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New UN office In Addis Ababa

United Nations facility launched by UN chief Ban Ki-moon A new United Nations office was inaugurated by the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in Addid Ababa on 28 October. Located off Menelik II...
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Measles vaccinations start in Ethiopian refugee camp

Measles has broken out in a refugee camp for Somalis in southern Ethiopia. In the Kobe camp near Dollo Ado in the south-east of the country 47 people were diagnosed with measles at the beginning of Au...
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NGO registration begins in Ethiopia

Local and foreign non-governmental organisations operating in Ethiopia have three months to register with the newly created Charities and Societies Agency (CSA) under the terms of a controversial new...
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Fire deaths down in Addis Ababa.

Twenty-one people died in fires in Addis Ababa in the 2008/2009 fiscal year according to the local fire and emergency prevention and control agency (FEPCA). This compares to 105 fire deaths during the...
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Merkato fire death toll.

One person died and two more were injured in a fire at Merkato in Addis Ababa. The blaze, which swept through the covered market in the early hours of 6 February, also caused damage to goods and shops...
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African Union announces special summit on refugees.

African Union (AU) representatives gathered in Addis Ababa for the pan-African organisation
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Addis Ababa to crack down on NGOs.

The government has given its backing to a controversial bill on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which must now come before parliament for endorsement. The so-called Charities and Societies Proc...
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Millions hungry in east Africa.

Over 14 million people in east Africa are at risk of starvation due to a combination of drought and rising food and oil prices, international aid agencies have said. Ethiopia is the country worst af...
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Don Bosco centre for street children.

A new centre providing accommodation, schooling and technical and vocational training for street children has opened in Addis Ababa. Don Bosco Children is located in the Nefas Silk Lafto area of the...

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