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 dictat...

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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...