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WILD BEAUTY Preserving Simien Mountains National Park.
For Those Who Know
Features On the Cover Ridgelines of the Simien Mountains cascade into the sunset.
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How Do You Save a National Park? Preserving the beauty of Ethiopiaâ€™s Simien Mountains.
Italian Baroqueâ€“style guildhalls line the central market in Brussels, Belgium.
Falling in Love With Brussels How the Belgian capital converted a small-town girl.
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8 NEWS Announcing new awards and flights to Madrid.
Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker.
In Lusaka: where business meets pleasure.
14 COMMERCE + CAPITAL Five Ethiopian companies to watch.
A food tour through Old Delhi.
18 HOTELS + HOTSPOTS Where to stay in style in the City of Gold.
62 24 HOURS 64 CUISINE 66 SNAPSHOT
Kano, Nigera. 68 1,000 WORDS
Abebe Bikila at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
20 STYLE + SUBSTANCE Contemporary Afropop artists.
22 SPECIAL FEATURE The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
71 TRAVEL TIPS In-flight exercises to keep you limber, helpful pointers for travel to Ethiopia, and a quick introduction to Amharic.
Spotlight 52 THE ARTS
Ouagadougouâ€™s Operndorf Afrika.
76 ROUTE MAPS
80 SALES AND AGENTS OFFICES
A review of We Need New Names.
Retreating to Ankober to relive its history.
85 MOVIES, TV, AUDIO 94 PUZZLES
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16 EVENTS + EXCURSIONS Ringing in the Ethiopian New Year.
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Welcome Aboard Esteemed Customers,
eptember marks the start of the Ethiopian New Year. Let me first wish all of my fellow compatriots a happy, healthy and prosperous 2007, according to the Ethiopian ( Julian) calendar! We enter the New Year with great optimism. Thanks to your patronage, Ethiopian is now the largest airline in Africa (by revenue and profit) for the first time in its 69-year history. I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence, and I pledge that we will continue to work hard to earn that confidence and to be your airline of choice. In the year ahead, we will be more ready than ever to serve you aboard our flights and to help you discover our beautiful, diverse country. With the end of the rainy season and the blossoming of the Meskel flower across the Ethiopian highlands, now is the perfect time for visiting the rich historical, cultural, religious and natural sites in Ethiopia. There are many hidden treasures across the country, including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites — ranging from the imposing obelisks of Axum and the Nejashi Mosque to the spellbinding rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the majestic Gondar castles and the stunning Simien Mountains. Our in-house tour operation, ET Holidays, is availing attractive packages to all the tourism sites, with provisions for all of your transportation, accommodation and guideservice needs. We have introduced a 40-percent discount on our domestic routes for travelers coming to Ethiopia using our long-haul flights, and we now fly daily to each of the tourism sites, in hopes of providing you with convenient connectivity options. We are also constantly expanding our network — now covering 83 international destinations across five continents — and renewing our fleet by introducing ultramodern and comfortable aircraft, such as the B787 and B777. Thirteen new airplanes will join our young fleet in the New Year. So come and celebrate the New 2007 Year with us in Ethiopia, reveling in the unique and tasty culinary delights, breathtaking landscape, and rich history. Plus, you’ll be instantly seven years younger while enjoying our hallmark, Ethiopian-flavored African hospitality. All of my colleagues at Ethiopian join me in thanking you for choosing to fly with us. Have a pleasant flight!
መስከረም ወር የኢትዮጵያ አዲስ ዓመት መጀመሪያ በመሆኑ በቅድሚያ ለመላው ኢትዮጵያውያን ወገኖቼ አዲሱ ፪ሺህ፯ ዓመተ ምህረት የሰላም የጤናና የብልፅግና እንዲሆንላችሁ እመኛለሁ:: አዲሱን ዓመት የምንጀምረው በተነቃቃ የስራ መንፈስ ነው:: የእናንተ ያላሰለሰ ድጋፍ ምስጋና ይግባውና፣ ዛሬ የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ በ69 ዓመት ታሪኩ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ በገቢ ከአፍሪካ የአንደኝነት ስፍራን ይዟል:: በእኛ ላይ ስላሳደራችሁት እምነትና የበረራ ምርጫችሁ ስላደረጋችሁን በራሴና በመላው የአየር መንገዱ ሰራተኞች ስም ከፍተኛ ምስጋና እያቀረብኩኝ፣ ወደፊትም በእኛ ላይ ያላችሁን እምነት ጠብቀን እና ተመራጭ አየር መንገዳችሁ ሆነን ለመቀጠል ጠንክረን እንደምንሰራ ላረጋግጥላችሁ እወዳለሁ:: በአዲሱ የኢትዮጵያ ዓመት በሁሉም በረራዎቻችን ላይ ልናስተናግዳችሁና በብዝሐነት የተሞላች ውብ ሀገራችንን ልናስጎበኛችሁ ከመቼውም ጊዜ በላይ ተዘጋጅተናል:: የክረምቱ ወቅት ሲያልፍና የኢትዮጵያ ተራራማ ስፍራዎች በአደይ አበባ ሲደምቁ፣ ዓለም ያደነቀውን የሀገራችንን ታሪካዊ፣ ባህላዊ፣ ሃይማኖታዊ እንዲሁም ተፈጥሮአዊ መስህቦችን ለመጎብኘት ትክክለኛ ወቅት ነው:: በዩኔስኮ የአለም የቅርስ መዝገብ ዘጠኝ ቅርሶችን ያስመዘገበችው ኢትዮጵያ ሀገራችን፣ በቅድመ ክርስትና ዘመን ከቆሙት የአክሱም ሀውልቶች ጀምሮ፣ በ7ኛው ክፍለ ዘመን የተሰራው የነጃሺ መስጊድ፣ ከአንድ ወጥ ድንጋይ ተፈልፍለው በ13ኛው ክፍለ ዘመን የተሰሩት ተዓምራዊ የላሊበላ ውቅር አብያተ ክርስቲያናት፣ ግርማ ሞገስ ያለው በ17ኛው ክፍለ ዘመን የተገነባው የጎንደር ቤተ-መንግስት፣ በኢትዮጵያ ብቻ የሚገኙ ብርቅዬ እንስሳትን በውስጣቸው የያዙ ፣ አስገራሚ ውበት ያላቸው የሰሜን ሰንሰለታማ ተራሮች እንዲሁም በርካታ ያልታዩና ያልተዳሰሱ ቅርሶች ባለቤት በመሆኗ ልትጎበኝ የሚገባት ሀገር ናት:: እኛው እራሳችን ያቋቋምነው ET Holidays’ የተባለ የቱሪስት አስጎብኚ የሥራ ክፍል፣ እኚህን የቱሪስት መስህቦች ለማስጎብኘት አጓጊ የሆኑ የጉብኝት ፓኬጆችን ይዞ በጉዞ፣ በሆቴልና በመስክ ላይ የተቀላጠፈ አገልግሎት ሊሰጣችሁ ተዘጋጅቷል:: ረጃጅም አለም አቀፍ በረራዎቻችንን ተጠቅመው ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ለሚመጡ ቱሪስቶች በሀገር ውስጥ በረራ የቲኬት ዋጋ ላይ የ40 በመቶ የዋጋ ቅናሽ ያደረግን ከመሆኑም በላይ፣ የቱሪስት መዳረሻ ወደሆኑ ቦታዎች የምናደርገውን በረራ በየቀኑ በማድረግ ፍጹም አመቺ የሆነ የበረራ አማራጭ ዘርግተናል። የበረራ መስመሮቻችንን ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እያሳደግን የመጣን ሲሆን፣ ባሁኑ ወቅት በአምስት አህጉራት 83 መዳረሻዎች አሉን:: በተጨማሪም አውሮፕላኖቻችንን በሙሉ አዳዲስና ዘመናዊ እያደረግን ሲሆን በቅርቡም 787 እና 777 የተባሉ እጅግ ዘመናዊ እና ምቹ አውሮፕላኖችን ገዝተናል:: በዚህ አዲስ ዓመት 13 አዳዲስና ዘመናዊ አውሮፕላኖች በተጨማሪ እንቀበላለን:: የራሷ የሆነ የቀን መቁጠሪያ ባላት ሀገራችን፣ ጣፋጭ የሆኑ ባህላዊ ምግቦቻችንን እየተመገባችሁ፣ ውብ በሆነው መልካ ምድሯ እንዲሁም በታሪኳ እየተመሰጣችሁ፣ አዲሱን ዓመት ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ በደስታ እንድታከብሩ ጋብዘናችኋል:: በዓሉ ላይ ቢገኙ ኢትዮጵያዊ ጣዕም ባለው አፍሪካዊ እንግዳ አቀባበላችንና መስተንግዷችን ቆይታዎ አስደሳች ይሆናል:: በተጨማሪም ከመላው የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ሰራተኞች ጋር ሆኜ፣ ከኛ ጋር ለመብረር ስለመጣችሁ ከልብ አመሰግናለሁ:: ጉዟችሁና ስራችሁ የተቃና እንዲሆን ሌት ተቀን ጠንክረን እንሰራለን:: መልካም በረራ !
Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014
LARGEST AFRICAN CARRIER Ethiopian currently serves 83 international destinations across five continents, with more than 200 daily departures and 66 modern aircraft — including the ultramodern Boeing 787 (shown above). 8
Ethiopian Airlines wishes to extend its appreciation to its esteemed customers for their vote of confidence, which has enabled the airline to become the largest African carrier by revenue and profit in 2013. According to the International Air Transport Association’s annual airlines ranking, Ethiopian ranks first in Africa and 37th in the world in revenue, as well as first in Africa and 18th in the world in operating profit. “The year 2013 marks a milestone in the history of the airline,” says Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO. He cites the patronage of the airline’s customers, “who are choosing to fly with us in ever-increasing record numbers,” as well as the “collective effort of the board of directors, the management and the entire 8,000-plus Ethiopian Airlines employees, who toil night and day to make our beloved airline shine high in the sky. “It also confirms,” he adds, “that we are well on track to achieving our Vision 2025 strategic goal of becoming a mega global carrier with US$10 billion in revenue by 2025.” Ethiopian Airlines is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 83 international destinations across five continents, with more than 200 daily departures and 66 modern aircraft.
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Madrid is the airline’s first destination in Spain and its 10th in Europe.
FLYING TO MADRID
Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the commencement of three weekly services to Madrid, Spain, beginning September 2. As the political, economic and financial hub of Spain, Madrid is the country’s biggest city and Europe’s third largest. It also houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization and numerous major corporations.
Ethiopian flights to Madrid will be operated through Rome, bringing the airline’s total number of European destinations to 10. The flights will provide the best connectivity options between Spain and East and Southern Africa. “Our new route to Madrid will create opportunities for further strengthening the investment, trade and tourism ties between Spain and 49 destinations in Africa,” says Ethiopian CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, “with convenient and seamless connection through our main hub in Addis Ababa.”
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CELEBRATED winning the 2014 Airline Reliability Performance Award from Bombardier Aerospace, for the fourth year in a row. Ethiopian received the award for achieving an average dispatch reliability rate of 99.4 percent, making it first in the overall Q-400 product category for the Middle East and Africa region. The award recognizes the skill and dedication of Ethiopian employees working on the airline’s turbo prop and light aircraft.
ADDED a ninth Dreamliner to its fleet — the largest 787 fleet in Africa. Ethiopian was the first airline outside of Japan to receive the ultramodern aircraft in August 2012. “For almost seven decades, Ethiopian has been playing a pioneering role in African aviation,” says Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO, adding that the airline currently operates the 787 on flights to China, India, the U.S., Brazil, and across the European and African continents. “Going forward, we will continue to expand our 787 destinations with the aim of providing to our esteemed customers the ultimate onboard comfort.” As the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft in the world, the 787 offers features such as: greatly reduced noise, higher cabin humidity, the largest windows in the sky, wider aisles, more headroom and an overall enhanced travel experience.
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Hotels + Hotspots
XVA ART HOTEL
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Seek solace and style at this boutique hotel and art gallery, set at the heart of Dubaiâ€™s oldest community. Its classic architecture, including three original windtowers (one of which is shown here), reflects that of the region and invites guests to retreat within the metropolis.
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TOP TECH Five Ethiopian companies to watch.
DIBSR Featured at last year’s DEMO Africa, an event dedicated to new technology, Dibsr is an e-commerce company that creates social sales platforms for retailers without an online presence. Using the platform, potential consumers can find out what products are available in physical stores around them and share their findings with friends.
ESCAPE COMPUTING Founded by two young brothers, Escape is challenging global electronics giants such as Samsung with its own line of smartphones, tablets and carry cases designed for the Ethiopian market. What’s more, its platform for multiuser computing — enabling multiple users to tap into a single computer system — helps to equip school computer labs across the country. escapecomputing.com
Offering cloud-based accounting software for small- and midsize businesses, Online Hisab became the first Ethiopian startup to make it to the semifinals of the prestigious 2014 PIVOT East — a pitching competition for mobile startups held annually in Nairobi.
