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Addis Ababa tackles cement shortage.

The Addis Ababa cement factory may be reactivated ten years after its closure for environmental reasons in a bid to meet the current cement shortfall in the country. Ethiopia currently produces 1.6 mi...
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German House opens in Addis Ababa.

The three main German development organisations working in Ethiopia will now operate from under one roof following the inauguration of the so-called German House in the Kazainchis area of Addis Ababa....
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Overseas Ethiopians invest at home.

Ethiopians living overseas and foreigners of Ethiopian origin have invested a total of 7.5 billion birr in the country since 1998 according to Ethiopian Investment Agency figures. Just under one third...
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Property sell-off in Addis Ababa.

The ministry of works and urban development has instructed agencies responsible for administering state-owned property to sell their assets, which include villas, offices and apartments, the independe...
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New roads in Mekanisa.

Two new roads are to be built in the Mekanisa area southwest of the city centre, the independent business weekly newspaper Capital reports. The first road, stretching just over four kilometres, will c...
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Ethio-Italian football friendly.

On 1 June Addis Ababans will have the chance to watch Ethiopias national team playing some of the top names in Italian footballing history in a fund-raising match at the city stadium. The event begins...
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Homes razed for Sheraton development.

Nearly 2,800 homes are to be razed and an estimated 12,585 families relocated to allow for the expansion of the Sheraton Addis, the independent business weekly Fortune reports. The five-star hotel has...
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City gets caretaker government.

Berhanu Deressa, a former official in the Derg military regime and representative to the World Bank, has been appointed head of a new caretaker administration in Addis Ababa. The appointment, made by...
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Deadly blasts hit capital.

At least four people have been killed and dozens more injured in a series of explosions in Addis Ababa, international news sources report. Six bombs went off in the morning of 12 May, mostly in the cr...
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Rehabilitation for city waterways.

Rivers and tributaries in Addis Ababa are to get an overhaul as part of a 24 million Birr rehabilitation managed by the local environmental protection agency (EPA). The independent business weekly new...
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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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