Liquor, Sushi in Chill Out Lounge

Liquor, Sushi in Chill Out Lounge
January 4, 2011
Lifestyle

Liquid Lounge, located in Kazanchis, opened its doors two weeks ago. It is not only a lounge and bar, but also a restaurant; while it is not exclusive, it is not cheap; and while foreigners hang out there, Ethiopians do too.

Chicken Hut Opens Branches in Addis Ababa

Chicken Hut Opens Branches in Addis Ababa
December 29, 2010
Lifestyle

Despite Chicken Hut, the international chain, opening a branch in Addis Abeba, with plans to open more in its wake to serve the capital fried chicken 15 hours a day, it is not exactly a fast food franchise, writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.

Ethiopian Scientist develops reactor to make fuel from sunlight

Ethiopian Scientist develops reactor to make fuel from sunlight
December 27, 2010
Addis News

A simple reactor that mimics plants by turning sunlight into fuel has been demonstrated in the laboratory, boosting hopes for a large-scale renewable source of liquid fuel.

እናት ኢትዮጵያ – Mother Ethiopia

እናት ኢትዮጵያ – Mother Ethiopia
December 22, 2010
Addis News

እናት ኢትዮጵያ – Mother Ethiopia – A collection of pictures from Ethiopia by Mahlet Mairegu.

Meskel Square to Airport Road Construction to Start in February

Meskel Square to Airport Road Construction to Start in February
December 21, 2010
Addis News

The long awaited construction of the road from Meskel Square to Bole Airport along Africa Avenue is scheduled to start in February 2011, at a projected cost of 60 million dollars.

Haile Gebrselassie For President?

Haile Gebrselassie For President?
December 17, 2010
Addis News

Ethiopia’s fastest marathoner may be leading his country one day.

Heady Helpings at Tabla

Heady Helpings at Tabla
December 13, 2010
Dining

The word spice originated from the Latin word species, meaning a commodity of great value and distinction. The culinary possibilities they add to food are legion, and few countries do it better than India, making another authentic eatery in Addis Abeba from her shores a welcome addition to the city, writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.

Cooking up Storms

Cooking up Storms
December 13, 2010
Dining

It is not every day that one gets to cook one’s own food in a restaurant, but Beijing Chinese Restaurant offers just that, exclusively, in the form of barbeque and the Chinese favourite, hotpot, writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.

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.

Royals Pay 25m Br for Return of Wabi Shebelle

Royals Pay 25m Br for Return of Wabi Shebelle
December 13, 2010
Addis News

The grandchildren of Emperor Haileselassie paid 25 million Br, which they secured from Dashen Bank, required for the return of the Wabi Shebelle Hotel from the Privatisation and Public Enterprises Supervision Agency (PPESA) last week.