World Bank President, UNSG arrive in Addis

Addis Ababa, 27 October 2014 (WIC) – The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim arrived here today for a two day visit to discuss key development priorities with government officials and development partners.
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EU supports Ethiopia with 5m Euros to tackle refugee crisis

ddis Ababa, 24 October 2014 (WIC) – The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced the approval of five million Euros for Ethiopia, to enable the country to effectively deal with the influx of refugees from South Sudan.

Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, who made the disclosure in Addis Ababa, said that the fund would enable the African nation to respond to the needs of the increasing number of refugees.
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Ethiopia’s economic diplomacy bearing fruit

Ehiopia has given top priority to the kernel of the entire diplomacy; economic diplomacy, as the nation has one formidable enemy; poverty or backwardness. To effectively combat and eradicate poverty and backwardness, one has to pursue economic diplomacy which would enable it to attract more investment, trade, tourism among others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted.
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Hosting conferences provides growing opportunities for Ethiopian coffee exporters

Addis Ababa, 20 October 2014 (WIC) – Ethiopia government’s bid to host the 4th World Coffee Conference in 2016 has met the full support and acceptance of the ‘International Coffee Organization’ ICO.

This was noted at a press conference recently by Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association (ECEA) to give a briefing on the 3rd International Ethiopian Coffee Conference, which will be held on November 6-7, 2014 at Hilton Addis.

In addition to this, Ethiopia is chosen as a ‘Portrait country’ – for Arabica Coffee producers, for the 27th annual Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) event, to be held on April of next year at Seattle, Washington.
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An ‘Invest in Ethiopia’ Forum held in Oslo

Addis Ababa, 18 October 2014 (WIC) – A Business Forum entitled ‘Invest in Ethiopia’, organized by the Norwegian African Business Association was held in Oslo, Norway on Thursday (October 16).

The Forum aimed to build a new chapter of cooperation between Norway and Ethiopia and was attended by high-level government officials from both countries as well as members of business confederations and representatives of Norwegian companies.
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Ethiopia cuts extreme poverty, hunger by half

Addis Ababa, 13 October 2014 (WIC) – Ethiopia has achieved the MDG goal one, halving extreme poverty and hunger by 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture said.

Ethiopia is among the 63 developing countries have reached the MDG target.Ethiopia is also among the 25 countries that achieved the more ambitious World Food Summit (WFS) target of halving the number of undernourished people by 2015.
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Ethiopia eyes $2.5bln revenues of agricultural exports

Addis Ababa, 13 October 2014 (WIC) – Ethiopia is planning to earn a total of over $2.5 billion revenue from its exports of agricultural products during the current budget year, which began in July, an official with the Ministry of Trade said on Sunday.

“The stated amount of revenue will be secured from the export of more than 1.1 million tons of agricultural products,” Abdurrahman Seid, Public Relation Deputy Head of the Ministry, told Anadolu Agency.
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