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.
In the past two weeks, the Sendafa Sanitary Landfill have become the talking point of Addis Ababa. It did not get as much attention even last September when it was inaugurated, touted as Addis Ababa’s “ambitious plan to transform its [...]
(Ezdan Holding Group) Prime Minister of the Republic of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn has met (on Jan. 31, 2016) in his office in the capital Addis Ababa Chairman of Ezdan Holding Group Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani, and his [...]
(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 [...]
The ruling party of Ethiopia’s largest region, Oromia, announced full roll back on the proposed master plan of Addis Ababa and its surrounding towns. The announcement came after weeks long protests that left dozens dead. The draft integrated [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 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 [...]
(Dr.iur. Mehari Taddele Maru and Abel Abate) Needless to say, as discussed elsewhere in detail by the authors, Ethiopia has well articulated foreign and security policy called the Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy (FANSPS). [...]
(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 [...]
Addis Ababa-Bole International Airport was voted as one of the best five airports in Africa, while Khartoum International Airport was rated as the worst in an annual Airports Survey. The survey was conducted by SleepingInAirports.com a well-known [...]
Huawei, a leading global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that it has been selected as the sole provider of Ethiopia’s light rail communication system in Addis Ababa, the main administrative [...]
(Tsegaye R. Ararssa) 1. Introduction When the Ethiopian government announced its readiness to implement its “Integrated Regional Development Plan” (the “Master Plan” for short) in the middle of April 2014, it provoked an immediate reaction [...]
A major hotel investment conference, originally scheduled to take place in Nairobi, has been moved to Addis Ababa, according to press release from the organizers. Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), organized by Bench Events, was held in Nairobi [...]