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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Tri-partite Renaissance dam committee formed

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan form technical committee  The water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to form a tripartite technical committee – comprising experts from the t...
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Botanic garden for Accra

Educational facility to be built outside capital Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to create a botanic garden on a 40-hectare site located 30 km north of Accra. Situated at Danfa,...
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World class medical centre for Addis Ababa

Project by Ethio-American doctors The foundation stone was laid at the site of a €100 million medical facility in Addis Ababa on 28 June by Ethiopia's foreign minister Tedros Adhanom. The h...
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Expansion begins at Bole airport

Addis Ababa airport project backed by China A $250 million project to expand Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has begun with plans to turn the airport into a mega hub for the region. Ethi...
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Addis light rail project nears completion

Electrification phase of train lines Electrification of the 34-km light rail network under construction in Addis Ababa has begun, with the installation of 850 masts, 143-km of overhead lines and e...
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Ethiopia plans new international airport

Existing city airport also to be expanded Ethiopia plans to build a new international airport outside Addis Ababa, according to an announcement from the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) in mid-M...
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Urban hyenas pose threat in Addis Ababa

Wild animals attack homeless people Urban hyenas are becoming a growing problem in Addis Ababa, where they attack homeless people at night. The city estimates its hyena population at between 30...
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Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacked to Geneva

Co-pilot hijacked Rome bound plane An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Rome and flew it to Switzerland where he wanted to seek asylum, according to officials in Geneva. The...
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Addis Ababa-Adama toll road nears completion

New road will cut travel time by two thirds The six-lane expressway connecting Addis Ababa and Adama, located southeast of the capital, will be finished in April, following more than three years of...
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New Addis Ababa stadium

New facility will be up to FIFA standards A 60,000-seat stadium is currently under construction in the Bole district of Addis Ababa, south-east of the centre. On completion the 1.6 billion birr-stad...
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Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia returned to Addis Ababa

Undocumented Ethiopian workers being sent home Thousands of undocumented migrant Ethiopians continue to return to Addis Ababa after being expelled from Saudi Arabia where labour laws are being tigh...
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Addis Ababa twinned with Washington DC

Addis Ababa and Washington DC signed a sister city agreement on 11 December at the city hall in Washington. The agreement remains in force for five years and is designed to facilitate cultural and ed...
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Mexico Square in Addis Ababa to be rebuilt

Historic square to be rebuilt following railway constructionThe historic Mexico Square in Addis Ababa will be reconstructed after the completion of the light railway project, according to Mexico&rsquo...
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Ethiopia opens Africa's largest wind farm

The largest wind farm in Africa was launched in northern Ethiopia on 26 October by prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn who said Ethiopia could not "maintain growth without utilising the energy sector....
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Addis Ababa unveils space programme

The first phase of Ethiopia's space exploration programme has been launched at an observatory high in the Entono mountains on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. The $3.4 million observatory contains tw...
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Lion kills zookeeper at Addis Ababa zoo

A zookeeper was attacked and killed by a lion at Addis Ababa zoo after forgetting to close the door to the animal's inner cage. The incident took place on 16 September as the zookeeper Abera Silsay wa...
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Turkish industrial zone in Addis Ababa

Turkey is preparing to create an industrial zone in Addis Ababa, according to remarks by Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoğlu at his government's recent African Strategies Sectoral Evaluation...
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Chinese firm to build new HQ for NIB

Construction of the new 35-storey headquarters for Ethiopia's NIB International Bank is to be carried out by Chinese construction firm China Railway No.3, with work scheduled to begin around the end o...
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Ethiopia signs major broadband deal

Addis Ababa will have a high-speed 4G broadband network and there will be 3G service throughout the rest of the country within two years, thanks to a $700 million agreement between Ethiopia and Huawei...
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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan start Nile talks

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan are to begin negotiations on recommendations by a technical committee on the Ethiopian Nile dam project, according to a joint statement released by the Egyptian and Ethiopian...
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