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Indian firm grows crops in Ethiopia

An Indian company is to plant crops such as rice, maize and soya beans on over 20,000 hectares of land in Oromia state, which stretches from west Ethiopia to the southern border, and 15,000 hectares o...
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Ethiopia tightens its grip on

The Ethiopian government has arrested four members of opposing political parties, and one journalist, for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks against state security. The five arrested on 14 September...
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Ethiopia cracks down on journalists

Ethiopia charged two Swedish freelance journalists with terrorism, at a court in Addis Ababa on 6 September. Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson had been held in jail since they we...
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Measles vaccinations start in Ethiopian refugee camp

Measles has broken out in a refugee camp for Somalis in southern Ethiopia. In the Kobe camp near Dollo Ado in the south-east of the country 47 people were diagnosed with measles at the beginning of Au...
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Japan supports bio-farm project in Addis Ababa

A bio-farm project funded by the Japanese government has taken place in Yeka Sub-City, Addis Ababa. The project supported a women
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Mobile banking in Addis Ababa

An Irish company called M-Birr is to provide mobile banking technology to financial institutions operating in Ethiopia, through its subsidiary in Addis Ababa, M-Birr ICT Services Plc. The technology w...
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Visionary Africa: Art at Work

A multi-disciplinary art project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the independence of 19 African countries will be launched at an exhibition pavilion in Meskal Square in central Addis Ababa on 21 M...
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Ethiopian Airlines adds Milan to its service

Ethiopian Airlines is adding a new service to Milan from the start of July. Beginning with five weekly services from its base at Addis Ababa Bole international airport, the route becomes the company
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Ethiopia to dam the Nile

Pledges of money for the building of Ethiopia
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Crackdown on Ethiopian opposition

Reports of several hundred arrests of supporters of Ethiopia
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Churches burnt in southwest Ethiopia

A Protestant organisation is reporting that 69 churches, several Christian homes, a Christian orphanage and a church office were burnt early March in south-western Ethiopia close to the town of Jimma....
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Addis Ababa hosts Indo-African summit

The Indian government has announced that Ethiopia is to host India's second international summit with African states in May. While it is believed that India's decision to hold the Indo-African summit...
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Protests against Ethiopia’s Gibe III dam

International environmental groups continue to protest against the construction of Gibe III, the biggest hydro-electric dam in Ethiopia. The latest protest, which took place on 20 February, saw campai...
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Addis Ababa voting registration extended

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia has extended by one week the registration for voting in Addis Ababa
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New US Embassy in Addis Ababa

The US embassy in Ethiopia has been relocated to a safer location on Entoto Road overlooking Addis Ababa. Housing both the US embassy to Ethiopia and the US mission to the African Union, the chancery...
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African Union supports Kenya’s case against the ICC

The African Union (AU) has decided to support Kenya
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African Union meets at moment of turmoil

Ambassadors of the African Union's 53 member states are meeting at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa for the 16th assembly of heads of state and government of the AU. The session
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Addis Ababa sees high turnout for southern Sudan referendum

Large numbers of southern Sudanese living in nearby Ethiopia have turned out at the start of their week-long referendum for independence for the southern region. The result of the 2005 Comprehensi...
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Closure of Saris market in Addis Ababa

Saris Market in Addis Ababa closed on 1 January after its traders were notified on 25 December to leave their stalls within five days. The closure of the market in Kebele 55, one of the biggest in t...
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Expansion of Addis Ababa airport

The Addis Ababa-based subsidiary of the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) has been contracted by the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) to oversee a US$ 66.7 million expansion project at the A...
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Voter registration for Southern Sudanese in Ethiopia

An independent commission representing the governments of Sudan and its autonomous southern region has started to register Southern Sudanese people living in neighbouring Ethiopia. The provisions...
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Ethiopia’s first wind farm

Construction has begun on Ethiopia
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The Great Ethiopian Run

Over 35,000 people are expected to take part in the 10th anniversary of the Great Ethiopian Run on 21 November. It is only 10 km long course and therefore not a marathon but it is one of the biggest r...
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Ethiopian government lifts ban on distance learning

The Ethiopian government has now lifted the ban it imposed without warning on distance learning at the end of August 2010. After extensive negotiations with 64 private organisations that offer dist...
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Power rationing in Ethiopia

Due to the restricted capacity of existing transmission lines and the delayed expansion work on new lines, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has announced a power-rationing programme an...
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Free WiFi at Addis Ababa airport

Passengers travelling through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport are to be offered access to free wireless internet. A representative from Ethiopian Airport Enterprise (EAE) stated that the servic...
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Ethiopia introduces new education curriculum

Ethiopia's ministry of education is to introduce a new education curriculum for the current academic year. Costing the government approximately US$150 million, the curriculum is designed improve the q...
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