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.
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.
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.
The singing of traditional songs, making jocular rhymes, and, especially, dancing epitomises a good night out, and they are all to be found at Duka, an azmari bet in Kasanchis, writes MIREILLE DE VILLIERS, SPECIAL TO FORTUNE.
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