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Features On the Cover Africa’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner rests on the tarmac in Addis Ababa. The inaugural celebrations included a low-level flight around Mount Kilimanjaro.

For Love of the Game

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The passion of pickup football, wherever it may be found.

Africa's Footballing Prize

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Anticipating the 29th African Cup of Nations.

The Birth of the Dreamliner

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Inside Boeing's 787 factory.

Inside Pfalzgrafenstein, a boat-shaped castle built during medieval times to collect tolls from passing ships.

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The Call of the Rhine

A trip down Germany's historic, majestic river.

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6 news Ethiopian’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes flight, plus new services to Kuala Lumpur.

Panorama 11 around addis Where to shop for the capital's best Ethiopian cotton products. 14 commerce + capital Rome's Colosseum gets a facelift and Tanzania gets a chocolate factory.

58 24 hours Rome: It may not have been built in a day, but can it be experienced in one? 60 faces Author Uzodinma Iweala comfortably crosses two countries and two careers. 62 destination The mountain and beach vistas of Douala. 64 the arts An intimate look at the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbaguiste.

18 events + excursions A collection of fanciful festivals, from Ouagadougou to Hong Kong.

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22 style + substance A house measuring one square meter and a sneaker collective in Sierra Leone.

Spotlight 53 Travel tools Freitag’s recycled products for any weather, anywhere. 54 wordsmith A guide to great writing from Africa. selamtamagazine.com

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56 cuisine The growth of Toronto’s mixology culture.

16 diplomacy + development Boosts for Uganda’s entrepreneurs and India’s street children.

20 Hotels + Hotspots A luxurious elephant camp in Botswana, plus a Chinese hotel overlooking a national park.

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55 take 5 Five Bangkok restaurants to dine for.

duty-free catalog Arguably the best African shopping in the sky — a selection of must-have items at duty-free prices.

67 travel tips In-flight exercises to keep you limber, helpful pointers for travel to Ethiopia, and a quick introduction to Amharic. 70 fleet 72 route maps 76 Sales agents and offices

Entertainment 81 movies, tv, audio 91 puzzles 96 Vintage A glimpse into the past.

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Welcome Aboard Tewolde GebreMariam

Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines

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n behalf of everyone at Ethiopian, I am pleased to welcome you on our flight today and thank you for choosing to fly with Ethiopian Airlines. It is indeed a proud and exciting moment at Ethiopian Airlines, as our continued effort to enhance our valued customers’ comfort and convenience reached a new height with the introduction of Africa’s first Boeing 787. Our first Dreamliner has successfully completed its dream tour to almost all online stations in our network. Our passengers and stakeholders at every station cheerfully saluted the new Boeing 787 and colorfully celebrated the milestone. I take this opportunity to thank our customers, airport authorities, the media, travel agents and other stakeholders for their unreserved support during the dream tour. We are already operating four Boeing 787s in our service to Washington, D.C., and other African, Middle Eastern, Asian and European destinations. We greatly value the encouraging feedback we received from our passengers who had the opportunity to experience the onboard services of the Dreamliner with unparalleled levels of comfort. This will give us further impetus to move forward in our effort to give our customers a smoother travel experience. While we are operating one of the continent's youngest fleets, with an average fleet age of 7-1/2 years, our fleet modernization project is making it even younger. Six new airplanes joined our fleet during the month of October alone. This will make a huge difference in terms of our environmental performance as a company. We have also introduced product enhancements on our regional and domestic flights. Based on your valued feedback, and working with aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, we received the first of our five exclusively reconfigured Q-400 airplanes in September. The new Q-400s have a full-fledged business-class service, providing our premium passengers connecting in Addis with a seamless travel experience. As the fastest growing airline in Africa, we are continuing to expand our network by launching new services to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and increasing flight frequencies on many routes like Abidjan, Milan, Bangkok, Hong Kong, etc. On our ground services, we are in the final stage of opening a new, much larger Cloud-nine lounge at our main hub, Addis Ababa airport. We look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our flights soon. Have a pleasant flight!

ኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ለመብረር እንኳን ደህና መጣችሁ የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድን የበረራ ምርጫችሁ ስላደረጋችሁ በጠቅላላው የአየር መንገዱ ሠራተኞች ስም ልባዊ ምስጋና እያቀረብኩ ከእኛ ጋር ለመብረር እንኳን ደህና መጣችሁ እላለሁ። ቦይንግ 787 ድሪምላይነር አውሮኘላን ከመምጣቱ ጋር ተያይዞ የክቡራን ደንበኞቻችን ምቾትና የበረራ ተስማሚነት በመጨመሩ፤ ለኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ታላቅ የደስታ ወቅት ነው። አዲሱ ድሪምላይነር አውሮኘላናችን በመጀመሪያው የበረራ ፕሮግራሙ አብዛኛዎቹን መዳረሻዎቻችንን በሚገባ የሸፈነ ሲሆን በረራ ባደረገባቸዉ ጣቢያዎቻችን በሙሉ የላቀና የደመቀ አቀባበል ተደርጎለታል:: በዚህ አጋጣሚ ደንበኞቻችንን፤ የኤፖርት ባለስልጣናትን ፤ የዜና አዉታሮችን ፤ የጉዞ ወኪሎችንና ሌሎችንም ባለድርሻ አካላት “ድሪም ቱር” የተሰኘው የቦይንግ 787 አውሮፕላን ጉዞ በስኬት እንዲጠናቀቅ ላበረከቱት ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽኦ ከልብ ላመሰግን እወዳለሁ። ባሁኑ ወቅት አራት ቦይንግ 787 ድሪምላይነር አውሮኘላኖችን በመረከብ ወደ ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ፤ አፍሪካ፤ መካከለኛው ምስራቅ፤ እስያና አውሮፓ ሀገራት የበረራ አገልሎት እየሰጠን እንገኛለን። በአዲሱ አውሮኘላን በመብረር ምቾቱንና ዘመናዊነቱን ያጣጣሙ መንገደኞቻን ለሰጡን ገንቢ አስተያየት ከልብ እናመሰግናለን። ይህም በያዝነው ጥረት ወደፊት እንድንገፋበትና ለደንበኞቻችን ጥራቱ የተጠበቀ የአየር ትራንስፖርት አገልግሎት እንድንሰጥ ያበረታታናል። ባሁኑ ወቅት ያሉን አውሮኘላኖች በአማካይ ሰባት ዓመት ተኩል እድሜ ያላቸው ዘመናዊ አውሮኘላኖች ናቸው። ከዚህም በተጨማሪ በጀመርነው አዳዲስ አውሮኘላኖችን የማስገባት እቅድ በአውሮፓውያን ቀመር ኦክቶበር ወር ውስጥ ብቻ ስድስት አውሮኘላኖችን አስገብተናል። ይህም እንቅስቃሴ እንደድርጅት ለአካባቢያችን ደህንነት ተዋፅኦ ለምናደርገው ጥረት ከፍተኛ አቅም የሚፈጥር ነው። በሀገር ውስጥና በተጎራባችም ሀገራት በረራዎቻችን ላይ ማሻሻያዎች አድርገናል። እናንተ ደንበኞቻችንን በሰጣችሁን አስተያየቶች መሰረት ቦምባዲየር ከተባለ የአውሮፕላን አምራች ከሆነ ኩባንያ ጋር በጋራ በመስራት በተሻሻለ ሁኔታ የተመረቱ አምስት Q400 የአውሮፕላኖችን ገዝተናል። ከነዚህም አውሮፕላኖች አንዱ እ.ኤ.አ በመስከረም 28 ቀን 2012 ዓ.ም አዲስ አበባ ገብቷል። አዳዲሶቹ Q400 አውሮፕላኖች የተሟላ የቢዝነስ ክላስ አገልሎት የሚሰጡ በመሆኑ በረጅም ርቀት በረራ አዲስ አበባ መጥተው ጉዞአቸዉን ወደ ሀገር ዉስጥና ተጎራባች ሀገሮች ለሚቀጥሉ መንገደኞች ምቹ የሆነ አገልሎት መስጠት ያስችላሉ። አየር መንገዱ በአፍሪካ ዉስጥ በፈጣን እድገት ላይ የሚገኝ እንደመሆኑ መጠን የበረራ አድማሳችንን በማስፋት በቅርቡ ወደ ማሌዥያ ኩዋላላምፑር አዲስ በረራ የጀመረ ከመሆኑም በተጨማሪ በአቢጃን፣ ሚላን፣ ባንኮክ እንዲሁም ሆንግ ኮንግ እና ሌሎችም መስመሮቻችን ላይ ተጨማሪ በረራዎች ተደርገዋል ። በቅርቡ አዲስ በመጠኑ ትልቅ የሆነና የተሻሻለ የክላውድ ናይን ላውንጅ በአዲስ አበባ ቦሌ አለም አቀፍ ኤርፖርት ውስጥ በመክፈት ለደንበኞቻችን ደረጃውን የጠበቀ አገልሎት ለመስጠት በዝግጅት ላይ ነን። የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድን አገልግሎት ምርጫችሁ ስላደረጋችሁ እያመሰገንኩ በሌላ ተመሳሳይ በረራችን ላይ እንደምንገናኝ ተስፋ አደጋለሁ። መልካም በረራ!

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam (above) speaks to a reporter aboard the airline’s first Boeing 787, named “Africa First” (left).

Ethiopian Airlines Vice President of Flight Operations Desta Zeru (above) piloted the airline’s first Dreamliner flight, from Washington, D.C., to Addis Ababa.

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The first airline outside of Japan to take delivery of the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Ethiopian Airlines brought the plane home to Africa on August 17, 2012. This newest aircraft is appropriately named “Africa First.” “This day is very important for Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopia as a country and Africa as a continent,” Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam explained in an interview during the plane’s maiden flight. “This is our testimony that we are succeeding on a global stage, competing with the best of the best. And it’s time for Africa.” The 787’s composite body construction features significantly higher fuel efficiency, as well as a quieter cabin, larger windows and a lower “cabin altitude” — all of which contribute to a more comfortable passenger experience over long flights. The plane is the first of 10 ordered for Ethiopian’s fleet. The Dreamliner’s initial journey for Ethiopian crossed 10 time zones, beginning by flying over Washington State’s Mount Rainier, touching down in Washington, D.C., and finally landing in Addis Ababa. The next day, the plane flew an invited group of guests for a series of close-up passes over Kilimanjaro, with passengers filling the 787’s large windows with cameras and smart phones to record the scene. “It was wonderful, particularly Kilimanjaro,” said Ambachew Abraha, a passenger on the commemorative flight. “It was the first time I’ve seen it from the top and at a very close range. I’ve flown many different types of airplanes during my 42 years of flying, but this one is marvelous. It’s unbelievable.”

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Welcoming the Garden City of Lights: Kuala Lumpur Ethiopian Airlines, the fastestgrowing airline in Africa, commenced scheduled thrice-weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 31, 2012, via Bangkok. Kuala Lumpur, the undisputed hub of Malaysia, is dubbed the Garden City of Lights. It is renowned for its numerous tourist attractions, including the Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur Tower, the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve and historic Malacca. Kuala Lumpur is also the economic and financial heart of Malaysia, one of the most dynamic economies in Southeast Asia. “Ethiopian is pleased to be the first East African carrier to fly to Kuala Lumpur,” said Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, “connecting Africa to the Asia region and in turn strengthening the tourism and trade ties between the peoples of Africa and Asia.” As part of its launch package, Ethiopian has implemented a promotional fare on its Addis Ababa-Kuala Lumpur route. Kuala Lumpur is Ethiopian’s 70th international destination and 18th in the Middle East and Asia.

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noteworthy

› Ethiopian is proud to be a member of the Star Alliance — the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,555 daily flights to 1,396 airports in 193 countries.

› True to its motto of “leading the way past, present and future,” Ethiopian Airlines reached yet another milestone for the African aviation industry when it received its first B777 Freighter aircraft in September. Ethiopian, the largest cargo carrier in Africa, is the continent’s first to operate this ultramodern freighter.

› With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, Ethiopian Airlines is well positioned to aggressively pursue implementation of its 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.

› Ethiopian Aviation Academy (certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency and the European Aviation Safety Agency) recently graduated 12 pilots, 125 aviation maintenance technicians and 60 cabin crew, adding 197 professionals to the airline’s fastgrowing workforce.

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Environmental Care Ethiopian takes seriously the challenge of global warming that mankind is facing in this century. This global threat has emerged from different man-made causes, including the emission of carbon dioxide and used chemicals, deforestation, burning fossil fuels and so on. Ethiopian uses different chemicals for cleaning and plating aircraft and engine parts. These used chemicals have toxic contaminants that need to be detoxified before disposal into the environment. So, since 1994, Ethiopian has been treating waste chemicals before disposing of them, in order to prevent substantial hazards to human health and the environment. In automated form, these used chemicals are differentiated and then deposited into one of six waste-chemical collection stations. Those chemicals containing cyanide, for example, go through a two-stage treatment to ensure complete cyanide detoxification. Water used in the treatment process is then transferred to neutralization tanks to adjust the pH. Finally, the water passes through a deionizer to get highly purified water that only then enters the sewage system. In short, Ethiopian Airlines is doing all it can to ensure a cleaner environment.

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Contributors Volume 29 | Number 5

Doerthe Hagenguth is a German international freelance photographer. While studying economy and geography, she worked as a coach in a children’s circus, as a travel guide and as a flight attendant. After studying photojournalism at MAZ, the Swiss School of Journalism in Lucerne, she worked for several months as a photojournalist for Nicaragua’s national newspaper La Prensa. She currently works for all major magazines in Germany. See “The Call of the Rhine” on p. 24. Rooted in: Hamburg, Germany Most unusual overnight stay while traveling: A night in a valley of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains. “It was really hard to sleep because I had never seen such a beautiful starry sky. I wished I could sleep with open eyes.” Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed is a Nigerian-Kittitian blogger who writes about African literature and book culture. She started the website bookshybooks.blogspot.com in 2011 to celebrate, recognize and promote contemporary and classic African literature. When she’s not blogging, she’s working toward a Ph.D. in urban and development studies. Read her overview of the Caine Prize for African Writing on p. 54. Rooted in: London Most unusual overnight stay while traveling: Cappadocia, Turkey, in a cave converted into a hotel with views of fairy chimneys surrounding the village.

Selamta — meaning “Greetings” in Amharic — is published bimonthly on behalf of Ethiopian Airlines by JourneyGroup+C62, LLC. JourneyGroup+C62, LLC 418 Fourth Street, NE TK Building Charlottesville, VA 22902 Office #102 U.S.A. Bole Road +001 434 961 2500 (phone) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia +001 434 961 2507 (fax) +251 116 180365 (phone) EXECUTIVE GROUP Managing Director Executive Editor Creative Director Marketing Director

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Elliot Ross is a Scottish freelance writer who writes about literature, culture, politics and sports. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Guernica, Foreign Policy and the late Nigerian paper 234Next. He blogs regularly for the well-known African affairs website Africa is a Country. See his story, “Africa’s Footballing Prize,” on p. 38. Rooted in: Brooklyn, N.Y., and Oban, Scotland Most unusual overnight stay while traveling: A theological seminary in noman's land between Zambia and Malawi, where the German priests made their own salami on-site. Bill Sundstrom has traveled the globe in pursuit of stories, visiting some 70 countries along the way. Whether talking to a villager high in the Andes or a banker in London, he gets at the heart of the story and brings distant places and people to life. Read about his trip along Germany’s famed river in “The Call of the Rhine,” p. 24. Rooted in: Kandern, Germany Most unusual overnight stay while traveling: A hammock strung between two pillars of a bombed-out church in Perqun, El Salvador — headquarters of the FMLN guerrilla forces.

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As the continent’s premier carrier and a member of the prestigious Star Alliance, Ethiopian Airlines brings Africa to the world and the world to Africa. Selamta does the same, celebrating the adventure of travel, the vitality of Africa’s role in global business affairs, and the richness of culture across all of Ethiopian Airline’s many, varied destinations. This complimentary copy is yours to keep. While every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publisher and Ethiopian Airlines assume no liability for error or omissions in this publication. All advertisements are taken in good faith, and the opinions and views contained herein are not necessarily those of the publisher. All copyrights and trademarks are recognized. No part of this publication or any part of the contents thereof may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form without written permission by the publisher. An exemption is hereby granted for extracts used for the purpose of fair review. © 2012.

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Gwendolyn Oxenham is the author of Finding the Game, a sports and travel memoir about her experience searching for pickup football around the world, playing with anyone from 70-year-olds in Brazil to women who play while wearing hijab in Iran. Her adventure also became the basis for the documentary Pelada. See “For Love of the Game” on p. 34. Rooted in: Dana Point, Calif. (USA) Most unusual overnight stay while traveling: While researching pickup football: “In Szentbekkalla, Hungary, we slept in a loft used for drying lavender and almonds, the nuts spread out along the wood near our heads. In Yazd, Iran, we slept in a centuries-old palace with arched doorways, mosaic tilings and a stunning garden courtyard.”


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panorama around addis 11 | commerce + capital 14 |

dIplomacy + development 16 | events + excursions 18 | hotels + hotspots 20 | style + substance 22

Around Addis From the thin layers of the gauze-like shemma shawls to the thick insulation of gabbi blankets, handwoven cotton is truly the fabric of traditional Ethiopian life. Today, visitors to Addis Ababa have a range of options when it comes to shopping for Ethiopian cotton products. Here are some of our top picks. 

Yefikir design

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efikir Design is the outpost of Fikirte Addis, an award-winning young fashion designer who creates modern interpretations of various traditional Ethiopian dress styles. Fikirte designs custom evening wear and bridal gowns, as well as a line of avant-garde apparel. 

Phone: +251-11-8601052 

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Around Addis

shemma design

Located near Bole Medanealem Church, Shemma Design is known for its wide selection of brightly colored scarves and shawls made from hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural dye.  Phone: +251-91-7803423

abba’s

Abba’s Clothes and Home Effects, located in the Summit area, is the shop and atelier of architect and designer Bethlehem Makonnen. Primarily featuring cotton women’s apparel with a contemporary twist, Abba’s also makes clothing for men and children, with designs ranging from casual to formal. The shop offers a custom design service in addition to ready-made products, and a line of home accessories is also in the works. Phone: +251-91-1213933

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Shiro Meda Market

On Entoto Road in Gulele, the Shiro Meda is home to Addis Ababa’s largest market dedicated to traditional textiles. Housing dozens of small shops, the market and its merchants sell both cloth and the traditional dress styles of many of Ethiopia’s various ethnic groups. Visitors should be prepared to explore and bargain.

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sabahar

Behind Salem Nursing College in Mekanisa, Sabahar produces handwoven scarves and home goods, including pillows, table runners, placemats and napkins. Using a unique blend of organic cotton and Ethiopian silk, Sabahar’s products are distributed in more than 10 different countries.  Phone: +251-11-3215112


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Commerce + Capital

facelift for the famous

An ipad for africa

When the Apple iPad launched in 2010, Nigerian Saheed Adepoju had just lost his job. He took his newfound freedom — along with the iPad’s inspiration, plus money borrowed from family and friends — and created the Inye, a tablet computer designed with the African market in mind. The price is particularly appealing: US$350 compared to the iPad’s starting price of US$499. The 8-inch Inye — part laptop, part mobile phone — runs on the Google Android operating system. 14

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tanzania and the chocolate factory

East Africa will soon be home to its very first chocolate factory. Nuechatel, a Swiss chocolatier that creates bars as well as fruitdipped-in-chocolate combinations, confirmed plans to open in the Export Processing Zone of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzanians can celebrate not only discounted chocolate and special deals for locals, but also new job opportunities.

making tvs smarter

A wildly successful Kickstarter campaign launched Dubai-based startup Infinitec into production for its Pocket TV, a handheld microcomputer that turns any TV into a smart TV (think of it as a mega-sized tablet). Their original goal was US$100,000, but by the time fundraising ended, they had raised more than US$501,000. Backers on Kickstarter (an online funding platform) will all receive Pocket TVs this fall. selamta.co/pockettv

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Because Italy prefers to have only one famous leaning landmark, crews will work for the next two and a half years to clean and restore cracks on Rome’s 2,000-yearold Colosseum, as well as monitor the slant on the structure’s south side. A new visitor center will also be added — all at a cost of US$31 million (£20 million) to luxury shoemaker Tod’s, which stepped up to foot the bill. The famous amphitheater will remain open during repairs.


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banking for a boost

The Children’s Development Khazana of India is not your normal bank. Clientele span the ages of 9 to 17 and most do not have homes. This unique bank, run by and for India’s street children, sets up branches in shelters where meals, sleeping mats and schooling are also provided. The children serve as bank managers and are responsible for collecting money and keeping the books. At the end of each day, a staff member deposits the money in a national bank, where it is safe. Children earn both interest and a chance out of poverty.

farming reality

Launching Uganda’s entrepreneurs Kampala’s entrepreneurs can now find workspace — and community — at Mara Launchpad, an office center providing affordable space for small and growing businesses. With a central location plus access to wifi and a conference room, Mara Launchpad offers members a chance to host potential clients in a professional setting or to simply spend a few hours getting work done, distraction-free. Better yet, they can mix, mingle and learn from each other as they share a common space. Learn more at selamta.co/mara. 16

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treating tuberculosis

With more than 1 million people dying from tuberculosis each year, the disease poses no small threat in developing countries. Treatment can be complicated, sometimes involving daily drugs for six months or, for more resistant strains, up to two years of therapy. Recent studies, however, reveal a promising new therapy. Early trials at Stellenbosch University in South Africa report that a combination of three drugs in one study killed more than 99 percent of the bacteria after two weeks. It appeared to work on the drug resistant strain too. Researchers are in the process of further testing.

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A new reality show is leaving a mark in rural Kenya. “Shamba Shape-Up” takes the best of reality TV and combines it with vital agricultural information (shamba means “small farm” in Swahili). ¶ The first series, broadcast in English and Swahili, garnered an audience of 4 million. Viewers are entertained by celebrity hosts Naomi Kamau and Tonny Njuguna while experts discuss agricultural issues like solar energy, soil fertility, financing and disease prevention. These experts then provide real-life solutions for the Kenyan farmers featured in the program — solutions from which everyone can learn.


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Events + Excursions

january 2013

camel festival

Bikaner, India

At the Bikaner Camel Festival, you’ll see the four-legged ships of the desert like you’ve never seen them before. In addition to experiencing festive races, colorful parades and local music, you’ll find elaborately decorated camels, some with intricate “tattoos” (shaved-hair designs) that are years in the making. You may even catch some camels dancing. For more about the festival, visit selamta.co/camelfestival.

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Pan-African film festival of ouagadougou

ouagadougou, burkina faso

The Paris Opera Ballet, Yo-Yo Ma and the Bolshoi Theater have all been past performers at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Taking place at more than a dozen venues in the city, the annual festival brings music, theater, dance and more to audiences of more than 150,000. This year you can look forward to greats like jazz singer Yasmin Levy, the American Ballet and the China National Peking Opera Company, among many, many more.

Burkina Faso’s capital city is already hip and lively, but Ouagadougou will become even more so on February 23, as film connoisseurs come from all over Africa and the world to attend the annual Pan-African Film Festival. This year’s theme is “African Cinema & Public Policy in Africa.” Participants view films and take part in master classes, roundtables and symposiums.

