Selamta January–February 2019

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January/February 2019


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Haile Selassie and Ethiopia’s Pan-African Legacy


January–Febrary 2019






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The lure of gorgeous views and riverside living is spurring a spate of development along Bangkok’s iconic River of Kings By Rachna Sachasinh


ON THE COVER Emperor Haile Selassie I with various African heads of state

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New developments in Ethiopia’s capital

Exciting new flights, awards and other recent accomplishments.




Global companies focus on recycling

20 DIPLOMACY & DEVELOPMENT African countries reach for the stars





Surveying the best seafood festivals across Europe.





Asia's newest crop of luxury hotels.







A day to explore Uganda’s bustling capital.



Soul of Africa’s unique footwear collaboration in Ethiopia.



An interview with Aida Edemariam, author of The Wife’s Tale.







Discovering the unique wildlife of Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains.



In-flight exercises to keep you limber, helpful pointers for travel to Ethiopia, and a quick introduction to Amharic.


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ETHIOPIAN CROWNED BEST AIRLINES IN AFRICA AWARD, FOR THE 7th CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN A ROW Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the 7th year in a row from African Airlines Association (AFRAA).

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam and Henok Teferra, VP of Strategic Planning and Alliances receiving the AABLA award

Ethiopian Airlines has been crowned Company of the Year by All Africa Business Leaders Award (AABLA) on 29 November 2018 in Sandton, Johannesburg. Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, has also been short-listed as a finalist in the Business Leader of the Year category of the Award.

Ethiopia Offers On-Arrival Visa Service for African Travelers

Ethiopian Cargo Takes Delivery of Its 8th Freighter

Ethiopia has launched visa on arrival service for all African travelers as of November 1, 2018. The service was launched at a colorful ceremony held at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in the presence of the African Union Commission Chairperson, Ethiopian high government officials, African Ambassadors residing in Addis Ababa, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, invited guests and media.

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s Largest Cargo operator, has taken delivery of its 8th B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family, on November 10, 2018.



Ethiopia surpasses Dubai as major transit hub to Africa Ethiopia, the base for Africa’s largest Aviation Group Ethiopian Airlines, has overtaken Dubai as the top transit hub for long-haul passengers to Africa, according to travel consultancy ForwardKeys.

Ethiopian, EU Agrees to Establish Ethio-European International Business School Ethiopian Airlines and European Union Delegation to Ethiopia signed a letter of intent to establish Ethio-European International Business School (EEIBS). The letter was signed by H.E. Ambassador Johan Borgstam, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ethiopia and Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines on December 04, 2018 at the Airline’s headquarters.



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Selamta — meaning “Greetings” in Amharic — is published bimonthly on behalf of Ethiopian Airlines by Uppermost Press.


EDITORIAL BOARD Rahel Assefa Amanuel Mengistu Jodi Macfarlan Henok Teferra Konjit Tedla Solomon Dawit


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From the Group CEO

Welcome Aboard Dear Esteemed Customers, Welcome Aboard!

ውድ ክቡራን ደንበኞቻችን፣ ከእኛ ጋር ለመብረር እንኳን ደህና መጣችሁ!

On behalf of all my colleagues at Ethiopian Airlines, allow me, first of all, to wish you and your loved ones a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019. As we turn the page on 2018, let me thank each and every one of you for the confidence you keep placing in Ethiopian. In 2018, beyond the prestigious accolades we have received such as the SKYTRAX or African Airlines Association Best African Airline of the Year awards, it is the fact that you flew with us in ever great numbers that gives us the most satisfaction. We carried more passengers than ever before, topping the 10 million mark, and Addis Ababa has overtaken Dubai as the main gateway for long haul travel to and from Africa. This remarkable achievement could not have been attained without your patronage. All 16,000 + of my colleagues and I pledge to continuously enhance our product and service offerings and to better serve your travel needs during this holiday season and throughout 2019. In the year ahead, we have many exciting things in store for you, with new destinations, new and modern aircraft, new facilities and new service features. We will continue with our aircraft technology leadership in the continent with the introduction of new Boeing 787s, Airbus 350s, Boeing 737-Maxs to support our fast expanding network in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Undoubtedly, the most important novelty will be the full opening of our expanded brand new terminal at our main hub in Addis Ababa. Over the last 8 years, Ethiopian grew almost fourfold in all key parameters such as passenger number, fleet size, number of destinations and revenue. Naturally, this very rapid growth has put serious strains on our customer service delivery at our main hub and we sincerely apologize if our on-ground service has not always been to your expectation due to the facility limitations. But all of this is about to change with the inauguration of our expanded brand new terminal with a capacity of 22 million passerngers per annum containing all the amenities and services you have come to rightly expect from a 21st century global hub airport. Another infrastructure that is slated for completion in January 2019 is our brand new 5 Star Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. It is located within a 5 minutes walking distance from the airport. It will be the biggest hotel in Addis with 373 rooms and will have the biggest conference hall in the city able to accommodate 2,500 guests at once. It will offer to all our customers attractive and affordable tour packages through our in-house tour operations department, ET-Holidays. Our efforts to greatly enhance your on-ground experience have been significantly boosted by the new measures introduced by the Ethiopian Government allowing all African and international passengers to secure visa online and/or at arrival at Addis Ababa airport. I wish to extend my appreciation to the Ethiopian Government for this visionary measure and for all its support to the growth of aviation sector. Lastly, I invite you to visit Ethiopia during this holiday season and witness its unique and colorful Epiphany celebrations taking place on January 19.

ከሁሉ አስቀድሜ በእራሴና በመላው የስራ ባልደረቦቼ ስም መጪው አዲስ ዓመት 2019 ለእርስዎና ለወዳጆችዎ የደስታ፣የጤናና የብልጽግና እንዲሆንልዎ መልካም ምኞቴን እገልፃለሁ። በተገባደደው የ2018 ዓመት ላስመዘገብነው ሁለንተናዊ ስኬት እናንተ ውድ ደንበኞቻችን በአየር መንገዳችን አገልግሎት ላይ ያሳደራችሁት እምነትና መተማመን የስኬታችን ዋነኛ ቁልፍ በመሆኑ ላመሰግናችሁ እወዳለሁ። በ2018 SKYTRAX እና AFRAA የአፍሪካ ምርጥ አየር መንገድ ብለው ሸልመውናል። ሁለቱም ድርጅቶች በኢንዱስትሪ ውስጥ ትልቅ ክብር ያላቸው ሲሆን፣ የስካይትራክስ/ SKYTRAX ሽልማት በደንበኞች ድምጽ ላይ የተመሰረተ ሲሆን የአፍሪካ አየር መንገዶች ማህበር/AFRAA ደግሞ በአየር መንገዶች ድምጽ በመሆኑ በኢትዮዽያ አየር መንገድ ሰራተኞችና በኢትዮዽያ ህዝብ ስም ከፍተኛ ኩራት ይሰማኛል። ከሽልማቶቹ የበለጠ እርካታ የሰጠን ግን እናንተ ደንበኞቻችን ከመቼውም ግዜ በላይ በእኛ ለመጓዝ መምረጣችሁ ነው። በመሆኑም በአመት ከአስር ሚሊዮን በላይ መንገደኛ ማጓጓዝ ችለናል። እስከተጠናቀቀው አመት ድረስ ወደ አፍሪካ ለሚደረግ ጉዞ ዱባይ በዋና መተላለፊያነት ቀዳሚነትን ይዛ ቆይታለች። አሁን ግን አዲስ አበባችን ዱባይን አስከትላ የቀዳሚነቱን ቦታ ለመጀመሪያ ግዜ ለመረከብ በቅታለች። ይህ አንፀባራቂ ስኬት ያለእናንተ የሚታሰብ አይደለም። ወደፊትም ምርቶቻችንና አገልግሎታችንን ያለማቋረጥ በማሻሻል በ2019 የስራ ዘመን እናንተን በተሻለ ለማገልገል እኔና 16ሺህ የስራ ባልደረቦቼ ቃል እንገባለን። በቀጣዩ ዓመት ለእናንተ ለክቡራን ደንበኞቻችን ብዙ አስደሳች የሆኑ ነገሮችን አዘጋጅተንላችኋል። ከነዚህም ውስጥ አዳዲስ የበረራ መዳረሻዎች፣ ዘመናዊና አዳዲስ አውሮፕላኖች፣ አዳዲስ የመገልገያ መሰረተ ልማቶችና የአገልግሎት አይነቶች ይገኙበታል። በአፍሪካ አህጉር የአውሮፕላን ቴክኖሎጂ የመሪነት ደረጃችንን ለማስጠበቅ አዳዲስ የሆኑ የቦይንግ 787ን፣የኤርባስ 350ን፣ የቦይንግ 737 ማክስ አውሮፕላኖችን በማስገባትና ለአገልግሎት በማሰማራት በአፍሪካ፣ በእስያ፣በአውሮፓና በአሜሪካ የሚገኙትን የበረራ መስመሮች በይበልጥ እናስፋፋለን። ከሁሉም በላይ ደግሞ በአዲስ አበባ ቦሌ አለምአቀፍ ኤርፖርት የመንገደኞች ማስተናገጃ ማስፋፊያ ተመርቆ ሙሉ በሙሉ አገልግሎት መስጠት ሲጀምር ከፍተኛ ለውጥ የሚያመጣ ይሆናል። ባለፉት 8 ዓመታት የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ቁልፍ በሆኑ መለኪያዎች ማለትም በመንገደኛ ቁጥር፣በአውሮፕላን ብዛት፣በበረራ መዳረሻዎች መጠንና በገቢ በአራት እጥፍ አድጓል። ይህ እጅግ ፈጣን የሆነ እድገት በአዲስ አበባ አለም አቀፍ ኤርፖርት በምናቀርበው የደንበኛ አገልግሎት ላይ ጫና አሳድሯል። በመሆኑም በመንገደኞች ማስተናገጃ አቅም ውስንነት ምክንያት የኤርፖርት አገልግሎታችን እንደጠበቃችሁት ሆኖ ባታገኙት ልባዊ ይቅርታ እንጠይቃለን። እጅግ ዘመናዊ በሆነውና በ21ኛው ክፍለ ዘመን ያለ አለም አቀፍ ኤርፖርት ሊያሟላው የሚገባ ግብዓት የያዘው አዲሱ የመንገደኞች ማስተናገጃ ተመርቆ ስራ በሚጀምርበት ጊዜ ተግዳሮቱ ይቀረፋል። አዲሱ ኤርፖርት ተርሚናል አሁን ያለውን መንገደኞች የማስተናገድ አቅም በ3 እጥፍ በማሳደግ በዓመት 22 ሚሊዮን መንገደኞችን የማገልገል አቅም የሚኖረው ይሆናል። ሌላው በጥር 2019 የሚጠናቀቀው መሰረተ ልማት እጅግ ዘመናዊ የሆነው የባለ 5 ኮከብ የኢትዮጵያ ስካይላይት ሆቴል ነው። ይህ ሆቴል ከኤርፖርቱ የ 5 ደቂቃ የእግር ጉዞ ብቻ ነው። ሆቴሉም በውስጡ 373 የመኝታ ክፍሎች ያሉትና በአንድ ግዜ 2500 የሚሆኑ እንግዶችን ማስተናገድ ይችላል ይህ ሆቴል በኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ የጉዞና አስጎብኚ የስራ ክፍል (ET Holidays) አማካኝነት ለሁሉም ደንበኞቻችን ማራኪና አቅምን ያገናዘበ የጉብኝት ጥቅል አገልግሎት ያቀርባል። ለእናንተ የምናቀርበውን አገልግሎት ወደላቀ ደረጃ ለማሸጋገር፣ እንዲሁም እጅግ ማራኪ መስህቦች ያላት ኢትዮዽያን እንድትጎበኙ የምናደርገው ጥረት የኢትዮዽያ መንግስት በወሰዳቸው አዳዲስ እርምጃዎች ተጠናክረዋል። በዚህ የለውጥ ጅማሮ ሁሉም አፍሪካውያንና አለም አቀፍ መንገደኞች አዲስ አበባ ኤርፖርት እንደደረሱ እና/ወይም በድረገጽ/online ቪዛ የሚያገኙበት መንገድ መመቻቸቱ መልካም አጋጣሚዎች ፈጥሯል። የኢትዮዽያ መንግስት ለወሰደው ለዚህ ተራማጅ ራዕይና ለአህጉሪቱ የምጣኔ ሀብት ትስስርና አጠቃላይ እድገት የበኩሉን አቀላጣፊ ሚና የሚጫወተውን የአቪዬሽን ዘርፍ ለማጎልበት ለሰጠው ሁሉን አቀፍ ድጋፍ አድናቆቴን ለመግለጽ እወዳለሁ። በመጨረሻም በበአሉ ወቅት ኢትዮጵያን እንድትጎበኙና ጥር 11 ቀን 2011 ዓ.ም የሚከበረውን ልዩና ደማቅ የሆነውን የጥምቀት በዓል እንድታከብሩ እጋብዛችኋለሁ።

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Tewolde GebreMariam

Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines

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onomic development and regional economic integration across our 21 – plus member states since 1985. offer membership to institutional shareholders.

vices include Trade Finance, Project and Infrastructure Finance, Short – Term Lending and Special Funds Management.

ancial Highlights interest income increased by 30% year-on-year on the back of strong growth. profit increased by 21% year-on-year. ROE stood at 11.43% at end June, still within the Bank’s 10-14% target. ’S capital adequacy ratio currently stands at 37%, above the minimum self- imposed internal threshold of 30%. eholder equity increased at a CAGR11-16 of 25% on the back of strong profit growth and a capital raise.



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TRANSFORMING AND INTEGRATING THE REGION’S ECONOMIES By providing different types of financing, TDB fosters trade, regional economic integration and sustainable development, prioritizing projects with cross-border impact.


The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank Fostering Trade, Regional Economic Integration and Sustainable Development


stablished in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), formerly the PTA Bank, is a multilateral, treaty-based development financial institution, with assets of over US$ 5 billion. The Bank’s mandate is to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration and sustainable development through trade finance, project and infrastructure finance, asset management and business advisory services.

Equipped with a strong performance ethic, TDB continues to evolve. It is expanding its shareholder base as it repositions itself as a more encompassing regional development bank serving most countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. In the past 6 years, TDB’s shareholder base has grown from 19 to 37 members, shareholder funds, total assets, and annual net profits have risen several-fold, while non-performing loans are at their lowest level, under 3%.

The Bank’s membership comprises 22 Member States from across COMESA, EAC and SADC, 2 non-regional members, Belarus and China, as well as 13 institutional shareholders. The latter include the African Development Bank, Africa Reinsurance Corporation, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), Banco Nacional de Investimento (Mozambique), Mauritian Eagle Insurance Company, National Pension Fund (Mauritius), National Social Security Fund (Uganda), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), PTA Reinsurance Company, Rwanda Social Security Board, Sacos Group (Seychelles) and Seychelles Pension Fund.

TDB’s return on capital and on assets stand at 12% and 2.5%, and GCR and Moody’s have upgraded its credit ratings to investment grade, a testament to TDB’s quality growth. TDB’s reputation as a strong financial solution provider in international trade and project finance is underpinned by its experience in transacting in different markets and in diverse banking practices. TDB currently has regional offices in Nairobi, Harare and Addis Ababa, and principal offices in Port-Louis and Bujumbura.

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AFRICA IN SPACE Several African countries are establishing space agencies, launching satellites and building powerful telescopes to further space exploration. Read more on page 20.



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Two major Ethiopian agricultural research institutions, the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), are partnering together to build a national research lab that will be focused exclusively on the study of teff. Teff is one of Ethiopia’s staple crops, but is grown hardly anywhere else in the world. This state-of-the-art facility, due to open in May, will be used to help develop varieties of teff that have higher yields and are more resilient to environmental changes.

After a meeting with representatives of Addis Ababa’s African diplomatic corps in December, Mayor Takele Uma announced that he would be opening an office within City Hall dedicated to strengthening relations with the city’s many African embassies, as well as with the administrations of capital cities across the continent.

In partnership with foreign investors, the Ethiopian government is developing a series of large-scale real estate projects in Addis Ababa that could change the face of the city over the coming years. The first of these projects to be formally launched is La Gare, a mixed-use development that will be located around the historic downtown train station. When complete, the La Gare project will contain apartment buildings with over 4,000 residences, in addition to a park, office buildings and shopping malls. Other large-scale project are being planned for the Yeka and Entoto neighborhoods.




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Doing Their Part Global companies making a big push to reuse and recycle




Lego is quite literally working to build a more sustainable future, one bitesized brick at a time. Three years ago, the company spent US$155 million to create a “Sustainable Materials Center,” in which more than 100 employees currently work toward finding fully sustainable materials to be used for all Lego products by 2030. Considering that Lego sells 75 billion elements each year, made from 20 different types of plastic, that’s a hefty job; and yet, the task force recently debuted its first pieces made from a green replacement created from sugarcane (as opposed to oil). Roughly two percent of the company’s bricks will eventually utilize the new material, but the big problem of replacing ABS — a plastic that gives Lego pieces their prized strength, durability, color and so on — remains. Just how the company moves ahead to reach its 2030 goal will require a step by step (or brick by brick) approach.

Kraft Heinz — the company pumping out the world's favorite ketchup — is putting all options on the table to envision a greener future. Recently, the Chicago-based giant promised to make 100 percent of its packaging globally recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. It’s a bold but laudable pledge, considering that replacing things such as the ubiquitous ketchup packet will require balancing sustainability with requirements for food safety, shelf life, cost and more. The European division is even working on making the recyclable ketchup PET plastic bottle fully circular, so that they can be made back into food-grade packaging.

Adidas is sporting a more sustainable line, making use of an increasing amount of recycled materials for its shoes and clothing. The sportswear giant first began recycling ocean plastics as a working material for its products in 2016, and now it’s promised to phase out the use of virgin polyester entirely. As the synthetic textile accounts for half the materials used in the company’s collection, however, the company says the shift won’t be completed overnight; a goal date of 2024 has been set.



THE YEAR OF REFUGEES, RETURNEES AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS: TOWARDS DURABLE SOLUTIONS TO FORCED DISPLACEMENT IN AFRICA. Every year, the Heads of State and Government of The African Union decide upon a theme which focuses on a key issue facing the continent and which constitutes a focal area upon which the key activities and messages of the African Union will be anchored. In 2019 the annual theme of the African Union will be “The Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa. The 2019 AU Theme is driven by the need for greater commitment by Africa to address the plight of its citizens in forced migration situations, by implementing strategic and relevant programmes and working towards the ratification of the various AU treaties and legal instruments addressing the plight of refugees and displaced persons to ensure we achieve the goal of Aspiration 4 of Agenda 2063 to provide a peaceful and secure environment for all Africans on the continent. Various AU treaties governing issues related to refugees, human rights, governance and promoting peace on the continent include the OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, OAU Convention for the Elimination of Mercenaries in Africa, OAU Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. Find out more about these treaties as well and their status of ratification by African states by visiting About the 2019 Theme Logo: The logo for the Theme of the Year has been built around the crisis facing refugees in Africa. Whereas migration is a common phenomenon as people have always relocated for various reasons, in the case of Africa the continent is often painted as a miserable place because migration is as a result of civil strife, poverty and a myriad of other factors thereby promoting the narrative that Africa cannot care for its people. Africans and their governments have always opened their borders and welcomed into their communities their brothers and sister fleeing their homes for various reasons providing a safe haven as long as it is required. The 2019 AU theme logo shows a mother embracing Africa with its child which encompasses love and affection. Africa knows how to take care of its own in each regard no matter what.

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ETHIOPIA The countdown to the launch of Ethiopia’s first earth observatory satellite is on, with the date to hit orbit set for September of this year. Created in collaboration with China, the US$8 million device will be used to gather data on agriculture, water and climate change. A second satellite is planned to follow, with Ethiopian engineers independently running the design, build and launch. The project falls in line with the African Union’s recent passing of an African space policy, encouraging the use of satellite communication for economic progress and the development of a continental space program.



Leading the charge in the field of space travel, Nigeria plans to be the first African nation to send an astronaut into orbit, with hopes to visit space by 2030. Also, since 2003, the National Space Research and Development Agency has launched five satellites, helping to collect climate information, improve agricultural practices and even help with counter-terrorism operations.

A relative newcomer, Ghana is also making inroads into space technology, becoming the first Sub-Saharan country to launch an educational satellite in 2017. Two years prior, the Ghanaian government allocated a budget of US$10 million for nuclear and space technology.


