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In Search of the Secret E t h i o p i a’ s d i s ta n c e - r u n n i n g l e g a c y


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Features On the Cover Rows of medals, trophies and photos line the walls of Derartu Tulu’s Addis Ababa living room. Derartu became Ethiopia’s first female gold-medal Olympian at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games.

Mind the Games

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A look at how an Olympic host city gets all dressed up for the big event.

African Air

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Stunning panoramas of remote African landscapes taken from hundreds and thousands of feet above.

Poised to Shape the World

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A report on the 2012 World Economic Forum on Africa.

Spring workouts at Addis Ababa's national stadium were a must for the Ethiopian national team, with its share of Olympic hopefuls.

In Search of the Secret

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What propels Ethiopia to the medals platform again and again and again? Is it the climate, the altitude, the singular determination? Come explore the secret.

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| Contents

Departments

Panorama

9 around addis The work of Afewerk Tekle in and around Ethiopia’s capital city. 13 commerce+capital Nigerian music and movies are on the move. So are Diageo’s exports to Africa. 14 diplomacy+development Mandela moves to cyberspace and a wind-powered landmine detector debuts in the Netherlands. 16 events+excursions Four festivals. Four countries. 18 Hotels+Hotspots Explore what's new and improved in Addis Ababa, Bangkok and Libreville. 20 style+substance Stories of scents, styles and a new cartoon series.

Spotlight 53 Travel tools The affordable Aakash tablet. 54 wordsmith Meeting the Family: finding unexpected genetic links. 55 cuisine The magique of le macaron. 2

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56 24 hours (in georgetown, D.C.) Exploring a unique neighborhood in the U.S. capital.

Sheba

58 1,000 words United Arab Emirates. 60 destination Bangkok: Exploring 240 amazing acres in the Ancient City. 62 the arts An eclectic café in Kampala celebrates Ugandan art.

Fly Ethiopian 65 news New destinations in the Seychelles Islands and Benin, plus fuel-saving innovations.

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

68 travel tips Exercises to keep you limber while in flight and helpful pointers for travel to Ethiopia. 70 fleet 72 route maps 76 Sales agents and offices

81 entertainment 91 puzzles 96 Vintage A glimpse into the past.

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| About

Contributors Volume 29 | Number 3

Kate Jarratt | Writer Kate Jarratt is a freelance journalist who writes current affairs, lifestyle and travel stories for British regional and national titles. With a background in film and television, she also moonlights as a documentary developer for several independent film companies in the U.K. See “Mind the Games” on p. 34. Rooted in: London Dream destination: McLeod Ganj in the foothills of the Himalayas

mike lemanski | Illustrator Mike Lemanski is a British illustrator and designer whose extensive client list ranges from IBM and Nike to Google and Coca-Cola. In addition to completing his commissioned work, Mike explores his personal ideas and concepts through painting, drawing and printmaking. See his illustration for “24 Hours (in Georgetown, D.C.)” on p. 56. Rooted in: Huddersfield, a small U.K. town in the Yorkshire hills Dream destination: The U.S., via sleeper train tour

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

Philip De Jong Amanuel Mengistu Greg Breeding John Baltes

EDITORIAL Managing Editor Photography Editor Associate Editor Sr. Writer/Photog. Writer/Researcher Researcher

Diane J. McDougall Phil De Jong Jr. Jodi Macfarlan Ron Londen Hope Voelkel Kalkidan Mulugeta

DESIGN Design Director Digital Director Production Designer

Mike Ryan Zack Bryant Lindsay Gilmore

PRODUCTION Production Director

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Brad Uhl Josh Bryant Belsabe Girma Emirates Printing, Dubai

EDITORIAL BOARD Yeneneh Tekleyes Mengistu Adelahu Tsedenia Tsdesse

Philip De Jong Amanuel Mengistu Diane J. McDougall

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GEORGE STEINMETZ | Photographer A regular contributor to National Geographic and Germany’s GEO magazine, George Steinmetz is best known for his exploration photography. He began his career after hitchhiking through Africa for 28 months and is currently photographing the world’s deserts while piloting a motorized paraglider. See “African Air” on p. 40. Rooted in: New Jersey, U.S. Dream destination: “Where nobody else has been"

steve winston | Writer Steve Winston is a writer who goes to great lengths in pursuit of “the story.” He's been shot at in Northern Ireland; been a cowboy in Arizona; explored ice caves in Switzerland; slept under bridges in England; and much more. Read his latest story, “In Search of the Secret: Ethiopia’s distance-running legacy,” on p. 22. Rooted in: Florida, U.S. Dream destination: New Zealand 4

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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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IVOR PRICKETT | Photographer Irish documentary photographer Ivor Prickett splits his time between long-term personal photo projects and editorial assignments for a wide range of international clients, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Save the Children and Human Rights Watch. See “Mind the Games” on p. 34. Rooted in: London Dream destination: Africa


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| From the CEO

Dear Esteemed Customers

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elcome aboard! Meeting your expectations and continuously improving our services is what we aim to achieve at Ethiopian Airlines. As part of this effort, we have also improved the content and design of your in-flight magazine, Selamta, and increased its publication frequency to bi-monthly. These improvements have been introduced with the aim of making your in-flight experience more enjoyable. We hope that they will meet your expectations and, as always, we cherish your feedback. We are the fastest-growing airline in Africa and our goal is to establish the widest network possible, to cater to your travel needs. We already have the widest network in Africa and are continually increasing our destinations on the continent. In April 2012, we started flights to the Seychelles, and in June 2012, we began services to Cotonou. This year, we will also be inaugurating flights to two destinations in the Americas: Toronto and São Paulo. Our flights to Canada will be the only scheduled nonstop flight between Toronto and Africa. In December 2012, we plan to start services to São Paulo, offering convenient connections between Brazil and our destinations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Of course, we are aware that however much we expand our destinations, we cannot cover the world alone. That is the primary reason we joined Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world. On May 14, 2012, Star Alliance celebrated its 15th anniversary, and we invite you to participate in Star Alliance member airlines’ various global celebrations over the next months. The hub of our fast-expanding network, Addis Ababa, is the political capital of Africa and the headquarters of the African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa. In addition, it is becoming Africa’s conference destination of choice, as attested to by the recent successful hosting of the 2012 World Economic Forum on Africa (see page 48). Our network is also served by a state-of-the art fleet. This summer we are pleased to be the first airline in Africa to introduce the B787 Dreamliner. In addition to enhancing your travel comfort, the Dreamliner will help us fulfill our environmental responsibility as an airline committed to leaving the smallest possible carbon footprint. In April 2012, eight of our pilots completed training in the B787 at the Boeing Flight Services campus in London. Finally, all the improvements we make and new services we introduce are geared to serving you better. It is our honor to have you onboard, and we look forward to welcoming you again on another Ethiopian flight. Have a pleasant flight!

አገልግሎት ጥራታችንን በቀጣይነት ማሻሻልና የናንተን የደኝበኞቻችን ፍላጐት ማርካት የሁልጊዜ ግባችን ነው። የዚህ ጥረታችን ማሳያ የሚሆነው በበረራ ወቅት የምታነቡት ይህ የሰላምታ መፅሔት በይዘቱና በቅርፁ እንዲሁም የህትመት ግዜው ተሻሽሎ በሁለት ወር አንድ ጊዜ እንዲቀርብ ተደርጓል። እነዚህ ሁሉ ማሻሻያዎች የተደረጉት ከእኛ ጋር በምትበሩበት ወቅት ይበልጥ ዘና እንድትሉ በማሰብ ሲሆን በተደረጉት ማሻሻያዎች መደሰታችሁን እንደምትገልፁልንም እምታችን የፀና ነው። የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ በአፍሪቃ በፈጣን እድገት ላይ ያለ አየር መንገድ ሲሆን የወደፊት ግባችንም ብዙ የበረራ መስመሮችን በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ መክፈትና የናንተን የደንበኞቻችንን የጉዞ ፍላጐት በበቂ ሁኔታ ማሟላት ነው። በአፍሪቃ ሰፊ የበረራ ኔትወርክ ያለን ሲሆን ይህንንም ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ ይበልጥ ለማስፋት ተግተን እየሰራን ነው። በመሆኑም እ.ኤ.አ በሚያዝያ ወር 2012 ዓ.ም. ወደ ሲሸልስ መብረር ከጀመርን ወዲህ በዚሁ የአውሮፓውያን ዓመት ሰኔ ወር ላይ ደግሞ የቤኒን የኢኮኖሚ ማእከል ወደሆነችው ኮቶኖ ከተማ ሌላ ተጨማሪ አዲስ በረራ ጀምረናል። ከያዝነው የአውሮፓውያን 2012 ዓመት ሳንወጣ በሰሜንና በደቡብ አሜሪካ ወደሚገኙ ሁለት ታላላቅ ከተሞች ወደ ቶሮንቶና ሳኦ ፓውሎ አዲስ በረራ እንጀምራለን። እ.ኤ.አ ጁላይ 16, 2012 የሚጀምረው የቶሮንቶ በረራችን ካናዳንና አፍሪቃን የሚያገናኝ ብቸኛው መደበኛ የቀጥታ በረራ ነው። በተመሳሳይ መልኩ በመጪው የአውሮፓውያን ቀመር ታህሳስ 2012 ዓ.ም. ወደ ሳኦፓውሎ አዲስ በረራ በመጀመር ብራዚልን ከሌሎች አፍሪቃ መካከለኛው ምስራቅና እስያ ውሰጥ ከሚገኙ ጣቢያዎች ጋር ለማገናኘት ምቹ ሁኔታዎችን እንፈጥራለን። አዳዲስ በረራዎችን በመክፈትና ያሉትንም በማስፋፋት የናንተን የደንበኞቻችንን ፍላጐት ለማርካት ያላሰለሰ ጥረት እያደረግን ቢሆንም ብቻችንን ዓለምን በሙሉ ማዳረስ እንደማንችል እንገነዘባለን። በዚህም ምክንያት ነው በዓለም ትልቅ የሆነው የስታር አሊያንስ አባል የሆነው። በአውሮፓውያኑ የዘመን ቀመር ግንቦት 14 ቀን፣ 2012ዓ.ም. ስታር አሊያንስ 15ኛ ዓመት የምሥረታ በዓሉን አክብሯል። በመሆኑም የተከበራችሁ መንገደኞቻችንን በመጪዎቹ ወራት የስታር አሊያንስ አባል አየር መንገዶች በሚያደርጓቸው እንቅስቃሴዎች እንድትሳተፋ በአክብሮት እንጋብዛለን። መናኸሪያችን የሆነችው አዲስ አበባ የአፍሪቃ ህብረትና የተባበሩ መንግሥታት የአፍሪቃ የኢኮኖሚ ኮሚሽን ዋና መቀመጫ በመሆኗ የአፍሪቃ የፓለቲካ መዲና ከመሆኗም በተጨማሪ የአፍሪቃም የጉባኤ ማዕከል መሆኗን በያዝነው የአውሮፓውያን ዓመት ባዘጋጀችው የዓለም የኢኮኖሚ መድረክ በሚገባ አስመስክራለች በየጊዜው አየሰፉ ያሉት የበረራ መስመሮቻችን በአዲስና እጅግ ዘመናዊ በሆኑ አውሮኘላኖች አገልግሎት ይሰጥባቸዋል። በዘንድሮው የክረምት ወቅት አዲሱን ቦይንግ 787 ድሪምላይነር አውሮኘላን በማምጣት በጉዞአችሁ ላይ ተጨማሪ ምቾት ለመፍጠር ተዘጋጅተናል። በአፍሪቃ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ የምናስመጣው ይህ አውሮኘላን ለደንበኞቻችን ከሚሰጠው ምቾት በተጨማሪ ከአውሮኘላኑ ወደ ከባቢ አየር የሚወጣው የበካይ ጋዝ ልቀት አነስተኛ በመሆኑ ለአካባቢያችን ደህንነት የምናደርገውን ጥረት አጉልቶ የሚያሳይ ነው። እ.ኤ.አ. በሚያዝያ ወር 2012 ዓ.ም ስምንት ፓይለቶቻችን ሎንዶን በሚገኘው የቦይንግ የበረራ ማሰልጠኛ በመሔድ B787 ድሪምላይነር አውሮኘላን ማብረር የሚያስችል ስልጠና ወስደው ተመልሰዋል። በመጨረሻም በተከታ���ይ የምናደርጋቸው የአገልግሎት ጥራት ማሻሻያዎችና የምንከፍታቸው አዳዲስ ጣቢያዎች በሙሉ ለእናንተ ደረጃውን የጠበቀ አገልግሎት ለመስጠት ነው። የአገልግሎታችን ተጠቃሚ ለመሆን ያደረጋችሁትን ምርጫ በእጅጉ እያመሰገንን ወደፊትም በሌላ በረራ እንደምንገናኝ ተስፋ እናደርጋለን። መልካም በረራ!

