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District Closes 20 Atkilt Terra Shops

October 26, 2010 admin 0

The Arada District Trade and Industry Office sealed off 20 produce shops in Atkilt Terra, the biggest fruit and vegetable market in Addis Abeba, two weeks ago over claims of price gouging, trading without a proper licence, and hoarding.

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Sprawling Ethiopia!

October 20, 2010 admin 0

You’ll need a couple of weeks to even begin to do justice to this sprawling country — bordered on the north by Sudan, on the south by Kenya and Somalia and on the east by Djibouti and Eritrea, which gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a 30-year guerrilla war.

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Africa most desired among young travellers

October 14, 2010 admin 0

Young people are trendsetters, and new research shows that Africa has become the most desired travel destination for Western youths. The trend bodes well for Africa’s booming travel industry.

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Local Designs Draw Fashionistas to Platform

September 28, 2010 admin 2

Ethiopia’s First International Fashion Week was successfully hosted in Addis Abeba last week to unite big industry players from across Africa in a bid to bring about sustainable development through fashion, writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.

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Meskel Celebrated in a lively way

September 27, 2010 admin 0

The followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church lit a big bone fire (Demera) in commemoration of the Finding of the True Cross by Empress Eleni yesterday at the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa.