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 University to set up technology business centre

Addis Ababa University is to establish a Technology Business Incubation Center and Science and Technology Park. The centre, which will focus on promoting excellence in entrepreneurship development...
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UN opens library in Addis Ababa

The secretary-general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon inaugurated a library in Addis Ababa on 31 January, as part of the UN scheme "Thank You Small Library" (TYSL). Located in Keykokeb primary s...
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Ethiopian government lifts ban on distance learning

The Ethiopian government has now lifted the ban it imposed without warning on distance learning at the end of August 2010. After extensive negotiations with 64 private organisations that offer dist...
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Ethiopia introduces new education curriculum

Ethiopia's ministry of education is to introduce a new education curriculum for the current academic year. Costing the government approximately US$150 million, the curriculum is designed improve the q...
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Ethiopian cracks down on private higher education

The Ethiopia government has banned distance learning and has stopped private universities from granting degrees in law and education. Universities with off-campus learning schemes have been ordered to...