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2014-09-19 First Regional Forum On Business and Human Rights in Africa Held in Addis
[Addis Standard]The African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights, convened by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights with the support of the African Union, The UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, bringing more than 250 participants from business enterprises, governments, civil society and national human rights institutions from across the continent was held in Addis Abeba on 16-18 September 2014.

2014-09-19 New Report Reveals Violence Against Children Remains High Throughout Africa
[Addis Standard]Physical violence at home and in the wider community, mental violence in the family and prevalence of FGM high in Ethiopia

2014-09-19 The Ethiopian Delegation Meets With Mr.Ed Fast, Canada's Minister of International Trade in Toronto
[Ethiopia Government]The Ethiopian delegation in Canada for the Canada-Africa Business Summit in Toronto met with Mr.Ed Fast, Canada's Minister of International Trade, on Thursday (September 18). Discussions centered on issues of bilateral investment and trade ties.AlemayehuTegenu, Ethiopia's Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, gave Mr. Fast a detailed briefing of Ethiopia's green energy development projects, as well as the areas of opportunity.

2014-09-19 Prime Minister Hailemariam Meets Russian Federation Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov
[Ethiopia Government]Prime Minister HailemariamDesalegn met and held discussions with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov , on Wednesday (September 17). Talks covered bilateral issues as well as regional and global matters. The two sides emphasized the need to scale up bilateral relations in various areas, particularly in the areas of energy, mining, railways, trade and investment.

2014-09-19 Minister Tolessa Shagi Meets With Christian Paradis, Canada's Minister of International Development and La Francophonie in Toronto
[Ethiopia Government]Ethiopia's Minister of Mines, Ato Tolessa Shagi, met with Mr. Christian Paradis, Canada's Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, on Thursday in Toronto (September 18). Discussions covered issues related to Ethiopia's emerging mining sector, including sharing technology, expertise and knowledge and institutional and human resource development, with the aim of cementing and advancing the need for a growing cooperative partnership between the two nations.

2014-09-19 The Ethiopian Mineral Development Share Company Signs MoU On Joint Development With CVMR Corporation
[Ethiopia Government]The Ethiopian Mineral Development Share Company (EMDSC) and CVMR Ltd., on Thursday (September 18) signed a Memorandum of Understanding aiming at "forming a partnership that would lead to Tantalum, Niobium, Lithium, Nickel, iron, and PGM ore concentrate production and to the refining of the concentrates into specialty metal nano-powders."

2014-09-19 The Canada-Africa Business Summit Concluded Successfully in Toronto
[Ethiopia Government]The four day Canada-Africa Business Summit concluded successfully on Thursday (September 18) in Toronto. The summit which brought together African government representatives, and members of Canadian and African business communities and non-governmental organizations, highlighted the importance of creating a closer, more comprehensive and stronger Canada-Africa cooperative partnership in such areas as education, financial and insurance services, information and communications technologies, infrastructure, m

2014-09-19 UN Experts Urge Ethiopia to Stop Using Anti-Terrorism Legislation to Curb Human Rights
[Addis Standard]A group of United Nations human rights experts* today urged the Government of Ethiopia to stop misusing anti-terrorism legislation to curb freedoms of expression and association in the country, amid reports that people continue to be detained arbitrarily.

2014-09-18 Hotline Helps Small Farmers
[Addis Standard]A new information hotline is giving smallholder farmers across Ethiopia access to best practice agronomic advice revolutionizing traditional agricultural extension.

2014-09-18 Desalegn's Distraction?
[Fahamu]The Ethiopian prime minister's recent outburst against Eritrea appears to be an attempt to turn the spotlight away from his own government's crises as it continues to face rising popular discontent against its various policies, crackdowns and interference in socio-religious affairs

2014-09-19 Preparations Finalized to Celebrate World Tourism Day - Ministry
[ERTA]Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism said that it has finalized preparations to celebrate the 27th World Tourism Day in Afar Regional State from September 22 to 30, 2014.

2014-09-19 Nation Committed to Ensuring Press Freedom - Redwan
[ERTA]Government Communication Affairs Office Minister Redwan Hussein said Ethiopia is committed to ensuring freedom of expression.

2014-09-19 Ethiopia, Sudan Houses Sign MoU
[ERTA]The Sudanese National Assembly Speaker said he could witness that Ethiopia is building its capacity in manufacturing industry in an effort to join middle income nations within a decade.

2014-09-19 AU, Russia Sign MOU
[ERTA]The African Union (AU) and Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Wednesday in Addis Ababa, establishing a framework for political consultations.

2014-09-18 Dr. Tedros Discusses With the Departing Ambassador of Australia
[Ethiopia Government]Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros, had a meeting with the departing Ambassador of Australia H. E Ambassador Lisa Filipetto and discussed about the achievements, challenges and future engagements during the tenure period of the Ambassador.

2014-09-19 Zambian Contractors in Ethiopia to Learn Skills
[Times of Zambia]A DELEGATION of medium and small-scale contractors from Zambia is in Ethiopia to confer with their counterparts on matters of road construction involving cobblestones.

2014-09-18 Aviation Industry Driving African Growth - Ethiopian CEO
[ERTA]President and CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewelde Gebre-Mariam presented a strategic statement which he elaborated that the current aviation industry is the main driving force of Africa's growth and integration.

2014-09-18 Dr. Tedros Discusses With Departing Australian Ambassador
[ERTA]Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros, had a meeting with the departing Ambassador of Australia to Ethiopia, Lisa Filipetto and discussed about the achievements and challenges during her tenure period.

2014-09-18 Australia Appoints New Ambassador to Ethiopia
[ERTA]Australia on Wednesday appointed Mark Sawers as its next Ambassador to Ethiopia, with concurrent responsibility for Australia's relations with the African Union and non-resident accreditation to Djibouti.

2014-09-18 Ireland Sharing Its Potato Expertise to Ethiopia
[ERTA]The hills of Chencha in southern Ethiopia, over 3,700m above sea level, are not a place where you might expect the Irish potato to be thriving underground.

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