The followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church lit a big bone fire (Demera) in commemoration of the Finding of the True Cross by Empress Eleni yesterday at the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa.
The construction of the Addis Ababa-Adama Expressway would open a new chapter in the history of the country.
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu becomes the first African entrepreneur to be invited in this yearly event. She will join with other top attendees like US First Lady Michelle Obama, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, former Heads of State, CEOs, philanthropists, leaders of NGOs, academicians and prominent members of the media.
The Addis Ababa City Administration’s, Yeka Sub City, has demolished 57 residential houses that are “illegally” constructed after and during the 2005 national election. The tenants who left their houses last Monday told Capital that some of the tenants have started to live in temporary plastic houses around the demolished area.
Prince Aklile Berhan Mekonnen entered a deal with PPEPSA to renovate one of the oldest hotels in Ethiopia with an investment of 512 million dollar to upgrade it to a five star hotel. The investor will own 80 percent of the shares, while the rest will be government-owned.
The Federal High Court heard seven defence witnesses in the Askallukan Trading Plc criminal suit, involving Menna Terefe, the first defendant and general manager of the company, and three others, before adjourning the case for verdict pronouncing to October 19, 2010.
The third annual Art of Ethiopia exhibition at the Sheraton Addis opened on Saturday, August 21, 2010, with 40 established and aspiring artists displaying 400 artworks, writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.
For the last few months, Internet connectitiy has been very poor. The fixed line broadband and CDMA users have both been having trouble getting the bandwidth they paid for, causing many owners of Internet Cafés a loss of revenue, writes HAILU TEKLEHAIMANOT and ADERAJEW ASFAW, FORTUNE STAFF WRITERS.
August 22, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian government said today that it will invest billions of dollars over the coming five years to enhance the road sector development program of the country.
Atekilt Terra, the biggest fruit and vegetable market in Addis Abeba, has two companies, Arada Vegetable Association and Bis Fruit & Vegetable Agro Industry SC, scrambling to be the first involved in its redevelopment.