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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Ethiopia inaugurates Gibe III dam

Hydroelectric dam designed to double energy output in Ethiopia. The Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam has been inaugurated by Ethiopia's prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn who said that the facility would...
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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign new Nile dam agreement

French firms to conduct studies on impact of dam on river Nile. Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have selected two French firms to conduct studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia's controversial Grand...
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Tri-partite Renaissance dam committee formed

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan form technical committee  The water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to form a tripartite technical committee – comprising experts from the t...
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Expansion begins at Bole airport

Addis Ababa airport project backed by China A $250 million project to expand Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has begun with plans to turn the airport into a mega hub for the region. Ethi...
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Ethiopia plans new international airport

Existing city airport also to be expanded Ethiopia plans to build a new international airport outside Addis Ababa, according to an announcement from the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) in mid-M...
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Addis Ababa-Adama toll road nears completion

New road will cut travel time by two thirds The six-lane expressway connecting Addis Ababa and Adama, located southeast of the capital, will be finished in April, following more than three years of...
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Ethiopia opens Africa's largest wind farm

The largest wind farm in Africa was launched in northern Ethiopia on 26 October by prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn who said Ethiopia could not "maintain growth without utilising the energy sector....
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Addis Ababa unveils space programme

The first phase of Ethiopia's space exploration programme has been launched at an observatory high in the Entono mountains on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. The $3.4 million observatory contains tw...
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Turkish industrial zone in Addis Ababa

Turkey is preparing to create an industrial zone in Addis Ababa, according to remarks by Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoğlu at his government's recent African Strategies Sectoral Evaluation...
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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan start Nile talks

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan are to begin negotiations on recommendations by a technical committee on the Ethiopian Nile dam project, according to a joint statement released by the Egyptian and Ethiopian...
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Ethiopia to build new railway to Djibouti

Ethiopia has signed two deals with Chinese and Turkish construction companies to build two sections of a new railway linking the land-locked country’s north-eastern region to the new Red Sea por...
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Ethiopian-Sudan gets South Korean funds for power project

A South Korea bank EDCF has approved a loan of $80 million to Ethiopia to support part of the construction and expansion of the Ethiopia-Sudan electric power transmission line. The new power lines...
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Ethiopia’s first expressway advances south

The expressway under construction between Addis Ababa and Adama is almost a third completed, according to the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA). Adama, also known as Nazret, is situated southeast of Ad...
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Work starts on Bole Airport to Meskel Square road

Work on the reconstruction of the road that links Bole International Airport to Meskel Square in Addis Ababa was officially inaugurated by the city
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Major Road to be constructed in Addis Ababa

A major road is to be built from Addis Ababa's central Meskel Square to Bole Airport. The $60 million agreement for the 4.3km long and 40m-wide road has been signed between Addis Ababa City Roads Auth...
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Protests against Ethiopia’s Gibe III dam

International environmental groups continue to protest against the construction of Gibe III, the biggest hydro-electric dam in Ethiopia. The latest protest, which took place on 20 February, saw campai...
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Ethiopia’s first wind farm

Construction has begun on Ethiopia
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Power rationing in Ethiopia

Due to the restricted capacity of existing transmission lines and the delayed expansion work on new lines, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has announced a power-rationing programme an...
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Ethiopia’s new power plant shuts down

The 5.2 billion birr Gilgel Gibe II hydro-electric power station 250 km southwest of Addis Ababa has suspended operations just a few days after its official inauguration due to a collapse in a section...
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Road construction in Addis Ababa suspended.

CRBC Addis Engineering Plc, the Ethiopian subsidiary of the state-owned construction company Chinese Bridge and Road Corporation, has suspended work on three major road projects in the capital due to...