The five-star Sheraton Addis Hotel, known for hosting high-level events, usually reserves its biggest ballroom, named after Ethiopia’s rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, for big gatherings. The ballroom has a capacity of accommodating more than 1,000 people on occasions such as cocktail receptions. The organizers of Girma Yifrashewa’s piano concert, held on 16 June 2016, have therefore picked no other venue than this spacious ballroom.
Zecharias Zelalem, Special to Addis Standard
An eternal slogan unapologetically shouted out loud with defiance and determination at rallies as much as it is mumbled at quiet prayers under one’s breath is a term Ethiopia Lezelalem Tinur, loosely translated as “long live Ethiopia.” It is
Addis Abeba Nov. 21/2016 – A project to build a mega fertilizer production facility has been launched by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and King Mohammed VI of Morocco on November 19. An agreement for the building of the plant was signed by Morocco’s state-owned phosphate mining company OCP-SA and the Ethiopian Ministry of Public Enterprises at King Mohammed VI visit. OCP-SA will invest 2.3 billion USD between the years of 2017 and 2022 to for the building of the plant in Dire Dawa.