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Features On the Cover A fishing boat rests on the sandy floor of Anse l'Islette during low tide on the Seychelles island of Mahé.

From Farm to Plate

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New cuisine on the menu in Hong Kong.

Boxing Dreams

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Women fighting for more in Katanga.

Africa’s Diplomatic Center of Attention

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An inside look at the African Union’s new headquarters and conference center.

A family fishes by hand for bait fish in the waist-deep waters of the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Mahé Island in the Seychelles.

After Eden

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The innocence of the Seychelles Islands.

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6 news First-ever Toronto-Africa connection, plus the all-new Dreamliner.

Panorama 12 around addis A visitor’s guide to Addis’ Piazza district. 14 commerce + capital High-speed trains in Cameroon, plus sustainable stoves in Mozambique. 16 diplomacy + development Energy-saving green roofs and malariabattling bodysuits. 18 events + excursions Nearby attractions for those flying in or out of Beijing, Tel Aviv and Washington, D.C. 20 Hotels + Hotspots Kid-friendly fun in Cairo and luxury living in Dubai. 22 style + substance Indestructible city maps and chairs made of books.

Spotlight 55 Travel tools Practical apps for the road warrior. 56 wordsmith Reverse Innovation: A review of Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble’s new book.

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57 cuisine Belgian waffles hit the road in Brussels. 58 24 hours In Nairobi: Taking a tour back in time across the Kenyan capital. 60 1,000 words Celebrating Ethiopia's Olympians.

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

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

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

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Welcome Aboard A message from

Tewolde GebreMariam

Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines ክቡራን ደንበኞቻችን

Dear Esteemed Customers,

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elcome aboard! All our efforts are geared toward giving you the best possible travel experience, both on the ground and onboard. Between July 2011 and June 2012, we introduced numerous products and innovations for the sole purpose of enhancing your comfort. But one of the most exciting pieces of news is the introduction of the B787-800 Dreamliner. Our inaugural flight landed in Addis Ababa on August 17, 2012. With the exception of Japan we are the first airline — ahead of any airline in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas — to operate the Dreamliner and to offer you a dream flight experience, with the largest passenger windows in the sky, significantly reduced level of noise, high ceilings, unique lighting and higher humidity. We have ordered 10 Dreamliner aircrafts from Boeing and will be introducing the first five in 2012–2013. It is our commitment to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible by flying you in the most economical, technologically advanced, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft in the world. Fifteen Ethiopian Airlines captains and 15 co-pilots have been trained to fly the Dreamliner, and more are currently undergoing training at the Boeing Flight Services campus at London’s Gatwick Airport. The flight-training program uses an innovative suite of training devices, including a full-flight simulator, flight training device and desktop simulation station. We are also finalizing preparations to begin service to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in November, and to São Paulo in Brazil in December 2012. The latter will be our first Latin American destination, offering convenient connections between Brazil and our destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Every service and product we introduce or improvement we make is with your travel needs and expectations in mind, and with the sole aim of serving you better. It’s always a pleasure to have you onboard with us. Have a pleasant flight!

ሁልጊዜ ጥረታችን ጉዞ ከመጀመራችን በፊትም ሆነ በጉዞ ላይ እያላችሁ ፍላጐታችሁን ማርካትና ከእኛ ጋር የምታደርጉት በረራ የተሳካ እንዲሆን ማስቻል ነው። እንደአውሮፖውያን የዘመን ቀመር በሐምሌ 2011 ዓ.ም. እና በሰኔ 2012 ዓ.ም. መካከል በርካታ አዳዲስ አገልግሎቶችን በማስተዋወቅ የናንተን ምቾት ለመጠበቅና የአገልግሎት ጥራታችንን ለማሻሻል ችለናል። ነገር ግን በጣም አስደሳች ከሆኑት እሴቶቻችን መካከል ዋነኛው እንደ አውሮፖውያን የዘመን ቀመር በነሐሴ 17 ቀን 2012 ዓ.ም. አዲስ አበባ የገባው ቦይንግ 787 -800 ድሪምላይነር አውሮኘላን ነው። ይኽንን አውሮኘላን በማስመጣትና ሥራ ላይ በማዋል ከጃፖን አየር መንገዶች ውጪ በአፍሪካ፣ በአውሮፖ፣ በመካከለኛው ምስራቅና በአሜሪካ የመጀመሪያዎቹ ነን። ይህ አውሮኘላን ወደ ውጭ ለመመልከት ሰፋፊ መስኮቶች ያሉት፤ የድምፅ ብክለትን ለመቀነስ ልዩ ቴክኖሎጂ የተገጠመለት፤ ረጅም ጣሪያ ያለውና የውስጥ መብራቱ በተለየ ሁኔታ የተሰራ በመሆኑ በረራዎትን የተለየና ምቹ ያደርግሎታል። አስር ድሪም ላይነር አውሮፕላኖችን ከቦይንግ ኩባንያ ያዘዝን ሲሆን የመጀመሪያዎቹ አምስት አውሮፕላኖች ከ 2012 እሰከ 2013 ድረስ ገብው ስራ ይጀምራሉ። በአለም ላይ እጅግ ዘመናዊ በሆነውና አነስተኛ የካርቦን ልቀት ባለው አውሮፕላን ይዘናችሁ በመብረር ወደ ከባቢ አየር የምንለቀውን የበካይ ጋዝ ለመቀነስ ቁርጠኛ አቋም ይዘን እየሰራን እንገኛለን። የኢትዮዽያ አየር መንገድ 15 ካፒቴኖችና 15 ረዳት አብራሪዎች ድሪም ላይነር አውሮፕላኖች ማብረር የሚያስችል ስልጠና የወሰዱ ሲሆን ሌሎች በርካታ አብራሪዎችም ሎንዶን ጋትዊክ አውሮኘላን ማረፍያ በሚገኘው የቦይንግ የበረራ ማሰልጠኛ ተቋም ውስጥ ተመሳሳይ ስልጠና በመውሰድ ላይ ይገኛሉ። ስልጠናው እጅግ ዘመናዊ በሆኑ መሳሪያዎችና በምስለ በረራ የሚታገዝ ነው። በተጨማሪም እንደ አውሮፖውያኑ የዘመን ቀመር በመጪው ኅዳር እና ታህሳስ ወር 2012 ዓ.ም. የማሌዥያ ዋና ከተማ ወደሆችው ኩዋላላምፑር እንዲሁም የብራዚል ትልቋ ማእከል ወደሆነችው ሳኦፖውሎ አዳዲስ በረራዎችን እንጀምራለን። ወደ ብራዚል የምናደርገው በረራ በደቡብ አሜሪካ የመጀመሪያችን ሲሆን ለመንገደኞች ምቹ የበረራ አማራጭ በመፍጠር ብራዚልን ከሌሎች በአፍሪካ፣ በመካከለኛው ምስራቅ፣ በአውሮፖና በእስያ ካሉ የበረራ መዳረሻዎቻች ጋር በቀላሉ ያገናኛል። አዳዲስ የምናስተዋውቃችሁ አገልግሎቶችና የጥራት ማሻሻያዎች የናንተን የደንበኞቻችንን የጉዞ ፍላጐትና ጥያቄ ከግምት ያስገባና ለናንተ የተሻለ አገልግሎት ማቅረብ ላይ ያለመ ነው። ከእኛ ጋር ለመብረር በመምÔታችሁ እናመሰግናለን መልካም በረራ

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam is effusively greeted in Toronto.

First-Ever Flights Between TORONTO and AFRICA

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Reflecting the airline’s commitment to the well-being of the society and environment in which we operate, Ethiopian Airlines occasionally provides free or reducedrate passenger and/or cargo air transportation. In recent months, we provided 16 no-cost tickets for patients needing medical treatment abroad, seven for educational trips and six for community-based projects.

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More than three hours before the scheduled takeoff of Ethiopian Airlines flight No. 503, gate agents were busily processing a winding line of suitcase-laden passengers at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. “Oversold on the inaugural,” one official commented as he strode by, headed to the gate. “That’s the way to do it.” Indeed, the July 16 flight had oversold in the economy class, meaning that 20-some lucky passengers were invited into the airline’s luxurious Cloud Nine business class. The evening before, that same brand-new Boeing 777 had lifted off from Addis Ababa, headed for Toronto: the first-ever nonstop flight connecting this major city with the African continent. Africans in the greater Toronto area have clamored for years for a direct flight to Africa; until now, they have traveled on other airlines, with layovers on other continents before reaching their final destination. Plans exist to increase the twice-weekly frequency as soon as approval is obtained. Hundreds gathered at the airport to celebrate both the incoming and outbound flights, cheering and rushing to the windows when the aircraft — with its signature green, yellow and red tail — was spotted. The energetic crowd The inaugural flight celebration included dignitaries from a broad spectrum of Toronto’s included a multilayered cake (above African community and the airline community. right), an evening banquet and “We are very excited and humbled by your remarkable traditional Ethiopian dancing. welcome,” said Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, as he addressed the room. His welcome included mention of Africa as “the next and perhaps last global frontier.” “Raise your glasses to a bright new future in Africa-Canada relations,” he concluded, to the cheers of the almost 200 who gathered to celebrate. Toronto is Ethiopian’s second destination in the Americas. With this new flight, Toronto will be connected to dozens of cities in Africa via Ethiopian’s hub at Addis Ababa. And passengers traveling from elsewhere in Canada will find convenient connections via Toronto using fellow Star Alliance member Air Canada.


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the Dreamliner’s Inaugural flight

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, following the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the airline's first 787.

Ethiopian Airlines proudly celebrated the inaugural flight of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The first of 10 airplanes ordered by the airline in 2005 took flight from Boeing's factory near Seattle, Washington, touched down in Washington, D.C., and landed in Addis Ababa on August 17. The airline is the first outside Japan — ahead of any airline in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas — to operate the state-of-theart aircraft.

New Services to Berbera, Somaliland Ethiopian Airlines commenced daily flights to Berbera in Somaliland on July 1, 2012, using its Q-400 aircraft. Berbera is the second-largest city in Somaliland. Flights between Addis Ababa and Berbera not only will provide international travelers from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas with much more convenient access to Somalia, but also will strengthen the trade and people-to-people ties between the countries.

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recent innovations and awards › For the second year in a row, Ethiopian Airlines won the 2011 Annual Airline Reliability Performance Award from Bombardier Aerospace. Ethiopian achieved the highest overall dispatch reliability and placed first overall in the Q-400 product category for the Middle East and Africa region. Ethiopian owns eight Bombardier Q-400s, which provide services on its domestic and regional routes, and has recently ordered five more. › As part of our drive to offer one-stop, long-haul connections, we added one B777-200LR, the longestrange commercial aircraft in the world. › We have launched a new and customer-friendly website and web check-in services and have started self checkin kiosks in our Addis Ababa hub, in Johannesburg and in Mumbai. › Additional improvements to our fleet and flight experience include brand-new B737s and new Q-400s, and the upgrading of our C-9/ business-class lounge at our main hub in Addis Ababa.

Women in Somaliland traditionally wear colorful headscarves called hijab. Berbera is a seaport town whose harbor is growing in importance as a sea trading door for East Africa.

› On the domestic and regional fronts, we have enhanced our services and expanded our reach to include evening flights to Bahir Dar.

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Contributors Volume 29 | Number 4

Glenna Gordon is a freelance documentary writer and photographer who splits her time between West Africa and New York. In addition to her own photo projects, she also covers news and features, does work for NGOs and trains photographers in Africa. See her story, “Boxing Dreams,” on p. 39. Rooted in: New York City, though she's working on long-term documentary projects in Liberia and other stories throughout West Africa Dream destination: Namibia—“the beauty of desert climates speaks to me”

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

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David McIntyre is an American photographer who, though originally from Los Angeles, has lived in Hong Kong and Beijing for the past 18 years with his wife and two children. Some of his more memorable experiences have been covering Hong Kong’s 1997 handover to China; photographing the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, as well as the Beijing and Vancouver Olympic Games; skydiving in New Zealand; and traveling by train through nine Asian countries. See “From Farm to Plate” on p. 32. Rooted in: Hong Kong Dream destination: Bangladesh (where he has already been four times)

Michele Koh Morollo is a freelance travel, dining, architecture and design writer for numerous print and online publications across Asia, the U.K. and North America. Her works appear in Lonely Planet Asia, AFAR magazine, Epicure magazine and Yahoo Asia. She is also a published author and poet who spends her free time tinkering with short stories. Follow her to Hong Kong, where she shares the joys of eating locally, in “From Farm to Plate” on p. 32. Rooted in: Hong Kong Dream destination: Bhutan 8

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DESIGN Digital Director

Sam Imende is a summer consultant at Dalberg, a global development-consulting firm, and is a managing partner of a start-up African brand, ENZI Footwear. He was born and raised in Kenya and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wake Forest University. Read his review of Reverse Innovation on p. 56. Rooted in: Nairobi Dream destination: Brazil, for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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Mike Ryan Zack Bryant Lindsay Gilmore

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

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Simi Bhagwandass is a travel blogger and avid adventure seeker. So far she has added sharing a homestay with baby alligators in Egypt, camping in the Sahara and jumping off mountains in Austria to her list of experiences. Read about her experience encountering a mobile waffle truck in Brussels on p. 57. Rooted in: Canada Dream destination: Summer backpacking trip through Mongolia


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Castille Hotel, Paris

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ositioned between two of Paris’ iconic public squares — Place Vendôme and Place de la Concorde — the Castille Hotel now boasts a €20 million (roughly US$25 million) redesign worthy of its classy location. All 108 rooms have been updated to a contemporary style, with colors like cream, coral and black pairing with soft furnishings and marble and oak. The new courtyard of the L’Assaggio Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy the Parisian sunshine. Choose a spot by the Romanesque fountain and keep a glass of wine in hand. See page 20 for more HOTELS + Hotspots.

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Around Addis

piazza

st. George's cathedral piazza

addis ababa university

Taitu Hotel

Beata and St. Gabriel Museum

the history buff

The proud Lion of Judah — symbol of Emperor Haile Selassie I and once represented on the national flag — stands atop this monument, which boasts a turbulent but triumphant history. Erected in 1930, it was carted off to Rome in 1935 by Italian occupiers, not to be returned for 30 years, when it again faced the threat of removal under the Dergue regime in 1974. The statue remains, however, as a symbol of Ethiopia’s heroism and resistance.

