The First International Short Film Festival in Addis Abeba will take flight tomorrow, June 14, 2010, featuring the frills of the red carpet; famous guests, including supermodel Liya Kebede; 100 films from festivals around the world; and a competition among 25 East African filmmakers, with first prize fetching a flight to France for film training.
The relocation of residents living in the area behind the Sheraton Addis Hotel has been postponed by two weeks amid their complaints of insufficient compensation from the Arada and Kirkos districts.
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No oil, no precious minerals are driving Ethiopia’s economic growth forwards by two digits each year. Hard work, economic reform and investments in its people and infrastructure are showing results to lift one of the world’s poorest nations up to new heights.
Merkato’s unique flavour and experience is changing from one of chaos and competition to one of order and convenience – at least that is what some people seem to be driving at. Girma Feyissa, takes a walk down Merkato’s memory lane to the days of its inception, following the relocation of the old market.