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Ethiopian tourism destinations vigorously promoted in the Netherlands

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The Embassy of Ethiopia in Brussels organized an Ethiopian road show on the 10th of January 2017 at the major tourism fair Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht (The Netherlands) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Tourism Organization and Ethiopian Airlines’ Benelux office. The

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Ethiopia joins the esteemed list of Lonely Planet in tourist destinations for 2017


Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide-book publisher, named Ethiopia among the top ten 2017 world tourist destinations. The travel publisher added a vivid depiction of the country’s breathtaking attractions and advised tourists to trek in the Semien Mountains “to watch

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Africa Business Forum to be Held in Addis Ababa


The fifth edition of the Africa Business Forum will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 1, 2017. This will be the second time the event would hold in Ethiopia, under the Patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi, one

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Ethiopia: Transformation Via Green Development

CNN on January 3, 2017 reported that Ethiopia’s bubble is not bursting even after a decade of rapid growth. Dubbed the ‘African Lion’ by economists, Ethiopia is becoming the home of booming industry, new infrastructure, and showpiece summits. It has

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“Ongoing deep reform to be effective through public participation”: Premier


While issuing a press conference on current affairs on Monday(January 09), Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn noted, “Ongoing deep reform of the government will be effective through public participation.” Prime Minister Hailemariam said the reform program has created fertile ground to

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Dr. Workneh addresses the High-level Open Debate of the UNSc on “Conflict Prevention & Sustaining Peace”

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu addressed the Ministerial-level UNSC Debate on “Conflict Prevention & Sustaining Peace” today (January 10, 2016) at the United Nations Security Council in New York. The forum which was chaired by Sweden, (which took

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Ethiopia: Gibe III – Another Milestone for Building Green Economy


The Economist on December 21, 2016 stated that the Gibe III dam has the capacity to double the country’s electricity output at the flick of a switch. Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn had on Saturday 17, 2016 inaugurated the 243-metre (800ft)

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Ethiopia begins two-year term as non-permanent member of UNSC


Ethiopia has officially begun its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) this afternoon (January 02, 2017). The new UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres also began his duties as the 9th Secretary-General of the

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House approves second national human rights action plan


The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Tuesday (December 27) approved the second national human rights action plan. Tabled to the House by the Legal, Justice and Administrative Affairs Standing Committee, the amendment made its focus on civil, political, socio-economic,

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9,800 people who were detained for involving in violent activities freed

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Some 9,800 people who were taken in for questioning over a month ago after being involved in violent activities in parts of Ethiopia were freed on Wednesday. During the 40 days of their stay under custody, the suspects were given

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