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Friday, 03-06-15, 12:43Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan Reach Preliminary Agreement On Dam Operations - Mena[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan reached a preliminary draft agreement governing the Renaissance dam operations, state-run news agency MENA reported Friday. read more...
Friday, 03-06-15, 7:55Ethiopian Student 'Stunned' By Historic Fossil Find[Ethiopian Herald] Scientists have unearthed the jawbone of what they claim is one of the very first humans. The 2.8 million-year-old specimen is 400,000 years older than researchers thought that our kind first emerged. The discovery in Ethiopia suggests climate change spurred the transition from tree dweller to upright walker. read more...
Thursday, 03-05-15, 11:37South Sudanese Leaders Begin Direct Talks[Ethiopia Government] President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar began face-to-face talks in Addis Ababa on Tuesday afternoon (March 3). Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who met the two leaders separately earlier, told them to expeditiously address the outstanding issues and take the tough decisions for a final peace settlement. He said they must make "compromises and alternatives rather than only reiterating old positions." "Very little time remains," said the Prime Minister who is also chair of IGAD. read more...
Thursday, 03-05-15, 6:562.8 Million-Year Ethiopian Fossil Redraws Human Evolution[Deutsche Welle] Scientists say the discovery of a 2.8 million-year-old jawbone fragment with teeth attached has changed the timeline of human evolution. The fossil was found in northeast Ethiopia two years ago. read more...
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 10:16Water, Wind, and Lake Turkana[AfricaFocus] Editor's Note read more...
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 9:01South Sudan's Kiir Arrives in Ethiopia for Talks With SPLM-in Opposition[Ethiopia Government] South Sudan President Salva Kiir arrived in Addis Ababa on Monday (March 2) for direct talks with SPLM-In Opposition leader Riek Machar. The two leaders are meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam separately before they begin face to face talks. Under the agreement signed last month by President Kiir and Dr. Machar, the two sides have until March 5 to agree a comprehensive peace settlement, to be followed later by the formation of a transitional unity government no later than July 9. read more...
Tuesday, 03-03-15, 8:21Ethiopia's Performance in Reducing Stunting Impressive, but Rates for Both Wasting and Stunting Still High - Report[Ethiopian Herald]The Federal Ministry of Health and partners working on nutrition Tuesday highlighted opportunities and challenges in improving nutrition status in Ethiopia while deliberating on the 2014 Global Nutrition Report yesterday. read more...
Monday, 03-02-15, 18:49Bye, Bye Karuturistan, Ethiopia![Fahamu]Karuturi has nothing to show for his "investment", except a humongous debt. Where are the tens of thousands of hectares of oil palm, sugar cane, rice, edible oils and maize and cotton he promised? Where are the 60,000 workers? They exist only in the warped imaginations of the corrupt state fat cats in Addis Ababa. read more...
Monday, 03-02-15, 14:42Seyoum Mesfin Hopes South Sudanese Peace Talks Reaches Turning Point[Reporter]Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin, who is the chief mediator of South Sudan's IGAD-mediated peace talks, said that the latest round of talks is the final opportunity for the rival factions of the war-torn South Sudan to restore peace to their country and end the suffering of hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese. read more...
Monday, 03-02-15, 13:44Ethiopia's Hidden Treasures[Reporter]Ethiopia was among the world's first Christian countries, but its many remote churches remain hidden - even from the locals read more...

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