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Russian BTC to Build Bitcoin Mining hub in Ethiopia

Russian BTC to Build Bitcoin Mining hub in Ethiopia

The Russian bitcoin company, BitCluster (BTC), has officially announced plans to establish a Bitcoin mining data center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As reported by Russia Today, BTC has designated January 2024 for the launch of its mining center African headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. The forthcoming Bitcoin mining center, spanning an impressive 30 thousand square meters, is set to commence construction in January. An interesting facet of this initiative is that the center's power supply will be exclusively derived from the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once operational, this mining center is poised to position Ethiopia as one of the…
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Moscow schools began teaching Amharic and Swahili 

Moscow schools began teaching Amharic and Swahili 

Last May, Russia announced that it would start teaching Amharic and Swahili languages in four schools in Moscow from September. Accordingly, from the coming Monday, in September, schools in Moscow will start teaching African languages, the Department of Education and Science of Moscow announced, Sputnik reported. According to the report, the Pedagogy School 1517 teaches Swahili as a second foreign language. Also the school named 1522 teaches the Amharic language. Russia to strengthen the friendship with Africa, one or two lessons a week will be devoted to the teaching of African languages. Russia has also announced that it will begin…
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BRICS commences annual summit in South Africa

BRICS commences annual summit in South Africa

BRICS, which was formed 15 years ago by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is holding its annual summit in Johannesburg. The 15th BRICS leaders’ summit was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Lula da Silva and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Russia is represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and President Putin delivered a speech via the Internet. South Africa, the host of the conference, has invited more than 60 countries and all African leaders have been invited to attend the summit. More than 40 countries of the world, including Ethiopia, have…
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Russia plans to build Lada car factory in Egypt

Russia plans to build Lada car factory in Egypt

The Russian-made Lada car was preferred in Ethiopia and other African countries. Russian Lada cars, which have dominated the market for years, are gradually disappearing from the world and African markets. The company said that it stopped supplying the African markets due to the waning of Russian influence and market competition due to the Cold War. Following Russia's desire to back to African markets, the company returned months ago after looking at favorable conditions in Ethiopia and other African cities. During their visits in Ethiopia, the officials of the company had a discussion with the officials and experts of the…
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PM Abiy Ahmed invited to visits Ukraine

PM Abiy Ahmed invited to visits Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a phone call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the history of bilateral relations. He invited the Prime Minister to visit Ukraine while informing the interlocutor that Ukraine has supplied almost 300 thousand tons of food to Ethiopia under the Black Sea Grain Initiative and another 90 thousand tons of grain under a separate grain From Ukraine initiative. There is no official statement from Ethiopia whether PM Abiy accepted the invitation from Ukraine or not. Russia’s war in Ukraine, which began as a one-week special operation, has lasts more than 500 days. Many African…
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PM Abiy Ahmed spoke with Ukraine President

PM Abiy Ahmed spoke with Ukraine President

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that he had a phone call and discussed with the President of Ukraine Prime Minister Abiy said on his Twitter page, "Today we had a telephone conversation with President Zelensky on bilateral and international common issues, as well as ways to bring peace between Ukraine and Russia." Russia's war in Ukraine, which began as a one-week special operation, has lasts more than 500 days. Many African countries, including Ethiopia, repeatedly abstained from voting at the UN meeting called for Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine and to condemn the war. Russia-Africa leaders summit will…
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Ethiopia to re install the statue of Russian author Alexander Pushkin in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia to re install the statue of Russian author Alexander Pushkin in Addis Ababa

In 2002, Moscow, the capital of Russia, gave a statue of the famous Russian writer Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin to Addis Ababa as a gift. This monument has been installed in Addis Ababa around lafto area and named as "Pushkin square" for many years before took it away by city's administration. A statue of Pushkin has been installed in this square, but the square was demolished to avoid traffic congestion. A statue of Alexander Pushkin has also been placed in the grounds of the Ethiopian Museum. Public Relations Officer of Addis Ababa Roads Authority Mr. Eyasu Solomon told Al-AIN that the…
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Russia and China decides to teach Amharic language to their citizens

Russia and China decides to teach Amharic language to their citizens

Russia and China, which have the world's largest economies and large populations, have announced that, they have decided to give Amharic, the working language of Ethiopia, to their citizens. Russia has announced that it will be offered in four schools in Moscow starting next September. The course will be offered from next September 2023 and will be held twice a week, according to Alexey Maslov, director of the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Moscow State University. Another country that has decided to teach Amharic to its citizens is China, and the course will be one of the 101…
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Assassination attempt on President Vladimir Putin

Assassination attempt on President Vladimir Putin

A drone attack on the Kremlin Palace, home of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been reported by RT. A statement issued by Russia’s foreign minister said that, “last night, the Kiev regime attempted a drone strike against the residence of the President of the Russian Federation at the Kremlin. We consider these actions a premeditated terrorist attack and an assassination attempt targeting the President” The drone attack was aimed at the President of the country, Vladimir Putin, and the President was not present when the attack took place. According to the spokesman of the palace, Dmitry Peskov, the attack was…
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Russian car manufacturing companies to Invest in Ethiopia

Russian car manufacturing companies to Invest in Ethiopia

Russian car manufacturing companies are visiting Ethiopia and expressed their interest in investing in Diredawa. Representatives from Russia's Lada and Gaz Group car manufacturing companies discussed with Mr. Shiferaw Solomon, Deputy of Industrial Parks Development Corporation. The delegates were briefed on the favorable investment situation in the industrial parks, incentives for the sector, and the Dredawa Free Trade Zone. In addition to Dredawa, the executives of the car manufacturing company also toured Bole Lemi and Kilinto Industrial Parks and observed the work and production process. The companies are known for providing different models of vehicles used in the European, South…
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