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New flights from Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines has announced new flights from Addis Ababa to Toronto, beginning on 16 July. The airline said that the twice-weekly service will be the only regularly-scheduled non-stop flight f...
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Conservation plan for Ethiopia’s wild animals

Ethiopia has unveiled a conservation plan to protect three of its largest carnivores – the cheetah, wild dog and lion, whose natural environments are under increasing threat by development and h...
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Tesco eyes Ethiopian market

British multinational grocery retailer Tesco is in negotiations with the Ethiopian government with a view to begin trading in Ethiopia. It is reported that Ethiopian government representatives bega...
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Addis Ababa to build new zoo

The city is to relocate the Lion Zoo Park to a new site at Peacock Park in the Bole area of the capital. The 30 million birr deal between the city administration and local firm Defense Construction En...
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Hub of Africa fashion show in Addis Ababa

 A sustainable development-themed fashion show is being held in Addis Ababa from 25 - 27 April. The Hub of Africa fashion show is designed to showcase the creations of young African designers...
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50 years of Goethe-Institut in Addis Ababa

The Goethe-Institut in Addis Ababa has launched a programme of events to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This includes classical music by the Delian-Quartett and Ethio-German jazz, a screening of a do...
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Addis Ababa launches flights to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines is launching direct flights from Addis Ababa to Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles on 1 April. The service will operate four times a week between Addis Ababa and Seychelle...
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Addis Ababa celebrates 125th anniversary

Addis Ababa has launched a programme of festivities over the coming year to celebrate the city's 125th anniversary, under the theme
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Ethiopia’s first expressway advances south

The expressway under construction between Addis Ababa and Adama is almost a third completed, according to the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA). Adama, also known as Nazret, is situated southeast of Ad...
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African coffee conference in Addis Ababa

The ninth edition of the African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition in Ethiopia is being held in Addis Ababa from 16-18 February. With the theme
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UN opens library in Addis Ababa

The secretary-general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon inaugurated a library in Addis Ababa on 31 January, as part of the UN scheme "Thank You Small Library" (TYSL). Located in Keykokeb primary s...
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Swedish journalists to ask for pardon

Two Swedish journalists sentenced to 11 years in prison in Ethiopia have decided to ask for a pardon rather than appeal their case. They were found guilty in December of promoting the Ogaden National...
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Work starts on Bole Airport to Meskel Square road

Work on the reconstruction of the road that links Bole International Airport to Meskel Square in Addis Ababa was officially inaugurated by the city
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Google holds g|Ethiopia in Addis Ababa

Internet search engine giant Google is holding its first g|Ethiopia conference in Addis Ababa from 7-8 February. The event will see business leaders, entrepreneurs and community representatives co...
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China to build railway between Addis Ababa and Djibouti

A Chinese state-run firm is to build the final section of a new railway line that will link its capital Addis Ababa to its neighbouring Red Sea state of Djibouti. Under the deal signed by Ethiopia...
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Swedish journalists found guilty of supporting terrorism in Ethiopia

An Ethiopian court has found two Swedish journalists guilty of helping and promoting the banned Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel group, and entering Ethiopia illegally. On 21 December...
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Major Road to be constructed in Addis Ababa

A major road is to be built from Addis Ababa's central Meskel Square to Bole Airport. The $60 million agreement for the 4.3km long and 40m-wide road has been signed between Addis Ababa City Roads Auth...
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New AU headquarters in Addis Ababa to open in January

The recently-completed conference centre of the new headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa has passed an internal quality inspection, and the entire finished complex is due to be inaugu...
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Ethiopian government 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...
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Major road project between Addis Ababa and Kenya

Ethiopia and Kenya have signed a $743 million deal to construct an 880 km highway that will connect the two bordering east African countries. The Addis Ababa-Nairobi-Mombasa road project is a signi...
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Traffic accidents take their toll on Africa

Road accidents are the second cause of death for the 5-44 age group on the African continent and it is estimated that they cost African countries about $10 billion a year, or two per cent of the conti...
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Addis buildings to go higher

Addis Ababa city government is planning to lift a previous height restriction on commercial buildings according to the Ethiopia
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Traffic accidents take their toll on Africa

Road accidents are the second cause of death for the 5-44 age group on the African continent and it is estimated that they cost African countries about $10 billion a year, or two per cent of the conti...
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Addis buildings to go higher

Addis Ababa city government is planning to lift a previous height restriction on commercial buildings according to the Ethiopia
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Major road project between Addis Ababa and Kenya

Major road project between Addis Ababa and Kenya Ethiopia and Kenya have signed a $743 million deal to construct an 880 km highway that will connect the two bordering east African countries. The A...
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Addis Ababa reports water shortages

The city of Addis Ababa is experiencing acute water shortages at its wells in recent weeks, with power shortages and the end of the rainy season believed to be the cause. Districts such as Mekete...
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Ethiopia reduces charges against Swedish journalists

The two Swedish journalists facing trial for terrorism in Ethiopia have had some of the charges against them dropped. Photographer Johan Persson and reporter Martin Schibbye no longer face the charge...
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AU meet in Addis Ababa after Gaddafi death

The Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) has been authorised by the African Union (AU) to take their place in the AU, during an emergency meeting at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa on 20 Octo...
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Swedish journalists face terrorism trial in Addis Ababa

Two freelance Swedish journalists are due in court in Addis Ababa on 18 October after being charged with terrorism on 6 September. Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson were arrested...
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Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa

Registration for the 2011 Great Ethiopian Run (GER) opened on 3 October. 36,000 people are expected to participate in the 11th outing of the event on 27 November, in what has become one of Africa
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