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Addis Journal

A Weblog on Arts & Culture, Life & Society

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Bread shortages reported in Addis Ababaarefea-bakery-in-addis

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:19:50 +0000

Private media are reporting a bread shortage in Addis Ababa, where residents of the city are complaining about their difficulty to find affordable, smaller size breads. Addis Guday a weekly Amharic magazine, says the lack of flour might have led to bread shortages in the city, quoting some bakery owners. The magazine also said there […](image)

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Chinese investemnt in Africa ‘exaggerated’arefeAlemayehu Geda

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:23:53 +0000

An Ethiopian researcher says it is the West, and not China, that still has the bigger economic impact on Africa. The professor of economics at Addis Ababa University, Alemayehu Geda told China Daily that while the current spotlight might be on the impact of the world’s second-largest economy on the continent, it is former colonial […](image)

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Ethiopian scientist wins UNESCO awardarefeDr. segenet kelemu

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:46:12 +0000

Ethiopian scientist Doctor Segenet Kelemu has been named the 2014 African Laureate in the 16th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards. Currently serving as a director general of the Nairobi-based International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Dr. Segenet is the first Ethiopian to win the prestigious award. She joins five exceptional women scientists […](image)

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:57:55 +0000

For the first time in Addis Ababa, a massive art fair is offering contemporary Ethiopian art for sale to collectors and first-time buyers. Some 1 000m² of floor space at Boles Millennium hall is filled with a great visual feast with the inauguration of the four day Addis Art Fair, running from 15 to 18 […](image)

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Bail denied for activists arrested during on women runarefewomen run

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:13:54 +0000

An Ethiopian court Friday began considering whether to prolong the detention of ten activists and members of the semayawi, or Blue Party jailed on charges of unauthorized protest after they chanted slogans during the Great Ethiopia Run last Sunday. The federal first instance Yeka district court on Friday morning opened a hearing into the activists, […](image)

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Muktar Kedir becomes head of OPDOarefe

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:13:11 +0000

Muktar Kedir, a loyal politician and trusted ally of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, has been elected as head of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO). Following the departure of the former chairman Alemyehu Atomsa, OPDO appointed Muktar, a civil service minster, as chairman of the party. Muktar has been an active member of the OPDO […](image)

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Amadou and Mariam to perform in Addisarefe8627802

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:09:47 +0000

The Grammy Award-nominated musical duo from Mali, Amadou & Mariam will perform at an outdoor concert in Addis Ababa’s Alliance Alliance éthio-française on March 19, 2014 as part of the Francophonie week. The blind husband-and-wife whose last album, ‘Folila’ (which means “music” in their country’s Bambara language) released on April 2012, are coming to Addis […](image)

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Ethiopia’s new wine brand to go on salearefeP1130577Picture 526Picture 534P1130567

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:33:49 +0000

The Ethiopia’s Rift Valley is known for its prolific bird life and the thick acacia woodland surrounding the string of seven lakes. The town of Ziway, 158 km south of Addis Ababa, which lies alongside eponymous lake, is surrounded by a rich agricultural area and pleasant scenery. Driving through the highway, we cross the Bulbula […](image)

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Oromia regional state president Alemayehu Atomsa steps downarefeAlemayeu Atomsa

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:16:46 +0000

The Oromia regional State president Alemayehu Atomsa, who has been unwell for the past three years, announced that he is resigning his position, effective February 18. The 45-year-old Alemayehu, who has served as chair of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO), a part of the ruling coalition, and the presidency of the region since September […](image)

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