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Hotels + Hot Spots

If it wasn’t enough to visit a national park near a river attracting scores of wild animals, now you can see all that before leaving the cozy comfort of your luxury tent. Yes, a tent. The raised-platform tented residences at Botswana’s Savute Elephant Camp have newly installed sliding glass doors. Add those to the private bathrooms, oversized beds, air conditioning and private viewing decks, and you’ve got an experience to remember in an environment you will never forget. Visit selamta.co/savute for more information.

HANGZHOU, CHINA: XIXUAN SPA HOTEL

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rome, italy: hotel exedra You can’t get much closer to Michelangelo than a stay in the Boscolo Hotel Exedra (unless, of course, you were able to stay in the Sistine Chapel). Built over the remains of third-century baths near Basilica Santa Maria deli Angeli (which the artist designed), the hotel is situated on the Piazza della Repubblica and offers a different view of the city from each room. Because the hotel also boasts central Rome’s first rooftop pool, it’s the perfect spot for taking a swim, taking a drink and then taking in the city. To get started, visit selamta.co/exedra.

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Nairobi, Kenya: Sankara

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origami art

Town of Runners

Streets in Hong Kong became a little more colorful after a summer visit from French paper artist Mademoiselle Maurice. The artist brought her style of urban origami to the city, installing designs on bricks, concrete and weathered cinderblocks.

Bekoji, Ethiopia, is well-known for producing top-notch distance runners — including Tirunesh Dibaba, who defended her 10,000-meter title with a third career gold in London. In the documentary Town of Runners, award-winning filmmaker Jerry Rothwell keeps pace with young Haawii and Alemi as they train and dream of someday representing their country in the Olympics. You can support training programs in Bekoji by ordering a DVD at selamta.co/townofrunners.


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The Call of the

Rhine A t r i p d ow n G e r m a n y ’ s h i sto r i c , m a j e st i c r i v e r . by Bill Sundstrom

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It’s been said that long ago, a beautiful maiden sat atop the Loreley cliffs overlooking the Rhine River. Her blue eyes gazed down at the fishermen and mariners sailing by, and her long blond hair blew in the wind as she called to the men below. They looked up, transfixed. But in so doing, they took their eyes off the treacherous river, and their boats were dashed to pieces on the rocks below.

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“You come to a gasthaus as a guest, and you leave as a friend.”

So strong is the call of the Rhine that in So goes the legend of the Loreley. Today, no 2002, UNESCO designated the Upper Middle maiden sits up there; instead, the Rhine itself Rhine Valley (67 kilometers long) a World calls out, beckoning wanderers. Father Rhine, as Heritage Site. Running from Rüdisheim to the river is sometimes called, starts in the Swiss Koblenz and twisting around the 125-meterAlps and flows 1,233 kilometers (766 miles) high Loreley cliff, this part of the Rhine is the north to the North Sea, passing cliff and castle, loveliest and most romantic part of the river. farm and factory. Some 68,000 ships a year pass One good way to explore the Middle Rhine the Loreley cliffs, making this one of the most Valley is via boat. You can board a boat in heavily traveled rivers in the world. Rüdisheim — less than an hour by car from The Rhine has flowed through European Frankfurt — and journey downriver, stopping history for more than 2,000 years. At first it ~ H e R r J ost ~ at fairy-tale hamlets and feasting on local fare. marked the northern boundary of the Roman Several boat companies offer cruises, and Empire. Then, during the 12th and 13th centuan inexpensive ticket allows you to get on and ries, powerful lords built fortresses and castles off whenever the mood strikes. (See “Ways to to crown the cliffs. Some of these lords found they could get rich by illegally taxing the river traffic, and they Explore the Rhine” on p. 33 for other cruise options.) And the mood can strike often. The Middle Rhine has one became known as “robber barons.” In the 1800s, the Romantic artists discovered the wild beauty of the densest concentrations of castles in Germany — some 40 of the Middle Rhine gorge, and before long, a million people a in all, with one every 1.5 kilometers or so. Most are picturesque ruins, destroyed when gunpowder and cannon put an end to year were visiting.

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KD fleet. Captain Gräf has been sailing the river for more than 40 years. Even during school Chef Andreas Stüber holidays as a boy, he would try to catch rides on prepares salmon at freighters passing by. his restaurant “Every river has its ways,” he says. “It can be in Bacharach (above). foggy or windy, high water or low water. When The name of the the water is high, the curves feel different.” town comes from Captain Gräf especially likes the quietness Bacchus, the god of wine responsible for of the early morning, when the rising sun the town’s vineyards dances off the water. But on this particular day (opposite page). the river feels flighty. Clouds scud by, threatening rain, and then melt into a blue sky. A small ruined castle perches on a hill amid the patchwork quilt of vineyards — now in shadow, now in sun. A bit farther downriver, Burg Reichenstein stands guard high atop the western cliff, as it has done since the 11th century. In tune with the river The Rhine shapes the lives of those who live and work along its Today, guests can tour the castle and even spend a night inside, banks, calling them in ways the visitor seldom sees. “The river is as the former robber-baron stronghold has been turned into an moody,” says Captain Peter Gräf, skipper of the MS Asbach of the elegant hotel. the castle age. But not all. The Marksburg in Boppard retains its original splendor, and others have been restored. The mighty Burg Stahleck has been converted into a hostel. Graceful churches also adorn every village — the foundations of the earliest go back to the fifth century. Popular tourist destinations along the Middle Rhine include the towns of Bacharach, known for wine since the days of the Romans, and St. Goar, with its mighty fortress/castle dominating the skyline. It’s even possible to do both in a short trip, as I did recently with my wife — spending a night in Bacharach and exploring the castle the next day.

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“The [Rhine] is moody. Every river has its ways.”

German village or town: Simpler than a hotel, Exploring the river’s banks nicer than a hostel, it features a hearty breakThe Asbach soon pulls up at the docks of medifast and a homey atmosphere. eval Bacharach. Half-timbered houses crowding As Herr Jost puts it, “You come to a gasthaus narrow streets take you back in time, such that as a guest, and you leave as a friend.” you almost expect a minstrel to come strolling In addition to the gasthaus, Herr Jost and around the corner. his family have owned vineyards in Bacharach Bacharach was once much larger than its for 350 years. The area is particularly well-suited current population of about 2,000. Back in the for wine production, he explains. South-facing 1300s, the town served as a thriving commercial ~ P eter G r äf ~ Captain slopes soak up the sun while slate in the ground hub. Wine and grain came downriver in small holds warmth long into the night. Steep hillboats able to navigate the rocky rapids above sides give every grape maximum sun. The town and then were transferred onto bigger grapes must be harvested by hand and, in Herr boats at Bacharach. Jost’s vineyard, tourists are welcome to help But with the invention of gunpowder and with the harvest. dynamite, the rapids were cleared and river Down closer to the river, Andreas Stüber, 46, is a sixthcommerce was no longer focused on the town. Now, Bacharach generation chef whose family opened the Rhein Hotel in 1874. enjoys a peaceful existence amid vineyards and visitors. Up the hill and through the gate in the ancient town wall “The river has a rhythm,” he explains. “People come for two or stands the Gasthaus zur Traube, an inn owned by Hans-Jürgen three weeks and just sit and watch it go by.” A hot summer day will find Chef Stüber himself jumping in Jost, 62, and his family. A gasthaus is a central feature of every

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5:30 a.m. Birds chirp in the firs outside and a the water during the afternoon break, swimbrook chuckles below — an idyllic retreat. ming downstream awhile, and then heading Mika Takahashi, a Today’s goal is to explore the castle ruins back to work refreshed and ready for the evetourist from Tokyo, in St. Goar, but along the way a little island ning crowd. arrives in Oberwesel, castle calls us over. It’s Pfalzgrafenstein, a boatThe Rhine hasn’t always been so clean. In the where a band plays shaped building built in medieval times to 1970s pollution increased so much that the salmmusic on the river’s collect tolls from passing ships. So we disemon, trout and eels disappeared, and the commerbank (above, right). bark at the village of Kaub to take a small ferry cial fisherman disappeared as well. But the ’90s Captain Peter Gräf to Pfalz Island. Stepping off the boat, we smell brought much-needed environmental controls. (above, left) has bratwurst in the breeze and hear a brass band As Chef Stüber lays out an artistic sauerknown the river tuning up. braten (meat marinated in vinegar and spices, since childhood. Today, it turns out, is an annual festival, then roasted) of wild boar with pretzel-dough where the road on both sides of the Rhine is dumplings, a cool breeze ruffles the flowers closed from Rüdisheim to Koblenz and is devoton the slate tabletop. A freight train rumbles ed to bicyclers and in-line skaters. A fountain by, reminding you that the Rhine Valley is not just about romance and beauty but is also a working valley and a bubbles in the sun while the street fills with cycles and skates, balloons and bratwurst stands. It’s enticing, to say the least, but major European artery of commerce. we have a ferry to catch. The ferry skipper, Heinz Erlenbach, 73, comes from a family Downriver to St. Goar The next morning, sunlight streams in the gasthaus window at of boatmen going back eight or nine generations. For Captain

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steins to Birkenstock sandals. Our destination, Erlenbach, the river’s call is more pragmatic Burg Rheinfels, perches high atop a cliff. The than lyrical. When he looks out at the Rhine, Heinz Erlenbach climb is steep but rewarding: Upon reaching he sees the heavy flow of cargo, producing jobs leads the ferry to the top we find a dining terrace with a stunand bringing coal and oil to heat the continent. Pfalzgrafenstein; ning view of the river. “Without the river,” he points out, “I would live vintner Hans-Jürgen Burg Rheinfels was once the greatest forvery poorly.” Jost (above, left) owns tress on the river; it never fell to siege. Instead, After the island, we catch the next cruise a vineyard, winery, it was handed over to French Revolutionary ship to St. Goar. This ship turns out to be restaurant and guesthouse, forces in 1794, who subsequently blew it up. the Boppard, filled with tourists like Mika where a meal might Today it has extensive and fascinating ruins, Takahashi, who works for the Japanese Air include a typical waffle with mysterious underground tunnels. Force near Tokyo. This is her third time in the with cherries. Later, as the boat steams back upriver to Rhine Valley. Rüdisheim, a curtain of rain and mist obscures Tourists come from all over the world — the water and the land. The mood has changed about 20 million people visit the Middle Rhine again. Passing cargo ships fade into the mist, Valley each year, according to the Romantic Rhine Tourist Board. Some 900,000 of those spend a night or giving the call of Father Rhine a more haunting quality, making more. They range from singles like Takahashi to families on the legend of the Loreley almost believable. holiday to flight crews with a day off in Frankfurt. Soon we arrive in St. Goar, with its broad cobblestone main Ethiopian Airlines flies from Addis Ababa directly to Frankfurt; start your street and shops selling everything from cuckoo clocks to beer Rhine River tour from Rüdisheim, only an hour by car from Frankfurt.

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Ways to Explore the Rhine The Rhine can be enjoyed through many types of cruises and outings. Here are just a few to whet your appetite.

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Take the boat from Rüdisheim in the south or Koblenz in the north. Travel as far as you want, stopping along the way to explore interesting sights. Then, to save time, take a train back to your starting point.

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Dinner cruises with live bands allow you to dance the night away as the lights of shore slip by. Often these cruises include a meal and conclude with fireworks over the Loreley cliffs.

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Consider a weeklong cruise, starting at Basel, Switzerland, and cruising downriver. A longer cruise allows you to enjoy the little luxuries on board, such as hot tubs and fine dining, and frequent stops allow you to better explore the villages and sights of Germany.

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Even a halfday layover at Frankfurt’s airport permits you to board a train to Rüdisheim, where a short cruise to Trechtingshausen takes you to Burg Reichenstein, with its lovely restored interior. If time allows, stay a bit longer for the “Knight’s Meal.”

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If you have the good fortune to be in Germany around New Year’s Eve, a Rhine cruise provides a notto-be-missed opportunity to see fireworks — not only the dazzling display over the Loreley, but also the myriads of sky rockets shot off in front of every German house.

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When the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on January 19th, there will be celebration and pomp, heroes and fans, manicured pitches and fluid play. This is the show, the grand stage. But the football played on TV screens across the world is only one part of a much larger story. Away from the stadiums, the stars, the multimillion dollar contracts and the media hype, there’s another side of the game. All over the world, when the workday is over and the sun is soft, people show up at the field. Sometimes the field is grass and sometimes it’s dirt and sometimes it’s not a field at all but a back alley or a hallway or a parking lot, anywhere there is space. Goals are constructed out of whatever’s on hand — traffic cones, bicy-

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personal meaning — as different from person to person as the game’s geographic expressions. For the young, football is a chance. In Niterói, Brazil, we met a 14-year-old girl with so much energy and style that the neighborhood boys nicknamed her “Ronaldinha,” after the Brazilian twotime FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho. (“She plays like him and she looks like him,” her brother explained. “She’s only missing the big teeth.”) “Football,” the teenage girl says, “will give me a future.” For others, football is pride. “Everybody thinks you’re just another drunkard,” says James, a man who often gives up a day’s wages brewing moonshine in order to join a game at Austin’s Field. “But then when you get to the field, people are saying, ‘Oh, that person can play.’”

Football is identity, football is freedom, football is escape. In San Pedro Prison in La Paz, Bolivia, the inmates play to forget, to lose track of the hours. “Here we have nothing,” an inmate confided. “Our life is to play.” And in Tokyo, Japan, businessmen who work 12-hour days end their day by playing on the top of a skyscraper, a pocket of quiet where the rush of the city is but a distant blur below. “I work from 9 to 9 — this is the only time I’ve got,” one man says. “This is my relief.” Maybe these layers of meaning boil down to only one. In London, when I asked an Iraqi immigrant who spends all day working in construction how he can find energy to come to the field, he shrugged and articulated what may be true for all of us: “This is my happiness.”

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n Cairo, Egypt, you can find players scrabbling in the dust in front of the pyramids. At an asphalt court in Paris, France, you can stand in one goal and see the Eiffel Tower through the posts of the other. And in Cape Town, South Africa, the men who constructed the stadium that would host the continent’s first World Cup played on their lunch break, using their helmets as goals. Travel anywhere in the world — the Amazon, a tiny island in the Pacific, the dead center of a metropolis — and chances are good that you’ll find a flock of people chasing a ball. So what is it about the game that holds us in thrall? I spent three years trying to find out, traveling to 25 countries and experiencing all varieties of informal football. Everywhere, there is an element of communion — a physical interaction, often without words, that can feel more honest and open than any other part of the day. This occurs whether the game is a small, casual experience or a big public affair. In Mafi Sasekpe, a village of strawthatched homes in the Volta region of Ghana, the two neighboring villages travel to a field beside the abandoned elementary school for the monthly championship. Women wave batik-printed sarongs, kids shoo away roosters and teenagers sell candy along the sidelines. In Szentbekkalla, Hungary, the tradition is the same: Three villages meet at the field, having played together weekly for the past 30 years. So often, the field is the heart of a community. In Mathare Valley, a large slum outside Nairobi, kids race across a bumpy orange clay space known as Austin’s Field. The area used to be a garbage dump until a man named Austin orchestrated the cleanup. “The kids needed somewhere to go,” Austin says. “They needed something to love.” On weekends, the adults take to the same field, each player putting in 20 shillings for an all-day tournament, where the winning team takes home the prize. Hundreds throng around the sidelines. While Drogba and Eto’o and the other continental stars make millions, here, on a converted garbage dump, the prize is a plastic bag of coins. Football also carries significant


For players the world over, from Nairobi, Kenya (bottom left), to Churubamba, Peru (below), games of pickup football foster everything from community and pride to freedom and relief.

Finding the Game, a sports and travel memoir about the author’s experience searching for pickup football around the world, is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The documentary film Pelada can be found on Amazon, iTunes and Netflix. november/december 2012

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Seydou Keita (Mali), Emmanuel Mayuka (Zambia) and Didier Drogba (C么te d'Ivoire) will be among the African power players vying for top honors in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


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aputo’s body painters must have taken great care with their work. Mozambique had just scored in its Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania. When the man sitting two rows in front of me turned around to high-five someone, I saw for the first time that every inch from his waist upward was neatly painted in the red, green, black, yellow and white stripes of the Mozambican flag. Then, plumb center across his chest, someone had painstakingly copied the emblem that adorns all national insignia — a rifle crossed with a hoe in front of an open book. We were standing high up in the stands of the brand-new national stadium on the outskirts of the city, and Jerry Sitoe had just sauntered onto the end of a fine cross and calmly sent the ball into the back of the Tanzanian net with a single touch. The game restarted, but the jubilant man in the paint, and thousands like him around the stadium, kept on dancing and blasting triumphantly on their vuvuzelas for 10 minutes or more. There would be a long and tense afternoon of football ahead, but the crowd knew that the Mambas — their Mambas — had just given the country a chance of playing for Africa’s greatest footballing prize at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.*

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“It’s hard when you know that the whole continent is watching you. If you’re not strong enough you’ll just collapse, because there’s so much pressure.” —Tico-Tico Bucuane, retired mozambican striker

finta finta. He says the skills he learned in those tough contests on Maputo’s pavements, roads and empty lots helped him when he found himself taking on the best in Africa. “Those street games are very competitive, very difficult,” he recalls. “It was bare feet, and our soccer balls were made out of all kinds of things: old socks, plastic bags, whatever we had. We just had that willingness to play. We’d really fallen in love with the game.” Tico-Tico is not alone. As a 2006 FIFA survey of registered footballers revealed, at least 46 million other Africans have also fallen in love with the sport. And for more than half a century, AFCON has given those players, and many millions more, the chance to dream of becoming the best in Africa. From the very beginning, the competition has been tightly interwoven into the fabric of the African continent. The very first AFCON was organized to mark the 1957 launch of the Confederation of African Football, making Africa’s continental prize three years older than its European equivalent. And the competition has always been about more than “just” football. One of CAF’s founding fathers, the influential and charismatic Ethiopian Yidnekatchew Tessema, gave a stirring speech in 1974 in which he laid out a vision of football as a force to unite the continent. “I’m issuing a call to our general assembly that it affirm that Africa is one and indivisible, that we work towards the unity of Africa together,” Tessema told his Cairo audience. “That we condemn superstition, tribalism, all forms of discrimination within our football and in all domains of life. We do not accept the division of Africa into Francophone, Anglophone and Arabophone. Arabs from North Africa and Zulus from South Africa,

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In January, 15 nations will join host South Africa for the 29th AFCON. New pages will be written in what is already a wonderfully rich history, and millions of fans across the continent will once again be enthralled by the race to be crowned champions of Africa. Egypt, seven-time winners (they competed and won as the United Arab Republic in 1959) and Africa’s dominant force over the past decade, crashed out in qualifying at the hands of Central African Republic. So once again, the tournament promises to be one of the most open and exciting international football competitions. The usual powerhouses are expected to go far. Nothing short of a place in the final will satisfy supporters of teams like Ivory Coast, four-time victors Ghana and defending champions Zambia. But as ever, fans of lessillustrious footballing nations are also dreaming big. “It will not be acceptable for Mozambicans to watch [the AFCON] without the Mambas being there,” says Roberto Dimande. I met Dimande, a life-long fan of the Mozambican selecção (“national team”), before the qualifier against Tanzania. He was beaming with excitement, leaning out the window of a battered minibus packed with 25 other Mambas fans dressed head to toe in red, with two coolers chock full of ice-cold lager. A bright green vuvuzela had been taped to each wing mirror and Dimande had carefully coiled a large black plastic snake around his baseball cap. As we talked, the snake’s wide-open jaws hovered menacingly around my eyes. “Africa is a continent that’s traveling in different ways,” Roberto says, “but this is a dream that all nations on the continent share. In terms of soccer, Africa is already united.” Dimande’s hero is Tico-Tico Bucuane, a deadly forward who holds all of Mozambique’s goal-scoring records and is the greatest player the country has produced since the 1960s. Recently retired, Tico-Tico won't be playing in South Africa, but having led his country to three AFCON finals, he understands the weight of expectations. “It’s hard when you know that the whole continent is watching you,” Tico-Tico says. “If you’re not strong enough you’ll just collapse, because there’s so much pressure.” Clearly, Tico-Tico himself had no problem performing under that pressure. As a 22-year-old rookie, he scored a famous goal against Tunisia after only four minutes, in his very first AFCON. “Everyone wants to challenge themselves against the best in Africa,” he says. “In 1996 I played against Tony Yeboah, when he was playing in England for Leeds United, and Abedi Pele. I couldn’t believe I was there on the same pitch with those guys, coming from where I did.” Like so many of Africa’s soccer superstars, Tico-Tico grew up playing informal street games, known locally as


we are all authentic Africans. Those who try to divide us by way of football are not our friends.” But when CAF was founded in 1957, many African countries were still struggling to win independence from European colonial rule, and only three nations took part in the first competition. South Africa had been banned from the tournament after its apartheid administrators refused to field a racially mixed team, and so just two matches were played, with Ethiopia given a pass to the final. Egypt narrowly defeated host team Sudan 2-1 in the semifinal, before blowing Ethiopia away 4-–0 to become the first-ever nation to be crowned champions of Africa. Pharoahs striker Mohammed Diab El-Attar put in a performance that would never be forgotten, scoring all four of Egypt’s goals. One of the great figures of midcentury African football, “Ad Diba,” as he was known, went on to appear at another Nations Cup final in Addis Ababa nine years later, but this time as the referee. The number of competing nations grew rapidly as independence movements began to triumph across the continent. In 1960, 16 nations won their independence, and by the 1962 tournament there were so many teams that qualifying rounds had to be introduced. Newly independent Ghana swept to victory twice in a row in 1963 and 1965, inspired by its soccer-mad president Kwame Nkrumah. In line with Nkrumah’s Pan-Africanism, Ghana’s Black Stars borrowed their famous nickname from the radical Jamaican intellectual Marcus Garvey’s shipping line, which was established to take black Americans “back to Africa.” Today they remain one of the continent’s footballing powerhouses, though after seeing a succession of richly talented sides perform disappointingly in recent tournaments, Ghanaians will be praying for a change of fortunes in South Africa next year. Whichever team lifts the trophy in Johannesburg on February 10 will be writing its name into a very special African story.

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With appreciation for Peter Alegi’s African Soccerscapes for its detailed history. *The Mambas later failed to qualify for the 2013 tournament, but the team’s fans reflect each African nation’s passion to participate in the AFCON.

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he story of the most recent Africa Cup of Nations can be told as the tale of two strikers. One was a quicksilver young Zambian, hungry for success at the dawn of a hugely promising career; the other, a grizzled Ivorian veteran, a global superstar desperate to finally grasp the one prize that had always eluded him. As millions of people know, the first part of this story ended with Emmanuel Mayuka somersaulting to glory with Chipolopolo in February 2012, while Didier Drogba, the greatest African footballer of his generation, was left empty-handed yet again after an enthralling final match between the two teams. While Mayuka scooped the award for the top goal-scorer in the last Africa Cup, Drogba was left to reflect on missing the penalty kick that would have seen his beloved Elephants crowned African champions for the very first time. The crown prince of African football had cheekily usurped the emperor. Luckily for Drogba, the story isn’t over quite yet. With just 12 months between tournaments, next year’s AFCON in South Africa offers him one final chance to lead his team to victory while still near the peak of his considerable powers. In May, Drogba effectively won the UEFA Champions League on his own, pulling Chelsea level with an exquisite header in the dying minutes before slotting the winning penalty in the shoot-out. That day, so the story goes, he delivered an emotional speech to the trophy after the match in front of the entire dressing room, rebuking it for having flirted with him for so long. If Drogba can get his hands on the Africa Cup of Nations at Johannesburg’s Soccer City this coming February, the little gold cup had better be ready for quite an ear-bashing. In the 2010 AFCON, Mayuka was a potent bundle of zest and guile, and the challenge for him now is to maintain that extraordinary level of performance. The Zambian has always professed his desire to play for Manchester United, and if he can fire Chipolopolo to another AFCON triumph next year, he might just see his dream come true.