Zewditu hospital

Yeshi Buna

africa hall

Lion of Judah

Africa Jewellery

A visit to Ethiopia’s capital isn’t complete without spending time in its most historic area, commonly known as Piazza — the name chosen by the Italians during their brief occupation of the country (1936–1941). In Italy, every town’s central square is called a piazza, but in Ethiopia, the word conjures up images of a distinct place in Addis Ababa known for its numerous gold and silver shops. Many parts of the Piazza district have remained unchanged for decades, giving it a sense of style and character that eludes more recently developed parts of the city. Enjoy these must-see places on your next visit.

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the coffee lover

With seven locations around Addis, Yeshi Buna honors the tradition of fine Ethiopian coffee. In its Piazza shop, you can sit while coffee is prepared in front of you – brewed over hot embers and served in traditional fashion. And nothing makes a memorable breakfast like coffee paired with Yeshi Buna’s kinche — cracked wheat cooked in spiced butter and served with yogurt and honey.

the shopaholic

The careful shopper can find a wide variety of jewelry options in Piazza, ranging from a thoughtfully crafted bracelet to fine gold pieces. One mainstay of the district is Africa Jewellery, founded in 1974. Some of its wares are imported from Italy and elsewhere, and the store also sells pieces crafted within the nation — including some made from Ethiopian-mined gold. Most memorable, perhaps, is the jewelry inspired by Ethiopian Orthodox crosses.

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The Art Aficionado

Itegue Taitu Hotel opened in 1898 (1890 in the Ethiopian calendar) as Addis Ababa’s first hotel — established by Empress Taitu Betul, wife of Emperor Menelik II. The hotel has changed little over the years and attracts many international visitors. In addition to admiring the building’s historic beauty and meals crafted from an organic garden on site, visitors can also climb a wide, gracious wooden staircase to the second floor of the main building, where the works of local artists are displayed for sale.


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Commerce + Capital

Trains Coming to Cameroon

New Life for the Battersea

London’s 79-year-old Battersea Power Station, dormant since 1983, may be getting a new lease on life. A group of Malaysian property developers putting up £400 million (approximately US$630 million) to redevelop the site to include, among other things, a new underground train station that will extend London’s northern line. The historic structure — with a unique quartet of white art deco chimneys — is the largest brick building in Europe.

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sustainable stoves

For a country where 80 percent of people rely on charcoal for cooking, Mozambique’s rising charcoal prices present a challenge. Thankfully, a more sustainable alternative is in the works. CleanStar has begun selling ethanol cooking stoves in Maputo. The ethanol is made from manioca, a local plant. The stable base of the stove means that children can’t knock it over and fuel can’t spill out — so it’s safe to use indoors.

Tower-ing Growth in Ghana

Retail Tower, a startup specializing in software to help small- and medium-size online businesses better promote their products, recently landed a partnership with Amazon that positions it for global growth. Based in Accra, Ghana, the four-member team has already signed up more than 2,500 merchants worldwide and has integrated its software into leading e-commerce platforms such as Shopify, Magento and osCommerce.

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Cameroon may soon be seeing a high-speed rail train linking Yaounde and Douala. This is good news for a country where better transport infrastructure could also improve cross-border trade. Victoire Bollore, whose Bollore Africa Logistics company has operations that already span 41 countries, is investing US$100 million in the construction and hopes to see its completion within the next year.


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Diplomacy + Development

The Bodysuit Battling Malaria

Doubleduty Roofs

Rooftops in Kenya are doing double duty these days — serving as shelter and garden. Architects are using roofs to grow vegetation that will cool off interiors as well as save energy and water in new buildings. An added bonus is that the rooftop plants provide much-needed carbon dioxide absorption. Green roofs aren’t cheap, but investing in one can increase a building’s value by up to 25 percent, says architectural consultant Francis Gichuhi.

Malaria, a disease that kills more than 650,000 Africans annually, has a new foe in the form of a hooded bodysuit. The suit, like commonly used insecticide-treated nets, binds repellent and fabric on a molecular level. But this fabric can be loaded with more insecticide than a traditional net. The designers — Kenya native Frederick Ochanda, a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University (U.S.), and Matilda Casey, a Cornell undergraduate from Gambia — hope that their creation will help foster new ideas in the fight against malaria.

Internet in Rural India Internet kiosks in rural India are connecting farmers to new markets, enabling them to make smarter decisions about their output and learn new farming techniques. Made possible by one of India’s leading private companies, ITC, the e-Choupal program sets up an Internet-enabled 16

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computer with a “focal point farmer,” who acts as a liaison for the entire community. Set-up costs run between US$3,000 and US$6,000, but maintenance is roughly US$100 per year and free for farmers.

Less than 50 kilometers (roughly 30 miles) from Ghana’s capital city, young women in school are learning more than reading, writing and arithmetic: They are training to become pilots and engineers at Aviation and Technology Academy Ghana. Run by pilot Patricia Mawuli, who is also the only African woman qualified to build Rotax engines (a particular brand of light aircraft engines), the school is equipping local women to not only become aviation specialists but also care for their country during natural disasters.

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Events + Excursions

Have a few hours to kill before catching your next flight? If you’re in Tel Aviv, Washington, D.C., or Beijing, consider these nearby attractions. Design Museum Holon

Tel Aviv, Israel

The Design Museum Holon is dedicated to helping visitors understand the role of design in culture. The museum’s current exhibit, which runs through October 20, celebrates the work of avant-garde fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. Housed in a building designed by architect Ron Arad, the ribbon-like steel structure is as unforgettable as the exhibitions, sculptures and hosted lectures inside. For more details, visit selamta.com/holon

Located just minutes from Dulles International Airport, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion facility to the museum of the same name in the U.S. capital. If you love aviation, you won’t want to miss a walk through the three levels of large and small aircraft with surrounding artifacts at every angle. And if space has always captured your imagination, you'll be excited to find that the adjoining James S. McDonnell Space Hangar is home to rockets, satellites and, of course, spacecraft. For more information and open hours, visit selamta.co/airandspace

Li Family Restaurant

Beijing, China

If you enjoy eating like a king, you’ll love this unassuming family restaurant near Beijing’s Back Sea. Owner Li Shan Ling is a retired mathematics professor whose great grandfather was a senior courtier during the Qing Dynasty. Over time, the courtier memorized the recipes for the imperial family and passed them along to his own family, who opened the Li Family Restaurant in 1985. The result of using only the freshest ingredients and paying extreme attention to detail, these dishes have won praise from guests across the globe, including boxing great Muhammad Ali and humanitarian Bill Gates. Just be sure to make a reservation to claim your seat at the table. 11 Yangfang, De Nei Najie, in Western Beijing. +86 1 601 1915

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National Air & Space Museum

outside Washington, D.C., United States


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Armani Hotel, Dubai | Giorgio Armani knows luxury. And the first eight floors of Dubai's tallest skyscraper — the Armani Hotel — only further prove the point. With 160 rooms, ranging between 100 and 200 square feet (roughly 1,000–2,100 square meters) and offering views of the 490-foot Dubai Fountain, this ultra-luxurious hotel also provides each guest with a lifestyle manager, who offers a personalized tour of the hotel’s glamorous amenities, including seven restaurants, a nightclub, spa and several boutiques. Lifestyle managers also take care of making reservations for restaurants, sporting events and other entertainment venues. Here, the toughest decision may be deciding what to do.

The child-friendly four seasons caIRO

For families visiting Cairo, the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is where parents and kids are entertained. At check-in, young guests receive a special gift from the toy wagon, and the Kids Suite (a retreat on the hotel’s fifth floor) hosts a range of games, crafts, books and Nintendo Wii stations. Kids can hang out here while parents have a relaxing dinner on their own. Special tours of the hotel’s kitchen are also offered, and children ages 5 to 12 can even participate in a cooking class while wearing their own monogrammed apron. After a day of adventures in Cairo or in one of the hotel pools, kids return to their rooms to find perfectly sized robes and slippers waiting, just like mom’s and dad’s. 20

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Style + Substance

New Maps for Urban Jungles Finally, a map you don’t have to fight. Crumpled City maps are soft and virtually indestructible — and they’ll get you where you need to go, rain or shine. Don’t miss their list of SoulSights — 10 spots in each city showing you something new and exciting. Check out the maps for these Ethiopian Air destination cities: Hong Kong, London, Milan, Paris, Rome and Stockholm. Visit selamta.co/crumpledmaps

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Accessible African Fashion Discovered in Africa is bringing African fashion to the masses. This initiative is the brainchild of Vogue Italia in partnership with yoox.com (a virtual store for multibrand fashion and design). From jewelry and scarves to dresses and handbags, you can find traditional and not so traditional craftsmanship here. Visit selamta.co/yoox

Furniture for Bibliophiles

Diamonds in the Rough

A place to sit and store your books. Designed in Milan and made in Italy, the Bibliochaise has removable cotton and leather cushions available in a variety of colors. The Bibliopouf, with a cushion also available in a variety of colors, is the footrest of book lovers. And together, well, all you need is a good book.

They are made of fine leather but still manage to sparkle. London-based German designer Larissa Hadjio’s new collection of bags, called Diamond Vision, have already been praised in Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. The line comes in a variety of styles — from clutches to shoulder bags and wrist bags — so there’s something for everyone. Hadjio’s design goal? Turning sculptures into wearable objects.

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n the middle of the day, the canopy dapples bright spots onto the forest floor, where a visitor might welcome the spotlight for a moment. In a place like Vallée de Mai, one of the jewels of the Seychelles Islands, it's easy to feel insignificant. Set within Praslin National Park, this 48-acre nature reserve has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of two in the Seychelles. It is the only place on earth where all six of the endemic Seychelles palms grow, supporting a host of rare animal species — among them the Seychelles Black Parrot. This elusive bird is notoriously shy, but her sing-song call is unmistakable against the cackles from other wings above. Only a few hundred black parrots survive; they are known to breed only in this lush primeval valley. The Seychelles — — a collection of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean — is an African nation, though its capital, Victoria, lies more than 1,000 miles from the continent. The remote location only adds to the country’’s allure. While most of the population is confined to the three largest islands —— Mahé, Praslin and La Digue — — even the many uninhabited islands have a distinctly Seychelles character. But perhaps no place personifies the islands better than Vallée de Mai. With its hushed, tangled forest and abundance of rare palms, plus the swoop of exotic birds overhead, the place can easily be taken for the ultimate paradise. It has happened before. In 1881, General Charles Gordon was dispatched from England to the remote Seychelles Islands. Upon exploring Praslin, the second-largest of the islands, Gordon developed an extensive theory that Vallée de Mai was the original Garden of Eden. He suggested that the f“ orbidden fruit” of that garden was the coconut from the Coco de Mer palm. The details of General Gordon’s proposal don’t really stand the scrutiny of today’s understanding of geology. Yet many of his ideas bear remarkable resonance to current theories. General Gordon proposed that the Seychelles’ inner granite islands were the remaining tips of a sunken continent. In fact, good data suggests that 150 million years or so ago, as the Gondwana supercontinent broke up, huge plates wandered northeast (India), west (Africa) and south (Madagascar and Australia). Left behind was the Mascarene Platform, which slowly sank into the sea with uplifted fingers — becoming the original 41 islands. Since then, 74 coral islands have formed around them, as if standing sentry. Wherever its location, the story of the Garden of Eden is an account of lost innocence. And a kind of innocence drifts throughout the Seychelles experience — slightly out of reach, as if it’s to be found just around the next bend, or on the next beach or in today’s sunset. The impression is unmistakable in Vallée de Mai. A handful of trails surround and divide the park; visitors can choose a combination for hikes lasting from one to three hours. Every turn in every trail reveals a stunning improvisation on a theme, a visual

(Opposite page) A tourist from

France trains her camera into the trees after hearing a call from the elusive Black Parrot in the Vallée de Mai reserve. (Above and below) The Coco de Mer tree nut is among the world's largest seeds; it can weigh up to 17.6 kilograms (nearly 40 pounds).

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(This page) Local fishermen Elnest

and Jiao (in front) collect their morning catch using bait fish (below). They most commonly bring grouper, red snapper and seabass to the open-air market in downtown Victoria.

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jazz riff in the key of green. The lead soloist is always the majestic Coco de Mer palm. Fronds from that tree can reach more than 14 meters (roughly 45 feet) and the seed is the world’s largest; Coco de Mer sets the scale for the bright and open canopy above. “I’ve been in jungles throughout Africa, Latin America and East Asia,” says John Schellnhuber, a climate scientist from Germany visiting on holiday. “But this place is really unique. It’s like a Gothic cathedral built by palms.” Even the beaches throughout the Seychelles — consistently celebrated as being among the world’s finest — offer cathedral-like serenity. Praslin’s Anse Lazio is the most popular beach on the island, for good reasons. Framed in granite to the north and south, Anse Lazio presents the warm turquoise water of Chevalier Bay against fine white sand. It even offers natural relief from the sun, with shade trees lining the beach. But perhaps most striking is what’s missing: Visitors are spared the choking traffic jams, souvenir merchants and elbow-to-elbow crowding that characterize so many “world-class” beaches. In fact, the last short stretch leading to Anse Lazio is actually a dirt road. Other islands in the Seychelles weigh in with their own versions of innocent simplicity. La Digue is known for spectacular beaches and for its relaxed transportation strategy: Other than a few cars for hire, the preferred wheeled transport is bicycle or ox cart. To the north is Bird Island, a private resort and nature reserve named for the million-plus sooty terns that nest there every year. Far to the southwest is


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Aldabra, the Seychelles’ other UNESCO World Heritage site. Uninhabited and remote, Aldabra is one of the largest coral atolls in the world and home to the world’s largest giant tortoise population. Nearly half of the Seychelles’’ total land mass is set aside for conservation protection. In this context, the big island of Mahé might seem positively cosmopolitan. After all, the capital, Victoria, has intersections with the nation’s’’ only two traffic lights. All roads in Victoria seem to lead to the clock tower (locals call it the Seychelles’ “Big Ben”), just a short walk from the harbor, shop, museums and a botanical garden, as well as an open market selling produce and the day’s catch of fish. Mahé is only 17 miles long and no more than five miles wide, so everything is a leisurely drive. Upland, one can find reminders of earlier times, including a spice garden and a working tea factory. And sad reminders of earlier, not-so-innocent times, such as the ruins of a school for children who were rescued from slave ships. Yet even from that site, the reward is a view of the island nothing short of spectacular. Journeys around islands tend to end where they started. In any direction there’s never a hurry. The beach is as close as the next wide spot in the road to leave your car, your shoes, your watch and your to-do list. Back in Vallée de Mai, there is a flat rock at an intersection of two footpaths where a visitor can pause for a brief rest. It is silent, but for the conversations of the birds above. Then a cooling breeze wafts in from the sea, giving lift to the notion that perhaps General Gordon was right about paradise all along.

