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Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer 2015 will be held on 18-20 February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  Your chance to access the world’s fastest growing fertilizer market Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer 2015 will be held on 18-20 February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The 2015 event offers you the chance to network over 3 days with the industry’s most senior executives. It is your opportunity to meet the market – from leading […]

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29 October 2014 News Briefs

. Norway to Double Development Assistance to Ethiopia . The Government of Norway has decided to double its development assistance to Ethiopia, Norway’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs disclosed. State Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Birhane Gebrekristos held discussions today with his Norwegian counterpart Hans Brattskar. Ambassador Birhane told ENA that the political, diplomatic and […]

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The Continental Free Trade Area: What is going on?

. 28 October 2014 Ilmari Soininen . Regional integration has been a core element of African countries’ development strategies since their independence. The Africa-wide development agenda, as championed by the African Union (AU), is based on regional integration and the formation of an African Economic Community (AEC). This was laid out in the 1980 Lagos […]

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Not made in China

. China thinks manufacturing clothes is so last decade. As labor costs in the “world’s factory” continue to rise dramatically, global fashion brands are looking elsewhere to source apparel. In addition to established hubs like Bangladesh and Vietnam, the garment game is ripe for new players: Myanmar (Burma), Haiti and Ethiopia, among others, are looking […]

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Israel Chemicals sells APW units to Japan’s Kurita

. Yet more money in the war chest for ICL’s “Next Step Forward” and possible Danakil Project development should they become comfortable with Ethiopia and serious about Allana Potash valuations enough to move forward. . Kurita will pay €250 million for Israel Chemicals’ aluminium, paper and water products units, mainly based in Germany. Kurita Water Industries […]

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27 October 2014 Development News Round-Up

. RLPC-Ethiopian Government signs $865 mln railway financing . . Oct 27 (Reuters) – The Ethiopian government has closed a $865 million financing package that funds the development of some of the country’s railway infrastructure. The proceeds of the financing will be used to build the Awash-Weldia/Hara Gebeya Railway Project, one of the key railway […]

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1st IPI-Ministry of Agriculture-Ethiopian ATA Joint Symposium – A Briefing

1st IPI-Ministry of Agriculture-Ethiopian ATA joint Symposium on “The Role of Potassium in Cropping Systems of sub-Saharan Africa: Current Status and Potential for Increasing Productivity”, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 4-5 September 2014 . Report by Hillel Magen, IPI Director . Photo 1. Group photo of participants at the 1st IPI-Ministry of Agriculture-Ethiopian ATA joint […]

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This is what Ebola is doing to West African economies

Originally posted on Quartz:
Before Ebola broke out in parts of the West African sub-region, the Adjamé market in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire held its reputation as the biggest commercial hub for traders. Bus stations at the market connected travelers to all parts of Côte d’Ivoire and cities in neighboring countries. Today, this reputation for connecting…

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Why was America’s top spy also a fertilizer day-trader?

Originally posted on Quartz:
Fertilizer is a strategic commodity, and that’s no load of manure. In fact, it’s potash—a mineral salt mined from the ground to add nitrogen to industrial fertilizer production. In the past several years, the production of this valued commodity has been shaken up: In 2013, an informal cartel between two companies…

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Ethiopia’s huge infrastructural funding gap is serious challenge

Originally posted on THE ETHIOPIA OBSERVATORY:
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) Infrastructure contributed 0.6 percentage points to Ethiopia’s annual per capita GDP growth over the last decade. Raising the country’s infrastructure endowment to that of the region’s middle-income countries could add an additional 3 percentage points to infrastructure’s contribution to growth. Ethiopia’s infrastructure successes…

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