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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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New railway between Addis Ababa and Djibouti

Construction of an 800-km railway line connecting Addis Ababa and Djibouti City was inaugurated by Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Djiboutian president Ismail Omar Guelleh at the beg...
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Tensions between Ethiopia and Egypt over dam

Ethiopia and Egypt are holding high-level talks amid the ongoing crisis over water-sharing, arising from Ethiopia's construction of the $4.2bn Grand Renaissance Dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, ab...
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Major human rights rally in Addis Ababa

A human rights rally in Addis Ababa on 2 June attracted about 10,000 supporters, according to Reuters. The anti-government demonstration, which had received the go-ahead from authorities, was the...
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AU claims

The African Union (AU) has demanded that the International Criminal Court (ICC) drop its proceedings against Kenya's recently-elected president Uhuru Kenyatta and vice president William Ruto, both of...
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Tourism and Hospitality Week in Addis Ababa

The inaugural Tourism and Hospitality Week is to be held in Addis Ababa by the Catering and Tourism Training Institute (CTTI) under the aegis of the ministry of culture and tourism. The three-day e...
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Lucy fossil returns to Addis Ababa

The celebrated 3.2 million-year old Ethiopian fossilised skeleton known as “Lucy” has returned to Addis Ababa after five years on tour in the US. The fossil of the earliest known homini...
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Construction of new Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway

China is to provide Ethiopia’s government with a $3.3 billion loan for the construction of a new electrified railway line between Addis Ababa and Djibouti, to boost Ethiopia’s commerci...
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Kagame Cup moves from Addis Ababa to Darfur

The 2013 regional football club championship, popularly known as the Kagame Cup, will now be held in Darfur region in western Sudan, and not in Addis Ababa as originally scheduled. The announcement...
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Ethiopia and Oman sign codeshare deal

Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia, has signed a codeshare partnership with Oman Air, Oman's national airline. The agreement covers flights between Addis Ababa and Oman's capital...
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Kagame Cup to be held in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is to host the 2013 regional football club championship, popularly known as the Kagame Cup, in late June. Ethiopia had originally requested to hold the annual event in September but was...
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Ethiopia to play Egypt in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia and Egypt will play a friendly match on 25 May in the Addis Ababa Stadium, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the African U...
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Major new technology park for Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is to build a $250 million technology park beside Bole International Airport in the south-east suburbs of Addis Ababa. The Ethio ICT Park will be located on a 200-hectare site and is due f...
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Stray dog cull in Addis Ababa

Authorities in Addis Ababa have announced that they have killed just under 10,000 stray dogs as part of a mass culling operation. The estimated number of stray dogs in the capital is about 200,000,...
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