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New film festival for Addis Ababa

 The inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) opens in Addis Ababa on 7 November and runs until 11 November. The five-day event is screening 59 African titles from cou...
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50 years of Goethe-Institut in Addis Ababa

The Goethe-Institut in Addis Ababa has launched a programme of events to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This includes classical music by the Delian-Quartett and Ethio-German jazz, a screening of a do...
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Visionary Africa: Art at Work

A multi-disciplinary art project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the independence of 19 African countries will be launched at an exhibition pavilion in Meskal Square in central Addis Ababa on 21 M...
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Chinese language institute opens in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian and Chinese officials have inaugurated a new Chinese language and cultural centre on the premises of the Ethio-China Polytechnic College in Kotebe in Yeka district in Addis Ababa. About 2...
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New premises for British Council.

The British Council has moved from its cramped premises in Piazza to a smart new two-storey building on Comoros Street inside the compound of the British embassy. The move coincides with global celebr...
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Art galleries in Addis Ababa.

The renowned Asni gallery run by Konjit Seyoum in Arat Kilo has opened a branch in the Bole district in the southeastern part of the capital, ThisIsAddis.com reports. The new branch is located in Room...
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Ancient obelisk unveiled at Axum.

Work has been completed to re-erect the ancient Axum obelisk at its original spot in the northern Ethiopian city from which it takes its name. Thousands of people gathered in Axum on 4 September to wa...
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Biography of Al Amoudi.

Saudi-Ethiopian business magnate Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi is the subject of a biography to be released shortly.
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Historic Addis Ababa railway station under threat.

The century-old La Gare railway station in Addis Ababa could soon face partial demolition according to a report in the English-language weekly newspaper
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Archaeologists uncover Queen of Sheba’s palace.

Archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the palace of the Queen of Sheba and of an altar that may once have contained the Ark of the Covenant, the most important treasure of ancient Juda...
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Axum obelisk to be erected in 2008.

The Axum obelisk is to be re-erected at its original site in northern Ethiopia later this year, Italy
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Addis Ababa book fair.

The Addis Book Fair takes place from 10-17 March at the Addis Ababa University (AAU) in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, local English-language newspaper
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National Palace to get overhaul.

The National Palace on Menelik II Avenue is to get an overhaul under the supervision of one of the original architects, local business weekly
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Addis film festival on human rights.

The second edition of the Addis International Film Festival on Rights and Jutice will be held in the Ethiopian capital from 21-30 March. Under the title
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Ethiopian millennium: The British-Ethiopian connection.

The British embassy and the British Council in Ethiopia have launched a book titled
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Netherlands embassy receives architecture award.

The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Addis Ababa has received the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Opened to the public in 2005, the diplomatic mission is the work of Dutch architects Dick van Gamere...
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French-Ethiopian cultural centre marks 100 years.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Alliance Ethio-Fran
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