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Aksum Coffee House

For the best beans, they go to the mother country of all coffee: Ethiopia. Aksum roasts the beans daily on site, and you can even take a few bags of it home with you.

Aksum is not exclusively Ethiopian, however, even if one of the baristas is from there. You can also order an attaya, sweet Senegalese tea, café touba, Senegalese coffee with jar pepper or amarula coffee, made with espresso and marula cream from South Africa.

Over 300 sex abuse complaints against Belgian Church

The Belgian Roman Catholic Church said yesterday that it had received more than 300 complaints about sexual abuse of minors last year. Three quarters of the 307 dossiers opened were from Flanders, and the majority of complainants were adults who had waited before coming forward after the Church...

30% fewer road deaths on weekend nights

While weekend nighttime road accidents killed 12 people a month on average in 2011, last year that figure dropped to 8.5 per month. Given this sharp decline, weeknights are for the first time potentially more lethal than weekend nights. More road deaths occur in the daytime than at night at...

Mobistar suspends broadband, landline & internet products

Belgian operator Mobistar has said it will suspend its internet, fixed telephony and TV services on the residential market from next week while awaiting more favourable regulation, reports Broadband TV News . Mobistar will, however, ensure the continuity of internet and fixed telephony services for...

Brussels hospital in breakthrough artificial heart trial

France’s Carmat, the designer and developer of the world’s most advanced totally artificial heart project, has announced that Brussels’ Saint-Pierre University Hospital has agreed to participate into the first clinical implantations of Carmat’s bioprosthetic artificial heart, reports the Wall...

Belgian gas operator interested in Dutch stake

Belgian gas pipeline operator Fluxys may seek to buy a stake in Dutch gas operator Gasunie from the Dutch state next year, the chief executive of the Brussels-based firm said, as it aims to become a hub for gas transport across Europe, reports Reuters . The company previously said it might consider...

Deadlock in negotiations as airport runs out of luggage space

Negotiations between unions and management at Brussels Airport over the industrial action by baggage handling company Swissport broke down last night, with no agreement reached. Thierry Vuchelen of the ACLVB/CGSLB union said that after two days’ striking, the new terms offered by the management...

‘Anonymous’ hackers target Belgian cyberspace

Hackers using the name Anonymous Belgium are threatening to carry out an attack on the internet in Belgium on June 15, VTM news reports. An anonymous tweet reported the proposed attack, but the hackers’ specific plans are not known. The tweet protests against the blocking of certain websites by the...

Mali president announces election date on Belgium visit

After months of speculation, Mali’s interim leader yesterday confirmed that the country’s presidential election would take place on July 28. On a visit to Belgium ahead of a donors’ conference for Mali, president Dioncounda Traore also said that neither he nor any member of the transitional...

French journalist causes stir with Brussels hatchet job

An opinion piece called ‘ Bruxelles Pas Belle ’ by Libération European affairs correspondent Jean Quatremer has caused a commotion among Brussels authorities and on social media. Using Baudelaire’s description of Brussels as a “joke capital”, long-term resident Quatremer criticises over two pages...

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