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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Professor Esen Aydogdiyev, Rector of the International University for Humanities and Development, during the presentation of the UN Academic Impact certificate in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 13 June 2015 &#150 All efforts for sustainable development and a stable future must involve a deep respect for human rights and the strengthening of rule of law, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he concluded his five-day tour of Central Asia with a visit to Turkmenistan.

Addis Ababa, June 13/2015 The 20 year Addis Ababa and Surrounding Area Electric Power Distribution Master Plan Study Project has reached it final stage and would be implemented in 2016. The distribution master plan being carried out by Parsons Brinckkerhoff with 3.5 million USD is meant to meet the rapidly growing demand of Addis Ababa city and environs.

Addis Ababa, June 13/2015 - The Ethiopian diaspora has so far extended over 30 million USD for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs . At a press briefing he gave here today, MoFA State Minister Dawano Kadir said the contribution of Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin for the construction of the GERD and other development activities is admirable.

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation has successfully completed the track lying on the 420 km section of the total 756 km Ethiopia- Djibouti railway project. The ceremonial laying of the last track of the project was conducted on Thursday in Djibouti with the presence of President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, senior government officials of Djibouti and Ethiopia as well as diplomats, heads and staff members of CCECC among others.

Ethiopia's diplomatic representative in Hong Kong has emerged as one of the city's most outspoken defenders of the ivory trade, despite the East African nation's efforts to stem the flow of "white gold" across its borders. Dennis Ng Wang-pun heads up the Ethiopian diplomatic office in Hong Kong, based in the Hung Hom premises of his company Polaris, a jeweller that previously traded in ivory.

It was the Queen of Sheba that first drew Louise Schofield - an archaeologist and former curator at the British Museum - to the Gheralta plateau in northern Ethiopia. She'd heard tell of a 20-foot stone stele carved with an inscription and a symbol often linked to the biblical queen: a sun and crescent moon.

All efforts for sustainable development and a stable future must involve a deep respect for human rights and the strengthening of rule of law, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he concluded his five-day tour of Central Asia with a visit to Turkmenistan. Speaking to a gathering of local officials and students at the University for Humanities and Development in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat earlier this morning, the Secretary-General applauded Turkmenistan's encouraging steps towards a climate-friendly future amid the approval of a National Climate Change Strategy and the Government's declared intention to soon approve an action plan for moving toward a green economy.

Since the 2005 elections, opposition political parties have been trying hard to instigate a color revolution in Ethiopia. Although the government managed to hold such attempts in their tracks, the ill-fated efforts are still at large.

The electrified Addis Ababa Light Railway Transit is set to receive some 160MW electric power from four substations which directly receive power from the national grid. Following the completion of one of the four remaining substations erected at Ayat area, east of the capital, a Gas Insulated Switch system was inaugurated by high level officials on Sunday.

Ethiopia: Teff in the Global Trade (June 17, 2015, 5:28 pm)

In Ethiopia, teff is a national obsession. Ground into flour and used to make injera, the spongy fermented flatbread the grain is basic to Ethiopian cuisine.

On 24 May, Ethiopia went to the polls - a fact that might have escaped your attention. Hardly surprising since there was next to no coverage in the British press.

Mr . Samuel Aweke ,a strong member of Ethiopian Opposition Wing Semayawi/Blue party - East Gojjam zone secretary and the 2015 election - aBlue party - Candidate has killed in 15/06/2015 at night by Ruling Junta EPRDF Security Forces in Debre Markos. Select one of the options below.

Before his world was thrown into turmoil, Fasil Tekola lived a comfortable life in Ethiopia's capitol city, Addis Ababa. Born into a wealthy family, his father a colonel, he was one of only a few kids who drove their own cars to school.

Addis Ababa, 16 June 2015 - Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation said that Egypt will sign a contract with a company to conduct studies on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, starting next July in accordance with the road map that has been agreed on between the water ministers in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia The Minister Hossam al-Moghazy also emphasized that it is in accordance to with the tripartite agreement signed by President Abdel Fattah Sisi, his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir, and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn.

An Ethiopian opposition party said on Wednesday that one of its candidates, who took part in last month's elections, was beaten to death in a "brazen attack" it believes was politically motivated. The Horn of Africa country has won plaudits for delivering growth for much of the past decade, but rights groups often accuse the government, which has won every seat announced so far in the May election, of clamping down on dissent.

