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    RCA claims USD 55 million capital gains tax The giant Israeli fertilizer producer, ICL, on Thursday announced that it has terminated its potash mine development project in the Afar Regional State, north eastern part of Ethiopia.  According to a statement issued by ICL, following a meeting held on October 5, the board of […]

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Scaling out fertilizer application in communal grazing areas in Tigray—is it a blue print approach?

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
Grazing land fertilization in Tigray region (photo credit:ILRIYayneshet Tesfay). The establishment of enclosures in communal grazing areas has been widely adopted in several sites in the Tigray region of Ethiopia following community-based interventions by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) and its predecessor, the Improving Productivity and Market Success of…

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Wages, Productivity and Manufacturing in East Africa

Originally posted on anzetsewere:
This article first appeared in my weekly column in the Business Daily on July 17, 2016 — Africa, East Africa in particular, is gearing up for industrialisation and will continue to position itself as the next and last manufacturing frontier in the world. Wages in Asia continue to rise and in…

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Kenya – Ethiopia deepening ties bear fruit as Ethiopia hands Kenya an economic lifeline

Originally posted on Mwana Mwafrika:
Kenya has inked a deal with Ethiopia to construct a crude oil pipeline to run from the coastal town of Lamu to Addis Ababa months after Uganda chose to export her oil through Tanzania. President Uhuru Kenyatta made the pact with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Nairobi as part…

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Ethiopia: Africa’s new economic powerhouse

Originally posted on Mistari Yangu:
By Florence Gichoya Ethiopia is a country of many contrasts. Africa’s most populous land locked country, is a rising economic powerhouse, recording the highest economic growth rate in the continent. But then again, Ethiopia performs dismally in the area of democracy and press freedom. The country’s parliament is deficient of…

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Ethiopia : Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway Project Nears Completion

Originally posted on Mwana Mwafrika:
The project could be a model for Sub-Saharan countries as it clearly shows commitments of the two countries governments. The Ministry of Transport said that the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway construction project is nearing completion and will begin operation in the near future. Opening the 8th Ethio-Djibouti Railway Project Joint Commission…

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The Danakil Depression; part 1: Salt lake Afrera & hot springs field Dallol

Originally posted on Simbasafari:
Wednesday/Thursday, June 8th and 9th A long drive with a nice land cruiser and luckily air condition brings us to some very deserted places at the edge of the Danakil desert and some kind of military something camp. We are 13 tourists in 3 cars + 1 car with guide and cooks…

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Originally posted on Mwana Mwafrika:
The death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi deprived Ethiopia, and Africa as a whole of an exceptional leader. An ex guerrilla in the mountains of Tigray, northern Ethiopia, he fought against the former Communist government in Addis Ababa. Several years later “Comrade Meles” rose to become first among equals of…

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People of Ethiopia

Originally posted on one world image:
Young men from the Hamar tribe The Hamar tribe. Ethiopia The Hamar tribe takes pride into scarification and is known for their unique rituals. They are located in the Omo Valley, southern Ethiopia. They livelihood circles around agriculture and cattle which results in a nomadic lifestyle. During my visit…

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29 May 2016 Economic News Round-Up

 . South Korean President concludes official visit to Ethiopia Addis Ababa, May 28, 2016 (FBC) –South Korean President Park Geun-hye has left for Kampala, Uganda today, after concluding her four-day state visit to Ethiopia. The President was bode a farewell by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopian at Bole International Airport. The South Korean President […]

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