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By Zerihun Getachew 13 October 2014 Ethiopia is planning to earn a total of over 2.5 billion USD revenue from its exports of agricultural products during the current budget year, Ministry of Trade said on Sunday. “The stated amount of revenue will be secured from the export of more than 1.1 million...

By Abdi Moalim, Fuad Ahmed and Shukri Mohamed in Mogadishu October 13, 2014 After several weeks of relative calm in Mogadishu following the death of al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, Somalis expressed shock and horror in the wake of Sunday night’s suicide car bombing outside a popular café on Maka al-Mukarama Road. Police investigate at the site of a suicide...

Mogadishu (HAN) October 12, 2014. Public Diplomacy and National security news.In Mogadishu, Unknown Gunmen shot and seriously wounded a Somali journalist...

London (HAN) October 13, 2014. Expert Analysis, Your Power & Regional Influence Magazine, opinion page By, Ahmed Soliman is a researcher with the...

08.10.14 A report entitled “Strategic assessment of the Ethiopian mineral sector” launched on Tuesday, October 7, suggests Ethiopia has the potential to earn US$5 billion annually from the mining sector. The study was conducted with the assistance of the World Bank and other developmental partners from Australia, Canada, Denmark and United Kingdom. Speaking...

07.10.14 By Nesru Jemal Amongst the countries in East Africa, Ethiopia leads in terms of regional cement output (12.6 million MT per year). It has overtaken Kenya, which historically dominated regional output, producing the equivalent of 7.4 million MT per year in 2012-13. At the same time, both Kenya and Uganda are regional export hubs, having exported a total of 1.4...

07.10.14 President of Somalia’s federal state of Puntland Abdiweli Mohamed Ali met with European Union Special Envoy to Somalia Michele Cervone d’Urso in Garowe on Monday (October 6th) to discuss the region’s military response to al-Shabaab’s presence in the Galgala Mountains, Somalia’s Garowe Online reported. Puntland announced last week...

05.10.14 The Assistant of the UN Secretary General for Policies, Jeffrey D. Feltman thanked the Ethiopian government for its efforts to restore peace and security in the Horn of Africa Region. Mr. Jeffrey was told by the Ethiopian foreign minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom about the democratic advances in Ethiopia and the security of neighbouring Somalia. Dr. Tedros Adhanom...

04.10.14 By Kaleyesus Bekele The Chinese company that acquired the Calub and Hilala gas fields in eastern Ethiopia, POLY GCL Petroleum Investment Limited, this week announced that it plans to start extracting natural gas from the gas fields by 2018. On November 16, 2013, the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and POLY GCL Petroleum Investment Limited signed petroleum exploration...

04.10.14 By Asrat Seyoum Berbera, a convenient coastal town located in eastern Somaliland, a self-declared independent nation in the Horn of Africa, is the economic capital of the small nation largely due to the port outlet to the Indian ocean. However, the small port town is now venturing out to a new business that is coastal recreation. With the presence of large landlocked...