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Around Addis

Afewerk Tekle

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enowned Ethiopian artist Afewerk Tekle died April 10, 2012, at age 80. After leaving Ethiopia as a young man in 1947, Afewerk enrolled in London’s Central School of Arts and Crafts, later graduated from the famous Slade School of Fine Art, and then returned to Addis Ababa. His skills as a painter, sculptor and designer quickly elevated him to national — and then international — prominence. For several decades, Afewerk served as one of Africa’s pre-eminent cultural ambassadors, exhibiting his work at major festivals and exhibitions around the world. His artistry earned him numerous awards and recognitions, including the first Haile Selassie I Prize for Fine Arts in 1964 and a knighthood from the Vatican, and gave him audiences with dozens of world leaders. Visitors to Ethiopia can find examples of Afewerk Tekle’s work spread across the country. On the next page are five of his major public displays found in Ethiopia's capital city. St. george’s cathedral july / august 2012

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St. george’s cathedral

In 1956, shortly after he returned to Ethiopia from his studies in Europe, a young Afewerk Tekle was commissioned to produce artwork for St. George’s Cathedral (Kidus Giorgis) in the Piazza District. The numerous religious murals and mosaics that Afewerk created took more than three years to complete. St. George’s Cathedral is open to visitors daily. The church also houses a small museum containing Emperor Haile Selassie I’s coronation throne and a collection of 19th-century weaponry.

africa hall Afewerk Tekle’s most famous and influential work, “The Total Liberation of Africa,” is a breathtaking sight. The 150-square-meter stained-glass triptych covers an entire wall of Africa Hall, which houses the UN Economic Commission for Africa. The triptych depicts images symbolizing African nations uniting to tackle poverty and disease. As it hovers over the offices of those developing policy solutions to these enduring challenges, Afewerk’s work communicates a poignant and powerful message to the African continent.

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Perhaps the least-known public installation of Afewerk Tekle’s work in the capital is a mural in the lobby of St. Paul’s Hospital, located in the Gulele area of Addis. The large painting, consisting of three separate panels, is striking for its combination of religious imagery and a portrayal of the former Emperor Haile Selassie I, the hospital’s original patron.

villa alpha Villa Alpha is the home and personal museum designed and constructed by Afewerk Tekle between 1959 and 1973. The artist loved to receive private visitors and give grand tours of the sculpture-filled grounds and painting-adorned rooms. Prior to Afewerk’s death, Villa Alpha was open for private tours by appointment. Today, curious visitors can catch a glimpse of his artistry when passing by the gates of the compound.

national museum of ethiopia Addis Ababa’s largest museum is also home to Afewerk Tekle’s “African Heritage.” Completed in 1966, the canvas hangs on the second floor of the National Museum, located near Addis Ababa University. The textured, five-meter canvas entices visitors to explore its complex abstract depiction of African cultural symbols.

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Commerce + Capital

Africa — Diageo’s Biggest Emerging Market

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A relationship that began with beer has turned into much, much more for British drinks giant Diageo. Africa is one of Diageo’s biggest emerging markets and may soon be its fastest-growing. ¶ Guinness beer first arrived in Sierra Leone in 1827, and while beer has traditionally been the largest percentage of Diageo’s African business, sales of spirits are now outpacing beer — thanks, in part, to small-bottle packaging. These consumer-friendly bottles (resulting in consumer-friendly pricing!) have helped Diageo snag a 40-percent share of Africa’s international spirits market.

Nollywood Now

Iroko Partners, a successful distributor of Nigerian movies and African music, is already YouTube’s biggest partner in Africa. Now, with a recent US$8 million investment from New York-based Tiger Global Management, they are set to grow even more. The initial project for Iroko Partners, NollywoodLove (Nigerian movies on-demand), has evolved into iROKOtv.com — a site with a library of more than 4,800 films in English, Igbo, Yoruba and Ghanaian. Their most recent project, iROKING, is a Nigerian music streaming service.

TransAtlantic Textiles

Four Ethiopian companies recently made their mark at Origin Africa — an annual trade show sponsored by USAID that promotes Africa’s textile sector. The Addis Ababa-based event brought together 60 exhibitors and more than 26 buyers from Europe and the United States. Maa Garment, AYKA ADDIS, Addis Garment and Kombolcha Textile all walked away with deals from U.S. buyers, including giants like Calvin Klein. Currently, Ethiopia exports approximately US$15 million in textiles and apparel, but that number could jump to US$25 million this year.

Bamboo Booming

With a nickname like “timber of the 21st century,” bamboo is going places. British companies like EcoPlanet Bamboo are experimenting with a mix of capitalism and conservation in developing countries where native jungles have been razed and economies are struggling. Able to meet a wide variety of consumer and environmental needs (such as absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide), bamboo can also be harvested annually after only four or five years of growth. And you can make some pretty soft shirts out of it too. july / august 2012

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Power of the Wind

Reducing Carbon Emissions BP Target Neutral, a nonprofit whose operating expenses are funded by the global gas and oil company BP, has been working since 2006 to help individuals understand and reduce their carbon footprint. This year, as the first-ever Official Carbon Offset Partner of the 2012 Olympics, BP Target Neutral organized six projects — one for every continent participating in the Summer Games. Each project plays a role in reducing carbon emissions. ¶ More than 8,000 smallholding Kenyan farmers are involved in one of these projects for 2012. Farmers from Meru and Nanyuki meet to swap information and learn about harvesting seeds from local trees, dealing with drought and preventing erosion. Living trees are counted annually, and these farmers are paid by BP Target Neutral for each living tree.

An Afghan designer based in the Netherlands created “Mine Kafon,” a wind-powered landmine detector using inexpensive, prefabricated materials. Bamboo sticks with plastic feet attach to a plastic core that holds a GPS tracker. When the machine rolls over a buried mine, the mine explodes — with no loss of human life or limb. Removing a landmine currently costs around US$1,000. Massoud Hassani’s device was built for around US$40. After initial testing with help from the Dutch Ministry of Defense, Hassani is currently working on a second version.

From Chicks to Change At the very least, Rwandan university students hoped that selling chicks would offset a few of their educational expenses. They never imagined that a mere two years later, their youth cooperative, Koperative Sagamba Rusake (KOSARU), would be initiating real economic change in rural Byahi. 14

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Those first chicks were sold as a way to kickstart local income-generating projects in the community — and the students realized they were onto something. Through several grants and help from local administration, KOSARU now has a poultry farm on its own land with hopes to start making its own feed and, eventually, open its own hatchery.

The Nelson Mandela digital library launched into cyberspace with nearly 2,000 entries available for scholars and researchers. Images from the former South African president’s 27 years in jail, handwritten notes and church-membership cards are just a few of the contents that are also stored in a physical building — the Nelson Mandela Foundation Centre of Memory in Johannesburg.

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Thailand Vegetarian Festival Oct. 14-23 | For 10 days each fall,

Thailand’s Chinese communities engage in a purification ritual by eliminating meat and dairy from their diet. Some cities that participate are known as much for their gory body-piercing parades as for their vegan fare. In Bangkok, street vendors and restaurants advertise their offerings with rows of yellow flags, so visitors can follow both their eyes and their nose around the city, sampling dishes while enjoying lively street performances.

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Jahazi Literary & Jazz Festival Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 | Through open-air concerts, workshops and readings of all kinds, Jahazi Literary and Jazz Festival attendees have the opportunity to rub elbows with writers, musicians and thinkers from all over the world this September. And all of this happens while enjoying the distinct island life that makes Zanzibar a great place to put your feet up. Visit jahazifestival.com to see the artist line-up.

Rhei ngau W i n e F estival Aug. 29 – Sept. 7 | “Fressgrass,” Frankfurt’s legendary culinary mile (or “munching street”) has hosted the Rheingau Wine Festival since 1978. You can sample more than 600 wines and sparkling wines from the Rheingau region. With 30-plus vintner stands offering a wide range of wine and food from Fressgrass’ finest, you couldn’t ask for a more satisfying afternoon stroll.

U . K . Wal k i ng F estival Oct. 27 – Nov. 4 | Whether you want adventure, sheer beauty or an easy afternoon with the children, the U.K.’s Walking Festival promises a range of choices and a chance to explore some of Britain’s most scenic spots. Expect to see wildlife up close, admire architecture (both natural and manmade) and follow in a few historic footsteps. The National Trust will provide ranger-led treks and provide walking routes for all abilities. To explore options visit nationaltrust.org.uk/ visit/activities/walking/walking-festival.


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The Siam The Thai pop music star Krissada Sukosol Clapp — known as “Noi” — is stepping into the hoteldevelopment scene, hoping to lure luxury guests to Thailand’s capital city with the launch of his new hotel, The Siam. ¶ The urban, artdeco-meets-Thai-fusion hotel was designed by renowned Bangkokbased architect Bill Bensley. Noi’s personal collection of art and antiques adorns each of the hotel’s 39 suites. Its restaurant comprises multiple traditional teakwood houses reassembled on The Siam’s grounds. ¶ Among the many amenities guests may enjoy are an outdoor yoga terrace, bath and tea houses, a Thai boxing training center, a private art gallery, and speedboat trips up the Chao Praya River. As the only hotel located in the Dusit district, The Siam offers close proximity to sites such as the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, the Grand Palace, Pak Khlong flower market and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. 18

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Since opening in January 2012, the new Radisson BLU Addis Ababa, based in the Kazanchis business district, has rapidly become one of the capital city’s most popular destinations for business and diplomatic travelers. The five-star hotel offers 204 ultramodern rooms — including 44 businessclass rooms, 16 luxury suites and one presidential suite — plus an events center with nine meeting rooms and a luxurious spa and fitness center. The hotel also boasts an upscale French brasserie–style restaurant, contemporary bar and terrace, and a branch of the popular Tomoca coffee shop. The Ethiopian outpost of the Radisson BLU hotel chain is part of an aggressive African expansion plan being undertaken by the Rezidor Hotel Group to open Radisson BLU hotels in capital cities across the continent. Another such venture is Gabon's

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Okoume Palace Hotel in Libreville. Formerly one of the country’s premier hotels, the Okoume Palace Hotel is getting a US$40 million makeover, thanks to its new management by the Rezidor Hotel Group. The property will stay open as an unbranded hotel while undergoing renovation but will be re-branded in September 2013 as a 330-room Radisson BLU hotel and a 140-room Park Inn tower. The dual-branded complex will together offer five restaurants and bars, meeting facilities, a business-class lounge, gym and outdoor swimming pool. The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest-growing hotel companies in the world, boasting more than 425 hotels across 68 countries. Of those hotels, 44 are either in operation or under development in Africa. The relaunched hotel in Libreville will be the company’s first in Gabon.

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Preserving a Tradition in Style Lemlem, the clothing company founded by Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede, has gained the admiration of U.S.based clothing company J.Crew. Several traditionally woven scarves and a smocked shirt (the Elsa) are now available through j.crew.com. With Lemlem, Kebede hopes to help preserve a traditional Ethiopian weaving style. Check out her breezy summer collection at lemlem.com.

Nigerian Cartoons If he sees a problem, Nigerian animator Adamu Waziri believes in taking care of it himself. Bothered by the fact that a majority of African children watch imported cartoons, he created “Bino and Fino,” a cartoon about a brother and sister living in an unnamed African city with their grandparents. Waziri hopes the show will give kids everywhere an opportunity to see a positive side of Africa. Two full-length episodes have shown on Sky TV in the U.K., and Waziri is working on funding to air the cartoon in Nigeria.

A 15,000-square-foot former rice mill is now home to a lifestyle store you won’t want to leave. Founded by three fashionista friends, Le Mill carries homeware, furniture, jewelry, fashion and fabrics by designers who also supply Chanel, Stella McCartney and Givenchy. And the store’s organic café has already been dubbed by CNN as one of Mumbai’s best new restaurants. Lamb and pomegranate salad, anyone? For more info: lemill.in 20

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Story of a Scent Frédéric Malle was born into the French perfume dynasty: His grandfather was the founder of Dior Parfums. His book, On Perfume Making, is the story of a scent — or rather, several scents, since Malle has collaborated with some of the best perfumers in the world. Available from Angelika Books: angelikabooks.com

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In Search of the Secret By Steve Winston

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It’s 5 a.m., and Addis Ababa sleeps. The scaffolding and construction cranes building a “new” Addis are outlined like dark sentinels against the buildings they’ll be raising in an hour or two. The dieselfueled vehicles that will shortly clog the streets of this vibrant city are not yet out in force. But the runners are. At Meskel Square, they run silently in the darkness, along the stone stadium seats. On the vast fields over at Jan Meda (“the king’s field”), they’re running. They’re running on Bole Road and on steep Menelik II Avenue, leading down from the palace. And they’re running up 3,200-meter Mount Entoto, where faint silhouettes do battle with the steep grade. Before dawn, Addis is a city of silent, moving shadows. As you drive away from the city, the first rays of sunlight touch the ridges of the surrounding mountains, revealing the rugged beauty and multicolored textures of this land. And revealing, too, tiny figures on distant hills, darting in and out of the stands of eucalyptus. These are the heirs to a tradition dating back to the 1960 Olympics in Rome, when a shepherd’s son in bare feet — the immortal Abebe Bikila — stunned the world by winning the marathon. Since then, Ethiopia — an emerging nation where most athletes don’t have access to world-class training facilities — has continued to dominate international distance running. And since that night, the international running community has asked, How do they do it?

(Previous spread) A group of young runners speeds through a training circuit at the Bekoji village stadium. (Left) 1960 Olympic champion Abebe Bikila, running barefoot, races to marathon victory in Athens in May 1961. (Above) Local Addis Ababa athletes endure a warmup loop near the top of Yeka Mountain. Many amateurs and professionals train in these high altitudes.

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national pride & role models Unlike most other African nations, Ethiopia was never occupied long-term by a foreign power. So its people boast a long and proud history, and that pride extends to their accomplishments in running. Over the past three Olympics — Sydney, Athens and Beijing — Ethiopian distance runners (5,000 meters, 10,000 meters, marathon) won 22 medals, including 10 golds. Their closest competitor in these totals is neighboring Kenya, with 11 medals but only one gold.

For most of the past two decades, the face of Ethiopian running has been Haile Gebrselassie, a two-time Olympic goldmedal winner in the 10,000 meters (1996 and 2000). At one time or another, he’s held 27 world records. In a November 20120 article, Sports Illustrated referred to him as a “transcendental sports figure” because, “like Babe Ruth, who invented the homerun, Gebrselassie invented the modern distance world record.”