(Opposite page) The moon rises over Morne

Blanc, a granite peak rising 667 meters (nearly 2,200 feet) above Mahé Island, as seen from Anse l'Islette. (Above) Tourists walk under the palms of Grand Anse on Praslin. (Below) Victoria's clock tower, modeled after London's Big Ben, sits near the center of the capital city.

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New cuisine on the menu


Basil is incorporated into an organic Caprese–style salad at Hong Kong's Posto Pubblico restaurant.

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Both commuters and tourists enjoy ferry crossings from the more-than-100year-old Star Ferry Company — connecting Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, across Victoria Harbour.

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With more than 11,000 fine dining restaurants and casual eateries, Hong Kong is certainly one of the world’s best cities for food. Unfortunately, its love affair with shark fin and turtle soups has received much criticism from animal rights groups in recent years; at the same time, cases of contaminated meats and vegetables imported from mainland China, as well as the liberal use of MSG in Cantonese-run restaurants, only add to the perception of an irresponsible and unhealthy dining scene. œ But things are looking up, as local organic farms and restaurants celebrate the pleasures of eating ethically and homegrown.


One of the Star Ferry piers plays host to a twice-weekly farmer's market, boasting carrots and other fresh produce. Leo Chung, below, is sourcing supervisor of Homegrown Foods, a direct-to-household service from local farms. (FAR RIGHT) Chung and Ng Ping Leung, owner of Zen Organic, check romaine lettuce at Leung's farm.

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While socially conscious eating has gone mainstream in Europe, North America and Australia, it is slower on the uptake in many Asian countries. In Hong Kong, agricultural space is limited, so most foods are imported and sustainable dining has taken longer to gain momentum. “I can never quite tell if my oranges, which might have been picked too early from a farm in Florida, will be sweet and juicy or dry and tasteless,” says Hong Kong local Vickie Chan, who enjoys cooking and throwing big weekend parties for her friends yet finds the markets to be a gamble. Although Hong Kong isn’t exactly an agricultural nation, there is still much arable land in the New Territories, a lowdensity, 952-square-kilometer region (368 square miles) stretching from Kowloon to the border of China, where much of

the city-state’s food is produced. Before the 1980s, the New Territories consisted mainly of old villages, open fields and duck farms. Since then, it has become more urbanized, thanks to massive, government-subsidized housing projects. Yet it still retains much of its rural character as compared to other parts of Hong Kong. Here, wide-open spaces, countryside and rugged mountains stand in stark contrast to the urbanity of the main island and Kowloon. So you’ll be forgiven if, upon visiting, you think you’ve stepped into another world. Organic farming started in Hong Kong in the 1990s with just 10 farms, but today there are more than 400, and the government has an assistance program for conventional farms that wish to convert to organic practices. Since 2004, the area has witnessed a threefold increase in such farms.

Hong Kong has arrived late to the party, but at least it has arrived. Goin g green

Consumers in Hong Kong are becoming far more conscious about where their food is sourced, because of the recent food scares and scandals. “Of course, our land is limited, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get more imaginative with our farming techniques,” says Christine Smith-Mann, spokeswoman for Integrated Hospitality Management, a group that has started multiple restaurants with a commitment to local, “clean” (pesticide-free) food. IHM works with farms like Zen Organic that use no chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or genetically modified seeds. Additionally, organic farming values greater crop rotation than traditional farming, explains Joey Ng, owner of september / october 2012

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Hong Kong's Central Market is a bonanza of fresh produce from local farmers. The owners of Posto Pubblico, a New York–style Italian osteria, source their ingredients from 10 to 12 such farmers to produce healthy dishes like this ready-to-serve organic vegetable salad.

Zen Organic. That way, he says, “the soil gets to rest and remains nutrient-rich for generations to come.” Ng’s 250,000 square-kilometer farm is one of the pioneers in Hong Kong’s burgeoning organic movement. There, in the greenest area of Ta Kwu Ling in the northern New Territories, you’ll find Mediterranean varieties of heirloom and cherry tomatoes, rainbow carrots, gorgeous sweet peppers and creamy eggplants. Visitors are welcome Tuesday through Sunday. Other farms across the region also offer educational and interactive experiences, including Rainbow Organic Strawberry Farm, Kadoorie Farm, Lavender Garden and Wing Woo Bee Farm. Some even have cafés, BBQ pits and petting zoos, so visitors can easily make a day trip to one or more farms in the New Territories to get better acquainted with the land. 36

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Less i s mo re an d fr esh i s b est

In 2009, the responsible food movement in Hong Kong got a much-needed boost when New Yorkers Todd Darling and Rob Spina, the duo behind Integrated Hospitality Management, opened their dream restaurant. Posto Pubblico is a New York–style Italian Osteria that uses only local, organic produce. Best friends since age 5, Spina and Darling grew up in New York and had always wanted to open a business together. Spina’s family has owned and operated Italian restaurants since they emigrated from Italy to the U.S. in the 1940s. Following Posto Pubblico’s rapid success, IHM launched two new Italian restaurants, Linguini Fini in 2011 and Pizzeria Pubblico in June 2012. The approach in the Posto Pubblico kitchen is less is more and fresh is best. There’s

no need to complicate things when you’re using only the freshest goods, so most dishes comprise four or fewer ingredients. Posto Pubblico’s chefs serve up hearty Italian classics such as veal piccata, eggplant parmigiana, cacio e pepe (a minimalist pasta dish with cheese and pepper) and desserts like Sicilian cassata icebox cake. To further enhance the flavors and nutrients, Posto Pubblico uses clean cooking methods (baking, shallow frying and grilling) for lighter and healthier meals. “Before we opened,” Spina says, “Hong Kong had never heard of New York Italian. We saw a real opportunity to cut through the clutter and do something completely new in this city. Much like the way Italian immigrants made the most of the produce available to them when they arrived in New York, we are taking the same recipes and working with local producers as much as possible.”


“You just can’t compare the taste of local produce versus imported produce,” Darling says. “It’s a remarkable difference.” More than 90 percent of the vegetables are served within 48 hours of being harvested. Bread is baked daily in onsite ovens and the mozzarella cheese is handmade every afternoon. F rie nds of t he Far mers

Darling deals with about 10 to 12 local farmers and knows them all on a firstname basis. They all have their own specialties and for many, what they produce and how they produce it is a family legacy. “At first they thought we were a little crazy,” Darling says, “as none of our competitors were taking the time to go out to the farms and get produce. They just weren’t used to it.” Spina and Darling spent a year seeking out and nurturing relationships with

these farmers, to develop a wider range of crops and to keep an eye on the quality and integrity of their food sources. “Being able to look your local producer in the eye, and personally seeing the conditions in which your ingredients are grown, is truly rare in Hong Kong,” Darling says. “But having this luxury gives you greater peace of mind that what you are serving in your dishes is the best quality it can possibly be. And it’s important that diners are confident about the quality of the ingredients too.” Of course, sourcing locally affects a restaurant’s menu. Some fruits and vegetables — like bok choi, choi sum, pumpkin, beetroots and okra — only grow in Hong Kong’s winter months; sweet corn, lychee, mangoes, white eggplants and spinach only grow during the summer. So the menu at an organic restaurant is never static, and diners can always expect

to be surprised by a new invention when they return. But Spina and Darling are not the only ones making a difference. Margaret Xu, a good friend of the duo, is a well-known locavore and celebrity chef in Hong Kong who whips up stunning Cantonese banquet meals using local organic produce in her private kitchen restaurant, Yin Yang. There is also Life Café, a trendy little space in the SoHo (South of Hollywood Road) district that serves only organic vegetarian fare and is almost always packed during lunch. One of the newest kids on the block is Teakha, an organic teashop and bakery opened by Hong Kong food writer Nana Chan in January this year. Perhaps it’s only a matter of time until Hong Kong’s reputation as a mecca for fine cuisine will be replaced by a different, healthier recognition entirely.

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Women fighting for more in katanga.

Boxing Dreams story and photos by

by Glenna Gordon “Moving time!”

Diana Tulyanabo, 20, calls out, keeping time on a simple Nokia cell phone. At

her command, a flurry of movement begins and a dozen men and a few women shadow box and practice their footwork on the packed mud floor of Rhino Boxing Club in a Kampala slum. ¶ Two minutes later, Diana calls out, “Resting time!” They pause, touch their toes, wander around and catch their breath. ¶ Rhino is less a gym than an absence of other buildings in this crowded neighborhood, its boundaries demarcated not by a ring but by hanging laundry on one side and a video club that blasts Luganda-dubbed Kung Fu movies on the other. There’s a distinct smell — a blend of burning trash and cheap soap — and when the wind Diana is one of three boxing sisters in her family.

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the gym is in a sliver of a neighborhood in Katanga — a few thousand people getting by in a low-lying patch of swamp stuck in the middle of Kampala: to the north, downtown’s shiny new glass towers filled with banks, mobile phone companies and more; to the west, Makerere University, one of East Africa’s most respected educational institutions. To exit this neighborhood requires a literal climb up to Kampala’s ground level and, figuratively, so much more. Instead of leaving, Diana and her sisters Moreen, 22, and Helen, 23, head to Rhino and stand their ground as some of Uganda’s best female athletes. When I first went looking for female boxers in Kampala, one local boxing coach told me there weren’t any. There were some, he eventually admitted, but in his opinion women just aren’t tough enough to box; they should play netball instead. But he’s never met these sisters. It’s rare in Uganda, where most women outside the capital don’t even wear trousers, for women to box. But these ladies

can — and they’re good. Helen won first place in her weight class in an East Africa championship, pounding on her Tanzanian and Kenyan competitors in 2011, and Diana is often praised by her coaches for her potential. There’s a rich history of boxing here. Before he was an infamous dictator, Idi Amin was a famous boxer. And Ouma Kassim, a former Ugandan child soldier, is the reigning National American Boxing Association middleweight champion.  But these three don’t think much about this legacy — they’ve got their mother to look up to. Sara Bagoole was a great Buganda wrestler in her day. She

wore shorts under her gomesi, a traditional, floor-length dress with puffy sleeves, as she pounded on her opponents in matches. When Sara wrestled, she didn’t face the same challenges that her daughters do. For her, it was just a pastime. For Helen and Moreen, it’s everything. Diana knows that boxing alone won’t support her forever, so she is also studying to be a nurse. When Diana talks about her ambitions, her sisters fall silent. The conversation picks up again when Moreen teases Helen about their school days: “She fought with boys, girls, young, old, handsome, ugly.” Helen glares back. And then they all laugh. Most people who live in neighborhoods like Katanga have few options and fewer opportunities. Diana is whip-smart but bogged down by school fees, study schedules and household responsibilities. Helen and Moreen just work to get by, often helping in their other sisters’ shops. They had each hoped to be among the first female boxers at the summer Olympics in London, but without —story continued on page 45

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Helen (left) and Diana spar at Rhino Boxing Club in Katanga. Rhino is less a gym than simply a small, open space in a crowded neighborhood.

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—story continued from page 40 funding for travel or more training, and with little support from the Ministry of Youth and Sport, their hopes were dashed early on. Instead, they’re planning for 2016. In the meantime, the girls share a oneroom home with a half dozen or so other sisters and children, when they’re not staying with their mother or other relatives elsewhere in Katanga. The walls are covered in medals from tournaments and formal portraits of the girls showing their fighting faces and boxing gloves. When it’s time to head to the gym, they grab the gloves that hang from a ceiling rafter (they all share one pair) and head out the door, emerging between the sign for New Life Ministries Church and the coffin maker, then down the steep and narrow muddy path that passes through kafundos (local bars), hair salons, shops and homes. Every day, they choose boxing. Every day, while their friends hang with boyfriends and watch music videos, they pummel a heavy bag held up by a makeshift melded stand. “Boxing is my boyfriend,” says Moreen, who has never had a boyfriend.

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The striking main lobby of the African Union Conference Center and Office Complex. (OPPOSITE PAGE) The iconic logo of the African Union, established in 1999, hangs in the main hall.

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for dignitaries preparing to take the stage. Similar VIP lounges are tucked between the center’s seven conference halls and 31 caucus rooms. The complex also includes a medical clinic, media center, library and catering facilities. The African Union The arrival of this structure comes at a time when Africa is in need of a global gathering place. The increasing prominence of the African Union in international affairs, combined with the economic attention Africa is attracting, has increased the demand for Pan-African dialogue, deal making and diplomacy. The African Union was formed just a decade ago, after the dissolution of its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity (established in 1963). Although it has faced many challenges and endured skepticism, the AU has grown to become

an influential, multifaceted organization tackling an ambitious agenda of political, social and economic transformation across the continent. In recent years, the AU has also become more politically active among its member states and is a leading advocate for the promotion of trade and economic integration. Most prominently, the AU has performed a critical role in peacekeeping operations in areas such as Sudan’s Darfur region and Somalia. All of these activities are coordinated by the African Union Commission — the permanent, Addis Ababa–based secretariat that serves as the AU’s executive body. Dr. Jean Ping, chairman of the AU Commission from April 2008 to July 2012, declares the new complex “absolutely a necessity.” Previously, several of the AU’s major meetings had to be held across town at the United Nations Conference Center.