Although just a few months old, xHub Addis — a co-working space and tech-startup incubator — has already attracted visits from international tech luminaries and created a buzz in Addis Ababa’s nascent tech community.
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APPOSIT An energetic softwaredevelopment firm, Apposit creates solutions to the unique challenges facing African businesses. So far, its range of innovative software has enabled everything from tracking malaria and providing key business information to rural farmers, to powering features such as the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange’s mobile platform.
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Events + Excursions
RING IN THE ETHIOPIAN NEW YEAR September 11, 2014
ORIGIN Enkutatash (meaning “gift of jewels”) marks the time when, thousands of years ago, the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon of Israel and gifted him with gold and jewels. When she returned to Ethiopia, the story goes that her own elders greeted her with jewels to replace her stock.
CUSTOMS Families light torches on New Year’s Eve and attend church on New Year’s Day wearing traditional dress. Girls go door to door singing songs and delivering flowers, and boys draw pictures — all for small gifts or money. Nowadays, rather than exchanging traditional bouquets of flowers, many families send cards and greetings.
Let Ethiopian Airlines Take You There Upcoming events around the globe. Seoul Lantern Festival: Nov. 1-17 Lanterns designed by local and international artists illuminate the 11-kilometer-long Cheonggyecheon Stream, which winds through downtown. Beijing Chrysanthemum Festival: early November Thousands of colorful chrysanthemums bloom in parks across the city; visit Beihai Park and the International Flower Port for the most lavish displays.
EAT: Doro wat (a spicy stew of chicken) and injera (a spongy, fermented flatbread).
DRINK: Traditionally brewed coffee and tella (locally brewed beer).
VISIT: Visit Ragual Church on Entoto Mountain, outside Addis Ababa, where a massive gathering takes place.
Stockholm Design Week & Furniture Fair: Feb. 2-8 Design talks, awards ceremonies and the best of cleanlined Scandinavian design.
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During the month of September, the rain dries up in Ethiopia, leaving the country with clear skies, fields covered in a yellow blanket of Meskel daisies, and people eager to talk about their dreams for the year ahead. Here, a quick look back at the holiday's history, and how to celebrate today:
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Hotels + Hotspots
PUROBEACH Located in the Conrad Dubai Hotel downtown, Purobeachâ€™s first city beach club invites visitors to escape the heat in style. Guests can take a dip in the expansive 5,500-squaremeter pool, nap in loungers and cocoon-style beds, stroll through lush gardens, and treat their taste buds to deep-sea delicacies. Entrancing beats played daily by a personal DJ energize the scene. purobeach.com
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Debuting in Dubai XVA ART HOTEL
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Notable for its Persian architecture and rooms designed by local artists, the XVA Art Hotel captures the history and culture of the city. This gem hidden in the old Bastakiya quarter also draws in locals with its courtyard café and art gallery. xvahotel.com
HUES BOUTIQUE HOTEL
With its striking contemporary design, Hues Boutique explores the interplay of light and color. Featuring three restaurants, two meeting rooms, spas, a gym and a pool, the space suits both families and business travelers. Guests can contrast their modern stay with a visit to the traditional souks (markets) nearby. hueshotels.com/
The city’s plans for new grand-scale attractions. The Dubai Eye: Travelers will take in the city from a bird’s-eye view at the top of the world’s largest Ferris wheel — 201 meters tall. (Opening 2015) Water Discus Hotel: Guests can observe ocean-floor activity and sleep beneath the waves at the world’s largest luxury underwater hotel. (Opening TBD) Dubai Design District: Style gurus will be able to explore the latest in fashion and design at this creative hub. (Opening 2015)
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Style + Substance
AMADOU & MARIAM
Amadou Bagayoko and Miriam Doumbia met in 1975 at a Malian institute for the blind and discovered a mutual love of music. Five years later, they married and began making music together, releasing nine albums between 1999 and 2012 and earning three Grammy award nominations along the way. Blending rock and blues with traditional Malian sounds, their songs speak of peace, love and life in Mali — and inspire much foot-tapping.
Born in Benin and inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Aretha Franklin, Kidjo became a professional singer by age 20. Like Franklin, her booming voice carries her songs, which are accompanied by layered, soulful instrumentation. (Her album Fifa is said to have involved more than 100 musicians, singers and dancers from her home country.) Kidjo’s discography — a dozen albums deep — ranges in sound from traditional to futuristic, featuring collaborations with such talents as John Legend and Carlos Santana. Her latest, Eve (2014), is a tribute to the women of Africa.
The uniquely African hip-hop of Dapo Oyebanjo — or D’banj — can be heard far beyond his home country of Nigeria. With an infectious mix of Afrobeat, R&B and electronic sounds, he’s been sweeping music awards in Africa and Europe, including “Best Selling African Artist” at the 2014 World Music Awards. The 34-year-old singer/ songwriter sings in both English and the West African language of Yoruba. Plus, there’s another reason to like him: He’s a spokesperson for the ONE Campaign’s agricultural initiative.
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A guide to just a few of the many Afropop subgenres.
AFROBEAT A jazz- and funkinfused strain invented by musician/activist Fela Kuti in the ’70s.
SHAABI Uptempo tunes with traditional folk music roots and a beat for belly dancing.
TSAPIKA Madagascar’s southern beach towns let loose this fast mix of guitar picking, stomping and keyboards.
KWAITO The sound of post-apartheid South Africa, merging the country’s own jazz and pop music with Western hip-hop.
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The genre of contemporary African music is soulful, lively and diverse. Here, a few favorite artists who are putting their own spin on traditional sounds.
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Engineer Semegnew Bekele, project manager of the GERDP, gives insight into Ethiopiaâ€™s unprecedented hydroelectric project.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Hydroelectric Project is one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever undertaken in Africa. Once completed, the dam will have the capacity to generate 6,000 megawatts of electricity, which will be distributed throughout Ethiopia and to neighboring countries.
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THE GREAT ETHIOPIAN RENAISSANCE DAM
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Selamta editorial board member Seble Demeke recently interviewed engineer Semegnew Bekele, project manager of the GERDP, to find out more about this massive project and its future impact on Ethiopia and the wider region. The GERD is a hydroelectric power project under construction on the Abbay River (Blue Nile) by the government of Ethiopia, at Beni-Shangul Gumuz regional state, some 20 kilometers upstream of the Ethiopia-Sudan border. It is being constructed for the purpose of generating electricity with a total installed capacity of 6,000 megawatts — providing an affordable, green and nonconsumptive use of the water scheme. We are lucky for our government’s commitment to continuously engage in such development projects, which affords the entire nation the opportunity to be part of a noble venture. To start counting from the recent developments, the following hydropower developments implemented in our country can be mentioned: Gilgel Gibe I, Tekeze, Gilgel Gibe II, Beles, Fincha Amerti Neshe and Gibe III, which will be commissioned shortly. Implementation of all these shows our country’s hands-on practice for developing this sector. Other energy mixes like wind farms, geothermal and solar are also being developed aggressively in our country. Our continual engagement in the sector with a team spirit has been beneficial to us in the realization of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Hydroelectric Project. There is a saying, “Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results.” Currently, 8,500 people are engaged at the project location site, of which about 600 are expatriates from 25 countries. Mode of contract The owner of the project is the government of Ethiopia. The project is being implemented under the engineering,
procurement and construction mode of contract by contractors and consultants of international repute. All aspects related to the construction process — such as the design, materials and workmanship — are being taken care of in a responsible and professional manner, and according to international standards. The Ethiopian Electric Power is the employer. The joint venture Coyne et Bellier of France & ELC Electroconsult of Italy, a consulting firm, is the employer’s representative under this contract, and the EPC contractor (Salini Impregilo of Italy) and the EPC plant contractor (Metals and Engineering Corporation of Ethiopia) are the two main contractors involved. Benefits The project has several benefits, and I can say that it is not only Ethiopians but also other Africans who would benefit from this project being built in Ethiopia by Ethiopians. GERDP is a hydropower development that supports the government’s efforts to maintain sustainable development, which is crucial to and a catalyst for the sustainable improvement of people’s lives and livelihoods and to eradicate poverty. It also provides an easily tappable, affordable and green power supply to the nation and the region; it supports the universal electric access program (rural electrification); and it will enhance navigation and create business opportunities for the locality. Furthermore, it will enhance tourism and fisheries as well as improve the climate of the area. It will create numerous job opportunities and contribute greatly to building in-house capacity that focuses on cost reduction. As has been said already on several occasions, it will have immense benefits for the downstream countries and the region: The GERD maintains a regulated flow throughout the year and, as a result, avoids flood risks and reduces
SOME GRAND STATISTICS
1,870 METERS LONG 1,455 METERS HIGH 16 POWER-GENERATING units within two outdoor powerhouses
6,000 MEGAWATTS total installed capacity for generating electricity
500 KILOVOLT switchyard
1,874 SQUARE KILOMETERS fulll reservoir area
640 METERS above sea level
246 KILOMETERS corridor length
74 BILLION CUBIC METERS total storage volume
8,500 PEOPLE currently engaged at the project location site;
600 are expatriates from 25 countries. september/october 2014
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Engineer Semegnew Bekele manages daily progress at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Hydroelectric Project, whose walls (as of May 2014) are shown below.
transmission losses. It also reduces evaporation loss, traps sediments, allows increasing energy within the existing power plants, enhances navigation and maintains longer tourist destination routes, as well as helps to maintain regional peace and stability. Regionally and globally, it maintains clean and affordable energy availability; mitigates drought; reduces emissions; and contributes to capturing climate change–related opportunities. Moreover, with its huge natural resource potential, Ethiopia is considered a power hub for the region. Such a project will help us address the power supply needs of the region with the existing power pool interconnection system.
broader regional collaboration on economic development and environmental protection. • GERDP can be taken as a concrete case for upstream-downstream cooperation for equitable and reasonable utilization of the shared water resources and as a means of sustainable-benefit sharing among the Eastern Nile Basin countries. The project will also increase the collective resiliency of Nile Basin nations to the impact of climate change on the basin. Ethiopian participation GERDP is symbolic and a pride for the
Ethiopian people, including the Ethiopian Diaspora. It is mobilizing the entire nation with an incredible momentum. The hydroelectric power plant will be the largest in Africa and one of the largest in the world. The project is being implemented and we are marching together toward its realization, which will contribute greatly to eradicating our common enemy: poverty. It will also make our country prosperous and poised to become a middle-income country within a short period of time. Lastly, we would like to put it on record that it is not only important to develop the sector but it is also equally vital to support those working toward the realization of this development. We have started and we will finish it! This is to keep alive the vision of our late leader, His Excellency Meles Zenawi, who said during the laying of the cornerstone for the project that the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be financed by Ethiopians and built by Ethiopians. Accordingly, Ethiopian citizens mobilized to express their support and their excitement that this long-awaited project — deeply rooted in their hearts — is finally going to be realized. The public at large started to take advantage of the opportunity to provide financial support to the project by making donations and purchasing the bonds that the government had launched.
• GERDP can enhance the aspirations for sustainable socioeconomic development, prosperity and peace in the Eastern Nile Basin in the 21st century. • GERDP can be used as a platform for
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The significance of GERDP for regional cooperation The project will provide an opportunity for fresh cooperation between the three Eastern Nile Basin countries: Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. Through such cooperation, the three riparian nations will make themselves permanent partners for cooperative development and sustainable peace:
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A MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT The GERD hydroelectric power plant will be the largest in Africa and the eighth-largest in the world.
Grand Coulee of USA 6,494 megawatts
Sayano Sushenskaya of Russia 6,400 megawatts
Krasoyarsk of Russia 6,000 megawatts
Three Gorges of China 22,500 megawatts
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Guri of Venezuela 10,000 megawatts
Itaipu of Brazil/Paraguay 14,000 megawatts
Tucurui of Brazil 8,365 megawatts
GERD of Ethiopia 6,000 megawatts
How Do You Save a National Park? 26
Preserving the beauty of Ethiopiaâ€™s Simien Mountains.
BY DIANE J. MCDOUGALL
PHOTOS BY PHIL DE JONG JR.