It’s no wonder that each time an Ethiopian climbs the medals platform and the flag is raised, the country collectively swells with pride. Haile, now 39, devotes most of his time to building his business interests and to mentoring the next generation of Ethiopian runners, in whom he sees great potential. Another hero for Ethiopia’s next generation is one of Haile’s contemporaries, Derartu Tulu. Now retired, Derartu won july / august 2012

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Long-distance Olympic hopefuls confer with Coach Hussein Obo after a morning workout. Many top athletes also work with individual trainers and physical therapists.

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the 10,000 meters in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics — becoming the first Ethiopian woman to win Olympic gold. But for Derartu, who grew up 220 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa in the village of Bekoji, there were no female running role models. “They didn’t know about women running for gold medals,” she laughs, speaking through a translator while relaxing in her comfortable home in Addis. “They knew women as running to get married and have children.” Instead, she looked to the men who ran before her. “Our coaches would talk about Miruts Yifter and Mamo Wolde bringing home the gold medals and making Ethiopia known to the world,” she adds. “They would talk about Abebe Bikila running barefoot and would say, ‘You have to do better.’” When Derartu was 16 she moved to Addis Ababa, beginning serious training the next year. There she met her earlier heroes, Miruts and Mamo, in person. Miruts served as a role model for Haile as well. Haile, in turn, is inspiration for 18-year-old Mohammed Aman, who won the 800-meter World Indoor Championship in March 2012. “I remember watching Haile Gebrselassie win the Olympics,” Mohammed says. “I was very young but it did have a lasting impact on me.”

(Above) One of the first successful female Ethiopian athletes, Derartu Tulu paved the way for current runners by winning two Olympic gold medals in the 10,000 meters. (AT RIGHT) Olympic legacy Haile Gebrselassie won two Olympic gold medals and held 27 world records during his career.

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A better life Mohammed Aman ran barefoot in some of his early competitions because his family couldn’t afford shoes. But as an Olympic middle-distance favorite, he can surely afford them now. “I guess it shows that poverty is no barrier to success,” he says. Mohammed’s life proves yet one more time, to the other young runners watching, that running might just become their ticket to fulfilled dreams. Some of those who dream — and succeed — also return to invest in their villages. Like Haile, who grew up just outside Assela, 54 kilometers north of Bekoji, in a small, now-barren community where his family still owns land but where the sky presses close to empty, dusty ground and scattered acacia trees. His running route, as a youth, often crossed through a narrow, rocky ravine near stands of khat and coffee trees. During the dry season, a shallow stream lazily flows across the ravine bottom. But during the summer rainy season


“Our coaches would talk about bringing home the gold and making Ethiopia known to the world.” —Derartu TULU

Running is a lifestyle for many in Addis. (Above) The running shoes of this professional outnumber his dress shoes almost 10 to 1, in a long line stretching down the hallway. (right) Other committed runners have a regular dawn appointment at Meskel Square, while the city begins to awaken.

that stream can turn deadly. Locals recall when the swift current took the life of a father and son trying to cross. So in recent years, Haile built a bridge over the ravine. He has also built several hotels around the country and is involved in an impressive new high-altitude training facility outside Addis. (See “Yaya Village” on page 33.) “I have a big dream: I want to see Ethiopia become something,” he says. “I want to share my success.” Joseph Kibur is another runner who wants to help others fulfill their dreams. Joseph is an Ethiopian who won the Canadian Cross Country Championship in 1993, became a successful Internet entrepreneur and then went on to found Yaya Village. “Most of our great runners are from rural areas dependent on subsistence farming,” Joseph says. “When one of these athletes becomes successful, the whole family — and sometimes a whole neighborhood — is lifted out of poverty.”

How much might these athletes earn? “Appearance fee and prize money vary based on performance and the type of race,” Joseph says. “The typical international marathon winner can earn between [US]$20,000 and $50,000. But a few pay more; the Dubai Marathon actually pays $250,000" to each of the first-place finishers, male and female. "If the runners rank in the top 10 worldwide in their events, sponsorships might add another $40,000 to $80,000 for each endorsement, or higher.” It seems safe to say, then, that top runners can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars — and sometimes, if they’re in the class of Haile Gebrselassie, even millions. Pushing themselves “Ethiopian runners are very hard workers,” says Melaku Deresse, long-distance coach for the Ethiopian national team. “The hardship of life and unavailability of training facilities would not stop them from winning.”

Everywhere you go in Ethiopia, you hear it again and again: The country’s runners have an incredible hunger to be the best. A few years ago, a Canadian 1,500meter runner named Hilary Stellingwerff traveled to Ethiopia to train. One day she ran a 16-kilometer loop with local runners at an altitude of 2,700 meters. As might be expected, the terrain, altitude and distance added up to a punishing course. Even after three weeks of training, Stellingwerff was still six minutes slower than a young female runner who hadn’t qualified for the Ethiopian national team. In her article in the May/June 2009 issue of Canadian Running, Stellingwerff said her group crossed paths with at least a hundred other runners on this course. “Our athletes don’t want to be defeated by anybody,” confirms Dr. Yilma Berta, marathon coach for the Ethiopian Athletics Federation. “If they want to compete, they have to win. They have that kind of motivation, that kind of passion.” july / august 2012

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Friends and local runners train on Yeka Mountain above Addis Ababa. Many amateur Ethiopian runners take their training just as seriously as the professionals.

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in bekoji, running is a way to dream about escaping simple village life for something far grander.

(above) Young runners train in Bekoji, which has produced eight Olympic gold medals and 10 world records. (LEFT) Many pros from Bekoji point to Sentayehu Eshetu as their first coach. (below) On mornings and weekends, hundreds of Addis residents of all ages run laps and stairs in Meskel Square's wide amphitheater or play football at its broad, arched center.

The benefit of altitude Most successful Ethiopian runners are from high altitudes such as the Arsi region (home to both Bekoji and Assela). And that’s no surprise. For one thing, runners who train at higher altitudes have adapted to a lesser amount of oxygen. This means they are that much stronger at sea level or lower altitudes — where most distance races are run. And in the Ethiopians' case, training on steep mountains helps build up leg strength and endurance, endowing the region’s runners with their legendary finishing kicks. But success is due to far more than altitude alone. The overall lifestyle in most Ethiopian villages adds hard, traditional farm labor to the workout of a would-be runner. And then there are, simply, the miles and miles and miles underfoot. A culture of running If they run to and from school each day1, “Ethiopian runners have an extra 10 to 15 years of aerobic endurance training compared to the average Western runner,” 32

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Hilary Stellingwerff points out. The village of Bekoji — altitude 2,800 meters — has produced four Olympic gold medalists: Derartu Tulu, Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Fatuma Roba. The road into town proudly displays a banner announcing the village and picturing a female runner. Here, a legendary local coach named Sentayehu Eshetu presides over informal training sessions on a red-ochre soil track with a panorama of the mountains. “Coach,” as he’s called, has been doing this for 25 years — on a voluntary basis. And his training sessions attract almost 250 young people 2. In Bekoji, running is not just for the track. It’s also for the streets, the mountain slopes, around and through herds of goats or burden-laden donkeys, and alongside street markets piled high with colorful fruits, vegetables and crafts. Here, as in other rural areas, running is simply the most efficient way to get from one place to another. And it’s a way to dream about escaping simple village life for something far grander.

A genetic link? The Great Rift Valley (which encompasses the Arsi region) stretches across East Africa for about 6,000 kilometers. And it’s where researchers often come to search for the secrets of Ethiopia’s success. “Running & FitNews,” published by the American Running Association, described a 2004 British survey of 114 Ethiopian track-and-field athletes. That survey found that 73 percent of Ethiopian marathoners hailed from only two regions of the country, one of which is Arsi. Genetics? Maybe. After all, nearly 70 percent of the marathoners in the study ran to school.


But then again, maybe not. Even Vinne Los, a Dutch physiotherapist who lives in Ethiopia and works with some of the top runners, discounts the idea of a genetic answer. “There was some speculation about a different position of the Achilles tendon,” Los says, “and the fact that the top Kenyan athletes and top Ethiopian athletes have genes that come from the same valley. “But the biologist Yannis Pitsiladis did a lot of research on the DNA of all the top East African athletes for the past 10 years and didn’t find any special gene that could lead to top performance.” So far, no researchers have been able to prove genetic links that would explain the Arsi phenomenon. But a lifetime spent running in high altitude is surely a factor in creating multiple generations of fast athletes. So why do so many great runners come from Arsi in particular, and from Ethiopia in general? What is it about this East African country that keeps its runners heading to the awards podium? All of the above reasons, perhaps: patriotism, role models, altitude, hard work, a culture of running and a determination to make life better. As long as Ethiopia continues its running dominance, so will the search for answers. Hint to future researchers: Maybe that search should start at 5 a.m. at Meskel Square. Or the fields of Jan Meda. Or Mount Entoto. . . .

1 In the 1980s, Haile Gebrselassie had to run 10 kilometers each way to school, every day. But that training benefit is rapidly disappearing for new runners on the horizon, as the Ethiopian government works hard to improve access to education. “They’re trying to build schools no farther than five kilometers apart,” Haile says, “so no child has to travel more than 2.5 kilometers to get to/from school.” As a result, enrollment in primary school rose 500 percent between 1994/1995 and 2008/2009, according to a 2010 report from the Ministry of Education (www. developmentprogress.org). 2 Learn more about Bekoji’s secret to running in the documentary Town of Runners, recently released in the U.K. and sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines. (Watch the trailer at www.townofrunners.com.)

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Yaya Village founder Joseph Kibur, at right, and 800-meter world champion Mohammed Aman.

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Eleven miles outside Addis Ababa, at an altitude of 2,500 meters and surrounded by trails weaving through deep-green forest and mountains, stands a unique high-altitude training center for young athletes. Yaya Village (www.yayavillage.com) is a four-star facility that opened in November 2011, boasting the expected sauna, massage and physiotherapy necessary for distance athletes, along with a special bonus: instruction from Olympians such as Haile Gebrselassie and Gezahegn Abera. It was dreamed into reality by fellow Ethiopian runner and Internet entrepreneur Joseph Kibur. Joseph was born in Ethiopia (and lives there now), although he achieved his fame as a runner in Canada. Along with friends and fellow investors Haile Gebrselassie and Belay Welasha, Joseph is confident that Yaya Village (yaya means “happiness”) will produce Ethiopia’s future champions. The village is not only for elite athletes, however; anyone can enjoy the conference rooms, restaurant and other facilities. The site will eventually include a full slate of leisure opportunities such as volleyball, horseback riding, swimming and tennis. Yaya Village is just the beginning of Kibur’s dream to help form the next generation of great Ethiopian runners. Another brainstorm is “The Great Ethiopian Talent Search.” “The idea,” Joseph explains, “is to find athletes with the potential to win gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. We’d send scouts throughout the country and set up trial races. A select number would receive full scholarships to Yaya Village. By the end of the four-year period, I believe we would have discovered potential champions.” july / august 2012

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A l o o k a t h o w a n o ly m p i c h o s t c i t y g e t s a l l d r e s s e d u p f o r t h e b i g e v e n t.

by Kat e Ja r r at t

“Don’t die during the Olympics,” read the headline splashed across the Newham Recorder, a small local newspaper in the northeast London borough this February. ¶ Just before the article’s release, the Newham Council had warned residents about travel restrictions and congestion around the Olympic Village during London 2012. Soon, rumors about the difficulties of hosting funerals during the Olympics started circulating. ¶ “If you’re going to die, you'd better do it before the Games, or try and hang on till afterwards,” one funeral director, John Harris from T. Cribbs & Sons, was quoted as saying. ¶ If anybody needed an indication of the extent of pre-Olympics frenzy, that might be it. july / august 2012

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Planning ahead is not a bad idea, of course. After all, between July 27 and August 12 this year, 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries are expected to descend on the city for 17 days of competition in 26 sports and 302 medal events. ¶ London is the only city in the world that has hosted the Games three times — most recently in 1948, three years after the end of World War II. Some people believed it would be impossible to pull off the Olympics in war-devastated England, but the British were determined. Foreign competitors recall bomb-ravaged roads and competing against a home team of British war heroes and housewives (all in homemade sportswear) who had been training in their suburban back gardens. ¶ The 1948 competition was dubbed the “Austerity Games” because the costs of war had so depleted English coffers — a far cry from the £9.3 billion spent preparing for London 2012. ¶ Apart from the colossal budget, there have been various standout qualities to the London Olympics preparations: some expected, some unexpected and others simply quirky. (previous spread) All of London is prepared — from its new Olympic Stadium to the guards standing to attention at Banqueting House and other historic buildings. (left) Construction crews have been at the ready since London won the Olympic bid.

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The Central Line on London's Underground transportation network expects to see record crowds at its Stratford Station stop. (BElow) Max Mason, owner of The Big Bang restaurant. (Right)

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Sign me up With thousands of roles to fill, the McDonald’s Corporation (a sponsor of London 2012) spearheaded a groundbreaking volunteer recruitment drive — whittling down 240,000 applications to 70,000 volunteers, called “Games Makers.” Volunteering for a minimum of 10 days work (plus at least three additional days for training), the Games Makers will be in charge of everything from carrying torches to cleaning toilets to collecting tickets. They come from all walks of life, and many have been placed in specific roles based on their individual talents. For example, Max Mason, owner of the sausage restaurant The Big Bang in Oxford (above), says he applied to “hand out brochures and help with parking.” But his charity work and linguistic skills gained him a call from the Olympic head office, asking him to be a diplomatic assistant to the International Relations Team. “I was shocked,” Mason says. “I thought my application would be thrown into a general pile, but now I’m hosting the president of France.”