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foyer outside the main assembly hall, and one of the center’s seven conference halls. (OPPOSITE PAGE, TOP) An exterior view of

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Improving facilities Indeed, while the AU Commission has been called by the international community to take on an increasing number of tasks, its facilities have struggled to keep up with its myriad functions. The AUCC is the first in a series of three major construction projects that are dramatically changing the face of the AU’s campus in Addis Ababa. The AUCC was designed and built as a gift from the Chinese government to symbolize China’s support of Africa’s future development. At the inauguration ceremonies in January, Jia Qinglin, a senior Chinese government official, addressed the packed auditorium on behalf of Chinese President Hu Jintao. He announced that it was “a cornerstone” of his country’s foreign policy “to further consolidate and strengthen unity and cooperation between China and Africa and promote common development.” A new building for the AU’s Peace and Security Department will house a

special Pan-African conflict monitoring and prevention center and is expected to be completed in early 2013. The German government is funding its construction, as that country’s leadership has taken a focused interest in supporting African conflict prevention efforts. In addition, Ethio-Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al-Amoudi is bankrolling a new luxury hotel, located a stone’s throw from the AUCC. The African Union Grand Hotel is slated for completion next year at a cost of US$200 million. In response to Addis Ababa’s chronic shortage of hotel space during AU conferences, the African Union Grand Hotel will feature 130,000 square meters of meeting space and luxury guest rooms, including 58 presidential and ministerial suites. Modern design The AU’s new headquarters was designed by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Shanghai’s Tongji University. Although the project’s design was


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conceived in China, the architects strived to create buildings with genuine PanAfrican appeal. The project’s architects also paid close attention to the culture and history of the African Union itself. The office tower’s height of 99.9 meters is meant to commemorate the signing of the Sirte Declaration on September 9, 1999, which established the framework for the formation of the AU. The interior of the AUCC is decorated with a diverse and colorful collection of paintings from across the continent, all donated by the member states of the African Union. Outside, visitors are welcomed by a golden statue of the legendary president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah — considered to be the father of the Pan-African movement. Additional historical allusions can be seen on the walls of the AUCC’s massive circular lobby, where a series of portraits commemorate founding members of the Organization of African Unity from each of the AU’s geographical regions:

Ethiopia’s former emperor, Haile Selassie I (East Africa); legendary independence leader of Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Patrice Lumumba (Central Africa); Egypt’s former president Gamal Abdel Nasser (North Africa); and Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first president (West Africa). Nelson Mandela — the only living member of this lineup (Southern Africa) — is also displayed, though he was not a founding member of the Organization of African Unity (as South Africa was under apartheid rule at the time). Nearly 50 years ago, these and other post-colonial African heads of state gathered in Addis Ababa to herald a new era of Pan-African progress through diplomatic and economic cooperation. Today, Addis Ababa is still the city where the PanAfrican diplomatic agenda is set. And for future generations of African leaders, the new AU Conference Center — with its soaring ceilings and futuristic design — will be the place where the future of a continent is shaped.

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elliptical assembly hall, with seats for 2,500 dignitaries, is covered by a gargantuan skylight. (ABOVE) The Chinese-built headquarters from above.

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United Nations Conference Centre Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

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Travel Tools

Traveling Companions Practical apps for the road warrior. |

By Ron Londen

As the digital world tilts toward mobile, the “worldwide web” may no longer be enough for the worldwide traveler. Today it’s all about apps, the mini-programs that fill our tablets and smartphones, promising to keep us entertained and maybe solve a few problems on the road. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our top picks for problem-solving apps that help travelers to keep track of their stuff, their money and their time.

packing pro

Because failing to pack an obscure item can ruin your trip, Packing Pro (US$2.99, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) allows you to create extensive packing checklists for any kind of travel, which can be customized, saved and reused for future trips. It comes with a customizable master catalog of more than 800 suggested items. (For example, if you plan on cooking during your trip, it will remind you to pack a spatula.) If you happen to be the type who can forget to pack underwear, Packing Pro is a trip-saver.

xe currency

When traveling to multiple countries, it’s easy to get confused about the value of local currency, leading to embarrassment when leaving a tip — not to mention disadvantages when negotiating prices. XE Currency (free, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows phone) can help. XE Currency accesses a database of every world currency as well as precious metals — updated as often as once per minute. With the app, users can track rates for up to 10 currencies on one screen, giving a clear picture of a fair rate — and a fair tip at mealtime. If your expense reports feel like a game of three-dimensional chess, XE Currency can be particularly useful, since the database can “back date” the exchange rates to any date over the past year.

world clock pro

World Clock Pro (US$1.99, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) allows you to simultaneously track the current time in any number of cities and times zones. Why get this app when most smartphones have a world clock feature? First, the interface is beautiful, especially on an iPad. Chosen cities are displayed on a customizable world map, complete with on-screen daylight display. So with one glance you can see where multiple locations are on a day/night cycle. Second, you can set multiple alarms for any time zone — the time here or there — and it will go off at the right time even if you have traveled into a different time zone since setting the alarm.

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aves of globalization continue to surge across the competitive landscape of the world’s businesses. In response, enterprises in developing countries seem to be using two pervading strategies to harness growth and innovation. In Reverse Innovation, authors Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble outline these strategies and build a case for a more radical approach. The first widely used strategy is to create business environments that are conducive to attracting foreign direct investments. For instance, through legal reforms and the introduction of electronic processing, it is now possible to start a business in Rwanda in three days with just two procedures. This has in turn attracted several multinational companies to set up branches in the capital of Kigali. Improving the business environment for trade tends to promote a phenomenon known as “glocalization,” in which multinational companies customize their products and services for their local consumers in order to maximize market share. This decision typically means removing premium features from existing products in order to reduce costs. The second dominant approach, perfected by Chinese businesses, is to leverage Western technology and information. This often creates local versions of business models that mirror their Western counterparts, with the exception of a few alterations that cater to local tastes. While both of these strategies account for a high level of growth, the authors of Reverse Innovation advise the active development of innovation from scratch within local emerging markets. This market-based approach starts by identifying the distinctive needs of 56

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customers without being compromised by corporate culture or by glocalization. Recent innovations that are referenced and make a strong case for reverse innovation include the Nano by Tata, which — at just over US$2,000 — is the world’s most affordable car, and VScan, a small batterypowered imaging device by GE based on ultrasound technology. The irony is that more and more of these radical innovations are emerging from companies in the developing world, which, until recently, have been completely off the radar of the world’s business elite. Not only does this blind spot jeopardize the global expansion prospects of multinational corporations, but it also threatens their positions in their own markets. Several corporations have woken up to this reality. As Robert McDonald, chairman and CEO of Proctor and Gamble, attests to in Reverse Innovation, “Our innovation strategy is not just diluting the top-tier product for their lower-end consumer. You have to discretely innovate for every one of the consumers on that economic curve, and if you don’t do that, you’ll fail.” The authors provide strategic guidelines on how to execute such innovation. Their rule of thumb for penetrating these markets is to create products and services that provide a 50-percent solution for only 15 percent of the cost. This is why corporations must scrap assumptions of glocalization that will likely produce an inadequate or inferior product. They have to learn how to cultivate reverse innovation alongside local adaption of current products, in spite of the conflicting strategies or potential cannibalization. Though it takes time to restructure this innovation process, now is an opportune moment for current or aspiring global professionals across regions like Africa to embrace this phenomenon and put it into practice. This could become the key to reversing the brain drain in Africa and other developing regions while creating business solutions that better serve Africa’s consumers and stimulate highquality economic growth.

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Waffles on Wheels Belgian waffles hit the road in Brussels. |

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ith a higher average rainfall than London, Brussels has perfected comfort food as its way to promote emotional well-being. And the king of the city’s classic comforts is none other than the Belgian waffle. What could better serve as a substitute for the sun than this warm, golden, baked treat? Waffles (wafels in Flemish, gaufres in French) have origins in both the Dutch and French sides of Belgium’s cultural composition. In the Middle Ages, waffles were made and served outside of churches as treats on religious holidays. Now, they are available just about anywhere in the city — from restaurants to window kiosks to moving vehicles called waffle trucks. Just like the goods they offer, these bright yellow trucks naturally brighten the often-gray city. Unlike their ice-cream truck cousins, however, they have no need for musical devices to attract attention: You can smell them from hundreds of meters away. Upon first encountering a waffle truck, I knew my waistline was in serious trouble.

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I was strolling around Brussels’’ hip Sablon picked up my second waffle of the day. area, describing to a friend the ecstasy of (I decided against taking any chances, my first Belgian waffle experience. When uncertain when my next mobile waffle he, in turn, told me about the existence experience might be.) What I didn’t’ know then was that I of waffle trucks, we immediately changed would meet the trucks often: our course to seek one out. in suburban areas, at street When we found one, I had corners in the city center and to restrain myself from skipJust like the goods at weekend markets. ping up to the service window. they offer, these I’v’’ e since learned that Despite our dinner reservabright yellow there are two types of waffles: tion, I needed to have a waffle. trucks naturally the rectangular Brussels Gaufres served in trucks cost brighten the waffle and its rounded–-edged €2 (about US$2.45) and are often-gray city. relative from nearby Liège. presented on thin, wax paper The latter was created in sheets along with napkins. Add an extra €0,50 for chocolate syrup the 18th century by the prince-bishop of Lièges’ ’’ chef, who modified the recipe by and €1 for a dollop of creme fraiche. A “tourist” version of the waffle offers using brioche dough — creating a denser, a variety of additional toppings: strawber- chewier version of the classic. Surprisingly, the Liège waffle is the ries, Nutella, whipped cream, caramelized most common in Brussels. (In fact, it’s the fruit or any combination of these. The toppings make them more dif- type served in waffle trucks.) The smell of ficult to eat on the go, so if you want to its caramelized sugar coating renders you avoid getting sugary goodness all over, opt powerless to inevitable weight gain. This has proven true for me: 12 weeks for une gaufre au nature; they are delicious in Brussels, 26 waffles consumed and 4 on their own. On our way home from dinner that pounds gained. My waistline is indeed in night, I came across another vendor and trouble. september / october 2012

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24 Hours

Nairobi

Taking a tour back in time. |

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Kentmere Club Limuru Country Club

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of the tea farm followed by lunch (roughly US$30). If you don’t have a rental car, ask your hotel to arrange for a taxi — a full day of service goes for around US$100. 8:30 a.m. Explain to your driver that you are heading to the Kiambethu Tea Farm in Limuru, but ask to travel via the Banana Hill Road. An hour will put you up on the highlands, where you’ll see whole slopes planted in thigh-high tea bushes. If you delay your breakfast, you can eat at the quaint Kentmere Club along the way, which opened in 1927 when Baroness Karen von Blixen was still managing a farm and living the life that would become her widely read memoir, Out of Africa.

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Breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m., offering a classic English spread: eggs and sausage, an array of local fruits (pineapple, papaya and watermelon), plus a cheeseboard with toast and croissants. 11 a.m. Park at Kiambethu Farm (only six kilometers, nearly four miles, from the Kentmere Club) and join the walking tour, which includes not only background on tea production but also a visit to an indigenous forest and tidbits of local history. You’ll see how pickers harvest selected leaves and learn about the famous anthropologist and archaeologist Louis Leakey, who is buried nearby in the Limuru Church, built by the ancestor of the current Kiambethu owner. For lunch, relax on a green expanse of lawn looking out to the Ngong Hills while enjoying tea and a full English buffet, including such comforting dishes as soup made from locally grown garden vegetables, roast beef and homemade ice cream topped with cream from the farm’s own Channel Island cows. 2:30 p.m. Push on to Limuru Country Club, founded by British expatriates in 1945. Consider lawn bowling as an alternative to golf; access to the bowling green and vintage clubhouse, plus a deposit for drinks and snacks, goes for roughly US$15. If you ask, you might even get a free coaching session from John Gicihango, who has represented Kenya at the Commonwealth Games. Beware, though: John is likely to curl his last bowl around yours, easing up to the white jack and snatching away the points you thought you had secured. Or, if you’d like to forego lawn bowling, another option is to seek out a bartering experience at one of the Maasai markets northwest of downtown Nairobi — open three days a week. On Tuesdays, local traders display their wares (including jade jewelry, soapstone figurines, antique masks

and batik cloth) behind the Westgate Mall. On Fridays, they can be found under a tent roof at an open-air mall called The Village Market and on Saturdays at the parking lot across from the Hilton. Regardless of the price you negotiate, you’re sure to come away with both a prized possession and a fond memory. 6 p.m. Head back toward downtown Nairobi, stopping at the Muthaiga Shopping Center to eat at Anghiti Restaurant, known for its exquisite Indian cuisine. Many East Asians came to Kenya before the English, arriving in Mombasa on wooden sailing dhows, where they started trading posts. Indian coolies did most of the physical labor on the railroad built from Mombasa to Nairobi, and upon arrival they became well-established merchants. It is only fitting, then, to eat at least one good Indian meal in the capital city. Order the crunchy papad masala (crisp flatbread) as an appetizer, and consider either dal makhani (savory lentils) or the richly gravied butter chicken as a main course. 8 p.m. Enough! After your driver battles into the city center, dodging careening piki-pikis (motorcycles), you’ll be happy to retreat into the calm, green sanctuary of

the Fairview Hotel. The Fairview, which has been owned by the same EuropeanKenyan family since 1946, is known as “the country hotel in the city” — and once you get through the gate, you’ll know why. All the commotion of the street recedes behind a delightful berm of boulders and native trees. Fan-like Traveler’s Palms screen off skyscrapers, and a series of small cascades diminishes traffic noise. You can order dessert on the patio, savoring passion fruit sherbet under a lacy acacia, or retreat into the glass-roofed courtyard for a drink. A night’s stay includes access to a delightful elevated pool, allowing for an evening dip. Call it a day and retreat to your room. “Karibu,” as they say in Swahili. You are welcome. Tim Bascom spent his childhood in East Africa and writes often about cross-cultural encounters. His award-winning memoir, Chameleon Days, describes growing up in Ethiopia during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie I (Houghton Mifflin).

How to get there » Ethiopian Airlines flies daily from Addis Ababa to Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport in Nairobi.

The Fairview Hotel — an oasis amid the bustling city of Nairobi.

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1,000 Words

Celebrating Ethiopia's Olympians

Also winning for Ethiopia: Tiki Gelana (gold, women's marathon), Meseret Defar (gold, women's 5,000 meters), Dejen Gebremeskel (silver, men's 5,000 meters), Sofia Assefa (bronze, women's steeplechase) and Tariku Bekele (bronze, men's 10,000 meters).

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Tao X iyi / X inhua P ress

Selamta’s July/August issue looked at Ethiopia's running legacy, celebrating runners like Tirunesh Dibaba. In London, Dibaba defended her Olympic 10,000-meter title (shown here) with a third career gold and later won bronze in the women's 5,000.