SOUTH AFRICA South Africa has been chosen to co-host (with Australia) the world’s largest radio telescope, called the Square Kilometre Array, which will enable astronomers to look into the universe with unprecedented detail. The SKA is set to begin conducting observations in the mid2020s with a partial array, later progressing to eventually cover more than a square kilometer of collecting area. South Africa is one of 12 member countries forming the cornerstone of the SKA project, but roughly 100 organizations across 20 countries are participating in the satellite’s design and development.



EGYPT In early 2018, the Egyptian government passed a law enabling the establishment of the Egyptian Space Agency, with hopes to build and launch its own satellites.

Africa’s great commodity wealth has created challenges as well as opportunities. The African Union’s Commodity Strategy will ensure a more collaborative process of developing and managing the continent’s natural resources. Africa has about 12% of the world’s oil reserves, 42% of its gold, 80–90% of chromium and platinum group metals and 60% of its arable land, in addition to vast timber resources. Africa experienced a commodity boom during the early 2000s which translated into the unprecedented growth that was only disturbed by the onset of the global financial crisis of 2008. While the continent was able to recover from this global shock by 2010, and rebounded with a strong growth rate of 4.6% on average, this boom did not translate into consummate economic diversification that would have led to faster social-economic development for Africans. In addition, most African economies still rely heavily on commodity production and exports, with minimal value addition and even fewer forward and backward linkages to other sectors of the economy. The challenges arising from continually fluctuating commodity prices and Africa’s limited value addition to its natural resources render Africa vulnerable to the external shocks derived from export dependency and therefore necessitate a holistic rethinking and a new approach to the question of how Africa’s commodity wealth can drive the continent’s development. The recognition of the challenges and opportunities from Africa’s commodity wealth has been reflected in different decisions by the African Union (AU), including the Arusha Declaration on African Commodities, as well as other frameworks such as the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and the strategy for the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa (AIDA). With the adoption of Agenda 2063 as the strategic framework to guide Africa’s inclusive economic growth, the AU undertook to consolidate and guide the development of an Africa-wide commodities strategy that will ensure a more coherent and collaborative process of African states developing, managing and benefiting from their natural resources and collectively positioning the continent to live up to its potential as an economic powerhouse.

What does the continental Commodities Strategy propose? The continental Commodities Strategy is a flagship project of the AU’s Agenda 2063 and envisions a commodity-led industrialisation: developing Africa’s commodities as a driver for achieving the structural, social and economic transformation of the continent.

The Commodities Strategy is therefore of paramount importance in assisting Africa to realise the full benefits from its natural resources for the betterment of its people.

Reviewing the state of play for highpriority commodities sectors in Africa, namely agriculture, mining, and energy, including the examination of current trends and outlooks, to identify sector-specific opportunities and how to address any existing challenges.

Positioning Africa as a global player in trade A clearly articulated Africa Commodities Strategy will ensure the continent takes a stand and becomes a significant player in global trade by addressing some of the activities of transnational corporations which have been fragmenting their production processes, so as to efficiently exploit different countries’ comparative advantages along (regional, subsequently global) value chains, forming a global division of labour. This has led to an increase in international trade in intermediate goods, which now accounts for about half of global trade, of which Africa accounts for 2–3%. Despite its small size, intra-African trade in intermediates is far more diversified than the corresponding trade with the rest of the world. This therefore offers an opportunity for the continent to position itself strategically in line with its resource endowments to actively participate in the global value chains, compared to what it is obtaining currently, thereby effectively putting itself on a sure path towards industrialisation.

Addressing commodity price volatility, which continues to be a critical feature of international commodity markets and thus creates challenges for macroeconomic management and exposes developing countries to greater macroeconomic uncertainty.

For Africa to take full advantage of and participate effectively in global value chains, it will need to effectively address its regional value chains and address other barriers that have led to low levels of intra-regional trade, such as its inefficient trade-related infrastructure and logistics, among others.

Driving commodity-based industrialisation, which can serve as a Launchpad for longterm diversification in new non-commodity sectors, if well supported by robust industrial policies.

Some ongoing initiatives by the African Union to address Africa’s commodities include agroprocessing and value chain development within the framework of the CAADP, harnessing the blue ocean economy and benefiting from Africa’s marine resources through the development of the Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy, and using mineral resources to catalyse broad-based growth and development through the African Mining Vision. In addition the implementation of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), which is also being led by the AU, will support the development of intra-African trade which is key to boosting trade and the development of Africa’s commodities.

The strategy aims to identify, formulate and drive the implementation of policies and programmes that will enable African countries to add value, extract higher rents from their commodities, integrate into global value chains and promote vertical and horizontal diversification anchored in value addition and local content development. To achieve these objectives, in its formulation, the Commodities Strategy will address several key issues including:

These goals are achievable given that Africa boasts significant human and natural resources that can be used to promote industrialisation and structural economic transformation through value-addition strategies in all sectors. With Africa’s growing, predominantly young, skilled and urbanising population, as well as the continent’s endowments in many natural resources, including plentiful land and fertile soils, oil and minerals, commodities can play a crucial role in the drive to industrialisation. However, a key challenge for African countries is to ensure the design and implementation of effective policies that promote industrialisation and economic and structural transformation.

Find out more about the AU, Agenda 2063 and the Commodities Strategy by visiting

African Union Headquarters P.O. Box 3243, Roosvelt Street W21K19, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tel: +251 (0) 11 551 77 00 Fax: +251 (0) 11 551 78 44

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Dublin As its name suggests, this annual seafood spectacular takes place in the picturesque fishing town of Howth, an outer suburb of the famed Irish capital. As part of St. Patrick’s Day weekend, visitors flock to the green fields of the Howth peninsula to enjoy prawns prepared in every way imaginable — barbecued, skewered, fried, marinated, whole, shelled . . . the list goes on! But, prawns aren’t the only fish in the sea at this family-friendly festival. Guests can enjoy a myriad of seafood dishes, ranging from fish and chips to oysters, paella, smoked salmon and more — all while swaying along to live music, observing cooking demos, or participating in the festival’s funfair.


Brussels For the business-minded traveler, the Seafood Expo Global is sure to be of interest. Held in the emblematic Brussels Expo, this seafood extravaganza boasts over 29,000 attendees, making it the world’s largest seafood trade fair. This annual event features a diverse presentation of seafood products from nearly 2,000 exhibiting companies, who travel from 78 countries to bring the brightest ideas in seafood under one roof. This convention offers attendees the opportunity to meet vendors, stay up-to-date on emerging trends, and source relevant equipment and sustainable seafood.


From centuries-old traditions to modern, business-minded conventions, Europe abounds with opportunities to satisfy every seafood lover’s tastes. Whether travelers are looking for an authentic dining experience or a glimpse into the industry’s up-and-coming trends, Europe’s culturally diverse options will not disappoint.


Oslo The Nordic countries boast a heritage rich in seafood, and Norway is no exception. Each year, over 100,000 visitors are drawn to the Matstreif Food Festival in Oslo. While event-goers will find all kinds of Norwegian cuisine at this festival, the seafood market is a prominent highlight. Guests can be found lounging around the reflection pool at City Hall Square, nibbling on local sea-sourced delicacies such as lobster, wind-dried cod, and even “rakfisk” (fermented, uncooked trout) for the more adventurous ones in the crowd.




Stockholm Late in the Swedish summer, residents gear up for “Kräftskiva,” or seasonal crayfish parties. Locals gather in the August evening air, decorate tables with paper lanterns and streamers, and don party hats while chowing down on the beloved Swedish staple. Merry groups of friends pass baskets of bread while sipping spirits and beer, then slurp the juice from the plentiful crayfish before shelling and eating them. If travelers aren’t lucky enough to be invited to a crayfish party by a local, a handful of Stockholm restaurants host festive Kräftskiva for visitors, including Sturehof, Tennstopet, and B.A.R.

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THE PUXUAN HOTEL AND SPA Fusing modern design with centuries-old Beijing roots, this new hotel by Urban Resort Concepts offers guests a luxe overnight experience with world-class amenities. The PuXuan Hotel and Spa is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is located

near the Forbidden City and Beijing’s shopping district. This intuitively-designed 116-room resort features four restaurants, ranging from casual eateries to fine dining rooms. Central to the property’s allure is the UR Spa, which touts a sciencebased and tradition-infused healing approach, along with a state-of-the-art gym and “movement studio.”



ASAI CHATUCHAK Dusit International will unveil the first in a chain of newly-branded hotels in Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market district in early 2019. DI’s new branding project, called ASAI, has been cultivated with inquisitive millennial travelers in mind. With a focus on sustainability, 24


locality and community, ASAI of Bangkok will make use of the creative input of locally-renowned chefs and restaurateurs. Collaborations with local artisans regarding design, dining and décor give weight to ASAI’s promise of natively-inspired luxury for guests fortunate enough to visit the only hotel in the world-famous Chatuchak Market.

For guests craving modern luxury enhanced by the dignity of tradition, this lineup of some of Asia's newest luxury hotels offer the best of both worlds. Business-savvy and recreational travelers alike will find that these latest entrants to the region's hospitality scene set a new standard for sumptuous yet authentic hospitality.

Hong Kong

ST. REGIS Whether traveling to Hong Kong to address high-level business matters or to explore the vibrant cityscape, St. Regis of Hong Kong offers guests an opulent stay in a “curated mansion.” Slated to open in early 2019, Andre Fu’s latest 129-room design will offer French and Chinese dining options; pillarless ballrooms equipped with LED screens and digital flipboard facilities; and personalized St. Regis butler service, available 24/7. Fu has masterfully blended the St. Regis aesthetic into the traditions of Hong Kong architecture in this L-shaped masterpiece, which is located within walking distance of local delights such as the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Causway Bay, and Kowloon District.


THE EDITION Get an eyeful of historic Bund and the Shanghai skyline from bed in one of the dual towers at The Shanghai Edition. Located within a 5-minute walk of the famed waterfront district, this 145-room

property boasts a luxurious yet laid-back style that is amenable to business and leisure travelers from around the world. Guests can dine at Shanghai Tavern, run by the resident Michelin-starred chef, enjoy traditional Cantonese food at the Canton Disco, or imbibe bespoke cocktails in the Lobby Bar, whose decor nods to traditional Shanghai urban design. The plaster relief artwork displayed on the walls finds its origin in the Shikumen architectural style, reflecting a distinctively Shanghainese blend of Western and Chinese elements.




Discover the Land of Origins with Ethiopian Holidays The Historic Route An ancient land of fertile well-watered mountains, northern Ethiopia has a unique cultural and historical heritage epitomised by a quartet of unique and magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Aksum, Lalibela, Gondar and the Simien Mountains National Park - as well as a vast array of lesser-known but equally fascinating historical sites.

Addis Ababa City Tours Addis Ababa (“new flower� in Amharic) is the third highest capital city in the word, and a major international diplomatic hub. Full-day tours of the city include visits to historic landmarks, museums and souivenir shops. All tours are inclusive of airport transfers and entrance fees and feature English or Chinese-speaking tour guides.

Rift Valley Tours The most commonly visited part of the Rift Valley is string of five fresh water and soda lakes running south of Addis Ababa to Hawassa. These include Lake Langano, whose upmarket resorts and swimming beaches make it is a popular weekend retreat from Addis Ababa and great place to break up a longer southern safari.

The Southern Cultural Route Southern Ethiopia is the most culturally diverse part of the country, and it incorporates what is perhaps Ethiopia’s most important location for ethnographic tourism: the South Omo Valley. With an astonishing mix of fascinating ethnic groups, visitors have the opportunity to witness a variety of authentic traditions and performing arts.

Danakil Tours The out-of-this-world landscapes of the Danakil Depression, offers some spectacular opportunities for volcano climbing, notably to Erta Ale, the lowest and hottest place on Earth, whose 613m-high caldera contains the world’s oldest active lava lake.

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There is no better time to visit Cape Town, than now. With Ethiopian Airlines offering almost daily flights from Addis Ababa, access to South Africa’s Parliamentary Capital is now a mere flight away.

Welcome! We invite you to share in the blessings of this wonderful country of ours. Allow us to introduce you to our places of wonder – places that not only fill us with great pride, but that take our breath away time and time again. Allow us to share our favourite hangouts, restaurants, markets, hidden treasures and historical sites, that tell our rich cultural stories. Found along South Africa’s south western coast, Cape Town – or the Mother City as it is fondly known - is the second-largest city after Johannesburg. It is home to Robben Island, Table Mountain, scenic winelands, magnificent beaches, world-class restaurants and cosmopolitan lifestyles. A trip to Cape Town is incomplete if you don’t visit one of the city’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Robben Island. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee chose to mark this location for its “triumph of the human spirit”. Guided tours are offered by former prisoners, who give you a firsthand account of life on the island. Catch a ferry ride to “The Robben Island Museum”. The standard tour starts at the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront and the

tour will take around 3.5 hours in total (the boat ride is half-an-hour one way). The V&A Waterfront is situated in the heart of Cape Town, where the mountain meets the sea, and it has been a working harbour since 1860, when trade routes to the East transformed the seafront into a lucrative trading post. The V&A Waterfront is home to 450 retail outlets which offer everything from homeware and fashion to electronic gadgets and curios from local and international brands alike. And if the shopping becomes too much, you can enjoy some of the many other activities on offer. These include seal watching; a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium or the Maritime Museum; boat trips around the harbour and along the coast; or an exciting helicopter tour!

Eating out in Cape Town is easy - the city’s natural abundance of land and sea combined with cultural diversity ensure that there are menus to suit all palates, religious dietary requirements and price ranges. However, if it’s a home away from home meal you crave, then the Little Ethiopia Restaurant, owned by Ethiopian national Yeshi Mekonnen on Shortmarket Street will soothe you with divine servings of fresh injera, shiro, tibs, doro wot and vegetarian dishes.

the beat of the continent follows – whether it’s a nightclub in Cape Town’s Long Street, an African jazz concert in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or the thump of a township ghetto blaster – it is an eclectic meeting of colorful people, contagious energy and endless appeal. We South Africans can’t live without some kind of catchy beat in the background.

But, you’d be missing out if you didn’t try our homegrown cuisine – we’re talking about a good old fashioned braaivleis (barbequed meat) or chisa nyama with all the trimmings, a Cape Malay curry to make your heart sing or an enormous platter of piri piri prawns served up with a view of the ocean. And when it comes to song and dance, you’d be hard pressed not to feel the rhythm of Africa when you visit our shores. Wherever you go,

Getting here Ethiopian Airlines offers daily flights from Addis Ababa to Cape Town. Tourists from Ethiopia require a visa when travelling to South Africa. If you are travelling with minors (18 years old and younger) please be sure to visit the SA Embassy website to ensure you have the correct documentation prior to applying for your travel visa.

Languages English is the primary language, widely spoken as a first, second or third language here! But to really get a feel of our people and our way of life, try using the local slang like “lekker” (nice); “yebo” (yes); and “Mzansi” (a popular local term for South Africa).

Where to stay From Cape Town’s waterfront hotels to luxury apartments along the beachfront, a variety of star graded accommodation options are available to suit all preferences and budgets. Visit the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa’s website for a catalogue of all quality assured establishments in Cape Town

Getting around There are many welcoming and accredited tour operators who can assist you with all your land arrangements. Alternatively, you may hire a car at the airport car rental offices.

The City with its vibrant, fascinating and rich history, culture and heritage; is ready to be explored, photographed, loved and remembered by you and your family. Cape Town is where you will enjoy so much more, for far less than you thought possible. Malkam guzo yehunelachu.

Visit or to book your Cape Town holiday now – we can’t wait to meet you!



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Located near the southern tip of Africa, Botswana first emerged in 1885 as a British colony called the Bechuanaland Protectorate. By the late 1950s and early ‘60s, however, the people of Bechuanaland began pressing for independence. Fortunately for them, the colony had not proved overly profitable to Britain; at the time, it was one of the poorest in the world, with an average per capita GDP of US$84.

The world’s second-largest stone: the 1,111-carat Lesedi La Rona, sold for US$53 million



When the colony became the country of Botswana in 1966, however — and discovered diamonds less than a year later — all of that would quickly change. Indeed, the discovery in the north-central part of the country created a diamond rush that facilitated Botswana’s rise from abject poverty to a valuable leader in the gem industry. Botswana has shot towards economic growth over the last 50 years, averaging a rate of roughly 5 percent per year — one of the longest booms in world history. Botswana also boasts eight mines, including the wealthiest single diamond mine in the world: the Jwaneng Mine, which produces about 15 percent of the world’s diamonds by value. And, in 2015, out of the Karowe Mine in northern Botswana emerged the world’s second-largest stone: the 1,111-carat Lesedi La Rona (meaning “Our Light”), sold for US$53 million. In 2017 alone, the country produced around 23 million carats worth of the jewels, valued at $3.3 billion.

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d n a s r e e B De swana r Bot 50-Yea ip h a s n — tio a l e R In many ways, De Beers presents the face of diamonds. And for a long time, the company held a near monopoly on the diamond trade, until new laws and regulations put a stop to that in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. It was De Beers, however, that helped create Botswana’s first diamond mine at Orapa, and it was the company’s team that actually first discovered the gems. Prior to Botswana’s independence, in 1954, De Beers began prospecting for the minerals, considering that no survey had been completed of the region before that point. The only other entity prospecting for diamonds in the area was the Central African Selection Trust. Although CAST found a few small gems along the Motloutse River in the country, it concluded that they originated upstream, so the company stopped searching altogether. De Beers picked up where CAST left off, and its team found a few other stones along the same river. They started searching for the

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source, which eventually led them to discover kimberlites (rocks containing diamonds) in the Orapa region. What’s most notable, though, is that the company decided to work with the newly formed Botswana government, rather than exploit the area for its own means. From the beginning, the country and the company have shared a 50/50 split in the diamond operation and profits; Debswana is the business entity that controls the diamond operation in Botswana, and both De Beers and the local government hold equal shares of it. De Beers even moved its sorting and valuing operation, known as the Diamond Trading Corporation, to Botswana from London in 2013. The move not only made sense from a logistical standpoint, but it also shifted the center of the diamond world from Europe to Africa. Indeed, for hundreds of years, rough stones from various parts of the globe were shipped to London, where they were sorted and valued and cut. Now, however, all of that is done in Botswana — providing a major boon to the country. No longer would locals be employed solely in the mining operation, but now they could work other jobs in valuation and sorting. These days, the Diamond Trading Company is one of the largest employers in Botswana. As with Debswana, the DTC is another 50/50 joint venture between De Beers and the country’s government. This means that mining, sorting and valuation is all handled in a single place, making it a rival to other diamond trading hubs of the world. The other aspect of this transition was that it placed Botswana in a JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019


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better position for working with other companies. One component of the deal is that the DTC allows Botswana to sell 15 percent of its rough diamonds independently, which enables the country to entice other businesses to set up shop in the region. The long-term goal of this move was to provide more employment opportunities for Botswana’s roughly two million residents, as well as to create a global hub for diamond sorting and valuation in the capital, Gaborone. As more companies move to the area, they can bring additional jobs and revenue for the country’s government and banking system. Though success has been somewhat limited thus far, Gaborone and the surrounding country continue to modernize and move forward, though perhaps at a slower pace than initially anticipated. But as the diamond industry changes, the impacts will hit Botswana more substantially than other producing countries.

