Ethiopia closed its schools in mid-March, sending 26 million children home, where girls face a greater risk of being illegally forced into marriage under the age of 18, which some human rights activists regard as a form of slavery.
During their telephonic conversation, the two leaders discussed the domestic, regional and global challenges posed by the pandemic, and expressed solidarity with each other at the time of the crisis.
IL&FS had 15 Indian employees in Ethiopia, seven of whom were held captive by the local staff. Of the seven, two were released last week on medical grounds.
"It was a grenade. Someone tried to hurl it to the stage where the prime minister was," rally organiser Seyoum Teshome told Reuters, adding he had seen about five people injured by the blast.
The country has recently signed several agreements with neighbouring countries which have a coast
PM Hailemariam Desalegn announced his surprise resignation on Thursday, the first time in modern Ethiopian history that a sitting prime minister had quit.
Ethiopia only fully lifted its last state of emergency in August following months of curfews, restrictions on movement and the detention of 29,000 people.
The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
Addressing the India-Ethiopia Business Dialogue, organised to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of the India Business Forum here yesterday, the president said Ethiopia and India have been trading with each other for centuries.
Ethiopia entry marks Sarovar's presence in the fifth country in Africa after Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan and Zambia, Sarovar Hotels said in a statement.
Visitors to these game reserves are almost guaranteed to see a bounty of animals from predators like cheetahs to grass eaters including zebra, gazelle, and giraffes. However, what visitors to these parks are most encouraged to look out for are â€˜The Big Five‘ of African safaris; the lion, the rhino, the leopard, the elephant and the buffalo.
Kilitch Drugs (India) shares were locked at 20 percent upper circuit at Rs 40.60 on Monday after Ethiopia government allotted land to its subsidiary for setting up pharma unit.
"JMC has bagged road EPC project in Ethiopia worth Rs 465 crore and retail mall project in Bangalore of Mantri developers worth Rs 235 crore," says the Kalpataru Group company.
It further said: "The Director General, Ethiopian Roads Authority has awarded the aforesaid projects for development by the Joint Venture for a period of 8 years. The project is funded by the World Bank and the estimated total contract value is USD 223.0 million (approx Rs 1,524.76 crore)."
Modi will speak to delegates, including heads of state or officials, from all 54 African Union nations, with announcements aimed at jump-starting bilateral trade and burnishing Indian investment in the continent.
RV Kanoria, Chairman and Managing Director of Kanoria Chemicals told CNBC-TV18 that the company has invested USD 44 million into the project already.
The civic body is also dedicating to the summit an 'India- Africa Friendship Rose Garden' on Shantipath, which will be inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on October 25.
"The company has formed a joint venture in the Republic of Ethiopia with a local party therein to set up a pharmaceutical/nutraceutical manufacturing unit...," Kilitch Drugs said in a BSE filing.
India is the largest cumulative troop contributor to UN peace operations, with over 185,000 troops having served in 48 of the 69 missions mandated so far.
The company secured five transmission line projects together valued at Rs 465 crore in Tanzania, Ukraine, Thailand, Tajikistan and Ethiopia, the company said in a BSE filing.
The company has bagged an order worth Rs 465 crore for setting up five international transmission line projects in Tanzania, Ukraine, Thailand, Tajikistan and Ethiopia.
With over 292 hectares under greenhouse cultivation, the company annually produces around 555 million stems of quality cut roses for exports to high-value markets.
Global coffee exports rose by 9.6 per cent to 46.5 million bags in the first five months of the current coffee year on significant rise in shipments from Indonesia and Vietnam, according to the International Coffee Organisation (ICO).
Ethiopia's soccer fans took the unusual step of apologising for their unruly behaviour in last Monday's match against Zambia by waving a banner during the game against Nigeria .
State-run BHEL today said it has commissioned steam turbine and generator (STG) unit at a power plant in Ethiopia.