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Unusual Museums in D.C. by jodi macfarlan

Beneath the polished guise of Smithsonian respectability lies a quirkier side of Washington, D.C., museum life. Check out these off-the-beaten-track museums in the U.S. capital.

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National Museum of Health & Medicine

Founded by the U.S. Army during the American Civil War, this is one of the country’s oldest museums. Marvel at its millions of medical oddities — everything from a stomach-shaped hairball (extracted from a girl who ate her hair) to the bullet that killed U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. selamta.co/healthmuseum

International Spy Museum

Assume a secret identity at the only museum in the world dedicated to espionage. Learn the importance of keeping your “cover,” undergo training at the School for Spies (where you’ll discover microdots, buttonhole cameras and more), and explore the vast global history of reconnaissance throughout the centuries. Don’t miss James Bond’s Aston Martin or the lipstick-containerturned-gun used by female KGB agents. selamta.co/spy

The Museum of Unnatural History

National Bonsai and Penjing Museum

If plant life is more alluring, check out this collection of 200-some miniature tree masterpieces — all perfectly pruned. Among the beautiful, intricately shaped plants is a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai that survived the bombing of Hiroshima in World War II. The bonsai was gifted by a Japanese gardener in 1976, in celebration of the American bicentennial. selamta.co/bonsai

National Museum of Crime & Punishment

Ever wanted to test your Wild West shooting skills? See if you could outwit a polygraph machine? Try your hand at forensic science in a crime scene lab? Check out the Crime Museum, with hundreds of interactive elements and crime-related artifacts. You can even see a portrait of yourself added to the “Most Wanted” list — an image that will stick with you, for sure. selamta.co/crime

Dedicated to the discoveries of the Unnaturalist Society, this “museum” showcases the rarest of the rare and other playful, imaginative wonders — including unbelievable animals like weagles and owlephants. As part of a nonprofit co-founded by creative mastermind Dave Eggers, the museum serves as a storefront to support in-house tutoring and writing programs for kids. Don’t leave without buying some Unicorn Tears or those pesky “Missing Links” that evolutionary biologists have spent their careers hunting. selamta.co/unnatural september / october 2012

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Destination

The Amazing Sculptures of Jeddah

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t first glance, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, may seem like just another hot and dusty concrete metropolis in the Middle East. But less than a century ago, Jeddah was a sleepy fishing village completely enclosed by high walls and gates that were locked at night to protect its citizens from marauders. All that changed with the discovery of oil in 1938, transforming Jeddah into the region’s busiest commerce center and the gateway for two of Islam’s holiest cities, Mecca and Medina. With the city’s phenomenal growth spurt over the ensuing decades, its cumbersome walls came tumbling down, making way for dozens of copper and blue-glass skyscrapers that wind along boulevards bursting with dazzling fuchsia bougainvillea and ablaze with red and yellow bird of paradise bushes. But what makes the streets of Jeddah a distinctive standout is the public artwork. In the 1970s, Jeddah’s mayor, Mohammed Said Farsi, envisioned a city on par with other global cultural hubs and undertook the Jeddah Beautification Project. Part of this project involved sprinkling the city’s landscape with an array of visual sculptural treats. The first sculptures to crop up around the city were inspired by traditional and familiar ordinary objects, such as Arabian coffee pots, water vessels and incense burners. The next wave of sculptures was developed from Quranic verses using artistic Arabic calligraphy. From that point, the influences diversified and snowballed; great care was taken, however, to avoid using the human form, to sidestep religious conflicts. With an initial budget of US$150 million to acquire sculptures and necessary landscaping, Farsi and his team sought out local and regional artisans as well as some of the world’s most distinguished masters to create Jeddah's works. Henry Moore, the famed British sculptor, created several bronze pieces. Ottmar 62

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Hollmann, a German sculptor, is credited with creating more than a dozen, including the Cosmos, which soars a jawdropping 36 meters (more than 118 feet) into the sky, making it one of the planet’s biggest sculptures. Victor Vasarely, the French artist famous for his geometric abstract optical illusions, produced several now-priceless masterpieces. Newcomers to the city are awed by the sheer number and immense size of these world-class sculptures, and residents are indulged daily with a feast for the eyes. The art is categorized into a variety of intentional themes, such as religious,

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the Bicycle. At an astonishing 15-meters high, it also has the distinction of being the world’s largest bike. Fashioned of rusty scrap metals by Spanish artist Julio Lafuente, the Bicycle occupies one of Jeddah’s busiest intersections and is accompanied by a spare wheel. Another favorite is Lafuente's Illuminated Globe. With a surface area of 600 square meters, the globe’s specially constructed steel frame had to allow for heat expansion in Jeddah’s blistering summer temperatures. Unfortunately, years of neglect, graffiti, indifference and vandalism have all taken their toll. Compounded by exposure to Jeddah’s intolerable heat, stinging winds, inescapable sandstorms and salty sea air, more than 125 of the original 526 sculptures have been lost to the elements. Well-meaning attempts to fix some of the broken or damaged works were crude patchwork at best. The Jeddah Restoration Project is now

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historical, whimsical, geometrical, science and so on. The sculptures are fashioned out of everything from bronze and steel, to marble, concrete and local stone, and even scrap iron and recycled machinery. Many of the municipality’s estimated 350 sculptures are easily accessible, whether they stand in center islands dividing the roadways, in the middle of huge traffic circles, or in the world’s largest public open-air art museum, Al Hamra. While driving on Corniche Road, along the Red Sea coastline, visitors to Jeddah may chuckle upon seeing The Accident: five automobiles that appear to have randomly crashed into an enormous chunk of concrete. Just down the road in a lagoon appears the graceful, 3.6-metertall Sunflower Fountain by Finnish artist Eila Hiltunen — one of only two women commissioned for the Jeddah Beautification Project. Among the best-known sculptures is

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Jeddah is home to 350 pieces of public art as well as beautiful mosques, including Ar-Rahmah Mosque (opposite page), also known as "the floating mosque" for how it seemingly hovers over the Red Sea.

underway to restore, repair and reposition many of these marvelous but weatherbeaten masterpieces. Restoration funds are being raised through private donations and corporate sponsors. “We were obliged to ship three of the sculptures to the United Kingdom because of the extensive damage they sustained over the years,” says the Jeddah businessman heading up the project, Mr. Fady Jameel, whose family has been a generous arts supporter for decades. Jeddah’s public art is finally receiving a much-needed facelift, sure to provide its residents with many more years of enjoyment, cultural enlightenment and art appreciation that is unique to this oncesleepy fishing village on the Red Sea. Susie Khalil is an American artist and writer who lives in Jeddah with her Saudi husband. When she’s not out trying to get just one more photo of the Illuminated Globe, she can be found snorkeling in the Red Sea. september / october 2012

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Jazzamba

This jazz lounge welcomes music legends even as it nurtures the next generation of musicians. by J E N N I F E R CO N R AD SE I D E L

For news about upcoming shows, follow Jazzamba Lounge on Twitter (@Jazzamba_Lounge) or visit www.facebook.com/pages/ Jazzamba-Lounge.

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hile most music instructors would be satisfied with seeing students perform at occasional recitals or gigs, Ethiojazz bassist Henock Temesgen and his fellow musicians wanted more for their students at Addis Ababa’s Jazzamba Music School. “We wanted our students, and also other music students,” Henock says, “to have a platform where they can display their talent.” So, partnering with some friends and investors—Samuel Gezahegn, Girum Mezmur, Abegaz Yoshimoto and Yonas Gorfu—Henock opened Jazzamba, a top-tier jazz club in the heart of Addis, in 2009. Jazzamba, which translates roughly as “jazz sanctuary,” is located in the Piazza district alongside the city’s oldest hotel, Taitu. The lounge opened its doors to an eager audience in June 2011, and on every night since, delighted clubgoers have been entertained by musicians both young and old, both beginners and legends. A non-smoking venue open seven days a week, Jazzamba serves wine and beer, and hungry patrons can order entrees or shared plates. The club features several regular bands in rotation. Weekends start with the Addis Acoustic Project, which plays instrumental music from the ’50s and ’60s on Friday nights. Sometimes a vocalist—such as beloved Ethiopian singers Girma Negash,

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Friday nights at Jazzamba begin with the Addis Acoustic Project, widely credited with a resurgence of the "Ethiojazz" movement. Pictured (left to right) are Natnael Tessema (drum), Ayele Mamo (mandolin), Girum Mezmur (guitar) and Henock Temesgen (bass).


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Zeritu Kebede, a pop singer who was part of Jazzamba's opening-night lineup, is a frequent performer.

In the two years it has been open, the lounge has become an international venue for local groups and solo artists, as well as musicians passing through Addis Ababa.

Bahta Gebrehiwot, Mohammud Ahmed or Girma Tefera—will join the band for a song or two. Saturday nights are anchored by legendary vocalist Kuku Sebsibe and the Zemen Band. On Wednesdays, the Ethiojazz funk band Nubian Arc, with singer Alemayehu Eshete, takes the stage. Other regular bands come from across the musical spectrum, including Abysinya Sound, Addis Taim, Abyssinia Boys and the Express Band. Pop singer

Zeritu Kebede performed at the club’s opening night and has been back several times since. The club’s managers announce upcoming shows on Facebook and Twitter, but a lot happens spontaneously. As the buzz about the lounge has grown, more international musicians who are passing through Addis make appearances at Jazzamba. “It became an international venue in such a short period,” Henock marvels. Revenue from the lounge also directly supports the school (previously known as the African Jazz School). The students, most of whom are 20 to 35 years old, form their own music groups and perform occasionally at Jazzamba as well as other locations. Soon, Samuel says,

Jazzamba Music School will offer scholarships, a recording studio and a production company, so students can “realize their dreams of becoming great musicians.” Despite the lounge’s runaway success, the founders have not lost sight of their original goal. “Our greatest passion is the music school,” says Henock, himself a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. “If we had just the lounge and used it as a revenue-generating source, we would become just another [group of] businessmen. But our main goal and focus is on producing musicians. “We want that to be our legacy.” Jennifer Conrad Seidel is a freelance writer and music lover in Charlottesville, Virginia. september / october 2012

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Travel Tips

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

Ankle circles

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

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

Arm curl

Foot pumps

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

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

Forward flex

Knee to chest

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

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

Overhead stretch

Knee lifts

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

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

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Other Tips for a Comfortable Flight

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

> For your own comfort, try to travel light.

> Avoid heavy meals during the flight.

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

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

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

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

Neck roll

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

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

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

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

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Traveling in Ethiopia Land » Ethiopia covers an area of 1.14 million square kilometers (944,000 square miles). Climate » There are two seasons: The dry season, October–May, and the wet season, June–September. Topography » Ethiopia has an elevated central plateau varying in height between 2,000 and 3,000 meters. In the north and center of the country, there are some 25 mountains whose peaks rise above 4,000 meters. The most famous Ethiopian river is the Blue Nile (or Abbay), which flows north a distance of 1,450 kilometers from its source in Lake Tana to join the White Nile at Khartoum, Sudan. People » The population is estimated at 78 million.

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

Courier & Money TransfeRS »

c) half a liter of perfume

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.

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

Communications » Telephones, fax machines and Internet access are available in Addis Ababa in most hotels and at private Internet service centers around the city. Working Hours » Government office hours are 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Working hours on Friday are 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 1:30– 5:30 p.m. Private and public businesses are often open on Saturdays.

Public Holidays » Public holidays are celebrated according to the Ethiopian (Julian) Calendar (see “Time”). The calendar is seven years behind the Western or Gregorian Calendar, with the New Year falling in the month of September. September 11: Ethiopian New Year September 27: The Finding of the True Cross (Meskal) August 19: Eid ul Fitr — the end of Ramadan* October 26: Id ul Ahda (Sacrifice)* January 8: Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) January 20: Ethiopian Epiphany (Timkat) March 2: Victory of Adwa (1896)

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

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

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

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

April 15: Ethiopian Orthodox Easter Sunday

Currency » The units of currency are

May 28: Fall of the Dergue (1991) Day

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

*These holidays are subject to moon sighting.

Banking Hours » Banking hours are usually 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays. Most banks work through lunchtime; however, foreign exchange services are closed during lunch hours (noon–1 p.m.). 68

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

Health Requirements » A yellow fever certificate is required for some African destinations. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in Ethiopia. Customs » Duty-free imports are permitted for up to: a) 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco b) 2 liters of alcoholic beverages

When it comes to currency: a) It is illegal to carry more than 200 birr when entering or departing Ethiopia. b) You must declare to customs officials at point of entry any cash in excess of US$3,000 (or the equivalent). If you have more than US$3,000 on departing, you must present a receipt from the purchasing bank.

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

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

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


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One

And

Two

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Three

Sost

Four

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Five

Amist

Six

Sidist

Seven

Sebat

Eight

Semmint

Nine

Zetegn

Ten

Asser

Eleven

Asra-and

Twelve

Asra-hulet

Thirteen, etc.

Asra-sost, etc.

Twenty

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Twenty-one, etc.

Haya-and, etc.

Thirty

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Thirty-one, etc.

Selasa-and, etc.

Forty

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Fifty

Amsa

One hundred

And meto

One thousand

And shi  

D irec t ions / E mergencies

M ee t ing and G ree t ing Hello

Halo

Good morning

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

Good afternoon Good evening

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

Commerce

Where? (Place)

Yet?

Where is it?

Yet no?

Where? (Direction)

Wodet?

Street/road

Menged

Airport

Awiroplan marefeya

Where is the hotel?

Hotelu yet no?

Where are you going?

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

I am going to . . .

Wede... iyehedku no

Turn right

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

Turn left

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

Go straight

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

Please stop here

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

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

Hotel

Hotel

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

Room

Kifil

Bed

Alga

How are you?

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

To sleep

Metegnat

To bathe

Galan metateb

I am well, thank you (very much)

Dehna negn (Betam) amesegenallehu

Where is the toilet?

Metatebiya betu yet new?

You’re welcome

Minim aydel

Please come in

Yigbu/giba(M)/ gibi(F)

Where may I get something to drink?

Yemiteta neger yet agengalehu?

Coffee

Buna

Please sit down

Yikemetu/ tekemet(M)/ tekemechi(F)

One (cup of) coffee

And (sini) buna

Come

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

Beer

Birra

Go

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

Cold

Kezkaza

Stop

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

Help

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

Hospital

Hakem bet

Police

Polis

Goodbye

What is your name?