So far, the story of Botswana’s relationship with diamonds has been overwhelmingly positive. Unlike other African nations that were plundered or brought into violent conflict over these precious stones, Botswana has become a symbol of peace and progress throughout the continent. Since the beginning, the diamond trade has been very kind to the country, and it seems as though that prosperity is reaching beyond merely those at the top. According to Transparency International, a global watchdog group that ranks countries by corruption (or perception of corruption), Botswana lies at number 35 (the United States is 18, by comparison) — meaning it is the leastcorrupt country in sub-Saharan Africa. For a nation that brings in so much wealth, that’s an almost astonishing rank. Since Botswana first gained independence, its average per capita has risen from $84 to over $7,500. When diamonds were first discovered, the government realized that it had an opportunity and an obligation to make that money work for the people. Much of it was used for infrastructure and social programs, which have become a hallmark of Botswana’s culture. Today, diamonds account for 76 percent of export revenue and 33 percent of total GDP. Roughly 45 percent of the government’s budget comes from the diamond industry, and yet the government knows an

expiration date on the diamonds’ success exists. Some estimates claim that the mines may only produce at these levels for another two to three decades at most. The country hopes to revitalize itself in a few other areas, namely tourism and technology. Safari tours are popular in the country, and the government is trying to make them more accessible. In 2015, Botswana received about 1.6 million tourists, which earned approximately $888 million. Other industrial exports include copper, coal and soda ash, although they, of course, currently pale in comparison next to diamonds. Still, the government is hoping that it can diversify the economy fast enough to offset any future diamond decline. Till then, Botswana’s success right now rises and falls with the precious little stones. Diamonds are intrinsically tied to the nation’s history and identity, but it will need another monumental shift to keep the future looking bright. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019




RISES The lure of gorgeous views and riverside living is spurring a spate of development along Bangkok’s iconic River of Kings



by Rachna Sachasinh


The Chao Phraya River, also known as the River of Kings, flows through downtown Bangkok.



few years back, Bangkokbased architect Duangrit Bunnag was doing well. So well, in fact, that he needed more office space. After months spent looking for affordable options in the city’s central business district, but coming up dry, an old school chum offered up a parcel of land with ramshackle pre-World War I warehouses on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River. Even though the land was on the unfashionable side of the river, Bunnag perked up and set about sprucing up the joint. Instead of tearing down the old buildings, the architect kept the original warehouse’s industrial, gritty veneer and recast its interiors with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. Within a year, the ice and battery factory on the river’s less-glamorous bank had been transformed into The Jam Factory — a modern complex with office spaces, a bookstore, a café, an art gallery, lifestyle shops and a gorgeous riverside restaurant. For ages, though home to a handful of luxury hotels, the river’s waterfront mostly consisted of traditional riverside communities, packed warehouses and abandoned buildings. So when The Jam Factory opened in 2014 as the first multipurpose creative venue of its kind, Bangkok


Sunset view across the Grand Palace, with the Chao Phraya river and colorful boats in the foreground.



developers and residents took note. Bunnag had unwittingly forced Bangkok to reimagine its relationship to its landmark river, and all eyes turned to the River of Kings. THE MECHANICAL CRANE ALIGHTS IN BANGKOK Bangkok was established in the mid-18th century, when King Rama I positioned his capital city on the eastern shores of the Chao Phraya River. Punctuated by the glittering golden spires of the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, or the “Temple of Dawn,” the Chao Phraya provided a grand and romantic backdrop, charming and alluring locals and visitors alike. For much of its history, Bangkok functioned like a typical port city, with the river serving as its main thoroughfare. Stockyards sprung up along the western banks while merchants set up shophouses on the river’s eastern shore. Wooden barges and colorful, long tail boats ferried cargo and fishermen up and down its waterways, connecting the kingdom’s far-flung provinces to the capital city and the world beyond. By the mid-1980s, however, things began to change. Increased maritime trade and growth in Thailand’s manufacturing sector forced the relocation of the country’s main port from Bangkok to Laem Chabang, a southern harbor situated right on the Gulf of Siam. At the same time, Bangkok


began rapid urban growth and expansion, with most of the development concentrated east of the Chao Phraya River along the Sukhumvit, Silom and Sathorn corridor — areas that evolved into modern Bangkok’s central business and residential districts. For the next 30 years, office buildings, condominiums and hotels sprung up so quickly in the area that locals joked the mechanical crane was the country’s official bird. Meanwhile, the riverfront presented a different story. When James Pitchon, the executive director of CBRE, a U.K.-based real estate consulting firm with offices in Bangkok, first arrived in the city 28 years ago, less than a handful of multistory buildings stood along the Chao Phraya. “Business and residential development along the river was patchy,” he remembers. In the last three years, however, Pitchon notes that things have changed greatly. “We are seeing a revitalization of the waterfront,” he says. “People are rediscovering the uniqueness of river views, and sales are brisk.” Indeed, Bangkok’s national bird swooped in once again, this time nesting along the Chao Phraya. On the Thonburi, or western, side of the river, the skyline is dominated by the behemoth IconSiam development. Opened in late 2018, the project includes a 525,000-square-meter mall anchored by Japanese retailer Takashimaya and two condominium complexes: the Magnolia Riverside with 379 units, and the Mandarin Oriental Residences with 146 units. The development has significantly raised the Chao Phraya’s profile — both physically and

The Jam Factory features a night market, unique shops and al fresco dining.

in commercial value. Together, the new condo complexes include some of the city’s most expensive units. Selling at US$12,800 per square meter, the Mandarin Oriental Residences is already listed as one of Bangkok’s top-5 priciest condos, even before its opening date, and 70 percent of the units have been sold. Magnolia Riverside is completely sold out. The flashy price tags and the staggering sell-through are remarkable, even to a seasoned professional like Pitchon. While riverside emporiums like River City Bangkok and Asiatique have popped up and attracted shoppers in recent years, IconSiam’s retail arm will feature global brands and Michelincaliber restaurants, amping the waterfront’s shopping and dining cache exponentially. On the more bustling side of the river, development is accelerating just as rapidly. South of Taksin Bridge, about a kilometer from the iconic Mandarin Oriental Hotel, work is underway at



Chao Phraya Estate, a multitower development including the Four Seasons Residences and two hotels — Four Seasons Bangkok and the sleek and ultra cool Capella Bangkok. Expected to open later this year, the Four Seasons Residences is already 70 percent sold at roughly $11,500 per square meter, according to Pitchon. Thais account for 90 percent of buyers on average. “When I first arrived in Bangkok,” recalls Pitchon, “local families balked at condo living. No one wanted anyone living on top of them.” (In Thai culture, pointing towards or touching someone with your feet, especially near the head, is verboten). But, in early 2000, a shortage of domestic help led many buyers toward the convenience of condominium living, and development projects took off all over Bangkok. 40


Colorful light shows illuminate the exterior of the Iconsiam shopping center at night.


Inside one of the massive shopping malls that make up the US$1.5 billion Iconsiam development.

Then came Bunnag’s The Jam Factory. “When Duangrit [Bunnag] announced his move to the ‘wrong side’ of the river, people thought he was mad,” says David Robinson, director of Bangkok River Partners, a business consortium that promotes the Chao Phraya waterfront as a worldclass business and leisure destination. “Instead, by repurposing the old warehouses into The Jam Factory, he single-handedly brought about a sea-change in the way Bangkokians looked at old buildings and the riverfront. Not just the historically important, but also simple shophouses that spoke to a way of life before the city’s boom.” The Jam Factory’s success triggered a wave of refurbishments in riverside districts like Bangrak, Klong San and Chinatown, and spearheaded the influx of hip restaurants, shops and bars into the area. No doubt, Bunnag’s success was also an

impetus in luxury waterfront development. In addition to its beautiful vista, a Chao Phraya location offers many compelling attributes. With improved mass transit and roads in general, the area boasts good connectivity to the business district and to urban services like hospitals and schools. Even the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the local governing body, has recently taken note, albeit with some pushback. In 2015, the government announced plans for a $268 million, 14-kilometer-long, 10-meter-wide elevated promenade along the waterfront, asserting the promenade’s bike lane and walkway would serve as public access to local residents and provide Bangkok with a riverside landmark. While local civic and business groups have largely taken the riverside luxury hotel and condominium projects in stride, BMA’s plans have galvanized considerable dissent among academics and business groups. They contend the promenade will displace local communities as well as obstruct river traffic and river views. “The livelihood of the city’s traditional riverside communities are closely related to and benefit from the river,” explains Yossapon Boonsom, a landscape architect and organizer of Friends of the River, a grassroots organization protesting river development. While the BMA’s promise to create public access is laudable, Boonsom says it will in fact displace a number of local communities who have lived along the river for generations. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019







A rooftop bar over looking the Chao Phraya River (left); Floating market on the Chao Phraya river (bottom)

“It will disrupt the river’s natural and cultural ecology, not to mention its aesthetic assets,” he adds, noting that to top it all, Bangkok is sinking. A megacity of nearly 16 million, with over 2,200 multistory buildings, over 275 of which are over 150 meters tall, Bangkok is losing ground, up to 3 centimeters per year according to some estimates. Boonsom believes the issue is getting less attention than it deserves. NAVIGATING INEVITABLE CHANGE With wavy chin-length locks and black-rimmed glasses, 50-year-old Bunnag looks and plays the part of an irreverent hipster, a provocateur who rattles the status quo with his views on everything from Thai politics to chaos theory. Like Boonsom, Bunnag opposes BMA’s plans by invoking the Thais’ deep connection to the Chao Phraya’s spirit and vitality and to the communities it sustains. As for the mega-condos along the riverside, Bunnag muses, “Change is inevitable. The city is changing, the province is changing, and Thailand is changing.” To this end, Bunnag encourages robust conversations about how to best navigate the change. Renovating old buildings and creating spaces that benefit local neighborhoods and newcomers offers one alternative. Toward that end, Bunnag in 2017 opened Warehouse 30, a retail, art, fashion and restaurant complex housed in a series of retrofitted WWI-era industrial buildings near the historic Old Customs House and the Portuguese Embassy, almost directly opposite the river from The Jam Factory. With most of the land in between already developed or not currently available, few options 44



Boat transporting passengers and tourist down Chao Phraya river

remain for new construction with fabulous views. In this respect, Bunnag’s model for renovating old landmark buildings presents an interesting opportunity. In February 2018, two local entrepreneurs joined together to launch The Prince Heritage Stay, converting a 100+-year-old former movie theater into upmarket boutique accommodations. “We don’t define our hotel by the number of stars,” says co-founder Kittisak Pattamsaevi, who also heads the Montara Hospitality Group, “but how creatively we can connect travelers with in-house and local experiences.” Beyond The Prince’s front doors, fresh markets, food carts, noodle shops, Chinese apothecaries, and fruit and coconut sellers mingle with up-and-coming restaurants and galleries. A few hundred meters from IconSiam, one of Bangkok’s longstanding and highly successful merchant families, the Wanglees, converted their mid-19th-century riverfront warehouses into a complex of co-working spaces, art galleries, shops, restaurants and conference facilities. With over 6,800 square meters of building space, the parcel of land could have fetched a fair penny on the market, concedes Rujiraporn Wanglee, who managed the renovations. In fact, the 160-yearold buildings contain auspicious Chinese wall

paintings and frescoes, and are one of the few remaining examples of San He Yuan architecture — a Chinese architecture plan where a U-shaped building faces an open, multipurpose courtyard. And yet the family moved forward, noting that they “wanted to create open public space on the river and give back to the community.” Meanwhile, Bunnag continues to champion the river through the newly-formed Creative District Foundation, which he co-directs with a handful of artists and entrepreneurs. The CDF encourages inclusive dialogue and projects that benefit old and new communities along the Chao Phraya. “The riverside is a dynamic neighborhood, and we want to keep it that way. Mixing heritage with the new is important,” says Bangkok River Partners’ Robinson. But conservation and preservation are the exception, not the norm. Thailand’s growth rate remains steady at 3.2 percent per year, with unfaltering demand for real estate across the city. No doubt speculators will continue to scope the Chao Phraya for new building sites. And so Bangkok’s national bird remains in-flight, and the River of Kings casts an irresistible profile. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019





The commemorative statue of Emperor Haile Selassie I, to be erected in the compound of the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, will be inaugurated during the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in February 2019. It will indeed be a solemn occasion dedicated to celebrating the work of a great statesman who made a monumental contribution to the beginning of the liberation of Africa and the establishment of the Organization of the African Unity


This essay was prepared by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

ridging the divide then existing among newly independent African countries may not look all that difficult now. However it required the statesmanship of Emperor Haile Selassie I and his pragmatic evaluation of what was possible at the time to get Africans together to achieve what has always been the dream of Pan-Africanists — the creation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. This historic step lay the foundation for Africa to play a critical role in speeding up the further liberation of the rest of the continent.

The people of Ethiopia take immense satisfaction at what their country was able to contribute to African unity and the liberation of the continent under the leadership of Emperor Haile Selassie I. The Emperor’s prioritization of the unity of Africans which he thought could only be better advanced when they spoke in one voice was well-articulated in the historic speech he made on 25 May 1963. The following was what this great African, about whom Mandela spoke so

glowingly in his autobiography, said during that historic occasion: “What we require is a single African organization through which Africa’s single voice may be heard, within which Africa’s problems may be studied and resolved. We need an organization which will facilitate acceptable solutions to disputes among Africans and promote the study and adoption of measures for common defense and programs for co-operation in the economic and social fields. Let us, at this Conference, create a single institution to which we will all belong, based on principles to which we all subscribe…” We recall, Emperor Haile Selassie I and his country, Ethiopia, had witnessed a five-year colonial occupation that the defiant people drove out of their territory and made history against colonization. Despite Ethiopia being a member of the League of Nations, it was not sealed from colonial aggression, for great power duplicity made it easy to abandon Ethiopia. This must have had a decisive impact on the Ethiopian Emperor to seek salvation in the unity of Africans and in commitment to Pan-Africanism to which he remained loyal until the end of his life. The erection of the Statue of Emperor Haile Selassie I in the compound of the African Union, the inheritor of the legacy of the OAU, is therefore an appropriate homage to this African leader. Selassie's statesmanship was legendary and his pragmatism helped Africa embark on a long journey towards the unity of Africa, which will be in the interest of all its peoples, a journey yet to be completed. This is a journey which has had many ups and downs and would continue to be full of challenges because Africa still has many mountains to climb and numerous hurdles to overcome. This is the responsibility of this generation of Africans to JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019


A historic photo gallery of African leaders in the lobby of the African Union headquarters building.

Emperor Haile Selassie I presiding over a meeting of the Organisation of African Unity in Africa Hall, in 1970.




The African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa (top); The Emperor sharing a word with Ghanain leader Kwame Nkrumah. The two leaders are considered the founding fathers of the OAU (left).

carry out, thus making sure that the conditions of Africans would be much better than now when the baton is passed over to the next generation. The African leaders of the Emperor’s generation did their best to hand over to us an Africa which was much better situated than in the past to fight in unison for the liberation of our people. They did their part to which the contribution of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Ethiopia was indeed monumental. As we celebrate the inauguration of the commemoration of the Statue for His Imperial Majesty in February next year, we should all be mindful of our obligation to contribute to the completion of the journey that those founding fathers began - a journey which will continue to be complex and full of challenges, all the more so at present when the global situation is far from being conducive for international cooperation and for

revitalizing international partnership. What we see today, contrary to what the world agreed three years ago, was far less readiness to embark on renewed partnership to combat poverty and to leave no one behind. Whether on peace and security or economic development, what Africa is encountering today is very reduced commitment to effective international solidarity with the view to helping Africa address the challenges facing it. All these considerations make it incumbent on Africans to enhance their commitment to the realization of Agenda 2063 and to roll up their sleeves and strengthen their unity in the spirit of their founding fathers whose challenges were in many ways different from the challenges we face today. But Africa’s future is ahead of us and the effort now being made to reform the institutions of the AU provides hope that Africa is ready to take the bull by the horns and ensure the achievement of real progress for which Silencing the Guns by 2020 is of paramount importance. In all these the further strengthening of the unity of the continent in a pragmatic manner and the way Emperor Haile Selassie I approached the challenge is a lesson from which we should all learn and for which we should remember the Ethiopian Emperor. The commemorative statue will indeed serve as a reminder of this and the other accomplishments of Emperor Haile Selassie I. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019




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THE HIGH LIFE The Simen Mountains is home to a diverse community wildlife, including several endangered species that can only be found in Ethiopia. Read more on page 54.





The High Life Delighting in the abundant, unique wildlife of Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains BY G R AE M E G R E E N

“Do you know how high you are right now?” my wildlife guide, Dani Fikru, asks as we try to keep up with a sauntering walia ibex, a mountain goat that’s endemic to this part of Ethiopia. “This is 4,300 meters. We’re on the Roof of Africa.” That explains my shortness of breath; the ibex’s legs and lungs are much better suited to this altitude. We’re in Simien Mountains National Park, one of Ethiopia’s richest wildlife zones. Around us, giant lobelia trees grow along the steep slopes, making this a good place to find the rare walia ibex. We track the pair across the mountain, the distinctive animals’ elegant goatees and heavy-looking ridged horns making them more than worthy of the pursuit. The species is found only in Ethiopia, 54


with an estimated total of 900 ibex remaining in the country, according to Dani — all of them found in and around Simien Mountains National Park, especially at higher altitudes. “If they come down to lower ground, it’s hard to see predators,” he explains. “It’s better for them to live in high, rocky areas, so they can control their enemies.” The walia ibex is just one of many fascinating creatures found in the Ethiopian Highlands, in hotspots like Simien Mountains National Park and Bale Mountains National Park, far off in the country’s south. Some, like the ibex, the Menelik’s bushbuck and the Ethiopian wolf, are rare, shy or both and take real effort to find. Others, like the gelada monkeys, are hard to miss.

Opening my curtains on the first morning in the Simien Mountains, I see a big male gelada marauding through the forest. Seconds later, a mother passes, her baby hitching a ride on her back. Over breakfast, a lammergeier, or bearded vulture, soars up and over the hillside. Spotting wildlife in the Simiens doesn’t look like it’ll be a problem. Established in 1969 and listed as one of the world’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1978, the 412-square-kilometer national park ranges in altitude from 1,900 meters up to the 4,533-meter peak of Ethiopia’s highest mountain, Ras Dashen. I head into the mountainous park in a 4x4 with Ethiopian guide Dawit Teferi, local guide


Dani and an armed ranger. It doesn’t take long to notice geladas eating by the roadside. “They eat one kilo of grass each day,” Dani informs me. Between mouthfuls, they pick at each other’s fur. “It’s a ‘you-scratch-my-back, I’ll-scratchyours…’ situation,” Dani says. “They’re picking out parasites, but it also has social value: a way to show friendship.” We drive on, to grassy plateaus where large groups of geladas have congregated, having climbed up from the shelter of the cliffs as they do each morning. The geladas are sometimes called “bleeding heart monkeys” due to the red patch on their chests, while adult males’ shaggy coats and thick manes have also earned them the nickname “lion monkeys.” The key word is “monkeys,” not “baboons,” says Dawit. “They look like baboons, behave like baboons. But they have different DNA,” he adds. “Genetically, scientists say they’re more similar to a monkey that was historically in this area of Africa.” There are around 10,000 geladas in and around Simien Mountains National Park. They’re wild but habituated enough to the presence of humans that, granted no sudden moves or loud noises, they don’t seem to mind my presence. As a photographer, I’ve been around the world, but sitting among the geladas and photographing them as they go about their daily grazing and grooming is one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had in some time. “You’re very lucky,” Dani tells me as I pack up my camera, ready to move on. “I

never saw so many together. There must be at least 400 out there today.” Elsewhere, I manage to get a shot of a skittish bushbuck among the trees and klipspringer antelopes on the cliffs far below. We hike out to a ledge, Dawit and Dani reeling off the names of impressive birds of prey soaring over the canyon, from Verreaux’s eagles to griffon vultures. Next morning, we travel deeper into the remote parts of the park, around Bwahit Pass, still looking for ibex. Along the way, we pass shepherds steering animals — goats, sheep, horses — up onto the high plains, the protected park still home to people who grow crops and graze animals, which can lead to tensions. “Generally, the government and conservationists have managed to

convince local people it’s better to have wildlife here,” Dawit says. It takes some time to see any ibex, scouring the peaks with binoculars. We pick out one far off in the distance, its curved horns silhouetted against the sky. Then, driving on, we find a pair and clamber up the hillside, breathless. It’s an adventure to keep up with the animals, but eventually I come alongside and manage to produce a few pictures. As the ibex saunter away, I descend several hundred meters down the hillside to the team to make our way back to the lodge. We drive gradually down to lower altitudes, but, after the incredible animals I’ve seen and photographed in just a few days amid the Simien’s wild landscapes, it still feels like a high.

Ibex in The Simien Mountains (left page), Gelada Baboon males (top right), Simien Mountains National Park at sunrise, view point near Chenek Camp (bottom right)

Graeme Green ( is a photographer and journalist who works for a host of international publications. He traveled in Ethiopia with cazenove+loyd ( and stayed at Limalimo Lodge ( while in the Simiens. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019



24 Hours

24 Hours in Kampala A one-day guide to Uganda's vibrant capital city

ganda’s capital city is a busy, bustling city that borders the majestic Lake Victoria (the largest lake in Africa). Tourists to Uganda often focus on visiting wildlife and ecotourism destinations, but Kampala offers a range of artistic, cultural and culinary discoveries as well, many of which can be visited in one day.


