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Ethiopia inaugurates Gibe III dam

Hydroelectric dam designed to double energy output in Ethiopia. The Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam has been inaugurated by Ethiopia's prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn who said that the facility would...
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State of emergency in Ethiopia

Ethiopia rocked by violent protests by Oromo and Amhara groups. The Ethiopian government has declared a six-month state of emergency in an attempt to curb violent demonstrations by two of Ethiopia'...
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Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway opens

Africa's first fully electric railway links Ethiopia and Djibouti. The Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway opened on 5 October, linking Ethiopia with neighbouring Djibouti and becoming Africa's first full...
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Kia Motors to assemble cars in Ethiopia

South Korean car company eyes East African market. The South Korean Kia Motors Corp is to begin assembling cars in the town of Adama, south of Addis Ababa, after signing a deal with local car manuf...
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Protest causes rubbish to pile up in Addis Ababa

Farmers protesting at landfill site are blocking rubbish trucks from Addis Ababa. Rubbish has been piling up across Addis Ababa since mid-July due to protestors blocking city garbage trucks from ac...
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Rickshaw taxi service for Addis Ababa

Cycle rickshaw service in Addis Ababa is first of its kind in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is set to introduce its first bicycle rickshaw taxi service by early July, according to the city’s transport depa...
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African Union to issue African passports

AU passports to facilitate free movement and intra-Africa trade. The Addis Ababa-based African Union (AU) is preparing to launch a single African electronic passport at the upcoming AU Summit in Rw...
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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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