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Ethiopia Plans Export Hubs With $10 Billion Factory Parks
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Ethiopia is targeting $1 billion of annual investment in industrial parks over the next decade to boost exports and make it Africa’s top manufacturer, a special adviser to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said. The government may invest half of the $10 billion needed for zones across the country that will house textile, leather, agro-processing and […]

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Ethiopia’s newest party takes on ruling juggernaut
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ADDIS ABABA The leader of Ethiopia’s newest opposition party hopes discontent among urban youth will win him support in a weekend election that could otherwise be a clean sweep for the ruling party in Africa’s most populous nation after Nigeria.   Over 36 million people have registered for the May 24 polls, the country’s first […]

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Coca Cola launches Ethiopian consumers’ names labeled products
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The campaign gives Coca-Cola consumers the opportunity to swap the iconic Coca-Cola logo with personal names of their friends, relatives and family. The company has printed over 200 of the most common names among Ethiopians across its full brand Coke portfolio. “Share a Coke gives our consumers that special, personal experience and a unique opportunity […]

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AU Commission to send monitors to Ethiopia polls
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The African Union (AU) Commission has approved the deployment of a 50-member observer team to this month’s general election in Ethiopia. “The mission has the mandate to observe the parliamentary elections in line with relevant African Union and international instruments,” the AU Commission said in a statement. The mission will be led by former Namibian […]

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Ethiopia to step up role as regional clean power exporter
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Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighbouring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions. The Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP) initiative aims to create or expand clean energy transmission lines among about a dozen countries in […]

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Ursus tractors opens factory line in Ethiopia
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The contract, signed in September 2013 and financed in part by the Polish ‘Go Africa’ programme, is worth some PLN 90 million, with over 1,500 tractors already sold in the country. “We have been sending our people to train the local workforce for the past six months,” Ursus spokesman Mariusz Lewandowski told the Gazeta Wyborcza […]

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Flipping perceptions: The rise of skateboarding in the streets of Ethiopia
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Swerving around potholes and speeding through chaotic traffic makes skateboarding the crowded streets of Ethiopia’s capital a risky game. Yet growing numbers of fans are taking up this once unknown sport in Addis Ababa and attracting the support of skateboarders worldwide. In the bustling market district of Shiro Meda, gangs of children rattle down the […]

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Ethiopians dominate Tokyo Marathon
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EPA Ethiopian Endeshaw Negesse crosses the finish line to win the men’s race of the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday. Tokyo – Endeshaw Negesse won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, leading an Ethiopian sweep of the men’s and women’s titles in the first event of the World Marathon Majors series. Negesse crossed the finish line with […]

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Ethiopia: Abebe Bikila’s family sues Vibram over use of name
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Barefoot marathoner Abebe Bikila’s family sues over use of name Source: CBS Sports The family of Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila, who won gold in the 1960 Olympic marathon held in Rome while running barefoot, is suing Vibram, the maker of Five Fingers foot-glove-style running shoes, saying the company used Bikila’s name without permission, the Associated […]

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