Ahead of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government General Assembly scheduled to be held in mid-July in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, the African Union Commission (AUC) is expected to see another round of stiff competition from three member states bidding to clinch the Commission’s chairperson post after the incumbent withdrew from running for a second-term.

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Nestlé Waters and the owners of the Abyssinia Springs, one of the leading water bottlers in Ethiopia, announced the creation of a joint venture (JV) to carry out bottled water activities in the country. Nestlé Waters will have the majority stake in the JV.

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Getachew Reda, head of Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO), at a press conference held with local journalists on Thursday, said that the Ethiopian government is involving the South Sudanese government for the safe return of the children who were abducted by gunmen from the Murele tribe of South Sudan. “Negotiations are very vital in bringing back the abduct children alive,” he said.

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NISS reveals it arrest Shabiya-trained insurgents

Anti-terror taskforce lead by the National Intelligence and Security Service has claimed that it has captured and killed Eritrean-backed terrorist while crossing in to the country through the southern tip of the country.

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Ahmed Abitew, Minister of Industry, has requested the intervention of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn over a lingering dispute between the Ministry and the Federal Auditor General regarding an audit finding for the fiscal year 2013/14 and the recommendations that the Ministry has been instructed to implement by the House of People’s Representatives.

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