The sun begins dipping below the horizon, revealing hazy, horizontal smudges of sky and mountain, layered one behind the other in blue, grey and orange. Backlit trees march across a distant ridge while a pair of jackals crosses the flat terrain below Mount Kedadit. Before long, the sky will fill with constellations as a rich, deep blanket of smaller stars studs the blackness behind them. This view is as breathtaking as when the surrounding cliffs and gorges were first recognized as Simien Mountains National Park in 1969. Sunset panoramas. Crisp air. Raw, wild beauty. Yet even then, a closer look revealed a sobering deterioration: Willful deforestation was rapidly changing the landscape, and the Ethiopian wolf and walia ibex (an endemic mountain goat) were already endangered. At the time, the man who would become the park’s first game warden — a Welshman named C.W. Nicol — had already been crisscrossing the mountain highlands on horseback for two years. Armed bandits and poachers threatened him and his team of rangers as they tried to prevent acres of forest from being slashed and burned by villagers in search of farming land. Other locals were damaging the land by allowing their livestock to overgraze within park boundaries. Food was becoming more and more scarce for wildlife. In addition, Nicol and his rangers faced logistical challenges (lack of infrastructure such as roads or
A weathered acacia tree watches the sun rise over the Geech plateau in Simien Mountains National Park. This ancient topography — the result of prehistoric volcanic activity — contains vertical cliff faces falling more than 1,000 meters.
Gelada baboons â€” more closely related to monkeys than baboons â€” are one of several species endemic to the Simien Mountains, including the walia ibex and Ethiopian wolf.
health care) and a dearth of government support for their job. Although appointed by then-Emperor Haile Selassie himself, 27-year-old Nicol found his assignment close to impossible. “It was just over two years full of challenge, adventure, fights, struggles, new experiences — and almost overwhelming frustration and despair,” he recalled in his August 31, 2013, article in The Japan Times. Finally, in October 1969, Nicol left the Simien Mountains and returned to his adopted country of Japan, convinced that all of his labors were in vain. Nicol never expected that what he had fought so hard to protect would, in 1978, be recognized as one of the very first UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its natural beauty and endemic wildlife. Nor that, 18 years after that recognition, the park would appear on UNESCO’s endangered list. A continual battle to save the land. An unending heartache.
ANCIENT LAND Ethiopia has long been considered the cradle of civilization, especially after the discovery of “Lucy” — a partial human skeleton more than 3 million years old. Far northwest of Lucy’s final resting place stand the Simien Mountains. Formed by prehistoric seismic activity that created its dramatic scenery, this formidable range served as a barrier to many potential invaders over the centuries. The country’s highest peak can be found here: Ras Dejen (as the locals call it), at 4,533 meters. Despite the harsh climate of the high altitude, Ethiopians have long inhabited the 232 square kilometers that now encompass the country’s first national park. Even today, approximately 536 households live within the park boundaries, in six different villages — a growing population that puts greater and greater stress on the land and its resources. As an example, festuca is a natural grassy habitat for rodents, which are the primary food of the endangered Ethiopian wolf. Therefore, authorities have forbidden the harvesting of festuca to thatch village homes within park boundaries; it’s more difficult to halt its depletion by overgrazing. In some areas, what was once thickly forested now more closely resembles a rocky moonscape. The surrounding communities’ dependence upon park resources has led to the loss of almost 97 percent of the original highland vegetation, according to the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority. Years of civil war and famine only added to the depletion (with civil war leading to the park’s closing for almost 17 years).
Today, Simien Mountains National Park might be facing an even more dismal future if not for the foresight of the Ethiopian government to save its national treasure. This time, expertise is being sought from what some might consider an unlikely source: the nation of Japan.
STEP BY STEP Formed in 1974, the Japan International Cooperation Agency offers strategic assistance to more than 100 countries worldwide. In 2011, JICA became involved in Simien Mountains National Park at Ethiopia’s request.1 JICA started by forming a partnership with two Ethiopian public entities that protect and govern the national parks.2 That partnership — called Simien Community Tourism, or SIMCOT — focuses on reversing the park’s endangered status while benefiting the local population. The benefit to locals comes via sustainable tourism efforts that bring in income and thus reduce the community’s dependence on agriculture within the park. The key word is sustainable. JICA recognizes that encouraging uncontrolled tourism would bring about long-term harm. Already, recent road improvements between the park and the city of Gondar have led to an escalation of traffic, with a resulting 50-percent increase in park tourism within the last year. “If we do not control [tourism], then the culture, society and economy will be destroyed while all the business is taken over by big outside [organizations], and only a small [amount of] money will remain locally,” says Dr. Kiho Yaoita, deputy chief of the SIMCOT project and assistant professor at Hokkaido University, who specializes in heritage management and community development. SIMCOT’s task might be considered overwhelming, yet the great dream is to see Simien Mountains National Park stand on its own feet rather than merely limp on, relying on international aid as it has in the past. SIMCOT began by systematically studying each aspect of the park: measuring, questioning, tracking. For example, most tourists to the Simien Mountains (that number reached a record 18,000 in 2013) are trekkers who hire guides, scouts and cooks. So SIMCOT began offering extensive training to increase the quality of those services — such as how to cook European dishes even in a primitive campsite setting (as most trekkers are from Europe). Soon, an old friend of the park was enlisted to add his expertise as well. In summer 2013, JICA and the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority continues on page 35
Inside the park, terraced farmland often reaches up to the very base of cliffsides, which can be home to unique birds of prey such as the golden eagle (shown in inset), the lammergeyer and the thick-billed raven.
The less dependent the villagers are upon parkland for their livestock grazing and farming, the more sustainable their lifestyle and the future of the park itself.
A villager native to the Simien Mountains sifts grain to make injera, a spongy pancake that’s central to Ethiopian cuisine. Though traditionally made solely of teff (a local grain) flour, the flatbread eaten in Ethiopia’s highlands is often made with barley or wheat.
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contacted the park’s first game warden. After his years on horseback protecting the Simien Mountains, C.W. Nicol had turned his attention toward restoring a prime woodland area in Nagano, Japan. It turns out that even though he’d never returned to the African continent, he had reserved a corner of his heart for Ethiopia. Intrigued by JICA’s plans, he offered his knowledge. Soon, five key players from the SIMCOT partnership had traveled to Japan to catch Nicol’s passion and learn from his conservation experience. SIMCOT also had another ambitious plan for contributing to conservation in the park, even while connecting locals to tourism profits.
CONNECTING PERSON-TO-PERSON French, Germans and the British top Simien’s usual tourist list — hardy adventurers who are used to trekking and aren’t afraid of a bathroom-in-the-wild. And hardiness is essential to Simien exploration. Facilities are sparse. Altitude hiking taxes the lungs. Temperature swings border on the extreme (more than 18°C by day, below freezing by night). But the beauty visible over every lip of rock startles even those gasping for air. Beauty of scenery, of course, but also the playful activity of gelada baboon families, the incredible 2.3to 2.8-meter wingspan of the lammergeyer, the rare glimpses of springbok or walia ibex. And now, thanks to foresight and patient planning, those who venture into the Simien Mountains can also choose to learn a bit more about life in these beautiful surroundings by way of an “ecomuseum” that encompasses the entire park. Unlike traditional museums, with ecomuseums “you see the original treasures at the original site,” explains Dr. Kiho. In the Simien Mountains, the ecomuseum showcases the natural (stunning trekking routes and continues on page 38
Sunset falls on an overlook near the Chennek campsite. The land immediately beyond the escarpment lies outside of the parkâ€™s boundaries, and much has been terraced by local villages for farming.
Today, approximately 536 households live within the park boundaries, in six different villages â€” a growing population that puts greater and greater stress on the land and its resources.
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wildlife) as well as the cultural (heritage explorations that are directed by community members during village tours). Via these tours, small groups of tourists can take a new turn down a rutted, hillside trail in order to see firsthand how life is lived on these highlands. After months of research, SIMCOT project members chose two villages for the prototype. Like other communities within the park, neither Jona nor Argin has electricity, running water or cars. So a visit is no eye-candy experience of casual tourism; it’s the real thing, with an opportunity to meet beautiful, proud people and share in a slice of their lives. The village of Argin (451 households) stretches down one slope before rising sharply up another — a swath of terraced farmland where acres of Erica arborea once covered the hillsides. After a 30-minute walk down a rocky, barely discernible path from the main road, guests spend the next few hours being invited into the cool darkness of thatchedroof homes. There they observe (and participate in) the making of local beer, the ritual of the coffee ceremony or the baking of injera (the traditional, spongy pancake that serves as the centerpiece of every Ethiopian meal). In the nearby village of Jona, visitors learn about traditional hairdressing styles (see “Beauty on the Simien Mountains” on page 38), watch a blacksmith at work or speak with a weaver whose loom was handmade by his grandfather. Tourists can even purchase some of the local weavings. As Azanaw Kefyalew, EWCA’s senior tourism expert, points out, “The income from the village tour goes directly to the [villagers’] pocket rather than back to the government.” After all, the less dependent the villagers are upon parkland for their livestock grazing and their farming, the more sustainable their lifestyle and the future of the park itself.
NEXT STEPS TO SAVE A PARK With village tours well underway, SIMCOT is continuing to expand the opportunities for Simien Mountains National Park’s preservation and growth — inviting Ethiopian and international tour operators to learn more about the village tour products, so that the park is high on their radar. The hope is that the success at this, the country’s flagship park, will then be replicated at other parks across Ethiopia. Throughout the project (November 2011 – November 2014), SIMCOT has tracked and measured everything — to show growth as well as assess where more
The foothills of the Simien Mountains awake to the rising sun. A rare walix ibex (shown in inset) approaches a mountain stream amid a field of endemic tussock grass, found only within the Geech plateau.
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attention is needed. The Ethiopian government and communities in Simien will then assume leadership toward fully achieving the ecomuseum concept. Still, no one is naively expecting a quick turnaround. Dr. Kiho predicts it will be more than a decade before this parkland is removed from UNESCO’s endangered list and northwestern Ethiopia is regarded as one of the continent’s top tourism destinations. But each day’s step forward offers hope.
SUNSET ON THE MOUNTAIN When the long evening shadows disappear, the lingering warmth evaporates as if by a switch. With dusk comes cold at this altitude: 3,260 meters up on the escarpment of the mountains, where the Simien Lodge claims its stake as the continent’s highest hotel. Inside the lodge, a buffet dinner is served to a mixture of tourists and scientists (the University of Michigan’s Gelada Research Project), plus one of Ethiopia’s prodigal sons. Tomorrow, C.W. Nicol will spend his first day back in Simien Mountains National Park in 45 years. He’s already greeted old friends — 70- and 80-something men and women who served as rangers with him in the early, turbulent days. They arrived at his welcome ceremony wearing thick, cotton robes and leaning
on canes, their lined faces breaking into smiles and tears as they embraced this man whom they last saw as an impetuous, determined 29-year-old. Sitting down to dinner with the SIMCOT project team, Nicol talks honestly about how he long believed his years in the Simiens to be a waste. And how that perceived failure spurred his efforts to restore one of Japan’s woodland areas. It was August 2013 when a team from EWCA visited Japan to personally plead for Nicol’s help. The visit struck a deep, raw nerve (“It was like a dam burst inside me,” Nicol remembers) and began a longawaited process of healing old scars — “scars left because I’d felt my efforts there had been in vain,” Nicol wrote for The Japan Times. EWCA’s then-director general assured the now74-year-old, “What you did and tried to do was not a failure — it was a road map for what we are trying to do now.” “Back then,” Nicol continued, “I truly believed in a beautiful, sustainable national park in the northern mountains of Ethiopia. . . . I wanted to help conserve the wildlife and the incredibly beautiful scenery, and to be of meaningful assistance to the proud and independent people of Ethiopia.” “Maybe it’s not too late.”
1 Other countries have also worked extensively in the Simien Mountains over the years — including the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Austrian Development Project — and JICA recognizes those efforts as crucial precursors to it own. 2 Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority and Amhara National Regional State Bureau of Culture, Tourism and Parks Development.
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H A I RST Y L IST E M E B E T ASE M A R keeps busy with 10 appointments each week at her humble home in the village of Jona. She spends an average of two hours with each woman in the dry mountain air, creating one of seven hairstyles popular to the Simien Mountains region. And now, her home-based business is part of the SIMCOT project village tour, which earns her and the village a bit more income. Here are a few of the hairstyles Emebet creates each week.
Giant lobelia flowers â€” found only in Ethiopia â€” are capable of growing 6 meters high when flowering, with vertical conical flowers equaling the height of their base.
Sunset panoramas. Crisp air. Raw, wild beauty. A view as breathtaking as when the area was first recognized as Simien Mountains National Park in 1969.
Giant basalt columns and cliff faces formed by more than 70 million years of weather create a spectacular landscape.
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The famed Grand Place — Brussels’ central square — was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.
