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Ethiopia: 10 industrial parks to be built within 5 years

The Ethiopian government announced plan to establish 10 industrial parks within five years so as to boost manufacturing industries. The industrial parks to be built are expected to facilitate the situation for the planned transition to industry led economy, CEO of the Industrial Parks Development Corporation Sisay Gemechu said. Bahir …

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Ethiopia: Appeal for $1.4 Billion in Drought Aid

Food assistance is the highest priority as 10.2 million people suffer from scarcity due to the drought The Ethiopian government and international organizations on Friday launched a joint appeal to raise $1.4 billion to provide emergency assistance to the 10.2 million people in the country suffering from the extended drought. …

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Ethiopian Airlines to launch new flights to Durban

Ethiopian Airlines will launch a three times weekly flight between Addis Ababa and Durban on December 16th. The launch will be airline’s third destination in South Africa, after Johannesburg and Cape Town. “The new Durban service will give our customers more and convenient connectivity options when traveling both within and …

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Ethiopia: Construction of Mojo-Meki Expressway Commenced

Construction of Mojo-Meki expressway which is a section of the Mojo-Hawassa road network launched yesterday. Speaking on the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the expressway, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said the construction of the expressway would play a crucial role in accelerating the economic growth of the nation …

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Tripartite Talks on Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Resume in Khartoum

The long-awaited six-party tripartite talks on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) kicked off today, Friday 12th December 2015, in Khartoum. The foreign and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are partaking in the two-day talks; the meeting was delayed twice. Sudanese Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, …

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Ethiopia: Explosion at Mosque wounds 10 in the capital

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A grenade attack Friday during evening prayers wounded 24 people at the biggest mosque in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, five of them seriously, the government said. Authorities are not sure who is responsible for the attack at the Grand Anwar Mosque but investigations …

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Ethiopia says three died during Oromo students’ protest

During last week’s demonstrations by Oromo ethnic group students in different schools across Oromia Region of Ethiopia, three are students died said, government official. The students opposed the new masterplan of Addis Ababa city, which they claim targets to grab land of Oromo farmers and distribute to the wealthy pushing …

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