On the morning of Sunday January 11 a fire of unknown origin has destroyed part of the most ancient hotel in Ethiopia – the Itegue Taitu Hotel – making away with Jazzamba, the historic ethio-jazz club. For many, the loss is personal
Recent times have undoubtedly seen an increase in the number of concerts and musical shows given out in Addis Abeba. However, the city can still not pride itself in the wealth of recreational activities it offers for its residents. Outdoor musical festivals have typically been lacking. Selam Festival Addis (SFA) hopes to fill a gap in that regard. In its fourth edition this year, the festival stages outdoor concerts involving local and international artists.
Cooperative unions in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region have received five prefabricated warehouses from the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) as part of the WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative (P4P). The region is one of the country’s highest grain producing areas.