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  1. .com | Ethiopia's discreet Hailemariam likely to return to powerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News24

    Ethiopia's quiet premier, Hailemariam Desalegn, whose powerful party is expected to return to office in elections on Sunday, is a onetime technocrat with a modern bent who was little known a few years ago. The 49-year-old Hailemariam has overseen a smooth transition in the vast Horn of Africa nation, the continent's oldest independent state, since he took over in 2012 after the death of former Marxist rebel Meles Zenawi.

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  2. .com | Ethiopia to be put to the test in general electionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | News24

    Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, holds general elections Sunday, the first since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is seen as all but certain to stay in office. Over 36.8 million Ethiopians have registered for the polls, considered by the international community as a key test of the state's commitment to bring greater democracy to the Horn of Africa nation.

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  3. Hailemariam Desalegn: Democracy 'not only an election'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    Business is booming in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. There is construction almost everywhere, a symbol of Ethiopia's impressive economic growth over the past decade.

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  4. Ethiopia's economy expected to growRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Ethiopia's economy is expected to grow by 9.5 percent this fiscal year ending June before accelerating to 10.5 percent in 2015/16, the World Bank said on Friday, adding inflation will remain in single digits during this period. The ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front has touted its economic achievements before Sunday's election, although no one doubts it will sweep to power again, as critics say it stifles any real opposition.

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  5. China hands over two standard schools to Ethiopia's capital - Friday, 22 May 2015 06:07Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    Ethiopian Minister of Education, Shiferaw Shigute, has hailed China's support to Ethiopia's education sector and to the endeavor to ensure education access to all school-age children in the East African nation. The Minister made the remarks on Wednesday during a ceremony organized to hand over two standard elementary schools constructed by the Chinese government in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

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  6. Ethiopia, Sudan sign to import oil via Port Sudan - Friday, 22 May 2015 06:05Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    Ethiopia has signed a deal with Sudan to import oil products through the country's Red Sea outlet of Port Sudan. The executive director of the Ethiopian Petroleum Supplier Enterprise Haile Mariam signed the agreement with Sudan's investment minister Mustafa Osman Ismail in the Sudanese capital Khartoum late Wednesday.

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  7. Ethiopia: Landslide Likely for Ethiopia's Long-Time RulersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    When Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies won 99.6 percent of the vote in the country's last elections five years ago, some wondered if a government often accused of suffocating the opposition would be embarrassed. "Imagine a government which has delivered double-digit growth rates for over seven years losing an election anywhere on earth," Meles Zenawi, by then the leader of Africa's second most populous nation for almost 20 years, said.

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  8. Notes from the Field: Hepatitis E Outbreak Among Refugees from South...Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    In early April 2014, two South Sudanese refugees in the Gambella region of western Ethiopia experienced acute onset of jaundice, accompanied by fever. One patient was a pregnant woman aged 24 years evaluated at a routine prenatal clinic visit in Leitchour refugee camp.

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  9. Ethiopia goes to the polls on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | New Vision

    Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, holds general elections Sunday, the first since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is seen as all but certain to stay in office. Over 36.8 million Ethiopians have registered for the polls, considered by the international community as a key test of the state's commitment to bring greater democracy to the Horn of Africa nation.

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  10. Futility of ESATa s a a Ethiopia and Horn of Africa Conferencea aRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Tigrai Online

    The Eritrean satellite television, ESAT, hosted two days conference on '' Ethiopia and Horn of Africa '' in Washington last week, and the usual Amhara centric old farts were invited to present their old and outdated politics that was conclusively rejected by the Ethiopian people over two decades ago. The bulky and die-hard Shabyia, Sofia Tesfamariam, was also among the attendees as the conference was sponsored by the psychopath Eritrean leader who has denied his own people basic human rights but is teaming up with geriatric Diaspora politicians of yesteryears to destabilise Ethiopia and sabotage its economic and political successes of the last twenty-three years.

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  11. Aiding RepressionRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

    Defense lawyer Abebe Guta, who represented 24 people found guilty of terrorism in Ethiopia, talks to reporters at a court in Addis Ababa on July 13, 2012. One of Guta's clients, journalist Eskinder Nega, was jailed for 18 years.

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  12. Landslide likely for Ethiopia's long-time rulersRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    ... and one of the two they failed to win went to an ally. Five years later and Meles - a towering figure, not only in Ethiopia but across Africa, is dead - and his more mild-mannered successor Hailemariam Desalegn on Sunday faces his first poll as ...

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  13. Message to an Ethiopian Blogger: Mahlet Fantahun, You Are Not AloneRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

    ... Before she was arrested, Ethiopian blogger Mahlet Fantahun worked as a data expert in the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. Mahlet is part of the collective blogging group known as Zone9. The group take their name from an Ethiopian state prison in ...

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  14. About Walta InfoRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    ... This department mainly produces documentary films on the cultures of various nations/nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia. The Ertale Volcanic Eruption, the Dalol Depression, the Sof Omar caves are some of the unique productions transmitted in ...

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  15. EPDRF Youth League's colorful election campaign rally in Addis Ababa - Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:14Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    Members of EPDRF Youth League and supporters colorfully have undertaken election rally today at the final day of political parties campaigning in Addis Ababa stadium. Addressing the crowed, Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Chairperson of EPDRF, Demeke Mekonene said that the contribution the young is significant to in having a peaceful, democratic, justified and popular pre-election process.

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  16. AU urges for enhanced ICT development - Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:51Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    ... African developments including the private investment sectors." Understanding the impact of ICT to the development, Ethiopia has been undertaking activities to expand ICT into learning and other areas, said Debretsion Gebremichael Minister of ...

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  17. Ethiopia plans four new wind farm projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    As Ethiopia gears to make wind power one of the significant part of the country's renewable energy sources, four new wind farm power projects totaling 542 megawats of energy are to be constructed in the coming years, an official said. The report was released in a booklet during the inauguration of the third wind power to be commissioned over the last three years the 153 MW Adama II Wind farm, 95 kms south east of Addis Ababa.

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  18. Ethiopia Inaugurates Wind Farm with 153 MWs Featur...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said the country is striving to be among the few countries competing in the sector by strengthening its activities in generating renewable energy. In the project were involved, Adama Science and Technology and Mekele universities.

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  19. EPRDF leading Ethiopia towards fast econom...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    The ruling party EPDRF has been leading the nation towards one of the fast growing economy of the world, Aster Mamo remarked. Good Governance Cluster Coordinator in the rank of Deputy Prime Minister and Civil Service Mminister, Aster Mamo speak in the occasion of campaigning of EPDRF supporters held in number 19 election constituency said that EPDRF toppled down the rogue Derg regime with significant sacrifice and has been ensuring sustainable peace, and socio-economic growth.

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  20. China works jointly with African countries to comb...Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    Speaking at a workshop on "addressing wildlife trafficking" on Thursday in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, La Yifan, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia noted that the Chinese government has been taking various measures to address illegal ivory trade and to protect wildlife resources. The one-day workshop was organized by China's Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia under the theme, "refusing illegal wildlife trade."

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