Lifestyle

Happiness in Bottles

Happiness in Bottles
December 13, 2010
Lifestyle

As a service to customers, whose entertainment is cited as a foremost reason for its implementation, an increasing number of bars in the capital are offering happy hour, a designated period during which the prices of some drinks are substantially reduced to encourage consumption, and play, writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.

Ethiopia’s Oromo people celebrate once-banned festival

Ethiopia’s Oromo people celebrate once-banned festival
October 24, 2010
Lifestyle

Cheered by the throng, Oromo dignitaries in traditional headdresses, lion skins and brightly-coloured velvet made their way to the edge of Lake Hora for an annual thanksgiving.

Local Designs Draw Fashionistas to Platform

Local Designs Draw Fashionistas to Platform
September 28, 2010
Lifestyle

Ethiopia’s First International Fashion Week was successfully hosted in Addis Abeba last week to unite big industry players from across Africa in a bid to bring about sustainable development through fashion, writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.

Changing fear into dreams

Changing fear into dreams
September 2, 2010
Lifestyle

At age 7 Maheder Kebede lost her father and was raised by mom. Thinking about the future of the street kids that she walked by on her way to school made her relise that she might one day loose her mom too and become one of them. At age 9 she was able to change that fear into a dream. She decided to help less fortunate kids.

Besso Comes to Town

Besso Comes to Town
August 29, 2010
Lifestyle

At a busy taxi stop, one man has gotten creative with an immobile minibus; serving Besso, the traditional ground barley shake to peckish people in transit, looking for a quick and filling drink in-between taxis, writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS

Taking Control

Taking Control
August 10, 2010
Lifestyle

On the morning of July 31, 2010, Haile Gebreselassie, attended the hand over ceremony of 120 deluxe villa houses by Sunshine Real Estate, sister company of Sunshine Construction, at Meriluke Residential Village.

Raw nerves calmed by raw pleasure

Raw nerves calmed by raw pleasure
July 12, 2010
Lifestyle

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — I was high in the Mercato when Solomon, our driver, suggested we eat kitfo. My girlfriend …More Here