“I was shocked. I thought my application would be thrown into a general pile, but now I’m hosting the president of France.” —Max Mason, restaurant owner

Building for the future £35 million spent on renovating existLike many hosts of previous Olympics, ing buildings into Olympic-worthy London is hoping to regenerate the site structures. Surrounding the village are beautiful wildlife parks, shopping of its Olympic Village for the centers, high-tech office blocks long term. Stratford, in the and some of the most cuttingeastern corner of London, has Odds that a Big Mac will edge sports facilities in England. long been thought of as a mecca cost £2,12 at This massive urban overhaul for young artists and creatives McDonald's is likely to leave “an enduring living in warehouse studios. during the Games legacy,” as London’s original pitch Previously littered with document to host the Games discarded household waste and referred to locally as “stinky Strat- called it. Plus, this legacy will include ford” for ages, the area has now seen 15 the most contemporary disability access venues built from the ground up, plus that money can buy — thanks to the

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(Left) Construction workers take a break in front of the 114.5-meter ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower in Stratford's Olympic Park. (Below) Olympic sponsor Adidas has funded five free, outdoor multisport gym areas in London called adiZones, such as this one in Hackney. (Opposite page) Roofline view of Olympic Stadium, with capacity for 80,000.

full integration of both the planning and design for the Paralympics into the London 2012 agenda. This year’s Games have the potential to transform attitudes across the United Kingdom toward those with disabilities, simply by leaving behind a disability access–dominated environment in Stratford. Olympic-themed frivolity

parties is another favorite. Rumors have spread among the wealthy in the county of Surrey that some of the bankers living there dug up parts of their 200-acre grounds in order to install AstroTurf pitches and Olympic-size swimming pools, and even employed gamekeepers to measure out and mark distances in their grounds for 1,500-, 400- and 100meter races.

The British people, who usually shy away from gimmicks and overt displays Getting from here to there The domino effect that the of patriotism, have surpassed Games themselves will have is themselves. Olympic-themed impossible to calculate, but Lonparties have become en vogue, Odds that any doners are bracing themselves especially for those who did not athlete will for big changes. One of the most succeed in the great ticket rush fail to turn up obvious has focused on London’s of 2011. for the start of their event transport systems. Institutional bakeries such and cite transThe London Overground and as Greggs, as well as cake mailportation Docklands Light Railway have order sites and the famous as the reason both constructed new stations London Hummingbird Bakery, and platforms to create greater are all taking orders for Olympicthemed cupcakes and five-ring intercon- connectivity to the Olympic venues in nected doughnuts (in Olympic colors, of Stratford. Nowhere in Greater London is more than a 15-minute walk from an course). Recreating Olympic sports during the Overground rail station.

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The aim is for all Olympics visitors to utilize public transportation, including bus routes and the infamously late London Underground subway system — which, on some lines, might well operate 24 hours a day. The press reported that most cab drivers will be exiting London and watching the Olympics from the safety of their television screens. But a small offshoot of entrepreneurial cabbies has pooled resources and installed individual video screens so that passengers can watch the Games live. According to organizer Dave Murray, “when the timetable of events comes out, all my boys will be memorizing the sports, times and locations so that people can hop in a cab, say what they want and let the cabbie do the rest.” Soaring home rentals and flourishing business Not surprisingly, housing rentals in Stratford, the borough of Newham and surrounding key London landmarks have skyrocketed. “We are [too] overwhelmed


with business at this point to comment on how much rentals have gone up,” said a rentduringthegames.com spokesperson months before the events began. “Call back when it’s all over. When it’s way over.” Goran James and Gareth Crow, students at Queen Mary, University of London, live in adjoining bedsits (oneroom apartments) within the university’s residence halls near Stratford. A latenight online advertisement when they were feeling particularly cash-poor led to renting out Crow’s bedsit for the entire Games to an Olympic fan from China. The 10-square-foot bedsit is being rented for £500 per week in July and August, when it usually costs £80. Crow will simply move in with his friend and split the profit. The Olympic-fueled boom extends from housing into many businesses. For example, the inpredictability of English weather has provoked an entire pop-up industry of custom-made umbrellas and

raincoats, since the Olympic Stadium itself has no protection from the rain, wind and storms that inevitably befall English summers. Yet signs of British business wariness are still evident, especially considering the lingering effects of the recession. Nonetheless, research by The Daily Telegraph found that 41 percent of companies in the tourism and hospitality industry expect London 2012 to generate increased demand. Keeping it safe When the London Underground bombings occurred in 2005 — the day after London won the bid to host the Games — the city was put on an even higher alert to ensure the safety of all participants and observers during the Games. As the first step, the Olympic security contract was awarded in 2008 to G4S, a firm that patrols many of Britain’s prisons and detention centers. But it took

the minister for sport until March 2012 to make a full assessment of the security requirements needed. As a result, he increased the initial number of guards patrolling the Games from 10,000 to 23,700 and increased the security budget from £282 million to £553 million — making the London Olympics the largest U.K. security and military event since World War II. Preparations have been made for more than 150 different security risks. For 17 days this summer, nearly 9 million ticket holders and billions of TV viewers will surely marvel at some of the most obvious preparations that London and its people have undertaken. Yet only beneath the surface — in speeding cabs and cramped bedsits, in the faces of smiling ticket holders and a sausage-king-turned-presidential-host — can the full extent of things done in the name of national pride and the love of sport be seen and experienced.

The London Olympics, Past and Present

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The standard distance for the modern marathon (26.2 miles) was established at the 1908 London Olympics. The marathon was strategically set to begin at Windsor Castle, so as to give the royal family a good view, and finish after one lap around the Olympic Stadium track. Britain was the first country to stage Paralympic events — on the opening day of the 1948 London Olympics. They were known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, and the competitors were mostly disabled war veterans. The name derives from calling it the “Parallel Olympics.” There will be a fine of up to £20,000 for anyone “streaking” at London 2012 if their full or partial nudity is being used to advertise any product or brand that is not already associated with or a sponsor of the Games. july / august 2012

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F ly i n g h u n d r e d s o f f e e t above ground, strapped into a motorized paraglider that is little more than a parachute with a small motor, National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz has spent more than 20 years photographing some of the world’s most remote and spectacular environments. In his book African Air, Steinmetz captures stunning panoramas in more than 14 countries in Africa, giving readers captivating and intimate views of areas that have rarely, if ever before, been photographed. P HOTOGR A P HS B Y GEORGE STE I N M ET Z

Kenya /// A network of elephant trails bisects the green grasses of Lake Amboseli.

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Namibia /// Climbing the megadunes of Sossusvlei in Namib Naukluft National Park.

Niger /// George Steinmetz soars in a motorized paraglider above an extinct volcano.

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Rwanda /// Beds of bananas emerge from the floodplain of the Nyabarongo River.

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Niger /// Pools of evaporating salt water produce slurries of different colors in the village of Teguidda-nTessoumt.

African Air /// A compelling testament and celebration of the majesty and splendor of Africa’s most breathtaking landscapes. By George Steinmetz. Purchase your copy at Amazon.com. july / august 2012

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, chairman of the Africa Progress Panel and one of the co-chairs of the 2012 World Economic Forum on Africa.

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A visit to Addis Ababa A storm of international activity has been brewing around business and investment opportunities in Africa. For three days in May, Addis Ababa became its global epicenter.

by aman u e l M e ng ist u

The world’s business press seemed locked in orbit around the subject of investment opportunities in Africa.

international opinions about Africa’s economic future have gradually thawed from chilly doom-and-gloom prognostications to a warming optimism. This positive outlook has been fueled by high commodity prices and a projected 6-percent panAfrican GDP growth rate for 2012. By the time a group of the world’s economic leaders gathered May 9–11 for the World Economic Forum on Africa, it appeared that the global mood had reached a red-hot fever pitch. The World Economic Forum on Africa is an offshoot of the World Economic Forum, an organization that regularly summons interdisciplinary groups of influential people for discussions aimed at “improving the state of the world.” The organization is most famous for its massive annual summit in Davos, Switzerland, which draws arguably the highest concentration of influential people of any gathering in the world. The World Economic Forum on Africa is a much smaller affair than its Swiss cousin, but it was an incredibly high-powered event nonetheless. Among the 700 attendees were heads of state of Ethiopia, Nigeria, Gabon, Tanzania and Namibia, as well as senior executives of numerous multinational corporations, international NGOs and academic institutions. Significant space was also given to the voices of young emerging leaders from across the continent — a refreshing facet for an event of this scale. The forum’s first appearance in Addis Ababa brought a considerable amount of buzz to Ethiopia’s capital city. Co-chairs included high-profile Africans such as Kofi Annan, former secretary general of

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“If we cannot create jobs for our young people, then all bets are off.” 

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Rakeb Abebe, CEO of an Ethiopian commodity trading company, was one of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Shapers” — a group of under-30 leaders invited to present the views of a younger generation.

the United Nations; and Ethiopian national Bekele Geleta, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Among the significant non-Africans present were British Prime Minister Gordon Brown; Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart International; and Gao Xiqing, president and vice chairman of the China Investment Corporation. These individuals shared the stage with numerous other speakers in a dizzying array of panel discussions, debates, press conferences and closed-door sessions. From green energy and mobile telecommunications to water infrastructure and responsible mining practices, the topics veered toward identifying practical, albeit sometimes quite technical, solutions to the challenges facing Africa’s economies. Some of the most interesting conversations, however, took place at informal gatherings in corridors and restaurants and at numerous unofficial satellite events hosted around Addis. The forum is a place where high-level networking takes place, and for many participants this element is a larger draw than the actual content of the official sessions. A number of global businesses took the opportunity to make big media pronouncements at the forum. Consumer products conglomerate Unilever announced that it anticipates doubling its income from African operations over the next five years. Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian tycoon labeled “Africa’s richest man” by Forbes Africa magazine, mentioned that his conglomerate intends to invest $7.5 billion dollars to expand its footprint across the continent. As a striking sign of the growth of African enterprises, Dangote’s massive cement business and Kenya’s Equity Bank both declared their intentions to float shares on a non-African stock exchange. The forum’s media center was a buzz of nonstop activity as reporters jostled for interviews and filed reports, between uploading videos to the web and posting a flurry of social network updates. For those three days in May, the world’s business press seemed to be locked in orbit around the subject of Africa. However, several sobering voices made clear that African countries still have much work to do in order to truly transform their economies. On the second day of the forum, the African Progress Panel — chaired by Kofi Annan — released a broad-based report on the state of Africa. While the report echoed some of the hopefulness being voiced that week, it also issued a warning: Without critical issues such as education, health care and unemployment being addressed, the economic growth of recent years will not lead to the hoped-for transformation. Gao Xiqing, president of China’s $400 billion sovereign wealth fund and a co-chair of the forum, advised the audience in the opening plenary session to not simply copy China’s economic model. He noted that China’s approach had led to several challenges, including environmental degradation and rising inequality. Thus, he encouraged African nations to find their own paths to economic success. During one session, a senior leader sounded a cautionary note when asked about her greatest fears for the continent. “If we cannot create jobs for our young people,” she stated somberly, “then all bets are off.”  While these concerns were given serious consideration, they did


not dampen the gathering’s near-boisterous level of positive energy. This was particularly true among younger participants, who buzzed about the hallways of the Sheraton Addis, promoting new ideas related to renewable energy, information technology, entrepreneurship and agribusiness. Ory Okolloh, a Kenyan who serves as Google’s policy manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, was emblematic of this optimism. She spoke excitedly of her company’s efforts to create “an Internet ecosystem in Africa that is vibrant, sustainable and self-sufficient.” As the forum drew to a close and participants returned to the 70 countries from which they came, it was clear that the story of Africa’s economic transformation was only beginning to be written.

(above) Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, president of the Republic of Nigeria, speaking during the African Leadership and Social Entrepreneurs Awards. (below) Sheila Sisulu, deputy executive director of UN World Food Programme (at left), and Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank — captured during the “Women as Africa’s Way Forward” session.

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United Nations Conference Centre

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Whenever leaders are looking for a convenient place to hold serious discussions and make important decisions that will have an impact on millions of people, they increasingly choose the United Nations Conference Centre located in Addis Ababa, the political capital of Africa. Indeed, UNCC is a completely secure and integrated complex of facilities for all categories of meetings. With its large meeting rooms, an exhibition centre, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, video conferencing spaces, a broadcasting studio, printing apparatus, wireless Internet connectivity and catering facilities, UNCC is the perfect choice for conference organizers. UNCC is minutes away from the international airport and is also within walking distance from renowned five-star hotels.

Choose UNCC for your next meeting and we will see to the planning and follow-up!

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Travel Tools

From iPad to Aakash

New price points offer new possibilities in the global tablet market. |

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efore Apple rescued the idea with the iPad in 2010, tablet computing was considered the ultimate niche market — useful for commercial or industrial niches, at best. That’s hard to imagine today, given the popularity of the iPad and the many alternatives that have followed. But recent trends in tablet devices may point to bigger changes ahead, reaching around the world and far beyond traditional computing markets. Since 2010, dozens of new tablets have hit the market. While matching the iPad’s feature set at a lower price point has proven a challenge — some tablet lines have already failed — a new trend presents the possibility of offering tablet computing at a much lower price.

