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Ethiopia announces state of emergency among other measures

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ethiopia are now at 74, including 3 fatalities. Africa’s second-most populous nation declared a state of emergency on April 8 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Coronavirus in Africa: Italian doctor leaves family to go and help in Ethiopia

Dr. Giovanni Putoto was the only passenger on the intercontinental flight from Rome to Addis Ababa last Thursday. He decided to leave his wife and kids to go and help prepare for the Coronavirus pande...
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma donates kits to help Africa combat coronavirus

Jack Ma, Alibaba founder donates millions worth of face masks, test kits, for each of the 54 African countries to combat coronavirus.  Jack Ma recently donated masks and other testing kits to the Uni...
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Top things to do in Ethiopia

  Ethiopia is not one of those highly advertised destinations such as safari national parks or game reserves, but it definitely grabs every travelers’ attention. Just to be clear, if you hardly...
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Top startups in Africa to watch out for this 2020

For a while now, South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya were the main startup hubs in Africa, a trend that is slowly changing as innovation spreads across every corner of the continent. Here are some of the...
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Ethiopia and Eritrea declare end of war

Ethiopia and Eritrea sign peace agreements.  The successful high-level meeting between the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea has laid the foundations for a new era of peace between the two countries wh...
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Arrests after Addis Ababa bombing

Some 30 arrests have been made as a result of the bombing in Meskel Square on 23 June that killed three people and injured over 150. Among those held are the deputy police commissioner of Addis Ababa...
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Ethiopia visa applications now available online

Ethiopian e-visa system now available. Visas for Ethiopia are now available online. The programme to allow online applications for all nationalities has been in the making since 2017, in collaboratio...
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Ethiopia and Sudan sign port agreement

Ethiopia signs agreements for Red Sea access. Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed that Ethiopia should invest in the development and administration of Port Sudan, Sudan’s principal port on the Red Sea....
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Ethiopia gets new prime minister

New Ethiopian prime minister from the Oromia region. Abiy Ahmed was sworn is as Ethiopia’s new prime minister by the country’s legislature on 1 April only a few days after he had been voted in as cha...
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Chronic air pollution in Addis Ababa

Smog levels in Addis Ababa far exceed safe health norms.More than 800,000 people were affected by respiratory illness in Addis Ababa due to air pollution last year, according to a report on the capita...
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Ethiopia lifts state of emergency

Emergency measures had been in effect since last October. Ethiopia has lifted the country's state of emergency which had been in place since last October 2016, following a parliament session on 4 Aug...
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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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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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New convention centre in Addis Ababa

Chinese firm to build convention centre in Ethiopian capital. Ethiopian president Mulatu Teshome has laid the foundation stone of a $130-million convention and exhibition centre being built by Chin...
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Ethiopia extends state of emergency

Addis Ababa adds four months to existing state of emergency. The Ethiopian government has extended the nation's current state of emergency by four months, amid reports of continuing violence and an...
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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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Ethiopia releases 10,000 detainees

2,500 remaining detainees to face charges. Ethiopia has released 9,800 people detained under its ongoing state of emergency which was introduced to curb violent anti-government demonstrations in th...
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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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State of emergency in Ethiopia

Ethiopia rocked by violent protests by Oromo and Amhara groups. The Ethiopian government has declared a six-month state of emergency in an attempt to curb violent demonstrations by two of Ethiopia'...
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