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African Union honours Wangari Maathai

AU gardens in Addis Ababa named after Kenyan Nobel Prize winner The African Union (AU) has named the gardens at its headquarters in Addis Ababa after Kenya's Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize-...
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Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacked to Geneva

Co-pilot hijacked Rome bound plane An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Rome and flew it to Switzerland where he wanted to seek asylum, according to officials in Geneva. The...
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Tensions between Ethiopia and Egypt over dam

Ethiopia and Egypt are holding high-level talks amid the ongoing crisis over water-sharing, arising from Ethiopia's construction of the $4.2bn Grand Renaissance Dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, ab...
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New AU headquarters in Addis Ababa to open in January

The recently-completed conference centre of the new headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa has passed an internal quality inspection, and the entire finished complex is due to be inaugu...
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Flag Day in Ethiopia

For the third consecutive year, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) celebrates Flag Day, on 20 September 2010. The events of the day are centred around the laying of a founding stone of...
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Ethiopian shoe documentary.

Do you live in Ethiopia or have you visited the country recently and have a story about shoes? Then three young people from Holland want to hear it. Director Joost van der Wiel, journalist Luc van Kem...
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Ethiopian census results released.

The population of Ethiopia is 76.9 million according to the Population and Housing Census conducted in May 2007, the results of which were published in early December. This compares with 53.4 million...
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Foreign ministry to get new headquarters.

The ministry of foreign affairs is to get new premises to complement its existing headquarters, which are no longer big enough to accommodate all the staff, English-language business weekly
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New shopping centre for Addis Ababa.

A new shopping centre has opened in the Habte Giorgis area between Mercato and Piassa in central Addis Ababa. The 30 million birr project has eight storeys and over 90 rooms, of which 90 per cent have...
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Bridge to link Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

The Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula could one day be linked by a 28.5-km bridge under a project launched in Djibouti at the end of July. The $200 billion so-called Al Noor Cities Project cont...
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Ethiopian scholar Berhanu Abebe dies.

Renowned Ethiopian academic Berhanu Abebe has died at the age of 75. He passed away in Harare on 1 July while on an electoral observation mission of the African Union for the presidential run-off ele...
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Three killed in Addis Ababa bus blast.

Three people have been killed and nine seriously injured in an explosion in a minibus taxi in Addis Ababa, international news agencies report. The blast occurred on 20 May at around 19.30 local time o...
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IAbesha.com for Ethiopians.

Ethiopians at home and in the diaspora now have a new employment networking tool allowing them to publicise their skills and qualifications on line. iAbesha.com
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Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in Ethiopia now have a voice following the launch of magazine dedicated to their activities in December.
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Pre-cast concrete factory in Addis Ababa.

Builders in Ethiopia can now make use of a pre-cast concrete products produced at a new factory in Addis Ababa, local business newspaper
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New Ethiopian millennium website.

The Addis Ababa millennium secretariat has launched a new website for the celebrations of the millennium on 12 September. Developed at a cost of 23,000 birr, the service in English with partial transl...
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New Addis Ababa map.

The Addis Ababa tourism authorities have launched a new city map ahead of the Ethiopian millennium celebrations in September. Prepared by Geospatial Information Solutions Plc at a cost of 500,000 birr...
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Temporary concert hall for Addis Ababa.

Work is underway in the Bole district in southeast Addis Ababa to build a temporary concert hall for the Ethiopian millennium celebrations in September. The $10 million structure is due for completion...


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