Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dictat...

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Addis Ababa botanic garden to increase profile

Garden plans advertising campaign and projects with communities and universities. The Gullele Botanic Garden (GBG) in Addis Ababa is to make more people aware of its existence with an advertising c...
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Protest causes rubbish to pile up in Addis Ababa

Farmers protesting at landfill site are blocking rubbish trucks from Addis Ababa. Rubbish has been piling up across Addis Ababa since mid-July due to protestors blocking city garbage trucks from ac...
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Ethiopia faces power shortages

Ethiopian drought leads to power cuts. In addition to severe food shortages the drought in Ethiopia is also causing power cuts across the country. Over 90 per cent of Ethiopian's electricity is gen...
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Ethiopia faces worst drought in 30 years

UN says millions in Ethiopia need food aid. Over seven million people out of a population of over 94 million are now facing severe hunger in Ethiopia, especially in North Wollo, one of the regions...
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Ethiopia burns ivory to discourage poaching

Government sets fire to six tons of ivory in Addis Ababa The Ethiopian government set fire to a giant stockpile of confiscated ivory in Addis Ababa on 21 March, in a bid to discourage poaching and...
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Botanic garden for Accra

Educational facility to be built outside capital Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to create a botanic garden on a 40-hectare site located 30 km north of Accra. Situated at Danfa,...
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Waste to energy plant for Addis Ababa

A 50 MW waste to energy plant is to be constructed in Addis Ababa following a deal between the state power utility company Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) and UK-based waste to energy...
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Addis Ababa reports water shortages

The city of Addis Ababa is experiencing acute water shortages at its wells in recent weeks, with power shortages and the end of the rainy season believed to be the cause. Districts such as Mekete...
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Ethiopia to dam the Nile

Pledges of money for the building of Ethiopia
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Ethiopia floods affect 16,000 in the north

News of floods in Ethiopia affecting 16,000 people in the north of the country has been reported by the United Nations. Crops have been destroyed, roads submerged and bridges have collapsed. The U...
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Arup helps Addis Ababa reduce carbon emissions

City authorities have announced plans to develop a carbon reduction programme in Addis Ababa. Working with global engineering group Arup in a project run by the William J. Clinton Foundation, authorit...
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Addis Ababa to get solar street lighting

Ten street lights near Meskel Square are to be powered by solar panels in a pilot scheme that could pave the way for the use of solar powered street lighting across Addis Ababa. The project is the...
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Africa Park dries up.

Africa Park, a green space on Menelik II Avenue in central Addis Ababa, faces an uncertain future after the Addis Ababa Water and Sewerages Authority (AAWSA) suspended water supplies due to non-paymen...
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Rubbish collection in Addis Ababa: Keep Ethiopia Beautiful.

City residents can now make use of stylish new rubbish bins to dispose of their litter in the streets, local English-language business weekly
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Addis Ababa clean-up campaign.

The metropolitan millennium council has launched a clean-up campaign in Addis Ababa in view of the anticipated influx of visitors to the city for the Ethiopian millennium celebrations in September. Al...
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Addis Ababa groundwater at risk.

Discharge from industrial and residential areas is threatening groundwater supplies in the Ethiopian capital according to a research paper presented by Dr Tamiro Alemayehu, an earth scientist at the s...
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Rehabilitation for city waterways.

Rivers and tributaries in Addis Ababa are to get an overhaul as part of a 24 million Birr rehabilitation managed by the local environmental protection agency (EPA). The independent business weekly new...

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