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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… 646 more words

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Pulse assignment part 2- Millennium Villages, what is it?

Today’s blog is probably too long, but never mind. Some of you may be interested in some aspects in particular. Just check out the photos if you have limited time. 546 more words

PULSE 2014

23 October 2014 News Briefs

Tripartite Free Trade Area within Sight

COMESA is in the final stages of preparations for the Tripartite Summit, which is scheduled to take place on 19 – 20 December 2014. 2,916 more words

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Addis Ababa’s monorail project keeps Ethiopia on track for transformation

-  Although there will be shortfalls in the country’s infrastructure programme, the railway will be an impressive achievement


William Davison in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa’s $475m light railway system, part of a five-year growth plan, covers a 21-mile stretch through the Ethiopian capital. 978 more words


Ethiopia’s ‘African tiger’ leaps towards middle income

-  Progress has been remarkable since 1984’s ‘biblical famine’, but inequality, ethnic tension and civil rights issues need to be addressed

People wait for a bus in Addis Ababa. 872 more words


Maternal Mortality Correlates by Nation

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Gina Marie Piane


Community Health Department, National University, Costa Mesa, CA, USA.


Background: This study reports the results of a secondary analysis of data provided by the World Health Organization to determine the correlates of maternal mortality among all reporting nations worldwide. 1,280 more words

Not surprising, but interesting nevertheless: Development Practice students care about global issues

By Hans Zomer

In April, I wrote a blog post about a mini survey I did among journalism students in Dublin. It contrasted the opinions of a very small sample of students with the answers provided by a… 642 more words