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Prize Fighters The tournament kicks off on January 19 in South Africa. Here’s what you need to know about each of the 16 qualifying nations.

Mali’s success will depend on Seydou Keita’s performance.

fifa Ranking* 24 in world, 2 in Africa player to watch Madjid Bougherra

our pick!

CÔte d’Ivoire Les ÉlÉphants

fifa Ranking 16 in world, 1 in Africa player to watch Yaya Touré

Mali the Eagles

South Africa Bafana bafana

fifa Ranking 27 in world, 3 in Africa player to watch Cheick Diabaté

fifa Ranking 76 in world, 19 in Africa player to watch Bongani Khumalo

Algeria’s young team will go into the tournament in good form and hope to return to the glories of 1990, when they won the cup on home soil. our Prediction Quarter-finalists

With a wealth of talent, Les Éléphants go in as clear favorites. Past disappointments should have taught them the perils of an overly defensive approach. our Prediction Winners

The Eagles finished third in the last tournament. Much will depend on how much power Seydou Keita still has in his legs. our Prediction Group Stage exit

Home advantage is always a huge boost in international tournaments, and the team has just enough quality to make it count. our Prediction Semifinalists

angola The Sable Antelopes

DR Congo The Leopards

Morocco The ATLAS LIONS

fifa Ranking 75 in world, 18 in Africa players to watch Mehdi Benatia, Younes Belhanda

Togo The Sparrow Hawks

fifa Ranking 93 in world, 24 in Africa player to watch Emmanuel Adebayor Didier Six’s men return to Africa Cup competition after suspension, and their main man is back too. Will try to keep it tight and carve out chances for Adebayor. our Prediction Group Stage exit

Niger The MENA

Tunisia The Eagles of Carthage f ifa Ranking 45 in world, 7 in Africa player to watch Youssef Msakni Champions in 2004, the Eagles of Carthage draw many of their players from local club Espérance. Never an easy opponent. our Prediction Group Stage exit

fifa Ranking 83 in world, 20 in Africa player to watch Manucho

fifa Ranking 103 in world, 30 in Africa players to watch Youssouf Mulumbu, Dieumerci

No goalkeeper is safe when Manucho is around, and Angola will once again be relying on the former Manchester United netbuster in South Africa. our Prediction Group Stage exit

Mbokani Two-time African champions, the Leopards are an improving team that boasts a dangerous, powerful strikeforce. our Prediction Quarter-finalists

Burkina Faso The Stallions

Ethiopia The Black Lions

fifa Ranking 91 in world, 23 in Africa player to watch Charles Kaboré Regular qualifiers, the Stallions reached the semifinals in 1998 when they hosted the tournament, but the team has otherwise struggled to make an impact. our Prediction Group Stage exit

fifa Ranking 118 in world, 33 in Africa player to watch Oumed Oukri A dramatic comeback win over Sudan in qualifying took the 1962 champions back to Africa’s elite competition after a 30-year absence. An unknown force at this level. our Prediction Group Stage exit

Cape Verde The Blue Sharks

Ghana THE Black Stars

fifa Ranking 51 in world, 10 in Africa player to watch Djaniny This rising force stunned Cameroon to qualify in its first AFCON, and more surprises could be on the way. our Prediction Quarter-finalists

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fifa Ranking 31 in world, 4 in Africa player to watch Christian Atsu Ghana possesses the best midfield in Africa, but the team still isn’t scoring enough goals. A more attacking style could see the four-time champions finally end their 30-year wait for another AFCON trophy. our Prediction Finalists

Struggled past Mozambique in qualifying, but the team has quality. Defensive rock Benatia is known as the “Moroccan Maldini” and Belhanda is a top-class playmaker. our Prediction Group Stage exit fifa Ranking 137 in world, 42 in Africa player to watch Olivier Bonnes

Niger only made its first appearance at the AFCON finals in 2012, and it looks like the team’s making a habit of it. The Mena would be thrilled to make it past the group stage. our Prediction Group Stage exit

Nigeria the super Eagles

fifa Ranking 63 in world, 13 in Africa player to watch Victor Moses

Still recovering from their disastrous performance in World Cup 2010, the Super Eagles return to South Africa as a talented team — but can they stay united? our Prediction Quarter-finalists

Zambia the Copper Bullets

fifa Ranking 41 in world, 6 in Africa player to watch Emmanuel Mayuka

Reigning champions Zambia head to South Africa with inspirational coach Hervé Renard still in charge and expectations at an alltime high. our Prediction Semifinalists * As of October 15, 2012

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Algeria The Fennec Foxes


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Birth of the Dreamliner Ethiopian Airline’s first Boeing 787, which touched ground on Addis Ababa soil August 17 (left), began as all 10 of the airline’s Dreamliners will — some 8,300 miles away in a Seattle factory (right).

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Inside Boeing’s 787 factory. Boeing’s 787 factory in Everett, Washington — where the company’s long-awaited Dreamliners are born — is reminiscent of any typical laborand-delivery environment. It’s kept meticulously clean, people are shuffling about with a strong sense of task and focus, and there’s plenty of oohing and aahing over the planes about to be pushed out the factory’s doors. By J o d i Macfar l an | p h otos by p h i l d e j o n g j r . november/december 2012

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The four positions of assembly in Boeing's 40-26 Building in Everett, Washington.

Position 1 • Wing pre-integration • Wing/body join • Forward/aft fuselage join • Tail/fin join to fuselage

Position 2 • Floors/secondary structure • Blankets/insulation • Hydraulics/electrical/ systems installation

Position 3 • Interiors/cargo/ payload installation • Engines • Airplane power-on • Initial testing

Position 4 • Interiors completed • Production testing

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Yet strikingly absent from the scene are any groans of labor pain — or much of any noise, for that matter. Nearby, where the 777s are in production, a cacophony of drilling and riveting echoes off the walls. But here with the 787s, the loudest sound is the occasional beeping of forklifts moving equipment around the factory. That’s because the 787-8 Dreamliner is a plane unlike any other. The first of its kind, made of mostly composite materials that are bolted together, the Dreamliner has no need for the tens of thousands of drilled holes and riveted joints holding together its aluminum companions; the four-piece fuselage arrives at Boeing’s factory complete, ready to be joined with the curved-tipped wings. Together with more efficient engines and aerodynamic improvements, the light-weight carbon-fiber material allows for a 20-percent fuel savings as compared to the Dreamliner’s midsize peer, the Boeing 767. Add in a dedication to design a greatly improved in-flight experience, and all of this translates into creating the most fuel-efficient, passenger-friendly airplane flying the skies today. Introducing Ethiopian’s Dreamliners On this day, the 75th of 869 Dreamliners ordered to date is settling into position 2 (of the four it will go through during final assembly). This glossy-white fuselage-plus-wings belongs to Ethiopian Airlines — and will become the fifth of 10 airplanes ordered by the airline back in 2005. Ethiopian was the eighth customer, and the first in Africa, to order the Dreamliner. “When the 787 hit the marketplace,” says Adam Morgan, Boeing spokesman, “it was the Boeing technicians fastest-selling airplane of all (opposite page, top) time. Customers were movinstall the wiring ing quickly to sign up for the on Ethiopian’s fifth airplane before the delivery Dreamliner. The slots were sold out too far into plane, currently in position 2, will pass the future.” through positions Currently, 58 customers 3 and 4 (opposite are awaiting delivery of their page, below) before US$200 million planes, and reaching completion. orders are sold out through the end of the decade. With the Dreamliner, gone are the days of flying passengers into large hubs before re-routing them toward a final destination; with a range equivalent to that of larger airplanes, the 787 enables Ethiopian Airlines and others to open new point-topoint routes that were previously unavailable. Having just passed through position 1, where the body and wings are joined together, the plane is now undergoing installation of all wiring, tubing and landing gear. Without any interior components yet in place, it’s composed of only the bare bones, but hints of the lauded creature comforts can be seen. The windows — 30 percent larger than standard airplane windows — are installed, as are the adjustable dimming tints lying overtop them. With just five taps of the finger, passengers will be able to adjust the windows


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from clear to 99-percent opaque. And though the ceilings have yet to be raised, you can easily sense just how spacious this plane will be. “Most planes, you walk into a galley, and there’s a couple doors and you turn around and it’s pretty tight,” says Gunnar Lofstedt, a lead interiors mechanic. “This plane, you walk in and it’s inviting and wide open. It’s different from anything else out there.” Indeed, with features such as higher cabin humidity, smoother ride technology and lower cabin altitude (equating to fewer headaches and less fatigue), the Dreamliner is set apart from its peers, leading the way to an improved in-flight experience. The concept for the plane was conceived more than 10 years ago by simply listening to customer demands. In the late ’90s, airlines were clamoring for a faster airplane, so Boeing started product development for what they called the Sonic Cruiser. Then, after petroleum prices rose in the early 2000s, the airlines came back and said that what they wanted was not a faster plane after all, but one that was more efficient. Dropping the Sonic Cruiser concept, Boeing chose instead to borrow some of the model’s technology to create a smaller midsize twin jet — what would become known then as the 7E7. Speculation abounded about what the “E” in the plane’s name stood for. Was it “efficiency”? “Environmentally friendly”? Some claimed it stood for “Eight,” a lucky number in Japan. Boeing says it meant nothing at all — that it was bound to follow the current fleet lineup and become the 787. In any case, creating the Dreamliner meant the birth During their lunch of many things at Boeing, as break, Boeing well — from new production mechanics play table processes, to a new business tennis (opposite model, to entirely new systems page, below) and and databases. “With the 787, technicians stretch (at right) before we’ve developed a set of techclimbing back into nologies that will be the backthe fuel cells, located bone of development for many within the wings. years to come,” says Boeing spokesman Scott Lefeber. The passion behind the planes The Everett factory works in tandem with Boeing’s 787 factory in Charleston, South Carolina, to roll out three and a half Dreamliners each month. That rate will increase to five by the end of 2012, and again to 10 by the end of 2013, all in an attempt to help supply catch up with demand. And behind it all is an intelligent, driven, passionate group of people who are devoted to delivering these planes. “Everybody in here on the floor is trying to push a plane out the door that is 100 percent ready to fly,” Lofstedt says. “They know the importance behind their job. We work late, we work early — we do whatever we gotta do.” For Lofstedt, that means setting his alarm at 2:15 a.m., seven days a week, to lead the pre-shift overtime,

with features such as higher cabin humidity, smoother ride technology and lower cabin altitude, the Dreamliner is set apart from its peers.

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and then leaving the factory at 4 p.m. And it can be grueling, physical work. Using a pedometer to track his mileage, Lofstedt says that he once logged 10 miles in a single day, all within the Boeing site. He averages six to seven miles — tracking down parts and tools, climbing up and down the planes’ stairs. It’s not hard to understand, given the massiveness of the entire 1,025-acre (415-hectare) property. “It’s like its own city,” says spokesman Lefeber. Indeed, with its own fire and police departments, banking and dry-cleaning facilities, coffee shops and cafeterias, the Boeing site is a self-contained, fully functioning entity. Many employees are provided bikes to get from building to building, or just from side to side within the 100-acre plane factory — deemed “the largest building in the world by volume” by the Guinness World Records. But despite the long hours and intensity of the job, “there are no superheroes here,” insists Jay McArthur, position 4 superintendent. “It’s just a bunch of individuals who know their job, and we get to put together what I think is one of the coolest products made today.” For McArthur, who grew up building model fighter jets and trying to figure out the mechanical side of commercial planes, the same passion that fueled his interest as a kid continues, more than 20 years into his career at Boeing. “If you really think about how the seats we’re installing today,” he says, “will have people in them going to visit family or conduct business around the world, it’s pretty amazing.”

“Everybody in here on the floor is trying to push a plane out the door that is 100 percent ready to fly.” Gunnar Lofstedt interiors mechanic

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Out the door After all of its electrical connections are complete, To prepare the planes Ethiopian Airlines’ fifth plane for flight, technicians will move on to have its intelike Gunnar Lofstedt (opposite page, rior fitted at position 3. As bottom left) often the plane progresses through work more than 12 the line, hundreds of employhours a day, seven ees will have laid hands on it, days a week. ensuring that every aspect of the plane is flight- and passenger-ready. For many, seeing the fully assembled plane ready to transition to the paint hangar is the sweetest part of the process. “When it’s ready to roll out the door, all the protective coverings are coming off and it looks like it’s ready to fly,” Lofstedt says. “That’s really cool.” Similar to the smell of a new car, he says, the planes have a distinct new-airplane smell that triggers a sense of completion and utter satisfaction. And though hundreds of other 787s will be born in the months and years to come, the excitement over each new plane never seems to waver. “When you go outside,” McArthur says, motioning in the direction of the site’s runway, “everybody stops when something’s taking off.” His eyes shift upward, as if toward the sky, as he adds, “It’s a feeling of, I built that; our team did that, that keeps a lot of people going.”


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hen it comes to travel gear that’s functional, waterproof and strong, urban bike couriers know best. So when brothers Markus and Daniel Freitag set out to design the perfect transport bag in 1993, they took their cues from the cyclists. ¶ Combining the messenger bag concept with an eye for functional design and the most weather-resistant materials they could think of, they created the ultimate eco-chic bag. Composed of an old truck tarp (for the bag itself), a used bicycle tire (for the trim) and a seatbelt (for the strap), that first creation has since evolved into a full line of Freitag tote bags, backpacks, travel bags and more. ¶ All of Freitag’s products are handmade, beginning as the first did — with salvaged, used truck tarps. Resilient enough to be toted throughout your travels, these products are a mustconsider for your next trip, be it across town or across the world. See more at selamta.co/freitag.

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Wordsmith

The Caine Prize A guide to great writing from Africa. |

by zahrah nesbitt - ahmed

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or those looking for powerful African literature, the Caine Prize is the perfect guide. The Caine Prize for African Literature, now in its 13th year, is awarded annually to a short story published in English by an African writer. A number of writers have gained international recognition as a result of winning, including Helon Habila (Waiting for an Angel, 2004), Leila Aboulela (The Translator, 2006), and Brian Chikwava (Harare North, 2009). Each year, five stories are shortlisted, and the winning story garners £10,000 (roughly US$15,700). This year’s winner, Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria), wrote about the life and times of a Nigerian soldier who fought in Burma in “Bombay’s Republic.” Others on the short list include “Urban Zoning,” by Billy Kahora (Kenya); “Love on Trial,” by Stanley Kenani (Malawi); “La Salle de Departe,” by Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (Zimbabwe); and “Emmanuel Hunter,” by Constance Myburgh (South Africa). These authors, as well as five others handpicked by the judges, were invited to the annual Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop. The resulting anthology, African Violet, showcases the five shortlisted stories as well as others created by workshop participants. Copies of African Violet can be ordered online at

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Interested in more? Here’s a short roundup of books by former Caine Prize winners:

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one day i will write about this place

One Day I Will Write About This Place (Graywolf), by Binyavanga Wainaina (2002 winner): In this memoir, Wainaina stays true to his 2005 article “How to Write About Africa” by giving an honest representation of the continent through the “places” he has been: Kenya, his country; Uganda, where his mother was born; and South Africa, where he attended university. In this engaging memoir about Wainaina’s schooling, sibling rivalry and politics, we see his Africa.

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Voice of America (Granta), by E. C. Osondu (2009 Winner): Set in both Nigeria and the United States, Voice of America is Osondu’s debut collection of 18 short stories (including “Waiting,” which won the Caine Prize). The stories of children in refugee camps, of the immigrant experience in America and of street life in Lagos show the happiness and sorrow that people face.

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lyrics alley

Lyrics Alley (Grove Press), by Leila Aboulela (2000 winner): Set in 1950s Sudan, Lyrics Alley tells the story of the Abuzeid family: Mahmoud, the patriarch; Mahmoud’s two wives, locked in their rivalry; and Mahmoud’s son, destined to take over the family business until his accident. Aboulela provides an engaging exploration of the tensions between tradition and modernity during Sudan’s transition from British rule to independence.


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Take 5

5 Bangkok Restaurants to Dine for by paul ehrlich

Bangkok is arguably Asia’s food capital in terms of variety, quality and value. Here are five unique dining experiences, all centrally located and easily accessible, that will fill you up without necessarily emptying your wallet.

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red sky The 360-degree views from Red Sky’s romantic 55th-floor rooftop restaurant meet just about all definitions of wow. The same can be said for the food. Culinary creativity takes familiar dishes to new heights. Start with a signature Caesar salad or lobster risotto. Try mains like herb-crusted, chargrilled Tasmanian lamb rack, Wagyu beef with foie gras or giant Andaman prawns with anchovy garlic sauce. End on a sweet note: mocha crème brulée with mango cubes. selamta.co/redsky

KOI

With Zen-chic décor, Koi serves modern California-style Japanese cuisine, beautifully presented. You could feast on the superfine sushi and sashimi alone, but try main dishes like grilled lamb chops with tandoori mushroom mashed potatoes, or steamed snow fish with ichimi, ginger and shiitake mushrooms. Before or after the meal, have a drink at the glowing bar — a popular hangout for models. selamta.co/koi

Gaggan

Set in a charming colonial house, Gaggan gives a progressive twist to authentic Indian cuisine. Its extensive menu includes succulent 24-hour slow-cooked Iberian pork with spiced mushroom risotto, truffle ravioli with coriander and red onions, and baked lobster with Bengali mustard. Recommended is the 10-course tasting menu — a culinary journey based on what’s seasonally interesting. selamta.co/gaggan

Run by award-winning chef David Thompson, Nahm serves generous portions of traditional Thai cuisine in a modern setting with teak wood, marble floors and orchids. The set menu is best, providing a wide variety of choices, such as soft-shell crab salad with pomelo (a citrus fruit native to South and Southeast Asia), hot-and-sour chicken soup with mushrooms and lemongrass, and stir-fried Kurobuta pork with yellow beans and ginger. selamta.co/nahm

JOJO

Jojo is an elegant but unstuffy venue for unique Italian cuisine. Start with 36-month cured Parma ham or potato soup with mussels. Specials include fettuccine alfredo served in a wheel of Castelmagno cheese, and Wagyu beef tortelli with a Tuscan wild meat ragout. Save room for deeply rich, nutty Gianduiotto Gobino chocolate. selamta.co/jojo november/december 2012

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No Ordinary Cocktail

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rom the Sidecar to the Singapore Sling to that mostfamous of martinis (“shaken, not stirred”), the precise history of the exalted cocktail is obscured in legend. Yet the combination of art and science that surely inspired the very first one is regaining in popularity across the globe. Consider this summer’s 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail event — calling itself the world’s largest cocktail festival and drawing more than 25,000 “mixologists” to New Orleans’ French Quarter. The distinction between mixology and bartending is most notably in the time and attention invested in creating an original drink. And one North American hub that’s making a name for itself in the culture of mixology is Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Take, for example, Fynn’s of Temple Bar — a cozy establishment on King Street West. Manager Robin Wynne, 33, first took a turn “behind the wood” two years ago when he was trying to save labor costs on slow Sunday evenings. But before long, he was hooked. Like more than a few of the city’s mixologists, Wynne brings years of culinary training to his creativity, experimenting with drinks that use fresh ingredients found at any local produce stand. “Sometimes you win and make an extraordinary cocktail,” he says. “Sometimes you fail and make a really horrible drink. But it’s more wins than losses. I think that with my chef background, my palate is refined to the point where I can pinpoint the flavor combinations I want to hit.” For Wynne, though, it’s not just the flavor. He calls himself a

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modern molecular mixologist (as contrasted with a classic mixologist) because he experiments wildly with the chemistry as well. “When you cook a steak,” he explains, “you’re searing the meat, which changes the format and texture. That’s a molecular process. There’s also that process in a drink — changing the format. So instead of giving you a vodka-with-cucumber cocktail, I’m now infusing the cucumber into the cocktail. “There are some crazy ones, like a Peking Duck-infused bourbon oldfashioned. Then there’s one,” he begins, leaning forward a bit and demonstrating with his hands, “where I turn truffle mushrooms — which are really pungent mushrooms — into a powder, like a snow; then I take Parmesan cheese and I make it into an air, like a foam; then I turn balsamic vinegar into little ‘caviar’ balls. “You can turn anything, with a chemical process, into any kind of drink.”

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The growth of the mixology culture in Toronto. |


(Opposite page) Robin Wynne manages Fynn’s of Temple Bar. At a July competition, he and nine other Toronto mixologists competed in crafting rum-based cocktails (right), including Scott McMaster (above) and Michelle Tham (top right).

On the menu Wynne’s unique combinations have earned him a reputation that brings guests to his bar from as far as 50 minutes away by subway. He might only be serving on Sunday evenings, but all week long he’s concocting a specialty cocktail list, including such novelties as these: » The Red Maple Maple and black pepper bacon–infused vodka, house-made Worcestershire, celery bitters, Tabasco and Clamato juice served in a bacon salt-rimmed glass. » The Michael Corleone A barrel-aged cocktail made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, both dry and sweet marsala wine, Angostura bitters, a drunken cherry and the secret: home-brewed Cohiba cigar syrup. “It’s kinda crazy,” Wynne admits.

