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Squatter homes demolished across Addis Ababa.

Addis Ababa caretaker administration has begun a massive campaign to pull down homes across the city which it claims have been built illegally according to a report in the local English-language weekl...
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African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa to expand.

Work is underway to build additional offices and residential accommodation for the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. Building is on a plot donated by the city council in the Kirkos district near Kera...
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Improved conditions for Addis Ababa doctors.

Doctors working at city hospitals are to receive a 350 birr accommodation allowance and other benefits as of the third week in May, the Addis Ababa health bureau has said. The decision applies to staf...
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Ethiopian census begins 29 May.

Schools across much of Ethiopia are due to close on 29 May for a month to allow teachers to conduct a national census. The headcount
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New management for Addis Ababa museum.

Responsibility for running the city-owned Addis Ababa museum is to be handed to London-based Ethiopian entrepreneur Mulugeta Tsedeke, the business weekly
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Mahmoud Ahmed wins BBC music award.

Ethiopian singer Mahmoud Ahmed has won this year
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Ethiopian hostages released.

Eight Ethiopians who were kidnapped along with five Europeans during a sightseeing tour in the remote Afar region on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border in March have been released. The Europeans
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25 acquitted in treason trial.

Twenty-five journalists arrested following protests by the opposition against the re-election of Meles Zenawi
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Campaign for release of Ethiopian hostages launched.

Ethiopians and foreigners in Addis Ababa have launched a pressure group to campaign for the release of the eight Ethiopians still being held following their kidnapping along with five Europeans during...
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Children’s book week in Ethiopia.

The fourth Ethiopian children
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European hostages released.

The five Europeans abducted in the northeastern Afar region on the Ethiopian-Eritrean border have been released and are at the British embassy in Asmara, capital of Eritrea, pending their return to Lo...
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Television channel for Ethiopians in the US.

Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans living in the United States (US) can now receive news and entertainment in Amharic thanks to a new television network, Ethiopian Television Network (ETN). Launched i...
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Britons missing in Ethiopia.

Efforts are underway to locate a group of British tourists and their Ethiopian guides believed to have been kidnapped in northeast Ethiopia. Five members of staff of the British embassy in Addis Ababa...
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Road-widening project leaves many homeless.

Many people have lost their homes as a result of major work to expand the main road running past the British embassy in Aware/Yeka districts of Addis Ababa, local news sources report. Bulldozers moved...
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Ethiopia prepares for African athletics championships.

Preparations are underway in Addis Ababa for the 16th CAA (Confederation of African Athletics) African athletics championships, to be held in the capital from 1-5 May. According to the independent on-...
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Ethiopian Airlines to get Togo hub.

Ethiopian Airlines (EA) have announced plans to set up a regional hub in Togo
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Ethiopian millennium adopted by Africa.

The African Union has decided to adopt the Ethiopian millennium as the African millennium in recognition of the country
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International year of African football.

The International Year of African Football (IYoAF) is to be launched in Addis Ababa on 29 January in a special ceremony to coincide with the opening session of the African Union summit in the Ethiopia...
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Addis millennium park.

The head of the Addis Ababa caretaker administration Birhane Deressa has laid the cornerstone of the Addis Millennium Park in the Yeka sub-city northeast of the city centre. The proposed facility, whi...
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Mengistu sentence on 11 January.

The sentencing of the former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam and other top officials of the Derg regime (1974-1991) convicted in mid December of genocide has been rescheduled for 11 January t...
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Genocide verdict for Mengistu.

Colonel Mengistu Haile-Mariam, ex leader of the former Derg regime (1974-1991), has been found guilty of genocide by the federal high court in Addis Ababa. The judges handed down a guilty verdict agai...
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Millennium preparations underway.

Preparations are underway to mark the Ethiopian millennium, which falls on 11 September 2007 in the Ethiopian calendar. The organisation is being overseen by the specially created Ethiopian millennium...
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Faith in African governments.

Over 50 delegates from all over Africa are to gather in Addis Ababa from 11 to 13 December for a conference on ways to boost citizens faith in their governments. The regional forum, which is being hos...
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New facilities for youth in Kaliti.

New schools and libraries are to be built in the eastern sub-city of Akaki-Kaliti as part of a major development project benefiting youth, the local authorities have said. Plans also include creating...
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Lions at Addis zoo put down.

Lions at the famous Lion Zoo in Addis Ababa are being poisoned and the bodies sold to taxidermists because there is not enough money to look after them. Zoo administrator Muhedin Abdulaziz told the As...
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Youth centre for Kolfe area.

A multi-purpose youth centre is under construction in the Kolfe-Keranyo sub-city beyond the ring road in western Addis Ababa, state-run newspaper Ethiopian Herald reports. The centre, which will be bu...
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Electric buses for Addis Ababa.

Residents of Addis Ababa may soon see electric buses on their streets following a deal between a local company and a Russian firm to manufacture the environmentally friendly vehicles in Ethiopia. Ethi...
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Great Ethiopian Run helps orphans.

This years Great Ethiopian Run takes place in Addis Ababa on 26 November. Participants in the annual ten-kilometre race are to gather in the central Meskel Square for a 09.00 start. This year the even...
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Water shortage at Ayat estate.

Residents of Ayat Village beyond CMC east of Addis Ababa are suffering from severe water shortage, the independent English language weekly newspaper Fortune reports. Problems began about six months ag...
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