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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New cargo terminal at Addis Ababa airport

A new cargo terminal has opened at Addis Ababa airport, cementing the rise of Ethiopian Airlines as Africa's largest and fastest growing airline.   Together with the airport's existing freig...
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E-tickets for Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit

E-Ticketing system to be introduced gradually on AALRT. The Addis Ababa Light Railway Transit (AALRT) is to introduce an electronic ticket scheme in addition to its current system of purchasing tic...
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Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway opens

Africa's first fully electric railway links Ethiopia and Djibouti. The Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway opened on 5 October, linking Ethiopia with neighbouring Djibouti and becoming Africa's first full...
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Rickshaw taxi service for Addis Ababa

Cycle rickshaw service in Addis Ababa is first of its kind in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is set to introduce its first bicycle rickshaw taxi service by early July, according to the city’s transport depa...
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Addis Ababa to open first section of light rail

North-south section of line to become operational Half of the long-awaited Addis Ababa Light Railway, running from the north to south of the capital, is scheduled to open on 20 September, accordin...
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Ethiopian Airlines to operate between Dublin and Los Angeles

First service to connect Africa with Ireland and US west coast Ethiopian Airlines is set to operate three weekly flights direct from the Irish capital Dublin to Addis Ababa and Dublin direct to Lo...
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Addis light rail project nears completion

Electrification phase of train lines Electrification of the 34-km light rail network under construction in Addis Ababa has begun, with the installation of 850 masts, 143-km of overhead lines and e...
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Mexico Square in Addis Ababa to be rebuilt

Historic square to be rebuilt following railway constructionThe historic Mexico Square in Addis Ababa will be reconstructed after the completion of the light railway project, according to Mexico&rsquo...
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New railway between Addis Ababa and Djibouti

Construction of an 800-km railway line connecting Addis Ababa and Djibouti City was inaugurated by Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Djiboutian president Ismail Omar Guelleh at the beg...
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Construction of new Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway

China is to provide Ethiopia’s government with a $3.3 billion loan for the construction of a new electrified railway line between Addis Ababa and Djibouti, to boost Ethiopia’s commerci...
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Ethiopia and Oman sign codeshare deal

Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia, has signed a codeshare partnership with Oman Air, Oman's national airline. The agreement covers flights between Addis Ababa and Oman's capital...
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Ethiopian Airlines expands eastwards

Ethiopian Airlines is expanding its Asian network from 18 June, adding flights to Ho Chi Minh in southern Vietnam; Seoul Incheon in South Korea; and the capital of The Philippines, Manila. The move...
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Direct flights from Addis to Malawi’s Blantyre

Ethiopian Airlines is to launch direct flights from Addis Ababa to Blantyre, Malawi's second city and centre of commerce, from 31 March. The flights will operate three times a week between Bole Int...
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Ethiopia launches flights to Kuala Lumpur

Ethiopian Airlines is to launch scheduled three-times weekly flights to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, via Bangkok, on 31 October. The new flight will see Kuala Lumpur connected to major African c...
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New flights from Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines is launching direct flights from Addis Ababa to Cotonou in Benin from 15 June. The new service brings to 40 the number of its weekly flights from Addis Ababa to nine western African...
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Self-service check-in at Addis Ababa airport

Self-service check-in kiosks have been introduced at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, allowing passengers to print boarding passes and select their own seats. The service, which was launched...
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New flights from Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines has announced new flights from Addis Ababa to Toronto, beginning on 16 July. The airline said that the twice-weekly service will be the only regularly-scheduled non-stop flight f...
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Addis Ababa launches flights to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines is launching direct flights from Addis Ababa to Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles on 1 April. The service will operate four times a week between Addis Ababa and Seychelle...
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China to build railway between Addis Ababa and Djibouti

A Chinese state-run firm is to build the final section of a new railway line that will link its capital Addis Ababa to its neighbouring Red Sea state of Djibouti. Under the deal signed by Ethiopia...
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Major road project between Addis Ababa and Kenya

Ethiopia and Kenya have signed a $743 million deal to construct an 880 km highway that will connect the two bordering east African countries. The Addis Ababa-Nairobi-Mombasa road project is a signi...

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