Wynne’s passion for mixology has only grown since he started competing — and winning. For a competition earlier this year sponsored by Made With Love (an event-based celebration of the cocktail culture), he joined 16 other mixologists in

is trying to catch up to Vancouver, not to mention cities such as New York, New Orleans, Hong Kong, Berlin and London. Michelle Tham, a director for the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association, credits the rise of mixology to society’s desire to live better, eat better, drink better and celebrate local products. “I think that every culture has a cocktail of its own,” she adds, offering an example. “A Flor de Caña rum is the product of Nicaragua and of the processes they use, the local water they use, the natural ingredients they use.” In fact, Tham, Wynne and eight other Toronto mixologists recently spent five days in Barbados at the invitation of Mount Gay Rum, after making the final cut in a rum-based competition. There, they met with a master distiller and observed the entire process for creating a a “market race” preliminary round. Each was given US$30 and 20 minutes quality spirit: from the sugarcane fields to to gather a maximum of six ingredients the island’s “rum shacks.” “All to educate bartenders,” Wynne with which to create their cocktail. Then it was “1, 2, 3, go,” with everyone racing to marvels. “But you’re educating the people who probably can make the get their favorites. Wynne most impact on sales and walked out with cucumber, the building of the brand in lime, cilantro, red chili pepVisit selamta.co/ cocktails to try your this city.” pers and sesame-seed oil. hand at crafting In the end, yes, mixolThe result? Thai One On, several creative ogy is a business. And those which earned him a spot in cocktails from who make the rums, bourthe final competition, two Toronto’s mixologists. bons, gins and more are well months later. There, he won aware of the impact of one “people’s choice” when he served up the three-part concoction Cool passionate bartender. But for individuals Runnings, which he calls a playful mouth like Wynne, Tham and their tight-knit experience: caramel popcorn made with cadre, it’s so much more. As they share recipes and techniques, rum, brown-butter rum ice cream and the hanging out together in the wee hours rum cocktail itself. after closing down their own bars, mixology is the perfecting of a craft — creating Global influence While Toronto’s cultural diversity is ideal that next amazing combination and seefor the mixologist on the hunt for inspira- ing the look of surprise and delight on tion, the reinvention of the cocktail isn’t a customer’s face. And perhaps winning limited to this city alone. In fact, Toronto another competition in the process. november/december 2012

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24 Hours

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e’ve all heard the legend. Romulus and Remus, twins born to their god father (Mars) and vestal virgin mother, were seized from their home by a jealous great-uncle, floated down the Tiber River and eventually rescued by a (surprisingly kindhearted) she-wolf. Upon reaching adulthood, the twins set out to build a city but — after disagreeing over the site itself — Romulus killed Remus and established his own eponymous city, Roma. It’s a fanciful story, one that’s recounted time and again even today. But truth be told, the founding of Rome was a much slower process, arising from pastoral settlements on Palatine Hill (the site of the future Roman Forum) around the eighth century B.C. Those original settlements evolved into the capital of the Roman Kingdom, later the Roman Republic and finally the famed Roman Empire. One of the greatest things about Rome is that strolling through the city inevitably means stumbling upon vestiges from every era of this ancient past. Here, the “usual” tourist attractions simply can’t

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By J odi Macfarlan

be skipped; the intermixing of 2,000-yearold remains and Renaissance masterpieces within a lively modern capital is sure to humble and inspire. 8 a.m. Start your day as the Romans do, standing bar-side at any café for a quick shot of espresso. Better yet, make it a double — there’s much ground to cover on the day’s itinerary. Pair it with a cornetto, a sweet croissant, for the full Italian experience. Then, make your way to the ancient area of the city — home to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. The Metro system runs smoothly (save for the occasional unexpected strike), but consider walking, given all there is to see. Start at the Colosseum.

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Italy’s capital city may not have been built in a day, but can it be experienced in just one? |


Castel Sant’Angelo (left) and St. Peter’s Basilica (right) both sit on the left side of the Tiber River, opposite from where legend claims Romulus and Remus first established the city of Rome (below).

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How to get there » Ethiopian Airlines flies daily from Addis Ababa to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport.

9 a.m. As the Roman Empire’s largest amphitheater, the Colosseum is breathtaking not only for its size (and the remarkable engineering and architectural feats it represents), but also because of the gory spectacles it hosted. In ancient days, 50,000 spectators gathered to watch gladiators battle exotic animals and each other. Tours of the interior reveal an intricate system of underground rooms, trapdoors and elevators, whereby props and caged animals were lifted to the stage. From there, wander over to the Roman Forum, where you can see remains of the Curia Julia (where the Republic’s senate once met) and the Temple of Julius Caesar (where fresh flowers are placed to this day), among other spectacular ruins. Soak in the history and be humbled by the vast ingenuity of the ancient Romans. 12 p.m. Head north along Via dei Fori Imperiali and lunch at Taverna Romana, a tucked-away restaurant serving traditional Roman fare. Try the spaghetti alla carbonara (spaghetti cooked in a Roman sauce of eggs and pancetta) or the homemade stozzapreti (a long, hand-rolled pasta) with mozzarella, basil and tomatoes. Molto bene. 1 p.m. Continue meandering northeast toward the Tiber River, hitting such quick must-sees as (clockwise, in this order) Piazza Navona — where Baroque– style fountains, created by rival sculptors Bernini and Borromini, seem to carry the artists’ duel into modern day — the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. Although gelato abounds in Rome, stop by Il Gelato di San Crispino for an extra-special experience. With innovative flavors like cinnamon-ginger, honey and

whiskey, in addition to staples like nocciola (hazelnut) and stracciatella (vanilla strewn with chocolate flecks), San Crispino’s gelato creations are for the true gourmand. 3 p.m. Stroll east to the Tiber and cross the Ponte Sant’Angelo to Castel Sant’Angelo, built by Emperor Hadrian as a family mausoleum. Later used by the popes as a castle, with a fortified corridor connecting the building to the Vatican, the formidable structure is now open to the public. There’s no longer much to see on the inside, but climbing to the top allows for panoramic views. 5 p.m. Marvel at the grandeur of Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Basilica. The immense, almost 700-foot-long (roughly 215-meter-long) church houses Michelangelo’s Pietà, Bernini’s baldacchino and — according to tradition — the site where Saint Peter, the first pope of the Catholic Church, was martyred.

Afterward, check out St. Peter’s Square out front, where outstretched “arms” of columns embrace you and saintly sculptures look down from above. 8 p.m. Rest your now-weary feet and dine at La Veranda, a quiet restaurant just a stone’s throw from St. Peter’s Square. Take a table outside, if possible, on the enchanting garden terrace, feasting on innovative Italian cuisine such as ravioli filled with Mortadella sausage and Sicilian pistachios. If outside is not an option, the interior — with fading frescoes covering the walls and ceiling — is equally serene, and the extensive wine list is full of enticing options. 10 p.m. If you’re up for another walk, retrace your steps for an entirely different (and illuminated) experience. The glowing monuments remind you that even though you haven’t completely conquered Rome, you’ve charted a great path.

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Faces

Overlapping Worlds Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala comfortably crosses two countries and two careers. |

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zodinma Iweala smiles quickly, the sort of smile that is disarming and genuine. The kind of smile capable of navigating the no man’s land between two cultures — Iweala knows a thing or two about that. Raised in Washington, D.C., by Nigerian parents (his mother, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is finance minister of Nigeria), Iweala was immersed in both English and Igbo, Star Trek and Chinua Achebe. There were yearly family trips back to Nigeria — to the chaos of family and food and culture. In each place, he was both home and not home. Though Iweala’s education and early cultural experiences would be rooted in the United States, Nigeria still made up a large part of his identity and heritage. While growing up, there was a near-constant hum to remember where you are from. “When I was younger,” Iweala says, “I took that to mean you had to be true to this place [Nigeria]. Now, I take that to mean there’s a lot of exploration to do in order to understand what this place is to you. You should give it the attention it needs — and that it demands of you — so that you know who you are.” During his junior year at Harvard University, Iweala listened to a talk by China Keitetsa, a former Ugandan child soldier. That talk, and their conversation afterward, prompted some soul-searching that eventually led Iweala back to a story

year of college. “But it’s also paired with this deep concern for people and the state of the world. He can and does enjoy life, but he’s always got this strong concern for how things are for everyone.” To research Beasts of No Nation, Iweala had to read a lot — first-person accounts, U.N. reports and child psychology textbooks. Though the setting remains unnamed throughout the novel, the landscape, he has said, is Nigeria. So he spent time talking with family and friends about their own experiences during the Nigerian civil war, exploring what it was like to live with violence and the aftereffects on community. Iweala initially planned to pursue further degrees in English, but acting on the advice of the advisor who had guided him through his honors thesis — the writer Jamaica Kincaid — he decided to attend medical school. “I think what she was trying to say was, go and get some real life experience,” he says. “Interact with people, see what there is in the world and also really challenge yourself.” In 2011, Iweala graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Afterward, still writing on the side, he began working on health policy issues in sub-Saharan Africa as part of the Millennium Villages Project, headquartered at Columbia University and the United Nations.

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“I wanted to bring a whole new set of voices to the foreground, give people a chance to narrate their own stories.” he’d written in high school, a response to a Newsweek article on child soldiers in Sierra Leone. That three-page story became 50 pages, then his honors thesis and, eventually, his first novel. Beasts of No Nation, the story of a young boy conscripted as a guerilla fighter, garnered several awards and quite a bit of attention for the then 23-year-old. The topic or timing of this first book didn’t surprise those close to Iweala. “Uzo is always aiming at excellence,” says Elliot Aguilar, who met Iweala during their first

There, Iweala settled into an office across the hall from someone who would become a close friend. Julie Kennedy remembers the long conversations and debates they often had over politics, current events and social justice. “Uzo’s a seeker,” she says. “That’s a real strength in a friend, because you push each other to not be satisfied with where you are and what you’ve accomplished, but continue to seek a greater good or a greater truth or a greater accomplishment.” For example, while learning about

Iweala signs copies of his latest book, Our Kind of People, at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C.

health care and various disease states, Iweala began to notice patterns in rhetoric when referring to HIV/AIDS in Africa. “There’s this idea of otherness or exoticness” when people outside the continent discuss HIV/AIDS victims in Africa, he explains. “And then there’s the idea of being thankful to an outsider who comes in and brings help or a cure or some sort of treatment.” The promotion of a helpless “other” didn’t fit what Iweala had himself experienced in Nigeria, so he traveled back to do research. “I wanted to bring a whole new set of voices to the foreground, give people a chance to narrate their own stories.” Iweala recently turned 30, only three months after the release of his second book, Our Kind of People — one that allowed him to encounter his homeland as a researcher, a writer and, more importantly, a Nigerian. Our Kind of People is a book about real people, not numbers; about local initiatives and successes, not outsiders swooping in with miracles. And ultimately, it’s about hope — people learning to live and thrive with a disease that doesn’t yet have a cure and that still carries plenty of stigma. “I hope this book shifts perspectives, starts a new conversation,” he says. “You want people to feel like you touched them in some way, left their lives more positive.” As a medical student and a writer, as an American and a Nigerian, as a thinker and an activist, Iweala is determined to leave the world a little better off than he found it. And to discover himself in the process. november/december 2012

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Destination

In the Shadow of the Volcano The stunning mountain and beach vistas of Douala, Cameroon. |

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ouala is big, brash and bold and creaks under the weight of its roughly 2 million residents. This capital of the former German colony of Kamerun is located some 200 kilometers (125 miles) to the west of modern d o ua l a Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde. Yet it is Douala cameroon that remains the country’s economic livewire and teems constantly with the buzz of buying and selling. The city is located on the banks of the Wouri River, which then flows into the Gulf of Guinea. When the Portuguese visited the area in 1472, they named the river Rio Dos Cameroes (“River of Prawns”) because of the abundance of crustaceans. From there, Cameroon derives its name. Blessed with a 7-meter-deep seaport with extensive docks, an airport and a terminus for two railway lines, Douala is the very nerve center of trade for landlocked countries like Chad and the Central African Republic. But for visitors looking to slow things down, less than an hour west of the fast-moving city are two locations well worth a visit: Mount Cameroon, in the town of Buea, and the seaside town of Limbe. Mountain climbing Towering above both towns at some 4,100 meters above sea level is Mount Cameroon — a picturesque volcano overlooking the sea. The steep incline of the mountain plays host to the Mount 62

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Cameroon Race of Hope, an annual race that brings together some 500 athletes (and 5,000 spectators) from around the world to cover the 38 kilometers from Buea to the top of the mountain and back. The mountain is seen as a sanctuary for the gods by the local Bakweri people, who live on the surrounding slopes; the paramount chief of Buea usually climbs the mountain pre-race to pour libations and entreat the gods to protect the runners. Climbing the mountain is as exacting as it is exciting, requiring special precautions, even for the casual visitor. Local tour guide John Ngange warns tourists to carry drinking water, lighters, knives, sleeping mats and warm clothes, because even in this equatorial country, temperatures can drop to freezing on the mountain. Climbers start by trekking through the thick tropical growth at the base of the mountain before ascending the forested slopes, which eventually give way to volcanic boulders almost bare of vegetation. Since 1954, the active volcano has erupted seven times, often resulting in only tremors but at times flowing lava within a handful of kilometers of Buea. The most

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Beach relaxation After leaving the summit, it’s only 16 kilometers to the seaside resort town of Limbe, where the frosty cold of Mount Cameroon is history. Temperatures here vary from 21 to 33 degrees Celsius (70 to 91 degrees Farenheit) but are tempered by the cool sea breeze. Located on a beautiful bay against the backdrop of the towering mountain, Limbe’s uniqueness stems from its black, sandy beaches — their color coming from several centuries of volcanic activity. In addition to water sports, visitors can explore the extensive mangrove forests at the mouth of the estuary by canoe. Or check out the Limbe Wildlife Centre, home to endangered species such as ellioti chimpanzees, western lowland gorillas,

and various reptiles and birds. Also nearby are the Limbe Botanic Gardens, which were created in the 1890s to acclimate economic and medicinal plants (quinine, coffee, cocoa, banana) to the country. Seafood is the dish of choice in Limbe’s water-centered culture. Visitors craving it need only stop by city hall, where nearly a dozen women hovering over charcoal fires grill different fish straight from the fishermen’s nets, usually surrounded by a courtyard of hungry customers. The improvised restaurant spills out onto the beach, creating a memorable mingling that lingers far past the meal — of tantalizing aromas, fresh sea air and the ever-present view of Mount Cameroon looming in the distance. november/december 2012

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The Arts

Sounds of Hope Documentary film Kinshasa Symphony provides an intimate look at the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbaguiste.

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he streets of Kinshasa, Africa’s third-largest city, are an unchoreographed dance of movement and sound. Vehicles weave between pedestrians. Commerce bellows from the marketplace. And jackhammers announce that the city’s reconstruction efforts are well underway. Attune your ears, though, and you’ll hear sounds less expected: the trilling of a clarinet, the groan of a cello, the shimmering smash of percussion or a chorus of women’s voices. This is the music of the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbaguiste, a musical ensemble with a story that’s as moving and as beautiful as the music itself. It all started in 1994 when conductor Armand Diangienda, an out-of-work airline pilot, brought together a small group of would-be musicians to learn to play the violin. What he lacked in formal musical education he made up for in passion — a quality his pupils soon learned was contagious. Conditions for teaching were far from ideal — five violins had to be shared among 12 students. Repairs were often necessary. But creativity is an elixir, and if violin strings broke, bicycle brake cables were used as replacements. When additional instruments were needed, wheel rims or scrap metal were adapted as needed. The group’s size grew steadily by word of mouth. By 2008, when German filmmaker Claus Wischmann learned about the symphony, it was nearly 200 members strong. Fascinated, he contacted Martin Baer, a cinematographer and specialist in African studies.

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His idea? To film these musicians in action. “I still remember my response,” Baer says. “I told Claus, ‘That’s impossible. No [orchestra] could exist in one of the poorest countries in the world.’” Weeks later, however, Wischmann and Baer were in Kinshasa listening to notes of Beethoven’s Ninth rise from inside the corrugated green plastic fence of an open-air practice area. There, dozens of musicians, ranging from adolescent to elderly, were playing with the passion of trained professionals. Baer was deeply moved as he watched Diangienda conduct. “He has a dream,” Baer says, “and every day, he shows up to make it a reality.” The same can be said of the orchestra’s musicians. Most are amateurs. Many learn from fellow students. Still others are selftaught — something they do by listening carefully to sounds and copying them. Cellist Josephine Nsemba was taught to play by her now-husband, Albert Matubanza, who builds string instruments

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Listening to its music, audiences might never guess that the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbaguiste is composed of everyday musicians playing instruments that are often homemade.

for the orchestra. Her days begin at 5 a.m. when she heads out the door to sell omelets at market, yet she never misses a practice. As she draws the bow across the strings, her face is transformed. She is entirely at one with the music. The same is true of Nathalie Hahati, a single mother who can’t find an affordable place to live yet finds a way, little son in tow, to lift a flute to her lips each day for practice, right on cue. These are only two of hundreds of similar stories. So, why does everyone show up? It has to do with a sense of community, of course. And creative expression. But most of all, perhaps, it is the power of music to transcend the everyday and allow, if only for a few hours, a connection to something larger than the self. That said, the practices and concerts are hardly the stuff of lyrical perfection. Technical complications, including electrical outages, are commonplace. If it weren’t for Joseph Masunda Lutete

Most of the orchestra’s musicians are amateurs. Many learn from fellow students. Still others are self-taught.

— a violist who runs a hair salon by day and serves as the orchestra’s electrical and lighting expert at night — many events would be canceled. Says Baer of Lutete: “His enthusiasm, dedication and flexibility echo perfectly the qualities of the orchestra and, in my opinion, those of the Congolese population in general.” The filmmakers quickly established a connection with Lutete, Diangienda and the other musicians. But rapport with Kinshasa residents took longer. With their loads of equipment, the European film team was viewed with suspicion. “Even to get a street shot, we had to spend a long time with onlookers explaining what we were doing,” Baer says. The rewarding outcome, though, was that many of these people returned to watch; some even asking to be filmed in the streets or marketplace.

“They’d say, ‘If your film is about Congo and culture, not Congo and war, I want to be a part of it,’” Baer remembers. Weeks of practice in poor conditions and endless feedback from Diangienda culminate when the symphony performs. As the women hike their homemade gowns to cross a muddy street and the suited men saunter toward the bandshell, the restless audience fidgets. When the concert begins, the crowd grows quiet. Verdi, Dvorak, Beethoven and Orff mingle with the stars. And the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbaguiste serenades a city of 8 million. —Bethany Lyttle is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work appears regularly in dozens of national and international publications. november/december 2012

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Travel Tips

seated exercises These gentle exercises, which you can carry out easily during your flight, will help blood circulation and reduce any tiredness or stiffness that may result from sitting in one place for several hours. Check with your doctor first if you have any health conditions that might be adversely affected by exercise. Shoulder roll

Ankle circles

Hunch shoulders forward, then upward, then backward, then downward, using a gentle, circular motion.

Lift feet off the floor and draw a circle with the toes, simultaneously moving one foot clockwise and the other foot counterclockwise. Reverse circles. Do each direction for 15 seconds. Repeat if desired.

Arm curl

Foot pumps

Start with arms held at a 90-degree angle: elbows down, hands out in front. Raise hands up to chest and back down, alternating hands. Do this exercise in 30-second intervals.

Start with both heels on the floor and point feet upward as high as you can. Then put both feet flat on the floor. Then lift heels high, keeping the balls of your feet on the floor. Continue cycle in 30-second intervals.

Forward flex

Knee to chest

With both feet on the floor and stomach held in, slowly bend forward and walk your hands down the front of your legs toward your ankles. Hold the stretch for 15 seconds and slowly sit back up.

Bend forward slightly. Clasp hands around the right knee and hug it to your chest. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Keeping hands around knee, slowly let it down. Alternate legs. Repeat 10 times.

Overhead stretch

Knee lifts

Raise both hands straight up over your head. With one hand, grasp the elbow of the opposite hand and gently pull to one side. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Lift leg with knees bent while contracting your thigh muscles. Alternate legs. Repeat 20 to 30 times for each leg.

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Shoulder stretch

Other Tips for a Comfortable Flight

Reach right hand over left shoulder. Place left hand behind right elbow and gently press elbow toward shoulder. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

> For your own comfort, try to travel light.

> Avoid heavy meals during the flight.

> Wear loose clothing and elasticated stockings made of natural fiber.

> Take short walks once every two hours to improve circulation.

> Increase your normal intake of water and only drink alcohol in moderation.

> Try to touch your toes when waiting in the aisle, to stretch your hamstrings.

Neck roll

> Use moisturizing cream to keep your skin from drying out.

> Upon arrival at your destination, take a quick jog, brisk walk or a vigorous scrub to help stimulate circulation. Then, take a hot shower or a relaxing bath.

With shoulders relaxed, drop ear to shoulder and gently roll neck forward and to the other side, holding each position for about five seconds. Repeat five times.

> Take off shoes while on the plane to prevent your feet from swelling up, or wear shoes that will cope with expanding ankles.

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| Travel Tips

Traveling in Ethiopia Land » Ethiopia covers an area of 1.14 million square kilometers (944,000 square miles). Climate » There are two seasons: The dry season, October–May, and the wet season, June–September.

Topography » Ethiopia has an elevated central plateau varying in height between 2,000 and 3,000 meters. In the north and center of the country, there are some 25 mountains whose peaks rise above 4,000 meters. The most famous Ethiopian river is the Blue Nile (or Abbay), which flows north a distance of 1,450 kilometers from its source in Lake Tana to join the White Nile at Khartoum, Sudan.

People » The population is estimated at 78 million.

Economy » About 90 percent of the population earns a living from the land, mainly as subsistence farmers. Agriculture is the backbone of the national economy, and the principal exports from this sector are coffee, oil seeds, pulses, flowers, vegetables, sugar and foodstuffs for animals. There is also a thriving livestock sector, exporting cattle, hides and skins. Language » Ethiopia is a multiethnic state with 83 languages and 200 dialects. Amharic is the working language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, while Oromiffa, Tigrigna and Guragina are widely spoken.

Courier & Money TransfeRS » Money transfers can be made through Western Union and MoneyGram. Both have representative branches in Addis Ababa and also make their services available from private and national banks. For courier services, DHL, Fedex, UPS, TNT and EMS have offices in Addis Ababa.

Communications » Telephones, fax machines and Internet access are available in Addis Ababa in most hotels and at private Internet service centers around the city. Working Hours » Government office hours are 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Working hours on Friday are 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 1:30– 5:30 p.m. Private and public businesses are often open on Saturdays. Public Holidays » Public holidays are celebrated according to the Ethiopian (Julian) Calendar (see “Time”). The calendar is seven years behind the Western or Gregorian Calendar, with the New Year falling in the month of September. January 7: Ethiopian Christmas (Genna)

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Immigration Requirements » Visas are required for all foreign visitors to Ethiopia, with the exception of nationals of Kenya and Sudan. Visa applications may be obtained at Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions overseas. Nationals of 37 countries are now allowed to receive their tourist visas on arrival in Ethiopia. The list includes: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Taiwan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

Bole International Airport »

March 2: Victory of Adwa (1896) March 29: Ethiopian Orthodox Good Friday March 31: Ethiopian Orthodox Easter Sunday

May 5: Ethiopian Patriots (1941) Victory Day May 28: Fall of the Dergue (1991) Day

It follows the Julian calendar, which consists of 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of five or six days (on a leap year).

September 27: The Finding of the True Cross (Meskal)

Currency » The units of currency are

*These holidays are subject to moon sighting.

the birr and cents. Notes are 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 birr. The 1 birr coin is also in circulation. ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are found in major Addis Ababa hotels, shopping malls and at the Bole International Airport. It is important to retain currency exchange receipts.

Health Requirements » A yellow fever certificate is required for some African destinations. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in Ethiopia.

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b) You must declare to customs officials at point of entry any cash in excess of US$3,000 (or the equivalent). If you have more than US$3,000 on departing, you must present a receipt from the purchasing bank.

The airport is about 5 kilometers from Meskel Square and Addis Ababa’s central business district. Passengers entering and departing Ethiopia must fill in entry and exit cards. Free luggage carts and paid porters are available in the baggage hall. All bags must go through X-ray check before you exit. When flying out of Bole International Airport, please note: Terminal 1 — all domestic flights and flights to Burundi, Djibouti, Rwanda, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen. Terminal 2 — all other international flights. Taxis are readily available and may be ordered inside the terminal. Privately owned taxis are not metered, nor do they have fixed rates. Agree upon the fare in advance.

September 11: Ethiopian New Year

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a) It is illegal to carry more than 200 birr when entering or departing Ethiopia.