8:00 a.m. Start your day with breakfast,

a strong cup of premium Ugandan coffee and a glass of freshly-squeezed juice at Endiro Coffee. Despite its location in the busy Kisementi shopping district, this charming café boasts al fresco seating surrounded by lush foliage that blocks out the rush of the city. Try “The Local” breakfast platter, which features savory chicken or pork skewers, fried sweet potatoes and chapatis (Indian flatbread). 10:00 a.m. As an alternative to

traditional city tours, several local tour operators offer boda boda tours, aboard the city’s ubiquitous motorcycle taxis. Not only are these bikes more agile than traveling in a car, the tours can also be customized to specific interests. Sites to visit include Mengo Palace the traditional seat of the kingdom of Buganda, which was built in 1884, the National Theatre and the Rubaga Cathedral, where many of Kampala’s Catholics worship.

Lubiri (or Mengo Palace), the traditional seat of the kingdom of Buganda, which was built in 1884 56


12:30 p.m. Most boda boda tours will

include lunch, so plan ahead and end your tour with a sumptuous meal at Fez Brasserie, an international restaurant on the grounds of the Emin Pasha hotel. Try the pickled tilapia starter or chilled avocado soup, followed by grilled beef steak or roasted lamb. After lunch, take a relaxing walk through the leafy hotel gardens. 2:00 p.m. Use a ride-sharing app

or take a taxi to visit the Social Innovation Museum in Mpigi Town, about an hour outside of the city. This unique facility is operated by the Social Innovation Academy, an NGO dedicated to helping underprivileged young people attain job skills and create small enterprises. A large focus of the organization is recycling, and a variety of “upcycled” projects can be viewed on site — including homes with walls constructed partially from plastic bottles and tile flooring material made

from egg shells. The facility’s staff brim with creative ideas and inspiring stories about how innovation can be harnessed for social change. 5:00 p.m. Ride back to the city and head

to Bukoto Street for some shopping. Adjacent to the Kampala outpost of Alliance Francaise sit a handful of shops featuring local design: Kampala Fair sells dresses and home decor items made from locally-sourced fabrics with colorful patterns; Good Glass recycles glass bottles and other materials to create beautiful lamps, candle holders and chandeliers; and Kona sells brightly colored accessories, including bags and jewelry, inspired by Ugandan and Indian design traditions. 6:00 p.m. After shopping, treat yourself

to an authentic Indian dinner and a picturesque garden setting at Khana Khazana. With authentic decor and a very extensive menu featuring the

flavors of northern India’s Rajasthan state, this popular restaurant presents the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed dining experience. Take a table in the large outdoor seating area and try some dishes that make use of local ingredients, such as the coconut fish, made with tilapia from nearby Lake Victoria.


7:30 p.m. After dinner, catch a live yet

intimate music performance at Sofar Sounds Kampala. Sofar is a unique concert concept, featuring secret live events held in alternative spaces — including private homes — around the world. Sofar Kampala shows put local singer-songwriters or instrumentalists at center stage, but the nature of the performance and the exact location are kept secret until the day before the event. Tickets are given out lottery style, so check the website (sofarsounds. com/kampala) well before your trip to secure admission. Try to get to bed at a decent hour (as the morning ride to Entebbe Airport can take quite some time). Use the drive to the airport to take in some last sights and reflect on the colorful, creative capital that is Kampala.

Birds eye view of Kampala downtown (top), The National theater monument (bottom) JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019




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urious onlookers the world over have long admired the beauty of Ethiopia’s Kara tribe and its body-painting artistry. But now, thanks to a new partnership with global footwear brand Soul of Africa, interested admirers can wear a piece of the tribe’s artwork themselves. Indeed, Soul of Africa’s “Ababa” line puts the legendary talent of the Kara forward, designed by both male and female tribe members in collaboration with Belgian design firm Akaso. The result is a collection of shoes that fuses one of Africa’s oldest art forms with an urban, contemporary spirit. Like all of the brand’s shoes, the Ababa line is created from high-quality materials that are thin, flexible and locally manufactured in Ethiopia from ethically-sourced materials. Designed with Vivobarefoot technology, the shoes — available in both canvas and leather — are created to ensure minimal restrictions to movements while offering protection from the environment. The Soul of Africa brand seeks to enable patrons to not only walk in the steps of their ancestors but also contribute to the advancement, education and aid of the people of Africa with support through financial aid, scholarships, education and employment opportunities. Most recently, Soul of Africa facilitated the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Ethiopia, from which the brand’s shoes are produced. And since 2003, Soul of Africa has generated more than US$2 million in wages for African workers; enabled almost 18,000 African children to receive access to education through building classrooms and funding scholarships; and provided micro-credits for small entrepreneurship projects to empower both youth and women across the continent. For more about the brand and to view its Ababa line designs, visit



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Telling a Nation’s Story through a Grandmother’s Eyes An Interview with Aida Edemariam, Author of the Critically-Acclaimed Book, The Wife’s Tale


ver the past few decades, there have only been a handful Englishlanguage books about Ethiopia that have received international literary acclaim. Aida Edemariam’s latest book, The Wife’s Tale, joins this brief list of titles, alongside the works of Nega Mezlekia, Abraham Verghese and Maaza Mengiste, but it also stands on its own as a unique work of nonfiction. The book is a biography of a remarkable woman from Gondar named Yetemegnu, who is the author’s grandmother. Aida’s writing was informed by many hours of interviews with her grandmother and years of extensive research. The end result is far from a simple family history, however. Told almost exclusively from Yetemegnu’s point of view, The Wife’s Tale transports readers into the engrossing story: an ordinary woman who lives a difficult, incredible life, crossing paths with largerthan-life historical figures along the way. Aida uses colorful imagery, authentic cultural descriptions and skillful translation of Amharic, to craft an intimate memoir that reads like a grand literary novel. The Wife’s Tale also stands out for shedding a new light on how ordinary Ethiopians lived through of some of the most tumultuous decades in the nation’s history. The book has received unanimously positive reviews from major publications in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, including The New York Times and The Economist, which named it one of the best books of 2018. We recently interviewed Aida to find out more about how she created this incredible book. 60


What inspired you to write this book?

I loved listening to my grandmother — her stories, the shape and music of them; the jokes and the wisdoms, and the vivid details of the old Gondar in which she grew up. Also, I am a journalist in my day job, and I know a fascinating story when I see one. I wanted to find out if I could render the things she told me in an English that did justice to the skill of her telling. How long did it take you to complete the book? Please explain the research and writing process. Any travels to Ethiopia?

I first started recording her 20 years ago, and in the end I had about 60-70 hours of tape, all in Amharic and almost all recorded in Addis, where she lived for the last decades. I would just sit with her, when she did the daily coffee ceremony, and listen to where our chat led us; when I got a book deal, much later on, I was more organised, and worked through the last century of Ethiopian history, from her point of view (she was born during the reign of Empress Zewditu and died nearly a 100 years later). I also had a lot of help from my father, Professor Edemariam Tsega, who was writing his own book about his father, The Life History and Qineis of Liqe Kahinat Aleqa Tsega Teshale, which is now available in simultaneous Amharic, English and Ge’ez — he translated some of my questions when my Amharic ran out of steam, and his mother’s answers when my comprehension did. I went to Gondar, talked to people there, and visited all the still-existing churches and courthouses and homes and surrounding villages she had mentioned. I went to Debre Libanos, where she had been a pilgrim, and I wandered around Addis looking the buildings she had visited and lived in there – the modest homes, the courthouses, the palace where she petitioned the emperor. Finally my father helped me hire a horse and I rode it into the mountains above Gondar. I wanted to see and smell and taste the landscape as she might have done when she did the same journey on mule-back in the 1930s and 40s, and to try to make it live on the page. One of the most distinctive aspects of the book, for Ethiopian readers, is the way that you translated Amharic expressions, idioms and figures of speech into English. How did you approach this process, and how challenging was it?

Well, the first time I transcribed those 60-70 hours, it took a whole year, as I was also working full-time. And I had the bare bones of the story.

Editor’s Note: The Wife’s Tale will be released in paperback in February 2019

I then spent months in the British Library in London, reading about the Orthodox Church, about social and emotional and religious customs (Wax and Gold by Donald Levine is a brilliant book, a great primer both on the qiné of which my grandfather was a master, and on the customs of Gondar; Bahru Zedwe’s authoritative histories; the amazing 5-volume Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, Reidulf Knut Molvaer’s insightful study Tradition and Change in Ethiopia: Social and Cultural Life as Reflected in Amharic Fictional Literature, among much else). I organised the transcript I had, and wrote a draft of the book — which took about three years — and then I went through and listened to all my tapes again. It was amazing how much I had missed the first time, and how much I was then able to add, in terms of the resonances of words and events; I understood so much more of what they actually meant. If I was talking about making tej or injera or wat, or the things I saw on my horse-ride, I asked what the spices and grains and plants were in Amharic, found them in Thomas Lieper Kane’s brilliant 2-volume dictionary – often in Latin! — or in the Encyclopaedia, then tracked down the demotic English for them. I started to discover that being as accurate as you can about the roots of a word can bring you surprisingly closer to the original language, which is also trying to describe the world as accurately as it can. Also, Amharic and English both owe a great deal to the stories and language of the Bible, so if you use an English steeped in that register, as I have done, there are many pleasing correspondences. In other places, I just translated my grandmother’s own words as directly as I possibly could; often lines appear in the book exactly as she said them, except in English. At one point, for instance, she describes herself as so thin that her hips jut out like guns; it’s a very Amharic way of putting it; translated into English it’s vivid, surprising, and totally comprehensible (and better than any simile I might have come up with). So I did a lot of that, too. This was one of the most rewarding aspects of the whole project. The Wife’s Tale has received rave reviews from major newspapers in the UK and America. Did you expect this level of positive response from literary critics?

Not in any way. The first one was a surprise (rather like having schoolwork marked, but in public, which is a little odd!) and it has felt a bit like that ever since. How has your book been received so far by Ethiopian audiences, and how would you like it to be received in the future?

I have been very moved and grateful for the kind responses I have received so far. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019



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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.



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

> For your own comfort, try to travel light.

> Avoid heavy meals during the flight.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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



Travel Tips

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TRAVELING IN ETHIOPIA LAND ► Ethiopia covers an area of 1,104,300 square kilometers (approx. 426,372 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 102,374,044. ECONOMY ► More than 70 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.


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

COMMUNICATIONS ► Telephones, fax machines and Internet access are available in Addis Ababa in most hotels and at private Internet service centers around the city. WORKING HOURS ► Government office hours are 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Working hours on Friday are 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 1:30–5:30 p.m. Private and public businesses are often open on Saturdays. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ► Public holidays are celebrated according to the Ethiopian ( Julian) Calendar (see “Time”). The calendar is seven years behind the Western or Gregorian Calendar, with the New Year falling in the month of September. January 7: Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) January 19: Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket) March 2: Victory of Adwa (1896) April 6: Ethiopian Good Friday April 8: Ethiopian Easter May 1: International Labor Day May 5: Ethiopian Patriots Victory Day (1941) May 28: Fall of the Dergue (1991) June 15: Eid Al-Fitir*

ELECTRIC SUPPLY ► Ethiopia uses

August 22: Eid Al Adha

220 volts 50 cycles AC. Plugs are European two-pin.

September 11: Ethiopian New Year

TIME Ethiopia is in the GMT +3 time zone. 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).

November 21: Birth of Prophet Mohammed (Mawlid)*

CURRENCY ► The units of currency are 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.

September 27: Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)

*Subject to moon sighting.

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. CUSTOMS ► Duty-free imports are permitted for up to: a) 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco

BANKING HOURS ► Banking hours are

b) 2 liters of alcoholic beverages

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.).

c) half a liter of perfume



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

When it comes to currency: a) It is illegal to carry more than 200 birr when

entering or departing Ethiopia. b) Whether you are a transit passenger or your final destination is Ethiopia, you must declare to customs officials at point of customs crossing point (entry) any cash, checks or promissory notes that exceed the amount of USD 3,000 or its equivalent. Ethiopian customs rules also limit the amount of precious metals or minerals imported or exported for personal use to 1) 100 grams for gold and other precious metals; 2) 30 grams for precious stones; 3) 100 grams for semi-precious stones. Hence passengers who leave the transit area are required to declare valuables in excess of the above limit.


Visas are required for all foreign visitors to Ethiopia, with the exception of nationals of Kenya and Djibouti. 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. Alternatively, nationals of these countries can apply for a tourist visa online at 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, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.


The airport is about 5 kilometers from Meskel Square and Addis Ababa’s central business district. Self-service kiosks are available for guests checking in, and free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the airport. Free luggage carts and paid porters are also 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 and Uganda. 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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LEARN AMHARIC ENGLISH-AMHARIC (PHONETIC) Learn some basic Amharic so that you can interact with the locals and enjoy your stay in Ethiopia by experiencing the rich culture of the Ethiopian people.

U SE F U L WO R DS Today Tomorrow Yesterday Now Quickly Slowly Mr Mrs Miss I


You He, She We

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

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

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

























Thirteen, etc.

Asra-sost, etc.



Twenty-one, etc.

Haya-and, etc.



Thirty-one, etc.

Selasa-and, etc.





One hundred

And meto

One thousand

And shi  


M E E T I N G AN D G R E E T I N G Hello


Good morning

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

Good afternoon Good evening

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


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



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





Thank you


To sleep


How are you?

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

To bathe

Galan metateb

Where is the toilet?

Metatebiya betu yet new? Yemiteta neger yet agengalehu?


Where? (Place)


Where is it?

Yet no?

Where? (Direction)





Awiroplan marefeya

Where is the hotel?

Hotelu yet no?

Where are you going?

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

I am going to . . .

Wede... iyehedku no

Turn right

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

Turn left

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

Go straight

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

Please stop here

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

I am well, thank you (very much)

Dehna negn (Betam) amesegenallehu

You’re welcome

Minim aydel

Where may I get something to drink?

Please come in

Yigbu/giba(M)/ gibi(F)



Please sit down

Yikemetu/ tekemet(M)/ tekemechi(F)

One (cup of) coffee

And (sini) buna












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






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




Hakem bet





What is your name?

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

My name is . . .

Sime . . . no

Where do you come from?

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

I come from . . .

Ke . . . metahu



My country is . . .

Hagere . . . no



Can you speak Amharic?

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





Only a little




I want to learn more

Yebelete memar ifelegalehu



To buy




How do you find Ethiopia?

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

To sell








I like it here

Itiyopiya Tesmamtognal





How much does this cost?

Wagaw sint no?





That is quite expensive

Betam wood no







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Ethiopian Airlines Aircraft

Boeing 737 MAX 8

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Boeing 777-200LR

Boeing 737-700

Boeing 737-800F







Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing 767-300ER

Bombardier DH8-Q400





Airbus A350-900

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Boeing 737-800

Boeing 777-200LRF

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Boeing B737 MAX 8 The Boeing 737 MAX family joins the latest aviation technology with the most popular jet aircraft of all time: the 737. The 737 MAX — the fourth generation of the single-aisle aircraft — is designed to provide passengers with a comfortable flying experience and more direct routes to their favorite destinations, all while promising double-digit fuel savings. “The 737 MAX will form a key component of Ethiopian’s strategic vision, enhancing our single-aisle fleet and keeping us at the forefront of African aviation,” noted Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam.

Cargo Aircraft

Boeing 777-200LRF

Boeing 737-800F

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Passenger Aircraft

Airbus A350-900

Boeing B737 MAX 8

Boeing B787-8

Boeing B787-9

Boeing B777-300ER

Boeing B777-200LR

Boeing B767-300ER

Boeing B737-800

Boeing B737-700

Bombardier DH8-Q400

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Shanghai Cargo Tel: +86 021 6835 4522 Email:

EGYPT Concorde El Salam Hotel, 69 Abdelhamid Badawy Street, Heliopolis, Cairo Tel: (202) 2180 0935, Toll-Free: 080 0000 0411 Email: Airport Office: (00 202) 2265 4398 Email: Cargo: (00 202) 22672910-24150959 Email:

COMOROS Alliance Francaise Street, Rivka Building, 1st Floor, Moroni, 7731075 Email: Tel: +269 7731075; Mobile: +269 3674397 CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Kinshasa Boulevard du 30 Juin No. 1525 Aforia Building-1st Floor Gombe, Kinshasa Tel: 243 817 006 585/810 884 000 Airport Office Mobile: 243 817 006 589, Email:,, Lubumbashi Alamdar Tours & Travels/Jeffery Travel, Lubumbashi, DR Congo Tel: 243 970 15 15 19 Email:, Goma 18 Boulevard Kanyamuhanga Central Ville, Goma - DR Congo Tel: +243851593238 Email: Kisangani Jeffery Travels SARL 16, Boulevard Mobutu, Immeuble Lengema, Commune Makiso, Kisangani, DR Congo Tel: +243 818 235 553 Email: Mbuji-Mayi Jeffery Travels SARL Avenue Inga #63, Cartier Masanka, Commune Diulu, Mbuji Mayi, DR Congo Tel: +243 816 546 523 Email: CONGO, REPUBLIC Brazzaville Euro World GSA, Avenue Foch Centreville, en face de Ministere Des Finance, Brazzaville Email: (reservations), (city office) Tel: +242065080490 Pointe Noire Tel: +242069281059 Email: COTE D’IVOIRE Avenue Chardy Immeuble Le Paris BP 5897 ABJ 01, Abidjan Tel: 00 225 20219332, 20215538/20219430 Email:; Airport Office Tel: 225 21278819; Email: Cargo Tal Aviation Cargo Ltd Representative: Mr Ilan Ezra (MD Cargo) Address: Swiss port Bldg suit 206

EQUITORIAL GUINEA Independence Avenue, Malabo Tel: 00240333090588 Email:, Airport Email: ERITREA Asmara Asmara City Center, St. 176 -13 Tel: +291 113990 E-mail: ETHIOPIA Main City Ticket Office; Churchill Road PO Box 1755, Addis Ababa Tel: 251 11 5517000/511931, 251 11 6656666 (Res.) Airport Office Tel: 251 11 5178320 E-mail: FRANCE 66 Avenue des champs-Elysées 75008 Paris - France Phone: 33 1 53 892102, 0 825 826 135 (ticketing) Email: Airport Office Tel: +33 1 74 37 04 80; +33 6 70 81 90 24 Email: GABON Glass - London, Parcelle no 176 Mailing address: P.O. Box 12802, Libreville, Gabon Tel: 24105931660; 24105322020; GERMANY Kaiserstraße 77, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sales & Marketing Tel: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 053 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 235 Email: Reservations Tel: (0180-5) 355 600 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 028 Email: GHANA Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Cocoa House, Ground Floor PO Box 3600, Accra Tel 233 302 664856/57/58 Mobile: 233 20 2011132 Email: APT Tel: 233 302 775168/233 302 776171 ext. 1322 Mobile: 233 20 2013588 Email:

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GUINEA Conakry, Guinée Voyage Quartier Almamyah, C. de Kaloum, République de Guinée Tel: +224 625 07 96 05, +224 628 22 01 23 Email:,,, HONG KONG Unit 1606,16/F, New East Ocean Center, 9 Science Museum Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: (852)3968 9030/2117 1863 Mobile: (852) 63485863 Email: INDIA Mumbai 104 Windfall, Sahar Plaza Complex Andheri Kurla Road Chakala Andheri East, Mumbai 400 059 Tel: Mumbai Ticket Office 28395247 Email:

Airport Office Tel: 254733666061 Email:

MOZAMBIQUE Avenida 25 De Setembro No. 270, Edificio Time Squre, Bloc 4, First floor No. 6 Tel: +258 21 314421

Nairobi Cargo Africa Direct Ltd. (ADL)-Cargo GSSA JKIA, Cargo Centre, 2nd floor, Entrance B, Room S51, PO Box 2459-00100, Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254733203070 / 254732900764 / 254732900760 / 254721217141 / 254732900798 Email:

NAMIBIA Friends Travel & Aviation; Corner Independence Avenue & Garten Street, Windhoek, Namibia Email:, Tel: +26461256601; Mobile +264816005274

Mombasa TSS Tower, Nkrumah Road PO Box 94600-80115, Mombasa, Kenya Tel: 254412319977 / 9 / 254714618989 Email: Airport Office Tel: 254731044400 Email: AllMBAETAirportStaff@

Delhi STIC Travel Ltd., Alps Building, 1st floor, 56 Janpath, New Delhi – 110001 Tel: (011) 23312304 / 23320845 Contact: Ms. Kalpana Ganju Email:,

