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 examines wind power project

State electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) is considering an ambitious proposal for the construction of a 300 MW wind farm in eastern Ethiopia near the Djibouti border, the...
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Ethiopia inaugurates new hydropower project

A new hydropower plant with a generating capacity of 460MW has gone into operation in a boost to the struggling power sector in Ethiopia. The Tana Beles Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project on the sh...
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Alternative income for women firewood collectors

Former firewood collectors and sellers in Addis Ababa are to benefit from an income-generating scheme set up by the oil and gas company Total allowing them to sell fuel. Under the project the 25...
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Gilgel Gibe II to be comissioned in September.

The 5.2 billion birr Gilgel Gibe II hydroelectric power project 250 km south-west of Addis Ababa is to go into operation shortly. Sources at the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) say the...
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Ethiopia to increase load shedding.

Ethiopians are to experience power cuts twice a week from now on in an attempt solve the country
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More power rationing for Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) is to increase its scheduled power cuts from the present two to five days per fortnight in an attempt to mitigate energy shortages particularly in Addi...