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2014-10-26 Parties Form Alliance Ahead of Election
[Reporter]Nine opposition parties have formed a platform for cooperation to stand together in the upcoming election and, in the long run, to create a platform where the parties can work together to ensure the existence of free, fair, participatory and credible elections, to expand the political space and to work on issues related to human and democratic rights of citizens.

2014-10-26 Govt Releases 26 Foreign Pilots, Helicopters
[Reporter]The Ethiopian government last week released five helicopters with 26 foreign crew members who recently entered Ethiopian air space without legal permission.

2014-10-26 Genzebe Nominated for Top Athletics Award
[Reporter]Genzebe Dibaba is among three women to make the shortlist for the World Athlete of the Year Award given by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

2014-10-25 Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to Select Consultancy Firm
[Sudan Tribune]Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to choose an international firm that will study the hydrological and socio-environmental impacts of Ethiopia's massive hydro power plant project being built on the Nile river.

2014-10-24 Leading African Infrastructure Firm Black Rhino to Meet With International Stakeholders At Powering Africa - Ethiopia 2014
[Addis Standard]Founder and CEO of Black Rhino, Brian Herlihy, will attend and speak at the 3rd annual investment meeting Powering Africa: Ethiopia, taking place from 20-21st November in Addis Abeba.

2014-10-23 USAID Livestock Program Helps Empower Ethiopian Women
[State Department]Washington, DC -As part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future initiative, the U.S. Agency for International Development Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project seeks to improve nutrition and boost incomes through training and investments in commodities like dairy, meat, and live animals.

2014-10-23 Ethiopia - EU Increases Humanitarian Funding for Refugees
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

2014-10-23 Ethiopian Flag Day Celebrated in Los Angeles
[ERTA]Hundreds of Diaspora members of the Ethiopian Community domiciling in Los Angeles and its environs have colorfully marked the National Flag day on October 19, 2014.

2014-10-23 Ethiopia's Economic Diplomacy Bearing Fruits - MoFA
[ERTA]Ethiopia has given top priority to the kernel of the entire diplomacy, economic diplomacy, as the nation has one formidable enemy, poverty, said Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

2014-10-23 New Fund Raising Programs for GERD
[ERTA]Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation for the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam disclosed that it is to launch new fund-raising programs soon.

2014-10-23 Rotary Announces U.S. $2 Million in Grants to Fight Polio in Ethiopia
[Addis Standard]In advance of the Oct. 24 observance of World Polio Day 2014, Rotary announces US$2 million in grants to combat polio in Ethiopia. The funds - part of Rotary's broader contribution of $44.7 million to end the paralyzing disease worldwide - will be used by UNICEF to support high quality polio immunization campaigns.

2014-10-23 Prime Minister Hailemariam Attends the Global Green Growth Forum in Denmark
[Ethiopia Government]Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn left for Denmark on Sunday (October 19) to participate in the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) being held in Copenhagen on Monday and Tuesday this week. The Prime Minister was invited by Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt to participate in the 3GF2014 and Ethiopia is taking part for the third time, and as a partner of the Forum. A high-level group of up to 300 "green growth" leaders and decision-makers are taking part in the Forum.

2014-10-23 Ambassador Kuang Tutlam Presents Credentials to the President of Mauritius
[Ethiopia Government]Ambassdaor Kuang Tutlam, Ethiopia's Ambassador to Zimbabwe and non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Mauritius has presented his credentials to the President Rajkeswur Purryag of Mauritius.

2014-10-23 Norway Puts Ethiopia As One of Six Priority Countries in Development Cooperation
[Ethiopia Government]The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Borge Brende, held discussions with Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom on Friday (October 18) in Oslo. Mr. Brende said the Government of Norway regarded Ethiopia as one of the six priority countries in the Norwegian development cooperation program.

2014-10-22 Premier - Ethiopia Implementing Integrated Green Growth Strategy
[ERTA]Assuming an international responsibility and setting a long-term vision, Ethiopia has been implementing an integrated green growth strategy, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said.The Premier made the remark at the fourth Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in which Ethiopia is partaking as a partner.

2014-10-22 Govt Moves in Right Direction With Climate Change Response but Challenges Remain
[IPS]Addis Ababa -Ethiopia is widely regarded as an African success story when it comes to economic growth. According to the International Monetary Fund, the country's economy is growing by seven percent annually. But there are concerns that climate change could jeopardise this growth.

2014-10-23 Three Day Conference On IGAD Economies and Federalism in Somalia Opens in Addis Ababa
[Ethiopia Government]Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopia's Foreign Minister and Chair of the IGAD Council of Ministers, delivered a key note address at the Conference on IGAD Economies and Federalism, co-organized by the Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

2014-10-23 Prof. Ali Khalif Gallayr Expelled From Addis
[Dalsan Radio]The president of Khatumo State who is also a Somali parliamentarian Prof. Ali Khalif Gallayr was ordered to leave Addis Ababa as soon as possible.

2014-10-23 Devex Partnerships Forum - Bridging the Global-Local Gap in Addis Abeba
[Addis Standard]Global development is going local -- what will that look like a decade from now?

2014-10-23 Emirates to Grow African Operations By 40 Percent in Coming Decade
[Addis Standard]Emirates is placing a strategic focus on Africa in the coming decade by increasing operations by over 40%, says Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline.

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