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2014-08-29 Tripartite Talks On GERD Successful - Ministry
[ERTA]The fourth Tripartite Ministerial Meeting of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) held in Khartoum was successful, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2014-08-29 PM Hailemariam Meets 25 Italian Company Representatives
[ERTA]Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn held talks on Thursday with 25 Italian company representatives and government officials in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2014-08-28 First Addis Tram Tested
[ERTA]The first of 41 trams being built for the two-line network under construction in Addis Ababa was unveiled at CNR Changchun's plant in China on Tuesday.

2014-08-28 Nile Basin Tension Mounts As Waters Decline
[VOA]Today, nearly a billion people in the developing world don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. In sub-Saharan Africa, people's true potential is restricted by time lost trying to gather water and energy spent suffering from water-borne diseases. Education is lost to sickness. Economic development fails when people have to fight for survival.

2014-08-27 In Search for Power, Ethiopia Turns to Growing Sugar
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Eating and drinking in Ethiopia involves a lot of sugar, from the quintessentially Ethiopian buna (coffee) ceremony to the fare in pastry shops. But it's expensive to import.

2014-08-29 Egypt Aware of Time Factor Importance in Ethiopia Dam Talks - Minister
[Egypt Online]Egyptian Irrigation Minister Hossam Mokhazi said on Thursday Egypt is well aware of the importance of the time factor in the tripartite negotiations on Ethiopia's controversial Renaissance Dam.

2014-08-29 S Sudan Refugees in Ethiopia Receive Cholera Vaccine
[ERTA]South Sudanese refugees taking shelter in Ethiopia's Gambella Region are being vaccinated against Cholera, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Thursday.

2014-08-29 Govt Ready to Join COMESA Free Market
[ERTA]The government of Ethiopia has finalized preparations to join the Eastern and Southern African Common Market (COMESA) free market area, the Ministry of Trade said.

2014-08-29 Sugar Project Aims to Boost Power Production
[ERTA]Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious project to grow more sugar crop as it would not only allow the government to meeting soaring demand for sugar but also help it boost electricity production and cut carbon emissions.

2014-08-29 Continuous Struggle for Gender Equality Mandatory - Ambassador Genet
[ERTA]The struggle for a complete practical realization of the existing favorable situation guaranteed in the constitution to realize gender equality and freedom is mandatory, Ambassador Dr. Genet Zewide said.

2014-08-29 Sisi Reviews Outcomes of Tripartite Meetings On Ethiopia's Dam
[Egypt Online]President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Thursday Water Resources Minister Hossam Moghazi to discuss the outcome of tripartite meetings on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam held this week in Khartoum.

2014-08-29 14, 000 Tree Planting 'Parks' Set Up After Meles
[ERTA]The National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam disclosed that in the name of the late prime minister, Meles Zenawi 14,000 tree planting 'parks' have been set up in the country.

2014-08-29 Security Council Extends Unamid Mandate
[ERTA]The UN Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) for one year.

2014-08-29 Uneven Coverage of Suppressed Ethiopian Journalists
[VOA]Addis Ababa -This month, Ethiopian officials shut down five magazines -- the latest in a series of shutdowns -- but the move got little attention from outside the country. The East African country is well known for suppressing the media, but some cases seem to get celebrity status while others are ignored.

2014-08-29 PM Hailemariam Held Talks With U.S. Delegation
[ERTA]Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held discussion with a US delegation of female senators Thursday on the issues of agriculture, public health and women empowerment in Addis Ababa.

2014-08-28 Ethiopia Urged to Intensify Support for Somalia's Peace
[ERTA]Britain has called on Ethiopia to step up support towards the peace and stability of neighbouring Somalia.

2014-08-28 Ministers Agree to Set Up Tripartite National Committee
[ERTA]The 4th Tripartite Ministerial Meeting of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the GERD project took place on Monday and Tuesday in Khartoum, Sudan.

2014-08-28 Ethio Nipon Donates Automobile for GERD Fundraising
[ERTA]The National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) got an automobile valued at 570,000 Birr in donation to be used as a prize for the proposed SMS and lottery fundraising program.

2014-08-28 Security Council Extends Unamid Mandate for Another Year
[Ethiopia Government]The UN Security Council on Wednesday (August 27) extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) for another one year. It asked the hybrid operation to focus on its revised strategic priorities such as the improved protection of civilians and humanitarian workers, along with the facilitation of aid and mediation activities.

2014-08-28 Ethiopian Earns Over 46 Billion Birr Revenue
[ERTA]The Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has earned over 46.5 billion Birr revenue during the last budget year, between July 2013 and June 2014.

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