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BRUSSELS How the Belgian capital converted this small-town girl. BY CHIKA UNIGWE
I used to think of myself as a small-town girl. I was born in Enugu, a relatively small city in southeastern Nigeria, attended boarding school in an even smaller city, and enrolled in college in a small university town. I have always loved the quiet and intimacy of small cities. When I met my husband 18 years ago and moved to Belgium, I was happy to settle in Turnhout, a small Flemish town where everyone knew everyone else. I once received a letter addressed to me by name but with neither a street name nor a house number. And yet it was delivered to my mailbox. If a parcel arrived for me in my absence, the postman delivered it, without prior agreement, to my friendâ€™s house a few doors away. He knew we
were friends because he often saw us chatting at each other’s doorstep. Big cities, on the other hand, make me nervous. Whenever I visited my older sister in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, the chaos, the noise and the number of people on the streets kept me hostage indoors. However, as with everything else, there is an exception to the big-city rule. For me, it is Brussels. With a population of more than a million and a surface area of about 160 square kilometers, Brussels is Belgium’s biggest city. But if Brussels were human, she would have impeccable manners. All
Please and thank you, and May I help you? The sort that parents would encourage their children to be friends with. I do not exaggerate when I say that this is a city with an air of politeness (I have met some of the most gracious random strangers here) and a genuine avuncular warmth. Brussels is also trendy. She is welcoming. She is fun and clever. No other city I have been to in Europe is quite like her: big yet warm, with the welcoming personality of a small town (and with a surprising African flair). This is one of the reasons it was easy for me to fall in love with Brussels. And one of the reasons I keep returning.
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Brussels is Belgium’s largest city, with a population of more than a million and a surface area of roughly 62 square miles.
Epicureans flock to the Rue des Bouchers (left), boasting restaurants of every type of global cuisine, while flea-market afficionados appreciate the immersive daily market at the Place du Jeu de Balle (right).
Most guidebooks about the city will tell you of her famous heavenly chocolates (the composition of Belgian chocolate has been regulated since 1884) and beer (this is Belgium after all, a country with about 180 breweries). And they will most likely point out that Brussels is a center of European culture, a position that has earned her the nickname “The European Village.” She is the seat of many European and international institutions, and headquarters to the European Union and NATO. The guidebooks might also mention the Matonge, otherwise known as “Little Zaire,” on the Porte de Namur (Naamsepoort). Populated by
the Congolese, the Matonge is a sprawling piece of Africa in this European city and an astonishing assault on all the senses. It is a delightful celebration of color, noise, food. In my first weeks in Belgium, I was terribly homesick for the country I had left behind. One weekend, my husband, J., brought me to the Matonge. Tucked between the modern architecture of European Union institutions on one side and the posh boutiques of Avenue Louise on the other, the Matonge tricked me into believing I was back in Nigeria. The sheer number of Africans on the streets was mindboggling after weeks of being
one of the few black faces in Turnhout. With black businesses lining the streets — from tailors to hairdressers and restaurants — I could have been at the Kenyatta Market in Enugu. I had not believed J. when he promised that he was taking me to a place “where you’d definitely forget you were in Europe.” It seemed impossible. But when we settled into one of the restaurants to enjoy a meal of rice and tomato sauce (spiced just right) with chicken fried incandescent gold (the way my mother fried her famous chicken wings for family parties), I knew I had found my home away from home.
Another delightful discovery for me was Rue de Montserrat, which — with its air of almost rural tranquility — reminds me of an Enugu neighborhood. It also possesses some very fashionable and often underestimated restaurants, including an African one that I frequent. There is some truth to my grandmother’s saying: “Homesickness begins from the stomach. Fill your stomach with the food you miss and your homesickness goes away.” Apart from the food, though, one of the things I missed most upon moving to Belgium was the emotional “high” I got from beating down the price of items I wanted at the market.
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No other city I have been to in Europe is quite like her: big yet warm, with the welcoming personality of a small town (and with a surprising African flair).
Flea-market finds, blooming flowers and freshly baked Belgian waffles add charm, beauty and flavor to the Belgian capital.
In Nigeria, everyone knows that the set price for goods is just the starting point for bargaining: You haggle until both buyer and seller come to a comfortable agreement. The inflexibility of the local Saturday market in Turnhout took away from its coziness, and so it was pure joy to discover the flea markets of Brussels, where I could haggle just as merrily as back home. The Place du Grand Sablon (reputed to be one of Europe’s best flea markets for antiques) and Place du Jeu de Balle (a daily market that provides the total immersive experience) are my favorite. Apart from enjoying the haggling, I am also an avid col-
lector (on a budget), and nothing beats a Saturday spent looking for something unique and affordable to add to my trove. Except maybe a Saturday spent eating freshly baked Belgian waffles with cream. However, the greatest success of Brussels is not in satisfying my taste buds or making me fall in love with a big city, but in making me curious enough to give other cities a try. While I’ve yet to encounter one that matches Brussels in how it fuses cultures or mixes both small-town and big-city features, I remain fascinated by the possibility of finding another like it — and the discoveries I’ve made along the way.
A MARVELOUS COUNTRY WITH COUNTLESS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Burundi is a country with a lot of tourism attractions. Among the natural attractive tourist sites are the wide sandy and sunny beaches, places for nautical sports along the Lake Tanganyika, thermal waters, national reserves with Chimpanzees among other animals, the northern lakes also known as the “bird lakes”, the various waterfalls including the Karera falls, Stanley and Livingstone and dynasty sites to name but a few. Burundi has a diverse and rich cultural legacy that includes not only dances and traditional music but also the famous drummers which are unique in the world. In addition to its beauty, Burundi has a lot of potential that has not yet been exploited. The most promising sectors now opening for investment are agriculture (agro-industries), energy, mining, transport infrastructures (railways, air and maritime transport), hotel facilities,
tourism (ecotourism, seashore tourism, regional tourism, etc.), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) services, health and education. Burundi’s business environment is in constant improvement with significant progress on all Doing Business indicators. All strategies allowing the investor to flourish have been taken. Burundi is strategically in relation with different Regional Economic Communities by being a member of the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) which constitutes a market of 450 million consumers.
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TASTING HISTORY Each market stall in Old Delhi yields new finds and flavors — from shelled peanuts roasting in a wok to fresh ginger and cardamom being crushed for a pot of chai tea. To read more about one writer’s food tour through the city and into a traditional haveli mansion, turn to p. 64.
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reativity hums throughout western Africa, flowing from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and charging the arid landscape with life. The city, known as Ouaga for those who call it home, has been courting the arts for quite some time. Dubbed a major African cultural hub, Ouagadougou biennially hosts both the continent’s largest film festival — the FESPACO — and the SIAO international arts-and-crafts fair. But about 40 kilometers away from this artistic epicenter, art is developing in a new way, alongside a village. Since 2009, creativity has sparked new life in a little town called Laongo. Already home to a sculpture garden of granite carvings that narrate its history of art, Laongo is further maturing artistically through a project called Operndorf Afrika. The project — German for “African Opera Village” — began as an idea for a collaborative arts initiative. Over the past five years, however, that seed has grown from mere abstract plans into a fullfledged community that includes sustainable homes, education, health care as well as a framework for Laongo to develop its unique artistic expression. The German connection comes from the late actor and director Christoph Schlingensief (1960–2010), who was initially drawn to Burkina Faso through a connection with the FESPACO
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The newly completed medical unit provides villagers with everything from generalpractice care to dentistry.
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In a small village outside Ouagadougou, art is life. |
film festival. Here, he envisioned creating an international meeting place for the arts — a center where ideas could be cultivated and exchanged as artists from across the globe merged in one location. Believing that art could help awaken a group’s cultural identity and even contribute to a country’s development as a whole, Schlingensief set out on a mission of transformation and convinced awardwinning Burkinabé architect Francis Kéré to join him. Together, the pair drew up plans for an opera house — or festspielhaus (German for “festival theater”) — that would serve as the ideal center for artistic exchange. Floods in late August 2009, however, altered these original plans. As the site they had chosen for the festspeilhaus was nearly washed away, Schlingensief and Kéré realized their project needed to take a backseat to first helping rebuild the surrounding village. Kéré and local villagers constructed new homes from local materials such as clay, using a sophisticated mixing technique that allows it to withstand the annual rainfall. And so from catastrophe came the Opera Village, which today thrives not only as a cluster of sustainable homes but also as a rising cultural center. Three stages of building spun off from this initial phase, including plans for a school, a medical unit and, of course, the building that started it all: the festspielhaus.
The performing arts are central to the culture of Operndorf Afrika. The soon-to-be-built festspielhaus (“festival theater”) will live at the center of the village (below), pulling the community together for workshops, shows and concerts.
The school, completed in fall 2011, plans for a total of 300 pupils by the 2016–2017 academic year. Already boasting learning results and attendance rates above the national average, the school has been highlighted by the Burkinabe Ministry for Education as a model to be replicated throughout the country. Its extracurricular activities push students, as well as other children from the surrounding areas, toward the arts — film, theater, music and dance. The recently completed medical unit offers convenient health care for
the village, from general practice and maternity care to dentistry, as well as education on nutrition and malaria. Construction on the village’s crowning festspielhaus will ideally begin at the end of 2014. The structure will serve as the crux of the community, physically residing at the center of a spiral-shaped village design. It will provide a platform for local residents to continue developing their own art identity, pulling them together for formal workshops, dance shows and concerts — all to complement the storytelling, theater performances and film events that are already taking shape throughout the village. And as new needs have arisen, the village has responded, remaining flexible with its developing identity as a cultural center. So far, additional projects have included a cinema, a recording studio, guesthouses, a sports area and a restaurant. In the future, the Operndorf Afrika team plans to create an artist-inresidence program, inviting African and European artists to speak their voices into the community and likewise learn from local artists. For Ouagadougou’s Opera Village, art is the avenue to a thriving community — shaking awake the beautiful identity of a town and ringing hopeful chords far beyond its borders. september/october 2014
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A Powerful Literary Debut A review of We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo. |
BY Z AH R AH N E SB I T T - AH M E D
When you read such prose in We Need New Names, the debut novel by Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo, it is clear why the author and her works have received such critical praise. So far, Bulawayo has won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing; the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature — a Pan-African prize celebrating first-time writers of published fiction books; and the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Debut Fiction. She was also shortlisted for both the 2013 Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award, and was chosen as one of the National Book Award’s top-five authors under 35. We Need New Names powerfully chronicles a young girl’s coming-of-age journey from Africa to America. In the first half of the book, the 10-year-old narrator, Darling, lives with her mother and grandmother in a 54
Zimbabwean shantytown called Paradise. Her father works in the South African mines but has not yet returned after many years away. Darling and her friends prowl around Paradise stealing guavas, inventing games like “Find Bin Laden” and singing Lady Gaga songs. Eventually, Darling moves to America — to “Destroyedmichygen” (Detroit, Michigan), specifically — to live with her Aunt Fostalina. But America is nothing like what Darling dreamed it would be. She struggles to make sense of things such as the greedy snow that swallows everything, the variety of food available and the badly behaved children. Still, Darling makes every effort to fit in, even adopting an American accent. There is a sense that, as a teenager, Darling is not as happy as she was in Paradise — that she is “hungry for [her] country and nothing is going to fix that.”
Bulawayo presents this through the subtle changes in Darling’s voice, which moves from being lighthearted and quite funny in Paradise to drier, more subdued and even cruder in “Michygen.” She struggles with being teased at school about her name, her hair, her style, and she pretends she’s not hungry when in public, because she is still learning how to eat with a knife and fork. But despite missing home, like many before her who came on a visitor’s visa and stayed after it expired, she knows that going back would be extremely difficult. She must attempt to delicately balance her feelings of alienation and longing with immersion in America. We Need New Names is a beautifully written series of short stories, woven together by the vibrant voice of Darling — keeping the reader hooked from the shacks of Paradise to cold, cold Michygen.
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“Paradise is all tin and stretches out in the sun like a wet sheepskin nailed on the ground to dry; the shacks are the muddy color of dirty puddles after the rains. The shacks themselves are terrible but from up here, they seem much better, almost beautiful even. . . .”
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In the Footsteps of Kings BY CAI T L I N L . CHAN D L E R
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Retreating to Ankober to relive its history. |
Standing on the mountain that used to house Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II is a bit like perching on the top of the world. The ridgeline of jagged mountain peaks extends outward as far as the eye can see, forming blue ribbons of color against a sky punctuated with thin cloud threads. Below, houses and people remain concealed by the rolling hills and forests. Reaching this post was not easy. To get here, I drove four hours outside of my home and Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Although I’d been living in Addis for more than a year, few locals or expats had suggested Ankober as a historical weekend trip, instead advising the classic visits to Lalibela and Gondar. But after stumbling across a blog post that
mentioned how Ankober once served as the seat of authority in Ethiopia, my curiosity took over. The first known ruler to utilize Ankober as an administrative center was King Yekuno Amlak, in power from 1270 to 1285. The city later became the capital of the Shewa Kingdom in 1745, hosting five different kings, including Haile Melekot.
