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New traffic regulations in Addis Ababa

The city council has introduced tough new road rules in a bid to improve road safety in the city, the English-language business weekly Capital Ethiopia reports. The use of seatbelts is now obligat...
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Catherine Hamlin awarded for fistula work

Ethiopia-based Australian doctor Catherine Hamlin has been given the Right Livelihood Award for her work with women suffering from fistula injuries due to obstructed labour. The obstetrician and gynae...
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Zewditu hospital to get outpatients department

Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa is to get a new three-storey outpatients department under a project of the Ethiopia chapter of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
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Palaeoanthropologists in new early hominid find

Scientists have announced the discovery of an early hominid species, Ardipithecus ramidus, which may put to rest the long-held notion that human beings descend from chimpanzees. In the 2 October i...
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NGO registration begins in Ethiopia

Local and foreign non-governmental organisations operating in Ethiopia have three months to register with the newly created Charities and Societies Agency (CSA) under the terms of a controversial new...
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Alternative income for women firewood collectors

Former firewood collectors and sellers in Addis Ababa are to benefit from an income-generating scheme set up by the oil and gas company Total allowing them to sell fuel. Under the project the 25...
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Diarrhoea outbreak in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is battling with an outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), which has already affected thousands of people in the capital and caused several deaths. Three local hospitals, Zweditu, Ras D...
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Dubai World pulls out of Addis development

A US$100-million five-star luxury hotel development in Addis Ababa has been put on hold by Dubai World, the Dubai government owned conglomerate, whose majority stakeholder is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashi...
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Gilgel Gibe II to be comissioned in September.

The 5.2 billion birr Gilgel Gibe II hydroelectric power project 250 km south-west of Addis Ababa is to go into operation shortly. Sources at the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) say the...
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Fire deaths down in Addis Ababa.

Twenty-one people died in fires in Addis Ababa in the 2008/2009 fiscal year according to the local fire and emergency prevention and control agency (FEPCA). This compares to 105 fire deaths during the...
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Parking revolution in Addis Ababa.

Responsibility for managing street parking is soon to be handed from the existing private operators to their employees, local news sources report. Under the controversial plans by the city council p...
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Ethiopian wins top airline award.

Ethiopian Airlines has won the
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New premises for British Council.

The British Council has moved from its cramped premises in Piazza to a smart new two-storey building on Comoros Street inside the compound of the British embassy. The move coincides with global celebr...
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Axum cathedral top pilgrimage site.

The cathedral of St Mary of Zion in the northern town of Axum is among the world
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Lideta district set for development.

The Lideta area of Addis Ababa southwest of Mexico Square is set for transformation under a far-reaching development plan launched by the city council. The project includes the demolition of existing...
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Ethiopia to increase load shedding.

Ethiopians are to experience power cuts twice a week from now on in an attempt solve the country
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Ethiopian Commodity Exchange launches sesame trading.

The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange has begun trading in sesame in the latest move to expand its operations in the country. On 4 May, the first day of trading, the regulated commodities market traded 1,...
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Africa Park dries up.

Africa Park, a green space on Menelik II Avenue in central Addis Ababa, faces an uncertain future after the Addis Ababa Water and Sewerages Authority (AAWSA) suspended water supplies due to non-paymen...
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Air Ethiopia starts operations.

National flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines no longer has the monopoly on scheduled flights on domestic routes following the launch of a new private airline, Air Ethiopia, the private biweekly newspaper
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Addis school children run for Europe Day.

Roughly 2,000 schoolchildren in Addis Ababa will be taking part in the fifth edition of the annual road race to mark Europe Day on 9 May. The event itself will take place the following day, 10 May, on...
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Road construction in Addis Ababa suspended.

CRBC Addis Engineering Plc, the Ethiopian subsidiary of the state-owned construction company Chinese Bridge and Road Corporation, has suspended work on three major road projects in the capital due to...
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Ethiopian shoe documentary.

Do you live in Ethiopia or have you visited the country recently and have a story about shoes? Then three young people from Holland want to hear it. Director Joost van der Wiel, journalist Luc van Kem...
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Addis Coca Cola factory suspends production.

Coca Cola has disappeared from the bars and caf
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Merkato fire death toll.

One person died and two more were injured in a fire at Merkato in Addis Ababa. The blaze, which swept through the covered market in the early hours of 6 February, also caused damage to goods and shops...
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Addis Ababa gets children’s cardiac unit.

A private hospital specialising in cardiac problems among children has opened its doors in the Ethiopian capital. The facility in the premises of the state-owned Black Lion hospital is a project of th...


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