KUWAIT M/S Al-Sawan Company W.L.L PO Box 576, Alghazli St (Al-Rai), Kuwait Thunayan Al Ghanim Building, Fahad Al Salem Street, Sheraton Round-about Tel: +965 22270600 Ext. 2302, 2303, 2304,

INDONESIA Jalan Rasuna Said, Mega Plaza, 4th Floor, Kav C–3, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12920 Tel: +62 21 5212128 Email:,

LEBANON Beirut Clemenceau St. Gefinor Center Bloc-D, 2nd Ground Floor, Beirut Tel: 961 1 752846/7 Fax: 961 1 752845 Email: Airport Office Tel: 961 1 629814 Email:

IRELAND Ethiopian Airlines; Mezzanine Floor Terminal 1, Dublin International Airport, Dublin, Ireland Tel: +35318125916; Admin Tel: +35318125919 Email: ISRAEL 1 Ben Yehuda Street Room 2016, Tel Aviv Tel: 972 3 797 1405; Fax: 972 3 516 0574 Email: Airport Tel: 972 3 9754096 Email: CGO Tel: 972-3-9004600; Fax: 972-3-9731082 Email: ITALY Rome Via Bissolati 54 Roma 00187 Phone: +39 06 48771370 Reservations: Milan Airport Office: Tel +390665954123 Email: JAPAN Global Service Agency Co. Ltd; 8F, SANKI Shiba-Kanasugibashi Bldg. Shiba 1-4-3, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0014 Japan Tel: 813-6453-7577; Fax: 813-6453-7575 Email:, KENYA Nairobi Bruce House Muindi Mbingu Street PO Box 42901-00100, Nairobi Tel: 254202296000/254733666061/ 254734666066/254723786649 Email:

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MADAGASCAR Ethiopian Airlines, Immeuble Ex Sicam, En face Cosmos, Analakely - Antananarivo Office Tel: +261 2230 732/33 Mobile: +26133296379, +261340763795, Email:,; Skype: Michaelbkl, ravi_manghnani Nosy Be Tel: +261 20 22 259 56, +261 2230 732/33, Email: MALAWI Lilongwe Kenyatta Drive, Mantion Filling Station, Near Food Worth, Lilongwe Tel: 00265 1772031 Airport: 00265 1700 782 Email: Cargo: Blantyre Chileka Airport: Tel +265882009925 Email: MALAYSIA Suite 1603, Level 16, Central Plaza, Box CP73; 34 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: 603 2141 2190/2142 0581/0582 Tel: 603 2142 2060 (Sales) Email: MALI Square Patrice Lumumba P.O. Box 1841, Bamako Tel: 00 223 20 22 60 36 Airport Office Mobile: 00 223 66 799 208 Email:

NIGER 1st Floor Euro World Building, Chateau PO Box 11110, Niamey Tel: 00227-20727272 , 00227-20727373 Mobile: 00227-91856720 Email: NIGERIA Lagos CVC Building 3, Idowu Taylor, Victoria Island PO Box 1602, Lagos, Nigeria Tel: 234 1 7744711/2; Fax: 234 1 4616297, Airport Office: 234 1 7744710/7751921/3 Email: Lagos Cargo NAHCO Cargo; Complex MMIA Ikeja Lagos Mobile: 234 7034065669 Abuja Suite 30, 1st Floor, Silverbird Entertainment Center, Plot 1161, Memorial Drive, Central Business District Tel: +234 9 2906844, +234 803 975 9711, Email: Airport Office, Nnamdi Azikiwe Intl Airport Tel: +234 806 755 1633 Email: AllabvetAirportStaff@ Enugu Polopark Mall, Polo Ground, Abakaliki Road, Enugu North, Enugu State, Nigeria Tel: 234 7033745716 Mobile: 234 8141543740 Email: Kano G63, Ado Bayero Mall, Zoo Road, Kano, Nigeria Email: Tel: 2348144282983, 2348085015334 Airport Office: Tel. 234 8144212215 Email: Kaduna Waff Road, NNDC mall, Office No.15, Kaduna, Nigeria Tel: +234 814 199 2990 E-mail: NORWAY Øvre Slottsgate 6 0157 Oslo, Norway Phone: +47 48 40 13 07 Email:; OMAN Ruwi, MBD Area, PO Box 962, Muscat Postal code 100 Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24816565; Mobile: +968 93891448 Email: PHILIPPINES Pan Euro International Inc, 12F Frabelle Business Center, 111 Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Manila Tel: 632 8480978 -79 Email:,

QATAR Diamond Hotel Biulding, Tariq bin Zayed Street, Old Al Ghanim 16, Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar Tel: +97444161010; Fax: +974 4441 4928 Email: RUSSIA Aviareps, Olympic Plaza, 39, Prospect Mira Bldg. 2, 129110 Moscow, Russia Tel: 7 495 937 59 50, 07 812 740 3820 Fax: 7 495 937 59 51, 07 812 740 3821 Email: Cargo GSA Russia Global Services Ltd. Amathuntos Avenue 8, Marina Complex Block A, No. 2, 4531 Limassol Cyprus Tel: 7 495 7953838 Mobile: 7 905 7801893v Email: RWANDA Union Trade Center (UTC) Building First floor, office No. 25, Kigali Tel: 250252570440/42, 2502525755045, Mobile: 250788562469 (Area Manager) Email:, Tel: (250) 788 380677(Mob) Email: Euro World Travel Services (250) 252570440/42 (Reservation & Ticketing)(Office) (250) 252570441 (Area Manager)(Office) (250) 788751585/788220220 (Reservation & Ticketing)(Mob) (250) 788220220(Sales Manager)(Mob) (250) 788562469 (Area Manager-Mob) (Sales Manager) (Reservation & Ticketing) (Area Manager) Cargo BOLLORÉ AFRICA LOGISTICS-RWANDA (250)788655645 Sales Representatives (250)783042095 Sales Representatives SAUDI ARABIA Jeddah Medina Road, Adham Center PO Box 8913, Jeddah 21492 Tel: 9662 6512365/6614/9609 Email: Airport Tel: 966 504301358 Email: Jeddah Cargo Tel: 966 2 6850756 / 6851041 Email: Riyadh Ticket Office: 966 505217168 Email: Dammam Silver Tower Building, King Abdul Aziz Street Al Khobar – Dammam Tel: 966 (3) 8984696 Fax: 966 (3) 8991539 Mobile: 966 0559540076 Email: SENEGAL Place de L’Indépendance-Immeuble la Rotonde, Rue Dr Théze BP: 50800 CP 18524 - Dakar Sénégal Tel: Direct: 33 823 8876, 221 33 823 5552/54 Airport Tel: 221 33 820 9396 Email:,



Sales Offices and General Sales Agents SEYCHELLES Michel Building, Revolution Avenue, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles Tel: 248 428 88 88; Mobile: 248 2 616 536 Mason’s Travel (Pty) Ltd Revolution Avenue, Michel Building, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles Mailing address: P.O. Box 459, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles Phone: (+248) 428 88 88 Direct: (+248)428 88 07, 428 8809 Email:,, SINGAPORE 133 New Bridge Road, #14-05, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413 Tel: +65-6538 5515 Email:

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Email: Tel: +211 956124802 (Cargo Manager) SPAIN AirTravel Management Calle Diego de leone, 69 40A-28006, Madrid, Spain Tel: 34 91 4022718 Email:, SUDAN 2 Square 2b Khartoum east Parliament Street, El Sheikh Mustefa El Amin Building, Khartoum Mobile: 249 1 83762063/88 Fax: 2491 83788428 Airport Office: 2491 8790991 Email:,

Singapore Cargo Ethiopian Airlines GSA-Worldwide GSA Group Unit No. 05-24, Cargo Agents Building D, 9 Airline Road, Changi Airfreight Centre, Singapore 819827 Tel: +65 6214 2136; Fax: +65 6214 2199

SWEDEN Kungsgatan 37, SE-11156, Stockholm Kungsgatan 37, SE-11156, Stockholm Tel: 46 0 8 440 0060/ 46 0 8 440 2900 Email:;, Airport Office: Tel: 46 859360170 Email:

SOMALILAND CI Maarat al Khayr Building, Hargessa Tel: 252 2 520681/528445 Mobile: 252 2 4427575 Email:

SWITZERLAND Geneva Route de l’Aéroport 33, 1215 Le GrandSaconnex Tel: 0041782543355 Email:

SOUTH AFRICA Johannesburg Unit 7- Ridgeview Office Park, 248 Kent Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, South Africa Tel: +27113261190; Mobile: +27833251263 Fax: +27(0)11 781 6040 Email: Airport Office: Tel: +27 11 390 3819 Mobile: +2783 325 3347 Email:

TANZANIA Dar-es-salaam T.D.F.L Building Ohio Street PO Box 3187, Dar-es-Salaam Tel: 255 22 2117063 65 / 255 754 285 899 Area Manager: 255 786 285 899 Email: Airport Office Tel: 255-22 2844243 Mobile: 255 786285898 Email:

Cape Town 47 Strand Street, Cape Town Tel: +2721 879 1520; Mobile: +27 63 6922 790 Email: Airport Office: Tel: +27 (0)21-936-3667 Mobile: +27 (0)81 015 1875 Email: AllCPTETairportstaff@ Call Center: 0800-984023, + 27-218197028 Cargo Aero-Link Consulting, Warehouse 34, Foreign Airlines Cargo Terminal, OR Tambo Airport, Kempton Park, 1627 Tel: +27 87 150 1900 (Switchboard) Imports: Extension 606 Exports: Extension 607 Cargo Sales: Extension 600 Handling Email:, Sales Email: SOUTH KOREA 12F, Twin Tree Tower A, 6 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul Tel: +82-2-733-0325; Fax: +82-2-771-1157 Email:; SOUTH SUDAN Airport-Ministries Road, Panorama Building Ground Floor, Juba, South Sudan Tel: +211956988408 (Area Manager) Email:,
Airport: Tel: 00211955 555 392 South Sudan Cargo Agent David Njuguna Juba Raha Complex, Juba



Kilimanjaro Boma Road, PO Box 93, Arusha Tel: 255 27 2506167 - 2504231, 2509904 Mobile: 255-782-450224 Email:, Airport Office: 255 27 2554159 Email: Zanzibar Malindi (opposite Ijimaa Mosque) Tel: 255 774417070, 777667665 Email: THAILAND 140 One Pacific Place Building, Unit 1807 18th Floor, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok Tel: 66 0 26534366/7/8 Email:, Airport Office Tel: 66 0 21343062/3/4 Email: Thailand Cargo Tel: 66 0 22379207/8/9 Email: Cargo ILG Aviation APAC Co Ltd Representative: Hiran A. Samarasinha Tel: 02 245 3546-7, 02 245 3531 Fax: 02 245 3532 Mobile: +668 6830 9542 Email: TOGO Hotel Palm Beach, 1 Rue Komore, PO Box 12923, Lome, Togo Tel: +228 22217074 / 22218738, Email: Airport Tel: +228 22263039 / 92818030 TURKEY Panorama Havacilik Ve Turizm Ltd., Cumhuriyet Cad. Apt. 185/1, Harbiye 34373, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 2315919 Fax: 90 212 2344999 Email:, 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: UGANDA PLOT 1 Kimathi Avenue, UAP Insurance Building, Kampala, Uganda Tel : +256414254796/7, +256414345577/8 Entebbe Airport Tel: +256414320570, +256752321130, Email: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Ground Floor, Al Garhoud Complex (Lootah Building), Airport Road, Street No. 2, Community 214, Al Garhoud, PO Box 7140, Dubai UAE Tel: (9714) 223 6639/7963, Res. 800035702401 Email:

Fax: 703 572 8738 Email: Los Angeles 380 World Way, Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Office, Los Angeles CA, 90045 Tel: 310 641 1235, 310 641 1206 Email: New York Newark Liberty International Airport 18 Terminal B, #418 Newark, NJ 07114 Toll Free No: 800 4452733 Tel Office: 973 353 0223 Email: Chicago O’Hare International Airport 5600 N Mannheim Rd. UL142, Chicago, IL 60666 Tel: +1 312 919 0989 Email: ZAMBIA Lusaka Plot No 35370, Garden Plaza Building, Thabo Mbeki Road, PO Box 32240, Lusaka Tel: 260 211 23641/02/03 Mobile: 260 969 236401 Email: Airport Office: Tel: 260 211 271141 Mobile: 260955271141 Email: Ndola Airport Office: Tel: 260 212 615368 Mobile: 260 954 081996 Email:,

Airport Office Departure Terminal One, Off No. 1018 & 1086, PO Box 7140, Dubai UAE Phone: (009714) 5049748, 5049750, 5049751 Email:

ZIMBABWE Harare 5 Lezard Avenue, Milton Park, P.O. Box 1332, Harare Tel: 263-4 795215/6, 790705 Email:

Dubai Cargo Dubai Cargo Village, DNATA Building, FG1, Flat 3028 B, 3rd Floor, PO Box 7140, Dubai UAE Email: Phone: (009714) 2822880

Victoria Falls Ticket Office Landela Complex, Lawley Rd, stand 2 shop #21 Tel: 002632132841111, Airport Office Mobile: 00263 712 837247 Email:

UNITED KINGDOM 1 Dukes Gate, Acton Lane, W4 5DX Tel: +44 (0) 208 987 7000, +44 (0) 800 016 3449 (Reservations) Email: Airport Office L5.0170, Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal, Heathrow Airport Tel: +44 (0) 208 745 4235 Email: Manchester Airport, Terminal 2, Level 2, Room 2006 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Washington D.C. 3313 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305 Toll Free No: 800 445 2733 Tel: 703 682 0570; Fax: 703 682 0573 Email: Washington, Dulles Airport Office PO Box 16855 Washington, DC 20041 Toll Free No: 800 4452733 Tel: 703 572 6809, Fax: 703 572 8738 Email: Washington, Dulles Airport Office PO Box 16855 Washington, DC 20041 Toll Free No: 800 4452733 Tel: 703 572 6809, 703 572 8740

COUNTRY/ CALL CENTER NUMBERS Bahrain 973-16199205 Belgium 32 28948303 Canada 18004452733/18773408201 Egypt 800 000 0411/202-21600-006 Ethiopia 251116656666 France 0800901031 Germany 8001818982 Hong Kong 800905629 India 000 800 100 7947 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 108001401619/86-4001-589689 Sweden 46-850513549 Thailand 18001562069708 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 8 000 3570 2401 United Kingdom 0800 016 3449 United States of America 1800 445 2733 / 1877 340 8201

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES GENERAL SALES AGENTS ANGOLA Reino Comercio Geral, Rue Marques Das Minas No.4, Luanda Angola Tel: 00244 222 445 713 Fax: 00244 222 335 713 Email: ARGENTINA Buenos Aires Carlos Pellegrini 1063, Piso 10B Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel: 4326-0362 / 64 Email: Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697 Aviareps AG, Landsberg, Str. 155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND World Aviation System Mezannine Level, 403 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Tel: (02) 9244 2096 Fax: (02) 9290 3441 Email: Cargo MCH Holding Aviation Australia PTY LTD, Road Tullamarine Vic 304 Contact person: Borje Lindmark Email: Fax: 61383185101; Tel:+613 83185100 Mobile: +614-33344992 AUSTRIA & HUNGARY Aviareps AG, Josephspitalstr, 15, 80331 Munchen, Germany AVIAREPS Airline Management Ges. Mbh, Untere Donaustrabe 11/3. OGA-1020, Vienna, Austria Tel: +43 (01) 585 36 30 30 Toll Free: +43 (01) 253 02 25 75 Email: Aviareps Hungary Ltd., Borbely utca 5-7, 1/104, 1132, Budapest, Hungary Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: Cargo ATC Aviation ACC, Bldg. 262, Entr. 08, 3rd Fl, AT-1300 Vienna Tel: 43 1 7007 388 54 Fax: 43 1 7007 388 53 Email: BAHRAIN Bahrain International Travel Address: Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain P.O. Box: 1044 Tel: +973 17223315 Fax: +973 17210175 Email: Web: BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG & NETHERLANDS Brussels Kales Airline Services, Park Hill, J.E. Mommaertslaan 18A, 1831 Diegem Tel: +32 2 716 00 60

Fax: +32 2 716 00 86 Email: Liege Cargo Liege Airport, Cargo Nord — Rue St Exupery 22, 4460 Grace, Hollogne Tel: +3242255131 Mobile: +32479592021 Fax: 0032-42255 134 The Netherlands Kales Airline Services BV, WTC Toren A Shiphol Boulevard 145-1118 BG Schiphol, The Netherlands Tel: +31 20 406 81 44 Fax: +31 20 405 46 50 Email: BENIN Afrriwings Ethiopian GSA Lot 417 Face Cine Le Benin, Maison Pereira Raphael, Quartier Mifonougou, Cotonou-Benin Tel: 00229 67022183 Email: BOTSWANA TIMBERLAKE PTY. (LTD) Plot 54354 Sections 9, Unit 1 CBD Central Square P.O. Box 60666, Gaborone, Botswana Tel+2673111631 Contacts: Abdul Nsgeyumva; +26771786186 Anand Kanniah; +26771538820 Gofaone Nyilongo +26777508443/+26777787153 Office Plot 54354 Section 9, Unit 1 CBD Central Square P.O. Box 60666, Gaborone, Botswana Warehouse Address: Block 3 Industrial Tel+2673111631 BRAZIL Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697 Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: Heavyweight Express LLC, Rua: Funchal, 411 conj DBC-SL 39-40andar.Vila Olimpia-SP-Brazil Email: Rua Dr. Rafael de Barros, 210 – 4º Andar – São Paulo/Brasil BRUNEI Century Travel Centre Sdn Bhd, 20A First Flr, Darussalam Complex, Jln Sultan, BSB PO Box 747, BSB, BS8670, Brunei Tel: 673 2221747, Fax: 673 2227747, Email: BULGARIA Sofia 1000, Blvd. Atriarh Evtimii 36V, apt.51 Bulgaria Tel: +359-29819910 Email: BURKINA FASO Euro World Sarl (CSA) 01 BP 4883 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Representative: Chandra Prakash, CP Office Tel : +22625301024

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Mobile: 22674510006 Email:, CAIRO Cargo Tiffany Cargo Systems, 79, El- Moltaka El- Araby District Sheraton Heliopolis, Cairo Tel: +2 02 22667820, +2 02 22674066, Fax: +2 02 22667821, +2 02 22692121, Email: CAMBODIA ILG Aviation APAC Co Ltd, Phnom Penh/ Cambodia, Room (35), 3rd Floor, Anina Bldg., No.240, St.271, Sangkat Boeng Tumpun, Khan Mean Chey Tel: +855 23 213880 Mobile: +855 12/15 916728 CANADA Cargo Airlines Service International (ASI), 5160 Explorer Drive, Unit 4, Suite F, Mississauga, Ontario 4W 4T7 Tel: 905629 4522, Fax: 905 629 4651 Email: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Africa Discovery, Avenue B. Boganda, PO Box 1182, Bangui, Central African Republic Tel: 23675501260/70551136 Fax: 49-69-26952940 Email: CHILE Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 Fax:49 89 54 50 68 42 CHINA Beijing Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. Room 704, SK Tower, A6 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022, China Reservation Tel: +86 010 65050315 Email:, Call Center (China) Tel: 4008 071 787 Email: Beijing Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd F225 Complex Business Office Building, No. 566-16 Shunping Road, Shunyi District, Beijing China Tel: +86 010 64556409/+86 010 64558536 Email: Guangzhou Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd Room 502, 5th Floor, Podium Building of Guangdong Int’l Hotel, 339 East Huanshi Zhong Road, GuangZhou, 510098, China Reservation Tel: +86 020 87621101, Fax: +86 020 87620837 Email:,, Call Center (China) Tel: 4008 071 787 Email: Guangzhou Cargo Sino-Eth Logistics International Co. Ltd., Room 1615, Main Tower,Guangdong Int’l Bldg, No. 339, Huan Shi Road, East Guangzhou Tel: 0086 020 36066253 Fax: 0086 020 36050345 Email:

