Top news items in major Ethiopian media outlets

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The Following are news highlights in Ethiopia’s major media outlets on Monday.

–Women are said to be major actors in the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

A 6km road race happened on Sunday across Ethiopia in connection with the International Women’s Day (March 8) being marked for the 41st time in the country. Over 650,000 participants are believed to have taken part in the race held nationwide to raise funds for GERD. (Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation/EBC)

— Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia appreciates Uganda’s firm stance on fair utilization of River Nile.

During his stay in Uganda, the Premier conferred with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on issues of bilateral concern including the utilization of the Nile waters. (Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation/EBC)

— Operating over 2,000 brands across the world with one billion units’ sales annually, Nestle announced that it is considering Ethiopia to be one of its manufacturing destinations in the coming years although a final decision is yet to be made on setting up the manufacturing plant. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC)

— The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), in cooperation with the Ethiopian Embassy to the Benelux, the Baltic Countries and the EU, will organize a seminar on Doing Business in Ethiopia.

According to the Embassy of Ethiopia in Brussels, Belgium, the seminar is aimed at acquainting Dutch companies with current affairs in Ethiopia and attracting companies engaged in oilseeds, vegetable, dairy, poultry, spices, textiles, logistics, and construction sectors. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate)

©Alleastafrica and Xinhua

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