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Chinese consortium to operate LRT

A consortium of China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC), a Chinese contractor currently building the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, and Shenzen Metro Group, operators of the railway system of the Chinese city Shenzen, has been selected by the Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) to handle the operation and maintenance …

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Dina Mufti, Kuma Demeksa et al appointed for diplomatic missions

President Mulatu Teshome appointed veteran politician Kuma Demeksa and long-familiar figure Samiya Zekaria along with four other prominent figures to be envoys in various countries.   Along with Bereket Simon and Abay Tsehaye, Kuma Demeksa was appointed as the premier’s senior advisor for policy research under a ministerial portfolio. Following …

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In Ethiopia’s Capital, a Resurgent Jazz Scene

On a recent Sunday evening, a stylish audience in their 20s packed Mama’s Kitchen, a wood-and-glass lounge on the fourth floor of an otherwise closed shopping center near the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. They were there to hear an adventurous young pianist, Samuel Yirga, as he …

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