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Opposition leaders sentenced to life.

A court in Addis Ababa has handed down life sentences to 35 senior opposition figures after they were found guilty of charges ranging from armed rebellion to outrage against the constitution in connec...
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Film academy to open in Addis Ababa.

A film academy offering instruction in camera use, lighting, editing, production and script writing is due to open in Addis Ababa shortly. The Blue Nile Film and Television Academy is the brainchild o...
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Addis Ababa house on endangered monuments list.

Mohammadali House in Addis Ababa has been included in the 2008 list of
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Temporary concert hall for Addis Ababa.

Work is underway in the Bole district in southeast Addis Ababa to build a temporary concert hall for the Ethiopian millennium celebrations in September. The $10 million structure is due for completion...
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Addis Ababa groundwater at risk.

Discharge from industrial and residential areas is threatening groundwater supplies in the Ethiopian capital according to a research paper presented by Dr Tamiro Alemayehu, an earth scientist at the s...
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Serkalem Fasil wins Courage in Journalism award.

Serkalem Fasil, former co-owner and publisher of the independent Amharic-language weekly newspapers Menilik, Asqual and Satenaw, is one of eight women to receive the International Women
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Great Ethiopian Run.

Registration is open for the annual Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa, which this year takes place on 9 September to coincide with celebrations for the turn of the Ethiopian millennium on 11-12 Septe...
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Guilty verdict for Ethiopian opposition leaders.

Thirty-eight senior opposition figures have been found guilty of charges ranging from armed rebellion to outrage against the constitution in connection with post-election violence in 2005. They includ...
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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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