January 24: Birth of Prophet Mohammed PBUH (Mauwlid)*

Time » Ethiopia is in the GMT +3 time zone.

Banking Hours » Banking hours are usually 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays. Most banks work through lunchtime; however, foreign exchange services are closed during lunch hours (noon–1 p.m.).

When it comes to currency:

January 19: Ethiopian Epiphany (Timkat)

May 1: International Labor Day

Electric Supply » Ethiopia uses 220

d) souvenirs (by visitors) with a value not exceeding 500 birr

October 15: Id ul Ahda (Sacrifice)*

Customs » Duty-free imports are permitted for up to: a) 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco b) 2 liters of alcoholic beverages c) half a liter of perfume

Security » Security at the airport is tight, and travelers need to produce their air ticket and passport to enter the terminal. All other visitors are required to pay a fee of 10 birr in the car park and may be required to show identification.


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learn amharic English-Amharic (phonetic) Learn some basic Amharic so that you can interact with the locals and enjoy your stay in Ethiopia by experiencing the rich culture of the Ethiopian people.

U seful Words Today Tomorrow Yesterday Now Quickly Slowly Mr Mrs Miss I

pronunciation guide

You He, She We

a as the a in father e as the e in set i as the i in ship o as the o in go u as the oo in boot gn as the gn in compagne (French) (M) Masculine; (F) Feminine; (P) Plural

They What? Who? When? How? Why? Which? Yes (all right) No Excuse me I am sorry Good Bad

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N umbers Zare Nege Tilant Ahun Tolo Kes Ato Weyzero Weyzerit Ene Ersewo Essu, Essoa Egna Ennessu Min? Man? Metche? Endet? Lemin? Yetignaw? Eshi Aydelem /Ayhonem Yikirta Aznallehu Tiru / melkam Metfo

One

And

Two

Hulet

Three

Sost

Four

Arat

Five

Amist

Six

Sidist

Seven

Sebat

Eight

Semmint

Nine

Zetegn

Ten

Asser

Eleven

Asra-and

Twelve

Asra-hulet

Thirteen, etc.

Asra-sost, etc.

Twenty

Haya

Twenty-one, etc.

Haya-and, etc.

Thirty

Selasa

Thirty-one, etc.

Selasa-and, etc.

Forty

Arba

Fifty

Amsa

One hundred

And meto

One thousand

And shi  

D irections / E mergencies

M eeting and G reeting Hello

Halo

Good morning

Endemn adderu/ k(M)/sh(F)

Good afternoon Good evening

Endemn walu/k(M)/ sh(F)

Commerce

Where? (Place)

Yet?

Where is it?

Yet no?

Where? (Direction)

Wodet?

Street/road

Menged

Airport

Awiroplan marefeya

Where is the hotel?

Hotelu yet no?

Where are you going?

Yet iyehedu no? eh (M)/esh(F)

I am going to . . .

Wede... iyehedku no

Turn right

Wede kegn yitatefu/ tatef(M)/tatefi(F)

Turn left

Wede gra yitatefu tatef(M)/tatefi(F)

Go straight

Ketita yihidu/hid(M)/ higi(F)

Please stop here

Ezih Yikumu/kum(M)/ kumi(F)

Endemn ameshu/ eh(M)/esh(F)

Hotel

Hotel

Dehna hunu/ hun(M)/ hugne(F)

Room

Kifil

Bed

Alga

How are you?

Tenayistillign / endemen not? eh(M)/ esh(F)

To sleep

Metegnat

To bathe

Galan metateb

I am well, thank you (very much)

Dehna negn (Betam) amesegenallehu

Where is the toilet?

Metatebiya betu yet new?

You’re welcome

Minim aydel

Please come in

Yigbu/giba(M)/ gibi(F)

Where may I get something to drink?

Yemiteta neger yet agengalehu?

Coffee

Buna

Please sit down

Yikemetu/ tekemet(M)/ tekemechi(F)

One (cup of) coffee

And (sini) buna

Come

Na(M)/Ney(F)/Nu(P)

Beer

Birra

Go

Hid(M)/Higi(F)/Hidu(P)

Cold

Kezkaza

Stop

Kum(M)/Kumi(F)/ Irdugn(P)

Help

Irdagn(M)/irgegn(F)/ Irdugn(P)

Hospital

Hakem bet

Police

Polis

Goodbye

What is your name?

Simewo man no?h(M)/sh(F)

Hot

Muk

Tea

Shay

My name is . . .

Sime . . . no

Food

Migib

Where do you come from?

Keyet Metu? ah(M)/ ash(F) Hagero yet no?eh(M)/esh(F)

Meat

Siga

Fish

Assa

I come from . . .

Ke . . . metahu

Bread

Dabo

My country is . . .

Hagere . . . no

Butter

Kebe

Can you speak Amharic?

Amaregna yenageralu? tenageraleh(M)/ tenageriyalesh(F)

Sugar

Sikuar

Salt

Chow

Pepper

Berbere

Shop

Suk

To buy

Megzat

Sunday

Ihud

To sell

Meshet

Monday

Segno

Money

Genzeb

Tuesday

Maksegno

Cent

Santime

Wednesday

Erob

How much does this cost?

Wagaw sint no?

Thursday

Hamus

Friday

Arb

That is quite expensive

Betam wood no

Saturday

Kedame

Only a little

Tinish

I want to learn more

Yebelete memar ifelegalehu

How do you find Ethiopia?

Itiyopiyan endet agegnuat? hat(M)/ shat(F)

I like it here

Itiyopiya Tesmamtognal

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Bombardier Q400 Data (ET-ANI, ET-ANJ, ET-ANK, ET-ANL, ET-ANV, ET-ANW, ET-ANX, ET-ANY, ET-AQB, ET-AQC, ET-AQD, ET-ADE, ET-AQF) Seat Capacity: 78 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 29,574 kg; Landing, 28,123 kgs; Zero Fuel, 26,308 kg Operating Empty Weight:17.684 kg Total Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu.ft Boeing 737-700 (ET-ALK, ET-ALM, ET-ALN, ET-ALQ, ET-ALU) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 102. Total: 118 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 70,080 kg; Landing, 58,604 kgs; Zero Fuel, 55,202 kg Operating Empty Weight: 41,015 kg Total Cargo Volume: 966 cu.ft

Boeing 737-800 (ET-AMZ, ET-APK, ET-ANZ, ET-AOA, ET-AOB, ET-APF, ET-APL, ET-APM, ET-APO) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 138. Total: 154 Max Gross Weight: Take Off, 79,010 kg Landing, 66,330kgs; Zero Fuel, 62,730 kg Operating Empty Weight: 43,545 kg Total Cargo Volume: 1,555 cu.ft

Boeing 757-200 ER (ET-ALZ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 154. Total: 170 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,699 kg, Landing, 89,812 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,485 kg Operating Empty Weight: 60,942 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 cu.ft Boeing 757-200 ER Cargo (ET-AJS) Cargo Capacity: 15 (88” x 125“) pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,892 kg; Landing, 95,254 kg; Zero Fuel, 90,718 kg Operating Weight: 53,010 kg Cargo Volume Main: 6,600 cu.ft Lower: 1,829 cu.ft

(ET-AMK) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 159. Total: 175. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,852 kgs. Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 61,072 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 Cu.ft. (ET-AJX) Cargo Capacity: 15 (88” x 125“) pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 109,316 kg; Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kg Operating Weight: 54,176 kg Cargo Volume Main: 6,600 cu.ft Lower: 1,762 cu.ft

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (ET-AOQ, ET-AOR, ET-AOS) A super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size. Seat Capacity: 210 to 250 passengers Length: 186 ft Range: 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles Height: 56 ft Configuration: Twin aisle Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85 Cross Section: 226 in Cargo Capacity: 5 pallets + 5 LD3s Wing Span: 197 ft Maximum Take Off Weight: 476,000 lb

MD-11CF Cargo (ET-AML, ET-AND) Cargo Capacity: Upper deck: 26 Pallets (96”x125”); Lower FWD Bay: 6 Pallets (96”x125”); Lower AFT Bay: 14 LD3 Containers Max Take Off. WT.: 630, 500 lb

Max Landing: 491,500 lb Zero fuel wt.: 461,500 lb Engine: GE CF6-80C201F Pallet: 26 pallets – Upper Volume – 86 ton

Boeing 767-300 ER (ET-ALL) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 213. Total: 237 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,879 kg; Landing, 145, 149 kg; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kg Operating Empty Weight: 91,367 kg Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 cu.ft

(ET-ALC) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine, 24; Economy Class, 210. Total: 234 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 185,065 kg; Landing, 145,149 kg; Zero Fuel, 130,634 kg Operating Empty Weight: 90,416 kg Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 cu.ft

Boeing 777-200LR (ET-ANN, ET-ANO, ET-ANP, ET-ANQ, ET-ANR) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 34, Economy Class 287. Total: 321 Max Gross Weight: Take Off, 347,450 kg; Landing, 223,160 kg; Zero Fuel, 209,100 kg Operating Empty Weight: 160,856 kg Total Cargo Volume: 5,330 cu.ft Engines: GE90

Boeing 777-200LRF Cargo (ET-APU, ET-APS) Cargo Capacity: 27 (96" x 125") pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 766,800 lbs; Landing, 575,000 lbs; Zero Fuel, 547,000 lbs Cargo Volume: Main, 18,630 cu.ft.; Lower, 4,700 cu.ft. Length 0 70

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Domestic and Regional Passenger Services 13 Bombardier Q400 (ET-ANI, ET-ANJ, ET-ANK, ET-ANL, ET-ANV, ET-ANW, ET-ANX, ET-ANY, ET-AQB, ET-AQC) Cargo and Non-Scheduled Services 2 Boeing 777-200LRF (ET-APU, ET-APS) 1 Boeing 757-260 Freighter (ET-AJS) 1 Boeing 757-200 PCF (ET-AJX)

9 Boeing 737-800 (ET-AMZ, ET-APK, ET-ANZ, ET-AOA, ET-AOB, ET-APF, ET-APL , ET-APM )

2 MD-11CF (ET-AML, ET-AND)

5 Boeing 737-700 (ET-ALK, ET-ALM, ET-ALN, ET-ALQ, ET-ALU)

Boeing 757-200 ER continued (ET-AMT, ET-AMU) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 155. Total: 171. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,892 kgs; Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 60,023 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 Cu.ft.

Boeing 767-300 ER continued (ET-ALH) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 213. Total: 237. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 90,058 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.

(ET-ALO) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 211. Total: 235. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 93,499 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.

(ET-ALJ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 211. Total: 235. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 93,277 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.

(ET-ALP) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 208. Total: 232. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 148,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 93,277 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.

(ET-AMQ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 30, Economy Class 195. Total: 225. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 130,634 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 90,426 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.

(ET-AME, ET-AQG) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 30, Economy Class 190. Total: 220. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 181,436 kgs; Landing, 137,892 kgs; Zero Fuel Weight, 130,634 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 92,087 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.

(ET-AMF, ET-AMG, ET-ANU) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine: 24, Economy Class: 213, Total: 237. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel Weight, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 87,419 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.

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ethiopian airlines international service Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) Abuja (Nigeria) Accra (Ghana) Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Bahir Dar (Ethiopia) Bamako (Mali) Bangkok (Thailand) Bangui (Central Africa) Beijing (China) Beirut (Lebanon) Berbera (Somalia) Brazzaville (Congo) Brussels (Belgium) Bujumbura (Burundi) Cairo (Egypt) Cotonou (Benin) Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Dakar (Senegal) Dammam (Saudi Arabia) Dire Dawa (Ethiopia) Djibouti (Rep. of Djibouti) Douala (Cameroun) Dubai (UAE) Entebbe (Uganda) Frankfurt (Germany) Guangzhou (China) Harare (Zimbabwe) Hangzhou (China) Hong Kong (China) Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) Johannesburg (South Africa) Juba (Southern Sudan) Khartoum (Sudan) Kigali (Rwanda)

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Destinations with special agreements Cape Town (South Africa) Montréal, Quebec (Canada) Gaborone (Botswana) Helsinki (Finland) Jakarta (Indonesia) Kolkata (India) Manila (Philippines) Oslo (Norway) Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) Palermo (Italy) Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) Windhoek (Namibia) United States of America: Albuquerque, New Mexico Atlanta, Georgia Boston, Massachusetts Chicago, Illinois Cincinnati, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Colorado Springs, Colorado Columbia, South Carolina Columbus, Ohio Dallas, Texas Dayton, Ohio Denver, Colorado Detroit, Michigan Fort Lauderdale, Florida Houston, Texas Indianapolis, Indiana Jacksonville, Florida Kansas City, Missouri

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Las Vegas, Nevada Little Rock, Arkansas Los Angeles, California Memphis, Tennessee Miami, Florida Minneapolis, Minnesota Nashville, Tennessee New Orleans, Louisiana New York City, New York Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Omaha, Nebraska Ontario, California Orlando, Florida Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Phoenix, Arizona Portland, Oregon Portland, Maine Rochester, New York Saint Louis, Missouri Salt Lake City, Utah San Antonio, Texas San Diego, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California Santa Ana, California Seattle, Washington Syracuse, New York Tampa, Florida Tucson, Arizona

south pacific ocean

IN T E R NAT I O NA L ROU T E M A P ke y

Ethiopian destinations Destinations with special agreements Code share flights Future destinations One-way nonstop ASKY routes

São Paulo


International Route Map |

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Helsinki Stockholm

Oslo

Moscow

Gothenburg

Aberdeen

Copenhagen

Belfast

Edinburgh Manchester

Dublin

London Brussels Paris

Warsaw Amsterdam

Dusseldorf

Frankfurt

Zurich Geneva Lyon

Toulouse

Prague Vienna Budapest

Munich

Marselle

Madrid

Berlin

Bucharest

Milan Sofia

Rome

Barcelona

Istanbul

Beijing

Lisbon

Palermo

Korea Larnaca

Beirut Tel Aviv

Damascus

Kuwait City

Cairo

Dammam Riyadh

Hangzhou

Dubai

New Delhi Guangzhou (Canton) Kolkata (Calcutta)

Muscat

Jeddah

Hong Kong

Mumbai Dakar

Khartoum Bamako

Conakry

Niamey

Ouagadougou

Freetown

N’Djamena

Monrovia

Abidjan

Accra

Djibouti Berbera

Abuja Cotonou Lomé

Lagos

Yaounde

Juba

Yaounde

Douala

Dire Dawa

ADDIS ABABA

Bangui

Kuala Lumpur

Malabo

Singapore

Libreville

Entebbe Nairobi Kigali Mombasa Brazzaville Bujumbura Kilimanjaro Zanzibar Pointe Noire Kinshasa Dar es Salaam Luanda

Manila

Bangkok

Mekelle

Bahir Dar

Jakarta Victoria

Lubumbashi

indian ocean

Lilongwe

Lusaka Harare

ASKY N E T WO R K

south atlantic ocean Windhoeck

Gaborone

Maputo

Johannesburg

Bamako Durban Cape Town

Conakry

Niamey

Ouagadougou

Freetown

N’Djamena Abuja

Cotonou

Monrovia

Abidjan

Accra

Lomé

Yaounde Douala Yaounde Malabo Lagos

Libreville Brazzaville Kinshasa

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red sea

Shire

Axum

Mekelle

Humera

Denakil Depression

ras dashan (4,620m) simien mountains

Gondar gulf of aden

Lalibela

tana

Bahir Dar

choke mountains

Asosa Dire Dawa Jijiga Ahmar mountains

Addis Ababa

dembidollo gore

koka

Gambella

zwai abiata

langano

Jimma

ogaden region shala

Mizan teferi

Arba Minch Jinka

ADDIS ABABA Main City Ticket Office Churchill Road PO Box 1755 Tel: 251-11-5517000 Fax: 251-11-5513047/5513593

ARBA MINCH Tel: 251-46-8810649 (CTO)

ASOSA Tel: 251-057-7750574/75 (CTO) 251-091-1255674 (CELL)

AXUM Tel: 251-34-7752300 (CTO) 251-34-7753544 (APT) 251-91-1255682 (CELL) Email: AXUTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM 74

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mendebo mountains

Kabri Dar

abaya

shamo

BAHIR DAR

Gode

GONDAR

Tel: 251-58-2200020 (CTO) 251-58-2260036 (APT) 251-91-1255675 (CELL) Email: BJRTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

Tel: 251-58-1117688 (CTO) 251-58-1140735 (APT) 251-91-1255676 (CELL) Email: GDQTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

DIRE DAWA

Humera

Tel: 251-25-1111147 (CTO) 251-25-1114425 (APT) 251-91-5320405 (Cell) Email: DIRAM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

GAMBELLA Tel: 251-47-5510099 (CTO) 251-91-1255677 (CELL)

GODE Tel: 251-25-7760015 (CTO) 251-25-7760030 (APT)

Tel: 251 - 34 4480556 251 - 911 255437

JIJIGA Tel: 251-25-7752030 (CTO) 251-25-7754300 (APT)

JIMMA Tel: 251-47-1110030 (CTO) 251-47-1110207 (APT) 251-91-1255678 (CELL) Email: JIMTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

LALIBELA Tel: 251-33-3360046 (CTO) 251-91-1255679 (CELL) Email: LLITAM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

MEKELLE

Tel: 251-400055 (CTO) 251-34-4420437 (APT) 251-91-1255680 (CELL) Email: MQXTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

SHIRE Tel: 251-34-4442224 (CTO) 251-91-1255681 (CELL) CTO – City Ticket Office APT – Airport Office CGO – Cargo Office CELL – Cell phone


Addis Ababa Map |

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kennedy library

The main library at Addis Ababa University.

National Museum of ethiopia

Highlighting the history of Ethiopia from prehistoric times to the modern day. Kennedy Library

St.GEorge’s cathedral

A small octagonal Ethiopian Orthodox church built in 1896 as a token to St. George.

piazza district

russian

Another name for the historic district.

st

adwa

megabit 28 square

st

st. george's cathedral

Inside this square stands a monument erected in memory of those patriots who defeated the Italian invading forces.

national museum

Piazza district

ring rd

anwar mosque

The main religious center for Muslims in and around the capital.

megabit 28 square anwar mosque taitu hotel

taitu hotel

parliAment building lorenzo

Opened in 1898 as Addis Ababa’s first hotel, established by Empress Taitu Betul.

tiezaz

st

colson

st

N iger

parliament building

Built during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie I and still serving as the seat of Parliament today.

ave

st

zewditu hospital

sahara

The hospital in central Addis Ababa.

menelik

zewditu hospital

ethiopian national theatre

Founded in the 1940s when the government recruited a band to play Ethiopian songs accompanied by a modern orchestra.

african hall & ECA conference center

ethiopian national theatre ydnekachew tesema stadium

jomo kenyatta

africa hall and EcA conf. center

A fully integrated and secured complex with state-ofthe-art facilities. st

meskel square

ydnekachew tesema stadium

cameroon

chamber of commerce

d

r. .a.

A multi-use stadium in Addis Ababa used mostly for football matches as well as housing athletic facilities. st

chamber of commerce

AF

Established in 1947, providing technical and advocacy services to help businesses.

RIC

sierra leone st

meskel square

A site for public gathering or demonstrations and festivals — notably the Meskel Festival.

A ave

millennium exhibition hall

A modern building holding various-sized events including concerts, sport matches, exhibitions and trade shows.

Millennium Exhibition Hall

Bole International Airport

ring

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Agents ANGOLA Reino Comercio Geral, Rue Marques Das Minas No.4, Luanda Angola Tel: 00244 222 445 713, Fax: 00244 222 335 713, Email: tchukombe@yahoo.com ARGENTINA Aviareps Tel: 54 1148933003, Fax: 54 114893005 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND World Aviation System Mezannine Level, 403 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Tel: (02) 9244 2096, Fax: (02) 9290 3441 Email: info@aviareps.com Cargo: MCH Holding Australia Pty Ltd. Unit 6, MIAC Building, 1international Drive, Tullamarine, Vic. 3040. Fax: 03 9093 1377, Tel: 03 9093 1355 Email: hiran@mchholding.com.au AUSTRIA & HUNGARY Aviareps AG, Landsberger Str.155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: info@aviareps.com Cargo: ATC Aviation ACC, Bldg. 262, Entr. 08, 3rd Fl, AT-1300 Vienna Tel: 43 1 7007 388 54, Fax: 43 1 7007 388 53 Email: vie@atc-aviation.com BAHRAIN Chamber of Commerce Building Tel: 973 17208504/17223315 Fax: 973 17210175 Email: bitgsa@Bahraintravel.com SITA: BAHTOET BANGLADESH MAAS Travels & Tours Ltd., Maas Travels & Tours, R.M Centre, 101 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh Tel: 8802 9559852/9568388/9565380 Fax: 8802 956 5378, Email: mass@agni.com Globe Travel Tel: 253 354848 BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG & NETHERLANDS Brussels RTO Tel: 0032 2712 0586 RTO Fax: 0032 2725 8392 Tel: 32 0 22750175/32 0 24034476 Fax: 32 0 24034479 Aviareps, Landsberg Str.155, 6087 Munchen, Germany Tel: 31 020 655 3680, Fax: 31 020 655 3686 Email: Mgaebler@aviareps.com Cargo: Kales Group B.V. Triport Building 1, 6th Floor Evert Van de beekstraat 46 1118 CL Schiphol, The Netherlands Tel: 31 20 653 4886, Fax: 31 20 653 4717 Email: danny.vanthienen@kales.com Niels.verhaest@kales.com, Danielle.meyers@kales.com BENIN Vitesse Voyage M/S ABD Vitesse Voyages, Rue de Ouidah, Immeuble Toxi Labo Carre 404, Cotonou, Benin Tel: 22921320167/22964054232, Fax: 229 21320170, Email: abdvitesse@yahoo.fr BRAZIL Aviareps Tel: 5511 3123 1800, Fax: 5511 3259 8440 BURKINA FASO EUROWORLD SARL, EURO WORLD (Burkina Faso), 01BP4883 OUAGADOUGOU, KWAME N'NKRUMAH, Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso Tel: 226 50 30 16 52/16 85, Fax: 226 50 30 18 86, Email: a_chandirani@satgurutravel.com CANADA Euro link Ltd., Address : 1027 Yonge Street, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON , M4W 2K9, Canada Phone : +1 (416) 922 9989 Fax : +1 (416) 922 1371 Toll Free : 1 855 269 0362 Email : gsa@ethiopiancanada.com