A young, fearless, intelligent, and peaceful man that hails from the small town of Debre Markos in The Amhara Regional State, has been beaten to death by the ruling junta security operatives. Even though Samuel was taken to a nearby hospital, he was determined dead on site during the beating.

Boeing announced at the Paris air show on Wednesday that Ethiopian Airlines was the unidentified customer behind a previously announced order for six 787-8 Dreamliners, worth $1.3 billion at list prices. The carrier currently operates 13 787s, and the Dreamliners are "part of Ethiopian's long-term strategy to increase capacity and provide greater route flexibility to and from its hub in Addis Ababa", Boeing said.

Oct. 26, 2014, 7:47 a.m. For professional runners on the international long-distance circuit, a marathon in the city of Bangalore must have seemed like a good idea at the time.
The de-Ethiopianization of Ethiopia (November 24, 2014, 7:38 am)

It is important to note that neither the TPLF as an organization nor its leaders in power, marginalized from power or retired from power have ever jointly or severally disavowed the authenticity of the document known as the "TPLF Manifesto" nor repudiated any of its contents. The "Manifesto" remains to this day the guidepost and ideological underpinning of the TPLF.

Ethiopia: Dire Dawa's Good Old Days (November 24, 2014, 5:38 am)

In the good old days, taking a stroll down one of the three perpendicular streets, which converges at the Dire Dawa Railway Station, one could easily see how vibrant the neighborhood was. It was full of laughter and life.

The national flag carrier of Algeria, Air Algrie, last week announced that it is planning to launch new route between Algiers and Addis Ababa. At the 46th Annual General Assembly of the African Airlines Association the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Algeria Ammar Ghoul said that Air Algrie is implementing a four year strategic development plan, 2013-2017.

[Reporter]Energy Authority remands energy regulation to ministry
[Reporter]Energy Authority remands energy regulation to ministry
Ethiopia’s Awash International Bank transforms core banking and nearly 100 branches with Misys FusionBanking Essence (PRWeb November 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12348655.htm
[Reporter]Issues related to allowance payment for Members of Parliament (MPs) taking part in the Pan-African parliamentary system dominated a regional Parliamentary meeting on the promotion of African Union Legal Instruments for East African Region held at Hilton Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

State Minister Dr. YinagerDessie adressed the annual Energy conference today started in Addis Ababa with the presence of higher government officials and international energy companies and other partners in the sector. In his opening remarks Dr. Yinager noted energy is essential to maintain the sustainable growth of Africa.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Sewage in Ethiopia's capital could soon be turned into cylinders of compressed biogas as part of an effort to clean up the city, cut climate-changing emissions and find new sources of clean energy.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Sewage in Ethiopia's capital could soon be turned into cylinders of compressed biogas as part of an effort to clean up the city, cut climate-changing emissions and find new sources of clean energy.
[Ethiopia Government]State Minister Dr. YinagerDessie adressed the annual Energy conference today (November 20) started in Addis Ababa with the presence of higher government officials and international energy companies and other partners in the sector. In his opening remarks Dr. Yinager noted energy is essential to maintain the sustainable growth of Africa.
[Ethiopia Government]State Minister Dr. YinagerDessie adressed the annual Energy conference today (November 20) started in Addis Ababa with the presence of higher government officials and international energy companies and other partners in the sector. In his opening remarks Dr. Yinager noted energy is essential to maintain the sustainable growth of Africa.
The United States is deeply concerned by the October 27 sentencing of Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegn to three years in prison for “provocation and dissemination of inaccurate information.”
Multi-Billion Dollar Horn of Africa Pledge (November 23, 2014, 6:38 am)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) and Jim Yong Kim (left), President of the World Bank, meet with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, during their trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Guye Adola wins Delhi Half Marathon (November 23, 2014, 6:00 am)

Ethiopian Guye Adola demolished the course record to win the men's race while Kenyan Florence Kiplagat became the first runner to defend the women's crown in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
Ethiopian runner Guye Adola demolished the course record to emerge triumphant in the international elite men’s category, while Florence Kiplagat led a Kenyan one-two finish in the women’s event of...
Birthplace of many of the best runners of all time, Ethiopia will host the 14th edition of its 10km Great Run on Sunday with 40,000 participants set to take to the streets of  Addis Ababa. The 2014 Great Ethiopian Run will clear the capital's streets of its usual traffic and replace it with participants hoping to battle the 8000ft altitude and post as good a time as possible. It is the biggest ...
Other Sites (November 23, 2014, 12:38 am)

Communities such as this one in the Loka Abaya watershed in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley are the most vulnerable to the impacts of environmental degradation, and are among the communities most enthusiastic about restoring their lands.