Shanghai Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. Room 2110, 21st Floor, Ciro’s Plaza, No.388 NanJing West Road, HuangPu District, ShangHai, 200003, China Reservation Tel: +86 021 60509685 Email: Call Center (China) Tel: 4008 071 787 Email: Shanghai Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. 325A No. 168 Suhang Road Pudong Int’l Airport, Shanghai, China Tel: +86 021 6835 4523 Fax: +86 021 68356537 Email: Hangzhou Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. Room 1809 Building 2, Qiangjiang Int’l Times Plaza, No. 111 Chengxing Road, Hangzhou Tel: +86 571 87960600 Fax +86 571 87960677 Email: Yiwu Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. 4972, Chouzhou North Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang, 32200 Tel & Fax: +86 579 85336515 Mobile: +86 182 1777 9264 Email: COLOMBIA Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 Fax:49 89 54 50 68 42 COMOROS Matembezi Agency, Itsambouni, Moroni, Comoros Contact: Ali Mohamed Niza, General Manager Tel: +269 773 04 22 Mobile: +269 333 04 00 Email: CONGO REPUBLIC Brazzaville Euro World Sarl, Immeuble Arc-En face chambre de Commerce, 1st floor-Centre Ville, Brazzaville Tel: 242 6712020/6713037 Mobile: 971505589504 Fax: 31 020 655 3686 Email:, Brazzaville Cargo Bollore Africa Logistics Ltd. @ Congo BZV Tel: +242 05 115 0003 Email: Pointe-Noire Satguru International SPRL-GOMA (new GSA), Bralima Rond Pointe, Quarter Mont Goma Nord Kivu-Congo DRC Tel: +243 991 367 373 Fax:+243 891 437 132 Email: Pointe-Noire Cargo Bollore Africa Logistic, Pointe Noire Mobile: +242 05 675 08 87 Email: CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Lubumbashi Alamdar Tours & Travels/Jeffery Travel, Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo



Sales Offices and General Sales Agents Tel: 243 970 15 15 19 Fax : 243 814182266 Email: Kinshasa Cargo: Bollore Africa Logistic, Kinshasa Mobile: (+) 243 995 901 899, (+) 243 991 004 890, (+) 243 995 901 859 Email:,, Kisangani Jeffery Travels SARL 16, Boulevard Mobutu, Immeuble Lengema, Commune Makiso, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo Tel: +243 818 235 553 Email: Mbuji-Mayi Jeffery Travels SARL Avenue Inga #63, Cartier Masanka, Commune Diulu, Mbuji Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo Tel: +243 816 546 523 Email: CYPRUS Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd., 4B Menandrou Street, Gala Tower, Shop Nbr 1, 1066 Nicosia, Cyprus Tel: 00357 22 765975f / 00357 22369810, Fax: 00357 22767670 Email:

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA Avio Cargo GE S.L Address: Km 5 carretera,Malabo II Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Contact: Mr. Luis Francisco Ondo Ntongono (Country Head) Email: Tel:+240222046081 Mr. Francisco Martin Sierra Navarro (Head of Operations) Email: Mr. Wondwossen Kifle Tekeleab (Ramp Operations Manager) Email: Tele: +240555604611 ESTONIA, LATVIA & LITHUANIA Baltic GSA, Skolas iela 21-203a, LV -1010, Riga, Latvia Tel: 371 67889984 (Latvia) / 372 6225980 (Estonia) / 370 52054794 (Lithuania) Fax: 371 6601 2055 Email: FINLAND Tour Planner Matkantekijat Oy — Tourplanners Ltd, Insinoorinkatu 7B, 00880, Helsinki, Finland Tel: 358 9 687 7890 / 358 40 7340911 Email: Kales Airline Services Contact: Robert Christensson Email: Fax: 46 8 594 41 190 Tel: 46 8 584 42 244

CZECH & SLOVAK REPUBLICS, POLAND Tal Aviation Poland, UL Ujazdowskie, 20 Street, 00478 Warsaw Tel: 48-22-6250467 Fax: 48-22-6253146 Email: rgrabski&

FRANCE Air promotion group (APG) 66 Avenue des Champs-Elysées75008 Paris - France Tel: 33 153 771316 Fax: 33 1 53 77 13 05 Email:

Tal Aviation Poland Ltd. Tel: 48 22 627 2259, Fax: 48 22 625 3146 Email:

ATC Aviation Services SA BP 13 526 95709 Roissy CDG Cedex / France Phone: +33 1 7003 8040 Fax: +33 1 7003 8050 Mobile: +33 6 7227 3871 Email : Web:

DENMARK, NORWAY, LITHUANIA & LATVIA Khyber International, Vester Farimagsagade 3, DK-1606 Copenhagen V Denmark Tel: 45 33121188 Fax: 4533933799 Email: SITA: CPHZZET Cargo Kales Airline Services DK - 7190 Billund Denmark Tel: 45 75354511 Fax: 45 75354569 DJIBOUTI Globe Travel, Angle de la Place du 27 Juin et de la rue Ras Makonen, PO BOX 1181, Republic de Djibouti Tel: 0025377804783 Fax: 00253 21354848 Email: Freight in Time Group (CSA) 2nd floor, GXA Bldg rue Clemenceau, Djibouti ville Djibouti Representative: Mr. Charmake Tel : 25321357423/25377063981 Email: Web: EASTERN EUROPE Starways Group Contact: Markus Biber Email: Tel: + 43 1-7007-36698



GERMANY Munchen Aviareps AG, Josephspitalstr, 15, 80331 Munchen, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 / 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: Frankfurt Ethiopian Airlines, Kaiserstraße 77, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sales & Marketing: Tel: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 053 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 235 Email: Reservations: Tel: (0180-5) 355 600 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 028 Email: Frankfurt Cargo ATC Aviation, Cargo City Süd, Geb.641, 60549 Frankfurt/Germany Tel: 49 0 69 698053 47 Fax: 49 0 69 698053 20 Email: GHANA McDan Shipping (CSA) Block #10, Aviance Cargo Village KIA Airport - Accra, Ghana Tel: +233 204287921/+233 302 762280

Email:, Web: GREECE Gold Star Aviation,34 Filellinon St.and Amalias Ave, 105 58 Athens, Greece Tel: 30 210 324 6706, Fax: 30 210 324 6723 Email: GUINEA GUINEE-VOYAGES, EI CISSE Amacif Bldg Conakrey Guinea, P.O.Box 5842 Tel: 0022463260554/62650181/64260554 Mobile: 00 224-60260554/ 60340144/60212320, Fax: 224-30478063/22430012611 Email: EI CISSE Amacif Bldg Conakrey Guinea Tel: 22460212320/340144 Fax: 224-30478063/22430012611/ 00224-30477734 Email: ELITE CARGO (CSA) Cargo Village -Aérogare de fret B 32-34 Tel: 224,622,652,511 Email: l, HONG KONG Pacific Air (HK) Limited 1608 New East Ocean Center, 9 Science Museum Road, Tsim, Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 852 39689088 Fax: 852 23012127 Email: Cargo: Pacific Air (HK) Limited Tel: 852 2759 4578 Fax: 852 2759 4316 Email: INDIA STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Alps Building, 1st floor, 56 Janpath, New Delhi – 110001 Tel: (011) 23312304 / 23320845 Fax: (011) 23329235 Contact: Ms. Kalpana Ganju Email: STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., No 3-5-874/A, Ground floor, Vipanchi Estate, Hyderguda, Hyderabad – 500029, Andhra Pradesh Contact: Mr. Unni Ashok Kumar Tel: (040) 66618755 / 23231451 / 23210131 Fax: (040) 66612966 Email:, STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., G-5, Imperial Court, 33/1 Cunningham Road, Bangalore – 560052, Karnataka Contact: Mr.Vinod / Mr. Shankar Tel: (080)22267613/22202408/22256194 Fax: (080) 22202409 Email: STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Room No 53, 5th floor, Chitrakoot Building, 230A, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700020, West Bengal Contact: Ms. Sudeshna Tel: (033) 22890440, 22890441, 22890442 Fax: (033) 22890443 Email: STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Temple Tower, 672, Anna Salai Nandanam, Mount Road, Chennai – 600035 Contact: Mr. Rajesh Pandian Email: Mobile: 9840105460 Tel: (044) 24330211 / 24351829 / 24330659 / 24330098 Fax: (044) 24330170

Benzy Holidays Pvt Ltd, 101 Crystal Arcade, C. G. Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 006 Tel: (079) 26403525, 30013430/32 25404557 Fax: 26403414 Email:,, Explore Himalaya Travel Inc., Amrit Marg, Bhagawan Bahal, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: (020) 41227999, 26056451 or 26131647 Fax: (020) 26130782 Leonard Travels Pvt Ltd, Tej House 1st floor, 5 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Pune 411 001 Tel: (020) 26056451, 26131647 Fax: (020) 2613782 Manager: Vandana Hasabnis 9960231082 or 9623346382 Email: Rhythm Tours & Travels Ltd House 28, Road 01, Sector 06, Uttara, Dhakka, - 1219, Bangladesh Tel: +880258957519 Fax: +88028931005 Email: VMS Aviation Air Services Pvt Ltd, 48 A Sir Lester James Peiries Mawatha, Colombo 5, Srilanka Tel: 0094112502149, 011252209 Fax: 0112580737 Email: Mobile: 0094777752328 Sharaf Cargo Pvt. Ltd. MSC House, Ground Floor, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400059 -India Contact person: Nomita Kothari Email: Fax: 91 22 6731 3006 Tel: +91 22 6731 3000 Mobile: +91 98203 32154 INDONESIA Jalan Rasuna Said, Mega Plaza, 4th Floor, kav C–3, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12920 Tel: +62 21 5212128 Fax: +62 21 5212148 Email: M/S PT. Aviaventura Aero Agensi Mega Plazza 4/F, Jalan HR Rasuna Said Kav C-3 Karet Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12940 Tel: (62-21) 5212152, (62-21) 5212128 Fax: +(62-21) 5202102 Email: Cargo: PT Global Sarana Angkasa Aeropolis Commercial Park ACP A1.06 Jl. Marsekal Suryadharma Neglasari, Tangerang 15129 Contact: Iat Email: Fax: 62 - 21 5572 1107 Tel: 62 - 21 5572 1146 /+62-21 5572 1147 Mobile: 62 - 878 7513 6696 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:

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ITALY Rome Via Bissolati 54 Roma 00187 Phone: +39 06 48771370 Reservations: Group booking: ShebaMiles:, Sales:, Administration: AIRCONSULT Contact: Bruno Miggiano, Cargo Manager Tel: +39/ E-mail: Fax: +39/ Website: JAPAN Global Service Agency Co. Ltd; 8F, SANKI Shiba-Kanasugibashi Bldg. Shiba 1-4-3, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0014 Japan Tel: 813-6453-7577; Fax: 813-6453-7575 Email:, U-Transport Global Inc. 2-2-21 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan Contact: Massano Iida Email: Fax: 81-3-6435-6613 Tel: 81-3-6435-6611

Nosy Be Tel: +261 20 22 259 56, +261 2230 732/33, Email: Cargo Friends Travel & Aviation Friends Travel, Al Nakheel Street, naif, Deira, Dubai Contact: Mr. Jai Kishan Tewani Tel: +971565664624 Email: MALAYSIA Abadi Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd. 1st Floor, 79 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: 603 21 489500 Fax: 603 21486462 Email: Cargo Abadi Aviation Services S/B, Lot GFM-5D Malaysia Airlines Advanced Cargo Centre, Free Commercial Zone, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, 64000 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: (+603) 87871198/1179 Fax: (+603) 87871108 Email: MALTA APG Malta Ltd., 1st floor, Aviation Center, St. Thomas Street, Luqa, Malta Email:

JORDAN Passenger & Cargo Seven Seas Group Abd Alhamid Sharaf Street Building number 61, ground and 1st floor, Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 5667100,

MAURITANIA ATLAS GSA Mauritanie Avenue Gamal Abdel Nasser, BP 3592, Nouakchott, Mauritania Fax: +222 45282944 Tel: +222 45282943

Alpha International Abd Alhamid Sharaf Street, Stand Building, ground and first floor Amman, Jordan Fax: +00962 6 5667102 Tel: +0096265667100/00962778400001 Email:

MAURITIUS TNS Analysis, 1st Floor Ebene Skies, Rue de L’institut, Ebene, Mauritius Fax: +230 467 6416 Tel: +230 202 0055 Mobile: +230 5 251 8255 Email:

KENYA Cargo Freight In Time PO Box 41852-00100, Nairobi, Kenya Email: Tel: 254 020-827044/827248 Fax: 254 020-822709 Mobile: 254 721 217141 KUWAIT M/S Al-Sawan Company W.L.L PO Box: 576, Alghazli St (Al-Rai), Kuwait Thunayan Al Ghanim Building, Fahad Al Salem Street, Sheraton Round-about Tel: +965 22270600 Ext. 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 2306 Fax: +965 22270606 LEBANON Cargo Beirut International Cargo Logistics Beirut Parallel Center Bloc B, PO Box 17-5040 Phone: +961-1-496120 * 480007 – Ext: 310 Fax: +961-1496119 Email: MADAGASCAR Friends Travel & Aviation, Rue Jean Jores AU RC Immeuble Louys Freres TF Christian Madagascar Tel: +261-20 22 30 732 Email:

MEXICO Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697 Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: MOZAMBIQUE Maputo Lusoglobo Tours, LDA Ethiopian Airlines GSA, Edificio Time Square, Bloco 4, Av. 25 de Setembro No.270, 1o andar Tel: 258 21 314421 / 21 321441 Mobile: 258 82 3144211, 258 84 5072366, Airport office: 258 84 5072366 Email:, MYANMAR Cargo ILG International Aviation, No. 126 1st Floor, Bogalayzay Road, Botataung Tsp, Yangon, Myanmar Tel: +66 0 2 126 8026 Fax: +66 0 2126 8080 Email:

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AVIAREPS Myanmar Co.,Ltd. #01-06, 1st Floor,Yuzana Business Tower, No.25, Dhammazedi Road, Myaynigone, Sanchaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar. Phone: +95 1 539484 , +95 9 450050898 , +95 9 450050908 Email: NAMIBIA Friends Travel & Aviation Corner Independence Avenue & Garten Street, Windhoek, Namibia Email:, Tel: +26461256601 Mobile +264816005274 Cargo Lucky Sky Travel & Tours Address: Unit 34, Town Square, Standard Bank Shopping Center PO Box 996067, Maruea Mall, Windhoek Contact: Abdul Nsengiyumva, Director Tel: 00264 818 325 075 Fax : 00264 61 401105 Email:, Web: 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: NEPAL Explore Himalaya Travel Inc., 745 Amnt March, Bhagbanbahal Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal Tel: 977 1 4418100 NIGER Horizon Distribution (Satguru Travel and Tourism) BP 1114, Rond Point Maourey RCCM: NIA-NI2008-B-1889, Niamey, Niger Tel: 20727272 / 20727373 Fax: 20736934 Email: NIGERIA DHL Global Forwarding Nigeria Limited Plot 8, Block H, Cowbell Road, Isolo Industrial Estate Off Oshodi-Apapa Expressway Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria Representative: Mrs. Heather Frankle Tel: +234 4625200 Email: Web: NORWAY Oslo Øvre Slottsgate 6, 0157 Oslo, Norway Phone: +47 22 06 44 01 Email: OMAN National Travel & Tourism, Postal Code 100 Sultanate of Oman Tel: 00968-246 60300 Fax: 968 24566125 Email: PAKISTAN Maheen Travels Shop #20, Ground Floor Hotel Metropole Building, Karachi Fax: +92 21 35220610 Tel: +92 21 35640057

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 Cargo Inter-Fret Consolidators (Pvt.) Ltd. (Pakistan), Suite No. 814-815, 8th floor, Park Avenue, Shahra-e-Faisal, PECHS, Karachi-74500, Pakistan Tel: +92 21 111 111 432, +92 21 3432 6658 Fax: +92 21 345 405 94 Email: PERU Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697 Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: PHILIPPINES Pan Euro International Inc, 12F Frabelle Business Center, 111 Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines Tel: 632 8480978 -79 Fax: 632 8481859 Email:, Globalair Lynx, Inc. 3rd Floor E-307 Export Wing PAIR PAGSS Center, NAIA Avenue, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines 130 Contact: Mr. Alan D’Lima Email:, Fax: 632 877 8483 Tel: 632 800 7433 PORTUGAL Av. 5 de Outubro, 115 – 1º E 1050-052 Lisboa, Portugal Email: Tel: +351 215 933 234 Mobile: +351 910 409 299 QATAR Fahd Travels, Doha, Qatar Tel: 00974-4432233, Fax: 00974-4432266 Email: Cargo Fahd Cargo Dar Al kotob area, Diamond Hotel Bldg, Doha, Qatar Fax: 00974 4431 1010 Tel: 00974 4441 4928 Email: ROMANIA AND REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA Nicolae Balcescu Blv No 21 Bucharest, Romania Tel: 004 021 3151359, 307 91 75 Email: RUSSIA Aviareps, Olympic Plaza, 39, Prospect Mira Bldg. 2, 129110 Moscow, Russia Tel: 7 495 937 59 50, 07 812 740 3820 Fax: 7 495 937 59 51, 07 812 740 3821 Email:



Sales Offices and General Sales Agents RWANDA Euro World Sarl, Kigali, Satguru International Tel: 250 570440/570442 Fax: 250 570441 Email: Cargo Cathy Kayitesi Tel: +250 788 46 8120 Email: Web: SAUDI ARABIA Al Zouman Aviation, Jeddah Tel: 966 2 6531222 Fax: 966 2 6517501 Email: Alkhobar Tel: 966 3 8649000 Fax: 966 3 8941205 SERBIA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA CAT Aviation, Knez Mihajlova 30 Tel: 381 641135735 Email: SEYCHELLES Mason’s Travel Pty. Ltd. Revolutgion Avenue PO Box 459 Victoria Mahe Seychelles Tel: 0024 4288888 Fax: 248 4225273/248 4288820 Email: SIERRA LEONE IPC Tours, 22 Siaka Stevens Street, P.O. Box 1434, Freetown, Sierra Leone Tel: 00 232-221481 Fax: 232 22 227 470 Email: Email: SINGAPORE Maple Aviation Pte.Ltd 133 New Bridge Road #14-05 China Town Point, Singapore 059413 Tel: (65) 6538 6860/ 3787/ 2678 Fax: (65) 6538 3183 Email: Orient Air Pte. 9 Airline road, Changi Airfreight Center Cargo Agt Bldg D, #05-24 Singapore 819827 Contact: Mr. Shu Jin Goh, Ms. Kashie Sekaran Email:,, Fax: 65 6214 2199 Tel: +65 6542 1833, +65 6214 2136 SOMALIA Hargeisa National Travel & Tourism Agency (HANTTA), Makkah Mukarah Road, Mogadishu, Somalia Tel: +2521604934, +252634426033, +252615388888 Email: Rugsan Travel and Tourism Agency NL Building KM5, Afgoie Street, Mogadishu-Somalia-MGQ Mr. Abdirizak I.Ido Position: managing director Email: idoa@me.vom Telephone: +252699960125 SOMALILAND 26 June Main Street, Derro Mall Building Ground Floor, Hargeisa, Somaliland Tel : 252 2 528445 Mobile : 252 2 4427575/252 2 634832350 Email



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SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town 47 Strand Street, Cape Town Tel: +2721 879 1520; Mobile: +27 63 6922 790 Email: Airport Office: Tel: +27 (0)21-936-3667 Mobile: +27 (0)81 015 1875 Email: AllCPTETairportstaff@ Call Center: 0800-984023, + 27-218197028 SOUTH KOREA Sharp Aviation K, Inc. 9 seorindong, 22 Jonro, Seoul, Korea Contact: Mr. Alan D’Lima, Mr. Soon Suk Paik Email: Fax: 02-775-1975 Tel: 82-2-7247081

Airnautic AG, Peter Merian Str.2 CH-4002 Cargo: Basel Switzerland Basel Tel: 41 61 227 9797 Fax: 41 61 227 9780 Email:

UNITED KINGDOM Cargo Air Liaison Ltd - Heavyweight Air Express Group Tel: 44-1753 210 008 Fax: 44-208 831 9309, Email:

SYRIA Passenger & Cargo: Al Tarek Travel & Tourism Fardous St, PO Box 30185 Tel: 963 11 2235225 Fax: 963 11 2211941 Email:

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Abu Dhabi Salem Travel Agency, Abu Dhabi, UAE PO Box 346, Abu Dhabi UAE Tel: +9712 2 6273333, +971 2 6218000 Fax: 009712-6268337 Email:

TAIWAN Apex Travel Services Ltd., 6F-3 No. 57, Fi Shin N. Rd Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 2 2740 7722 Fax: 886 2 2740 5570 Email:

