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East African Cross Country Championship.

Ethiopia will hold the East African Cross Country Championship on 22 February. At least four athletes from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Egypt, Tanzania, Somalia and Djibouti are expected to take pa...
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African Union announces special summit on refugees.

African Union (AU) representatives gathered in Addis Ababa for the pan-African organisation
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New road signs for Addis Ababa.

Driving in the Ethiopian capital is to become considerably easier following the installation of around 350 road signs including direction and distance signs and other information panels. The signs are...
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Gaddafi heads African Union.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the pan-African organisation
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African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopian capital will play host to the 12th African Union (AU) summit from 26 January-3 February under the theme
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Addis Ababa clamps down on khat houses.

Addis Ababa city council has decided to take a tough stance on so-called khat houses, local English-language newspaper
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Ethiopian census results released.

The population of Ethiopia is 76.9 million according to the Population and Housing Census conducted in May 2007, the results of which were published in early December. This compares with 53.4 million...
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New-look bus terminus in Merkato.

The Adarash bus terminus in Merkato in the commercial heart of the capital is getting a revamp in a two million Birr project sponsored by Ethiopia
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New map for Addis Ababa.

Travelling around Addis Ababa has become even easier with the launch of a new city map prepared by the urban governance and decentralization programme of the German development cooperation agency in c...
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Meter taxis for the capital.

Meter taxis are due to go into service in Addis Ababa for the first time next year, local English-language newspaper
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New lifestyle magazine for Ethiopia.

A new lifestyle magazine,
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Art galleries in Addis Ababa.

The renowned Asni gallery run by Konjit Seyoum in Arat Kilo has opened a branch in the Bole district in the southeastern part of the capital, ThisIsAddis.com reports. The new branch is located in Room...
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Addis Ababa to crack down on NGOs.

The government has given its backing to a controversial bill on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which must now come before parliament for endorsement. The so-called Charities and Societies Proc...
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Ethiopia Commodities Exchange expands.

The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) has announced plans to introduce 5,000 information kiosks across the country over the next five years in its bid to improve the market environment for local farme...
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All African Leather Fair in Addis Ababa.

The second edition of the All African Leather Fair is due to take place in Addis Ababa from 20-22 January 2009. The fair, designed to promote the African leather industry, will bring together tanners,...
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New road for Addis Ababa.

Addis Ababa is to get a new eight-lane road running from La Gare railway station in the city centre to the Kaliti ring road to the south. The road will follow the Ethio-Djibouti railway line as it ent...
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Ethiopian Airlines flies high.

Ethiopian Airlines had an operating revenue of over nine billion Birr and a net profit of 504 million Birr during the 2007/2008 fiscal year. These figures represent record earnings for the carrier, wh...
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Hospital for disabled children opens in Addis Ababa.

A 23 million birr hospital specialising in paediatric orthopaedics and paediatric plastic reconstruction has opened in the capital Addis Ababa. The 60-bed state-of-the art facility is run by the Ethio...
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Foreign ministry to get new headquarters.

The ministry of foreign affairs is to get new premises to complement its existing headquarters, which are no longer big enough to accommodate all the staff, English-language business weekly
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Ancient obelisk unveiled at Axum.

Work has been completed to re-erect the ancient Axum obelisk at its original spot in the northern Ethiopian city from which it takes its name. Thousands of people gathered in Axum on 4 September to wa...
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Biography of Al Amoudi.

Saudi-Ethiopian business magnate Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi is the subject of a biography to be released shortly.
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New shopping centre for Addis Ababa.

A new shopping centre has opened in the Habte Giorgis area between Mercato and Piassa in central Addis Ababa. The 30 million birr project has eight storeys and over 90 rooms, of which 90 per cent have...
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Remittances to Ethiopia on the rise.

Ethiopia earned $1 billion from international remittances in July 2007-July 2008 fiscal year according to National Bank of Ethiopia figures. This compares with $633 million the previous year. Of the t...
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Sheraton Addis introduces movies-on-demand.

The five-star Sheraton Addis Ababa has introduced a movie-on-demand system for its guests. The service is available on over 300 newly purchased televisions and guests can choose from a selection of ei...
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Bridge to link Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

The Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula could one day be linked by a 28.5-km bridge under a project launched in Djibouti at the end of July. The $200 billion so-called Al Noor Cities Project cont...
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Millions hungry in east Africa.

Over 14 million people in east Africa are at risk of starvation due to a combination of drought and rising food and oil prices, international aid agencies have said. Ethiopia is the country worst af...
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TATA International opens in Addis Ababa.

TATA International, part of the Indian powerhouse TATA Group, has opened an office in the Ethiopian capital. The company is looking to invest in the country
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