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September, 2017

  • 15 September

    Ethiopia Mulls New Potash Partner After Failed Deal With Israeli Firm 3 hours ago

    Israel Chemicals Ltd. , which has sought compensation at an arbitration court after accusing the government of failing to support the project. Several companies are interested in developing potash deposits in the country's northeastern Afar region, Mines Minister Motuma Mekassa said in an interview Wednesday in the capital, Addis Ababa.

  • 15 September

    To Disintangle ECX From the Agriculture Mentality

    [Addis Fortune] In the land of the living, we are eternally yearning for change. But change, especially for the better, does not come our way as frequently as we would like it to. When a change occurs, it rarely endures a timely challenge beyond which to renew its relevance.

  • 15 September

    Losers, Winners of Enkutatash

    [Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian New Year is around the corner. Come September 11th and the 2010 New Year Chibo will be lit. As usual little girls will be singing Abebayehosh, dressed in their best traditional costumes. Their male peers will be running around from door to door to present colourful amateur drawings, hopeful for something in return in the way of Difo Dabo or, if lucky, cash.

  • 15 September

    Of Late, There Are a Few Places Where Public Perception of Professionalism Is Under Erosion…

    [Addis Fortune] Of late, there are a few places where public perception of professionalism is under erosion as in the nation's diplomatic front, claims gossip. Such misgivings on ambassadorial appointments do not necessarily come from lack of understanding that there are both the career diplomats as in political appointments serving the nation. It rather

  • 15 September

    See No Informal Sector, Hear No Grey Economy

    [Addis Fortune] Developing countries' economies are characterised by the existence of a vast but an accounted for informal sector, also called an underground economy. These include economic activities which can be legal or illegal but are not formally registered and hence unknown to the tax authorities.

  • 15 September

    New Corporation Underway to Make Addis Unique

    [Addis Fortune] Addis Abeba is soon to get a Corridor Centers Development Corporation that is going to work on developing the major corridors in the city. An establishment proclamation of the Corporation was approved by the city council a month ago.

  • 15 September

    Former St. Louis police officer who shot driver after car chase found not guilty in murder trial

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    Former St. Louis police officer who shot driver after car chase found not guilty in murder trial Washington PostFormer St. Louis Officer, Jason Stockley, Acquitted in Shooting of Black Driver New York TimesEx-St. Louis police officer acquitted in 2011 shooting WLS-TVProtests in St. Louis after Jason Stockley not-guilty verdict -- live updates CBS NewsJason Stockley Found Not Guilty by Judge Timothy Wilson Riverfront Times (blog)Full coverage

  • 15 September

    Kenneka Jenkins video shows her staggering through kitchen, not entering freezer

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    Kenneka Jenkins video shows her staggering through kitchen, not entering freezer Chicago TribuneKenneka Jenkins Tragic Death: The Horrifying Moment Authorities Found Her Body 'Frozen Solid' Hollywood LifeKenneka Jenkins Update: Video Doesn't Show Her Walking Into Freezer, Family Says International Business TimesKenneka Jenkins seen in videos walking unsteadily in Rosemont hotel Chicago Sun-TimesNew Kenneka Jenkins Video Seemingly Shows Teen Alive At Hotel Party

  • 15 September

    Hill Republicans’ influence ebbs — and they are unsure what to do about it

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    Hill Republicans' influence ebbs — and they are unsure what to do about it Washington Post35 thoughts on Trump 'winging it' with Democrats The HillToday in Conservative Media: Have Trump Loyalists Been Duped on DACA? Slate Magazine (blog)Trump Is Ready to Sell Out His Base BloombergFull coverage

  • 15 September

    Embarrassing failure of ‘key’ ballistic missile by Seoul raises questions of readiness

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    Embarrassing failure of 'key' ballistic missile by Seoul raises questions of readiness CNBCGlobal stocks set new highs, dollar weakens on data Reuters$8 Million to Aid Poor North Koreans? South Korea and Japan Disagree New York TimesNorth Korea: a timeline of Jong Un's aggressions since January The San Diego Union-TribuneNorth Korea News LIVE: Pyongyang's aggression threatens 'entire world', says US Moneycontrol.comFull coverage

  • 15 September

    Police searching for assailant who detonated bomb in London subway car, injuring at least 29

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    Police searching for assailant who detonated bomb in London subway car, injuring at least 29 Washington PostTerror in London . . . Again National ReviewISIS claims responsibility for London subway attack New York PostPolice hunt man with a knife on London Tube after arresting armed passenger hours after Parsons Green attack Mirror.co.ukTerrorist Device Detonates on London Subway, Injuring Commuters NBCNews.comFull coverage

  • 15 September

    Feature: Chinese investors help Ethiopia expand employment opportunities

    Sherry Zhang, the General Manager of Huajin shoe making factory, is a zealous Chinese investor with a determination to expand job opportunities for Ethiopia's skilled youthful population. In the next five years, her firm that is located in Ethiopia capital Addis Ababa's Eastern Industrial Zone will be prospecting 100,000 jobs for

  • 15 September

    He Was Displaced By Civil War. Now, He Runs a Coffee Company.

    When he was four years old, Manyang Reath Kher became a refugee. Born in Sudan, Kher had been displaced as a result of the country's civil war.

  • 15 September

    Exploring Havana Street: A Taste of Ethiopian Tradition at Addis Ababa

    When my dining companions and I walked into Addis Ababa Ethiopian Restaurant for a recent dinner, the entire place was dark, empty and a bit dingy. The waitress looked surprised to see us and seemed even more surprised when I asked to be seated for dinner instead of telling her we were lost and seeking directions.

  • 15 September

    Ethiopian restaurants foster community in Silver Spring

    Beginning in the mid-1970s, war and political turbulence led a large number of Ethiopians to flee their home country. Many of these emigrants came to the United States, with a particularly high number settling in the Washington region.

  • 15 September

    Ethiopia’s Economic Growth Hides Fear and Oppression in the One-Party State

    Scan the mainstream media for news about Ethiopia and discover headline after headline describing the country's economic successes: double-digit economic growth, foreign investment and aspirations to become a middle-income country by 2030. Ethiopia, we are told, is a functioning democracy, an African tiger economy and an important ally of Western governments.

  • 15 September

    Administration Heads Up Creation of New Agency

    [Addis Fortune] Addis Abeba Planning Commission drafted a bill to establish a new agency that will oversee six institutions engaged in greenery and biodiversity conservation.

  • 15 September

    If Chinese Generosity Seems Too Good to Be True

    [Addis Fortune] Deputy Minister Xu Lyuping of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) arrived in Addis Abeba, just last month, to hold talks with Demeke Mekonnen, deputy prime minister of Ethiopia. The aim was to strengthen party-to-party ties between the CPC and the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), for which Demeke serves as deputy chairperson.

  • 15 September

    Severe Drought Costs Cattle Lives, Money

    [Addis Fortune] The couple Helen Kassa and Dawit Haile were at a cattle market, located in Bole District close to Medhanialem Church, in front of the stadium under construction, last Friday, September 8, 2017. The couple went to the market to buy sheep as a present for Helen's family who resides in Ayat area, in Yeka District.

  • 15 September

    Fears Over Ethiopian Dam’s Costly Impact On Environment, People

    [The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia's GIBE III hydropower dam is now operational. However, rights groups have raised concerns over the impact that it is having on downstream communities and the environment. The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked expert Sean Avery about the dam and the huge controversy that has surrounded this project.