and discuss the company's plans.

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  10. All aboard! Addis trains now openRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2015 | Capital Ethiopia

    The government decided to subsidize the tariff of the metropolitan Light Rail Transit that becomes operational as of today. The Ethiopian Railway Corporation was established as a public enterprise in November of 2007, and it is set to provide affordable modern mass transportation.

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  11. Office keen to consolidate efforts to protect Intellectual PropertiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | Walta Information Centre

    The Ethiopian Intellectual Properties Office says efforts will be consolidated to better protect intellectual properties during the second Growth and Transformation Plan period. In his exclusive interview with WIC, Executive Director of the Office, Teshale Yona, said that successful results are attained during the first GTP period in trade mark registration, copy and patent rights related issues through intensive works of the office and in collaboration with stakeholders.

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  12. Regional parties see some change while EPRDF leadership remains intactRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2015 | Capital Ethiopia

    The 10th series of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front congress opened on Friday, August 28 at Mekele in the presence of senior party leaders. With no new faces anticipated in EPRDF leadership for the next term, the executive committee that leads the party is expected to remain intact.

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  13. Ashenda increases tourist flow to Tigray - Tuesday, 25 August 2015 08:43Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | Walta Information Centre

    Tourism development work process head with the bureau, Yemane Gedlu, told WIC that the Ashenda celebration in Tigray has attracted numerous foreign visitors and diaspora families of the region. According to Yemane, 659,800 tourists have visited the region in the concluded budget year, among which 600,000 were foreign tourists.

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  14. Member parties of EPRDF start ordinary sessions - Saturday, 22 August 2015 17:34Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2015 | Walta Information Centre

    Accordingly, the Amhara Nationals Democratic Movement , the Tigrayan People Liberation Front and the South Ethiopia Peoples Democratic Movement started deliberations in their respective regional state capitals. The Amhara Nationals Democratic Movement 11th ordinary session is being held in town of Bahir Dar, the state's capital.

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  15. Mekelle University holds a memorial foru...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2015 | Walta Information Centre

    Addis Ababa, 19 August 2015 - President of Mekelle University says sustaining Meles's legacy is realizing Ethiopia's renaissance. The president, Dr. Kindeya Gebrehiwot, in his exclusive interview with Voice of Woyane said that Meles was a great economic analyst and police maker who enabled the country to walk on the right track.

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  16. She Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA And Chocolate CakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | National Public Radio

    Using a digital device that displays Braille characters, Haben Girma talks to President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To Haben Girma's grandmother, back in East Africa, it "seemed like magic."

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  17. Ethiopia: Mekele Gets Six New Buses At 14 Million BrRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    Mekele, the capital of Tigray Regional State, is to get its very first city bus transportation service as of June 8, 2015 at a cost of 14 million Br. Six buses were handed over to the city administration from theBishoftu Automotive Industry , for services on routes as long as 17.1Km.

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  18. Key Djibouti-Ethiopia rail line near completionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | The China Post

    The leaders of Djibouti and Ethiopia will oversee the completion of a railway linking their two capitals on Thursday, with the ambition that the link might eventually extend across the continent to West Africa. Djibouti's President Ismail 0mar Guelleh and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will attend the ceremonial laying of the last track in the 752-kilometer railway, financed and built by China, linking the port capital of Djibouti with landlocked Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

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  19. .com | Construction of key Djibouti-Ethiopia rail line to finishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | News24

    The leaders of Djibouti and Ethiopia will oversee the completion of a railway linking their two capitals on Thursday, with the ambition that the link might eventually extend across the continent to West Africa. Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will attend the ceremonial laying of the last track in the 752km railway, financed and built by China, linking the port capital of Djibouti with landlocked Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

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  20. Africa needs clean energy investment to get power to all - panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | AlertNet

    A farmer naps in a barley field next to a wind-powered electricity plant at Ashegoda farm in Tigray, Ethiopia, Oct. 25, 2013. REUTERS/Kumerra Gemechu BARCELONA, June 5 - African governments should aim to increase power generation 10-fold to give all their people access to electricity by 2030, an effort that would require a big increase in investment focused on renewable energy, a panel of high-profile figures said.

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