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2014-07-30 Secure Land Rights: Food Security Depends On It
[Focus on Land]What do land tenure security and food security have to do with one another? A lot. However, only recently has this relationship begun to receive the attention it deserves.

2014-07-31 Ethiopia's Ambassador to Namibia Presents His Credentials to President
[Ethiopia Government]The Ambassador of Ethiopia to Namibia, Ambassador Mulugeta Kelil, has presented his credentials to the President of Namibia. The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Ambassador Mulugeta had briefed President Hifikepunye Pohamba on the developments taking place in Ethiopia and detailed the country's efforts to implement good governance.

2014-07-31 The Second Ethio-Kenya Technical Boundary Committee Meeting
[Ethiopia Government]The 2nd Joint Ethio-Kenyan Technical Boundary Committee met in Hawassa, the capital of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State last week (July 21-26) to draw up a Joint Inspection and Maintenance Program to cover Sectors 2, 3 and 4 of the common boundary between Ethiopia and Kenya.

2014-07-31 U.S.-Africa Summit to Be Held
[ERTA]A US-Africa Summit is to take place in Washington, D.C. to heighten the relationship between them, said Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry. Ministry spokesperson, Dina Mufti, in his current affairs briefing told journalists that the first in its kind of US-Africa Leaders Summit aims at opening a new chapter between US-Africa relations institutionalizing it.

2014-07-31 Ethiopian Population Policy Is Effective - NPC
[ERTA]Ethiopian Population Policy has become effective, said the National Plan Commission (NPC).

2014-07-31 Only One Out of Six Enterprises Attract Bidders in Privatisation Bid
[Addis Fortune]Bidders swarm warehouse offer with highest bidden providing 10.1m Br

2014-07-31 Judges Rule Against Geotel in Phone Counterfeiting Case
[Addis Fortune]A trade tribunal has prohibited Chinese mobile phone assembler, Xia Zhihua, from continued production of two GEOTEL models that it ruled were very similar to Tecno models made by Weigou Yu. Xia Zhihua has also been fined five percent of the proceeds from the sale of the two models.

2014-07-31 Fugitive Business Mogul in Limelight for Cattle Sales Fraud
[Addis Fortune]The auction of shares in the exiled businessman's troubled real estate company have been ordered, with no interest

2014-07-31 Ministry Set to Launch Exclusive Diaspora Housing Scheme
[Addis Fortune]Members of the Ethiopian Diaspora can register either individually or through becoming part of an association.

2014-07-31 Salary Supercycle
[Addis Fortune]As usual, the budget proposal by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to Members of Parliament (MPs) was full of figures. Whereas some represent the achievements of capital projects, others indicate the increment in percentage points, in the different sectors of the economy.

2014-07-31 World Bank Group Blasts Ethiopia's Export Performance
[Addis Fortune]Consistent overvaluation of the country's real exchange rate has contributed to poor export performance

2014-07-31 Improved Tax Revenue Still Falls Short of Targets
[Addis Fortune]The Ethiopian Revenue & Customs Authority (ERCA) has reported collecting 106.6 billion Br in the just ended fiscal year. This indicates a 26.4pc improvement on last year's performance of 84.3 billon Br.

2014-07-31 Roads Authority Targets 1.3 Million New Jobs Through Labour Based Approach
[Addis Fortune]The training manual, donated by the International Labour Office, seeks to catalyse new job opportunities

2014-07-31 Regional Leaders in Nairobi for LAPPSET Meeting
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Regional leaders are in the country for a consultative meeting on the Lamu Port, Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPPSET) corridor project.

2014-07-31 There Is No U.S. Intent to Engage in Africa Militarily Says Susan Rice
[Ethiopia Government]Susan Rice, President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser has said that Washington does not intend to engage in Africa militarily to resolve the continent's conflicts. It prefers to boost efforts to train peacekeepers. Ms. Rice made the comments a few days in advance of the US-Africa Summit being held in Washington August 4-6. Ms. Rice said: "Contrary to some claims, the United States is not looking to militarize

2014-07-31 Palancas Negra Prepare Friendly Match Against Ethiopia
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan national senior males football team will start on Thursday at Luanda?s 11 de Novembro stadium the preparation of the friendly match against Ethiopia, ahead of their participation in qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations (CAN2015).

2014-07-31 Ministerial Meeting On New Partnerships for Productive Capacity Building in the Least Developed Countries
[Ethiopia Government]The Ministerial Meeting on New Partnerships for Productive Capacity Building in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) opened on July 27 in Cotonou, Benin. It is reviewing implementation of the Istanbul Program of Action, adopted unanimously three years ago in Istanbul.

2014-07-31 Two Horse Race for Easter Trade Fair
[Addis Fortune]The bid follows the controversial awarding of the Christmas Bazaar to a newcomer in the sector

2014-07-31 Sweet Surrender
[Addis Fortune]After more than eight years of experience as a grocery operator with minimal wholesale, Tamirat Zemariam, 32, has succeeded in securing a license from MOHA Soft Drinks S.C as an agent to exclusively distribute different brands of soft drinks bottled by the factory, including Pepsi, Mirinda and 7up.

2014-07-31 A Bakery With a Huge Difference
[Addis Fortune]It has always had a reputation as a quality bakery. Now, the list of products it offers at its six branches, made by individual bakers located at each branch, consists of an impressive 104 products. These include breads and pastries made from different kinds of cereals and other ingredients, including barley, oats, teff, a mixture of cereals - 13 different grain types in all.

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