Tag Archives: Addis Ababa

30Jan/17

Chad’s foreign minister secures top post at African Union

African Union leaders choose Chad’s candidate, Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat, to chair the 54-nation body.

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30Jan/17

U.S. travel ban heralds “turbulent times” for Africa, says AU chief

African Union head says U.S. travel ban on seven muslim-majority countries including three in Africa heralds turbulent times for the continent.

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19Dec/16

Ethiopia opens 1800-megawatt GIBE III Dam

Ethiopia has officially opened the Gibe III Dam, the third largest hydroelectric plant in Africa. This is part of Addis Ababa’s plan to raise power output to 17,346 megawatts from a current capacity of just over 2,200 from hydropower, wind and geothermal sources, part of which the government wants to export to neighbouring countries.

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10Dec/16

African Union holds historic first ever debate for chairperson candidates

The first ever public debate is held in Ethiopia between the candidates for chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.

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27Nov/16

Sante! Belgium wants its beer on global culture list

Hopes are high in Brussels as Belgium’s beer culture could soon be included on the UNESCO’s list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’.

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27Jul/15

Obama on Trump: “Outrageous attacks have become far too commonplace”

(EBC) – United States President Barack Obama on Monday criticised comments by Republican candidate Donald Trump about war veteran John McCain, saying presidential debates deserve better than that.
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26Jul/15

US President Obama arrives in Ethiopia

US president Barack Obama arrives in Ethiopia for a two-day visit, where he is expected to discuss regional security and address the African Union.

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