In 1865, his son Menelik II triumphantly entered Ankober after defeating Emperor Tewodros II in a battle at Gadilo-Meda. Only 22 years old at the time, Menelik II oversaw the Shewa Kingdom from Ankober until moving the capital farther south to Addis Ababa in 1886 (where he was crowned emperor). Ankober’s geography played a critical role in its selection: It was relatively close to the coast (now modern Djibouti); well-positioned to expand Menelik II’s territory to the south; and located on an important trading route. From the Red Sea, merchant ships delivered arms and other goods inland and sailed away with loads of coffee, ivory and gold. Ankober and the nearby town of Aliyu Amba served as customs offices for the caravan route, adding additional revenue to Menelik’s administration. The surrounding wood forests of Wef-Washa also offered endless building supplies and fuel. Intrigued by the area — and armed with a smartphone, Google Maps and an old Land Rover — I headed northeast toward the Highlands. Although I could only stay one night in Ankober, I hoped the experience would allow me a glimpse into Ethiopia’s history beyond what I could read. A few hours later, after winding through fields studded with cattle and feeling every pounding of the rockstrewn road, I watched the path begin to ascend, pulling away from the plains. Suddenly, the mountains appeared and the air turned cooler. Ankober is a relatively small and quiet town, with a population of roughly 2,300. A hospital and police station sit on the main street, alongside ramshackle stands offering spices, lentils and glass bottles of soda. Boys play foosball by the side of the road. All that is left of Menelik II’s former fortress is a stone wall, but an ecotourism hotel has been constructed on the site, september/october 2014
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A tattered sign tacked to a tree at the beginning of the trail read
just a few minutes past the town’s center. As I pulled into the parking lot in the late afternoon, I glimpsed the Ankober Palace Lodge from below but quickly realized that the only way to access it is the oldfashioned way: on foot. A tattered sign tacked to a tree at the beginning of the trail read like an omen: “Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.” The path upward was steep, passing
through a dense stretch of trees. Pale white butterflies fluttered about the walkway. Fifteen minutes later, I emerged from the shady darkness to the base of the lodge and climbed the rest of the way on stone stairs. Upoon reaching the summit, I paused to catch my breath. At 2,870 meters above sea level, I watched the cliffs of the Rift Valley below tumble downward,
a patchwork of verdant green farms and forests. The surrounding highlands formed a seemingly unending series of plateaus. From this vantage point, I understood why different political dynasties would have claimed Ankober as their own. I checked into the lodge — my sleeping accommodation a room with a high, thatched-roof ceiling and a cement floor. The main attraction in this isolated setting is the chance to experience where Menelik II — now widely considered the founder of modern Ethiopia — began his imperial journey, and to revel in the solitude. The lodge has re-created the building style utilized by Menelik, constructing them with locally sourced materials. On the palace grounds, tiny turquoise birds swooped in and out of sight. Sounds from below — children shouting, a goat herd migrating toward pasture — mingled with the stillness. Although I only saw birds during my stay, other wild animals such as the colobus monkey and gelada baboon, as well as hyenas and leopards, can be glimpsed in the
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like an omen: “Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.”
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surrounding hills. During Menelik’s reign as King of Shewa, people flocked to this area; one 19th-century travelogue estimated that 10,000 inhabitants lived in sprawling settlements surrounding the palace. Diplomats from Britain, France and Italy established missions in Ankober, in hopes of influencing Menelik from his imposing perch. The city also established its reputation as a center of learning and the arts, attracting clergy members, writers and medicinal healers. Menelik even owned the first telephone installed in Ethiopia. It is rumored that French poet Arthur Rimbaud passed through here once to transport arms to Menelik, only to find that the king had already abandoned Ankober. Perhaps Rimbaud also sat outside at dusk as I did, witnessing the sun drop behind the blue ridgeline, stars appearing like freckles across the dark sky. After Menelik moved to Addis, many of Ankober’s residents also trickled away. A new rail line between present-day Djibouti and Addis bypassed Ankober, and many people migrated to be near the railway. Menelik also moved on to other feats; during his governance as emperor of Ethiopia (1889 – 1913), he successfully headed off an attempt by the Italians to conquer parts of Ethiopia, defeating Italian troops in 1896 at the infamous Battle of Adwa. Ankober was later used to house political prisoners. When Mussolini’s Italian forces invaded Ethiopia in 1935, Ankober resurfaced as a hub for the Ethiopian resistance movement. Many of the area’s churches and settlements were destroyed as a result of battles, and the majority of the remaining residents fled to Addis, walking the 130 kilometers in a few days’ time. Ankober’s military past and the subsequent migrations were eerie subjects to contemplate in the darkness. The next morning, coffee at the lodge was prepared the traditional Ethiopian way: Beans were roasted over the fire, turning their exteriors from pale green to a deep brown. They were then pounded
Experiencing history through travel brings a new shade of understanding to our world . . . into powder, filtered through boiling water and served in a clay pot. The coffee was smoky and slightly bitter, leaving a light residue of grit on the tongue. I ate breakfast on the restaurant’s patio, then meandered around the palace grounds before departing back to Addis. Travel is often about coming into contact with the new or different. But
experiencing history through travel brings a new shade of understanding to our world: For a brief moment, you are transported to a coffee caravan, nights illuminated by candlelight, the decisions of a long-gone king. Retreating to Ankober is a vivid reminder that history is often most alive when standing on the ground of its ghosts. september/october 2014
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Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker
At a time when the personal lives of film and television performers draw arguably more attention than their artistic achievements, actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker stand out as a refreshingly downto-earth Hollywood couple. In addition to a wide variety of acting roles, Kodjoe also works as a professional photographer, and both he and Parker have launched fashion-related entrepreneurial ventures. However, anyone who meets the pair (or visits their social-media accounts) can testify that they cherish their roles as parents and charitable foundation supporters most of all. Boris Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria (one of the newest international destinations for Ethiopian Airlines), to a German mother and a Ghanaian father. After growing up in Gundelfingen, Germany, he moved to the United States at age 19 to attend Virginia Commonwealth University on a tennis scholarship. 60
To rid himself of his heavy German accent, Kodjoe began taking acting classes. After several years working in fashion photography as a model, he made his way to Hollywood and eventually found roles in film and television. In 2000, he met Parker on the set of the TV show “Soul Food.” The pair wed in Kodjoe’s hometown in 2005 and now have two children, ages 7 and 9. Earlier this year, the couple traveled to Addis Ababa to participate in the African Mosaique Fashion Show, an annual gala sponsored in part by Ethiopian Airlines. The show raises funds for the Ethiopian Children’s Fund, founded in 1997 by former model Anna Getaneh, a longtime friend of the Kodjoes. During their brief trip to Ethiopia, Kodjoe and Parker visited the charity’s main project in Sululta, where more than 500 children from vulnerable backgrounds are provided with private schooling, nutrition and health care. Kodjoe says the visit was inspirational, and it was also a joy to finally see the project about which his friend Anna has talked so passionately. In 2008, Kodjoe and Parker had followed their own passion by establishing Sophie’s Voice Foundation, dedicated to the prevention of spina bifida — a developmental disorder that their daughter, Sophie, was diagnosed with at birth. In addition to spreading awareness about spina bifida prevention in the United States, Sophie’s Voice Foundation has also opened a chapter in Ghana, where the foundation promotes the fortification of local flour with folic acid (to help reduce the number of babies born with the condition). The couple looks forward to doing more work across Africa. “Later this year we’ll probably take the kids on their first safari,” says Kodjoe. For as thrilling as life in the entertainment business may be, it is clear that the adventures of parenthood come first for Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker.
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A Hollywood pair that puts family and charity first.
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Lusaka Where business meets pleasure. |
ach year, most of Zambia’s tourist traffic heads to the historic city of Livingstone and the world-famous Victoria Falls nearby. Lusaka, 500 kilometers to the north, may not boast any similar natural wonders, but the capital city is an excellent destination for combining business with pleasure. 7:30 a.m. At the heart of the tree-lined diplomatic district, the InterContinental Lusaka serves as an ideal basecamp for launching a business trip to the city. The hotel is just a short drive from the central business district and offers concierge services to arrange local excursions and dining plans. But don’t forget to plan an extra day to explore, once work is done. For a quick start to your day off, grab a coffee and pastry at the Rhythms Café, located in the hotel lobby. Or to dine on more hearty fare, head to the Savannah Restaurant and Grill and enjoy a full buffet while seated on the terrace overlooking the hotel’s swimming pool and gardens. 9:00 a.m. For an introduction to Zambia’s history and diverse cultural traditions, start your trip with a visit to the Lusaka National Museum. The museum, which can be seen in a relatively short trip, features archaeology and anthropology exhibitions, as well as a collection of contemporary Zambian art and an onsite craft shop. 10:30 a.m. Stop by the Kabwata Cultural Village — a residential community where 72 local artists and artisans ply their trades and sell to the public. The village, which has been preserved to show how local Lusakans lived prior to independence, features the work of woodcarvers, basket weavers, batik artists and others from each of Zambia’s nine provinces.
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How to get there » Ethiopian Airlines flies daily from Addis Ababa to Lusaka.
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Lilayi Lodge — located less than an hour’s drive from the capital — offers respite from the busy city. Here, guests can visit the elephant nursery and enjoy an afternoon game drive or horseback safari.
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Some of Lusaka’s best-kept secrets are the world-class wildlife experiences
11:30 a.m. Some of Lusaka’s best-kept secrets are the world-class wildlife experiences located less than an hour’s drive away. Just 40 minutes south from downtown Lusaka, for example, lies the Lilayi Lodge — a classy hotel situated on a game farm that allows visitors to experience the best of Zambia’s natural beauty. Start your visit to Lilayi by checking out the elephant nursery, which cares for and rehabilitates orphaned elephant calves. Here you can learn about the process of how these abandoned animals are raised and released into the wild. Be sure to watch the feeding of the elephants from the viewing deck, which takes place every day just before noon. 1:00 p.m. Head to the Lilayi Lodge restaurant for an elegant lunch of African
fusion cuisine. The eclectic menu features everything from Zambian crawfish ravioli to grilled eland (a local antelope) served with roasted vegetables and truffle cream, as well as a surprisingly extensive wine selection. 2:30 p.m. Lilayi Lodge offers afternoon game drives in open-top vehicles led by professional guides. The 650-hectare game farm features an impressive range of wildlife, including zebra, giraffe, more than 300 species of birds and most of Zambia’s native antelope species. Walking, biking and horseback safaris can also be arranged. 6:30 p.m. After heading back into the city, treat yourself to dinner at Filini, one of Lusaka’s leading Italian restaurants. Located in the center of the spaceship-like
building that houses the Radisson Blu Lusaka, Filini features a diverse selection of Italian dishes with a local twist. The offerings include starters such as carpaccio of kudu (another local antelope) with rocket salad and Parmesan cheese, as well as entrées such as tagliatelle pasta with pan-fried prawns in a creamy chardonnay-and-garlic sauce. 9 p.m. To wind down your day, catch some live jazz music at The Misty Jazz Restaurant and Café. In addition to the resident band, The Optimistic, the venue also features performances by other local and international musicians. 11:30 p.m. Return to the InterContinental to call it a night. Refreshed by a day of leisurely sites and bites, you’ll be ready for whatever business awaits tomorrow. september/october 2014
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Tasting History A food tour through Old Delhi and into a haveli. |
BY CAN DACE ROSE R AR D O N
Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid mosque is the largest in Delhi, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.