A new trend presents the possibility of offering tablet computing at a much lower price. First up, Amazon’s popular Kindle Fire bridges the gap between e-reader and tablet for less than half of the iPad’s base price (US$199 compared with US$499). Other competitors have introduced smaller tablets with even lower price points, some flirting with the US$100 threshold. And now, the Aakash tablet — produced in cooperation with the Indian

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government — promises to go even further, at a cost of US$35 for students. Of course, very inexpensive tablets cannot compete with the iPad in terms of features and performance. But that may be the wrong comparison. Price points like these can offer people in emerging economies the opportunity to “leapfrog” their technology. Just as cell phones bring communications to people without land lines, low-cost tablets could bring the Internet to people who could never afford a personal computer. Two years ago, the iPad was introduced with Apple’s celebrated marketing flourish, promising to change the world with the new device. Soon, perhaps its inexpensive cousins may help do that very thing — for less. july / august 2012

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Wordsmith

Meeting the Family For 40-some years, Donovan Webster happily traced his ancestry back to the Scotch-drinking, grouse-shooting and salmon-fishing variety. Just two swabs of his cheek, however, revealed a much different — and much more global — story. Below is an excerpt from Webster’s book Meeting the Family, which details his adventures meeting the real, far-flung members of his genetic family — from Lebanese Arabs to Spanish Basques, even click-talking Hadzabe bushmen in Tanzania.

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“Not everyone could stay,” he said, his language a series of clicks and pops indistinguishable to me. “Many of our original people moved away, your ancestors among them. But now you are back. We are pleased. You are very welcome here.” A minute later, Julius’ dogs began barking excitedly, and from the densely vegetated banks of a dry riverbed ahead an animal squealed in fury. Julius paused to listen, ascertaining what direction and speed the prey was moving. He selected the few razor-tipped arrows he’d need, dropped the rest to the ground, and took off in a loose — and amazingly fast — sprint through the brush and brambles. Two hundred yards and two minutes later, a boxy, gray-black warthog was lying on its side, bleeding out into Africa’s ash-colored silt. Julius was smiling

triumphantly. His biggest arrow — its head made from nails heated and pounded into an aerodynamic dagger — had struck the hog just behind its left shoulder. “I got him in the heart,” Julius said, clicking. “He fell immediately to die.” As the pig finished its throes, other male members of my extended family (the Hadzabe of East Africa, perhaps the world’s most ancient hunter-gatherers) rubbed sticks together and built a fire. The pig was rolled onto its back; its shoulders and ribs were neatly sliced free, with the snout, haunches, offal and fatty back saved for the clan’s women, children and elderly. When the fire was ready, the hog’s ribs and still-hairy front legs were dropped directly into the flames. “This is how a day goes here,” Julius said. “The meat will be ready soon.” — Donovan Webster is an American journalist who writes for a host of publications, including National Geographic, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. His latest book (with Billy Smith), Ship of Death, is about the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, which migrated from West Africa to Haiti to Philadelphia, killing thousands. It will be published by National Geographic Books/ Random House in 2012.

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ulius Indaaya Hun/!un/!ume, a long-lost cousin of mine, and I were stalking the savannah of Tanzania’s Rift Valley. It was a June morning, cool and sun-blanketed, with the sheer, 1,000-foot cliffs of the Rift — and its hanging NgoroNgoro Crater — hovering above us like something from an Indiana Jones movie. With each step, we scanned the underbrush and acacia trees overhead, looking for prey we’d convert into food. By reading game tracks in the powdery dirt, we knew gazelle and eland were moving stealthily ahead of us through the thickets. But before we got one, maybe we’d hit upon a lunchy-looking python or baboon dangling overhead. Each time the breeze shifted, Julius turned to face it, to keep our scent from drifting downwind toward any animals we might find. As we walked, Julius (a small-boned, darkly black man wearing animal skins and carrying a handmade bow and arrows) was showing off his turf and explaining to me (a large white guy in jeans and moccasins using an interpreter) why my branch of the family had left home.


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Cuisine

Le Macaron

The magique of the Parisian sandwich cookie. |

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arisian macarons are the food embodiment of the French “je ne sais quoi.” Much like the beauty of a young Parisienne, there’s a certain magic hidden within their simplicity. My own infatuation for these sweet sandwiches began on the cobbled streets of Paris with a tiny box from the famed Gérard Mulot pastry shop. Somewhere between the salted caramel and strawberry poppy seed macarons, I fell in love. According to pastry folklore, the cookies first appeared in 1533, when Catherine de Medici married Henry II and brought her Italian chefs with her to France. The cookies were traditionally eaten without a filling, as shells simply sandwiched together by heat when they came out of the oven. The macarons we know now, with fillings of all kinds, are a modern invention from the kitchen of the Parisian bakery Ladurée in the early 20th century.

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Classic flavors include chocolate, raspberry, pistachio and salted caramel, but floral and exotic varieties range from orange blossom and rose to pineapple ginger and pink peppercorn. Savory macarons are even becoming popular again, such as saffron, wasabi, beet and sesame shells filled with chèvre, foie gras and hummus. Like so many items on French pastry shop menus, macarons are tricky to make but so easy to enjoy. The French, masters of language that they are, even have a verb for making these cookies. “Macaronner” is the precise folding of the meringue (made from sugar and egg whites) and dry ingredients (almond flour and confectioner’s sugar) to achieve the perfect texture. One fold too many, and the show’s over. One fold too few, and you’ll end up with tasty dollops but not macarons. A “good” macaron can be told by

its sheen, obtained by piping the batter and allowing the rounds to form a “skin” before baking. The formation of the cookie’s foot — the ruffle around the edge of the base — is imperative, and it’s formed when the meringue rises in the oven and forces the skin up and out. The interior of the cookie should be moist and soft, with a light chew. Eating a macaron should feel as good as the word does rolling off your tongue. Biased though I am — believing that the best macarons will always be found in the City of Light — I am confident that the whimsical macaron will wriggle its way into the hearts of pastry chefs and pastry lovers all over the world. After all, macarons are only part food, and entirely French magique. — Rachel De Jong is a recent graduate of Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu. If forced to choose one favorite macaron, she’d pick salted caramel. july / august 2012

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Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The posh, historic neighborhood that pre-dates the capital of the United States. |

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isitors to Washington, D.C., have long lauded the National Mall — home to the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and a string of Smithsonian museums. But if you’re looking to experience a different side of life in Washington, not far from this hubbub of tourist activity is historic Georgetown — a posh D.C. neighborhood whose founding actually pre-dates both the city of Washington and the federal District of Columbia. Georgetown was established in 1751 as a colonial port town that grew in importance for facilitating shipments of tobacco and other goods from surrounding colonies. Its governmental powers were vested within D.C. in the late 1800s, and when the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal began to decline — and the trade along with it — the area quickly fell from prominence. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt focused rescue efforts on Georgetown in the 1930s, but the sleepy slum was not fully rediscovered until the 1950s and ’60s, when then-Senator (and future President) John F. Kennedy resided in the area. Today, M Street and Wisconsin Avenue serve as modern-day Georgetown’s main corridor — dotted with designer boutiques and a meandering list of cafés, restaurants and bars. History buffs, avid shoppers and architecture enthusiasts alike will find sites to explore across this pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. (In fact, Georgetown is a rarity

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among neighborhoods in the District in that there’s no Metro train station; you can get a sliver of important history just on foot, in a city that otherwise requires you to take a public train to see it all.) 8 a.m. | Start your day with fresh coffee from Baked & Wired. To fuel your exploration, try the “Hippie Crack” — an out-ofthis-world granola made with an array of nuts, dried fruits and coconut. Armed with your steaming cup, walk west along the canal toward Georgetown University and spend your morning exploring the collection of Gothic and Georgian architecture. (On your way back toward the main strip, ask a passerby to point out the creepy stairway filmed in 1973’s The Exorcist. Located at


Slip down to the waterfront to rent a canoe or kayak from Jack’s Boathouse — there’s no better way to see the Potomac River and get some exercise.

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The Francis Scott Key Bridge, named for the author of the American National Anthem, spans the Potomac River between the state of Virginia and D.C.'s Georgetown. Key once made his home on M Street.

the intersection of 36th and M Streets, it’s a local landmark.) If you’re feeling inspired by the trendy Georgetownians, check out the slew of elite national stores and independently owned boutiques that line Wisconsin and M Street. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, slip down to the waterfront to rent a canoe or kayak from Jack’s Boathouse — there’s no better way to see the Potomac River and get some exercise. 1 p.m. | Stop for a casual lunch at Tackle Box, Washington’s “first and only lobster shack.” The lobster roll is unmatched in the city, and sides like hush puppies and fried green tomatoes will make you think you’ve traveled to America’s Deep South. 2 p.m. | Walk off your full belly with

a trip up Wisconsin Avenue to nearby Dumbarton Oaks, where the United Nations charter was outlined in 1944. Boasting both formal and naturalistic gardens designed by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand, Dumbarton gives a taste of country life within the city. Blaze your own trail through the gardens or follow a docentled tour, offered most weekday afternoons. And while you’re in a touring mood, check out the Old Stone House on M Street, aptly named for being the oldest home in Washington (built in 1756). The small, six-room house with its unassuming character commemorates the ordinary Americans who first established the city. 6 p.m. | Grab some chic chocolates from Fleurir to satisfy your sweet tooth later in the evening. With flavors like Pink Peppercorn, Peanut Butter Banana, Sesame Hazelnut and Lavender Shiraz, you’ll satisfy your adventurous side too. 7 p.m. | Wander over to Das for upscale Ethiopian cuisine — including beef, poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes, as well as imported Ethiopian beer. Formerly known as Zed’s Ethiopian Cuisine, this establishment served for decades as the Ethiopian restaurant of choice for members of Washington’s upper crust, including Hilary and Chelsea Clinton. Now under new management, Das has retained both the classy ambience and authentic menu of its predecessor. If you have a healthy appetite but dislike choosing from the many menu selections, try the vegetarian or meat sampler, offering a variety of tasty dishes on one plate. Or if

How to get there » Ethiopian Airlines flies daily from Addis Ababa to Dulles International Airport, just outside of Washington, D.C.

your palate pulls you in a different direction, rest easy: With scores of acclaimed restaurants in the area, you’re sure to find a Georgetown restaurant for every taste bud. 9 p.m. | Enjoy an after-dinner cocktail at Martin’s Tavern, a quintessential corner pub that opened the day after Prohibition ended in 1933. (It’s also rumored to have witnessed John F. Kennedy’s wedding proposal to Jackie 20 years later — in booth 3, specifically.) Consider ordering a Bourbon Old Fashioned, as a nod to the many politicians who have made Martin’s their local watering hole throughout the decades. 11 p.m.  | Immerse yourself in historic Georgetown glamour at the Georgetown Inn, a boutique luxury hotel that is classic Washington, D.C. Retire for the evening in a plush robe as you look out on the neighborhood you’ve conquered — and the rest of the city that lies ahead. M Street, Georgetown's bustling main corridor, is home to designer boutiques, restaurants and bars — as well as many of the capital's upper crust.

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ne common regret among world travelers is not being able to experience everything on their must-see lists. But there’s good news for those visiting Bangkok and wanting to soak in as much as possible. Not far from the Thai capital is the Ancient City (known in Thai as Muang Boran), a 240-acre park featuring 116 monuments and buildings — some having been rescued from demolition elsewhere in the country, others having been replicated at original or reduced size, although these smaller versions are by no means miniatures. With even a ubiquitous floating market — reflecting traditional Thai life along the river — it’s like visiting all of the historic sites of Thailand in one day. (OK, not quite, but it’s close. And when time is tight, it’s well worth the trip.) The Ancient City is designed in the shape of Thailand, with each structure placed in the park relative to where it is found in the country. Beginning his work in 1963, founder Lek Viriyaphant continued creating until his death in 2000. One architectural beauty is Sanphet Prasat Palace (above). Its original served as the principal palace during the early Ayutthaya period (1350–1767) but was burned to the ground when the Burmese attacked the ancient capital in 1767. This replica served as the reception hall for King Bhumibol Adulyadej to welcome Queen Elizabeth II in February 1972, on the official opening day of Muang Boran. Once again, it’s impossible to see everything, even here. You might even have to fight the sense of being in an amusement park. But you soon realize that this is far, far


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Not far from the Thai capital is the Ancient City (known in Thai as Muang Boran), a 240-acre park featuring 116 monuments and buildings. from a tourist trap — despite the number of tourists around you. Rather, it’s a great way to appreciate the beauty of Thailand’s history and culture without taking a month to race around the country. With that in mind, several highlights of the Ancient City include: Monk’s Residence  | A teak building transplanted from Thailand’s northern Tak Province, with interior murals illustrating the life of Buddha. Ancient Market Town  | Re-creation of an ancient community complete with shops, spirit houses and traditional homes.

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iconic image of Buddha with both eyes closed and leaning on his right hand. (Your best view of this statue might actually be from a manmade hill on the park’s “Cambodian border.” Climb to the top of Prasat Phra Wihan for a bird’s-eye view of the Reclining Buddha and all of the Ancient City.) Thailand’s ancient wonders surround you at every turn, wherever you travel in this country. But when time restricts you, don’t miss this opportunity to catch the flavor of it all in one place.

Modern-ancient interface: Near the modern skyline of Bangkok lies a fascinating experience of Thai antiquity known as the Ancient City.

How to get there » Ethiopian Airlines flies to Bangkok five times a week, and the Ancient City is about 60–90 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport. july / august 2012

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Lonely Planet, a leading travel guide publisher, recently deemed the East African country of Uganda “the world’s top tourist destination for 2012.” In response, visitors are seeking ways to bottle Uganda’s identity and carry it home. Many find that traditional handicrafts, readily available, sufficiently capture Uganda’s essence. Yet discerning art connoisseurs have long felt a void. Eager to contribute to a more compelling art scene, Genevieve and Adam Williams moved to Kampala in 2008. In March 2011, this Australian/British couple launched MishMash — an eclectic café, gallery and lounge that showcases many of Uganda’s most inspiring painters, sculptures, dancers, musicians, fashion designers and photographers. Through individual and themed exhibits, MishMash has displayed the works of more than 50 Ugandan artists, including Collin Sekajugo’s innovative 62

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(Left) Artisans regularly showcase original art as well as distinctive crafts like these baskets — handmade by the Rubona Basket Weavers' Association, based in the western city of Fort Portal. (Above) Performers from the Kikorongo Equator Cultural Dancers prepare to go onstage at a MishMash event, accompanied by the endara (far upper right), a giant xylophone.

