Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dictat...

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Kagame Cup moves from Addis Ababa to Darfur

The 2013 regional football club championship, popularly known as the Kagame Cup, will now be held in Darfur region in western Sudan, and not in Addis Ababa as originally scheduled. The announcement...
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Kagame Cup to be held in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is to host the 2013 regional football club championship, popularly known as the Kagame Cup, in late June. Ethiopia had originally requested to hold the annual event in September but was...
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Ethiopia to play Egypt in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia and Egypt will play a friendly match on 25 May in the Addis Ababa Stadium, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the African U...
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Great Ethiopian Run accused of impropriety

The charitable organisation the Great Ethiopian Run has had its funds and property confiscated by the Charities and Civil Societies Agency (CCSA), amid accusations of involvement in activities defined...
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Australia wins competition to design Addis Ababa stadium

Australia's Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has won an international competition to design a national stadium and sports village for Addis Ababa. The Federal Sports Commission of Ethio...
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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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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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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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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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Sports festival in Addis Ababa.

The ministry of youth and sports in partnership with the ministry of culture and tourism are hard at work organising the first ever sports festival in Addis Ababa in May, the local English-language ne...
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Great Ethiopian Run postponed.

The 2007 edition of the Great Ethiopian Run, which was due to take place on 9 September to coincide with celebrations for the millennium on 11-12 September, has been postponed until 25 November. No re...
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Great Ethiopian Run.

Registration is open for the annual Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa, which this year takes place on 9 September to coincide with celebrations for the turn of the Ethiopian millennium on 11-12 Septe...
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Ethiopia prepares for African athletics championships.

Preparations are underway in Addis Ababa for the 16th CAA (Confederation of African Athletics) African athletics championships, to be held in the capital from 1-5 May. According to the independent on-...
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International year of African football.

The International Year of African Football (IYoAF) is to be launched in Addis Ababa on 29 January in a special ceremony to coincide with the opening session of the African Union summit in the Ethiopia...
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Great Ethiopian Run helps orphans.

This years Great Ethiopian Run takes place in Addis Ababa on 26 November. Participants in the annual ten-kilometre race are to gather in the central Meskel Square for a 09.00 start. This year the even...
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Registration for ring road relay now open.

Registration is now open for the annual CRBC Ring Road Relay race, which will be held on Sunday 17 September. Roughly 100 teams are expected to take part in the 12 km race starting at Kaliti in southe...
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Ethio-Italian football friendly.

On 1 June Addis Ababans will have the chance to watch Ethiopias national team playing some of the top names in Italian footballing history in a fund-raising match at the city stadium. The event begins...