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

Hot

Muk

Tea

Shay

My name is . . .

Sime . . . no

Food

Migib

Where do you come from?

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

Meat

Siga

Fish

Assa

I come from . . .

Ke . . . metahu

Bread

Dabo

My country is . . .

Hagere . . . no

Butter

Kebe

Can you speak Amharic?

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

Sugar

Sikuar

Salt

Chow

Pepper

Berbere

Shop

Suk

To buy

Megzat

Sunday

Ihud

To sell

Meshet

Monday

Segno

Money

Genzeb

Tuesday

Maksegno

Cent

Santime

Wednesday

Erob

How much does this cost?

Wagaw sint no?

Thursday

Hamus

Friday

Arb

That is quite expensive

Betam wood no

Saturday

Kedame

Only a little

Tinish

I want to learn more

Yebelete memar ifelegalehu

How do you find Ethiopia?

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

I like it here

Itiyopiya Tesmamtognal

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Bombardier Q400 Data (ET-ANI, ET-ANJ, ET-ANK, ET-ANL, ET-ANV, ET-ANW, ET-ANX, ET-ANY, ET-AQB, ET-AQC) Seat Capacity: 78 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 29,574 kg; Landing, 28,123 kgs; Zero Fuel, 26,308 kg Operating Empty Weight:17.684 kg Total Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu.ft

Boeing 737-700 (ET-ALK, ET-ALM, ET-ALN,ET-ALQ, ET-ALU) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 102. Total: 118 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 70,080 kg; Landing, 58,604 kgs; Zero Fuel, 55,202 kg Operating Empty Weight: 41,015 kg Total Cargo Volume: 966 cu.ft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boeing 777-200LRF Cargo (ET-APU, ET-APS) Cargo Capacity: 27 (96" x 125") pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 766,800 lbs; Landing, 575,000 lbs; Zero Fuel, 547,000 lbs Cargo Volume: Main, 18,630 cu.ft.; Lower, 4,700 cu.ft. 10 m 20m 30m 40m 50m 60m 70m 70

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current commercial fleet Long Range Passenger Services 3 Boeing 787-8 (ET-AOQ, ET-AOR, ET-AOS) 5 Boeing 777-200LR (ET-ANN, ET-ANO, ET-ANP, ET-ANQ, ET-ANR) 12 Boeing 767-300 ER (ET-ALC, ET-ALH, ET-ALJ, ET-ALL, ET-ALO, ET-ALP, ET-AME, ET-AMF, ET-AMG, ET-AMQ, ET ANU, ET-AQG) Medium Range Passenger Services 4 Boeing 757-200 ER (ET-ALZ, ET-AMK, ET-AMT, ET-AMU)

Domestic and Regional Passenger Services 10 Bombardier Q400 (ET-ANI, ET-ANJ, ET-ANK, ET-ANL, ET-ANV, ET-ANW, ET-ANX, ET-ANY, ET-AQB, ET-AQC) Cargo and Non-Scheduled Services 2 Boeing 777-200LRF (ET-APU, ET-APS) 1 Boeing 757-260 Freighter (ET-AJS) 1 Boeing 757-200 PCF (ET-AJX)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vancouver Seattle Portland

Minneapolis Chicago

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

Denver

Las Vegas

Montréal Ottawa

Quebec

Syracuse Portland Toronto Rochester Boston Dayton Cleveland New York Philadelphia Cincinnati

Detroit

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

Albuquerqe

Phoenix Tucson

Memphis Nashville Oklahoma City Little Rock Columbia Atlanta Dallas

Houston San Antonio

New Orleans Tampa Miami

north atlantic ocean

Jacksonville Orlando Fort Lauderdale

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

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

south pacific ocean

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

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

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Helsinki Stockholm

Oslo

Moscow

Gothenburg

Aberdeen

Copenhagen

Belfast

Edinburgh Manchester

Dublin

London Brussels Paris

Warsaw Amsterdam

Dusseldorf

Frankfurt

Zurich Geneva Lyon

Toulouse

Prague Vienna Budapest

Munich

Marselle

Madrid

Berlin

Bucharest

Milan

Sofia

Rome

Barcelona

Istanbul

Beijing

Lisbon

Palermo

Korea Larnaca

Beirut Tel Aviv

Damascus

Kuwait City

Cairo

Dammam Riyadh

Hangzhou

Dubai

New Delhi Guangzhou (Canton) Kolkata (Calcutta)

Muscat

Jeddah

Hong Kong

Mumbai Dakar

Khartoum Bamako

Conakry

Niamey

Ouagadougou

Freetown

N’Djamena

Monrovia

Abidjan

Accra

Djibouti Berbera

Abuja Cotonou Lomé

Lagos

Yaounde

Juba

Yaounde

Douala

Dire Dawa

ADDIS ABABA

Bangui

Malabo

Singapore

Libreville

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

Manila

Bangkok

Mekelle

Bahir Dar

Jakarta Victoria

Lubumbashi

indian ocean

Lilongwe

Lusaka Harare

ASKY N E T WO R K

south atlantic ocean Windhoeck

Gaborone

Maputo

Johannesburg

Bamako Durban Cape Town

Conakry

Niamey

Ouagadougou

Freetown

N’Djamena Abuja

Cotonou

Monrovia

Abidjan

Accra

Lomé

Yaounde Douala Yaounde Malabo Lagos

Libreville Brazzaville Kinshasa

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red sea

Shire

Axum

Mekelle

Humera

Denakil Depression

ras dashan (4,620m) simien mountains

Gondar gulf of aden

Lalibela

tana

Bahir Dar

choke mountains

Asosa Dire Dawa Jijiga Ahmar mountains

Addis Ababa

dembidollo gore

koka

Gambella

zwai abiata

langano

Jimma

ogaden region shala

Mizan teferi

Arba Minch Jinka

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

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

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

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mendebo mountains

Kabri Dar

abaya

shamo

BAHIR DAR

Gode

GONDAR

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

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

DIRE DAWA

Humera

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

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

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

Tel: 251 - 34 4480556 251 - 911 255437

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

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

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

MEKELLE

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

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


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kennedy library

The main library at Addis Ababa University.

National Museum of ethiopia

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

St.GEorge’s cathedral

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

piazza district

russian

Another name for the historic district.

st

adwa st

st. george's cathedral

megabit 28 square

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

national museum

Piazza district

ring rd

anwar mosque

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

megabit 28 square anwar mosque taitu hotel

taitu hotel

parliment building lorenzo

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

tiezaz

st

colson

st

N iger

parliament building

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

ave

st

zewditu hospital

sahara

The hospital in central Addis Ababa.

menelik

zewditu hospital

ethiopian national theatre

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

african hall & ECA conference center

ethiopian national theatre ydnekachew tesema stadium

africa hall and EcA conf. center

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

jomo kenya tta st

meskel square

ydnekachew tesema stadium

cameroon

chamber of commerce

d

r. .a.

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

chamber of commerce

AF

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

RIC

sierra leone st

meskel square

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

A ave

millennium exhibition hall

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

Millennium Exhibition Hall

Bole International Airport

ring

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

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Cargo: Airlines Service International (ASI), 5160 Explorer Drive, Unit 4, Suite F, Mississauga, Ontario 4W 4T7 Tel: 905629 4522, Fax: 905 629 4651 Email: asi@airlineservices.com CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Africa Discovery, Avenue B. Boganda, PO Box 1182, Bangui, Central African Republic Tel: 236-75501260/70551136 Email: dorothee@africa-discovery.net CHILE Aviareps Tel: 562 2362748/2362749, Fax: 562 2362750 CHINA Suite 702, Central Plaza, 227 Huang Pi North Road, Shanghai Tel: 86-21-63758388, Fax: 86-021-63758611 Email: cshi@hungnkit.com Hangzhou A-903 World Trade Center, No. 122 Shuguang Road, Hangzhou. P.C. 310007 Tel: 057187960600, Fax: 057187960677 East China, Hung & Kit Operational office, Suite 702, Central Plaza Tel: 86 21 63758388, Fax: 86 21 63758611 Email: royye@hungnkit.com North East China, Harbin Yuechheng Tourism Consulting Service Co., LTD Room 1604, Yengtze River Tel: 045182651966/0866/0366, Fax: 45182657678 Email: Zhou-fj@hotmail.com Southwest China, East Plaza 1-2-902, No.229 Zhiquan, section, East avenue, Chengdu, China Tel: 0086-28-84701460/80/90 Fax: 0086-28-84701470 Email: everlasting_riyue@126.com, www.riyuehangfu.com Cargo: SHA, BJS, HGH & CAN Megacap Logistics International Ltd; Room G 11/F, Shanghai Zhaofeng Universal Building, 1800 Zhongshan Road West Shanghai 200235 China Tel: 86 21 6440 0907, Fax: 86 21 6440 3435 Email: kevinchen@megacap.com.cn allantam@megacap.com.cn COLOMBIA Aviareps Tel: 571 317 2805/257 1818, Fax: 571 317 2890 Comoros Matembezi Travel & Tourism, Itsambouni, Moroni Tel: 2697730422/330400, Fax: 2697730075 Email: agence.matembezi@comorestelecom.com CONGO REPUBLIC Euro World Sarl, Immeuble Arc-En face chambre de Commerce, 1st floor-Centre Ville, Brazzaville Tel: 242 6712020/6713037 Cel: 971505589504, Fax: 31 020 655 3686 Email: a_chandirani@yahoo.com CONGO DRC Alamdar Tour & Travels, PO Box: 2976 Lubumbashi Tel: 243 818113377, Fax : 243 1801751933 Email: vazir@jefferytravels.com CYPRUS Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd., Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd, United Nations Street 44, 6042, Larmaca, Cyprus Tel: 357 24 841 150, Fax: 357 24 841 005 Email: aorthodoxou@orthodoxou.com.cy CZECH & SLOVAK REPUBLICS, POLAND UL Ujazdowskie, 20 Street, 00478 Warsaw Tel: 48-22-6253146, Fax: 48-22-6250467 Email: rgrabski&tal.pl Tal Aviation Poland Ltd. Tel: 48 22 627 2259, Fax: 48 22 625 3146 Email: ethiopian@tal.pl DENMARK, NORWAY, LITHUANIA & LATVIA Khyber International Khyber International, ester Farimagsagade 3, DK-1606 Copenhagen V Denmark Tel: 45 33121188, Fax: 4533933799 Email: Khan@khyber.dk, SITA: CPHZZET

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

Floor, 14381496 56 Janpath, New Delhi 110 001 Tel: Admin: (011) 23312304 CTO: (011) 23312302/303 Cargo: (011) 25653739/25653740 APT: (011) 25654872 (011) 25652350 Ext 1284 Fax: (011) 25655710 Sabre: DELCTET, DELSMET, DELAPET Email: Solomony@ethiopianairlines.com etsales@sticgroup.com Sandeep Kumar Meena 9910061099 etreservations@sticgroup.com Kalpana Ganju Cargo: Rajiv Maini: 9871409345 Email: rajivmaini@sticgroup.com Bombay Airport Address: 14000125 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2B, 2nd Floor Sahar, Mumbai 400 099 Toll Free No: 1800 103 9933, STIC Travels Bombay Contact Tel: 22182628 or 22182831 GURANS TRAVEL & TOURS P LTD Thapathali, Tripureswor ECU 14900115 PO Box 2727, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: (9771) 4216818, Fax: (9771) 4212736 Email: imel@wlink.com.np Mr. Anil Amatya 9851049052 Mr. T. Joshi: 9851049731 New Delhi, Stic Travels PVT LTD, Stic House, R-907, New Rajinder Nagar,New Delhi-110 060, Tel: 110 060,28745569,28742485, Fax: 0091 11 28741491 Email: chairman@sticgroup.com, md@sticgroup.com, Kalpana Ganju Cargo: Rajiv Maini: 9871409345, rajivmaini@sticgroup.com BENZY HOLIDAYS PVT LTD, 14389141 101 Crystal Arcade, C. G. Road, Navrangpura Ahmedabad, 380 006 OVQ Tel: (079) 26403525, 30013430/32 Fax: 26403414 Email: sandeep@benzyethiopian.com accounts.amd@benzyethiopian.com Shoba Kokate 9920213661, shobha@akbartravels.in LEONARD TRAVELS PVT LTD WJX, Taj House, 5 Mahatama Ghandi Road, Pune-411001 India Tel: 95206131647, Fax: (020) 26130782 Email: bhojwanis@et.net Sharaf Cargo PVT LTD, MSC House Andheri East Mumbai 400 059 Tel: 91 226731 3001, Fax: 91 226731 3010 Email: oza@in.sharafcargo.com MAAS TRAVELS & TOURS LTD WEV 42380391 Namazi, Chamber, 16 Motijheel Comm Area Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh Tel: (8802) 7170517/9568388/9565380 Fax: (8802) 9565378 Email: amin.maas@gmail.com Resi: Azad: 8821569 Mobile: 0171524097 Azad Direct: (8802) 9887711 Resi: Amin: (8802) 9338548 (M) +8801819257221, Afzal Hossain: +8801711635146, 88028835802 Qayyum: 8801819220198 STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 14000114 No 3-5874/A, Grnd Flr, Vipanchi Estate Hyderguda, WKG Hyderabad 500 029, Andhra Pradesh Contact: Sandeep Menon Email: SANDEEP.MENON@sticgroup.com Tel: (040) 66618755 or 23231451, 6612955 Fax: (040) 66612966 Email: stichyd@sticgroup.com Passengers and Cargo: STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 14000243 WIG G-5 Imperial Court, 33/1 Cunningham Road Bangalore 560 052, Karnataka Contact: Douglas Rozario (Passengers) Krishnan Balasamy (Cargo) Tel: (080) 22267613/22202408/22256194/ 22256195/22269189/22269180/81/82/83/ 86/87, Fax: (080) 22202409 Email: blr@sticgroup.com Email: Douglas.drozario@sticgroup.com STIC TRAVELS PVT LTD 140002210 2nd Floor Sriniket WIW Old Thevera Road, Cochin 682 016, Kerala Contact: Mrs. Meenakshi Sethuram


