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Thursday, 07-24-14, 12:31Wildlife Protection Makes Economic and Climate Sense[AlertNet]Addis Ababa -Ethiopia may not be known internationally for its wildlife, unlike neighbouring Kenya, but the government has launched a plan both to protect and promote wildlife areas, while helping tackle climate change at the same time. read more...
Thursday, 07-24-14, 11:07Ethiopia Faces Wave of Refugees From South Sudan, Warns UN Relief Official[UN News]South Sudan is the most rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the world today, according to a senior United Nations relief operations official who made an urgent appeal for desperately-needed funding for Ethiopia, which hosts 180,000 mostly women and children South Sudanese refugees. read more...
Thursday, 07-24-14, 8:39In Speech to Ethiopian Students, Bill Gates Urges African Countries to Continue to Learn From Each Other[Gates Foundation]Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today set out why he is optimistic for Africa's future, stating that "the rise of this continent will depend on whether leaders – here in Ethiopia and all across Africa – are open to learning from each other, and from their own people." read more...
Thursday, 07-24-14, 8:37Bill Gates Finally Gets His College Degree[Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation]Bill GatesAddis Ababa University Honorary DegreeJuly 24, 2014 read more...
Thursday, 07-24-14, 6:09State Minister Dewano Holds Talks With Med Representatives[ERTA]State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dewano Kedir, held discussions with representatives of the Middle East Development LLC (MED LLC), on Tuesday. read more...
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 12:20Strengthening Competitiveness Can Boost Exports and Help Transform Ethiopia's Economy[World Bank]Addis Ababa -Rising exports have contributed to Ethiopia's double digit economic growth over the past decade, but the recent drop in prices has exposed underlying vulnerabilities in the country's export structure. These gaps highlight the importance of strengthening competitiveness through diversification and value added exports, according to the World Bank's latest Ethiopia Economic Update report. read more...
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 10:11UNWTO Committed to Support Ethiopia's Tourism Industry[Ethiopia Government]Dr. Taleb Raifi, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), announced on Sunday (July 20) that UNWTO would continue to promote Ethiopia's rich and extensive historical, cultural and natural tourist sites. He said the organization would collaborate with Ethiopia's Ministry of Culture and Tourism to protect the heritage of the country, and help set up multi-tourism organizations as well as expand tourist infrastructures. read more...
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 5:53Closed Seed Market Limits Agricultural Transformation - Just Liberalise It![Addis Fortune]Focusing on agriculture is not only a political matter for the ruling Revolutionary Democrats. It also is an issue of numerical understanding. A little over 80pc of the nation's population relies on Agriculture. The sector is also a major contributor to the national gross domestic product (GDP), with its share standing at 45pc in 2013, and growing at an average rate of about 8.5pc for the last decade. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 9:59The Crime of Extraordinary Rendition[Fahamu]Extraordinary rendition violates every rule in the human rights book. The process invariably involves forceful abduction, detained incommunicado for an extended period, interrogation and torture read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 5:23Latest Dreamliner of Ethiopian Named Taj Mahal[ERTA]Ethiopian Airlines has named its eighth 787 Dreamliner after the Taj Mahal, India's most famous monument. read more...

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