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2015-03-05 2.8 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.

2015-03-04 Water, Wind, and Lake Turkana
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2015-03-05 SA Police Arrests Man Suspected of Killing an Ethiopian
[Addis Standard] South African police said the Maletswai Crime Prevention apprehended a 25-year-old man in connection with the murder of an unnamed Ethiopian national.

2015-03-04 As Dedebit Advance With Win, St. George Fail Despite Win
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian knock out holders Dedebit who hosted Seychelles side Cote D Or in their CAF Confederation Cup return match on Saturday at the Bahir Dar venue advanced into the next round with an aggregated 5-2 result. Dedebit had a 3-2 win in the first leg held in Seychelles while in the second leg they beat the visiting side Cote D Or 2-0 with goals from Seyoum Tesfaye and Dawit Fekadu.

2015-03-05 Eight Gambian Athletes Off to Ethiopia
[Foroyaa] Eight Gambian athletes have left the shores of this country for Ethiopia to partake in the African Junior Championship, the NOC announces.

2015-03-05 Ethiopia Reassures Egypt Once Again Over the Gerd
[Ethiopia Government] Ethiopia on Tuesday (March 3) renewed its assurances that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will do no harm to the downstream states.

2015-03-04 The Youth and Elections
[Ethiopian Herald] Scholars argue that in democratically advanced world, the involvement of youth in political and, more broadly, public life appear to be more numerous than ever before, yet few would claim that these opportunities have resulted in the widespread and effective participation of young people. On the contrary, within similar setting, many lament that a dramatic decline in the political involvement of the young generation particularly in elections. Political parties and traditional social organizations provide t

2015-03-04 Scaling Up Best Practices to Realize Transformation and Prosperity
[Ethiopian Herald] On Sunday, at the concluding ceremony of the 7th Farmers and Semi-pastoralists Festival in Hawassa Town, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn awarded 920 model farmers and semi-pastoralists. They are awarded for producing twice a year, accumulating over a million Birr capitals and adopting new technologies among others. On the occasion, the Premier called upon award receivers to focus on market-oriented agricultural systems through modernizing agriculture with new technologies and adding value to agricultu

2015-03-04 Efforts to Empower Gambella Women
[Ethiopian Herald] Women with no doubt constitute over half of the population particularity in developing economies like ours. Unlike the previous times, they are not helpless in face of existing challenges as the government and other organizations advocating women empowerment started working closely with one another and facilitating conditions accordingly.

2015-03-04 African Youth Athletics Championship Kicks Off Thursday
[Ethiopian Herald] The 12th African Junior Championship will kick off on Thursday, March 5, at the Addis Ababa Stadium, the organizers announced in a press conference held on Friday at the National Hotel. The continental big event will stay in action up to 8 March, 2015.

2015-03-04 The National Electoral Board Preparations Continue
[Ethiopian Herald] Regulations for elections in Ethiopia are included in three major proclamations: the "Amended Electoral Law of Ethiopia" (Proclamation No. 532/2007) and the "Revised Political Parties Registration Proclamation" (Proclamation No. 573/2008). These and other regulations and directives concerning the organization of elections are comprehensively presented in a document entitled "Compendium of Electoral Legislation" published in 2011by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia.

2015-03-04 OPDO Women League Vows to Work for Free, Peaceful Completion of Election
[Ethiopian Herald] The Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO) Women League held its first ever conference to celebrate the achievements registered so far as well as to honour and award model women members in Adama on Monday. Established six years ago, the League has managed to raise its number of members from 200,000 to 1.9 million.

2015-03-04 OPDO Finalizes the Preparations to Mark Silver Jubilee
[Ethiopian Herald] The Oromo People Democratic Organization (OPDO) announced that it has finalized the preparations to mark its silver jubilee with various entertaining, educational and informative programmes from March 10-26, 2015 at the national level.

2015-03-04 No Water to Quench Our Thirst - Some Residents of Addis
[Ethiopian Herald] Some residents here in the city are complaining about the frequent water outages that have persisted unsolved for long.

2015-03-04 'The Ball Is in Your Court' - Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn
[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister and Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn called on South Sudan warring parties to "make the necessary compromises so that the crisis in South Sudan is solved expeditiously". The Prime Minister so remarked at the resumption of the face-to-face talks yesterday between the President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir and the Leader of SPLMA/A (In Opposition) Dr. Reik Machar on the outstanding issues of the mediation agenda as per the 1 February 2015 Working document

2015-03-04 From Buying to Selling - A Dramatic Shift in the Livelihood of Pastoralsts in Afar
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is on the threshold of becoming food self-sufficient after it has been boosting production and productivity during the past two decades, a success ascribed to conducive policy and programmes designed to ensure food security at household level.

2015-03-04 Quality Should Be the 'Motto' of Producers - Ministry
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Trade conducted a three-day discussion with stakeholders on quality and standard issues here on Monday.

2015-03-04 Addis' Unbearable State of Affairs - Sound Pollution
[Ethiopian Herald] Addis Ababa seems a city under transformation. I bet any one who has been away for the last ten, fifteen years would not recognize it now if they come for a visit. Entire quarters have been demolished and replaced by high rising buildings. Narrow and dirt filled zigzagging lanes and byways have been completely put down and replaced by the large and spacious highways taking down the old houses on their sides.

2015-03-04 Suspect Arrested in Connection With the Murder of an Ethiopian National
[SAPS] King William's Town -Tuesday, Maletswai Crime Prevention apprehended a 25-year-old man in connection with the murder of an Ethiopian national.

2015-03-04 South 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.

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