Jerrycan sculptures, Sanaa Gateja’s textile creations (using locally sourced materials) and Jjuuko Hoods’ semi-abstract street scenes of Kampala. “The original ethos of MishMash was to support only Ugandan artists,” Adam says. “We’ve since strayed a bit from that to include other African artists living here. We’re considering further bending our rules to include [all] expatriates who submit under the theme ‘inspired by Uganda.’” Genevieve and Adam have no problem bending rules in the name of creativity. The owners consider MishMash a blank canvas and welcome their guests to share ideas and creative concepts. The light fixtures, tall bar tables, dining tables


(Left) Members of Uganda's most prominent ethnic tribe, the Baganda, display their traditional dancing on the lawn — another celebration of art.

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Inside the main lounge, visitors can check emails or relax in the eclectic café/gallery of local and regional art. (Above) Jjuuko Hoods is one of many artists whose work is displayed.

and lounge area all display intriguing workmanship — some created during competitions among local artists. Even the restrooms boast artistic touches, with painted doors depicting various regions of Uganda. In addition to its décor, MishMash (www.mishmashuganda.com) has crafted an appealing blend of art contests and workshops, live music and “moonlight” lawn cinemas — showing art-house movies, documentaries and timeless classics

on Kampala’s largest outdoor screen. The café even displays a giant chess set on its grounds, with pieces hand-carved by Ugandan artist Charles Kamya. Uniqueness at MishMash extends to its menu, with pan-Mediterraneaninspired cuisine made from only the highest-quality ingredients, such as prime-beef fillet stacked on a bed of spinach, and creamy mash topped with sweet pumpkin crisps and red wine jus. Diners can also enjoy a tangy mango lassi, freshly squeezed passion juice or one of eight coffee blends picked by espresso experts. “MishMash is a wonderful little oasis of art and design,” says James Pearson, frequent patron and co-founder of

Ember Arts — a U.S.-based company that partners with women in Uganda to create and sell jewelry. “Uganda’s artistic streak is well represented on everything from the walls to the tables.” As Uganda approaches its 50-year independence celebration (Oct. 9, 2012), the emergence of art-embracing venues such as MishMash give the country and its people added reasons to celebrate. — Roxanne Robbins is a Munyonyo, Ugandabased journalist who has reported from seven Olympics, the U.S. White House and five continents. She founded the nonprofit Tukutana in 2010 to support orphaned and vulnerable children and their caregivers. july / august 2012

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thiopian Airlines’ Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Unit has achieved another milestone with the successful fitting of fuel-saving blended winglets to its Boeing 767-300ER. The aircraft went into operation with the new fitting beginning March 2012, making Ethiopian the first airline in Africa to fit these winglets to its aircraft. The winglet modification reduces drag and thus is expected to reduce fuel burn by up to 5 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 5,000 tons per year. The blended winglets will improve the 767300ER performance from Addis by increasing the takeoff weight to 2.0–2.5 tons and the payload range by 204 nautical miles. Seeking out opportunities for energy efficiency is just one part of our commitment to environmental responsibility. In November 2011, Ethiopian’s MRO Unit received the European Aviation Safety Agency Part 145 Approval, which makes the MRO capable of issuing all internationally recognized maintenance certificates for airplanes and components.

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Presenting Africa’s First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

CEO Tewolde GebreMariam shares the floor with local cultural dancers at Victoria International Airport, Seychelles, following the inaugural flight by Ethiopian Airlines to the islands.

Ethiopian — the airline responsible for bringing jet services to Africa — will garner another “first” when introducing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to the continent this summer. The fuel-efficient, technologically advanced Dreamliner will connect passengers with their preferred destinations in less time while using 20 percent less fuel than its similarly sized peers. The aircraft also promises to deliver the utmost in passenger comfort by incorporating new technologies that combat the body's response to air travel. Ethiopian’s inaugural Dreamliner flight will take off from Boeing headquarters in Seattle and make its celebrated arrival in Addis Ababa in August.

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Introducing New Services to Cotonou, Benin

Ethiopian Airlines recently launched new nonstop flight services from Addis Ababa to Cotonou, the economic capital of the Republic of Benin. The introduction of the new services expands the airline’s extensive network in West Africa. The Republic of Benin is a small but influential West African country, with a significant amount of trade activity. With this new flight, Ethiopian Airlines offers more seamless travel options for tourists, traders and business people to and from Benin. Passengers from Cotonou will also be easily connected to the vast Ethiopian network worldwide, with fast and frequent connections to Nairobi, Kigali, Beijing, Guangzhou, Bombay, Hong Kong, Dubai, Riyadh and Beirut. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates 40 weekly flights to nine West African countries, with daily East-West connections within the continent.

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Passengers hardly needed the water canon salute celebrating their arrival at Seychelles International Airport to know it was a special flight. They’d been treated to cake and champagne. And Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam walked the aisle, chatting with passengers during the journey. The flight on April 1 marked the beginning of the airline’s nonstop service to the Seychelles Islands, widely regarded as among the most beautiful destinations in the world. “It’s a pleasure to bring this high standard of infrastructure for tourism to the heart of Africa,” GebreMariam said. In addition, the new service makes the Seychelles more accessible to Star Alliance passengers worldwide. Ethiopian is the only Star Alliance member A flight attendant serves champagne to providing service to the Seychelles. celebrate the new route to the Seychelles. With just 200,000 residents spread among 115 islands, the Seychelles is celebrated for its beauty and relaxed pace. It is home to two UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites: the world’s largest raised coral atoll and Praslin Island’s Vallée de Mai — once thought to be the site of the original Garden of Eden. With this new flight, the Seychelles will be connected via Ethiopian’s hub at Addis Ababa to dozens of cities in Africa; to major tourist-originating countries of Europe and the United States; and also to new emerging economic and tourism powers such as China and India.


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| Travel Tips: Seated Exercises

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

Foot pumps 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.

Arm curl 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.

Knee to chest 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.

Forward flex 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.

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

Overhead stretch 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. Shoulder stretch 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.

Neck roll 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.

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Ankle circles 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.

Other Tips for a Comfortable Flight

> 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.

> 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.

> 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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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 »

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Money transfers can be made through Western Union and Money Gram. 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.

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

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. September 11: Ethiopian New Year September 27: The Finding of the True Cross (Meskal) August 19: Eid ul Fitr — the end of Ramadan* October 26: Id ul Ahda (Sacrifice)* January 8: Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) January 20: Ethiopian Epiphany (Timkat) March 2: Victory of Adwa (1896)

Electric Supply » Ethiopia uses 220 volts 50 cycles AC. Plugs are European two-pin.

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

February 15: Birth of Prophet Mohammed PBUH (Mauwlid)* April 13: Ethiopian Orthodox Good Friday

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).

April 15: Ethiopian Orthodox Easter Sunday

Currency » The units of currency are

May 28: Fall of the Dergue (1991) Day

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.

*These holidays are subject to moon sighting.

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.).

May 1: International Labor Day May 5: Ethiopian Patriots (1941) Victory Day

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.

When it comes to currency: a) It is illegal to carry more than 200 birr when entering or departing Ethiopia. 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.

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 » 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.

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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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 kgs; Landing, 58,604 kgs; Zero Fuel, 55,202 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 41,015 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 966 Cu.ft. Engines: CFM 56-7B26. Sea Level Thrust — LB: 26,300.

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Boeing 737-800 (ET-AMZ, ET-APK, ET-ANZ, ET-AOA, ET-AOB, ET-APF) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 138. Total: 154. Max Gross Weight: Take Off,79,010kgs Landing, 66,330kgs; Zero Fuel, 62,730kgs Operating Empty Weight: 43,545kgs Total Cargo Volume: 1,555 Cu.ft Engines: CFM56-7327 Sea Level Thrust – LB: 27,300

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Boeing 757-200 ER (ET-AKF, ET-AKE, ET-AKC) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 144. Total: 160. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 108,862 kgs; Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 61,179 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 Cu.ft. Engines: PW2040.

(ET-ALZ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 154. Total: 170. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,699 kgs, Landing, 89,812 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,485 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 60,942 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 Cu.ft. Engines: PW2040.

Boeing 757-200 ER Cargo (ET-AJS) Cargo Capacity: 15 (88” x 125“) pallets. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,892 kgs; Landing, 95,254 kgs; Zero Fuel, 90,718 kgs. Operating Weight: 53,010 kgs. Cargo Volume Main: 6,600 Cu.ft. Lower: 1,829 Cu.ft. Engines: PW2040.

(ET-AJX) Cargo Capacity: 15 (88” x 125“) pallets. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 109,316 kgs; Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kgs. Operating Weight: 54,176 kgs. Cargo Volume Main: 6,600 Cu.ft. Lower: 1,762 Cu.ft. Engines: PW2040.

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 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 Range: 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles Configuration: Twin aisle Cross Section: 226 inches Wing Span: 197 feet

Length: 186 feet Height: 56 feet Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85 Cargo Capacity: 5 pallets + 5 LD3s 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: 491,500lb 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 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 91,367 kgs Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. Engines: PW4062.

(ET-ALC) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine, 24; Economy Class, 210. Total: 234. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 185,065 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 130,634 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 90,416 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. Engines: PW4062.

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 kgs; Landing, 223,160 kgs; Zero Fuel, 209,100 kgs Operating Empty Weight: 160,856 kgs Total Cargo Volume: 5,330Cu.ft. Engines: GE90 Sea Level Thrust — LB: 115,300 LB


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Domestic and Regional Passenger Services 8 Bombardier Q400 (ET-ANI, ET-ANJ, ET-ANK, ET-ANL, ET-ANV, ET-ANW, ET-ANX, ET-ANY)

12 Boeing 767-300 ER (ET-ALC, ET-ALH, ET-ALJ, ET-ALL, ET-ALO, ET-ALP, ET-AME, ET-AMF, ET-AMG, ET-AMQ, ET ANU, ET-AQG)

Cargo and Non-Scheduled Services 1 Boeing 757-260 Freighter (ET-AJS)

Medium Range Passenger Services 7 Boeing 757-200 ER (ET-AKC, ET-AKE, ET-AKF, ET-ALZ, ET-AMK, ET-AMT, ET-AMU)

1 Boeing 757-200 PCF (ET-AJX)

6 Boeing 737-800 (ET-AMZ, ET-APK, ET-ANZ, ET-AOA, ET-AOB, ET-APF)

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

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

(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. Engines: RB211-535E4.

(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. Engines: RB211-535E4-37.

(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. Engines: PW4062.

(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. Engines: PW4060-3.

(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. Engines: PW4062.

(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. Engines: PW4062.

(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. Engines: PW4062.

(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. Engines: CF6-80C2B6F.

(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. Engines: PW4060-3

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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) Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) Kinshasa (D. R. of Congo) Kuwait City(Kuwait) Lagos (Nigeria) Libreville (Gabon) Lilongwe (Malawi) Lomé (Togo) London (United Kingdom) Luanda (Angola) Lubumbashi (Congo) Lusaka (Zambia) Malabo (Equitorial Guinea) Maputo (Mozambique) Mekelle (Ethiopia) Milan (Italy) Mombasa (Kenya) Mumbai (India) Muscat (Oman) Nairobi (Kenya) N’Djamena (Chad) New Delhi (India) Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Pointe Noire (Congo) Paris (France) Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) Rome (Italy) Stockholm (Sweden) Tel Aviv (Israel) Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Victoria (Seychelles) Washington, D.C. (U.S.) Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Vancouver Seattle Portland

Minneapolis Chicago

Omaha Salt Lake City San Francisco San Jose Los Angeles Santa Ana San Diego

Denver

Las Vegas

Montréal Ottawa

Quebec

Syracuse Portland Toronto Rochester Boston Dayton Cleveland New York Philadelphia Cincinnati

Detroit

Kansas City Indianapolis Colorado Springs Washington, D.C. St.Louis

Albuquerqe

Phoenix Tucson

Memphis Nashville Oklahoma City Little Rock Columbia Atlanta Dallas

Houston San Antonio

New Orleans Tampa Miami

north atlantic ocean

Jacksonville Orlando Fort Lauderdale

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

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

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Helsinki Stockholm

Oslo

Moscow

Gothenburg

Aberdeen

Copenhagen

Belfast

Edinburgh Manchester

Dublin

London Brussels Paris

Dusseldorf

Berlin

Frankfurt

Zurich Geneva Lyon

Toulouse Madrid

Warsaw Amsterdam

Prague Vienna Budapest

Munich

Marselle

Bucharest

Milan

Sofia

Rome

Barcelona

Istanbul

Beijing

Lisbon

Palermo

Korea Larnaca

Beirut Tel Aviv

Damascus

Kuwait City

Cairo

Dammam Riyadh Jeddah

Hangzhou

Dubai

New Delhi Guangzhou (Canton) Kolkata (Calcutta)

Muscat

Hong Kong

Mumbai Dakar

Khartoum Bamako

Niamey

N’Djamena

Ouagadougou Abuja Monrovia Conakry Cotonou Abidjan

LomĂŠ Accra

Douala

Dire Dawa

ADDIS ABABA

Bangui

Malabo

Singapore

Libreville

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

Manila

Djibouti Berbera Juba

Lagos Yaounde

Bangkok

Mekelle

Bahir Dar

Jakarta Victoria

Lubumbashi

indian ocean

Lilongwe

Lusaka Harare south atlantic ocean Windhoeck

Gaborone

Maputo

Johannesburg

Durban Cape Town

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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

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Kabri Dar

abaya

shamo

Gode

Shilavo

BAHIR DAR

GONDAR

LALIBELA

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

PO Box 120 Tel: 251-58-1117688 (CTO) 251-58-1140735 (APT) 251-91-1255676 (CELL) Email: GDQTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

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

DIRE DAWA PO Box 176 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)

Humera 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

MEKELLE PO Box 230 Tel: 251-400055 (CTO) 251-34-4420437 (APT) 251-91-1255680 (CELL) Email: MQXTSM@ETIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

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


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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.