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Cargo: Airlines Service International (ASI), 5160 Explorer Drive, Unit 4, Suite F, Mississauga, Ontario 4W 4T7 Tel: 905629 4522, Fax: 905 629 4651 Email: asi@airlineservices.com CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Africa Discovery, Avenue B. Boganda, PO Box 1182, Bangui, Central African Republic Tel: 236752511117 Fax: 49-69-26952940 Email: felicite@africa-discovery.net CHILE Aviareps Tel: 562 2362748/2362749, Fax: 562 2362750 CHINA Suite 702, Central Plaza, 227 Huang Pi North Road, Shanghai Tel: 86-21-63758388, Fax: 86-021-63758611 Email: cshi@hungnkit.com Hangzhou A-903 World Trade Center, No. 122 Shuguang Road, Hangzhou. P.C. 310007 Tel: 057187960600, Fax: 057187960677 East China, Hung & Kit Operational office, Suite 702, Central Plaza Tel: 86 21 63758388, Fax: 86 21 63758611 Email: royye@hungnkit.com North East China, Harbin Yuechheng Tourism Consulting Service Co., LTD Room 1604, Yengtze River Tel: 045182651966/0866/0366, Fax: 45182657678 Email: Zhou-fj@hotmail.com Southwest China, East Plaza 1-2-902, No.229 Zhiquan, section, East avenue, Chengdu, China Tel: 0086-28-84701460/80/90 Fax: 0086-28-84701470 Email: everlasting_riyue@126.com, www.riyuehangfu.com Cargo: SHA, BJS, HGH & CAN Megacap Logistics International Ltd; Room G 11/F, Shanghai Zhaofeng Universal Building, 1800 Zhongshan Road West Shanghai 200235 China Tel: 86 21 6440 0907, Fax: 86 21 6440 3435 Email: kevinchen@megacap.com.cn allantam@megacap.com.cn COLOMBIA Aviareps Tel: 571 317 2805/257 1818, Fax: 571 317 2890 Comoros Matembezi Travel & Tourism, Itsambouni, Moroni Tel: 2697730422/330400, Fax: 2697730075 Email: agence.matembezi@comorestelecom.com CONGO REPUBLIC Euro World Sarl, Immeuble Arc-En face chambre de Commerce, 1st floor-Centre Ville, Brazzaville Tel: 242 6712020/6713037 Cel: 971505589504, Fax: 31 020 655 3686 Email: a_chandirani@yahoo.com CONGO DRC Alamdar Tour & Travels, PO Box: 2976 Lubumbashi Tel: 243 818113377, Fax : 243 1801751933 Email: vazir@jefferytravels.com CYPRUS Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd., Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd, United Nations Street 44, 6042, Larmaca, Cyprus Tel: 357 24 841 150, Fax: 357 24 841 005 Email: aorthodoxou@orthodoxou.com.cy CZECH & SLOVAK REPUBLICS, POLAND UL Ujazdowskie, 20 Street, 00478 Warsaw Tel: 48-22-6253146, Fax: 48-22-6250467 Email: rgrabski&tal.pl Tal Aviation Poland Ltd. Tel: 48 22 627 2259, Fax: 48 22 625 3146 Email: ethiopian@tal.pl DENMARK, NORWAY, LITHUANIA & LATVIA Khyber International Khyber International, ester Farimagsagade 3, DK-1606 Copenhagen V Denmark Tel: 45 33121188, Fax: 4533933799 Email: Khan@khyber.dk, SITA: CPHZZET

Cargo: Kales Airline Services DK - 7190 Billund Denmark Tel: 45 75354511, Fax: 45 75354569 DJIBOUTI Globe Travel, Bld Administrateur Bernard Djibouti Bld, PO Box 1161,Republique de DJIBOUTI Tel: 00253 354235/00253 351007, Fax: 00253 350599 Email: globe_ethiopian@intnet.com EGYPT Aviatrans Egyptian Air Service Co. Ltd PO Box 24 Orman Cairo Egypt Tel: 202 37484473, Fax: 202 37608959 Email: Aviatrans@aviatrans.com.eg FINLAND & ESTONIA Matkantekijat Oy-Tourplanners Ltd, Annankatu 16 B 29, 3 Krs 00120, Helsinki, Finland Tel: 358 9 687 78911, Fax: 358 9687 78910 Email: tuomas.mantysaari@matkantekijat.fi Cargo: Kales Airline Services oy Perintötie 2D, 01510 Vantaa, Finland Tel: 358 9 8700 350, Fax: 358 9 8700 3515 FRANCE Air promotion group (APG) 66 Avenue des Champs-Elysées75008 Paris - France Tel: 33 153 771316, Fax: 33 1 53 77 13 05 Email: s.de-saint-sauveur@apg.fr Cargo: Paris Cargo World France SARL PO Box 69003 Roissy CDG Cedex France Tel: 33 1 49 38 90 57, Fax: 33 1 49.38 90 63 Email: cecile@cargoworld.fr, Jhon.sloot@etcargo.fr, paul@cargoworld.fr GERMANY Ethiopian Airlines – AVIAREPS AG Hessenring 32 64546 Moerfelden-Walldorf Germany Tel: 49 0 6105 206 053, Fax: 49 0 6105 206 235 ReservationsET.Germany@aviareps.com; SalesET.Germany@aviareps.com; Tel: 49 0 69690 51921; 49 0 1764 0251387 Fax: 49 0 69691945, Email: fraapt@ethiopianairlines.com Cargo: ATC Aviation, Cargo City Süd, Geb.641, 60549 Frankfurt/Germany Tel: 49 0 69 698053 47, Fax: 49 0 69 698053 20 Email: fra@atc-aviation.com AVIAREPS AG Landsberger str.155,80687 Munich Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: info@aviareps.com GREECE Gold Star Ltd. Tel: 30 210 3246706, Fax: 30 210 3246723 Email: ethiopian@goldstar.gr GUINEA GUINEE-VOYAGES Rue KA 011 BP 5842 Almamya, Conakry Tel: 224-30451992/30412435, Mobile: 00 224-60260554/ 60340144/60212320 Email: guineevoyages@yahoo.fr EI CISSE Amacif Bldg Conakrey Guinea Tel: 22460212320/340144 Fax: 224-30478063/22430012611 Email: guineevoyages@yahoo.fr HONG KONG Cargo: Pacific Air (HK) Limited Tel: 852 2759 4578, Fax: 852 2759 4316 Email: cargoeth@pacificair.com.hk INDIA 30-B World Trade, Ground Floor, World Trade Centre, Mumbai 400 005 Email: bomres@ethiopianairlines.com Tel: Admin: 22163797 Fax: 22153725, Sales: 22162150, Res: 1800 103 9933 Toll free Supvr: 22166069, Accounts: 22155667 ATO: 66859410/66859411, Fax:66859412, 28366700 Ext: 3514 Cargo Tel: 26828415/26828416 Fax: 26828417, TSV: 26828128 Sabre: BOMCTET, BOMAMET, BOMSMET, BOMAPET, BOMCGET STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD RZQ Alps Building, 1st

Floor, 14381496 56 Janpath, New Delhi 110 001 Tel: Admin: (011) 23312304 CTO: (011) 23312302/303 Cargo: (011) 25653739/25653740 APT: (011) 25654872 (011) 25652350 Ext 1284 Fax: (011) 25655710 Sabre: DELCTET, DELSMET, DELAPET Email: Solomony@ethiopianairlines.com etsales@sticgroup.com Sandeep Kumar Meena 9910061099 etreservations@sticgroup.com Kalpana Ganju Cargo: Rajiv Maini: 9871409345 Email: rajivmaini@sticgroup.com Bombay Airport Address: 14000125 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2B, 2nd Floor Sahar, Mumbai 400 099 Toll Free No: 1800 103 9933, STIC Travels Bombay Contact Tel: 22182628 or 22182831 GURANS TRAVEL & TOURS P LTD Thapathali, Tripureswor ECU 14900115 PO Box 2727, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: (9771) 4216818, Fax: (9771) 4212736 Email: imel@wlink.com.np Mr. Anil Amatya 9851049052 Mr. T. Joshi: 9851049731 New Delhi, Stic Travels PVT LTD, Stic House, R-907, New Rajinder Nagar,New Delhi-110 060, Tel: 110 060,28745569,28742485, Fax: 0091 11 28741491 Email: chairman@sticgroup.com, md@sticgroup.com, Kalpana Ganju Cargo: Rajiv Maini: 9871409345, rajivmaini@sticgroup.com BENZY HOLIDAYS PVT LTD, 14389141 101 Crystal Arcade, C. G. Road, Navrangpura Ahmedabad, 380 006 OVQ Tel: (079) 26403525, 30013430/32 Fax: 26403414 Email: sandeep@benzyethiopian.com accounts.amd@benzyethiopian.com Shoba Kokate 9920213661, shobha@akbartravels.in LEONARD TRAVELS PVT LTD WJX, Taj House, 5 Mahatama Ghandi Road, Pune-411001 India Tel: (020) 26056461, Fax: (020) 26130782 Email: bhojwanis@et.net Sharaf Cargo PVT LTD, MSC House Andheri East Mumbai 400 059 Tel: 91 226731 3001, Fax: 91 226731 3010 Email: oza@in.sharafcargo.com MAAS TRAVELS & TOURS LTD WEV 42380391 Namazi, Chamber, 16 Motijheel Comm Area Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh Tel: (8802) 7170517/9568388/9565380 Fax: (8802) 9565378 Email: amin.maas@gmail.com Resi: Azad: 8821569 Mobile: 0171524097 Azad Direct: (8802) 9887711 Resi: Amin: (8802) 9338548 (M) +8801819257221, Afzal Hossain: +8801711635146, 88028835802 Qayyum: 8801819220198 STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 14000114 No 3-5874/A, Grnd Flr, Vipanchi Estate Hyderguda, WKG Hyderabad 500 029, Andhra Pradesh Contact: Sandeep Menon Email: SANDEEP.MENON@sticgroup.com Tel: (040) 66618755 or 23231451, 6612955 Fax: (040) 66612966 Email: stichyd@sticgroup.com Passengers and Cargo: STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 14000243 WIG G-5 Imperial Court, 33/1 Cunningham Road Bangalore 560 052, Karnataka Contact: Douglas Rozario (Passengers) Krishnan Balasamy (Cargo) Tel: (080) 22267613/22202408/22256194/ 22256195/22269189/22269180/81/82/83/ 86/87, Fax: (080) 22202409 Email: blr@sticgroup.com Email: Douglas.drozario@sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 140002210 2nd Floor Sriniket WIW Old Thevera Road, Cochin 682 016, Kerala Contact: Mrs. Meenakshi Sethuram


Sales Agents | Tel: (0484) 2367476/477/478 Fax: (0484) 2367476 Email: cochin@sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 2nd Floor, 301 Alfa Estate Bldg G.T.Road. Jallandhar 144001 , Punjab Contact: Mr. Amit Sharma Tel: (0181) 2232056/58 Fax: (0181)2230961 Email: sticqju@sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 14000151 Camac Towers, Grnd Flr, 3C Camac Street Kolkata 700016, West Bengal WHQ Contact: Mr. Sirshendu Nag Tel: Tel: (033) 22174913/17 22292092, 294464/222265989 Fax: (033) 22266588 Email: sticccu@sticgroup.com Email: sirshendu.nag@sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD Corporate Office Only STIC Travel Group 2nd Floor, Tower C, Cyber Greens DLF, Phase III Gurgaon, Haryana 122 002 Tel: 0124 4595300, Fax: 0124 4114197 Email: corporateoffice@sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD, SCO 42-43-44 Sector 17A Chandigarh 160017, Punjab Contact: Mr. Satinder Sharma Tel: (0172) 2706562/67/2721336/337 Fax: (0172) 2702770 Email: sticixc@sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 14000136 Temple Tower, 672 Anna Salai Nandanam Chennai 600 035 WER Contact: Mr L Nagraj Email: nagaraj@sticgroup.com Mobile: 9884027050 Tel: (044) 24330211/24351829 24330659/24330098 Fax: (044) 24330170 Email: sticmaa@sticgroup.com INDONESIA PT Ayubenga, Menara Imperium, JI.H.R.Rasima Saidn Kav.1, Jakarta 12980, Indonesia Tel: 62 021 8356214 Fax: 62 021 8363937 Email: Ayubjkt@ayaberga.co.id IRAN Iran National Airlines Corp. Tel: 9821 6002010, Fax: 9821 6012941 IRELAND PremAir Marketing services Tel: 353-1-663-3938, Fax: 353-1-661-0752 Email: ethiopian@premair.ie Cargo: Heavyweight Air Express Ltd Tel: 353 -1-811-8693, Fax: 353-1-811-8901 Email: hae.ie@heavy-weight.ie ISRAEL Opensky Cargo Ltd Tel: 972 3 972 4338 CTO Tel: 972 3 7971405 Central Reservation Office Tel: 972 3 7971400/1403/1404 Reservation Agent Tel: 972 3 7971407, ShebaMiles & Group desk Email: david@opensky-cargo.co.il ITALY Cargo: ATC Tel: 39 02 506791, Fax: 39 02 55400116 Email: INFO@ATCMIL.IT, SITA: MILGSET/ CRT/CMIZZET, Tel: 39 06 65010715, Fax: 39 06 65010242, Email: INFO@ATCFCO.IT, SITA: ROMGSET JAPAN Air System Inc., Toranomon TBL Building 8F 1-19-9, Toranomon Minato-Ku, Tokyo 1050001 Tel: 03-3593-6608, Fax: 03-3593-6534 Email: Asipaxtyo@airsystem.ip Cargo: U-Transport Global Inc Tel: 81 3 3522 2286, Fax: 81 3 3522 2280 Email: minako-aso@utijapan.co.jp

JORDAN Passenger & Cargo: Al Karmel Travel & Tourism Trading, Jabal Ei Hussin Khaleed Bin Waleed St. PO Box 926497 Tel: 962 6 5688301 Fax: 962 6 5688302 Email: alkarmel@alkarmel.com.jo KENYA Cargo: Freight In Time PO Box 41852-00100, Nairobi, Kenya Email: etmanager@ethiopiancargo-kenya.com Tel: 254 020-827044/827248/9 /827480 Ext: 132, Fax: 254 020-822709 Cell: 254 721 217141 Wireless: 254 020-3560579 KUWAIT Al-Sawan Co. W.L.L., M/S Al-Sawan Company W.L.L, Al Ghazali St (Al Rai), Kuwait Tel: 00965-4745190; Fax: 00965-4765661, Email: ceo@alsawan.com MALAYSIA Plancongan Abadi, Suite 13.O1A, 13th floor, Central Plaza, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: 603 2141 2190, Fax: 603 2143 3272 Email: etkul@abadi.com.my MALTA Discover Momentum, L.L.C, 14350 North 87th Street Suite 265, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260 USA Tel: 480 707 5566, Fax: 480 707 5575 Email: Jenny-Adams@discovertheworld.com/ www.discovertheworld.com MAURITANIA Agence Megrebine de Voyages, IRELAND BLYTH LTD, Aviation Pole, 5th floor, IBL House, Caudan, Port Louis Mauritius Tel: 230-203-2000/2082 Fax: 230-212-4050 Email: Ivedwards@iblgroup.com MAURITIUS & MADAGASCAR Ireland Blyth Ltd, Aviation Pole, 5th floor, IBL House, Caudan, Port Louis Mauritius Tel: 230-203-2000/2082, Fax: 230-2124050, Email: Ivedwards@iblgroup.com MEXICO Aviareps Tel: 5255-5212-1193, Toll free: 01800-5108212 (MEX), Fax: 5255-5553-5867 NEPAL Gurans Travel & Tours PVT LTD, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: 00977 1 4216818, Fax: 00977 1 4212736, Email: imel@wlink.com.np NETHERLANDS Cargo: Global Airlines Services BV Amsterdam Airport Columbus Gebouw 1 Folkstoneweg 34 NL-1118 LM Amsterdam Airport Tel: 0031 20 653 71 00 Fax: 0031 20 653 55 04 Email: info@globalairline.nl

PHILIPPINES Travel Wide Assoc. Sales Phils., Inc 8/F, Unit 817 Peninsula Court Bldg, 8735 Paseo de Roxas Ave, Makati City 1226,Philippines Tel: 63-2-5198789, Fax: 63-2-5195014 Web: www.twasp.com

SPAIN & PORTUGAL AirTravel Management Calle Diego de leone, 69 40A-28006, Madrid, Spain Tel: 34 91 4022718, Fax: 34 91 4015239 Email: ethiopian@airlinesairmat.com

QATAR Fahd Travels, Doha, Qatar Tel: 00974-4432233, Fax: 00974-4432266 Email: fahd-travels@qatar.net.qa

Cargo: CRS Airline’s Representatives Conchita Supervia, 15–Local 08028 BARCELONA (SPAIN) Tel: 34 931888690, Fax: 34 93409251

RUSSIA Aviareps, Olympic Plaza, 39, Prospect Mira Bldg.2, 129110 Moscow Russia Tel: 7 495 937 59 50, Fax: 7 495 937 59 51 Email: info@aviareps.com

SRI LANKA VMS Aviation Air Services PVT LTD #164 Galle Road, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka Hussien: 0094 777590100 Tel: 0094 11 2502139 / 0094 11 4377815 6 Fax: 0094 11 2502190 Email: vikky@eureka.lk hussein@vmstravels.net

Cargo: GSA Russia Global Services Ltd. Amathuntos Avenue 8, Marina Complex Block A, No. 2, 4531 Limassol Cyprus Tel: 7 495 7953838, Mobile: 7 905 7801893 Email: Olga.Polyanskaya@aircargopro.com RWANDA Euro World Sarl, Kigali, Satguru International Tel: 250 570440/570442, Fax: 250 570441 Email: a_chandirani@satgurutravel.com Cargo: S.A.R.L SDV PO Box 1338, avenue de la douane, Kigali, Rwanda Email: rodolphe.kembukuswa@bollore.com SAUDI ARABIA Al Zouman Aviation, Jeddah Tel: 966 2 6531222, Fax: 966 2 6517501 Email: aviation@alzouman.com.sa Alkhobar Tel: 966 3 8649000, Fax: 966 3 8941205 SEYCHELLES Mason’s Travel Pty. Ltd. PO Box 459 Victoria Mahe Seychelles Tel: 0024 4288888 Fax: 248 4225273/248 4288820 Email: amason@masonstravel.com SIERRA LEONE IPC TRAVEL 22 Siaka Stevens Street Freetown Tel: 00 232-221481, Email: ipc@sierratel.si Email: info@ipctravel.com SINGAPORE CitiAir & Holidays Pte.Ltd.48 Serangoon Road, 01-10 Little India Arcade Singapore 217950 Tel: 6562971213, Fax: 6562971884 Email: citiair@pacific.net.sq Orient Air Pte. Ltd, 05-22,Cargo Agt Bldg D 9 Airline road, Changi Airfreight Center Singapore 819827 Tel: 65 6214 2193/6 or 65 6214 2192, Fax: 65 6214 2199 SOMALILAND Nobel Travel Agency, 26 Jun Main Road, Emarat Alkhayrm Building, 1st floor office No. 14, Hargiessa, Somaliland Tel: 252 2 528445/4 427575 Email: ntahga@hotmail.com

OMAN National Travel & Tourism, Postal Code 113, Muscat, Oman Tel: 00968-24566046, Fax: 968 24566125 Email: nttoman@omantel.net.om

SOUTH AFRICA Holiday Holdings International (Pty)Ltd, 156 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa Tel: 27 11 289 8264, Fax: 27 11 289 8164 Email: g.simpson@holodayholdings.co.za

PAKISTAN Trade Winds Associates Pvt. Ltd., 33-Hotel Metropole, MerewetherRoad, Islamabad Tel: 009221-5661712-14 Fax: 009221-5661715 Email: aviation@tradewind.com.pk

Cargo: Aero-Link Consulting Warehouse 34, Cargo, Section, P.O Box 1307, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Gauteng, 1627 Tel: +27 11 390 3132/3366, Fax: +27 11 390 3139/3149 Email: jeremy@aero-link.co.za

Karachi Tel: 9221 3566 1712-13-14 & 16 Fax: 9221 3566 1715

156 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa

Lahore Tel: 9242-3630-5229, 9242-3636-5165 Fax: 9242-3631-4051 Tel: 2823040/2823350, Fax: 2824030 Tel: 6305229/6365165, Fax: 6314051 PERU Aviareps Tel: 511-2418289/2416767, Fax: 511-8278

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Tel: 27112898264, Fax: 27112898164 Email: g.simpson@holidayholdings.co.2a SOUTH KOREA Sharp Inc Tel: 82 2 722156, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: jclee@sharp.co.kr Cargo: Sharp Inc Tel: 82 2 7221567, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: sspaik@sharp.co.kr

SWEDEN Khyber International Tel: 46-8 4111826, Fax: 46-8 4111826 Email: ethiopianairlies@khyberise Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 40 36 38 10 Fax 46 40 36 38 19 Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 8 594 411 90, Fax: 46 8 594 42244 SWITZERLAND Airline center/AVIAREPS, AIRLINECENTER, Badenerstresse, Zurich,Switzerland Tel: 4122 91 98999 Fax: 4122 91 98900 Email: twelti@aviareps.com AIRNAUTIC AG, Peter Merian Str.2 CH-4002, Cargo: Basel Switzerland Basel Tel: 41 61 227 9797 Fax: 41 61 227 9780 Email: info@airnautic.ch SYRIA Passenger & Cargo: Al Tarek Travel & Tourism Fardous St, PO Box 30185 Tel: 963 11 2216265 / 2211941 Fax: 963 11 2235225 TAIWAN Apex Travel Services Ltd., 6F-3 No. 57, Fi Shin N. Rd Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 2 2740 7722, Fax: 886 2 2740 5570 Email: tpetorg@1b.hinet.net Cargo: Global Aviation Service (Taiwan) Inc. Tel: 886 2 2658 0255, Fax: 886 2 2659 7610 Email: cgo@gastwn.com gastwn@ms12.hinet.et TANZANIA Arusha, Boma Road Tel: 255 2 72504231/6167 255 2 72509904-TSM Kilimanjaro Airport Tel: 255 2 72554159 Email: jrocto@ethiopianairlines.com arkapt@ethiopianairlines.com THAILAND Cargo: Oriole Travel & Tour Tel: 662 2379201 9, Fax: 662 2379200 Email: ealbkket@loxinfo.co.th TUNISIA Atlantis International LTD, S.A., 29, Ave Du Japon, Immueble Fatma, 1073 Montplaisir, Tunis, Tunisia Tel: 216 71 908 999/216 906 000 Fax: 216 71 904 110 Email: atlantis@atlantis.tn TURKEY Panorama Havacilik Ve Turizm Ltd., Cumhuriyet Cad. Apt. 185/1, Harbiye 34373, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 2315919, Fax: 90 212 2344999 Email: Ethiopian@arartur.com.tr Cargo: Airmark GSA Tas. Ltd. Sti.Omar Avni mah, Dumen Sok., No: 11/4 34437, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 444 1 472, Fax: 90 212 249 474 8 Email: management@air-mark.com

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UGANDA Cargo: Freight In Time Ltd., PO Box 70942 Kampala, Uganda Tel: 256 0774 898075, Fax: 256 414 223996 Email: amit@freight-in-time.com

ANGOLA Largo 4 De Fevereiro Hotel Meridien Presidente Luanda, Angola Tel: 2442 310328/310615 Fax: 2442 310328 APT Mobile: 914 526675

