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Addis Ababa (a.k.a. Finfinne) is the capital city and the largest city in Ethiopia, with a population of 3,384,569 (2007 census).

It is the seat of the African Union and host to numerous other continental and international organizations, thus dubbed “the diplomatic capital of Africa”.

Addis Ababa is a chartered city accountable to the federal government. The current mayor is Deriba Kuma.

Read the posts related to Addis Ababa below.

Exclusive| Abay Tsehaye: Oromos know who robbed, maltreated them

Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 8:29 pm

Ethnic baiting targeting TPLF and Tigrayans in connection with the protests in Oromia is a diversionary tactic, said Minister Abay Tsehaye Director of the Policy Study and Research Center. Abay Tsehaye, who doubles as special adviser to the Prime [...]

Why Ethiopia is making a historic ‘master plan’ U-turn

Monday, January 18, 2016 @ 10:16 pm

(Mathias Muindi – BBC Monitoring) A controversial plan by the Ethiopian government to expand the capital, Addis Ababa, is set to be scrapped after a key member of the ruling coalition withdrew its support. The expansion plan sparked deadly [...]

Why we shall embrace Oromia protests despite tumult

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 @ 12:57 am

Oromia, the largest state in Ethiopia, had parts of it in turmoil especially in the last two weeks. The protests started on November 19 in Ginchi town (Western Shewa zone) following local officials transferring part of a land that belonged to a [...]

Oromia-Addis Master Plan: An agenda not like EPRDF

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 5:44 pm

(Milkessa Midega) (PhD Candidate – Center for Federal Studies, Addis Ababa University) In this very brief reflection, I present the underlining reasons why I say the controversial Addis Ababa and its surrounding Oromia Special Zone integrated [...]

Survey: Addis Ababa’s hotels the most expensive in Africa

Saturday, September 5, 2015 @ 4:36 pm

A survey of prices of international grade hotels in selected major African cities, produced by hospitality research firm STR Global, ahead of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), taking place at the end of September, has revealed that Addis [...]

President Obama’s official timetable for Kenya and Ethiopia

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 11:41 am

President Barak Obama is slated to leave Washington later this week for Kenya and Ethiopia. Here is his program as provided by National Security Advisor Susan Rice. — On Saturday, the 25th of July, the President’s trip will start in earnest [...]

10 Reasons why Afaan Oromo should be a federal working language

Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 4:47 pm

(Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni) Nowhere in the world has the government of the country refused to speak the language of the majority of its people. It is weird, unthinkable, unjust, undemocratic, immoral, and absolutely unacceptable. Ethiopia is all of [...]
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