Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa (Amharic: ድሬ ዳዋ?, Oromo: Dirre Dhawaa, lit. "Place of Remedy",Somali: Dir Dhabe, meaning "Limit of the Dir", Arabic: ديري داوا) is one of two chartered cities (astedader akabibi) in Ethiopia (the other being the capital, Addis Ababa). It is divided administratively into two woredas, the city proper and the non-urban woreda of Gurgura.

Dire Dawa lies in the eastern part of the nation, on the Dechatu River, at the foot of a ring of cliffs that has been described as "somewhat like a cluster of tea-leaves in the bottom of a slop-basin." At a latitude and longitude of 9°36′N 41°52′E / 9.600°N 41.867°E / 9.600; 41.867Coordinates: 9°36′N 41°52′E / 9.600°N 41.867°E / 9.600; 41.867, it is the second largest city in Ethiopia.

The city is an industrial centre, home to several markets and the Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport. Haramaya University is 40 kilometers away.

History

Created in 1897 after the establishment of Alfred Ilg's Imperial Railway Company of Ethiopia, Dire Dawaoriginally known by its period French spelling Dire-Daouagrew up at the site of a former village known as Addis Harar (Amharic for "New Harar") upon the line's arrival in 1902. The company (which went bankrupt four years later) was already having financial difficulty and Ilg received permission from Emperor Menelik II not to complete the expensive climb to nearby Harar at its higher elevation. Instead, Addis Harar served as the terminus for the line linking the area with the French port at Djibouti and the potentially confusing name was changed to that of another nearby village, Dire Dawa. Harar's governor Ras Makonnen then linked the two cities with a new road.

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COVID-19: Ethiopia In Line to Receive Vaccines From Covax By End of Month

Tadias 04 Feb 2021
In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... By CBS News ... By NBC News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18 ... By Bloomberg News....
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COVID-19: Ethiopia Cases Reach 91,693

Tadias 16 Oct 2020
In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... By NBC News ... By CBS News ... By NBC News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18 ... By Bloomberg News....
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LATEST UPDATE Coronavirus Pandemic

Tadias 09 Sep 2020
In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... By NBC News ... By CBS News ... By NBC News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18 ... By Bloomberg News....
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LATEST UPDATE: Coronavirus Pandemic

Tadias 28 Jul 2020
In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... By CBS News ... By NBC News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18 ... By Bloomberg News....
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Ethiopia’s COVID-19 Update Affected By Internet Cut

Tadias 02 Jul 2020
(Africa News). Africa News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... By CBS News ... By NBC News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18....
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Ethiopia Coronavirus Cases Reach 5,846

Tadias 25 Jun 2020
In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... By CBS News ... By NBC News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18 ... By Bloomberg News....
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Ethiopia Coronavirus Cases Jump to 1,344

Tadias 28 May 2020
In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... By CBS News ... By NBC News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18 ... By Bloomberg News....
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Ethiopia Coronavirus Cases Surpass 300

Tadias 09 May 2020
In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... By CBS News ... By NBC News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18 ... By Bloomberg News....
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Global Coronavirus Death Toll Hit 200,000

Tadias 26 Apr 2020
In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... By NBC News ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18 ... By Bloomberg News....
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UPDATE: Ethiopia Virus Cases Hit 133

Tadias 20 Apr 2020
In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot COVID-19 ... In Ethiopia, Dire Dawa Emerges as Newest Coronavirus Hot Spot. By Africa News ... All three cases recorded over the last 24-hours were recorded in the chartered city of Dire Dawa with patients between the ages of 11 – 18 ... By Bloomberg News....
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Top news items in Ethiopia's major media outlets

China.dot.org 17 Jun 2019
--The 5.2 billion birr Dire Dawa-Dewele toll road project linking Ethiopia and Djibouti was inaugurated on Sunday ... The discussion focused on current situations, it was learned.(Ethiopian News Agency/ENA) Enditem....

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