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New paediatric AIDS clinic.

Children are to be the main beneficiaries of a $250,000 project to expand and upgrade the HIV/AIDS treatment facility at the ALERT (All African Leprosy and Rehabilitation Training Center) hospital in...
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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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Beijing and Addis Ababa closer.

The head of the Addis Ababa city provisional administration, Arkebe Equbay, and the deputy mayor of Beijing, Zhang Mao, have signed a cooperation agreement strengthening ties between the two cities, a...
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Preserving the old tracks in the New Flower

One of the most striking things about Addis Ababa is the beauty of its original architecture. Often hidden behind high walls, wedged between ugly modern multi-storey buildings or lost among tall trees...
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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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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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Explosions in the city.

One person has died and at least 14 people have been injured in a series of explosions across Addis Ababa. On 27 March a minibus, an abattoir, a guard shack, a cafe and a residential home were targete...
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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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New railway management.

South African railway operator COMAZAR is to take over the running of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway. According to a report in the on-line version of Ethiopias independent business weekly Capital the j...
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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 Dubai-Addis Ababa flight.

The Dubai-based Emirates airline is to introduce a three times weekly scheduled service to Addis Ababa as of 27 March. Emirates flight EK723 will take off from Dubai international airport every Monday...
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Ethiopian launches new routes.

Ethiopian Airlines is to begin scheduled services to four new international destinations: Brussels (Belgium), Dakar (Senegal), Juba (south Sudan) and Libreville (Gabon). The flights to Dakar, Juba and...
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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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Bole airport development inaugurated.

Addis Ababas smart new international airport was officially opened in early February, marking the end of a major expansion project lasting five years. The $200-million overhaul has given the airport a...
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Axum obelisk to be re-erected by years end.

If all goes to plan, operations to re-erect Ethiopias ancient obelisk in the northern city of Axum should be completed by the end of this year, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific...
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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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Election re-run for city administration.

Addis Ababans are to return to the ballot box to re-elect their city administration after the council elected in May 2005 and dominated by the main opposition formation Coalition for Unity and Democra...
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Addis Ababa, a highland capital.

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperia...
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Coffee plant opens in Kaliti.

A new coffee processing and storage plant has been established in the industrial area of Kaliti in southern Addis Ababa, the state-owned English language daily The Ethiopian Herald has said. The facil...
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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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Ethiopian governments cracks down on opposition

The Ethiopian government has stepped up its accusations against opposition journalists and politicians in recent weeks with official charges against 24 people, six of whom are journalists, under its s...


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