UNITED KINGDOM Cargo: Air Liaison Ltd - Heavyweight Air Express Group Tel: 44-1753 210 008, Fax: 44-208 831 9309, Email: ethiopianops@air-liaison.net UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI Salem Travel Agency, bun Dhabi, UAE Tel: 97126273333/6218000, Fax: 009712-6211155, Email: info@salemtravelagency.com DUBAI Passenger & Cargo: Asian Air Travel & Tour Agency, N.R.L Group bldg.AlGharhoud, Dubai, UAE Tel: 009714 2826322, Fax: 009714 2825727, Email: hnrml@nrlgroup.ae UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Cargo: Heavy Weight Air Express (HW) Toll Free No: 800 445 2733, Tel: 630 595 2323/571 480 5200, Fax: 630 595 3232, Email: hea.us@heavy-uweight.com VENEZUELA Aviareps Tel: 58 212 2866951, Fax: 58 212 2866951 VIETNAM Hai Au Building (11th Floor) 39b Truong Son Str., Tan Banh Dist Ho Chi Monh City Vietnam Tel: 84835472487, Fax: 84835472481-86 Email: guangdx@vector-aviation.com Vector Aviation Co. Ltd Hai Au Building (11th Floor), 39B Truong Son Str.,Tan Binh Dist,HO CHI MINH City,Veitnam Tel: 848 3547 2487, Fax: 848 3547 2481-86 YEMEN Marib Travel & Tourism, Ali Abdul Mughni Street, Sanaa,Yemen Tel: 9671-274199, Fax: 9671-271803 Email: manager@marib-tours.com ZAMBIA Cargo: EAS Zambia Ltd Bid Air Cargo, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, PO Box 37287 Lusaka Tel: 27 11230460021, Fax: 27865910066 ZANZIBAR Passenger & Cargo: MARHABA HOTELS TRAVELS & TOURS LTD Tel: 255 24 2231527-28 Email: marhaba@zanzinet.com

BELGIUM Park Hill J. E. Mommaertslaan 16B 1831 Diegem Tel: 0032 2 712 05 86 Fax: 0032 2 725 83 92 Email: bruadmn@ethiopianairlines.com BURKINA FASO Avenue Kwame N`krumah mmb. Bati 01 BP 4883 Ouaga 01 Tel Office: 22650301024/25 Email: OUAAPT@ethiopianairlines.com DanielW@ethiopianairlines.com BURUNDI Avenue De La Victorie No. 09 PO Box 573, Bujumbura Tel : 257 226820/226038 APT: 257 229842 Mobile: 257 78841844 Email: henokm@ethiopianairlines.com CAMEROON Rue Tobie Kuoh Bonanjo, B.P 1326 Douala Telephone – reservation desk: 00237 33 43 02 46; Area Manager direct line: 00237 33 43 02 64; Fax line: 00237 33 43 01 67; Mobile Area Manager for Cameroon: 00237 77 93 79 29; AIRPORT OFFICE Tel: 00237 33 43 37 30; Cell: 00237 77 11 77 29 canada 1027 Yonge Street, Suite 106, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2K9, Canada Tel: 416 922 9989 Fax: 416 922 1731 sales@ethiopiancanada.com Euro link Ltd., Address : 1027 Yonge Street, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON , M4W 2K9, Canada Phone : +1 (416) 922 9989 Fax : +1 (416) 922 1371 Toll Free : 1 855 269 0362 Email : gsa@ethiopiancanada.com CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC Bangui, Ethiopian Airlines Avenue B. Boganda C/O Africa Discovery Tel: 0023670551111/0023672251111 0023675372760 Email: Birhana@ethiopianairlines.com CHAD Avenue Charles De Gaule PO Box 989, N’djamena CTO Tel: 235 2523143/2523027 Tel: 235 523143/523027 ATO Tel: 235 2522599 APT: 235 522599 Mobile: 235 6 6896226 CHINA L203 China World Tower 2, China World Trade Centre No.1 Jianguomenwai Ave. Beijing (100004) Tel: 8610 65050314/5/65069692 Fax: 8610 65054120 APT Tel: 8610 64591156 APT Fax: 8610 64599445 Email: KonjitT@ethiopianairlines.com Guangzhou World Trade Centre Complex 13th Floor, Room No. 1303-1305 Huan Shi Dong Road, China CTO Tel: 8620-87621101/0120/0836 Fax: 8620 87620837 APT Tel/Fax: 8620 36067405 Email: Yaredb@ethiopianairlines.com CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Boulevard du 30 Juin No. 1525 Aforia Building-1st Floor Gombe, Kinshasa CTO Tel: 243 817 006 585/810 884 000 APT Mobile: 243 817 006 589 Email: fihres@ethiopianairlines.com fihapt@ethiopianairlines.com YinnesuF@ethiopianairlines.com

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CONGO, REPUBLIC Avenue Foch, Brazzaville PO Box 14125 Tel: 242-22 281 0766 Email: Negaw@ethiopianairlines.com

APT: Frankfurt Flughafen, PO Box 750254 APT Tel: 49-(0)69 6976 9790 APT Fax: 49-(0)69691945 APT Email: fraapt@ethiopianairlines.com

COTE D’IVOIRE Avenue Chardy Immeuble Le Paris PO Box 01 BP 5897 ABJ 01,Abidjan CTO Tel: 00 225 20219332 20215538/20219430 Fax: 00 225 20219025 CTO Mobile: 225 05061583 APT Tel: 225 21278819 APT Mobile: 225 05063294 CTO Email: GashawM@ethiopianairlines.com APT Email: abjapt@ethiopianairlines.com

Ghana Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Cocoa House, Ground Floor PO Box 3600, Accra CTO: Tel 233 302 664856/57/58 Fax: 233 302 673938 Mobile: 233 20 2011132 Email: MichaelY@ethiopianairlines.com APT Tel: 233 302 775168/778993/ 233 302 776171 ext. 1322/1324 Mobile: 233 20 2013588 Email: accapt@ethiopianairlines.com

DJIBOUTI Bld Administrateur Bernard Djibouti Republique de Djibouti Tel: 00 253 35 42 35 Mobile 815512 Republique de Djibouti Email: DagmawiG@ethiopianairlines.com Website: www.ethiopianairlines.com

HONG KONG Rm 1102 Lippo Sun Plaza 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 852 2117 0233 Fax: 852 2117 1811 APT: 852 31508122 APT Fax: 852 31508125 SITA: HKGKKET, HKGAPET Email: DanielG@ethiopianairlines.com

Rue De Marseilles PO Box 90, Djibouti Tel: (253) 341216 Mobile: 815479 Fax: (253)350599 Email: JIBAP@ethiopianairlines.com EGYPT 3ARifat Saleh Tawfik off Farid Semeika Higaz-Al Nozha Helipolis PO Box 807, Ataba, Cairo Tel: 0800 0000 411(Reservations 24 hours) Tel: 202-2621 4934 (Admin) Fax: 202 2621 4934 APT: 202 2265 4398 Cargo: 20 10 6698255 Email: cairest@ethiopianairlines.com APT: caiapt@ethiopianairlines.com Cargo: etcargo@aviatrans-eg.com EQUITORIAL GUINEA Equatorial Guinea, Malabo Independence Avenue Admin Tel: 00240222657390 Email: ssgadmin@Ethiopianairlines.com CTO Tel: 00240333090588 Fax: 00240333090593 Email: ssgcto@ethiopianairlines.com Area Manager Email: TeshomeGb@ethiopianairlines.com Airport Email: ssgapt@ethiopianairlines.com ETHIOPIA Main City Ticket Office Churchill Road PO Box 1755, Addis Ababa Tel: 251 11 5517000/511931 251 11 6656666 (Reservation) APT Tel: 251 11 5178320 Fax: 251 11 6611474 FRANCE Ethiopian Airlines area office 66 Avenue des champs-Elysées 75008 Paris - France Phone: 33 1 53 892102 and 0 825 826 135 (ticketing) Fax: 33 1 53 771303 Email: Ethiopian-airlines.paris@wanadoo.fr

Shop no. 2 – 5 , Chintamani Plaza, Ground Floor, Andheri Kurla Road Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400 099 Toll Free : 1800 103 9933 / 0124- 4845900 Admin : 022-22163797 Sales : 022- 22162150 Accounts : 022- 22155667 Email : bomres@ethiopianairlines.com Ticket Office: bomres@ethiopianairlines.com Sales: bomsls@ethiopianairlines.com Accounts: bomfin@ethiopianairlines.com Admin: bomadm@ethiopianairlines.com New Delhi (APT) Toll Free No: 1800 103 9933 Tel: 91 11 2331202/0091 11 2331203 CTO: 91 11 2331204 ATO: 91 11 25654872 Fax: 91 11 25655710 Email: Delapt@ethiopianairlines.com www.ethiopianairlines.com ISRAEL 1 Ben Yehuda Street Room 2016, Tel Aviv CTO Tel: 972 3 797 1405 Fax: 972 3 516 0574 Email: TLVRES@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM APT Tel: 972 3 9754096 APT Fax: 972 3 9754097 Email: TLVAPT@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM Opensky-Cargo CGO Tel: 972-3-9724332 CGO Fax: 972-3-9731082 Email: david@opensky-cargo.co.il ITALY Piazza Barberini 52 00187 Rome, Italy CTO Tel: 39 06 42011199 Call center access Tel No: 06 45230459 Tel: 3906 4200 9220 Fax: 3906 481 9377 APT: 3906 6501 0621 APT Fax: 3906 6501 0621 CGO: 3906 65954113 Email: info.roma@ethiopianairlines.it romres@ethiopianairlines.it

Ethiopian Airlines CDG Airport office Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport – Terminal 2 Phone: +33 1 74 37 04 80 MAS: +33 6 70 81 90 24 Email: parapt@ethiopianairlines.com

Milan Address Via Albricci, 9 20122 Milan Tel: +39 02 8056562 Fax: +39 02 72010638 Email: milres@ethiopianairlines.com

GABON Quartier London Rue Ogouarouwe Plaque No. 14 PO Box 12802, Libreville Tel: 241 760144/45 APT Tel: 05316666 Fax: 241 760146 CTO Tel: 741315 CTO Tel: 241 741315

KENYA Bruce House Muindi Mbingu Street PO Box 42901-00100, Nairobi Tel: Res: +254 20311507/544; +254 723786649/734 666066 APT: 254 20 822236/822311 Fax: 254 20 2219007 Email: nbores@ethiopianairlines.com nboadm@ethiopianairlines.com Airport: nboapt@ethiopianairlines.com

GERMANY KaiserStrasse 77, 60329 Frankfurt Am Main CTO Tel: 49-69-770673052 CTO Fax: 49-69-7706732018 CTO Email: info@ethiopianairlines.de reservationsET.Germany@aviareps.com


Sales Offices | Cargo: Freight In Time JKIA Cargo village, 2nd Avenue Box 41852-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254 20-827480/827044/827248 Email: etmanager@ethiopiancargo-kenya.com etoperations@ethiopiancargo-kenya.com TSS Tower, Nkrumah Road PO Box 94600-80115, Mombasa, Kenya Tel: Res: +254 41 2319977/78/79 APT: +254 41 2011199 Cel: +254 714 618989 Email: MBATSM@ethiopianairlines.com MBARES@ethiopianairlines.com MBAAPT@ethiopianairlines.com LEBANON Beirut Gefinor Center Bloc-B, Clemenceau St. Tel: 961 1 752846/7 Fax: 961 1 752846/7 Email: BruckA@ethiopianairlines.com APT Tel: 961 1 629814 Email: beyapt@ethiopianairlines.com MALAWI Kenyatta Drive, Bisnowaty Centre Tel: 00265 1771002/1308/6003/6001/20 31/6004 Fax: 01 772 013 ATO Fax: 01 700 782 Email: LLWCTO@ethiopianairlines.com LLWAPT@ethiopianairlines.com GodfreyL@ethiopianairlines.com W.Gondwe@sdvmalawi.com MALI Square Patrice Lumumba PO Box 1841, Bamako Tel: 00 223 20 22 2088 Fax: 00 223 20 22 6036 APT Mobile: 00 223 66 799 208 Email: DagnewM@ethiopianairlines.com MOZAMBIQUE Av. 25 de Setembro No. 1211 Tel: 258 21 308067/9, 21 325736 Fax: 258 21 303 596 NIGERIA CVC Building 3, Idowu Taylor, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria PO Box 1602 Tel: 234 1 7744711/2 Fax: 234 1 4616297 APT: 234 1 7744710/7751921/3 Email: SolomonY@ethaiopianairlines.com lossales@ethiopianairlines.com lossr@ethiopianairlines.com Airport Office, Aviation House Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos Tel: 234 1 7744710 Fax: 234 1 2711655 Email: losapt@ethiopianairlines.com Sheraton Abuja Hotel No. 1 Ladi Kwali Way, Maitema, Abuja Federal Capital Territory Suite No 173 Tel: 234 92906844/234 92904941 Email: ABVRES@Ethiopianairlines.com; ABVCTO@ Ethiopianairlines.com; ABVADMN@ Ethiopianairlines.com Airport Office -ABV: Ethiopian Airlines, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja-Nigeria Tel: 234 92903852, 234 92902761 Email: abvapt@ethiopianairlines.com; abvagt@ethiopianairlines.com; abvbag@ethiopianairlines.com www.ethiopianairlines.com Ethiopian Cargo LOS-office Nahco Cargo Complex MMIA Ikeja Lagos Tel Mobile: 234 7034065669 oman Muscat, Ruwi, MBD Area, PO BOX 962, Muscat, Postal code 100 Sultanate of Oman Cell: +968 93891448 Tel: +968 24816565 Fax: +968 24815815 Email: samim@ethiopianairlines.com

RWANDA Union trade center (UTC) building First floor, office No. 25 CTO Tel: 250252570440/42, 2502525755045 Fax: 252570441 Mobile: 250788562469 (Area Manager) Email: BrukE@ethiopianairlines.com kglsm@ethiopianairlines.com APT Tel: 2502525100000 Mobile: 250-788595536/788426164/ 788517905/788828865 Email: kglapt@ethiopianairlines.com kglagt@ethiopianairlines.com SAUDI ARABIA Medina Road, Adham Center PO Box 8913, Jeddah 21492 Tel: 9662 6512365/6614/9609 Fax: 9662 6516670 APT: 9662 6853064/196 APT Fax: 9662-685316 CGO Tel/Fax: 9662 6851041 Email: Jedcto@ethiopianairlines.com Jeddah Airport Fax: 966 2 6853196 Mobile: 966 504301358 Email: jedapt@ethiopianairlines.com Jeddah Cargo Office Tel: 966 2 6850756 / 6851041 Fax: 966 2 6851041 Email: jedcgo@ethiopianairlines.com Riyadh Ticket or Town Office Email: ruhcto@ethiopianairlines.com Mobile: 966 505217168 Dammam, Silver Tower Building, King Abdul Aziz Street, Al Khobar Tel: 966 (3) 8984696, Fax: 966 (3) 8991539 Cell: 966 0559540076 Email: YohannesB@ethiopianairlines.com SENEGAL Immeuble La Rotonde, Rue Dr. Theze PO Box 50800, CP 18524 DKR RP Tel: 221 33 823 5552/54 Fax: 221 33 823 5541 Apt Tel: 221 33 820 9396/5077 Email: Dkrres@ethiopianairlines.com SOMALI LAND CI Maarat al Khayr Building Tel: 252 2 520681/528445 Mobile: 252 2 4427575 Email: hgaet@hotmail.com SOUTH AFRICA 156 BRAM FISCHER DRIVE 2nd Floor Holiday House – Randburg CTO Tel: 27 11 7815950 CTO Fax: 27 11 7816040 APT Tel: 27 11 3903819 APT Fax: 27 11 3943438 CTO Email: YohannesTK@ethiopianairlines. com ATO jnbapt@ethiopianairliness.com SWEDEN Kungsgatan 37, SE-11156 Stockholm Tel: 46 0 8 440 0060/ 46 0 8 440 2900 ATO: 46 8 59360170 CTO: 46 8 4402900/4400060 Fax: 46 0 8 206622 Cell: 0046 709556073 APT: 46 859360170 Email: res.ethiopian@telia.com info.ethiopian@telia.com SUDAN 2 Square 2b Khartoum east Parlaman street, El Sheikh Mustefa El Amin Bldg Khartoum, Sudan Tel: 249 1 83762063/88 Fax: 2491 83788428 APT: 2491 8790991 Email: krtres@ethiopianairlines.com krtsm@ethiopianairlines.com Juba South Sudan AirportMinistry Road, Panorama Building Cel: +211 956212301/ +211 955060355 Fax: 249 811 823600 Email: JUBCTO@ethiopianairlines.com JUBTSM@ethiopianairlines.com

Malakal Ethiopian Airlines South Sudan Hotel Room No 02 Malkal Tel: 00249(0)955722506 Vivacell Fax: 00249(0)920698951 MTN TANZANIA T.D.F.L Building Ohio Street PO Box 3187, Dar-es-Salaam Tel: 255 22 2117063 65/2125443 Fax: 255 22 2115875 Mobile: 255 754 285 899 786 110 066 Area Manager: 255 786 285 899 Email: Milatm@ethiopianairlines.com darres@ethiopianairlines.com Dar APT Tel: 255-22 2844243 Mobile: 255 786285898 Email: darapt@ethiopianairlines.com Boma Road, PO Box 93 Arusha, Tanzania CTO: 255 27 2506167 - 2504231, 2509904 TSM Mobile: 255-782-450224 Email: jrocto@ethiopianairlines.com arkres@ethiopianairlines.com Kilimanjaro Airport: 255 27 2554159 Email: jroapt@ethiopianairlines.com THAILAND 140 One Pacific Bldg, Unit 1807 18th Floor, Sukhumvit Road Klongtoey, Bangkok CTO Tel: 66 0 26534366/7 Fax: 66 0 26534370 Email: bkkcto@ethiopianairlines.com bkkres@ethiopianairlines.com bkksm@ethiopianairlines.com Suvarnabhumi Airport 2nd Flr, Unit Z2-016, Airlines Operation Bldg (Airport Office) APT Tel: 66 0 21343062/3/4 APT Fax: 66 0 21343060 Email: bkkapt@ethiopianairlines.com General Sales Agent (Cargo Only) Tel: 66 0 22379207/8/9 Fax: 66 0 22379200 Email: bkkgsa@csloxinfo.com TOGO Hotel Palm Beach, 1 Rue Komore PO Box 12923 CTO Tel: 228 22 21 70 74/ 22 21 87 38 CTO Fax: 228 22 22 18 32 APT Tel: 228 22 26 30 39/22822361240 Ext. 4313/4517 Email: SeblewA@ethiopianairlines.com lfwcto@ethiopianairlines.com lfwapt@ethiopianairlines.com UGANDA Plot 1 Kimathi Avenue, PO Box 3591 Kampala Tel: 4254796, 4345577, 4345577/8, 4345118 Fax: 4231455 Entebbe Tel: 4320570, 4321130 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Flat 202, Pearl Bldg, Beniyas Street PO Box 7140, Dubai Tel: 9714 2237963/87 Fax: 9714 2273306 APT: 9714 2166833/1833/2161833 APT Fax: 9714 2244841/2822655 CGO: 9714 2822880/2163813 CGO Fax: 9714 2822655 CTO Email: dxbcto@ethiopianairlines.com APT Email: dxbapt@ethiopianairlines.com CGO Email: dxbcgo@ethiopianair-lines.com

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Airport Office Dulles International Airport PO Box 16855 Washington, DC 20041 Toll Free No: 800 4452733 Tel: 703 572 6809, 703 572 8740 Fax: 703 572 8738 Email: wasapt@ethiopianairlines.com Reservation, Ticketing and Customer Relations 277 South Washington St. Suite 120 Alexandria, VA 22314 Toll Free No: 800 445 2733 Tel: 703 682 0569 Fax: 703 682 0573 Email: etusa@ethiopianairlines.com ZAMBIA Lusaka CTO Address Indo Zambia Bank Building Off Cairo Road, Plot No. 6907, PO Box 38392, Lusaka Direct Tel: 260 211 236401/02/03 Fax: 260 211 235644 Mobile: 260 955 236401/260 979 821971 Email: SenaitN@ethiopianairlines.com LUNRES@ethiopianairlines.com LUNCTO@ethiopianairlines.com APT Address Lusaka International Airport PO Box 38392, Lusaka Zambia Tel: 260 211 271141 Email: LUNAPT@ethiopianairlines.com ZANZIBAR Malindi opposite Ijimaa Mosque Tel: 255 774417070, 777667665 Email: znzapt@ethiopianairlines.com znzstation@ethiopianairlines.com ZIMBABWE Cabs Center, 4th Floor CNR Jason Moyo Avenue 2nd St. PO Box 1332, Harare Tel: 263 4790705/6/700735 Fax: 263 4795216, APT: 263 4575191 Email: FitsimtD@mweb.co.zw hreres@ethiopianairlines.com Country Name Call Center Numbers Bahrain 973-16199205 Belgium 32 28948303 Egypt 800 000 0411/202-21600-006 France 0800901031 Germany 8001818982 Hong Kong 800905629 India 18001039933/0124-4845900 Israel 972 3763 1052 Italy 39-0645230459 Lebanon 00961 142 7627 code 6247 North China 108007141635/864001589689 Saudi Arabia 800 814 0018 South Africa 0800984023 South China 108001401619/86-4001589689 Sweden 46-850513549 Thailand 18001562069708 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 8 000 3570 2401 United Kingdom 08006350644 United States of America 1800 445 2733

UNITED KINGDOM City office: 1 Dukes Gate, Action Lane London, W4 5DX Tel: 44-208 987 9086 (admin) 44-0800 635 0644 (reservations) Fax: 44-208 747 9339 Email: loners@ethiopianairlines.com Airport Office: Room 238, East Wing Terminal 3 London Heathrow, Airport Middlesex, TW6 1JT Tel: 44-208 745 4234/35 Fax: 44-208 745 7936 Email: lonapt@ethiopianairlines.com

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crat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences — a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. PG / 92 minutes / Ray Romano,  Denis Leary,  John Leguizamo

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Ice Age: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has worldchanging consequences — a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. PG / 92 minutes / Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo

Thunderstruck NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian magically switches basketball skills with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team, while Kevin Durant suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero’s season. PG / 90 minutes / Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, James Belushi

Runaway Jury Three people attempt to bend justice for their own purposes in this drama based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham. PG-13 / 127 minutes / John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman

Big When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight. PG / 104 minutes / Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia nigerian MOVIES

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced — as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthirsty. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen the secret life of our nation’s favorite president...as history’s greatest hunter of the undead. R / 104 minutes / Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper

Prometheus Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. R / 123 minutes / Noomi Rapace, Logan MarshallGreen, Michael Fassbender

The Watch Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighbourhood, and the world, from total extermination. R / 101 minutes / Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill

The Magic of Belle Isle Reuniting with director Rob Reiner from the hit film, The Bucket List, Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family nextdoor — an attractive single mom (Madsen) and her young daughters — who help him find inspiration again. VOD December Blockbusters. PG / 109 minutes / Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll 

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2 Days in New York Hip talk-radio host and journalist Mingus and his French photographer girlfriend, Marion, live cosily in a New York apartment with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. But when Marion’s jolly father, her oversexed sister and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for an overseas visit, it initiates two unforgettable days of family mayhem. The visitors push every button in the couple’s relationship, truly putting it to the test. How will the couple fare when the French come to New York? R / 95 minutes / Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy asian movies

Housefull 2 Four fathers, four daughters and four prospective son-in-laws live in the same house. Each father wants his daughter to marry the richest son-in-law; each daughter thinks she is marrying the richest son-inlaw; while each son-in-law pretends to be the richest. R / 120 minutes / Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham

Daniella Daniella is an aspiring rapper who has toiled for years in the studio with the support of her overenthusiastic and loyal manager. She dreams of superstardom, but to no avail, until one of her friends makes her an offer she cannot refuse. R / 110 minutes / Mercy Johnson, Angela Okorie, Walter Anga

Dangerous Emotion He’s in trouble already with the woman who brought him out of the slum; will she concede and allow him to continue with her daughter? Will the daughter be able to accept the fact that her mother’s ex is her husband to be? Check out this big controversy. R / 125 minutes / Clarion Chukwura, Desmond Elliot, Silvia Eguakhide


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Smitty A positive, feel-good family film about a 13-year-old boy and his dog. To prevent Ben from getting into trouble, his mom sends him to his grandfather’s farm for the summer. There, he falls in love with a smart dog and befriends a wise neighbor. Ben soon learns life lessons about friendship, family and responsibility, and has the most memorable summer of his life. PG / 96 minutes / Mira Sorvino, Peter Fonda, Lou Gossett, Jr.