Father Fermo Mantovani, the pastor of Holy Cross Parish, remembers watching a firetruck hoist the gilded, 10-foot cross high up into the air and over the building's charred remains before carefully bringing it back down to earth. The San Jose Fire Department captured the moment in a photograph, showing the firefighters surrounding Jesus to create a striking tableau vivant.

Addis Ababa, 21 November 2014 - Ethiopia has finalized preparations to send a public diplomacy delegation to Egypt next month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. "Members of the delegation will be drawn from different segments of the society including prominent figures, elders, scholars, religious institutions and artists, among others," ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told The Anadolu Agency.

Birthplace of many of the best runners of all time, Ethiopia will host the 14th edition of its 10km Great Run on Sunday with 40,000 participants set to take to the streets of  Addis Ababa. The 2014 Great Ethiopian Run will clear the capital's streets of its usual traffic and replace it with participants hoping to battle the 8000ft altitude and post as good a time as possible. It is the biggest ...
VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia (November 22, 2014, 2:38 am)

There may be a property and infrastructure boom in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, but more than 70% of Ethiopians still live in rural areas - farming grain and livestock. The government, with the help of international donors, is trying improve the country's farming sector, to boost production and put more farms onto a commercial footing - but there is still some way to go.

VIDEO: Ethiopia's industrial boom (November 22, 2014, 2:00 am)

Ethiopia is experiencing a property and infrastructure boom, as Roderick Macleod reports from Addis Ababa.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday announced the appointment of Major General Birhanu Jula Gelalcha of Ethiopia as Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei , UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here. The new Force Commander succeeds Lieutenant General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam of Ethiopia, who completed his assignment as Force Commander and Head of Mission on June 19, 2014.

Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom
New York, Nov 19 (IBNS) The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has begun relocating nearly 15,000 South Sudanese refugees who had been stranded for a few months at a way station in western Ethiopia after the refugee camp where they were due to live was flooded.

Addis Ababa, 20 November 2014 - Media professionals of the nation need to play a pivotal role in creating awareness to the public on child rights During the occasion of children film screening day at the 9th Ethiopian International Film Festival held in Italian cultural Institute, UNICEF representative of Ethiopia, Patrizia Di Giovani said that media professionals of the country can play significant roles towards increasing the understanding of the society on child rights According to Di Giovani, a child of any country has the right to information, expression, culture and media which the public has to consider seriously The 25th anniversary of the signing of the convention on the Rights of the child and the national celebration of International Day of the Girl child is marked on November 20 under the theme of "Empowering adolescent girls ; Ending the cycle of violence".

VIDEO: Gebrselassie: From track to boardroom (November 21, 2014, 1:00 pm)

How Olympic athlete and world record holder Haile Gebrselassie has become a property mogul and leading investor in Ethiopia.

A Chilean woman holds a pot as she prepares a meal in her kitchen, in Santiago March 27, 2004. REUTERS/Carlos Barria ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Sewage in Ethiopia's capital could soon be turned into cylinders of compressed biogas as part of an effort to clean up the city, cut climate-changing emissions and find new sources of clean energy.

To mark the conclusion of International Education Week, the Embassy of the United States of America today announced the results of a small grant competition to provide seed money for innovative partnerships between U.S. and Ethiopian universities. Five grants of $15,000 each will be awarded to new research, academic exchange and curriculum development partnerships between.

VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia (November 21, 2014, 9:00 am)

The BBC's Lerato Mbele meets the Ethiopian farmers trying to find their place in the local and regional economy.
Ethiopian Airlines Hit by Ebola Fears (November 21, 2014, 9:00 am)

ANTWERP, Belgium-Ethiopian Airlines is losing around $8 million a month in sales as travelers cut back on African trips as concern about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa affects far-afield airlines, the carrier's chief executive said. "The Ebola scare has caused weakness in demand," Tewolde Gebremariam said in an interview Thursday.