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A 12-Step Approach for Big Agriculture

Next time you're stuck in traffic, watching cars belch out greenhouse gases, consider this: How much healthier would our planet be if we stop cars from spewing this junk? Cars might not be going away any time soon, but a new report released by Climate Focus and California Environmental Associates …

Agriculture

How to Get WTO Talks Moving: Take on Agriculture Subsidies

As mentioned in my last piece here, there has been much hand-wringing in recent years over the inability of the WTO to achieve new trade liberalization. The modest success of the recent Trade Facilitation Agreement was a small victory, but it is not liberalization in the traditional sense, where …

Measuring China's motivations in Africa | China

<b>Addis Ababa, Ethiopia</b> - The heavens open and the rain rinses the street of the dry dust accumulated from the nearby construction site on the edge of Bole Ring Road in the Ethiopian capital.<p>Addis Ababa is booming: scaffoldings jigsaw the skyline, and trendy cafés flank newly built roads. Within an …

Ethiopia: AAU's Technology Institute to Manage Coal Phosphate Fertilizer Complex Project

The state-owned Chemical Industry Corporation awarded management and administration consultancy service contract of the coal phosphate fertilizer …

Addis Ababa

Teff: Ethiopia's staple grain gets super-grain status in the West

<b>Teff: Ethiopia's indigenous grain gets super-grain status</b><p>Ethiopia's staple grain for thousands of years is getting a rave review in the West from …

Ethiopia names 1st female deputy PM

<b>Ethiopia names 1st female deputy PM</b><p><b>Source: Reporter</b><p>Aster Mamo, executive committee member of the Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO),<p>one of …

Ethiopia seed bank's novel approach to preserving diversity under threat

There is concern that the work of small farmers as custodians of diversity will be undone by the G8 New Alliance<p>Inside the Ethiopian Institute of Biodiversity's unassuming office complex in Addis Ababa, a series of vaults houses tens of thousands of seed samples tightly sealed into small envelopes …

World companies eyeing Africa for Textile Industry

Addis Ababa: April 9, 2014 – World companies have stated making Africa their choice for garments and textile industry.<p>The Africa Investment Forum …

Textile Industry

A New Program Is Bringing Distributed Solar To 25,000 Ethiopians Currently Without Electricity

A program in Ethiopia has brought distributed solar to 13,200 people, and aims to reach roughly another 11,800 by the end of this November. Roughly …

Ethiopia aims to create new generation of entrepreneurs

<b>Damenech Zewudie decided it was time to strike out on her own after 33 years working in secretarial and administrative roles for various employers in Addis Ababa.</b><p>Now she is the proud owner of a two-month-old business selling injera, the large, thin pancake-like staple which is the base of almost …

Africa

ETHIOPIA AND CHINA – TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN.

Ethiopia and China have long histories. Ethiopia is an ancient Country, which has a written history exceeding 3,000 years. Ethiopia, like China …

How Women Make Ethiopia Healthy

The Ethiopian government raves about its health extension program, which employs more than 36,000 workers who help rural families across the country …

Egypt and Ethiopia agree to bridge dam divide

Ethiopia and Egypt have agreed to hold further talks on the impact of a huge Ethiopian dam project to quell tensions between the two countries over water-sharing.<p>"We agreed that we will start immediately on consultations at both the technical level... and the political level," Egyptian Foreign …

Introducing the potential new petro-state of Ethiopia

Tullow Oil, the UK company responsible for some of the biggest recent frontier petroleum discoveries in Africa and South America, may have broken open yet another new petro-state. It is Ethiopia, a long-troubled, largely agricultural nation that imports all its oil and gas.<p>The company announced …

Africa

IKEA Refugee Shelters Popping Up In Ethiopia

IKEA is popping up in an unlikely location: a refugee camp on the savanna of Ethiopia.<p>As part of an initiative to house Somali refugees, IKEA is providing 13 huts to use as shelter. As Christian Science Monitor reports, the huts are made of hard, plastic-- an upgrade from the canvas tents typically …

Ethiopia Announces Plans to Build Massive 1000 MW Geothermal Power Plant

American-Icelandic company Reykjavik Geothermal just invested $4 billion towards a massive new geothermal farm 124 miles south of the Ethiopia’s …

Ethiopia signs $700 mln mobile network deal with China's Huawei | Reuters

ADDIS ABABA, July 25 (Reuters) - Ethiopia on Thursday signed a $700 million agreement with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to expand mobile phone infrastructure and introduce high-speed 4G broadband network in the capital Addis Ababa and 3G service throughout the country.<p>Huawei, the world’s …

It's April, which means Eritrea's refugees are headed north

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Eritrea

Shanghai becomes Ethiopian’s fourth China destination

<b>ETHIOPIAN’S FLIGHTS TO SHANGHAI ALREADY SEEN AS A SUCCESS</b><p>(Posted 06th April 2014)<p>A week into the new route from Addis Ababa to Shanghai, launched on …

Check Out These Amazing Towers In Ethiopia That Harvest Clean Water From Thin Air

Water gathering in Ethiopia can be an onerous and gruelling task, with trips to the nearest source often taking hours, if not all day. This task is …

Nine journalists and bloggers arrested in Ethiopia ahead of Kerry visit

The Ethiopian authorities have arrested nine journalists and bloggers on allegations that they worked for foreign human rights groups or used social media to incite violence.<p>According to sources cited by the International Press Institute, some of the people arrested were among a group that met with …

Africa's Largest Wind Farm Now Online in Ethiopia

Ethiopia recently unveiled Africa’s largest wind farm! The 120 MW Ashegoda Wind Farm cost the French firm Vergnet SA $290 million to build, and it’s …