Addis Ababa

  1. Berhanu Nega on the Tigray conflict

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    Video caption: Ethiopian opposition leader, Berhanu Nega, on the crisis in Tigray

    Ethiopian opposition leader, Berhanu Nega, on the crisis in Tigray

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    Video caption: The taxi driver preaching peace on the streets of Addis Ababa

    Taxi driver Seifu Amanuel spreads his message of peace by standing in the middle of roads in Addis Ababa.

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    Video caption: The taxi driver preaching peace on the streets of Addis Ababa

    Taxi driver Seifu Amanuel spreads his message of peace by standing in the middle of roads in Addis Ababa.

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    Video caption: Using smart parking to ease congestion in Addis Ababa

    Ethiopia's traffic management agency is using smart parking garages to ease congestion.

  5. Ethiopia's Oromo prepare to mark Irreecha festival

    Members of the Oromo community - Ethiopia's largest ethnic group - are trooping to the capital, Addis Ababa, to mark the annual Irreecha festival, an ancient thanksgiving ceremony.

    This is the the first time the festival has been held in the capital city in over a century.

    Crowds have been gathering in the city dressed in black, red and white traditional regalia.

    A crowd  in Addis Ababa on the eve of the Ireecha festival- 4 October, 2019
    Image caption: The Ireecha festival is a highlight of the Oromo calendar

    The US embassy in Ethiopia last month issued a security alert to its citizens for the festivities, warning them to "reconsider travelling" to the city or "avoid large gatherings" for those already there.

    The main festival will be held on Saturday at Hora Finfinne and the nearby Meskel square.

    Some of the participants on the eve of the Irreecha festival
    Image caption: Some of the participants on the eve of the Irreecha festival

    The Oromo are Ethiopia's largest ethnic group.

    The annual festival is celebrated to thank for the blessings received the previous year.

    The eve of the irreecha festival
    Image caption: People in the Oromia region have previously complained about political and economic marginalisation
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    Video caption: Swapping traffic for a workout on Ethiopia streets

    Sunday 22 September is World Car Free Day - but in Ethiopia it happens once a month, in cities across the country.

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    Video caption: The rumour that led to medical researchers in Ethiopia being killed by a mob

    When three research scientists in Ethiopia went to a local school for a medical investigation, two of them were killed by a mob who believed they were there to poison the children.

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    Video caption: Ethiopian Airlines crash: 'I wish I'd said goodbye to Dad properly'

    A man whose father died in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, says he wished he'd spent more time saying goodbye.

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    Video caption: Great Ethiopian Run 2018 helps promotes unity with Eritrea

    Eritrean star Zersenay Tadese competed in his first Great Ethiopian Run following July's peace deal.