St.GEorge’s cathedral

Kennedy Library

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

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

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Parliament Building

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The hospital in central Addis Ababa.

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ethiopian national theatre

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

Zewditu Hospital Ethiopian National Theatre

Africa Hall & ecA Conference Center

Ydnekachew Tesema Stadium

africa hall and EcA conf. center

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

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Meskel Square

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Chamber of Commerce

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

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AFRI

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

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meskel square

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

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millennium exhibition hall

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

Millennium Exhibition Hall

Bole International Airport

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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 (P Only) Mezannine Level, 403 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Tel: (02) 9244 2096, Fax: (02) 9290 3441 Email: info@aviareps.com MCH Holding Australia Pty Ltd. Unit 6, MIAC Building, 1international Drive, Tullamarine, Vic. 3040. (Cargo GSA) 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 ATC Aviation Cargo Agent 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 Passenger: Euro link, 1027 Yonge Street, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON M4W 2k9, Canada Tel: (416) 922-1000, (416) 318-3664 1-416-922-7000 ex 2301 Fax: (416) 922-1003 Email: sbabra@skylinkgroup.com 76

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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 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 SHA, BJS, HGH 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 (Passenger Only) Alamdar Tour & Travels, P.O.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 (Passenger Only) Khyber International, ester Farimagsagade 3, DK-1606 Copenhagen V Denmark Tel: 45 33121188, Fax: 4533933799 Email: Khan@khyber.dk, SITA: CPHZZET Kales Airline Services (Cargo Only) DK - 7190 Billund Denmark Tel: 45 75354511, Fax: 45 75354569 DJIBOUTI Globe Travel, Bld Administrateur Bernard Djibouti Bld, P.O 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 P.o.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 Kales Airline Services oy (Cargo Only) 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 Paris Cargo World France SARL P.O. 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 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 AVIARPES AG Landsberger str.155,80687 Munich Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: info@aviarpes.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 (P Only) Tel: 22460212320/340144 Fax: 224-30478063/22430012611 Email: guineevoyages@yahoo.fr HONG KONG Pacific Air (HK) Limited (Cargo Only) 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 P.O. 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 (PAX) 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: 95206131647, 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 V M S AIR SERVICES PVT UBN 07300171 Galadari Hotel, 64 Lotus Road Colombo 1, Srilanka Tel: (9411) 2447370/2323929/2447372 Fax: (9411) 2437249, vikky@eureka.lk, husseinvms@sltnet.lk Email: Ethiopian@sltnet.lk Vicky: Resi 9411 2397048, 0094777752328 Hussein: 0094777590100 Suranga: 0094772277755 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 STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 14000243 WIG G-5 Imperial Court, 33/1 Cunningham Road Bangalore 560 052, Karnataka Contact: Douglas Rozario (Pax) 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


Sales Agents | Contact: Mrs. Meenakshi Sethuram 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 (passengers) Tel: 353-1-663-3938, Fax: 353-1-661-0752 Email: ethiopian@premair.ie Heavyweight Air Express Ltd (Cargo) 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 ATC (Cargo Only) 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 U-Transport Global Inc (Cargo Only) Tel: 81 3 3522 2286, Fax: 81 3 3522 2280 Email: minako-aso@utijapan.co.jp

JORDAN Cargo & Passenger: Al Karmel Travel & Tourism Trading, Jabal Ei Hussin Khaleed Bin Waleed St. P.O.Box 926497 Tel: 962 6 5688301 Fax: 962 6 5688302 Email: alkarmel@alkarmel.com.jo KENYA Freight In Time, (Cargo Only) P O 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

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

SRI LANKA Vms Air Services, M/S VMS Air Services Private Ltd.,07-3 81183 (HO) RG, Galadari Hotel, 64 Lotus Road, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Tel: 94 1 447370, Fax: 94 1 437249 Email: vmstrv@eureka.lk

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

SWEDEN Khyber International Tel: 46-8 4111826, Fax: 46-8 4111826 Email: ethiopianairlies@khyberise

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

Kales Airline Services (Cargo Only) Tel: 46 40 36 38 10 Fax 46 40 36 38 19

RWANDA Euro World Sarl, Kigali, Satguru International Tel: 250 570440/570442, Fax: 250 570441 Email: a_chandirani@satgurutravel.com

SWITZERLAND Airline center/AVIAREPS, AIRLINECENTER, Badenerstresse, Zurich,Switzerland Tel: 4122 91 98999 Fax: 4122 91 98900 Email: twelti@aviareps.com

Cargo: S.A.R.L SDV P.O.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. (Pax Only) P.O. 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

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

SINGAPORE CitiAir & Holidays Pte.Ltd.48 Serangoon Road, 01-10 Little India Arcade Singapore 217950 Tel: 6562971213, Fax: 6562971884 Email: citiair@pacific.net.sq

MEXICO Aviareps Tel: 5255-5212-1193, Toll free: 01800-5108212 (MEX), Fax: 5255-5553-5867

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

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 OMAN National Travel & Tourism, Postal Code 113, Muscat, Oman Tel: 00968-24566046, Fax: 968 24566125 Email: nttoman@omantel.net.om PAKISTAN Trade Winds Associates Pvt. Ltd., 33-Hotel Metropole, MerewetherRoad, Islamabad Tel: 009221-5661712-14 Fax: 009221-5661715 Email: aviation@tradewind.com.pk Karachi Tel: 9221 3566 1712-13-14 & 16 Fax: 9221 3566 1715 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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SOUTH AFRICA Passenger: 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 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 156 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa Tel: 27112898264, Fax: 27112898164 Email: g.simpson@holidayholdings.co.2a SOUTH KOREA Sharp Inc (PAX) Tel: 82 2 722156, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: jclee@sharp.co.kr Sharp Inc (Cargo Only) Tel: 82 2 7221567, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: sspaik@sharp.co.kr SPAIN & PORTUGAL AirTravel Management (Passenger Only) Calle Diego de leone, 69 40A-28006, Madrid, Spain Tel: 34 91 4022718, Fax: 34 91 4015239 Email: ethiopian@airlinesairmat.com CRS Airline’s Representatives Conchita Supervia, 15–Local 08028 BARCELONA (SPAIN) (Cargo) Tel: 34 931888690, Fax: 34 93409251

Kales Airline Services (Cargo Only) Tel: 46 8 594 411 90, Fax: 46 8 594 42244

AIRNAUTIC AG, Peter Merian Str.2 CH-4002, Basel Switzerland (Cargo only) Basel Tel: 41 61 227 9797 Fax: 41 61 227 9780 Email: info@airnautic.ch SYRIA Al Tarek Travel & Tourism (P & C Only) Fardous St, P.O.Box 30185 Tel: 963 11 2216265 / 2211941 Fax: 963 11 2235225 TAIWAN Apex Travel Services Ltd., 5th Floor 259 Nanking East RD., Section 3 Taipei,Taiwan Tel: 886-2-2713-1900, Fax: 886-2-2718-1057 Email: tpetorg@1b.hinet.net Global Aviation Service (Taiwan) Inc. (Cargo Only) 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 Oriole Travel & Tour (Cargo Only) Tel: 662 2379201 9, Fax: 662 2379200 Email: ealbkket@loxinfo.co.th 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 UNITED KINGDOM Air Liaison Ltd - Heavyweight Air Express Group (Cargo Only) Tel: 44-1753 210 008, Fax: 44-208 831 9309 Email: ethiopianops@air-liaison.net UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI ( PAX only) Salem Travel Agency, bun Dhabi, UAE Tel: 97126273333/6218000, Fax: 0097126263500, Email: selamtrv@emirates.net.ae DUBAI ( PAX & cargo ) Asian Air Travel & Tour Agency, N.R.L Group bldg.AlGharhoud, Dubai, UAE Tel: 009714 2826322, Fax: 009714 2825727 Email: hnrml@nrlgroup.ae

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Heavy Weight Air Express (HW) (Cargo Only) Toll Free No: 800 445 2733, Tel: 630 595 2323/571 480 5200, Fax: 630 595 3232, Email: hea.us@heavy-uweight.com

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

VENEZUELA Aviareps Tel: 58 212 2866951, Fax: 58 212 2866951

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

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 EAS Zambia Ltd Bid Air Cargo (Cargo Only), Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, P.O.Box 37287 Lusaka Tel: 27 11230460021, Fax: 27865910066 ZANZIBAR (P & C) MARHABA HOTELS TRAVELS & TOURS LTD Tel: 255 24 2231527-28 Email: marhaba@zanzinet.com

BURKINA FASO Avenue Kwame N`krumah mmb. Bati 01 BP 4883 Ouaga 01 Tel Office: 22650301024/25 Email: OUAAPT@Ethiopianairlines.com LemmaY@Ethiopianairlines.com BURUNDI Avenue De La Victorie No. 09 PO Box 573, Bujumbura Tel : 257 226820/226038 APT: 257 229842 Mobile: 257 78841844 Email: bjmam@ethiopianairlines.com CAMEROON Rue Tobie Kuoh Bonanjo, B.P 1326 Douala Telephone – reservation desk: 00237 33 43 02 46; Area Manager directline: 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 CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC Bangui, Ethiopian Airlines Avenue B. BogandaC/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: bjsam@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: cansm@ethiopianairlines.com Yekatit 66 Avenue PO Box 176, Dire Dawa Tel: 251 25 1113069, 251 25 1112546 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 fiham@ethiopianairlines.com

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CONGO, REPUBLIC Avenue Foch, Brazzaville PO Box 14125 Tel: 242-22 281 0766 Email: bzvam@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: abjam@ethiopianairlines.com APT Email: abjapt@ethiopianairlines.com DJIBOUTI Bld Administrateur Bernard Djibouti Republique de Djibouti Tel: 00 253 35 42 35 Mobile 815512 Republique de Djibouti Email: jibam@ethiopianairlines.com Website: www.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: ssgam@ethiopianairlines. com Airport Email: ssgapt@ethiopianairlines.com ETHIOPIA Main City Ticket Office Churchill Road PO Box 1755, Addis Ababa Tel: 251 11 5517000 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 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 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 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 APT: Frankfurt Flughafen, P.O. Box 750254 APT Tel: 49-(0)69 6976 9790 APT Fax: 49-(0)69691945 APT Email: fraapt@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: accam@ethiopianairlines.com APT Tel: 233 302 775168/778993/ 233 302 776171 ext. 1322/1324 Mobile: 233 20 2013588 Email: accapt@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: hkgam@ethiopianairlines.com INDIA 30-B World Trade Centre, Cuffe, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400005 (CTO) Toll free No: 1800 103 9933 CTO Fax: 22153725 CTO Email: bomres@ethiopianairlines.com ATO Fax: 66859412 CGP Fax: 26828417 Email: etsales@sticgroup.com etreservations@sticgroup.com www.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 centre 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 Milan Address Via Albricci, 9 20122 Milan Tel: +39 02 8056562 Fax: +39 02 72010638 Email: milres@ethiopianairlines.com 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 Cargo services: Freight in time (GSA) JKIA Cargo village, 2nd Avenue


Sales Offices | Box 41852-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254 20-827480/827044/827248 Email: etmanager@ethiopiancargo-kenya.com etoperations@ethiopiancargo-kenya.com TSS Tower, Nkrumah Road P.O.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: beyam@ethiopianairlines.com APT Tel: 961 1 629814 Email: beyapt@ethiopianairlines.com MALAWI Kenyatta Drive, Bisnowaty Centre CTO Tel: 01 771 002/ 308 or 01 772 031 Fax: 01 772 013, ATO Fax: 01 700 782 Email: llwres@ethiopianairlines.com llwsr@ethiopianairlines.com llwcgo@ethiopianairlines.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: bkoam@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: lossm@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

Email: kglam@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

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: daram@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

Riyadh Ticket or Town Office Email: ruhcto@ethiopianairlines.com Mobile: 966 505217168

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

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

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

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

General Sales Agent (Cargo Only) Tel: 66 0 22379207/8/9 Fax: 66 0 22379200 Email: bkkgsa@csloxinfo.com

Jeddah Cargo Office Tel: 966 2 6850756 / 6851041 Fax: 966 2 6851041 Email: jedcgo@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: jnbam@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

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:lfwam@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

Ethiopian Cargo LOS-office Nahco Cargo Complex MMIA Ikeja Lagos Tel Mobile: 234 7034065669

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

oman Muscat, Ruwi, MBD Area, P.O. BOX 962, Muscat, Postal code 100 Sultanate of Oman Cell: +968 93891448 Tel: +968 24816565 Fax: +968 24815815 Email: samim@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

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

RWANDA Union trade center (UTC) building First floor, office No. 25 CTO Tel: 250252570440/42, 2502525755045 Fax: 252570441 Mobile: 250788562469 (Area Manager)

Malakal Ethiopian Airlines South Sudan Hotel Room No 02 Malkal Tel: 00249(0)955722506 Vivacell Fax: 00249(0)920698951 MTN

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

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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: LUNAM@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: ethhre@mweb.co.zw hreres@ethiopianairlines.com hream@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

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wrath of the titans Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by Zeus' son Ares and brother Hades, who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. WB / 99 mins / Action, Adventure, Fantasy / PG-13 Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike

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THIS MEANS WAR

WRATH OF THE TITANS

Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. FOX / 98

Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. WB / 99

mins / Comedy, Action, Romance / PG-13 / Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy

mins / Action, Adventure, Fantasy / PG-13 / Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike

