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Awash Winery Begins Exporting Local Tej 
Addis Ababa, April 08,2004 (WIC)-The Awash Winery said its sample exports of 150 cartons of local alcoholic drink called ‘tej’ has been well received in foreign markets.
The factory said that it started exporting tej to USA and Sweden after members of the Ethiopian Community and Ethiopian Embassies made market search for the product in those countries.

 “No one has monopoly over the Nile”– President Musevini
The Reporter:The President of Uganda, Yueri Museveni, told journalists in Kampala, Uganda, at the end of a three-day conference that came to a close last Saturday, that no country had a monopoly over the waters of the Nile River.

 “Lucy” to make Houston debut
Texas Secretary of State Geoff Connor will lead a trade delegation to Ethiopia to finalize plans for the U.S. debut of the Lucy archaeological exhibit in Houston, which is expected to be a $5 million to $7 million boon for the Texas economy.

 ADF grants fund for irrigation, drainage study of eastern Nile
Addis Ababa, April 02,2004 (WIC)- The African Development Fund (ADF) has awarded Ethiopia and Sudan a grant of US $2.59 million towards launching a study on the irrigation and drainage of the eastern Nile, IRIN reported yesterday.

 The Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations passes away (29 March 2004)
The Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Dr. Abdul Majid Hussein passed away in Dire Dawa town on 29 March 2004 from an illness that was beyond the efforts of doctors in New York City, United States of America.

 Ethiopia considers dam on the Blue Nile
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) — Ethiopia is considering building a hydroelectric dam and irrigation projects on the Blue Nile and other rivers to combat drought and power shortages, an official said Wednesday.

 Ethiopia: Investigate Torture by Police
Ministers’ Failure to Investigate, Prosecute Makes Them Accomplices
(New York, March, 18, 2004) – The Ethiopian government should launch an immediate investigation leading to the prosecution and dismissal of all federal police involved in the recurring practice of torture of people caught up in mass arrests, Human Rights Watch said yesterday in a letter addressed to the Ethiopian ministers of federal affairs and of justice.

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