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

Trading, Jabal Ei Hussin Khaleed Bin Waleed St. PO Box 926497 Tel: 962 6 5688301 Fax: 962 6 5688302 Email: alkarmel@alkarmel.com.jo KENYA Cargo: Freight In Time PO Box 41852-00100, Nairobi, Kenya Email: etmanager@ethiopiancargo-kenya.com Tel: 254 020-827044/827248/9 /827480 Ext: 132, Fax: 254 020-822709 Cell: 254 721 217141 Wireless: 254 020-3560579 KUWAIT Al-Sawan Co. W.L.L., M/S Al-Sawan Company W.L.L, Al Ghazali St (Al Rai), Kuwait Tel: 00965-4745190; Fax: 00965-4765661, Email: ceo@alsawan.com MALAYSIA Plancongan Abadi, Suite 13.O1A, 13th floor, Central Plaza, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: 603 2141 2190, Fax: 603 2143 3272 Email: etkul@abadi.com.my MALTA Discover Momentum, L.L.C, 14350 North 87th Street Suite 265, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260 USA Tel: 480 707 5566, Fax: 480 707 5575 Email: Jenny-Adams@discovertheworld.com/ www.discovertheworld.com MAURITANIA Agence Megrebine de Voyages, IRELAND BLYTH LTD, Aviation Pole, 5th floor, IBL House, Caudan, Port Louis Mauritius Tel: 230-203-2000/2082 Fax: 230-212-4050 Email: Ivedwards@iblgroup.com MAURITIUS & MADAGASCAR Ireland Blyth Ltd, Aviation Pole, 5th floor, IBL House, Caudan, Port Louis Mauritius Tel: 230-203-2000/2082, Fax: 230-2124050, Email: Ivedwards@iblgroup.com

de Roxas Ave, Makati City 1226,Philippines Tel: 63-2-5198789, Fax: 63-2-5195014 Web: www.twasp.com QATAR Fahd Travels, Doha, Qatar Tel: 00974-4432233, Fax: 00974-4432266 Email: fahd-travels@qatar.net.qa RUSSIA Aviareps, Olympic Plaza, 39, Prospect Mira Bldg.2, 129110 Moscow Russia Tel: 7 495 937 59 50, Fax: 7 495 937 59 51 Email: info@aviareps.com Cargo: GSA Russia Global Services Ltd. Amathuntos Avenue 8, Marina Complex Block A, No. 2, 4531 Limassol Cyprus Tel: 7 495 7953838, Mobile: 7 905 7801893 Email: Olga.Polyanskaya@aircargopro.com RWANDA Euro World Sarl, Kigali, Satguru International Tel: 250 570440/570442, Fax: 250 570441 Email: a_chandirani@satgurutravel.com Cargo: S.A.R.L SDV PO Box 1338, avenue de la douane, Kigali, Rwanda Email: rodolphe.kembukuswa@bollore.com SAUDI ARABIA Al Zouman Aviation, Jeddah Tel: 966 2 6531222, Fax: 966 2 6517501 Email: aviation@alzouman.com.sa Alkhobar Tel: 966 3 8649000, Fax: 966 3 8941205 SEYCHELLES Mason’s Travel Pty. Ltd. PO Box 459 Victoria Mahe Seychelles Tel: 0024 4288888 Fax: 248 4225273/248 4288820 Email: amason@masonstravel.com SIERRA LEONE IPC TRAVEL 22 Siaka Stevens Street Freetown Tel: 00 232-221481, Email: ipc@sierratel.si Email: info@ipctravel.com

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

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

NEPAL Gurans Travel & Tours PVT LTD, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: 00977 1 4216818, Fax: 00977 1 4212736, Email: imel@wlink.com.np

Orient Air Pte. Ltd, 05-22,Cargo Agt Bldg D 9 Airline road, Changi Airfreight Center Singapore 819827 Tel: 65 6214 2193/6 or 65 6214 2192, Fax: 65 6214 2199

NETHERLANDS Cargo: Global Airlines Services BV Amsterdam Airport Columbus Gebouw 1 Folkstoneweg 34 NL-1118 LM Amsterdam Airport Tel: 0031 20 653 71 00 Fax: 0031 20 653 55 04 Email: info@globalairline.nl

SOMALILAND Nobel Travel Agency, 26 Jun Main Road, Emarat Alkhayrm Building, 1st floor office No. 14, Hargiessa, Somaliland Tel: 252 2 528445/4 427575 Email: ntahga@hotmail.com

OMAN National Travel & Tourism, Postal Code 113, Muscat, Oman Tel: 00968-24566046, Fax: 968 24566125 Email: nttoman@omantel.net.om PAKISTAN Trade Winds Associates Pvt. Ltd., 33-Hotel Metropole, MerewetherRoad, Islamabad Tel: 009221-5661712-14 Fax: 009221-5661715 Email: aviation@tradewind.com.pk Karachi Tel: 9221 3566 1712-13-14 & 16 Fax: 9221 3566 1715 Lahore Tel: 9242-3630-5229, 9242-3636-5165 Fax: 9242-3631-4051 Tel: 2823040/2823350, Fax: 2824030 Tel: 6305229/6365165, Fax: 6314051 PERU Aviareps Tel: 511-2418289/2416767, Fax: 511-8278 PHILIPPINES Travel Wide Assoc. Sales Phils., Inc 8/F, Unit 817 Peninsula Court Bldg, 8735 Paseo

SOUTH AFRICA Holiday Holdings International (Pty)Ltd, 156 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa Tel: 27 11 289 8264, Fax: 27 11 289 8164 Email: g.simpson@holodayholdings.co.za Cargo: Aero-Link Consulting Warehouse 34, Cargo, Section, P.O Box 1307, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Gauteng, 1627 Tel: +27 11 390 3132/3366, Fax: +27 11 390 3139/3149 Email: jeremy@aero-link.co.za 156 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa Tel: 27112898264, Fax: 27112898164 Email: g.simpson@holidayholdings.co.2a SOUTH KOREA Sharp Inc Tel: 82 2 722156, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: jclee@sharp.co.kr Cargo: Sharp Inc Tel: 82 2 7221567, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: sspaik@sharp.co.kr

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SPAIN & PORTUGAL AirTravel Management Calle Diego de leone, 69 40A-28006, Madrid, Spain Tel: 34 91 4022718, Fax: 34 91 4015239 Email: ethiopian@airlinesairmat.com Cargo: CRS Airline’s Representatives Conchita Supervia, 15–Local 08028 BARCELONA (SPAIN) Tel: 34 931888690, Fax: 34 93409251 SRI LANKA VMS Aviation Air Services PVT LTD #164 Galle Road, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka Hussien: 0094 777590100 Tel: 0094 11 2502139 / 0094 11 4377815 6 Fax: 0094 11 2502190 Email: vikky@eureka.lk hussein@vmstravels.net SWEDEN Khyber International Tel: 46-8 4111826, Fax: 46-8 4111826 Email: ethiopianairlies@khyberise Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 40 36 38 10 Fax 46 40 36 38 19 Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 8 594 411 90, Fax: 46 8 594 42244 SWITZERLAND Airline center/AVIAREPS, AIRLINECENTER, Badenerstresse, Zurich,Switzerland Tel: 4122 91 98999 Fax: 4122 91 98900 Email: twelti@aviareps.com AIRNAUTIC AG, Peter Merian Str.2 CH-4002, Cargo: Basel Switzerland Basel Tel: 41 61 227 9797 Fax: 41 61 227 9780 Email: info@airnautic.ch SYRIA Passenger & Cargo: Al Tarek Travel & Tourism Fardous St, PO Box 30185 Tel: 963 11 2216265 / 2211941 Fax: 963 11 2235225 TAIWAN Apex Travel Services Ltd., 6F-3 No. 57, Fi Shin N. Rd Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 2 2740 7722, Fax: 886 2 2740 5570 Email: tpetorg@1b.hinet.net Cargo: Global Aviation Service (Taiwan) Inc. Tel: 886 2 2658 0255, Fax: 886 2 2659 7610 Email: cgo@gastwn.com gastwn@ms12.hinet.et TANZANIA Arusha, Boma Road Tel: 255 2 72504231/6167 255 2 72509904-TSM Kilimanjaro Airport Tel: 255 2 72554159 Email: jrocto@ethiopianairlines.com arkapt@ethiopianairlines.com THAILAND Cargo: Oriole Travel & Tour Tel: 662 2379201 9, Fax: 662 2379200 Email: ealbkket@loxinfo.co.th TURKEY Panorama Havacilik Ve Turizm Ltd., Cumhuriyet Cad. Apt. 185/1, Harbiye 34373, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 2315919, Fax: 90 212 2344999 Email: Ethiopian@arartur.com.tr Cargo: Airmark GSA Tas. Ltd. Sti.Omar Avni mah, Dumen Sok., No: 11/4 34437, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 444 1 472, Fax: 90 212 249 474 8 Email: management@air-mark.com UGANDA Cargo: Freight In Time Ltd., PO Box 70942 Kampala, Uganda Tel: 256 0774 898075, Fax: 256 414 223996 Email: amit@freight-in-time.com

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UNITED KINGDOM Cargo: Air Liaison Ltd - Heavyweight Air Express Group Tel: 44-1753 210 008, Fax: 44-208 831 9309, Email: ethiopianops@air-liaison.net

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

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI Salem Travel Agency, bun Dhabi, UAE Tel: 97126273333/6218000, Fax: 009712-6211155, Email: info@salemtravelagency.com

BELGIUM Park Hill J. E. Mommaertslaan 16B 1831 Diegem Tel: 0032 2 712 05 86 Fax: 0032 2 725 83 92 Email: bruadmn@ethiopianairlines.com

DUBAI Passenger & Cargo: Asian Air Travel & Tour Agency, N.R.L Group bldg.AlGharhoud, Dubai, UAE Tel: 009714 2826322, Fax: 009714 2825727, Email: hnrml@nrlgroup.ae

BURKINA FASO Avenue Kwame N`krumah mmb. Bati 01 BP 4883 Ouaga 01 Tel Office: 22650301024/25 Email: OUAAPT@Ethiopianairlines.com LemmaY@Ethiopianairlines.com

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Cargo: Heavy Weight Air Express (HW) Toll Free No: 800 445 2733, Tel: 630 595 2323/571 480 5200, Fax: 630 595 3232, Email: hea.us@heavy-uweight.com VENEZUELA Aviareps Tel: 58 212 2866951, Fax: 58 212 2866951 VIETNAM Hai Au Building (11th Floor) 39b Truong Son Str., Tan Banh Dist Ho Chi Monh City Vietnam Tel: 84835472487, Fax: 84835472481-86 Email: guangdx@vector-aviation.com Vector Aviation Co. Ltd Hai Au Building (11th Floor), 39B Truong Son Str.,Tan Binh Dist,HO CHI MINH City,Veitnam Tel: 848 3547 2487, Fax: 848 3547 2481-86 YEMEN Marib Travel & Tourism, Ali Abdul Mughni Street, Sanaa,Yemen Tel: 9671-274199, Fax: 9671-271803 Email: manager@marib-tours.com ZAMBIA Cargo: EAS Zambia Ltd Bid Air Cargo, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, PO Box 37287 Lusaka Tel: 27 11230460021, Fax: 27865910066 ZANZIBAR Passenger & Cargo: MARHABA HOTELS TRAVELS & TOURS LTD Tel: 255 24 2231527-28 Email: marhaba@zanzinet.com

BURUNDI Avenue De La Victorie No. 09 PO Box 573, Bujumbura Tel : 257 226820/226038 APT: 257 229842 Mobile: 257 78841844 Email: bjmam@ethiopianairlines.com CAMEROON Rue Tobie Kuoh Bonanjo, B.P 1326 Douala Telephone – reservation desk: 00237 33 43 02 46; Area Manager directline: 00237 33 43 02 64; Fax line: 00237 33 43 01 67; Mobile Area manager for Cameroon: 00237 77 93 79 29; AIRPORT OFFICE Tel: 00237 33 43 37 30; Cell: 00237 77 11 77 29 canada 1027 Yonge Street, Suite 106, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2K9, Canada Tel: 416 922 9989 Fax: 416 922 1731 sales@ethiopiancanada.com Euro link Ltd., Address : 1027 Yonge Street, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON , M4W 2K9, Canada Phone : +1 (416) 922 9989 Fax : +1 (416) 922 1371 Toll Free : 1 855 269 0362 Email : gsa@ethiopiancanada.com CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC Bangui, Ethiopian Airlines Avenue B. Boganda C/O Africa Discovery Tel: 0023670551111/0023672251111 0023675372760 Email: Birhana@ethiopianairlines.com CHAD Avenue Charles De Gaule PO Box 989, N’djamena CTO Tel: 235 2523143/2523027 Tel: 235 523143/523027 ATO Tel: 235 2522599 APT: 235 522599 Mobile: 235 6 6896226 CHINA L203 China World Tower 2, China World Trade Centre No.1 Jianguomenwai Ave. Beijing (100004) Tel: 8610 65050314/5/65069692 Fax: 8610 65054120 APT Tel: 8610 64591156 APT Fax: 8610 64599445 Email: bjsam@ethiopianairlines.com Guangzhou World Trade Centre Complex 13th Floor, Room No. 1303-1305 Huan Shi Dong Road, China CTO Tel: 8620-87621101/0120/0836 Fax: 8620 87620837 APT Tel/Fax: 8620 36067405 Email: cansm@ethiopianairlines.com Yekatit 66 Avenue PO Box 176, Dire Dawa Tel: 251 25 1113069, 251 25 1112546

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CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Boulevard du 30 Juin No. 1525 Aforia Building-1st Floor Gombe, Kinshasa CTO Tel: 243 817 006 585/810 884 000 APT Mobile: 243 817 006 589 Email: fihres@ethiopianairlines.com fihapt@ethiopianairlines.com fiham@ethiopianairlines.com

CTO Tel: 741315 CTO Tel: 241 741315

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

GERMANY KaiserStrasse 77, 60329 Frankfurt Am Main CTO Tel: 49-69-770673052 CTO Fax: 49-69-7706732018 CTO Email: info@ethiopianairlines.de reservationsET.Germany@aviareps.com APT: Frankfurt Flughafen, PO Box 750254 APT Tel: 49-(0)69 6976 9790 APT Fax: 49-(0)69691945 APT Email: fraapt@ethiopianairlines.com