Ajman National Travel Agency LLC Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Street, Al Sawan, Ajman, United Arab Emirates P.O. Box: 641 Fax: +971 6 7427537 Tel: +971 67422300/399/+971 50 92254

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

Golden Foundations Logistics Ltd. Suite 502, No. 142, Sec. 4 Zhong-Xiao East Road, Taipei, Taiwan/ Post Code 10688 Phone: +886 2 2773-3266 ext. 137 Call Centre: +86 4008-071-787 Fax: +886 2 2776-5704 Email:

Cargo AD Aircargo Address: C/Chile 4 28230 Las Rozas (Madrid), Spain Contact: Juan Carlos Ruiz (CEO) Email: Mobile: +(34) 652.99.42.11 Web

Cargo: Global Aviation Service (Taiwan) Inc. Tel: 886 2 2658 0255 Fax: 886 2 2659 7610 Email:

SRI LANKA VMS Aviation Air Services (Pvt) Ltd No.48A, Dr Lester James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka 00500 Tel: 0094 114366990 Fax: 0094 112580737 Email:, SUDAN Blue Water Logistics Khartoum International Airport, Cargo Village, Khartoum, Sudan Tel: +249 9 287 11111 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 Email: Web: Blue Water Logistics Co. Ltd. (GSSA) Office B16 Khartoum Airport Cargo Village Africa Road, Khartoum, Sudan Mobile: +249 9287 11111 / +249 9287 22222 / +249 9287 33333 Short Dialing Code: 2949 Email: Website: SWEDEN Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 40 36 38 10 Fax 46 40 36 38 19 Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 8 594 411 90 Fax: 46 8 594 42244 SWITZERLAND Airline Center/Aviareps Airline Center, Badenerstresse 15-8004, Zurich, Switzerland Tel: 4122 91 98999 Fax: 4122 91 98900 Email:

TANZANIA Cargo Bollore Africa Logistic PO Box 1683, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Tel: +(255) 22 2842 850 Mobile: +(255) 784 784 144 Fax: +(255) 22 2 842 181 THAILAND Cargo Oriole Travel & Tours Co., Ltd. 5th Floor 141/4 Surawong Rd. Bangrak, Bangkok10500, Thailand Email: Fax: 02 237 9200 Tel: 02 237 9207-9 TURKEY Panorama Havacilik Ve Turizm Ltd., Cumhuriyet Cad. Apt. 185/1, Harbiye 34373, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 2315919 Fax: 90 212 2344999 Email:, UGANDA Kampala Acacia place, Upper ground floor Plot 6 Acacia Avenue, Kololo Kampala –Uganda Tel: +256 778 619 572 +256 784 522 478 +256 788 785 548 Email: Cargo Freight in time (U) Ltd Cargo Terminal Building Entebbe International Airport Room 98 Tel: +256 775770696; +256 702525581 Email:

Dubai Asian Air Travel & Tours Agency Ground Floor, NR Lootah Bldg, Clock Tower, Port Saeed Rd, Deira, Dubai PO Box: 65006, Dubai UAE Phone: 009714 2980111 Fax: 009714 2999883 Email: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Cargo: Heavy Weight Air Express (HW) Toll Free Tel: 800 445 2733 Tel: 630 595 2323/571 480 5200 Fax: 630 595 3232 Email: VENEZUELA Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697 Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: VIETNAM Cargo Pacifik Air HK Limited Email: Vector Aviation (PAX) 62 Nguyen Cu Trinh str., Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Dist. 1st., Ho Chi Minh City , Viet Nam Tel: (+848) 3838.6918 Fax: (+848) 3838.9025 Skype: ethiopianairlines_pax YEMEN Marib Travel & Tourism, 40 Meter Rd., AlSaeeda Building (next to CAC Bank), P.O. Box 7298, Sana’a, Yemen Tel: 00971-426833 Fax: 009671-426836 Email: ZAMBIA EAS Zambia Ltd Bid Air Cargo Representative: Mildred Musonda, Key Accounts Manager Tel: +260 211 271178 Fax: +260 211 271140 Mobile: +260962936172, +260964319290 ZANZIBAR Passenger & Cargo: Marhaba Hotels Travels & Tours Ltd Tel: 255 24 2231527-28 Fax: 255 24 2231526 Email:

Reward yourself every time you fly Ethiopian

Enjoy free inflight entertainment on your smartphone, tablet and/or laptop aboard our B767-300 (ET- ALP, ALJ) Now available on your flight, stream a selection of movies, TV shows, music and games on your personal mobile device for free. Use the following instructions to access free inflight entertainment on your own smartphone, tablet and laptop.

To access the Wi-Fi: 1. Please go to setting on your personal device. 2. Choose Wi-Fi and select any one of the ET -networks from the list relevant to your seating area. 3. Open an internet browser page such as (Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer). 4 Type and press enter. 5. All options (movies, audio and game selections) will be displayed.

Have a pleasant flight!








CRAZY RICH ASIANS This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestselling novel, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s wealthy family.

Comedy / PG / 120 min Constance Wu, Henry Golding



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BLOCKBUSTERS Crazy Rich Asians Comedy / PG-13 / 120 Smallfoot Animation / PG / 96 Christopher Robin Animation / PG / 104 The House with a Clock in Its Walls Comedy / PG / 105 The Predator Action / R / 107 Bad Times at the El Royale Mystery / R / 144 Venom Action / PG-13 / 112 Destination Wedding Comedy / R / 90

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Collateral Beauty Drama / PG-13 / 97

Dolphin Tale Drama / PG / 113

Wonder Woman Action / PG-13 / 141

The Prestige Drama / PG-13 / 130

The Golden Compass Adventure / PG-13 / 113

Everything, Everything Drama / PG-13 / 96

Rebel Without a Cause Drama / PG-13 / 111

Ice Age Family / PG / 81

The Shape of Water Adventure / R / 123

Ocean’s Eleven Crime / PG-13 / 116

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Adventure / PG / 152

Independence Day Action / PG-13 / 126

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Adventure / PG-13 / 133 You’ve Got Mail Comedy / PG / 119 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Comedy / PG / 122 Logan Action / R / 137

Papillon Crime / R / 133

A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Director’s Version Drama / PG / 122

Pick of the Litter Documentary / NR / 81

The Martian Adventure / PG-13 / 144

The Darkest Minds Sci-Fi / PG-13 / 105

Going the Distance Comedy / R / 102

Incredibles 2 Animation / PG / 118

Life As We Know It Comedy / PG-13 / 114

Mission: Impossible - Fallout Action / PG-13 / 147

Unstoppable Action / PG-13 / 98

The Meg Action / PG-13 / 123

Keanu Action / R / 100

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Adventure / PG / 104 Epic Animation / PG / 102 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Family / G / 100 Spy Action / R / 119 Never Let Me Go Drama / R / 103 Barbershop: The Next Cut Comedy / PG-13 / 111 War For the Planet of the Apes Action / PG-13 / 140 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King Action / PG-13 / 201 King Arthur: Legend of The Sword Action / PG-13 / 127 Interstellar Sci-Fi / PG-13 / 169

Ocean’s 8 Action / PG-13 / 110

Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix Adventure / PG-13 / 138

Tag Comedy / R / 100

Hereafter Drama / PG-13 / 129

Rampage Action / PG-13 / 107

Black Swan Drama / R / 108

Ready Player One Action / PG-13 / 140

Marley & Me Comedy / PG / 115

Deadpool 2 Action / R / 119

Fantastic Mr. Fox Animation / PG / 87

X-Men: Days of Future Past Action / PG-13 / 129

Life of the Party Comedy / PG-13 / 105

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Comedy / PG / 92

Little Women (1949) Drama / G / 122

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Animation / PG / 101

Father Figures Comedy / R / 113

CLASSICS The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Adventure / PG-13 / 179

Avatar Action / PG-13 / 161 Valentine’s Day Comedy / PG-13 / 125 The Bridges of Madison County Drama / PG-13 / 135

Die Hard Action / R / 120 Fantastic Four (2015) Action / PG-13 / 99 Mad Max: Fury Road Action / R / 120 Vacation Adventure / R / 96 Hot Pursuit Action / PG-13 / 87 Run All Night Action / R / 114 Horrible Bosses 2 Comedy / R / 108

EUROPEAN M Drama / NR / 100 Let it Snow (La deuxiéme étoile) Comedy / NR / 95 Little Miss Dolittle (Liliane Susewind – Ein tierisches Abenteuer) Comedy / NR / 100 303 Comedy / NR / 145

After the Rain Drama / NR / 110 HINDI Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana Drama / NR / 137

Not the End (Sin Fin) Drama / NR / 96

Almost Single (Qarib Qarib Singlle) Comedy / NR / 125

As Needed (Quanto Basta) Comedy / NR / 92 Put Grandma in the Freezer (Metti La Nonna in Freezer) Comedy / NR / 100 ASIAN

Chef Comedy / NR / 133 Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz Romance / NR / 116 Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain Drama / NR / 104 Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Action / NR / 154

L Storm Action / NR / 90

White Romance / NR / 149

Batman Begins Action / PG-13 / 140

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings Action / NR / 132

Sherlock Toms Comedy / NR / 147

The Legend of Tarzan Action / PG-13 / 110

Shed Skin Papa Comedy / NR / 100

Phat Girlz Comedy / PG-13 / 99

Two Wrongs Make A Right Comedy / NR / 90

Suicide Squad Action / PG-13 / 123

A House of Happiness Comedy / NR / 100

Contagion Drama / PG-13 / 106

Agent Mr. Chan Comedy / NR / 101

This Means War Action / PG-13 / 103

Tomorrow Is Another Day Drama / NR / 91

Green Lantern Action / PG-13 / 114

I Am Your Mom Drama / NR / 103

The Great Gatsby Drama / PG-13 / 142

Arthur Comedy / PG-13 / 110 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Adventure / PG-13 / 140

AFRICAN Peperempe Drama / NR / 108 Potato-Potahto Comedy / NR / 115 Baby Palaver Drama / NR / 85 Strength of Love Romance / NR / 98 Once Upon An Adventure Drama / NR / 91

Bride Wars Comedy / PG / 89

Farewell, Mother-In-Law (Adieu Belle Mere) Romance / NR / 104

The Devil Wears Prada Comedy / PG-13 / 109

Melkegnochu Drama / NR / 87

Another Earth Drama / PG-13 / 92

Kebade Mizane Romance / NR / 109

The Grand Budapest Hotel Adventure / R / 99


When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to Be Dead. Comedy / NR / 115

Solo Adventure / NR / 91

Singin’ in the Rain Comedy / G / 103


Golden Slumber Action / NR / 108

Animal World Adventure / NR / 132

Blended Comedy / PG-13 / 117

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Action / PG-13 / 105

Lethal Weapon 2 Action / R / 114

The Accidental Detective 2: In Action Comedy / NR / 116


Atenkugn Comedy / NR / 94

ARABIC Good Night (Tisbah ala Khair) Drama / NR / 93 Oustio Byougaani Romance / NR / 110 BRAZILIAN Uma Quase Dupla em Ação Contra a Chatice Comedy / NR / 90 Building Bridges (Construindo Pontes) Documentary / NR / 72

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Sleepy Hollow I, Witness; Whispers in the Dark / 60 min

Gotham The 100

Animal ER 2 Miracle Max / 60 min A Date with Lu Yu Episode 2932 John Woo Back in Action / 60 min

Cold Case Saving Sammy; Static / 60 min

The Flash

The Killing El Diablo; A Soundless Echo / 60 min

The Mentalist COMEDY

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Zari; Phone Home / 60 min

New Girl Jury Duty; No Girl / 30 min

White Collar Borrowed Time; Return to Sender / 60 min

Fresh Off the Boat Louisween; Citizen Jessica / 30 min


Friends The One with Joey’s Porsche; The One on the Last Night / 30 min The Big Bang Theory The Tsla Recoil / 30 min

Great Escapes Episode 3 / 30 min Ultracars Koenigsegg & Spada Concept / 30 min

Food Evolution One-Off Special / 60 min


The Road Trick Paris / 30 min

Guest House Episode 1 / 60 min

The Mysteries of Laura The Mystery of the Locked Box; The Mystery of the Convict Mentor / 60 min

Masterchef: Kings of the Kitchen Mauro Colagreco & Angela Hartnett / 30 min


How Do They Do It? Screws, Marmalade, Printed Dress / 30 min

Come Home Love Episode 980 / 30 min

Chinese Brocades and Embroideries Episode 1 / 60 min

Journeys in Africa Episodes 1-12 / 25 min

Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar One-Off Special / 60 min

Come Home Love: Lo and Behold Episode 4 / 30 min

Rhys Jones’ Wildlife Patrol Episode 1 / 30 min

Discover Ethiopian Wild / 36 min

Breakthrough The Age of Aging / 60 min

Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up Lightning / 30 min

Brain Games 4 Money / 30 min

Twist of Taste Jaipur 1 / 30 min

Savannah Unplugged One-Off Special / 60 min

Flight Over Africa One-Off Special / 60 min

Science of Stupid Funny Cat Videos / 30 min


How to Win at Everything Episode 103 / 30 min

Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350 XWB The Magic Of Flight One-Off Special / 60 min

Frequency Bleed Over; Seven Three / 60 min

Young Sheldon Poker, Faith and Eggs; A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage / 30 min

The Royal Jewellers Mikomoto & Orogiada / 30 min

Crowd Control Travel Tricks / 30 min

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES 100th Fleet Milestone One-Off Special / 8 min

Training Day Trigger Time; Code of Honor / 60 min

Last Man Standing Bridezilla vs. the Baxters; My Father the Car / 30 min

Video on Demand

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Clubland Episode 61 (Basketball) / 30 min

X-Men: Evolution Power Surge / 30 min Pepe Le Pew Scentimental Romeo; Toche and Go; Wild Over You / 30 min

England (The Lake District) / 2 min Hong Kong III / 3 min

Tales From Modern China Episode 2 / 30 min

Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. The Song of the Mystery / 30 min

Singapore and Malaysia / 2 min

A Stitch in Time Charles II / 30 min

Sweden II (Stockholm, Gamla Stan Old Town, Skeppsholmen, Djurgarden, Södermalm, Vaxholm & Uppsala) / 2 min

Taste of City Episode 7: Hong Kong / 30 min Social Fabric The Fedora / 30 min Architectures The Exeter Library of Louis L. Kahn / 30 min

Teen Titan Go! Snowblind / 30 min SHORT FILMS Shine / 4 min

Tanzania IV (Serengeti) / 4 min

Grandma’s Hero / 7 min

United States XII (New York, N.Y. II) / 3 min

One Two Tree / 6 min Parrot Away / 6 min

Urban Suburban Steve & Cherie / 30 min

Chef Yohanis Journey to Hawassa / 17 min

Smart Secrets of Great Paintings The Primavera, Sandro Botticelli / 30 min

Ethiopia Land of Origins Episodes 1-7 / 3 min

The Immortals Golf (Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Annika Sorenstam) / 30 min

Justice League Action Follow That Space Cab/ Nuclear Family Values/ Zombie King / 30 min

We’re Human, After All / 17 min

The Burning Issue Episode 5 / 30 min

Baby Looney Tunes A Lot Of Lola / 30 min

Bendito Machine VI / 14 min

Catastrophe / 2 min Life Smartphone / 3 min The World’s Middlest Fish / 11 min


Dripped / 8 min

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Crazy Rich Asians Comedy / PG-13 / 120

Crazy Rich Asians Comedy / PG-13 / 120

Smallfoot Animation / PG / 96

Smallfoot Animation / PG / 96

Christopher Robin Animation / PG / 104

Christopher Robin Animation / PG / 104

The House with a Clock in Its Walls Comedy / PG / 105

The House with a Clock in Its Walls Comedy / PG / 105

AFRICAN MOVIE Peperempe* Drama / NR / 108 TELEVISION

HINDI MOVIE Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana* Drama / NR / 137 TELEVISION

AFRICAN MOVIE Baby Palaver* Drama / NR / 85 TELEVISION


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BLOCKBUSTERS Crazy Rich Asians This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Smallfoot A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist. Christopher Robin In this heartwarming Disney tale, Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh, who helps him remember the endless days of wonder and makebelieve. The House with a Clock in Its Walls A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. The Predator When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. Bad Times at the El Royale Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell. Venom When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life. Destination Wedding The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves. Papillon Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Pick of the Litter Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. The Darkest Minds Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future. Incredibles 2 Helen is called on to help bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal� life at home when a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot that only the Incredibles can overcome together. Mission: Impossible - Fallout Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.




The Meg After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. Ocean's 8 Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Tag A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country. Rampage When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. Ready Player One When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Deadpool 2 Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising. Singin' in the Rain "A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound." Bride Wars Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.

Collateral Beauty Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

The Devil Wears Prada A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

The Prestige After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.

Lethal Weapon 2 Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Rebel Without a Cause A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

The Grand Budapest Hotel The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Ocean's Eleven Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. You've Got Mail Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. Logan In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Director's Version Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brotherin-law while her reality crumbles around her. The Martian An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Life As We Know It Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Life of the Party After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.

Ice Age Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

CLASSICS The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Another Earth On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.


Unstoppable With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.

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Keanu When an L.A. drug kingpin's kitten unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through gangs, hitmen and drug dealers who claim him in order to get him back. Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. Hereafter A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways. Black Swan A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. Marley & Me A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. Fantastic Mr. Fox An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. Diary of a Wimpy Kid The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out of elementary and transitions to middle school, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. Dolphin Tale A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. The Golden Compass In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization. Going the Distance A romantic comedy centered on a guy and a gal who try to keep their love alive as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. The Bridges of Madison County Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.

Die Hard John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others after they are taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. Phat Girlz Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways. M

Epic A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world -and ours. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. Spy A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster. Little Women (1949) A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America. Barbershop: The Next Cut "As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin's Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood." War For the Planet of the Apes After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

X-Men: Days of Future Past "The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants." Never Let Me Go The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood. Father Figures Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him. Wonder Woman When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Everything, Everything A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door. The Shape of Water In a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature. Independence Day The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, humankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Mad Max: Fury Road A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max. Vacation Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons. Hot Pursuit An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. Run All Night Mobster and hitman Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son. Horrible Bosses 2 Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme. Blended After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

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The Great Gatsby A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Batman Begins After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption. The Legend of Tarzan Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. Fantastic Four (2015) Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Â As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. Suicide Squad A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated supervillains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse. Contagion Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. This Means War A pair of C.I.A. operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman. Arthur A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King "Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring." King Arthur: Legend of The Sword Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not. Interstellar A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. Avatar A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. Valentine's Day Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and makeup based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.




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Green Lantern Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana Satyendra and Aarti are arranged to be wed, and they fall in love in the process. But on the night of their marriage, an unexpected turn of events turns their world upside down.


Chef Chef Roshan Kalra sets out to find the true source of happiness and reignite his passion for food while being more present in his son's life.

EUROPEAN M An inspirational romance about a talented stutter girl and an illiterate rogue.

Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz In a world of pings, likes, tweets, shares and comments, two strangers connect over a mis-dial and WhatsApp their way into each others' hearts, safely hidden behind digital screens.

Let it Snow (La deuxiéme étoile) When Jean-Gabriel's perfectly organized family ski holiday turns into a multi-generational, logistical and emotional nightmare, only he still believes he can pull it off. Little Miss Dolittle (Liliane Susewind – Ein tierisches Abenteuer) 11-year-old Liliane “Lilli” Susewind can speak with animals! Together with her new classmate Jess, she sets off on an adventure to save baby elephant Ronni from a mean animal thief. 303 Two university students, Jule and Jan, leave Berlin together in an old camper on a road trip south, but for different reasons. Solo After falling by a cliff on a desert beach, a seriously injured surfer starts a lonely fight to survive against the merciless nature. Not the End (Sin Fin) Javier travels back in time to rewrite his last day with María, the love of his life. As Needed (Quanto Basta) A young man with Asperger's syndrome asks a mercurial but talented chef to help him train for an upcoming culinary competition. Put Grandma in the Freezer (Metti La Nonna in Freezer) Simone, a clumsy financier, falls in love with Claudia, who's living on her grandma's retirement checks. When the old lady dies Claudia hides the body in a freezer, and sets up a fraud with the help of some friends to avoid bankruptcy. ASIAN L Storm Independent Commission Against Corruption investigator William Luk and Joint Financial Intelligence Unit officer Lau Po-keung are investigating a corruption and money laundering case, but are unable to find any clues.

