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Ethiopian Airlines leases new planes.

Ethiopian Airlines has leased two new aircraft in a bid to cope with growing demand, English language business newspaper
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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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Ethiopia Commodity Exchange sells to WFP.

The recently opened Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) has completed its first sale to the United Nations
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Cement shortage in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is facing a severe cement shortage which has forced a halt to major construction projects, weekly English language business newspaper
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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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Mengistu sentenced to death.

Former Marxist dictator Mengistu Hiale Mairiam has been sentenced to death in absentia by Ethiopia
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Historic Addis Ababa railway station under threat.

The century-old La Gare railway station in Addis Ababa could soon face partial demolition according to a report in the English-language weekly newspaper
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New EPRDF headquarters.

The ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition is to build a new seven-storey headquarters near its existing premises in Arat Kilo close to the city centre. The buildin...
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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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Wine production in Ethiopia.

Leading French beverages company Groupe Castel is to begin producing wine in Ethiopia,
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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...
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Archaeologists uncover Queen of Sheba’s palace.

Archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the palace of the Queen of Sheba and of an altar that may once have contained the Ark of the Covenant, the most important treasure of ancient Juda...
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Ethiopia-Djibouti railway website.

Railway enthusiasts and people interested in the history of the Horn of Africa will enjoy a new website dedicated to the railway linking the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to the port of Djibouti on th...
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Opposition withdraws from local elections.

The opposition party Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (OFDM) has pulled out of elections in Ethiopia in protest over the alleged intimidation of its agents during polling, Reuters news agency repo...
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Ethiopian Commodities Exchange.

Preparations are underway to launch the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX), the first regulated commodities market in Ethiopia. Registration for prospective members began in February and special war...
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New buses for Addis Ababa.

Dozens of new buses have come into operation in Addis Ababa to relieve pressure on the city
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Sports festival in Addis Ababa.

The ministry of youth and sports in partnership with the ministry of culture and tourism are hard at work organising the first ever sports festival in Addis Ababa in May, the local English-language ne...
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Axum obelisk to be erected in 2008.

The Axum obelisk is to be re-erected at its original site in northern Ethiopia later this year, Italy
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Youth centre planned for Kirkos district.

Kirkos district in Addis Ababa could get a new youth centre under an ambitious project of the national millennium secretariat council, English-language weekly newspaper
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Addis Ababa book fair.

The Addis Book Fair takes place from 10-17 March at the Addis Ababa University (AAU) in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, local English-language newspaper
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National Palace to get overhaul.

The National Palace on Menelik II Avenue is to get an overhaul under the supervision of one of the original architects, local business weekly
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Ethiopia goes to the polls.

Ethiopians will go to the polls in April to elect both their local government representatives and fill the parliamentary seats left vacant by the opposition following the general elections of May 2005...
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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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Addis film festival on human rights.

The second edition of the Addis International Film Festival on Rights and Jutice will be held in the Ethiopian capital from 21-30 March. Under the title
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