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n his classic travel narrative, City of Djinns: A year in Delhi, William Dalrymple writes, “The haveli was a world within a world, self-contained and totally hidden from the view of the casual passer-by.” Originating from the Persian word hawli for “an enclosed place,” a haveli is a traditional private mansion found across India and Pakistan, with a central courtyard and several stories of connected rooms. Havelis dating to the 16th century line the streets of the historic Delhi neighborhood of Shahjahanabad, concealed from sight behind carved doors and high courtyard walls. But thanks to a man named Dhruv Gupta, I will have the chance to step inside one. Gupta offers walking tours of Old Delhi that culminate in dinner inside his family’s home. “Welcome to my city, my Delhi,” he says to our small group of three when we meet on a bright Sunday afternoon. “I want you to feel like a local, walk local, eat local. When you think about this part of the city, I want you to have a big smile on your face. I always say this is God’s favorite part [of Delhi].” As we walk, Gupta occasionally stops to point out details we might have overlooked on our own, even though our primary purpose is the street-side stalls. We are here to taste Old Delhi. For two hours we weave through the crowds toward stalls roasting shelled peanuts in an iron wok, crushing pungent ginger and cardamom for a fresh pot of chai tea, or frying aloo tikki (potato patties) in giant pans of bubbling oil. Other shops sell matar kachori — round savory snacks filled with peas and spices like cumin and fennel seeds — and serve sweet lassis (blended yogurt drinks) in little clay tumblers, which are often discarded in the street once finished. Shards of clay sometimes crunch beneath our feet. While each stall yields new finds and
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A range of curry spices and fresh eggplant are a few of the offerings found in the street markets of Old Delhi.
flavors, I most enjoy meeting 60-year-old Har Prashad, sporting a gray mustache carefully twirled at the ends. He’s been selling naan khatai cookies from a wooden cart in the same spot every day for more than 40 years. “My elder brother used to make them,” he tells us, “so I am carrying on with the same tradition — with what my father taught my brother, and what my brother taught me.” “Garam,” Prashad warns as we sample the cookies, and I thankfully recognize the Hindi word for “hot” before taking a bite. As I savor the almonds and ghee, the clarified butter so prevalent in Indian cooking, I wonder if we’re tasting history itself. One bicycle rickshaw ride and a short walk later, we arrive at Gupta’s front door. We leave our shoes at the entrance and take in the courtyard’s colorful mosaic floor, intricately carved sandstone walls and a ceiling completely open to the elements. “We enjoy the sunlight, moonlight, even the rain,” Gupta says. His wife, Richa, greets us with glasses of freshly squeezed lime juice in their living room. There, set out among handcarved rosewood furniture, are family heirlooms — including the spinning wheel that Gupta’s great-grandfather once used to spin thread from cotton. With the rest of Delhi now on the other side of 18-inch-thick walls, it truly feels as though we have stepped into another time. Our tour of the house ends beneath the stars on Gupta’s rooftop. In the distance, I spot the distinctive domes of the Jama Masjid mosque, imposing in person but so much smaller from this vantage point. Back on the ground floor, dinner is served around the family dining table, set with bronze plates, utensils and cups. Richa
piles our plates with steaming basmati rice, dahl (lentil stew), zucchini kofta (balls of breadcrumbs, grated zucchini and spices), and as many warm puris (deep-fried unleavened bread) as we can manage. The flavors of India run strong throughout each dish, piquant with coriander seed, turmeric and red chili powders. Dessert is rose-flavored kulfi — Indian ice cream with a smooth, gelatolike texture, made from just milk and rose petals. “This is my small world, which I like to share,” Gupta says as we scrape up the last of our kulfi, thanking us for spending the evening with him and his family. But it is we who thank him more — for giving us a taste of history and for
this glimpse into a side of Delhi we would never have otherwise seen. HOW TO BOOK: The Old Delhi Bazaar Walk and Haveli Visit takes place daily and is offered as both a half or full-day tour, no more than eight people at a time. The halfday tour costs Rs 2,750 (US$50), while the full-day version is Rs 5,500 (US$100). For more information or to book online, visit masterjikeehaveli.com.
—Candace Rose Rardon is a travel writer, photographer and sketch artist originally from the state of Virginia (USA). One of her favorite places to spend an afternoon is Old Delhi, getting lost in its narrow, winding backstreets — provided she can find her way out again.
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Kano, Nigeria CO M P I L E D BY J O D I MACFAR L AN
The city boasts 500-year-old dye pits, where indigo is still mixed with potassium and ash and fermented for a month before being used to color cloth. The 125 pits were constructed around 1500 and assigned to individual families, whose descendants are said to still control the trade.
CAPITAL of Kano State POPULATION
second-largest city in Nigeria, with a metro population of 2,828,861 The 20-kilometer-long wall that surrounds the Old City dates to the 15th century, having replaced the original structure built during the 1100s. Inside, visitors can visit the teal-domed Great Mosque; the Kurmi Market, known for its crafts; and the Emir’s Palace (the oldest and largest traditional palace in Nigeria, as well as the country’s oldest continuous seat of authority).
499 sq. km. (about 1/6 that of Washington, D.C., or 1/5 that of Johannesburg) LANGUAGES
English and Hausa
CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION Thousands gather in Kano each year to celebrate the three-day Durbar festival, hosted by the emir. The festival commemorates two annual Muslim festivals: Eid alFitr (marking the end of Ramadan) and Eid al-Adha (marking the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca). Durbar culminates in a galloping procession of elaborately dressed horsemen throughout the city to the emir’s palace, where they offer their allegiance on behalf of the neighboring villages. 66
Ethiopian Airlines now flies four times weekly to Kano — its fourth destination city in Nigeria, following Abuja, Enugu and Lagos.
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In the early 1800s, Kano thrived as the greatest commercial power in West Africa. Located at the southernmost point of the trans-Sahara trade routes, the city transported its leather and cotton goods northward by camel caravan until trade began to diminish in the latter part of the century. Today, Kano remains a major center for the production and export of agricultural products.
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SEATED EXERCISES These gentle exercises, which you can carry out easily during your flight, will help blood circulation and reduce any tiredness or stiffness that may result from sitting in one place for several hours. Check with your doctor first if you have any health conditions that might be adversely affected by exercise. SHOULDER ROLL
Hunch shoulders forward, then upward, then backward, then downward, using a gentle, circular motion.
Lift feet off the floor and draw a circle with the toes, simultaneously moving one foot clockwise and the other foot counterclockwise. Reverse circles. Do each direction for 15 seconds. Repeat if desired.
Start with arms held at a 90-degree angle: elbows down, hands out in front. Raise hands up to chest and back down, alternating hands. Do this exercise in 30-second intervals.
Start with both heels on the floor and point feet upward as high as you can. Then put both feet flat on the floor. Then lift heels high, keeping the balls of your feet on the floor. Continue cycle in 30-second intervals.
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.
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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Reach right hand over left shoulder. Place left hand behind right elbow and gently press elbow toward shoulder. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
> For your own comfort, try to travel light.
> Avoid heavy meals during the flight.
> Wear loose clothing and elasticated stockings made of natural fiber.
> Take short walks once every two hours to improve circulation.
> Increase your normal intake of water and only drink alcohol in moderation.
> Try to touch your toes when waiting in the aisle, to stretch your hamstrings.
> Use moisturizing cream to keep your skin from drying out.
> Upon arrival at your destination, take a quick jog, brisk walk or a vigorous scrub to help stimulate circulation. Then, take a hot shower or a relaxing bath.
With shoulders relaxed, drop ear to shoulder and gently roll neck forward and to the other side, holding each position for about five seconds. Repeat five times.
> Take off shoes while on the plane to prevent your feet from swelling up, or wear shoes that will cope with expanding ankles.
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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.
ELECTRIC SUPPLY » Ethiopia uses 220 volts 50 cycles AC. Plugs are European two-pin. TIME » Ethiopia is in the GMT +3 time zone. It follows the Julian calendar, which consists of 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of five or six days (on a leap year).
CURRENCY » The units of currency are the birr and cents. Notes are 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 birr. The 1 birr coin is also in circulation. ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are found in major Addis Ababa hotels, shopping malls and at the Bole International Airport. It is important to retain currency exchange receipts. 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 72
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a) 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco
COURIER & MONEY TRANSFERS » Money transfers can be made through
c) half a liter of perfume
Western Union and MoneyGram. Both have representative branches in Addis Ababa and also make their services available from private and national banks. For courier services, DHL, Fedex, UPS, TNT and EMS have offices in Addis Ababa.
COMMUNICATIONS » Telephones, fax machines and Internet access are available in Addis Ababa in most hotels and at private Internet service centers around the city. WORKING HOURS » Government office hours are 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Working hours on Friday are 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 1:30– 5:30 p.m. Private and public businesses are often open on Saturdays.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS » Public holidays are celebrated according to the Ethiopian (Julian) Calendar (see “Time”). The calendar is seven years behind the Western or Gregorian Calendar, with the New Year falling in the month of September. January 7: Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) January 14: Birth of Prophet Mohammed PBUH (Mauwlid)*
March 2: Victory of Adwa (1896) April 18: Ethiopian Orthodox Good Friday April 20: Ethiopian Orthodox Easter Sunday May 1: International Labor Day May 5: Ethiopian Patriots (1941) Victory Day May 28: Fall of the Dergue (1991) Day September 11: Ethiopian New Year September 27: The Finding of the True Cross (Meskel) October 5: Id ul Ahda (Sacrifice)* *These holidays are subject to moon sighting.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS » A yellow fever certificate is required for some African destinations. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in Ethiopia. imports
d) souvenirs (by visitors) with a value not exceeding 500 birr
When it comes to currency: a) It is illegal to carry more than 200 birr when entering or departing Ethiopia. b) 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. 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, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.
BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT »
January 19: Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket)
CUSTOMS » Duty-free permitted for up to:
b) 2 liters of alcoholic beverages
The airport is about 5 kilometers from Meskel Square and Addis Ababa’s central business district. Self-service kiosks are available for guests checking in, and free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the airport. Free luggage carts and paid porters are also available in the baggage hall. All bags must go through X-ray check before you exit. When flying out of Bole International Airport, please note: Terminal 1 — all domestic flights and flights to Burundi, Djibouti, Rwanda, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Terminal 2 — all other international flights. Taxis are readily available and may be ordered inside the terminal. Privately owned taxis are not metered, nor do they have fixed rates. Agree upon the fare in advance.
SECURITY » Security at the airport is tight, and travelers need to produce their air ticket and passport to enter the terminal. All other visitors are required to pay a fee of 10 birr in the car park and may be required to show identification.
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LEARN AMHARIC ENGLISH-AMHARIC (PHONETIC) Learn some basic Amharic so that you can interact with the locals and enjoy your stay in Ethiopia by experiencing the rich culture of the Ethiopian people.
U SE F U L WO R DS Today Tomorrow Yesterday Now Quickly Slowly Mr Mrs Miss I
P RO N U N CIAT I O N G U I D E
You He, She We
a as the a in father e as the e in set i as the i in ship o as the o in go u as the oo in boot gn as the gn in compagne (French) (M) Masculine; (F) Feminine; (P) Plural
They What? Who? When? How? Why? Which? Yes (all right) No Excuse me I am sorry Good Bad
N U M B E RS Zare Nege Tilant Ahun Tolo Kes Ato Weyzero Weyzerit Ene Ersewo Essu, Essoa Egna Ennessu Min? Man? Metche? Endet? Lemin? Yetignaw? Eshi Aydelem /Ayhonem Yikirta Aznallehu Tiru / melkam Metfo
And shi â€ƒ
D I R E C T I O NS / E M E RG E N CI E S
M E E T I N G AN D G R E E T I N G Hello
Endemn adderu/ k(M)/sh(F)
Good afternoon Good evening
Endemn walu/k(M)/ sh(F)
CO M M E RCE
Where is it?
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
Wede kegn yitatefu/ tatef(M)/tatefi(F)
Wede gra yitatefu tatef(M)/tatefi(F)
Ketita yihidu/hid(M)/ higi(F)
Please stop here
Ezih Yikumu/kum(M)/ kumi(F)
Endemn ameshu/ eh(M)/esh(F)
Dehna hunu/ hun(M)/ hugne(F)
How are you?
Tenayistillign / endemen not? eh(M)/ esh(F)
I am well, thank you (very much)
Dehna negn (Betam) amesegenallehu
Where is the toilet?
Metatebiya betu yet new?
Please come in
Where may I get something to drink?
Yemiteta neger yet agengalehu?
Please sit down
Yikemetu/ tekemet(M)/ tekemechi(F)
One (cup of) coffee
And (sini) buna
What is your name?
Simewo man no?h(M)/sh(F)
My name is . . .
Sime . . . no
Where do you come from?
Keyet Metu? ah(M)/ ash(F) Hagero yet no?eh(M)/esh(F)
I come from . . .
Ke . . . metahu
My country is . . .
Hagere . . . no
Can you speak Amharic?
Amaregna yenageralu? tenageraleh(M)/ tenageriyalesh(F)
How much does this cost?
Wagaw sint no?
That is quite expensive
Betam wood no
Only a little
I want to learn more
Yebelete memar ifelegalehu
How do you find Ethiopia?
Itiyopiyan endet agegnuat? hat(M)/ shat(F)
I like it here
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Boeing 777-300ER The B777-300ER is one of the largest and most-modern members of our fleet, with a 400-seat capacity. Its spacious cabin interior, high ceiling, advanced in-flight entertainment system, increased stowage capability and additional cargo uplift flexibility give our passengers the best possible travel experience. The aircraft also perfectly complements its predecessor in our fleet, the B777-200LR (Longer Range) airplane, by providing additional capacity and flexibility on popular routes such as Guangzhou, Washington, D.C., Lagos, Luanda and Dubai.
