Addis Ababa News

Distance learning for AAU postgraduates.

Preparations are underway at state-run Addis Ababa University (AAU) to launch a distance learning programme for postgraduate students, pro-government news site Walta Information Center (WIC) reports....
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Building 400,000 low-cost houses.

The government has announced plans to build 400,000 low-cost houses over the next four years, although the ministry of works and urban development says that a total of 900,000 is needed to meet the co...
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African human rights moot court competition begins.

The 15th African human rights moot court competition is underway at Addis Ababa University (AAU) until 2 September. The contest is being hosted by the law faculty at AAU in conjunction with the Centre...
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Heavy flooding in Ethiopia leaves many dead.

Roughly 700 people are feared dead in Ethiopia after heavy rainfall has caused widespread flooding in the north, south and east of the country. Thousands of people are trapped in the remote Southern N...
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Addis Ababa pays more for water.

Water tariffs are set to rise in Addis Ababa in the next few weeks according to the independent business weekly Capital. Under the new tariff system, the cost of water for domestic consumption (up to...
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Addis Ababa to get speed radars.

The Ethiopian Transport Authority (ETA) is to buy 25 radar machines for monitoring speeding in Addis Ababa in an attempt to curb dangerous driving. The decision follows the introduction of radar equip...
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Addis Ababa tackles cement shortage.

The Addis Ababa cement factory may be reactivated ten years after its closure for environmental reasons in a bid to meet the current cement shortfall in the country. Ethiopia currently produces 1.6 mi...
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German House opens in Addis Ababa.

The three main German development organisations working in Ethiopia will now operate from under one roof following the inauguration of the so-called German House in the Kazainchis area of Addis Ababa....
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Property sell-off in Addis Ababa.

The ministry of works and urban development has instructed agencies responsible for administering state-owned property to sell their assets, which include villas, offices and apartments, the independe...
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New roads in Mekanisa.

Two new roads are to be built in the Mekanisa area southwest of the city centre, the independent business weekly newspaper Capital reports. The first road, stretching just over four kilometres, will c...
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Homes razed for Sheraton development.

Nearly 2,800 homes are to be razed and an estimated 12,585 families relocated to allow for the expansion of the Sheraton Addis, the independent business weekly Fortune reports. The five-star hotel has...
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ELearning Africa.

The first ever international conference on information and communication technology (ICT) for development, education and training is to be held at the United Nations conference centre in Addis Ababa 2...
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Violence against girls.

Violence against girls in Africa is the theme of an international policy conference in Addis Ababa 11-12 May. The meeting, organised by the Ethiopia-based African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) at the Unit...
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Private radio stations licensed.

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) has issued licences to the first two privately-owned FM radio stations in Addis Ababa. Zami Public Connections and Tinsae Fine Arts were chosen from 12 appli...
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Reporting childrens issues.

Nearly 300 Ethiopian journalists and other professionals are to receive training in reporting on childrens issues under a two-year programme coordinated by the graduate school of journalism and commun...
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More drinking water for residents.

Residents of the Bole Bulbula, Lafto and Mekanisa areas south of the city centre will benefit from a 300 million birr project to increase supplies of drinking water in the capital. The initiative, whi...
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New cash withdrawal services.

Visa card holders with overseas accounts will soon be able to withdraw money through state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) cash points in Addis Ababa, Ethiopias private English-language paper...
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AAU offers German minor.

The main state university in the capital, Addis Ababa University (AAU), is to offer German language to university level as a minor subject for the first time. The decision comes in response to what th...
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New telephone numbering system.

Not sure what number to dial in Ethiopia under the new nationwide telephone numbering system? Help is at hand in the form of an easy-to-use on-line conversion programme at the address www.ethioindex.c...

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