When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to Be Dead. Confronted with the eccentric and odd behaviour of his wife, a man explores her childhood to understand her unique view of the world. Animal World A man finds himself deep in debt and is coerced to board a ship that hosts a risky gambling party. Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings "Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree." Shed Skin Papa Lik-Hang’s father begins to shed a layer of skin every day like a cicada, each time making him look ten years younger. With dad approaching the same age as his son, the two bond at the football stadium where they used to spend their weekends. Two Wrongs Make A Right A couple with conflicting fates make a lot of trouble for each other until they finally get along.

I Am Your Mom After spending years at home, the college bound Zhao discovers that she misses more about her mother Qin that she ever thought possible.

Peperempe A village gossip finds herself in a helpless situation, as her gossips implicates, and causes harm, to everyone she meets.

The Accidental Detective 2: In Action A homicide detective and his partner recruit the help of an online private eye to solve a murder case.

Potato-Potahto A divorced couple, who decide to share equal space in their exmatrimonial home, soon realize that the ingenious idea is easier said than done.

Golden Slumber A deliveryman has to run for his life when he is he falsely accused of killing a presidential candidate in a car explosion. After the Rain A young student falls in love with her middle-aged boss. AFRICAN Baby Palaver For a girl who had shut out love for a long time, one and a half men is too much to let in all at once. Strength of Love After winning the love of Isioma, Kenneth must overcome an age long stigma of his family to get married.

Atenkugn A man's life is in crisis due to his bad habits. Farewell, Mother-In-Law (Adieu Belle Mere) When Fatou meets Issa, little does she know that her mother-in-law will be moving in with them a few days after the wedding. Melkegnochu A compelling drama between two friends and their girlfriends. Kebade Mizane When a young woman returning from abroad falls in love with a craftsman their relationship falls under heavy socilal scrutiny.

A House of Happiness Bad-tempered Shui suffers from Alzheimer's disease but can at least remember that his wife has died and his son is working in the city. Ha Gu stays, lives with, and takes care of him but leaves when she cannot stand his bad temper anymore. Agent Mr. Chan A disgraced agent is forced to come back for one last undercover assignment. Tomorrow Is Another Day Mrs. Wong knows her husband is carrying on an affair, but for the sake of their marriage and autistic son, she has chosen to endure it.




White A romantic story of a middle-aged billionaire and a younger woman in London. Sherlock Toms An ardent fan of Sherlock Holmes from childhood, Thomas tries his best to solve issues like Sherlock Holmes. ARABIAN Good Night (Tisbah ala Khair) Three young people are exposed to difficult and embarrassing situations due to differences in their bodies. Oustio Byougaani An electricity bill collector is exposed to many comic stands during his work due to the rise in electricity cost and prices. BRAZILIAN

Meteke A man chases his dream love.


Bhavesh Joshi Superhero The origin story of Bhavesh Joshi, an Indian superhero, who sets out to fulfill his slain friend's wish to clean and reform the country.

Uma Quase Dupla em Ação Contra a Chatice Keyla the police officer and the unprepared detective Claudio couldn't be more incompatible, however they are forced to form a duo to solve a series of murders in the quiet city of Joinlândia.

Once Upon An Adventure A road trip leads a group of friends to a kingdom where the ruler tries to enforce his tradition on one of them.


Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain A family drama that explores changing relationships between a middle-aged couple.

Almost Single (Qarib Qarib Singlle) Yogi and Jaya, who have polar opposite personalities and sensibilities, meet via a online dating app. The encounter turns into so much more when the two travel to Rishikesh.

Building Bridges (Construindo Pontes) Between memories of the past and an uncertain future in the face of the current political instability in Brazil, father and daughter seek other ways of seeing the world.

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Training Day Trigger Time The rift between Kyle & Frank grows when Kyle refuses to adhere to one of Frank’s morally ambiguous rules, but the pair must soon put aside their differences.


Code of Honor When Frank’s longtime friend and informant is killed by yakuza assassins, his quest for revenge jeopardizes an FBI agent’s operation against the same killers. Frequency Bleed Over With the date of Julie’s abduction rapidly approaching, Raimy and Frank each work to gather information from a girl whose mother was taken by the Nightingale killer. Arrow Following the devastating explosion on Lian Yu that left his team in jeopardy, Oliver Queen returns home to begin a new chapter in his life where he will confront a challenge unlike any he’s ever faced: fatherhood.

Supernatural In Season 13 things have turned from bad to worse, with the return of Lucifer and the surprising revelation that the Devil is expecting a child. Now, Sam and Dean find themselves facing a creature of almost unimaginable power.

Riverdale Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom.

Lucifer Entering its third season, the story of the original fallen angel continues with Tom Welling joining the cast as accomplished police lieutenant Marcus Pierce. Pierce is everything Lucifer is not – strategic, reserved and well-respected.

Seven Three When Frank helps Raimy uncover clues from the past to help solve a present day murder case, it brings up two different memories of her first day in the NYPD. DOCUMENTARY

COMEDY New Girl Jury Duty Jess eagerly reports to jury duty, until she discovers she may be up for a work promotion. Meanwhile, Nick reaches his limit with Cece’s messiness in the loft. No Girl With Jess sequestered at jury duty, Nick turns the loft into an air b-n-b in order to help pay for Schmidt’s upcoming bachelor party. Meanwhile, Winston asks Cece for help when he suspects KC is cheating on him in the all-new. Fresh Off the Boat Louisween Louis tries to get Jessica into the Halloween spirit, but she’s busy writing her first horror novel. In the meantime, Emery and Evan debate what costumes to wear and Eddie is excited about partying with high schoolers at Nicole’s house. Citizen Jessica As Louis and the Cattleman’s Ranch staff prepare to serve as a polling place for the 1996 election, Jessica suspects that one of the restaurant employees may be an undocumented immigrant. Last Man Standing Bridezilla vs. the Baxters As the big day approaches, Mandy has turned into a full-blown bridezilla. She fires her wedding planner, puts her whole family to work and refuses to let Kyle wear sneakers with his suit. My Father the Car Mike is determined to buy a classic car that’s been left to Chuck by his deceased father. Young Sheldon Poker, Faith and Eggs George Sr. is rushed to the emergency room; Meemaw comes to baby-sit; the kids have an adventure getting to the hospital on their own.

A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage Sheldon fears solid food after choking on a sausage; Sheldon discovers his first comic book. Friends The One with Joey’s Porsche Ross and Rachel try to get an annulment, Joey finds the keys to a porsche in Central Perk, and Phoebe, Monica and Chandler babysit the triplets. The One on the Last Night On the last night before Chandler and Monica move in together, Monica and Rachel argue, and Chandler tries to give Joey money to help him pay the bills. The Big Bang Theory The Tsla Recoil Howard and Leonard become upset after they discover that Sheldon has been working with the military without telling them; Bernadette asks Raj to investigate her suspicions that Ruchi is attempting to take her job away from her. Come Home Love: Lo and Behold Episode 4 Hung Yuek-shui is expecting a promotion to become the department head but will her wishes come true in final?

Come Home Love Episode 980 Lai Sheung take care her granddaughter but Pinky feels Lai Sheung is too helping to much and over attention to the baby… Pinky would like to take care her daughter alone. DRAMA The Mysteries of Laura The Mystery of the Locked Box A technology prodigy is murdered in a high-security building thought to be impenetrable; the team must solve the case before billion-dollar ideas are stolen. The Mystery of the Convict Mentor Laura and the team join the search for two convicted killers‒one being their former captain‒who escaped from a maximum security prison. Sleepy Hollow I, Witness Abbie Mills receives a message from Ichabod Crane after not hearing from him for several months. They now become aware of a new evil that must be addressed, and join forces with old friends to face this new threat to Sleepy Hollow. Whispers in the Dark Past deeds return to give Crane, Abbie & Jennie reasons to come clean.


Cold Case Saving Sammy The case is reopened of an autistic boy whose parents were both shot and killed while picking up Chinese takeout. Meanwhile the boy’s nearadult sister, Ruby, wants custody of him. Static The 1958 death of an influential and popular disc jockey is reopened when it becomes clear it was not a suicide as originally believed. The Killing El Diablo While the crime scene unit collects evidence in the school basement, Richmond’s campaign faces a crisis when news of Rosie’s death leaks to the press. He’s also found the leaker. A Soundless Echo With the video from Rosie’s phone, Linden and Holder think they have the killers. It’s not that simple however and they soon find themselves back to square one. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Zari The Legends try to protect an outlaw named Zari in order to capture a rogue time traveler. Phone Home The Legends go back to 1988 to save Ray when they realize he’ll die because of their breaking time. White Collar Borrowed Time Kidnapped, Neal tries to turn the tables on his captor by helping him pass a test to get into the elite group of thieves known as the Pink Panthers. Aided by Mozzie, Peter tries to find Neal before it’s too late. Return to Sender In order to cement his trust with the Pink Panthers, Neal must align with a dangerous enemy from his past and obtain an extremely valuable artifact. Peter finds it difficult to keep their secret from Neal and Mozzie.

Science of Stupid Funny Cat Videos In this Cat Special we learn just how many ways our pussies can embarrass, injure and humiliate themselves and their owners when jumping off slippery surfaces, balancing on fences and attempting to squeeze through their cat flaps. Breakthrough The Age of Aging In recent years, close study of the aging process has opened up new ways that could help us all live healthier for longer. Can we move beyond treating individual diseases, and instead treat the aging process itself? Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar One-Off Special Two adventure bikers take on the journey of a lifetime, travelling through Morocco, North Africa, on the trail of the ultimate biking challenge - the Dakar Rally. How Do They Do It? Screws, Marmalade, Printed Dress Find out about the tiny pieces of metal that hold our world together. Bitter fruit is transformed into a tangy treat and the latest technology is used to create fashionable clothing. Food Evolution One-Off Special Using the controversy over genetically-modified foods as its entry point, ‘Food Evolution’ shows how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidencebased analysis. Guest House Episode 1 Join our host Vanessa as she takes you to visit some of the most beautiful and surprising guest houses across the world. Brain Games 4 Money This is a show about your brain and money. It’s present in every corner of our lives-we earn it, spend it, manage it and often obsess over it, but how well do we really understand it? JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019


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Animal ER 2 Miracle Max At Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, the top veterinarians in Texas treat Bonnie the Lab with a heart condition, a peacock with a severely damaged leg, Max the schnauzer with a 5-pound tumor in his abdomen and a cocker spaniel with hermaphroditism.

Teen Titan Go! Snowblind The Titans get a distress call from Russia. They encounter Red Star, a super powered outcast and a creature that thrives on radiation. SHORT FILMS Shine Two male, glowing creatures start a fight over trying to impress a female. Each one of them wants her to win her over by giving a better light show then his competitor.

A Date with Lu Yu Episode 2932 John Woo - Back in Action In this episode, Luyu chats with John Woo about “Manhunt”, his new action hero classic. Crowd Control Travel Tricks Behavior change expert Daniel Pink is determined to put the fun back into travel by making the inflight safety briefing something you really want to listen to, sorting out baggage reclaim and solving the frustration of trying to find your car. Savannah Unplugged One-Off Special “Imagine a world where you hear before seeing, where every sound, every vibration is a message addressed to others. We follow a clan of lionesses in the Masai Mara from dusk to dawn.” Chinese Brocades and Embroideries Episode 1 This documentary brings you closer to the silk craftsmen, famous or nameless, from both techniques and feelings. LIFESTYLE Great Escapes Episode 3 Combining travel and adventure, Great Escapes showcases the best destination-driven events across Asia Pacific. Ultracars Koenigsegg & Spada Concept After several years of planning the Koenigsegg project was launched in 1994. A tight-knit group of competent people was gathered and a prototype was assembled, the success of which enabled the foundation of Koenigsegg Automotive AB. The Road Trick Paris “Adam descends upon the city of lights determined to see a side of the Paris he has never seen.“


the extravagance is seen in its architecture; the reason Vikas is here is to explore the royal kitchens. How to Win at Everything Episode 103 This episode delivers winning tips and scientific explanations on competitive speed eating, what colour to wear to be attractive, how to avoid a fizzy drink fiasco, wrestling tips so you can topple anyone and the secret to seeing in the dark. Rhys Jones’ Wildlife Patrol Episode 1 A man in a scorpion-sting coma, a policeman spooked by a tarantula, and a spate of fallow deer with missing limbs - it’s all in a day’s work for wildlife crime expert Dr Rhys Jones. Masterchef: Kings of the Kitchen Mauro Colagreco & Angela Hartnett Master Chefs Confidential Rare and personal interviews sharing secrets of the best chefs in the world [including 2 & 3 MichelinStars] with never-seen-beforebehind-the-scenes footage of their kitchens during the peak of service. Tales From Modern China Episode 2 We’re in China’s North East region, one of the most remote and mysterious parts of the country. A Stitch in Time Charles II Fusing biography, art and the history of fashion, Amber Butchart explores the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore. Here, she looks at Charles II.

Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up Lightning In this episode Nigel tests conductivity by putting electricity through a small child, we see what kind of destruction a whole lot of amps can do, and what electric shocks do to a human when Nigel tries to survive a lightning bolt.

Taste of City Episode 7: Hong Kong In this episode, let’s take a look at the different kind of dim sum in Hong Kong. Social Fabric The Fedora Can the fedora be cool again? Kyle NG meets the people at the heart of hat culture to find out.

The Royal Jewellers Mikomoto & Orogiada Mikimoto – The Originator of Cultured Pearls since 1893. Bestowed the appellation of ‘The Pearl King’, Kokichi Mikimoto dedicated his life to the pursuit of lustrous perfection. Today Mikimoto is Japan’s consummate jeweller.

Architectures The Exeter Library of Louis L. Kahn Completed in 1971 in Exeter, New England in the United States, the library of the small Exeter Academy is an 8-storey brick cube with identical facades, a mysterious monolith.

Twist of Taste Jaipur 1 Vikas starts off the episode by mentioning the abundance of royalty found in Jaipur, and how 90


Urban Suburban Steve & Cherie Real Estate experts Phil and Sarah go head to head while trying to find Steve and Cherie their dream home.

Smart Secrets of Great Paintings The Primavera, Sandro Botticelli In the Florence of the Quattrocento, cradle of the Renaissance, Sandro Botticelli, the favourite painter of Lorenzo de Medici, known as “Lorenzo the Magnficent”, painted the majestic Allegory of Spring (circa 1482). The Immortals Golf (Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Annika Sorenstam) The mighty Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, who dominated the game of golf for decades, Tom Watson, the class act who beat him one famous day, and Annika Sorenstam, the greatest female golfer in the history of the ancient game. The Burning Issue Episode 5 Where does FIFA get all its ideas from; like a 48 team World Cup? And is any player worth 100 million Euroes? We look at what’s happened to Dutch football, what’s happened to Hope Solo and just what makes José so special. Clubland Episode 61 (Basketball) Club loyalty is the basis of our greatest passion for sport - players come and go, the club is forever. KIDS Justice League Action Follow That Space Cab/Nuclear Family Values/Zombie King Firestorm’s family values. The heat is on when the Justice League elist the help of Firestorm. Taking a trip to where it all began, Firestorm encounters a not so all American family. Baby Looney Tunes A Lot Of Lola The babies compete to see who can make the best Mother’s Day card for Granny. X-Men: Evolution Power Surge Jean Grey loses control of her telepathic and telekinetic powers and abilities. Pepe Le Pew Scentimental Romeo; Toche and Go; Wild Over You A hungry cat disguises herself as a skunk to get in on feeding time at the zoo, but amorous Pepe thinks she’s the real thing and pours on his Maurice Chevalier impression to win her over. Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. The Song of the Mystery A hideous creature named QUE HORRIFICO is turning the children of Crystal Cove in to monsters.

Grandma’s Hero A freshly graduated knight sets out on an epic journey to prove himself a hero. Unfortunately, his overcaring Grandma decides to join the adventure. One Two Tree A tree jumps into a pair of boots andtakes everyone he meets on his way. Parrot Away The ugly parrot Pierre gets lucky when a fashionable pirate is being just a little too fashionably late . Catastrophe When a little bird suddenly drops dead in it’s cage, all eyes are on the cat. Life Smartphone Staring at glowing screens instead of exploring the vast expanse of life, people are gradually alienating themselves from the richness, depth, and loveliness of life. The World’s Middlest Fish A young girl happens to catch the most medium sized fish in the world and receives instant fame. But what happens when the fish gains weight? We’re Human, After All During a harsh winter, the hare must face the freezing cold, hunger and the dangers of hunters and other animals. One day he finds out what a good, comfortable and safe life rabbits lead. Dripped “New York, on 1950. Fascinated by art, Jack skims museums all day long. He steals paintings which he hides at his home.“ Bendito Machine VI “An inevitable and enigmatic biotechnological interweaving is just around the corner. What can go wrong?“ LIFESTYLE Hong Kong III Vibrant and densely populated, Hong Kong is a major port and global financial center famed for its towerstudded skyline. Singapore and Malaysia Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. Sweden II (Stockholm, Gamla Stan Old Town, Skeppsholmen, Djurgarden, Södermalm, Vaxholm & Uppsala) Sweden’s capital encompasses 14 islands on the Baltic Sea. The cobblestone streets and ochrecolored buildings of its old town are

home to a 13th-century cathedral, the royal palace of Kungliga Slottet and its underground armory. England (The Lake District) Britain’s finest scenery, greenest countryside and grandest views. Tanzania IV (Serengeti) The Serengeti region encompasses the Serengeti National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, Grumeti and Ikorongo Controlled Areas and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. United States XII (New York, N.Y. II) Home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites, New York City is a fast-paced, globally influential center of art, culture, fashion and finance. DOCUMENTARY Ethiopian Airlines 100th Fleet Milestone One-Off Special From DC-3 to a New Height of Luxury. From its humble beginning in the 1940’s to an Aviation Powerhouse, Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s Largest Airline Group, currently takes you to over 112 international Passenger and Cargo destinations. Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350 XWB The Magic Of Flight One-Off Special Be on board and witness an Ethiopian Airlines new A350 flight encircling Mount Kilimanjaro special for this program... Flight Over Africa One-Off Special The diverse Ethiopian landscape is an awe inspiring sight that needs to be experienced firsthand to fully appreciate the inherent beauty of this East African country. Discover Ethiopian Wild This film shows the remarkable features of Ethiopian landscapes, wildlife in action and different Ethiopian national parks. The country that is located in the horn of Africa has a lot of offer for the world when it comes to human history and wildlife. Journeys in Africa Episodes 1-12 Join Bill Ball as he explores Africa’s wildlife and culture. Watch a lion, buffalo and hyena battle for control of Ngorongoro Crater, witness the greatest migration on earth in the Serengeti, and discover the lost kingdom of Kilwa. Each episode brings a new adventure in Africa into your living room. LIFESTYLE Chef Yohanis Journey to Hawassa Chef Yohanis travels to Hawassa, a city located 273 km south of Addis Ababa. In this city he discovers a unique Ethiopian lifestyle with fish as a core ingredient in the society’s daily meal. Ethiopia Land of Origins Episodes 1-7 Discover the wonders of Ethiopia through Ethiopia Land of Origins.

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Enjoy a channel alive with only the best songs from Ethiopia. Artists perform a collection of satisfying sounds epitomizing the harmonious talents of Ethiopia today.



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.

Enjoy collections from some of the greatest artists in Ethiopia today. Artist like Jamboo Joote, Tikue Weldu and Mohammed Tawil. Sit back and appreciate. Ethiopian Classic

All That Jazz

All That Jazz is a concoction of every character within jazz; a handful of artists give warming performances in this mix.

Easy Listening

Easy Listening allows you to switch off and recline, as a very laid-back medley of tunes sing you into total serenity.

Chart Hits

Chart Hits is a channel solely dedicated to the latest chart-toppers in pop and rock. If you want to be upto-speed with the most current hits in music today, then tune into Chart Hits! 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.

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, with a large selection of albums for you to listen to. This includes artists such as Snoop Dogg, Tinie Tempah and Jennifer Hudson. 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, from Miles Davis to Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong. Ethiopian Kids

World Hits

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

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; the most diverse channel here.

Ethiopian Oldies

Classical Collection

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.

Classical Collection showcases world-renowned performers, orchestras and soloists, performing major works from some of the best composers in history.

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.

Classic Rock

Rife with roaring riffs and smooth bass lines, Classic Rock is a channel wholly dedicated to true rock n’ roll. Here, some of the the best rock legends play a handful of the greatest rock songs in history. Golden Oldies

Take a walk down memory lane with a compilation of nostalgic hits. Listening to this string of classics will take you right back back to when they were number one.

Ethiopian Rock

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