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SALES OFFICES ANGOLA Largo 4 De Fevereiro Hotel Meridien Presidente Luanda, Angola Tel: 2442 310328/310615, Fax: 2442 310328 APT Mobile: 914 526675 BELGIUM Park Hill J. E. Mommaertslaan 16B 1831 Diegem Tel: 0032 2 712 05 86, Fax: 0032 2 725 83 92 Email: email@example.com BRAZIL Praça da Liberdade, 130 – Conj. 1709 CEP: 01503-010 São Paulo - Brazil CTO-Reservations : +55 11 4063 5199 CTO-Office : +55 11 3411 1874/5 APT: +55 11 2445 4103/ +5511 77 408 156 AREA Manager: +5511 77 331 762 BURKINA FASO Avenue Kwame N`krumah mmb. Bati 01 BP 4883 Ouaga 01 Tel Office: 22650301024/25 Email: OUAAPT@ethiopianairlines.com AshenafiY@ethiopianairlines.com BURUNDI Avenue De La Victorie No. 09 PO Box 573, Bujumbura Tel : 257 226820/226038, APT: 257 229842 Mobile: 257 78841844, Email: henokm@ ethiopianairlines.com CAMEROON Rue Tobie Kuoh Bonanjo, B.P 1326 Douala Telephone – reservation desk: 00237 33 43 02 46; Area Manager direct line: 00237 33 43 02 64; Fax line: 00237 33 43 01 67; Mobile Area Manager for Cameroon: 00237 77 93 79 29; AIRPORT OFFICE Tel: 00237 33 43 37 30; Cell: 00237 77 11 77 29 CANADA City Ticket Office Suite 1912 - 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3L4 Tel: +1416 962 0005, Toll-free: 1 855 269 0362, Mobile: +416 996 3384, Fax: 1 416 962 0095 Airport Office T1 Level 2, Room No. EB 2035/36, Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tel: +1 905 405 0040, Toll-free:1 800 445 2733, Fax:+1 1 905 405 0005 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHINA Beijing Room 704, SK Tower, A6 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022, China Office Tel.: 0086 010 65050315 Fax: 0086 010 65054120 Email: email@example.com Reservation Tel.: 0086 010 65050315 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Call Center (China) Tel: 4008 071 787 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Beijing Capital International Airport –Terminal 3 Tel: +86 150 1155 5744 Email: email@example.com Cargo Tel.: +86 010 64556409/+86 010 64558536 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Guangzhou Room 502, 5th Floor, Podium Building of Guangdong Int’l Hotel, 339 East Huanshi Zhong Road, GuangZhou, 510098, China Office Tel: +86 020 87621101/87620836 Fax : +86 020 87620837, Email: liuy@ ethiopianairlines.com, Reservation Tel.: +86 020 87621101, Fax : +86 020 87620837, Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etcancto@ ethiopianairlines.com.cn 80
Call Center (China) Tel: 4008 071 787, Email: callcenter@ ethiopianairlines.com.cn
Phone: 33 1 53 892102 and 0 825 826 135 (ticketing), Fax: 33 1 53 771303 Email: Ethiopianemail@example.com
BaiYun International Airport Tel.: +86 020 36067405 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Cargo Tel.: +86 020 36066253, Fax: +86 020 36050345, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Shanghai Room 2110, 21st Floor, Ciro’s Plaza, No.388 NanJing West Road, HuangPu District, ShangHai, 200003, China Office Tel: +86 021 60509685, Fax: +86 021 6089 9326, Email: girumtb@ethiopianairlines. com, email@example.com Reservation Tel.: +86 021 60509685, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call Center (China) Tel: 4008 071 787, Email: email@example.com PUDONG International Airport —Terminal 2 Room 2-A3-M02,International Arrival Corridors, Pudong Airport, Shanghai,China, Duty Mobile : +86 1811 731 5785, Fax: +86 021-60899326 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, etshaapt@ ethiopianairlines.com.cn Cargo Tel. : +86 021 6835 4522, Email: eric.fei@ megacap.com.cn 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: email@example.com, fihapt@ ethiopianairlines.com, YinnesuF@ ethiopianairlines.com CONGO, REPUBLIC Avenue Foch, Brazzaville PO Box 14125 Tel: 242-22 281 0766, Email: Negaw@ 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 APT Tel: 225 21278819, CTO Email: Tsegayek@ ethiopianairlines.com, APT Email: abjapt@ ethiopianairlines.com DJIBOUTI Globe Travel, Angle de la Place du 27 Juin et de la rue Ras Makonen, PO BOX 1181, Republic de Djibouti Tel: 0025377804783, 0025377815479 Fax: 00253 21354848, Email: YohannesO@ ethiopianairlines.com EGYPT Concorde El Salam Hotel, 69 Abdelhamid Badawy Street, Heliopolis, Cairo Tel: 0800 0000 411(Reservations 24 hours) Tel: 202-2621 4934 (Admin), Fax: 202 2621 4934, APT: 202 2696 6620, Cargo: 20 10 6698255, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org APT: email@example.com Cargo: firstname.lastname@example.org EQUITORIAL GUINEA Equatorial Guinea, Malabo Independence Avenue Admin Tel: 00240222657390 Email: ssgadmin@Ethiopianairlines.com CTO Tel: 00240333090588 Fax: 00240333090593, Email: ssgcto@ ethiopianairlines.com Area Manager Email: TeshomeGb@ ethiopianairlines.com Airport Email: email@example.com ETHIOPIA Main City Ticket Office Churchill Road PO Box 1755, Addis Ababa Tel: 251 11 5517000/511931, 251 11 6656666 (Reservation), APT Tel: 251 11 5178320 Fax: 251 11 6611474 FRANCE Ethiopian Airlines area office 66 Avenue des champs-Elysées 75008 Paris - France
GABON Quartier London Rue Ogouarouwe Plaque No. 14 PO Box 12802, Libreville Tel: 241 760144/45, APT Tel: 05316666 Fax: 241 760146, CTO Tel: 241 741315 GERMANY Ethiopian Airlines, Kaiserstraße 77, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sales & Marketing: Tel: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 053, Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 235 Email: salesET.firstname.lastname@example.org Reservations: Tel: (0180-5) 355 600 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 028 Email: reservationsET.email@example.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: GenetWl@ethiopianairlines.com APT Tel: 233 302 775168/778993/ 233 302 776171 ext. 1322/1324 Mobile: 233 20 2013588 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org HONG KONG Ethiopian Airlines, Unit 1606,16/F, New East Ocean Center,9 Science Museum Road,Tsim Sha Tsui East ,Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: (852)3968 9030/2117 1863, Cell: (852) 63485863, Fax: (852)2117 1811, Email : MariamawitA@ethiopianairlines.com INDIA Ticket Office 2-5 Chintamani Plaza, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai 400 099 Email: email@example.com Res: Toll-free 0008001007947 Mumbai Airport Office: E8 – 3060 Level 3, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport New Terminal 2B, Sahar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai 400 099 Tel: 66859410 or 66859411, Fax: 66859412 Tel: 28366700 Ext 3514 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mumbai Cargo Office: New Heavy Import Warehouse, 2nd Floor, Sahar Cargo Complex, Sahar, Andheri East, Mumbai 400 099 Tel: 26828415 or 26828416, Fax: 26828417 Email: email@example.com Delhi Airport Office Room no -7, Ground level-IV, Terminal III, IGI Airport, New Delhi 110 037 Tel: 49638656/657/658, Fax :49638656; Duty Manager -9811412414 Email: Delapt@ethiopianairlines.com Cargo: 25653739/40 Email: Delcgo@ethiopianairlines.com ISRAEL 1 Ben Yehuda Street Room 2016, Tel Aviv CTO Tel: 972 3 797 1405 Fax: 972 3 516 0574 Email: TLVRES@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM APT Tel: 972 3 9754096 APT Fax: 972 3 9754097 Email: TLVAPT@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM Opensky-Cargo CGO Tel: 972-3-9724332 CGO Fax: 972-3-9731082 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ITALY Piazza Barberini 52 00187 Rome, Italy CTO Tel: 39 06 42011199 Call center access Tel No: 06 45230459 Tel: 3906 4200 9220 Fax: 3906 481 9377 APT: 3906 6501 0621 APT Fax: 3906 6501 0621 CGO: 3906 65954113
Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Milan Address Via Albricci, 9 20122 Milan Tel: +39 02 8056562 Fax: +39 02 72010638 Email: email@example.com KENYA Bruce House Muindi Mbingu Street PO Box 42901-00100, Nairobi Tel: Res: +254 20311507/544; +254 723786649/734 666066 APT: 254 20 822236/822311 Fax: 254 20 2219007 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Airport: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: Freight In Time JKIA Cargo village, 2nd Avenue Box 41852-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254 20-827480/827044/827248 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org TSS Tower, Nkrumah Road PO Box 94600-80115, Mombasa, Kenya Tel: Res: +254 41 2319977/78/79 APT: +254 41 2011199 Cel: +254 714 618989 Email: MBATSM@ethiopianairlines.com MBARES@ethiopianairlines.com MBAAPT@ethiopianairlines.com LEBANON Beirut Gefinor Center Bloc-B, Clemenceau St. Tel: 961 1 752846/7 Fax: 961 1 752846/7 Email: AmanuelY@ethiopianairlines.com APT Tel: 961 1 629814 Email: email@example.com MALAWI Kenyatta Drive, Bisnowaty Centre Tel: 00265 1771002/1308/6003/6001/20 31/6004 Fax: 01 772 013 ATO Fax: 01 700 782 Email: LLWCTO@ethiopianairlines.com LLWAPT@ethiopianairlines.com GodfreyL@ethiopianairlines.com W.Gondwe@sdvmalawi.com MALI Square Patrice Lumumba PO Box 1841, Bamako Tel: 00 223 20 22 2088 Fax: 00 223 20 22 6036 APT Mobile: 00 223 66 799 208 Email: DagnewM@ethiopianairlines.com MOZAMBIQUE Avenida 25 De Setembro No. 270, Edificio Time Squre, Bloc 4, First floor No. 6 Tel: +258 21 314421 NIGERIA CVC Building 3, Idowu Taylor, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria PO Box 1602 Tel: 234 1 7744711/2 Fax: 234 1 4616297 APT: 234 1 7744710/7751921/3 Email: SolomonY@ethaiopianairlines.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Airport Office, Aviation House Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos Tel: 234 1 7744710 Fax: 234 1 2711655 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sheraton Abuja Hotel No. 1 Ladi Kwali Way, Maitema, Abuja Federal Capital Territory Suite No 173 Tel: 234 92906844/234 92904941 Email: ABVRES@Ethiopianairlines.com; ABVCTO@ Ethiopianairlines.com; ABVADMN@ Ethiopianairlines.com Airport Office -ABV: Ethiopian Airlines, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja-Nigeria Tel: 234 92903852, 234 92902761 Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Sales Offices and General Sales Agents | Enugu CTO Polopark Mall, Polo Ground, Abakaliki Road, Enugu North, Enugu State, Nigeria Tel: 234 7033745716, Mobile: 234 8141543740 Ethiopian Cargo LOS-office Nahco Cargo Complex MMIA Ikeja Lagos Tel Mobile: 234 7034065669
APT: 46 859360170 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
OMAN Muscat, Ruwi, MBD Area, PO BOX 962, Muscat, Postal code 100 Sultanate of Oman Cell: +968 93891448 Tel: +968 24816565 Fax: +968 24815815 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 249 1 83762063/88 Fax: 2491 83788428 APT: 2491 8790991 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
RWANDA Union trade center (UTC) building First floor, office No. 25 CTO Tel: 250252570440/42, 2502525755045, Fax: 252570441 Mobile: 250788562469 (Area Manager) Email: BrukE@ethiopianairlines.com email@example.com APT Tel: 2502525100000 Mobile: 250-788595536/788426164/ 788517905/788828865 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com SAUDI ARABIA Medina Road, Adham Center PO Box 8913, Jeddah 21492 Tel: 9662 6512365/6614/9609 Fax: 9662 6516670 APT: 9662 6853064/196 APT Fax: 9662-685316 CGO Tel/Fax: 9662 6851041 Email: Jedcto@ethiopianairlines.com Jeddah Airport Fax: 966 2 6853196 Mobile: 966 504301358 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jeddah Cargo Office Tel: 966 2 6850756 / 6851041 Fax: 966 2 6851041 Email: email@example.com Riyadh Ticket or Town Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 966 505217168 Dammam, Silver Tower Building, King Abdul Aziz Street, Al Khobar Tel: 966 (3) 8984696, Fax: 966 (3) 8991539 Cell: 966 0559540076 Email: YohannesB@ethiopianairlines.com SENEGAL Immeuble La Rotonde, Rue Dr. Theze PO Box 50800, CP 18524 DKR RP Tel: 221 33 823 5552/54 Fax: 221 33 823 5541 Apt Tel: 221 33 820 9396/5077 Email: Dkrres@ethiopianairlines.com SOMALI LAND CI Maarat al Khayr Building Tel: 252 2 520681/528445 Mobile: 252 2 4427575 Email: email@example.com SOUTH AFRICA 156 BRAM FISCHER DRIVE 2nd Floor Holiday House – Randburg CTO Tel: 27 11 7815950 CTO Fax: 27 11 7816040 APT Tel: 27 11 3903819 APT Fax: 27 11 3943438 CTO Email: YohannesTK@ethiopianairlines. com, ATO firstname.lastname@example.org SOUTH KOREA #1004, Seoul Center Bldg, 116 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 100-070 CTO Tel: +82-2-771-1157 CTO Fax: +82-2-771-1157 Email: email@example.com Incheon International Airport Tel: 82327435698, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SWEDEN Kungsgatan 37, SE-11156 Stockholm Tel: 46 0 8 440 0060/ 46 0 8 440 2900 ATO: 46 8 59360170 CTO: 46 8 4402900/4400060 Fax: 46 0 8 206622 Cell: 0046 709556073
