Meskel Square

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 29th, 2014
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This video shows the busy intersection at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians all move simultaneously through the square with no help from any kind of traffic signals or signs. Don’t let the whimsical music fool you: Ethiopia’s traffic problem...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Oct 20th, 2012
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By Durosimi Thomas, BBC Sport To aim high sometimes pays dividends. Ethiopia were busy planning how to qualify for their first ever World Cup in 2014. Now they are celebrating a return to the Africa Cup of Nations after a wait of three decades. The Waliya Antelopes are top of Group A in the African [...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 2nd, 2012
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Thousands of people are attending the state funeral of Ethiopia’s late prime minister Meles Zenawi....
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 2nd, 2012
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By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 2nd, 2012
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Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the Ethiopian capital for the state of funeral of late prime minister Meles Zenawi. It is the first state funeral to be held in the country in more than 80 years. Mr Zenawi’s flag-draped coffin was carried in a procession from his palace to the city&...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 31st, 2012
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Ethiopia will bury its longtime powerful prime minister Meles Zenawi on Sunday in the first state funeral staged for a leader of the Horn of Africa nation in more than 80 years. Several African leaders are expected to attend the funeral to pay tribute to Meles, a heavyweight in regional politics sinc...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 27th, 2012
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The body of Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi’s body will be moved to the open air – Meskel Square, to allow Ethiopians to view the body and to express their grief and condolences, as record crowds thronged the presidential palace. Meles’ body has been lying in stat...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 10th, 2012
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By Getahune Bekele On Sunday 8 July 2012, millions of humiliated and brutalized Ethiopians were forced to watch as TPLF warlords displayed their massive arsenal during the commemoration of Tigre martyrs day, which strangely took place in Addis Ababa, instead of the Tigraye Republic. on the day, the r...
By benim
In East Africa
May 29th, 2011
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Tens of thousands of Ethiopians have turned out in Addis Ababa’s main square to mark Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s 20th anniversary in power. A “day of rage” counterdemonstration planned by democracy activists failed to materialize. The turnout at Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square was a fraction of the one...
By benim
In East Africa
May 28th, 2011
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ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s ruling party on Saturday marked 20 years in power since toppling the regime of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, pledging self-reliance and wiping out widespread poverty. Tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters swarmed Addis Ababa’s main square to listen to Prim...