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Following his official visit to the Sudan this week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has inked an agreement that would enable Ethiopia to develop a port facility at the Port Sudan through which the government contemplates to handle half its foreign trade volume. 

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) is undertaking preparations to hold a referendum in 12 Kebeles of the Amhara Regional State to determine the long-standing self administration question of the Kimant people in the region up on the request of the House of Federations (HoF).

In the wake of a high-level decision to return lands taken from commercial farm investors by Gambella Regional State, four commercial farm associations representing around 350 commercial farm investors across four regional states appealed Monday to Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn pleading for a solution to a host of problems which they say is plaguing their investment.

Ministry of Finance & Economic Cooperation (MoFEC) ordered federal budgetary institutions to submit their budget reduction action plans by the early weeks of September 2017, following the issuance of a new directive which orders federal agencies to cut all unnecessary expenses.

   -- Heavy rains to cause swollen rivers

With heavy downpours continuing unabated during this rainy season, the Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) said it is doing emergency cleaning up work on most water drainage and sewage systems clogged by discarded plastic bottles and other types of waste.