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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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Waste to energy plant for Addis Ababa

A 50 MW waste to energy plant is to be constructed in Addis Ababa following a deal between the state power utility company Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) and UK-based waste to energy...
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New Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Ethiopia's Orthodox Church elected Abune Mathias as its new leader on 28 February, six months after the death of the previous patriarch Abune Paulos who led the church from 1992. Tens of thousands...
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Ethiopian Airlines expands eastwards

Ethiopian Airlines is expanding its Asian network from 18 June, adding flights to Ho Chi Minh in southern Vietnam; Seoul Incheon in South Korea; and the capital of The Philippines, Manila. The move...
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Direct flights from Addis to Malawi’s Blantyre

Ethiopian Airlines is to launch direct flights from Addis Ababa to Blantyre, Malawi's second city and centre of commerce, from 31 March. The flights will operate three times a week between Bole Int...
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Addis Ababa University to set up technology business centre

Addis Ababa University is to establish a Technology Business Incubation Center and Science and Technology Park. The centre, which will focus on promoting excellence in entrepreneurship development...
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Addis Ababa twins with New Delhi

Addis Ababa has entered into a sister-city twinning agreement with Indian capital New Delhi to facilitate collaboration between both cities in health and municipal services, the development of small a...
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Ethiopia and Qatar resume relations

Ethiopia and Qatar resumed diplomatic and economic ties after the prime ministers of both countries met at Ethiopia's presidential palace in Addis Ababa early November. The new relationship, descri...
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International coffee conference in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is hosting an international conference on coffee under the theme Ethiopian Coffee Export Conference: Strengthening the Legacy of Our Coffee, from 8 - 9 November. The Ethiopian Coffee Ex...
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New film festival for Addis Ababa

 The inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) opens in Addis Ababa on 7 November and runs until 11 November. The five-day event is screening 59 African titles from cou...
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Great Ethiopian Run accused of impropriety

The charitable organisation the Great Ethiopian Run has had its funds and property confiscated by the Charities and Civil Societies Agency (CCSA), amid accusations of involvement in activities defined...
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Ethiopia launches flights to Kuala Lumpur

Ethiopian Airlines is to launch scheduled three-times weekly flights to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, via Bangkok, on 31 October. The new flight will see Kuala Lumpur connected to major African c...
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Hailemariam confirmed as leader of EPRDF

Hailemariam Desalegn has been elected as the head of Ethiopia's ruling coalition the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) after receiving unanimous backing, according to governmen...
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Ethiopia frees Swedish journalists

Ethiopia has pardoned and freed two Swedish journalists who were arrested last year in the rebel Ogaden region and had been serving an 11-year jail sentence for "supporting terrorism". The pardon o...
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Hailemariam to become Ethiopian prime minister

The Ethiopian parliament is to install Hailemariam Desalegn as the country's new prime minister following the state funeral of Meles Zenawi on 2 September. Hailemariam will lead Ethiopia until the ele...
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Meles Zenawi dies after weeks of illness

The announcement of the death of Ethiopia’s prime minister Meles Zenawi puts an end to several months of speculation about his absence from public life. However the announcement of his demise in...
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Dlamini-Zuma elected head of AU Commission

South African home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was elected as chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission at the 19th African Summit in Addis Ababa on 15 July, and she was sworn in as...
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African Union summit in Addis Ababa

The African Union's 19th African Summit is being held in Addis Ababa on 15-16 July, following its heads of state and government assembly which began on 9 July. Ahead of the summit, the African Unio...
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Ethiopia to build new railway to Djibouti

Ethiopia has signed two deals with Chinese and Turkish construction companies to build two sections of a new railway linking the land-locked country’s north-eastern region to the new Red Sea por...
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Australia wins competition to design Addis Ababa stadium

Australia's Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has won an international competition to design a national stadium and sports village for Addis Ababa. The Federal Sports Commission of Ethio...
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New flights from Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines is launching direct flights from Addis Ababa to Cotonou in Benin from 15 June. The new service brings to 40 the number of its weekly flights from Addis Ababa to nine western African...
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Ethiopia clamps down on the internet

Ethiopia is clamping down further on internet use, according to Reporters Without Borders, the international non-governmental organisation that advocates freedom of the press and information. The F...
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AU summit moved to Addis Ababa over Bashir row

The upcoming African Union (AU) summit has been moved to the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa after the scheduled host country Malawi refused to welcome controversial Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir,...
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Ethiopian-Sudan gets South Korean funds for power project

A South Korea bank EDCF has approved a loan of $80 million to Ethiopia to support part of the construction and expansion of the Ethiopia-Sudan electric power transmission line. The new power lines...
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Self-service check-in at Addis Ababa airport

Self-service check-in kiosks have been introduced at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, allowing passengers to print boarding passes and select their own seats. The service, which was launched...


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