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Ethiopia injects US$4 billion into sugar factories

Ethiopia wants to become one of the world's top 10 sugar exporters to the international market/Photo/ReutersIn its bid to become a major sugar exporter, Ethiopia is constructing 10 sugar factories following the injection of a US$4.6 billion investment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 20:43

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Ethiopia, China in railway deal

Ethiopia recently launched a nationwide railway line project to construct 5,000 kilometers of rail by 2020/Photo/ReutersEthiopia and a Chinese company have signed $ 1.5 billion agreement for the construction of a 339 kilometer railway line.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 December 2011 18:55

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Israel's big return to East and Horn of Africa

Israeli-Kenyan cooperation in the fight against terror has intensified since the 2002 Mombasa attacks/Photo/Reuters

Mid-November, Ugandan President visited Tel-Aviv. This came after an earlier visit to the same country by Kenyan Prime Minister. The focus of their visits was the fight against terrorism.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 15:27

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Uganda: Bashir absent, Museveni calls for firing squad

President of the Sudan has snubbed the ongoing Great Lakes Region heads of state summit/Photo/ReutersSudan president, Omar el-Bashir, who was indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, has snubbed the ongoing Great Lakes Region heads of state summit on gender and sexual based violence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 17:37

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Piling on the pressure for Transparency in 2012

The global civil society organisation Transparency International has included bribes from one company to another in their annual Bribe Payers Index, which ranks 28 advanced countries by how well they behave abroad.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2011 14:06

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Ethiopia intensifies investments in science

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Ethiopia on Thursday said it intends to invest in science and technology so that it can reach its goals of becoming a middle income country by 2025.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 17:09

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