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Ethiopia: Ministry Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Xylem Inc.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) is signed between the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity and Xylem, a leading U.S. company in developing and implementing innovative water solutions through smart technology.

Through this MOU, Xylem will explore how its unique set of skills and technologies can be used to help Ethiopia address its water challenges.

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Business Ties between Ethiopia and India Strengthened, Ethiopia’s Consulate-General to India

Demeke Atnafu, Ethiopia’s Consulate-General to India, said trade and investment between Ethiopia and India had significantly been growing over the years. He told Indian TravelBinz Magazine that “Business ties between the two countries have grown significantly, especially in the areas of trade, investment, agriculture and infrastructure projects.”

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The 8th Annual International Conference on Pulses, Oilseeds, and Spices to be Held in Ethiopia

Addis is set to hold the 8th Annual International Conference on Pulses, Oilseeds, and Spices from November 23-24, 2018 with a theme “Cultivating Strategic Partnership.” The conference, which is organized by the Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors-Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, will be attended by 450 participants of whom 110 are from China, UAE, and India.

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Vodacom Considers Entering Ethiopia

Vodacom’s CEO Shameel Joosub said Vodacom was considering entering Ethiopia with Safaricom, its Kenyan associate company. The CEO said Ethiopia was “probably the most attractive” potential new market for Vodacom.

“But the opportunities are not that clear yet — there are indications that Ethiopia will issue additional licenses, and potentially take in a strategic partner for the existing [government-owned] Ethio Telecom, but there’s nothing yet in terms of actual processes and so on,” the CEO said.

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