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2 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

VECOD launches second phase civil society project - Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:16

Vision Ethiopia Congress For Democracy , local charity organization, launched the second phase civil society project in three states and Addis Ababa City Administration aimed at creating open-eyed society and consolidating democracy through constructive discourse and civic engagement. VECOD Executive Director Tadele Derseh said: "Ethiopia has abundant resource and human power which require effective and wise mobilization in democratic manner for the good of the nation.

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6 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

Ethiopian moves into Terminal 2 at London Heathrow - Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:19

Ethiopian Airlines, the first carrier to debut the advanced Boeing 787 Dreamliner to London Heathrow, has moved to its new UK home at Terminal 2: The Queen's Terminal. It will join a host of Star Alliance members at the brand new A 2.5 billion state-of-the-art terminal formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen in June.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Truro Daily News

Sisters to help improve lives of others

Sisters Kim Smith, left, and Kerri Costello are travelling for one of the first times together at the end of October when they head out for a Habitat for Humanity mission. Costello has always wanted to participate in a mission and hopes it will put her life, and just how lucky she is, in perspective for her.

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Tigrai Online

The Failures of 'Ginbot 7' Never Ends

The self-proclaimed ' Ginbot 7' , a terrorist group, has many unattainable "dreams". Any of its wishes has never come to a friutation.

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Swissinfo

The Swiss hopes of refugees with nothing to lose

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Walta Information Centre

Expressway creates huge opportunity for all economic actors - Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:33

It is 84.7-kms toll way with six lanes on two sides enabling six vehicles to move at a time at speed. Accordingly, the Expressway has reduced Addis Ababa to Adama drive time to 45 minutes while curbing the traffic jam meaningfully.

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AllAfrica.com

Ethiopia: Eleven Companies in Tight Run to Win 900,000 Trillion Fertiliser Tender

A total of 11 companies have responded to the August 2014 tender by the Agricultural Input Supply Enterprise , only one of them making an offer for each of the two kinds of fertiliser the Enterprise wants, Urea and NPS. This is the second year in a row that the enterprise is buying NPS, a replacement for DAP, which it dropped two years ago.

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Walta Information Centre

Namibia gets Ethiopian pharmacists - Tuesday, 16 September 2014 07:27

Namibia has recruited 21 pharmacists from Ethiopia to address the current shortage in the Ministry of Health and Social Services. The Minister of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi made the announcement at a press briefing in Windhoek yesterday, where he said the country needs about 1 000 pharmacists in the private and public sectors.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Walta Information Centre

Hailemariam urges youth to consolidate development - Monday, 15 September 2014 13:19

Addis Ababa September 15/2014 Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn urged the youth to work hard and take the leading role for the consolidation of the ongoing development of the country. Speaking on a meeting organized here yesterday to celebrate the six anniversary of the EPRDF Youth League, the Prime Minister said the young generation should take the leadership role and strive for sustainability of the multi-sector development.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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