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

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

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

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

Rue De Marseilles PO Box 90, Djibouti Tel: (253) 341216 Mobile: 815479 Fax: (253)350599 Email: JIBAP@ethiopianairlines.com EGYPT 3ARifat Saleh Tawfik off Farid Semeika Higaz-Al Nozha Helipolis PO Box 807, Ataba, Cairo Tel: 0800 0000 411(Reservations 24 hours) Tel: 202-2621 4934 (Admin) Fax: 202 2621 4934 APT: 202 2265 4398 Cargo: 20 10 6698255 Email: cairest@ethiopianairlines.com APT: caiapt@ethiopianairlines.com Cargo: etcargo@aviatrans-eg.com EQUITORIAL GUINEA Equatorial Guinea, Malabo Independence Avenue Admin Tel: 00240222657390 Email: ssgadmin@Ethiopianairlines.com CTO Tel: 00240333090588 Fax: 00240333090593 Email: ssgcto@ethiopianairlines.com Area Manager Email: ssgam@ethiopianairlines.com Airport Email: ssgapt@ethiopianairlines.com ETHIOPIA Main City Ticket Office Churchill Road PO Box 1755, Addis Ababa Tel: 251 11 5517000 251 11 6656666 (Reservation) APT Tel: 251 11 5178320 Fax: 251 11 6611474 FRANCE Ethiopian Airlines area office 66 Avenue des champs-Elysées 75008 Paris - France Phone: 33 1 53 892102 and 0 825 826 135 (ticketing) Fax: 33 1 53 771303 Email: Ethiopian-airlines.paris@wanadoo.fr Ethiopian Airlines CDG Airport office Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport – Terminal 2 Phone: +33 1 74 37 04 80 MAS: +33 6 70 81 90 24 Email: parapt@ethiopianairlines.com GABON Quartier London Rue Ogouarouwe Plaque No. 14 PO Box 12802, Libreville Tel: 241 760144/45 APT Tel: 05316666 Fax: 241 760146

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ne of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in a motion picture event for the whole family. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Julia Roberts as the evil queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer as the prince, and Nathan Lane as the hapless and bungling servant to the queen. PG / 106 minutes / Adventure, Comedy, Drama / Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer

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mirror mirror One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in a motion picture event for the whole family. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Julia Roberts as the evil queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer as the prince, and Nathan Lane as the hapless and bungling servant to the queen. 106 minutes / PG / Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer

Dark Shadows Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet — or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. 113 mins / G / Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green

Night at the Museum Night at the Museum is an action-adventurecomedy that comes to life by night. Goodhearted dreamer Larry Daley, despite being perpetually down on his luck, thinks he’s destined for something big. But even he could never have imagined how “big”, when he accepts what appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift security guard at a museum of natural history. 108 mins / PG / Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais

Wall Street An impatient young stockbroker tries to rise to the top by adopting the credo “greed is good” from his mentor, only to find his life falling to pieces in the process. 126 mins / R / Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie

The Three Stooges Left on a nun’s doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot...while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show. 92 mins / PG / Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso.

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

the lucky one U.S. Marine Sergeant, Logan Thibault, returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive; a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Learning her name is Beth, and where she lives, he shows up at her door and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust, and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm. 101 mins / PG-13 / Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner

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Mausam A war, religious conflicts, and misunderstandings create obstacles for a couple of different faiths. 156 mins / R / Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher

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FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE When Toby takes on a managing job at a boarding stable with Flicka in tow, the owner’s teenage daughter Kelly quickly bonds with the wild horse. Kelly, a budding equestrian rider, would love to break Flicka for her team’s competition. However, her mother Lindy doesn’t want to get her hopes up as their stable may soon be for sale. 90 mins / G / Teryl Rothery, Lisa Hartman, Kacey Rohl 82

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Cowgirls N’ Angels Ida, a feisty and rebellious young girl, dreams of one day finding her father, a rodeo rider, whose identity her mom has kept from her. While searching for her dad at a local rodeo, Ida meets the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of young female trick riders run by cowboy legend Terence Parker. 91 mins / PG / Jackson Rathbone, Bailee Madison, Kathleen Rose Perkins

Pay as You Go A man has a happy family...until he gets a phone. He begins to misbehave, putting this happiness at risk. His family start to think he is mad and take him to psychiatric hospital, but does he come out of this hospital alive? 54 mins / R / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez Deadly Deceit Mike joined the army to serve his country. His offence was that he married a beautiful wife. His boss likes Mike’s wife, and so sends him to Liberia hoping that he will be killed; this will give him access to Mike’s wife. But does his plan succeed? 72 mins / R / Sam dede, Mike Ezuruonye, Chioma Chukwuka


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The Cup This is a true story about two brothers who are both competing for the highest honor in horse racing; the Melbourne Cup. When tragedy strikes, one brother relies on the support of a veteran horse trainer to overcome the odds and challenge himself to win. This is an incredible story of inspiration and triumph over adversity. 106 mins / PG / Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry, Jodi Gordon

Romancing the Stone Shy romance novelist, Joan Wilder, dashes to South America to rescue her kidnapped sister, and suddenly finds herself wrapped up in a hilarious treasure hunting adventure with a low-life mercenary, Jack Colton. 106 mins / PG / Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

White Lion When a rare white lion is born to a pride in an African valley, a Shangaan boy named Gisani (Thabo Malema) believes it is his responsibility to protect the cub, which he names Letsatsi. Tribal beliefs dictate that the lion is a messenger of the gods. But Letsatsi breaks free of his pride and must learn to survive on his own. Meanwhile, Gisani learns that a trophy hunter wishes to track Letsatsi down and kill him. 88 mins / PG / Jamie Bartlett, John Kani, Thabo Malema

Robots Fox and Oscar winning director of Ice Age, Chris Wedge, has teamed up once again to create another visually spectacular threedimensional world populated solely by mechanical beings, each with “his”/”her” own distinct personality. 91 mins / PG / Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry and Mel Brooks

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

The Three Stooges Left on a nun’s doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot...while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show. 92 mins / PG / Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso.

Cowgirls N’ Angels Ida, a feisty and rebellious young girl, dreams of one day finding her father, a rodeo rider, whose identity her mom has kept from her. While searching for her dad at a local rodeo, Ida meets the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of young female trick riders run by cowboy legend Terence Parker. 91 mins / PG / Jackson Rathbone, Bailee Madison, Kathleen Rose Perkins

nigerian MOVIES MY MOTHER’S TEARS Her father is a greedy man and wants his daughter to marry someone who has money; he doesn’t care whether the person loves his daughter or not. 67 mins / R / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez Out of Sight Out of sight is never out of mind; both of them are far away but they can feel each other. The question is, are these feelings strong enough? 52 mins / R / Chiwetalu Agu, Oge Okoye

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

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

Rock of Ages Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more. 123 mins / PG-13 / Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise

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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower and so begins one of the most romantic and intriguing dramas ever to grace the silver screen. 174 mins / Musical/Romance / G /

Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAUSAM A war, religious conflicts, and misunderstandings create obstacles for a couple of different faiths. India / 156 mins / Drama / R / Hindi / Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher

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

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

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

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

MY MOTHER’S TEARS Her father was a greedy man and wants his daughter to marry someone who has money not minding whether the person love the daughter or not. Nigeria / 67 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez WHY ME FATHER He has pushed his daughter to the extreme with constant demand and greedy attitude. His greed has killed his daughter. Nigeria / 54 mins / Drama, Thriller / R / Nigerian / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez PAY AS YOU GO A man has a happy family but it is when he had a phone that he starts misbehaving. His families thought he was mad and take him to psychiatric hospital. Did he come out of the hospital alive? Nigeria / 55 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / John Okafor


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

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

mins / Lifestyle TV / TBC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pingu Pingu’s Parents Have Pingu is a cheeky, charming, young penguin who spends all his time playing with his friends and family. 10 mins / Kids TV / TBC september / october 2012

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The Three Stooges Left on a nun’s doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. 92 mins / PG / Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso. THE THREE STOOGES (FRENCH) Please see movie information above. classic movies

Wall Street An impatient young stockbroker tries to rise to the top by adopting the credo “greed is good” from his mentor, only to find his life falling to pieces in the process. 126 mins / R / Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie

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Rock of Ages Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock n’ roll romance is told through heart-pounding rock and roll. 123 mins / PG-13 / Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise ROCK OF AGES (FRENCH) Please see movie information above. classic movies

Romancing the Stone Shy romance novelist, Joan Wilder, dashes to South America to rescue her kidnapped sister, and suddenly finds herself wrapped up in a hilarious treasure hunting adventure with a low-life mercenary, Jack Colton. 106 mins / PG / Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

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mirror mirror A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror Lily Collins as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Julia Roberts as the evil queen who rules kingdom. 106 minutes / PG / Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer mirror mirror (FRENCH) Please see movie information above. claSsic kids

Night at the Museum Night at the Museum is an action-adventurecomedy that comes to life by night. Goodhearted dreamer Larry Daley, despite being perpetually down on his luck, thinks he’s destined for something big. But even he could never have imagined how “big”, when he accepts what appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift security guard at a museum of natural history. 108 mins / PG / Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais

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The Cup This is a true story about two brothers who are both competing for the highest honor in horse racing; the Melbourne Cup. When tragedy strikes, one brother relies on the support of a veteran horse trainer to overcome the odds and challenge himself to win. This is an incredible story of inspiration and triumph over adversity. 106 mins / PG / Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry, Jodi Gordon classic kids

Robots Fox and Oscar winning director of Ice Age, Chris Wedge, has teamed up once again to create another visually spectacular threedimensional world populated solely by mechanical beings, each with “his”/”her” own distinct personality. 91 mins / PG / Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry and Mel Brooks

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

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

Adventure Wanted Into the Extreme 30 mins / Discovery TV

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

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

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

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

Wildlife Nannies White Tiger 30 mins / Discovery TV

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Cowgirls N’ Angels Ida, a feisty and rebellious young girl, dreams of one day finding her father, a rodeo rider, whose identity her mom has kept from her. While searching for her dad at a local rodeo, Ida meets the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of young female trick riders run by cowboy legend Terence Parker. Ida joins the Sweethearts and embarks with them on a tour of rodeos throughout the west. Ida hopes to find her father, but she discovers much more, including a love for horses that redefines her life. 91 mins / PG / Jackson Rathbone, Bailee Madison, Kathleen Rose Perkins nigerian MOVIES DEADLY DECEIT Mike joined the army to serve his country; his offence was that he married a beautiful wife. His boss likes Mike’s wife, and so sends him to Liberia hoping that he will be killed; this will give him access to Mike’s wife. But does his plan succeed? Nigeria / 72 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / Sam dede, Mike Ezuruonye, Chioma Chukwuka

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White Lion When a rare white lion is born to a pride in an African valley, a Shangaan boy named Gisani (Thabo Malema) believes it is his responsibility to protect the cub, which he names Letsatsi. Tribal beliefs dictate that the lion is a messenger of the gods. But Letsatsi breaks free of his pride and must learn to survive on his own. Meanwhile, Gisani learns that a trophy hunter wishes to track Letsatsi down and kill him. 88 mins / PG / Jamie Bartlett, John Kani, Thabo Malema

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

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FLICKA: COUNTRY PRIDE When Toby takes on a managing job at a boarding stable with Flicka in tow, the owner’s teenage daughter Kelly quickly bonds with the wild horse. Kelly, a budding equestrian rider, would love to break Flicka for her team’s competition. However, her mother Lindy doesn’t want to get her hopes up as their stable may soon be for sale. With the competition coming up and a rival trainer stealing business, Toby steps in to train Kelly’s team and save the stable. 90 mins / G / Teryl Rothery, Lisa Hartman, Kacey Rohl

nigerian MOVIES OUT OF SIGHT Out of sight is never out of mind; both of them are far away but they can feel each other. Is their feeling for each other very strong. Nigeria / 52 mins / Drama / R / Chiwetalu Agu, Oge Okoye

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

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nigerian MOVIES PAY AS YOU GO A man has a happy family but it is when he had a phone that he starts misbehaving. His families thought he was mad and take him to psychiatric hospital. Did he come out of the hospital alive? Nigeria / 55 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / John Okafor

Oct Movies

The Three Stooges Left on a nun’s doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. 92 mins / PG / Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso. THE THREE STOOGES (FRENCH) Please see movie information above. nigerian MOVIES MY MOTHER’S TEARS Her father was a greedy man and wants his daughter to marry someone who has money not minding whether the person love the daughter or not. Nigeria / 67 mins / Drama / R / Nigerian / Pete Edochie, Tony Umez

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ethiopian Traditional Music (Music From Ethiopia)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1 8 5 2 9 6 7 3 4

6 7 2 3 5 4 8 9 1

9 3 4 8 7 1 5 6 2

8 6 9 4 3 7 1 2 5

2 5 3 1 8 9 6 4 7

7 4 1 5 6 2 9 8 3

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Solutions to Sudoku from page 91.

4 2 7 6 1 8 3 5 9

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Sudoku Solution 5 9 8 7 4 3 2 1 6

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4 A8M 7 BE

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3 1 6 9 2 5 4 7 8

Solution

4 1 7 5 E N 6C A2 I N8 3 D 3 A D A C M E A I E U R O H U G E D O U R 1 5 3 6 S L I C K E R B E R N A R T E E S I S M O L E S T 1E L7L U P6 I 8 L E E R SI ES CT S4N E I N C 1R I2 S H I 3 K I S S I N C O U S I N E A T A D C D S 1 E T N A G5 N U4S

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1 7 6 3 9 8 4 5 2

5 3 4 1 7 2 9 6 8

2 8 9 6 4 5 3 1 7

9 5 7 8 1 4 2 3 6

8 6 3 2 5 7 1 4 9

4 2 1 9 6 3 7 8 5

6 9 8 4 2 1 5 7 3

3 4 5 7 8 9 6 2 1

7 1 2 5 3 6 8 9 4

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7 8 9 2 4 6 5 1 3

3 5 1 7 8 9 4 2 6

6 4 2 3 5 1 8 9 7

1 6 4 9 3 5 2 7 8

5 7 3 4 2 8 9 6 1

2 9 8 6 1 7 3 4 5

8 2 6 1 9 3 7 5 4

9 1 5 8 7 4 6 3 2

4 3 7 5 6 2 1 8 9

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Ethiopia’s first pilots, (from left to right) Mishka Babicheff, Bahku Kaba and Asfaw Ali, began training in 1930.

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