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES Two singers, best friends Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw, travel to Paris pursued by a private detective hired by Lorelei’s fiancé’s disapproving father to keep an eye on her, a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. 91 mins / Comedy/Musical / PG / Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe

The Dark Knight Rises It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. PG-13 / 164 minutes / Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway

The Watch Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighbourhood, and the world, from total extermination. R / 101 minutes / Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days During his summer vacation, “Wimpy Kid” Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club — which fails to keep him away from the season’s dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong. PG / 94 minutes / Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick

Ruby Sparks Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing — as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person. R / 104 minutes / Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening

Ice Age: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences — a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. PG / 92 minutes / Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo

Ingenious Remember the old saying “That’s so crazy it might just work”? Two guys bet their futures on a notion that cliché seems to have been created to describe in this comedy-drama from director Jeffrey Balsmeyer. Both Matt and Sam have a strong imaginative streak and a notion that they’re going to strike it rich some day by inventing a gadget that will take the world by storm. Unfortunately, they lack both luck and business savvy; when Matt and Sam come up with a saleable idea for a dog watch, it gets swiped from under them by Newkin, a salesman who is seriously short on scruples, and it’s only the latest in a long series of schemes that have gone wrong for them. R / 93 minutes / Dallas Roberts, Jeremy Renner and Ayelet Zurer asian movies

Agneepath In a small Indian village, Mandwa, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan is taught by his principled father about the path of fire — Agneepath. His life is completely shattered when the evil drug dealer Kancha hangs his father to death. Vijay leaves for Bombay with his pregnant mother and has only one mission in life — to come back to Mandwa and bring back the glory of his father's name. In Bombay, 12-year-old Vijay is taken under the wings of the city gang lord, Rauf Lala. R / 105 minutes / Hrithik Roshan,  Sanjay Dutt,  Rishi Kapoor

Home Alone Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. PG / 103 minutes / Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern nigerian MOVIES

Spirit of a Princess The myth exists that the prosperity of a kingdom mysteriously depends on whoever marries the princess. This knowledge interweaves the lives of three brave men and an obsessed suitor with that of the princess’ as they undertake the daring task of achieving the almost impossible. R / 108 minutes / Kenneth Okonkwo, Ugezu J Ugezu, Chika Ike

Tricks of Women She loved her husband but there were too many distractions and she fell for a trick, which put her under pressure to live in lies and deceit. R / 138 minutes / Omotola Jolade, Desmond Elliot, Jude Ezenwa november/december 2012

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HOLLYWOOD CLASSIC MOVIEs

THE GODFATHER

The Godfather is a 1972 American epic crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1969 novel by Mario Puzo. The film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte and Diane Keaton. Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, it chronicles the experiences of the Italian American Corleone family. The Godfather received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. 176 mins / Criime/Drama / R / Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall

WALL STREET An impatient young stockbroker tries to rise to the top by adopting the credo “greed is good” from his mentor, only to find his life falling to pieces in the process. 125 mins / Drama / R / Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah

GOLDFINGER Bond is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats and avoid Goldfinger’s personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore. She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind? 110 mins / Action, Crime, Thriller / PG 13 / Sean Connery, Honor Blackman

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GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES Two singers, best friends Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw, travel to Paris pursued by a private detective hired by Lorelei’s fiancé’s disapproving father to keep an eye on her, a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. 91 mins / Comedy/ Musical / PG / Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe

ROMANCING THE STONE A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. 106 mins / Thriller/Adventure / PG / Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner

THE SOUND OF MUSIC A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower and so begins one of the most romantic and intriguing dramas ever to grace the silver screen.

RUNAWAY JURY A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer. 127 mins / Drama / PG 13 / John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Rachel Weisz

174 mins / Musical/ Romance / G / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

asian MOVIES

Big When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight. PG / 104 minutes / Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

ROCKSTAR An uninhibited youth woos the hottest about-to-be-married college girl. He rises to become a rock-star — then self-destructs. India / 159 mins / Drama, Musical / R / Hindi / Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor

Home Alone The highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation over the holiday season. PG / 103 minutes / Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern

RA ONE A video game developer’s world spirals out of control when his shape-shifting indestructible virtual creation becomes all too real. India / 156 mins / Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi / R / Hindi / Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal

Like Mike A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside. PG / 99 mins / Bow Wow,  Jonathan Lipnicki, Morris Chestnut

MAUSAM A war, religious conflicts and misunderstandings create obstacles for a couple of different faiths. India / 156 mins / Drama / R / Hindi / Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher nigerian MOVIES MY MOTHER’S TEARS Her father was a greedy man and wants his daughter to marry someone who has money, not minding whether the person loves the daughter or not. Nigeria / 67 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez

Cheaper By The Dozen With his wife doing a book tour, a father of 12 must handle a new job and his unstable brood. PG / 98 mins / Steve Martin,  Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff

WHY ME FATHER He has pushed his daughter to the extreme with constant demands and a greedy attitude. His greed has killed his daughter. Nigeria / 54 mins / Drama, Thriller / R / Nigerian / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez PAY AS YOU GO A man has a happy family but it is when he had a phone that he starts misbehaving. His families thought he was mad and take him to a psychiatric hospital. Did he come out of the hospital alive? Nigeria / 55 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / John Okafor


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Cake Boss Episode: Ice-ing on the Cake 30 minutes Buddy and his kids go on a tour of Blue Sky Studios, home to the creators of Ice Age, for a sneak peak of their latest movie. But the fun has just begun as he must also sculpt a frosty cake inspired by the movie, complete with a pirate ship that floats!

World’s Toughest Expeditions with James Cracknell Episode: The Lost City of Z / 60 minutes James Cracknell investigates the mysterious disappearance of one of the world’s most famous Amazonian jungle explorers, Colonel Percy Fawcett. In 1925, Fawcett vanished in the remote Xingu region of the largest tropical rainforest on Earth. 

Pilot Globe Guides Episode: My Trips from Paris and Brussels / 30 minutes Paris isn’t only a city of great food, great wine and great romance, it offers some great day trips. We first stop off at the Palace of Versailles, famously built by France’s unforgettable ruler Louis XIV and where Marie Antoinette lived until her arrest and final execution.

Blais Off Episode: Blaisin Pizza / 30 minutes Richard Blais brings his revolutionary pizza creation to Patsy’s pizzeria in New York City.

Going Ape Episode: Battlefront / 30 minutes Hunted for their meat, what does the future hold for a troop of orphaned apes in Cameroon?

Treks in a Wild World Episode: Trekking in Gabon / 30 minutes Holly Morris travels to the West African country of Gabon, one of the best places in the world to go trekking in the rainforest. Gabon is mostly rainforest, and uniquely in Africa, 13 national parks were created simultaneously in 2002, protecting over 10 percent of the land. Holly visits two of the national parks.

Africa Business Report Episode: Kenya / 30 minutes Pirates in the Indian Ocean have been plaguing the region’s shipping lanes. What has this meant for trade through East Africa’s biggest port, Mombasa? Egon Cossou tours the port, speaks to the general manager and gets the views of a leading analyst.

Dolphin Days Episode: 1 / 30 minutes Follows two pods of dolphins; one in the clear waters of the Bahamas and the other in the captive environment of a research center in Florida.

All Star Dealers Episode: Selling Dennis Rodman / 30 minutes Richie Russek sits down with Dennis Rodman to get his blessing.

Animal Battlegrounds Episode: Coast / 30 minutes From the open oceans, to the grasslands, “Animal Battlegrounds” features breathtaking cinematography, providing a unique insight into how animals utilize their environment to ensure their survival.

Tech Toys 360 Episode: 9 / 30 minutes Explore Maserati’s GranTurismo, a sporty vehicle that combines captivating design and prestigious materials.

Pilot Globe Guides Episode: East African Islands / 30 minutes Follow our presenters through this mesmerizing show that will take you on a trip to some of the best islands the east coast of Africa has to offer. From Zanzibar, Ian Wright unfolds the true history of the slave trade as well as samples some of the area’s culinary delicacies.

Globe Trekker Episode: South Africa and Lesotho / 30 minutes Destination Guides begins its journey in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town on the West Coast of South Africa. The townships in Cape Town are the scene of much history and political strife. We explore a Cape Town township and visit a Sangoma – a South African faith healer.

drama

Lie to Me Episode: Moral Waiver / 60 minutes Lightman’s team investigates cases involving a staff sergeant accused of raping a soldier and a star college basketball player accused of taking a bribe from a wealthy booster.

COMEDY

New Girl Episode: Pilot / 30 minutes Jess Day is a young woman who, after discovering her long-term boyfriend is cheating on her, moves into a loft apartment with three male roommates — prickly bartender Nick, womanizer Schmidt and intense personal trainer Coach. The guys try to help Jess get back on her feet and into the dating world.

Last Man Standing Episode: Last Baby Proof Standing / 30 minutes Mike is outnumbered by his wife and daughters when they all agree that baby-proofing the house is a good idea. But soon Vanessa has second thoughts when she finds herself home by herself babysitting Boyd and can’t release the toilet seat’s complicated childproof latch. Meanwhile, Mike thinks it’s time for Mandy to earn her own money and gets her a job delivering pizzas — without first consulting Vanessa. 

Raising Hope Episode: Dead Tooth / 30 minutes When Jimmy returns to work, he hires Sabrina's cousin Shelley — a.k.a. “Dead Tooth” — to babysit Hope. Meanwhile, Burt tries to get Virginia to quit smoking.

Bones Episode: The Couple in the Cave / 60 minutes When the remains of a couple are discovered in a cave at National Park, the team must piece together the identity of the man and the woman as well as solve the crime. kids

Barney and Friends Episode: Caring Hearts / 30 minutes In their school project, the kids attach hearts with names of people they care about, on a bare tree. Barney helps the kids get a wide view of all the people who care about them.

Bob the Builder Episode: Scoop the Artist / 10 mins. The eternal philosophy of Bob, the ever friendly and helpful builder, is “Can we fix it? Yes, we can!”

Thomas and Friends Episode: A Blooming Mess / 10 mins. When Mavis does not say hello, Emily assumes she is sad and chuffs to the quarry to cheer her up with some new flowers.

Pingu Episode: Pingu and the Apprentice Magician & Pingu’s Birthday / 10 mins. Pingu is a cheeky, charming, young penguin who spends all his time playing with his friends and family. november/december 2012

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december Movies

Ice Age: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences — a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. PG / 92 minutes / Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days During his summer vacation, “Wimpy Kid” Greg Heffley hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club — which fails, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong. PG / 94 minutes / Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick

Ice Age: Continental Drift (FRENCH)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (FRENCH)

classic movies Runaway Jury Three people attempt to bend justice for their own purposes in this drama based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham. PG-13 / 127 minutes / John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman

asian movies Housefull 2 Four fathers, four daughters and four prospective son-in-laws live in the same house. Each father wants his daughter to marry the richest son-in-law; each daughter thinks she is marrying the richest sonin-law; and each son-in-law pretends to be the richest. R / 120 minutes / Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham

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The Magic of Belle Isle Reuniting with director Rob Reiner, Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. PG / 109 minutes / Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll 

Ice Age: Continental Drift Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences — a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. PG / 92 minutes / Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo

The Magic of Belle Isle (French) Please see movie information above.

Ice Age: Continental Drift (French) Please see movie information above.

claSsic movies

asian movies Agneepath In a small Indian village, Mandwa, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan is taught by his principled father about the path of fire — Agneepath. His life is completely shattered when the evil drug dealer Kancha hangs his father to death. R / 105 minutes / Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor

Big When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight. PG / 104 minutes / Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Home Alone Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. PG / 103 minutes / Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern

november-december TV

New Girl Episode: Pilot / 30 minutes Jess Day is a young woman who, after discovering her long-term boyfriend is cheating on her, moves into a loft apartment with three male roommates who try to help Jess get back on her feet and into the dating world.

Blais Off Episode: Blaisin Pizza / 30 minutes Richard Blais brings his revolutionary pizza creation to Patsy’s pizzeria in New York City.

Lie to Me Episode: Moral Waiver / 60 minutes Lightman’s team investigates cases involving a staff sergeant accused of raping a soldier and a star college basketball player accused of taking a bribe from a wealthy booster.

Dolphin Days Episode: 1 / 30minutes Follows two pods of dolphins; one in the clear waters of the Bahamas and the other in the captive environment of a research center in Florida.

All Star Dealers Episode: Selling Dennis Rodman / 30 minutes Richie Russek sits down with Dennis Rodman to get his blessing.

Animal Battlegrounds Episode: Coast / 30 minutes From the open oceans, to the grasslands, “Animal Battlegrounds” features breathtaking cinematography, providing a unique insight into how animals utilize their environment to ensure their survival.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Second-billed Marilyn Monroe is the blonde in question in this version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Miss Lorelei Lee, whose philosophy is “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” PG-13 / 91 minutes / Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

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Raising Hope Episode: Dead Tooth / 30 minutes When Jimmy returns to work, he hires Sabrina's cousin Shelley — a.k.a. “Dead Tooth” — to babysit Hope. Meanwhile, Burt tries to get Virginia to quit smoking.


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Thunderstruck NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. PG / 90 minutes / Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, James Belushi

nigerian MOVIES Daniella Daniella is an aspiring rapper who has toiled for years in the studio with the support of her overenthusiastic and loyal manager. She dreams of superstardom, but to no avail, until one of her friends makes her an offer she cannot refuse. Daniella allows her friend to make the ultimate sacrifice. Unfortunately her rise to the top is marred by the dissatisfaction of those closest to her. R / 110 minutes / Mercy Johnson, Angela Okorie, Walter Anga

Africa to Addis Ababa (Inbound) december Movies

Ingenious Remember the old saying “That’s so crazy it might just work”? Two guys bet their futures on a notion that cliché seems to have been created to describe in this comedydrama from director Jeffrey Balsmeyer. R / 93 minutes / Dallas Roberts, Jeremy Renner and Ayelet Zurer

nigerian MOVIES Dangerous Emotion He’s in trouble already with the woman who brought him out of the slum; will she concede and allow him continue with her daughter? Will the daughter be able to accept the fact that her mother’s ex is her husband to be? Check out this big controversy. R / 125 minutes / Clarion Chukwura, Desmond Elliot, Silvia Eguakhide

november-december TV

Bones Episode: The Couple in the Cave / 60 minutes When the remains of a couple are discovered in a cave at National Park, the team must piece together the identity of the man and the woman as well as solve the crime. After interrogating two viable suspects, the team identifies the woman as a marketing executive who also served as her partner’s AA sponsor, providing clues that lead them to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Booth’s girlfriend and Afghanistan war correspondent, Hannah Burley, makes a surprise visit. After meeting Burley and sensing the couple’s genuine happiness, Brennan re-evaluates her own relationship with Booth, and he tries to teach her that love is not always logical.

entertainment

Going Ape Episode: Battlefront / 30 minutes Hunted for their meat and facing the threat of habitat loss, what does the future hold for a troop of orphaned apes in Cameroon? Witness their fight for survival in ‘Going Ape’.

Cake Boss Episode: Ice-ing on the Cake / 30 minutes Buddy and his kids go on a tour of Blue Sky Studios, home to the creators of Ice Age, for a sneak peak of their latest movie. But the fun has just begun as he must also sculpt a frosty cake inspired by the movie, complete with a pirate ship that floats!

november Movies

2 Days in New York Radio host and journalist Mingus and his French photographer girlfriend, Marion, live cosily in a New York apartment with their two young children. But when Marion’s jolly father, her oversexed sister and outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them, it initiates two unforgettable days of family mayhem. R / 95 minutes / Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy nigerian MOVIES Spirit of a Princess The myth exists that the prosperity of a kingdom mysteriously depends on whoever marries the princess. This knowledge interweaves the lives of three brave men and an obsessed suitor with that of the princess’ as they undertake the daring task of achieving the almost impossible, all in a bid to secure the future of their land. R / 108 minutes / Kenneth Okonkwo, Ugezu J Ugezu, Chika Ike

december Movies

Smitty A positive, feel-good family film about a 13 -year-old boy and his dog. To prevent Ben from getting into trouble, his mom sends him to his grandfather’s farm for the summer. There, he falls in love with a smart dog and befriends a wise neighbor. Ben soon learns life lessons and has a most memorable summer. PG / 96 minutes / Mira Sorvino, Peter Fonda, Lou Gossett, Jr. nigerian MOVIES Tricks of Women She loved her husband, but there were too many distractions and she fell for a trick, which put her under pressure to live in lies and deceit. How long will she continue in this? R / 138 minutes / Omotola Jolade, Desmond Elliot, Jude Ezenwa

november-december TV

Last Man Standing Episode: Last Baby Proof Standing / 30 minutes Mike is outnumbered by his wife and daughters when they all agree that babyproofing the house is a good idea. But soon Vanessa has second thoughts when she finds herself home by herself babysitting Boyd and can't release the toilet seat’s complicated childproof latch. Meanwhile, Mike thinks it’s time for Mandy to earn her own money and gets her a job delivering pizzas — without first consulting Vanessa. 

World’s Toughest Expeditions with James Cracknell Episode: The Lost City of Z / 60 minutes James Cracknell investigates the mysterious disappearance of one of the world’s most famous Amazonian jungle explorers, Colonel Percy Fawcett. In 1925, Fawcett vanished in the remote Xingu region of the largest tropical rainforest on Earth. 

Africa Business Report Episode: Kenya / 30 minutes Pirates in the Indian Ocean have been plaguing the region’s shipping lanes. What has this meant for trade through East Africa’s biggest port, Mombasa? Egon Cossou tours the port, speaks to the general manager and gets the views of a leading analyst.

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nov-dec Broadcast Channels Music From Ethiopia Enjoy a channel alive with only the best songs from Ethiopia. Artists such as Haile Roots, Nati Haile and Reshad Kedir perform a collection of satisfying sounds epitomizing the harmonious talents of Ethiopia today.

nov-dec Album Compilations Ethiopian African Enjoy a selection of albums brimming with sounds from the heart of Africa. Listen to collections from Yabba Funk, Victor Deme, Angelique Kidjo and many more.

Ethiopian Traditional Music (Music From Ethiopia)

Ethiopian Instrumental Ethiopian Instrumental is an elaborate and expressive collection of instrumental pieces. Theodros Mitiku, Tilaye Gebre and The Express Band, among others, will soothe you completely through a mixture of their delicate and energetic sounds.

All That Jazz All That Jazz is a concoction of every character within jazz; a handful of artists, such as Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Donald Byrd, give warming performances in this mix. From old classics to smooth contemporary, All That Jazz is sure to cover all corners of this nonchalant musical style. Easy Listening Easy Listening allows you to switch off and recline, as a very laid-back medley of tunes sing you into total serenity. Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Lisa Hannigan perform their most soothing songs to help you completely repose.

Enjoy collections from some of the greatest artists in Ethiopia today. Jamboo Joote, Tikue Weldu and Mohammed Tawil are just a few of these talents, who you can now sit back and appreciate.

Ethiopian Classic Here, enjoy albums full of world-renowned performers, orchestras and soloists, performing major works from some of history’s greatest composers; Bach, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and many more.

Ethiopian Country Here, a fusion of Country albums for you to enjoy. A range of artists, from Buddy Miller to Sara Evans, are here to share a collection of their hits with you.

Ethiopian Hip Hop/R&B A melodic mix of Hip Hop tunes and R&B hits, we have a large selection of albums for you to listen to. This includes artists such as Snoop Dogg, Tinie Tempah and Jennifer Hudson.

Chart Hits Chart Hits is a channel solely dedicated to the latest chart-toppers in pop and rock. If you want to be up-to-speed with the most current hits in music today, then tune into Chart Hits, where Gotye, Lana Del Rey and Beyoncé will definitely activate your musical taste buds. Country This channel offers a blend of cooling Country sounds. With hits from both classic and modern artists, you are sure to experience the refreshing flavours of authentic country music. Jeff Bridges, Emmylou Harris and Lady Antebellum perform some of their best works for you today.

Ethiopian Instrumental Here, we offer an expressive and inspiring collection of Instrumental albums for you to enjoy.

Ethiopian Jazz From old classics to smooth contemporary, here you will find an excellent collection of Jazz albums. You’ll find every great Jazz musician here, from Miles Davis to Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong.

Ethiopian Kids World Hits World Hits is an eclectic collection of music from all over the globe. This channel allows you to experience all ranges of talent in all ranges of music. Artists such as Salah Al Zadjali, Destra and Axelle Red take this opportunity to introduce to you their own personal worlds, through the medium of music. Classical Collection Classical Collection showcases world-renowned performers, orchestras and soloists, performing major works from some of the best composers in history. The London Symphony Orchestra with Josef Krips, Walter Klien and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra provide a classical assortment. Classic Rock Rife with roaring riffs and smooth bass lines, Classic Rock is a channel wholly dedicated to true rock n’ roll. Here, Pink Floyd, T. Rex and Jimi Hendrix play a handful of the greatest rock songs in history.

Here, a cheerful compilation of albums, full of upbeat songs for all your little ones to enjoy.

Ethiopian Oldies Enjoy taking a trip down memory lane, through this extensive collection of nostalgic albums. This includes some of the greats, such as Al Green, Elvis Presley and Fleetwood Mac.

Ethiopian Pop If you’re looking for the latest hits, then enjoy this medley of the most current Pop albums out now. This includes albums from Beyonce, Lady Gaga and David Guetta.

Ethiopian Rock Relish in a sea of Rock, with albums from legendary rock n’ rollers to the latest stars of 2012; Bob Dylan, The Strokes and The Black Keys.

Golden Oldies Take a walk down memory lane with a compilation of nostalgic hits. Golden Oldies presents R.E.M., Tina Turner and Duran Duran, who lead the way with a string of classics, taking you right back to when they were number one.

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Ethiopian World Here, enjoy a diverse collection of hit albums from all over the globe! Amplify your cultural consciousness through sounds from Ely Guerra, Ocean Hai and Oliver Haidt.


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Axum Hotels in Addis Ababa and Mekele offer world-class accomodation for the discerning business or leisure traveler.

The hotels feature well-furnished guest rooms, restaurants, bars, and conference facilities. Other facilities include: gym, swimming pool, day spa, tour & travel, business center and drycleaning. Your stay in Axum Hotels, which are named after the obelisks of Axum, takes you thousands of years back to the ancient civilization of Ethiopia.

OUR HISTORY: Lombardia Restaurant (1981 G.C.) 8 Axum Hotel, Addis Ababa (1994 G.C.) 8 Axum Hotel, Mekele (1999 G.C.)

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