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52 min ago | AllAfrica.com

Ethiopia: Woes of Private Airlines

When Ethiopian Airlines acquired a state-of-the-art jetliner, the Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner in August of 2012, it took many by surprise. How can a poor country like Ethiopia become second next to Japan to own and operate the most sophisticated airliner in the world? Ethiopian was the first African carrier to join the jet age in the 1960s by bringing the first B720 jetliner to Africa.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 767

5 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Ethiopia: The Progressing GERD

United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that the government of the United States pays close attention to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam , which Egypt was campaigning against to halt its construction. The Secretary admitted that the US government held "intensive discussions with both sides" and urged them to work out their differences.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Equatorial Guinea

9 hrs ago | Tigrai Online

Re-greening Ethiopia: A Meles Zenawi legacy that's still on track

Last month, the Ethiopian media was full of massive tree-planting campaigns in memory of the Great Leader Meles Zenawi. For example, Western Shewa zone have established 172 parks in memory of Meles Zenawi, the SNNPR planted about 6o million trees, Benishangl region announced more than 77 percent of the trees planted in 86 Meles Zenawi memorial parks had survived.

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13 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Egypt: Egypt's Water Minister to Visit Ethiopia On Saturday

Egypt's Water and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi said he will visit Ethiopia on Saturday to launch the Tripartite National Committee's first meeting. The committee is made up of 12 water experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to conduct a special study on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam .

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16 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

Ethiopians in Canada hold discussion with Ethiopia government officials

Ethiopians and foreign national of Ethiopian origin living in Canada held a consultative forum with high-profile government officials yesterday. Speaker of the House of Federation , Kassa Tekleberhan, and Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Alemayehu Tegenu, attended the forum.

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17 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Ethiopia: Arrest of Journalists, Bloggers, Exodus of Journalists

It was last year that three journalists and six bloggers were detained and charged with "working with foreign organizations that claim to be human rights activists and agreeing in idea and receiving finance to incite public violence through social media." The detainees are Tesfalem Waldyes, Asmamaw Hailegiorgis, Zelalem Kibiret, Befekadu Hailu, Mahlet Fantahun, Abel Wabela, Atinafu Birhane, Natinael Feleke and Edom Kassaye.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

In-depth Africa

Agreement with rebels rattled position of parties boycotting dialogue: NCP

September 14, 2014 Sudan's ruling National Congress Party said that political stances of opposition parties which refused to participate in the national dialogue have been weakened following the signing of the framework agreement between the national dialogue committee known as 7+7 and the Paris Declaration forces.

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Newsday

In pictures: Ethiopia's thriving art market

Business and art are becoming increasingly entwined in the Ethiopian capital, but journalist James Jeffrey asks if this has come at a cost to creativity and true artistic experimentation. Until recently the buying and selling of modern and contemporary art in Ethiopia was all but non-existent.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Travel, Ethiopia Travel, Africa Travel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Travel

Daily Monitor

Ethiopians welcome 2007

Ask me if I felt a little strange holding two candles and celebrating the beginning of a New Year in September and I will tell you no. I have done stranger things and besides I knew exactly what I was doing.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, The Ethiopians, Reggae, Travel, Ethiopia Travel, Africa Travel, Uganda, Uganda Travel

In-depth Africa

State Department updates travel warning for Eritrea

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens not travel to the country since there is increasing possibility U.S. citizens will not receive the requisite exit permit from Eritrean authorities, according to the latest State Department release. The new travel warning for Eritrea replaces the warning of November 18, 2013 to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Eritrea, the State Department says .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Walta Information Centre

Company, Authority sign Dire Dawa - "Dawale road upgrading project

The Ethiopian Roads Authority yesterday signed an agreement with Chinese CGC Oversees Construction Company to upgrade 220-kms Dire Dawa-Dawale road at a cost of 3.9 billion Birr. Shandong was also another Chinese company which won the bid to consult the project.

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Tigrai Online

Isaias Afwerki lost another trusted foot soldier, Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane

In the first week of September 2014 the United States government announced that the leader of Al-Shabab has been killed by US forces. The leader Al-Ahmed Abdi Godane , also known as Mukhtar C / ramaan Abu Zubayr was killed on Monday September 1, 2014.

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AllAfrica.com

Sudan: Opposition Leader Detained

The Sudanese security authorities on Friday detained a leading member of the National Consensus Forces, upon his return from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa after a meeting with leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front. The head of the Sudanese Congress Party , Ibrahim Sheikh, and seven party members are still held in custody, despite the amnesty granted by President Al Bashir on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sudan, Africa, World News, Umar Hassan Ahmad Al-bashir

Walta Information Centre

Youth League to celebrate six year anniversary - Saturday, 13 September 2014 08:26

Addis Ababa, 13 September 2014 - Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front Youth League Head Dessalegn Gebre-Yohannes told journalists here yesterday that the six year anniversary of the establishment of EPRDF Youth League would be marked with various panel discussions and entertaining programs next Sunday at the Millennium Hall. According to Dessalegn, members of EPRDF Youth League have been marking the day through participating in voluntary services and developmental activities in their respective states every year since the League's inception.

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Walta Information Centre

Ethiopia - capable to host Africa...

Ethiopia has the capacity to host the Africa Cup of Nations and is ready to discharge any responsibility regarding this, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mokonnen said. Confederation of African Football delegation led by the President Issa Hayatou discussed with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his deputy Demeke Mekonen on Friday about development of Ethiopian football.

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Walta Information Centre

Ethiopian federalism exemplary to neighboring nations- Speaker - Saturday, 13 September 2014 08:19

The Federation House Speaker Kassa Teklebirhan said that Ethiopian Federal System is exemplary to its neighbors as it has helped the country assure the building of peace, economic development and democracy. Kassa, speaking to Sudanese delegates who are in Addis Ababa to share Ethiopian experience on this system, said that the previous unitary systems had been sources of problems for the country's development.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Nation

Ethiopian Activists Fight US-Backed Land Seizures

"We didn't do anything and they destroyed our house," Miriam told me. "We are appealing to the mayor, but there have been no answers.

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CNN

Ethiopia on both corners of the Ball: Western Ally Versus Extremist Partner by @MohamudFarah

Today's major political conflicts might relate to the Western European powers' aggressive and rivalry occupation towards other continents of the globe for industrial resources. That systematic migration, which its last foot was Africa's Scramble of 1880s, was too strange to the occupied people and nations while today's liberty or freedom through "own state sovereignty" was not in the mind of many of those scrambled.

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Walta Information Centre

AMISOM congratulates Ethiopia as it celebrates New Year - Friday, 12 September 2014 07:00

The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Mission to Somalia Lydia Wanyoto has congratulated Ethiopia on the occasion of its New Year celebration. "On behalf of the mission, I extend our warm wishes and message of goodwill to the people of Ethiopia on the occasion of their New Year.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

BBC News

The flawed Rastafarian 'promised land'

Forty years ago Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was overthrown. It was a blow for all Rastafarians, who revere him as a god - and for those Rastafarians who had emigrated to Ethiopia, life suddenly got more difficult.

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