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2016-06-25 3-Million-Year-Old Lucy Tells Us About Modern African Heritage
[The Conversation Africa] "Lucy, you want to see Lucy?" young, would-be tour guides prompt in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. Lucy stars in tourist brochures as one of the East African country's great attractions. She also appears in the cultural history collage at the entrance of the Ethiopian National Museum. Ethiopians are clearly proud of Lucy, a hominin specimen of special renown, a cultural heritage attraction.

2016-06-23 Why Nation Is On Track to Become Africa's Industrial Powerhouse
[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia seems to be attracting the attention of economists interested in Africa, and for good reason. Except for Rwanda, Ethiopia is the only African country whose economic growth has been consistently high for more than a decade without relying on a natural resource boom.

2016-06-24 Cabinet Affairs Minister Affirms Keenness to Consolidate Its Relations With Ethiopia
[SNA] Khartoum -The Cabinet Affairs Minister, Ahmed Saad Omer, has affirmed Sudan keenness to consolidate its relations with Ethiopia in all domains for the interest of the two sister nations.

2016-06-24 Eritrea's Foreign Minister Denies Rights Abuses, Blames Ethiopia for Clashes
[RFI] It is rare for government officials from the country known as "Africa's North Korea" to talk to European media. But Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh spoke to RFI's Anthony Lattier and Brenna Daldorph about recent clashes on Eritrea's border with Ethiopia and journalists and opposition figures who were arrested and disappeared more than 15 years ago.

2016-06-24 Kenya, Ethiopia to Launch Joint Marathon
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta is confident Kenyan athletes will compete clean at the Rio Olympic Games even as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said the country's runners must face extra doping scrutiny before the Games.

2016-06-23 Ethiopian Prime Minister Gets Full State Honours
[Kenya Presidency] Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was this morning formally received by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi.

2016-06-23 Kenya, Ethiopia Sign Oil Pipeline Deal
[Nation] Kenya and Ethiopia on Thursday signed a new deal on oil pipeline construction.

2016-06-23 Kenya, Ethiopia to Forge Stronger Ties
[Kenya Presidency] Kenya and Ethiopia today agreed to strengthen the strategic alliance that has existed between them for decades.

2016-06-23 Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn Gets 21-Gun Salute At State House
[Nation] Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was Thursday morning received by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi and was accorded full honours that included a 21-gun salute.

2016-06-23 Authorities Detain Journalists and Take TV Station Off Air
[Dalsan Radio] Ethiopian authorities have detained five Journalists on Monday. The Journalists were invited to false press conference in Wajale town in Ethiopia situated on the border of Somaliland and Ethiopia and later arrested and taken to the capital of Somali regional state in Ethiopia Jijjiga.

2016-06-22 Govt Accuses Ethiopia of Planning a Full-scale War
[VOA] The government of Eritrea told the U.N. Human Rights Council that its neighbor Ethiopia is planning to launch a full scale war against its territory.  Eritrean and Ethiopian troops recently clashed along their border. The countries are blaming one another for starting recent hostilities that included heavy border fighting around the Tserona central front, an area located south of the Eritrean capital, Asmara.

2016-06-24 Kenya Signs Oil Pipeline Deal With Ethiopia
[East African] Kenya has inked a deal with Ethiopia to construct a crude oil pipeline to run from the coastal town of Lamu to Addis Ababa months after Uganda chose to export her oil through Tanzania

2016-06-24 Deal With Ethiopia Expected to Ease Trade
[Nation] Kenyan investors and expatriates venturing into Ethiopia should expect less restrictions to their business once an agreement signed by the two countries is implemented.

2016-06-22 Ethiopia and Kenya to Hold Terror Talks
[East African] The need to secure the Horn of Africa from attacks by Al-Shabaab terror group will form the core of talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

2016-06-22 Foreign Minister Receives Ambassador of Ethiopia
[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Prof, Ibrahim Ghandour, Tuesday noon received in his office the Ambassador of Ethiopia to Khartoum, Abdu Zemo, and discussed progress of the relations between Sudan and Ethiopia and means of consolidating them further, especially in the economic and trade fields.

2016-06-21 Troops Home After Border Clash With Eritrea
[Addis Fortune] A fresh border clash erupted between Ethiopia and Eritrea resulting from what the Ethiopian government described as the Eritrean regime's provocative actions. The clash that took place two weeks ago witnessed deaths and casualties on both sides in a shoot-out at Tsorena, a border area.

2016-06-21 The 'Ethiopia Rising' Narrative and the Oromo Protests
[Al Jazeera] So much for the "Ethiopia rising" meme which Ethiopian authorities ostentatiously promote to camouflage the repressive nature of the state.

2016-06-21 Rent Price, Building Numbers Go Symmetrically Up
[Addis Fortune] Jemila Mohammed was busy packing her items, mainly accessories and the clothing of Muslim women, hijabs, on her display shelves on the morning of hours June 12, 2016. She, along with other shopkeepers, was busy setting up her display in an attractive manner she thought would grab the attention of her targets.

2016-06-21 Ongoing Drought Keeps Food Reserve Under Threat
[Addis Fortune] The Government of Ethiopia has supplied 627,000 metric tons (MT) of food aid to affected areas since the outbreak of the current drought and 222,000MT of food aid in the second phase of relief response.

2016-06-21 Salini Impregilo to Construct Dam in Omo River
[Addis Fortune] Salini Impregilo, has been awarded a 2.5 billion pound project by Ethiopian Electric Power to build a hydroelectric power dam which will have an installed capacity of 2,200MW.

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