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23 Oct 2011 description
report Xinhua

China on Saturday delivered portion of the first batch of emergency food assistance to Ethiopia.

Wei Hongtian, Charge d'Affairs at the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, handed over the assistance certificate to Wondirad Mandefro, Ethiopian State Minster of Agriculture, in a ceremony held at the Office of the Ethiopian Disaster Risk Management Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

25 Aug 2011 description
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BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- China pledged on Thursday to make more efforts to aid people living in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa in collaboration with the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC).

15 Aug 2011 description
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BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao said Monday that China will provide an additional 353.2 million yuan (55.28 million U.S. dollars) in emergency food aid to Ethiopia and other drought-hit African countries.

Wen made the remarks while holding talks with visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in Beijing Monday afternoon.

"China will work with African states to tackle difficulties, strengthen cooperation and realize common development," Wen said at the Great Hall of the People.

12 Aug 2011 description
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SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Friday that relevant Chinese governmental departments are competing with time to send food aid to draught-affected Ethiopia as soon as possible.

Noting that Ethiopia was recent hit by severe draughts recently, Hu said the Chinese government and people showed deep sympathy over the disaster-affected people in the country. He said several days ago, China had already announced to offer 50 million yuan RMB (7.8 million US dollars) in emergency aid to Ethiopia.

14 Nov 2007 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Nov 14, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Ethiopia on Wednesday pledged to settle the dispute with Eritrea by peaceful means, saying that it fully accepts the call of the UN Security Council president made late Tuesday on the situation between the two neighboring countries.

Ethiopia "fully accepts the call of the UN Security Council president, which stressed the importance of the commitment of both parties to lay the foundation for sustainable peace in the region and urged the parties to implement immediately and without preconditions, the Delimitation Decision of April …

13 Mar 2007 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Mar 13, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Ethiopia's intervention has created a unique opportunity to bring about political change in Somalia, a change that must happen, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) Cindy Courville said Tuesday.

31 Oct 2006 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Oct 31, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - At least 67 people have been killed in southeast Ethiopia after a river burst its banks during torrential rainfalls that have stricken the area for the past several days, officials said Tuesday.

Sisay Tadesse, spokesman of the country's Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Agency, said the Wabe Shebelle river burst its banks on Friday night and flooded adjoining areas after heavy rains in Ethiopia's highlands.

The rains on the highlands started four weeks ago, he said.

28 Aug 2006 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Aug 28, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Japan on Monday pledged over 4.7 million U.S. dollars to the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF) for polio eradication programs and malaria control in Ethiopia as the ongoing flood crisis threaten the outbreak of malaria.

10 Jul 2006 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Jul 10, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Ethiopian President Girma Woldegiorgis said Monday the prevalence of peace and stability in the Horn of Africa is necessary for peace in Ethiopia.

During talks with Rev.

10 Jul 2006 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Jul 10, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - The United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF) said here Monday it needs 7.7 million U.S. dollars for life-saving children's programs in Ethiopia during the second half of this year.

19 Jun 2006 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Jun 19, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Japan said on Monday it would continue assisting Ethiopia in the efforts geared toward improving the provision of potable water in the country.

07 Apr 2006 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Apr 7, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations has appointed a new force commander for the Ethiopian and Eritrean peace mission in the disputed border between the duo, officials said here Friday.

17 Feb 2006 description
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NAIROBI., Feb 17, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A UK veterinary charity warned on Friday that livestock across east Africa are facing complete " decimation" from a drought that has already killed tens of thousands of animals in the region.

The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) said in a statement issued in Nairobi that the drought which is affecting desert nomads living on the borders of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya is now escalating into a full-scale emergency.

14 Feb 2006 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Feb 14, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Working with local partners and the people, the Ethiopian government has been able to develop a successful long-term plan to overcome the recurring cycle of drought, said a prestigious foreign NGO.

15 Dec 2005 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Dec 15, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres will pay a two- day official visit to Ethiopia, starting from Friday, said the UNHCR regional liaison office on Thursday.

19 Oct 2005 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Oct 19, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi accused neighboring Eritrea on Wednesday of renewed military buildup along the border separating the two countries.

"We are aware of the buildup in TSZ. The scale has increased in recent days and this is a matter of concern to us," Meles said at a press conference.

"We have reason to believe that members of the Eritrean Defense Forces are entering the TSZ disguised in different uniforms," he said.

07 Jun 2005 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Jun 7, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - The Ethiopian government said Tuesday evening it has revoked the permits of journalists of Voice of America (VOA) and Deutsche Welle for illegal reporting activities during the post-parliament election process.

15 Mar 2005 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Mar 15, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development said Tuesday the country has secured 9.5 billion birr (more than 1 billion US dollars) in grant and loan over the past six months.

Getachew Admasu, the ministry's public relations officer, told journalists that of the stated amount some 4.4 billion birr (about 500 million dollars) is obtained in grant while the remaining sum in loan.

He said the grant and loan secured exceeded that of the same period last year because the development policies, strategies and programs …

01 Mar 2005 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Mar 1, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Ethiopian government said on Monday it has cleared 16 million square meters of land from landmines since 2002.

An additional 5.5 million square meters of land, which has been cleared off landmines, was handed over to residents, said an official report, released on the occasion for the celebration of the International Day for the Ban of Landmines.

The report, issued by the Ethiopian Mine Action Office, said the demining activities carried out in the stated period included those unexploded ordnances planted since the days of the …

25 Feb 2005 description
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ADDIS, ABABA, Feb 25, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Friday his country will carry on with its support for sustainable peace and reconstruction efforts in Sudan.

Meles made the pledge during talks with visiting Sudanese First Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha.