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African Union considers Haiti resettlement

African leaders considered a proposal by Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade to resettle Haitians made homeless by the earthquake on 12 January during the three-day African Union (AU) summit in Addis...
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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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New EPRDF headquarters.

The ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition is to build a new seven-storey headquarters near its existing premises in Arat Kilo close to the city centre. The buildin...
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Opposition withdraws from local elections.

The opposition party Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (OFDM) has pulled out of elections in Ethiopia in protest over the alleged intimidation of its agents during polling, Reuters news agency repo...
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Ethiopia goes to the polls.

Ethiopians will go to the polls in April to elect both their local government representatives and fill the parliamentary seats left vacant by the opposition following the general elections of May 2005...
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New British ambassador to Ethiopia.

Norman Ling has been appointed the new British ambassador to Ethiopia. He replaces Robert Dewar, who will take up the post of British High Commissioner in Nigeria. Ling comes to Ethiopia from a seni...
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Opposition leaders freed.

The Ethiopian government has pardoned and freed 38 opposition members sentenced to jail terms of between 18 months and life in connection with post-election violence in 2005. The group includes 30 pro...
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Opposition leaders sentenced to life.

A court in Addis Ababa has handed down life sentences to 35 senior opposition figures after they were found guilty of charges ranging from armed rebellion to outrage against the constitution in connec...
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Guilty verdict for Ethiopian opposition leaders.

Thirty-eight senior opposition figures have been found guilty of charges ranging from armed rebellion to outrage against the constitution in connection with post-election violence in 2005. They includ...
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Ethiopian hostages released.

Eight Ethiopians who were kidnapped along with five Europeans during a sightseeing tour in the remote Afar region on the Ethiopia-Eritrea border in March have been released. The Europeans
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City gets caretaker government.

Berhanu Deressa, a former official in the Derg military regime and representative to the World Bank, has been appointed head of a new caretaker administration in Addis Ababa. The appointment, made by...
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Beijing and Addis Ababa closer.

The head of the Addis Ababa city provisional administration, Arkebe Equbay, and the deputy mayor of Beijing, Zhang Mao, have signed a cooperation agreement strengthening ties between the two cities, a...
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Explosions in the city.

One person has died and at least 14 people have been injured in a series of explosions across Addis Ababa. On 27 March a minibus, an abattoir, a guard shack, a cafe and a residential home were targete...
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Election re-run for city administration.

Addis Ababans are to return to the ballot box to re-elect their city administration after the council elected in May 2005 and dominated by the main opposition formation Coalition for Unity and Democra...
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