CHRONICLE Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. FOX / 83 mins / Action, Drama, Sci-Fi / PG-13 / Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan

FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter. FOX / 90 mins / Drama, Family / G / Kacey Rohl, Lisa Hartman, Max Lloyd-Jones

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. FOX / 124 mins / Comedy, Drama / PG-13 / Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith

THE THREE STOOGES While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show. FOX / 92 mins / Comedy / PG / Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso

MAMA AFRICA This documentary traces the life and music of Miriam Makeba through more than 50 years of performing. Friends and colleagues, together with her grandson Nelson Lumumba Lee, allow us to know her remarkable journey. Captive / 90 mins / Documentary / PG / Mika Kaurismäki

MAN ON A LEDGE As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion. EIM / 102 mins / Crime, Thriller / PG-13 / Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. CINESKY / 112 mins / Drama / PG-13 / Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked

DETACHMENT A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. EIM / 97 mins / Drama / R / Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden

A WARRIOR’S HEART In shock and denial over his Marine father’s death in battle, star Lacrosse player Conor Sullivan starts acting out in self-destructive ways. But arduous training in a wilderness Lacrosse camp opens Conor’s eyes to the true meaning of maturity, sportsmanship and manhood. Captive / 86 mins / Action, Drama, Family / PG / Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Gabrielle Anwar

TOOTH FAIRY 2 When dreamer Larry Guthrie loses his first love to the town hot shot, he decides to win her back by volunteering with the local children at her afterschool program. FOX / 90 mins / Comedy, Family / PG / Larry the Cable Guy, David Mackey, Erin Beute

THIS MEANS WAR Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. FOX / 98 mins / Comedy, Action, Romance / PG-13 / Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy

FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter. FOX / 90 mins / Drama, Family / G / Kacey Rohl, Lisa Hartman, Max Lloyd-Jones

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July - august Movies KIDS CLASSICS

HOLLYWOOD CLASSIC MOVIEs

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. 174 mins / Musical/Romance / G /

Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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

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, enamoured 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

HINDI MOVIES

NIM’S ISLAND A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she’s reading. 98 mins / Adventure, Comedy, Family / PG / Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin

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

FIREHOUSE DOG Rexxx, Hollywood’s top canine star, gets lost and is adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid (Hutcherson) to get the station back on its feet. 111 mins / Action, Comedy, Family / PG / Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Bree Turner

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

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. 108 mins / Action, Adventure, Comedy / PG / Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais

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

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

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

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

ROBOTS In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new managemen. 91 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / PG / Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks

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 love the daughter or not. Nigeria / 67 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez WHY ME FATHER He has pushed his daughter to the extreme with constant demand and 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 psychiatric hospital. Did he come out of the hospital alive? Nigeria / 55 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / John Okafor

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Africa Business Report Fast-Changing Face Ofthe African Economy Africa Business Report features the triumphs and challenges of doing business on the continent that some economists are calling the last great frontier. This show is shown monthly on BBC World News and provides an insight into the opportunities and challenges of trading on the continent. This fascinating episode focuses on Ethiopia. 30 mins / Lifestyle TV

Horizons Denmark The Danes have become world leaders in waste management. In this episode Adam Shaw looks at how Denmark is converting waste to energy, and initiatives to turn recycling from a chore to a habit. 30 mins /

Lifestyle TV / TBC

discovery

Mystery Files King Arthur King Arthur – Myth, legend, or did he actually ever exist? According to the tales he reputedly led the defence of Britain from Saxon invaders in the early 6th Century and throughout the ages, he has been recognised as the ultimate British hero, but whether or not he ever existed has always been hotly debated. 30 mins / Discovery/ Documentary TV / Adrian Bouchet, Struan Rodger, Tim Seyfert

Wildlife Nannies White Tiger Helpless raccoon foundlings and tiger babies, young injured otters, manatees in need of care and orphaned bear babies; The 'Wildlife Nannies' inform us about animal baby rescue operations in North America and Europe. 30 mins / Discovery/Documentary TV / TBC

Chefs Around The World JinR Cooking Excellency meets extraordinary chefs meets culinary capitals. Eckart Witzigmann, chef of the century, will be on site visiting outstanding colleagues at their respective restaurants to present extraordinary recipes, exotic products and the philosophy of each chef, garnished with a glimpse of the chef's private life. 30 mins / Lifestyle TV / TBC

Megacities Hong Kong Hong Kong is the world's busiest container port. A system of incredible complexity and technology that millions depend on, but few understand. A fantastic voyage now begins: a journey deep inside the world's MegaCities. 30 mins / Discovery/ Documentary TV / TBC

World Class France World Class, shot in stunning HD, takes you behind the scenes of the world's grandest hotels, revealing stunning architecture, posh interiors and personal pampering services that exceed your wildest imagination. 30 mins / Lifestyle TV / TBC

Adventure Wanted Into the Extreme Adventure Wanted is a series of hour-long epic adventures set in the most remote, bizarre and unexplored corners of the planet. Renowned adventurer and revered mountaineer, Joby Ogwyn takes us with him to new and exciting locations. 30 mins / Discovery/Documentary TV

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Globe Trekker South Africa and Lesotho Destination Guides begins its journey in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town on the West Coast of South Africa. We visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for 18 of his 27 years in prison. The townships in Cape Town are the scene of much history and political strife. We explore a Cape Town township and visits a Sangoma – a South African faith healer. And this is only the beginning... 30 mins / Destination

Treks in A Wild World Trekking in Gabon Holly Morris travels to Gabon, one of the best places in the world to go trekking in the rainforest. Gabon is mostly rainforest. The country has thirteen national parks that were created simultaneously in 2002, protecting over 10% of the land. 30 mins / Destination

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Lie To Me Pilot Dr. Lightman and Dr. Foster search for the truth in cases involving a devoutly religious high school student accused of killing a teacher, and a congressman accused of having an affair. 60 mins / Drama TV / Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines COMEDY

The Simpsons Season 22 Episode 6: The Fool Monty After Mr. Burns finds out that he is dying, he has an accident and loses his memory, and all the townspeople use the situation to get their revenge on him. 30 mins / Comedy TV / Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright

Pilot Globe Guides East African Islands Follow our presenters through this mesmerising show that will take you on a trip to some of the best islands the east coast of Africa has on offer. From the relaxing and quiet beaches of Zanzibar, Ian Wright unfolds the true history of the slave trade as well as sampling some of the areas culinary delicacies. 30 mins / Destination

Last Man Standing Season 1 Episdode 1 In the first part of the premiere, Mike plays Cupid for Mandy by setting her up on a blind-date one of his employees, Kyle. But Mike’s set-up gets off track when Kyle accidentally meets Kristin. Meanwhile at work, Mike’s boss and friend, Ed, announces that he’s changing Mike’s role. 30 mins / Comedy TV / Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney

Pilot Globe Guides Days Trips From Paris And Brussels 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. 30 mins / Destination

Raising Hope Season 1 Episdode 1 When well-meaning 23-year-old Jimmy Chance has a one-night stand, he ends up being a dad. Inspired to do the right thing by his daughter, he has to convince his less-than-enthusiastic parents. 30 mins / Comedy TV / Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt

Bones The Mastodon In The Room With Cam’s reputation and career on the line, the team travels from overseas to help her solve the case of an unidentified young boy. 30 mins / Drama TV / Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz

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Angelina Ballerina Angelina and the Front Angelina pirouettes centre stage capturing the joys and frustrations of growing up and learning from her mistakes along the way. 30 mins / Kids TV / TBC

Bob The Builder Scrambler’s Best Idea Fireman Sam and his friends put out fires and solve a multitude of other problems in the small Welsh town of Pontypandy. 10 mins / Kids TV

Fireman Sam Elvis Sings The Blues The children know that help is always close at hand - thanks to the brave and resourceful Fireman Sam. 10 mins / Kids TV

Pingu Pingu’s Parents Have Pingu is a cheeky, charming, young penguin who spends all his time playing with his friends and family. 10 mins / Kids TV / TBC


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THE THREE STOOGES While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show. FOX / 92 mins / Comedy / PG / Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso

July-aug Outbound Movies new releases

NIM’S ISLAND A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she’s reading. 98 mins / Adventure, Comedy, Family / PG / Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin french titles

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THIS MEANS WAR Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. Fox / 98 mins / Comedy, Action, Romance / PG13 / Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy

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THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. FOX / 124 mins / Comedy, Drama / PG-13 / Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith

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

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MAN ON A LEDGE As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion. EIM / 102 mins / Crime, Thriller / Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell

THIS MEANS WAR Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. Fox / 98 mins / Action / PG-13 / Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy

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, enamoured old man and many other doting admirers. 91 mins / Comedy/Musical / PG / Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe

THE THREE STOOGES While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot. FOX / 92 mins / Comedy / PG / Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso

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

MAN ON A LEDGE As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. EIM / 102 mins / Crime, Thriller / Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell

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

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FIREHOUSE DOG Rexxx, Hollywood’s top canine star, gets lost and is adopted into a shabby firehouse. 111 mins / Action, Comedy / PG / Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Bree Turner

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL / British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. FOX / 124 mins / Comedy, Drama / PG13 / Judi Dench, Bill Nighy

July-aug Inbound TV

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

July-aug Outbound TV

Adventure Wanted Into the Extreme 30 mins / Discovery TV

Raising Hope Pilot 30 mins / Comedy TV / Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton

Bones The Mastodon In The Room 30 mins / Drama TV / Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz

Chefs Around The World JinR 30 mins / Lifestyle TV / N/A / TBC

Lie To Me Pilot 30 mins / Drama TV / Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

Wildlife Nannies White Tiger 30 mins / Discovery TV

Megacities Hong Kong 30 mins / Discovery/Documentary TV / N/A / TBC

Horizons Denmark 30 mins / Lifestyle TV / N/A / TBC

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TOOTH FAIRY 2 When dreamer Larry Guthrie loses his first love to the town hot shot, he decides to win her back by volunteering with the local children at her afterschool program. FOX / 90 mins / Comedy, Family / PG / Larry the Cable Guy, David Mackey, Erin Beute

DETACHMENT A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. EIM / 97 mins / Drama / R / Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden

nigerian titles MAN IN THE MIDDLE BB and Nicole are friends but neither knew they had the same man – Peter – as a lover until fate brought the three together. One of the two has to give him up for the other. Nigeria / 64 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / Tonto Dikeh, Zack Orji, Rita Dominic DEADLY DECEIT Mike joined the army to serve his country; his offence was that he married a beautiful wife. His boss likes Mike’s wife, and so sends him to Liberia hoping that he will be killed; this will give him access to Mike’s wife. But does his plan succeed? Nigeria / 72 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / Sam dede, Mike Ezuruonye, Chioma Chukwuka

Last Man Standing Season 1 Episdode 1 In the first part of the premiere, Mike plays Cupid for Mandy by setting her up on a blind-date one of his employees, Kyle. But Mike’s set-up gets off track when Kyle accidentally meets Kristin. Meanwhile at work, Mike’s boss and friend, Ed, announces that he’s changing Mike’s role. 30 mins / Comedy TV / Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney

World Class France World Class, shot in stunning HD, takes you behind the scenes of the world's grandest hotels, revealing stunning architecture, posh interiors and personal pampering services that exceed your wildest imagination. 30 mins / Lifestyle TV / TBC 86

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nigerian titles 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 love the daughter or not. Nigeria / 67 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez

MAMA AFRICA This documentary traces the life and music of Miriam Makeba through more than 50 years of performing. Friends and colleagues, together with her grandson Nelson Lumumba Lee, allow us to know her remarkable journey. Captive / 90 mins / Documentary / PG / Mika Kaurismäki

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of flyfishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. CINESKY / 112 mins / Drama / PG-13 / Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked

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 psychiatric hospital. Did he come out of the hospital alive? Nigeria / 55 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / John Okafor

July-aug Inbound TV

Africa Business Report Fast-Changing Face Ofthe African Economy Africa Business Report features the triumphs and challenges of doing business on the continent that some economists are calling the last great frontier. This show is shown monthly on BBC World News and provides an insight into the opportunities and challenges of trading on the continent. This fascinating episode focuses on Ethiopia. 30 mins / Lifestyle TV / N/A

July-aug Outbound Movies

WHY ME FATHER He has pushed his daughter to the extreme with constant demand and greedy attitude. His greed has killed his daughter. Nigeria / 54 mins / Drama, Thriller / R / Nigerian / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez OUT OF SIGHT Out of sight is never out of mind; both of them are far away but they can feel each other. Is their feeling for each other very strong. Nigeria / 52 mins / Drama / R / Chiwetalu Agu, Oge Okoye

July-aug Outbound TV

The Simpsons Season 22 Episode 6: The Fool Monty After Mr. Burns finds out that he is dying, he has an accident and loses his memory, and all the townspeople use the situation to get their revenge on him. 30 mins / Comedy TV / Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright

Mystery Files King Arthur – Myth, legend, or did he actually ever exist? According to the tales he reputedly led the defence of Britain from Saxon invaders in the early 6th Century and throughout the ages, he has been recognised as the ultimate British hero, but whether or not he ever existed has always been hotly debated. King Arthur / 30 mins / Discovery TV / Adrian Bouchet, Struan Rodger, Tim Seyfert

Adventure Wanted Into the Extreme Adventure Wanted is a series of hour-long epic adventures set in the most remote, bizarre and unexplored corners of the planet. Renowned adventurer and revered mountaineer, Joby Ogwyn takes us with him to new and exciting locations, ready to handle the wildest action packed athletic endeavors the world can throw at him. 30 mins / Discovery TV


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July-aug 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.

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July-aug 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 charttoppers 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.

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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