Addis Ababa

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 imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dicta...

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Ethiopian veterans of Korean War seek Addis monument

Veterans propose Kagnew-Korea Square in north Addis Ababa. Ethiopian veterans of the Korean War wish to create “Kagnew-Korea Square” in the Gulele area north of Addis Ababa, to commemorate the sacr...
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Addis Ababa to ban smoking in public places

Smoking ban to take effect in Addis Ababa in March. A ban on smoking in public places in Addis Ababa is expected to take effect in March, putting into legislation a tobacco control bill that was ap...
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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign new Nile dam agreement

French firms to conduct studies on impact of dam on river Nile. Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have selected two French firms to conduct studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia's controversial Grand...
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Oromo land protests rock Addis Ababa

Oromo people oppose government plan to expand Addis Ababa. More than 50 people have allegedly been killed, hundreds injured and thousands detained over a month of land protests in the greater Addis...
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Ethiopia faces power shortages

Ethiopian drought leads to power cuts. In addition to severe food shortages the drought in Ethiopia is also causing power cuts across the country. Over 90 per cent of Ethiopian's electricity is gen...
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Ethiopia faces worst drought in 30 years

UN says millions in Ethiopia need food aid. Over seven million people out of a population of over 94 million are now facing severe hunger in Ethiopia, especially in North Wollo, one of the regions...
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Addis Ababa to open first section of light rail

North-south section of line to become operational Half of the long-awaited Addis Ababa Light Railway, running from the north to south of the capital, is scheduled to open on 20 September, accordin...
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Obama arrives in Addis Ababa

US president flies to Addis Ababa after Nairobi visit President Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first US president to visit Ethiopia, where he is holding talks with the country's pre...
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Ethiopian space observatory

Ethiopia's first space observatory is now operating its two 1-m optical telescopes. The two telescopes at the Mount Entoto observatory have been inaugurated in time for the fifth annual East African A...
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Ethiopian ruling party wins landslide election

Opposition allegations of vote rigging The ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) celebrated a landslide victory in parliament in Addis Ababa on 22 June, following the an...
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African Union honours Wangari Maathai

AU gardens in Addis Ababa named after Kenyan Nobel Prize winner The African Union (AU) has named the gardens at its headquarters in Addis Ababa after Kenya's Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize-...
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Ethiopia prepares for elections

Incumbent premier faces first election Ethiopia is holding national elections to elect a new government on Sunday 24 May and around 37 million Ethiopians are registered to vote. This will be the...
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New HQ for Commerical Bank of Ethiopia

Chinese company to build tallest building in east Africa The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) is to build a new headquarters in Addis Ababa following a deal with the China State Construction Engin...
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Ethiopia declares mourning

The Ethiopian government declared three days of mourning to start on Tuesday 21 April to honour its Christian nationals executed by Islamic State (IS) terrorists at two different locations (one by the...
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Faster internet for Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa rolls out 4G mobile service Ethiopia's state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in Addis Ababa as part of a $1.6 billion project whose costs are...
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Ethiopian Airlines to operate between Dublin and Los Angeles

First service to connect Africa with Ireland and US west coast Ethiopian Airlines is set to operate three weekly flights direct from the Irish capital Dublin to Addis Ababa and Dublin direct to Lo...
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Ethiopia burns ivory to discourage poaching

Government sets fire to six tons of ivory in Addis Ababa The Ethiopian government set fire to a giant stockpile of confiscated ivory in Addis Ababa on 21 March, in a bid to discourage poaching and...
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Increasing numbers of Eritreans seek asylum in Ethiopia

Most Eritrean refugees continue their journey after Ethiopia, often to Europe There has been a sharp increase in the amount of Eritrean refugees crossing into neighbouring Ethiopia in recent month...
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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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Addis Ababa takes anti-Ebola measures

Temperature sensors installed at Addis Ababa airport Ethiopia is using temperature-reading devices at its airports in a bid to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the country from the west Afric...
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