SUDAN 2 Square 2b Khartoum east Parlaman street, El Sheikh Mustefa El Amin Bldg Khartoum, Sudan
Juba South Sudan AirportMinistry Road, Panorama Building Cel: +211 956212301/ +211 955060355 Fax: 249 811 823600 Email: JUBCTO@ethiopianairlines.com JUBTSM@ethiopianairlines.com Malakal Ethiopian Airlines South Sudan Hotel Room No 02 Malkal Tel: 00249(0)955722506 Vivacell Fax: 00249(0)920698951 MTN TANZANIA T.D.F.L Building Ohio Street PO Box 3187, Dar-es-Salaam Tel: 255 22 2117063 65/2125443 Fax: 255 22 2115875 Mobile: 255 754 285 899 786 110 066 Area Manager: 255 786 285 899 Email: Milatm@ethiopianairlines.com email@example.com Dar APT Tel: 255-22 2844243 Mobile: 255 786285898 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kilimanjaro Boma Road, PO Box 93 Arusha, Tanzania CTO: 255 27 2506167 - 2504231, 2509904 Manager mobile: 255-782-450224 Email: email@example.com, arkres@ ethiopianairlines.com Kilimanjaro Airport: 255 27 2554159 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Zanzibar Malindi (opposite Ijimaa Mosque) Tel: 255 774417070, 777667665 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org THAILAND 140 One Pacific Bldg, Unit 1807 18th Floor, Sukhumvit Road Klongtoey, Bangkok CTO Tel: 66 0 26534366/7 Fax: 66 0 26534370 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Suvarnabhumi Airport 2nd Flr, Unit Z2-016, Airlines Operation Bldg (Airport Office) APT Tel: 66 0 21343062/3/4 APT Fax: 66 0 21343060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org General Sales Agent (Cargo Only) Tel: 66 0 22379207/8/9 Fax: 66 0 22379200 Email: email@example.com TOGO Hotel Palm Beach, 1 Rue Komore PO Box 12923 CTO Tel: 228 22 21 70 74/ 22 21 87 38 CTO Fax: 228 22 22 18 32 APT Tel: 228 22 26 30 39/22822361240 Ext. 4313/4517 Email: SeblewA@ethiopianairlines.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com UGANDA Kampala PLOT 1 Kimathi Avenue, UAP Insurance Building Tel : +256414254796/7, +256414345577/8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, klacto@ ethiopianairlines.com, Entebbe Airport terminal, 1st floor Tel: +256414320570, +256752321130, Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Flat 202, Pearl Bldg, Beniyas Street PO Box 7140, Dubai Tel: 9714 2237963/87, Fax: 9714 2273306 APT: 9714 2166833/1833/2161833 APT Fax: 9714 2244841/2822655 CGO: 9714 2822880/2163813 CGO Fax: 9714 2822655 CTO Email: email@example.com APT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CGO Email: email@example.com UNITED KINGDOM City office: 1 Dukes Gate, Action Lane London, W4 5DX Tel: 44-208 987 9086 (admin) 44-0800 635 0644 (reservations) Fax: 44-208 747 9339 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Airport Office: Room 238, East Wing Terminal 3 London Heathrow, Airport Middlesex, TW6 1JT Tel: 44-208 745 4234/35 Fax: 44-208 745 7936 Email: email@example.com UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Airport Office Dulles International Airport PO Box 16855 Washington, DC 20041 Toll Free No: 800 4452733 Tel: 703 572 6809, 703 572 8740 Fax: 703 572 8738 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Reservation, Ticketing and Customer Relations 277 South Washington St. Suite 120 Alexandria, VA 22314 Toll Free No: 800 445 2733 Tel: 703 682 0569 Fax: 703 682 0573 Email: email@example.com ZAMBIA Lusaka CTO Address Indo Zambia Bank Building Off Cairo Road, Plot No. 6907, PO Box 38392, Lusaka Direct Tel: 260 211 236401/02/03 Fax: 260 211 235644 Mobile: 260 955 236401/260 979 821971 Email: SenaitN@ethiopianairlines.com LUNRES@ethiopianairlines.com LUNCTO@ethiopianairlines.com APT Address Lusaka International Airport PO Box 38392, Lusaka Zambia Tel: 260 211 271141 Email: LUNAPT@ethiopianairlines.com ZIMBABWE Cabs Center, 4th Floor CNR Jason Moyo Avenue 2nd St. PO Box 1332, Harare Tel: 263 4790705/6/700735 Fax: 263 4795216, APT: 263 4575191 Email: AlmazY@ethiopianairlines.com firstname.lastname@example.org COUNTRY/ CALL CENTER NUMBERS Bahrain 973-16199205 Belgium 32 28948303 Egypt 800 000 0411/202-21600-006 France 0800901031 Germany 8001818982 Hong Kong 800905629 India 000 800 100 7947 Israel 972 3763 1052 Italy 39-0645230459 Lebanon 00961 142 7627 code 6247 North China 108007141635/864001589689 Saudi Arabia 800 814 0018 South Africa 0800984023 South China 108001401619/86-4001589689 Sweden 46-850513549 Thailand 18001562069708 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 8 000 3570 2401 United Kingdom 0800 016 3449 0800 635 0644 United States of America 1800 445 2733
GENERAL SALES AGENTS
ANGOLA Reino Comercio Geral, Rue Marques Das Minas No.4, Luanda Angola Tel: 00244 222 445 713, Fax: 00244 222 335 713, Email: email@example.com ARGENTINA Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 1001-1002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697
Aviareps AG, Landsberg, Str. 155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 , Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND World Aviation System Mezannine Level, 403 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Tel: (02) 9244 2096, Fax: (02) 9290 3441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: MCH Holding Australia Pty Ltd. Unit 6, MIAC Building, 1international Drive, Tullamarine, Vic. 3040. Fax: 03 9093 1377, Tel: 03 9093 1355 Email: email@example.com AUSTRIA & HUNGARY Aviareps AG, Josephspitalstr, 15, 80331 Munchen, Germany AVIAREPS Airline Management Ges. Mbh, Argentinier Strasse 2/4, a-1040,Vienna, Austria AVIAREPS Hungary Ltd., Borbely utca 5-7, 1/104, 1132, Budapest, Hungary Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com BAHRAIN Bahrain International, Chamber of Commerce Building Tel: 00973-17-224917 / +973-17223315 Fax: 973 17210175 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG & NETHERLANDS Brussels Kales Airline Services, Park Hill, J.E. Mommaertslaan 18A, B - 1831 Diegem Tel: +32 2 716.00.60, Fax: +32 2 716.0086, Email: email@example.com The Netherlands Kales Airline Services, Triport 1 Building, 6th floor, Evert Van de beekstraat 46, NL - 1118 CL Schiphol Tel: +31 20 655.36.36, Fax: +31 20 655.36.51, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org BENIN Vitesse Voyage M/S ABD Vitesse Voyages, Avenue Maro Militaire, Immeuble Toxi Labo Carre 404, Cotonou, Benin Tel: 22921320167/22964054232, Fax: 229 21320170, Email: email@example.com BRAZIL Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697
Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 , Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com Heavyweight Express LLC (Cargo GSA), Vinicius Curbi, Country Manager, Heavyweight Air Express Brazil Tel/Fax: +55 11 3192 3838 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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| General Sales Agents
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: email@example.com CAIRO Cargo: Tiffany Cargo Systems, 79, El- Moltaka El- Araby District Sheraton Heliopolis, Cairo Tel: +2 02 22667820, +2 02 22674066, Fax: +2 02 22667821, +2 02 22692121, Email: Mohsen.Hussein@tiffanycargo.com CAMBODIA Cargo: LG International Aviation, G/F Hong Kong Center 108-112 St Sothearos, Sangkat Chaktomok Khan Daun Pneh, Kingdom of Cambodia Tel: +66 0 2 126 8026, Fax: +66 0 2 126 8080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CANADA Cargo: Airlines Service International (ASI), 5160 Explorer Drive, Unit 4, Suite F, Mississauga, Ontario 4W 4T7 Tel: 905629 4522, Fax: 905 629 4651 Email: email@example.com CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Africa Discovery, Avenue B. Boganda, PO Box 1182, Bangui, Central African Republic Tel: 23675501260/70551136 Fax: 49-69-26952940 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHILE Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax:49 89 54 50 68 42 info@AVIAREPS.com CHINA Beijing Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. Room 704, SK Tower, A6 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022, China Reservation Tel.: +86 010 65050315 Email : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Call Center (China) Tel: 4008 071 787 Email: email@example.com Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd F225 Complex Business Office Building, No. 56616 Shunping Road, Shunyi District, Beijing China Tel.: +86 010 64556409/+86 010 64558536 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Guangzhou Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd Room 502, 5th Floor, Podium Building of Guangdong Int’l Hotel, 339 East Huanshi Zhong Road, GuangZhou, 510098, China Reservation Tel.: +86 020 87621101, Fax : +86 020 87620837, Email: email@example.com, canres@ethiopianairlines. com, firstname.lastname@example.org Call Center (China) Tel: 4008 071 787, Email: email@example.com Cargo Sino-Eth Logistics International Co. Ltd., Room 1615, Main Tower,Guangdong Int’l Bldg, No. 339, Huan Shi Road, East Gunagnzhou Tel.: 0086 020 36066253, Fax: 0086 020 36050345, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Shanghai Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. Room 2110, 21st Floor, Ciro’s Plaza, No.388 NanJing West Road, HuangPu District, ShangHai, 200003, China Reservation Tel.: +86 021 60509685, Email: email@example.com Call Center (China) Tel: 4008 071 787 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. Room 1809 Building 2, Qiangjiang Int’l Times Plaza, No. 111 Chengxing Road, Hangzhou, China Tel: +86 571 87960600 Fax +86 571 87960677 Email: Jeff.email@example.com Yiwu Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. 497-2, Chouzhou North Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang, 32200 Tel & Fax: +86 579 85336515, Mobile: +86 182 1777 9264, Email: Jeff.firstname.lastname@example.org COLOMBIA Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax:49 89 54 50 68 42 info@AVIAREPS.com COMOROS Matembezi Travel & Tourism, Itsambouni, Moroni Tel: 2697730422/330400, Fax: 2697730075 Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com CARGO: Bollore Africa Logistics Ltd. @ Congo BZV Tel: +242 05 115 0003, Email: Regis. OUEDRAOGO@bollore.com CARGO: Bollore Africa Logistic, Pointe Noire Tel: +242 05 675 08 87 (mobile) Email: Beni.KIAKOUAMA@bollore.com CONGO DRC Lubumbashi Alamdar Tour & Travels, PO Box: 2976 Lubumbashi Tel: 243 818113377, Fax : 243 1801751933 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kinshasa Cargo: Bollore Africa Logistic, Kinshasa Mobile: (+) 243 995 901 899, (+) 243 991 004 890, (+) 243 995 901 859 Email: email@example.com, richard. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org CZECH & SLOVAK REPUBLICS, POLAND Tal Aviation Poland, UL Ujazdowskie, 20 Street, 00478 Warsaw Tel: 48-22-6250467, Fax: 48-22-6253146 Email: rgrabski&tal.pl Tal Aviation Poland Ltd. Tel: 48 22 627 2259, Fax: 48 22 625 3146 Email: email@example.com DENMARK, NORWAY, LITHUANIA & LATVIA Khyber International, Vester Farimagsagade 3, DK-1606 Copenhagen V Denmark Tel: 45 33121188, Fax: 4533933799 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, SITA: CPHZZET Cargo: Kales Airline Services DK - 7190 Billund Denmark Tel: 45 75354511, Fax: 45 75354569 DJIBOUTI Globe Travel, Angle de la Place du 27 Juin et de la rue Ras Makonen, PO BOX 1181, Republic de Djibouti Tel: 0025377804783, Fax: 00253 21354848 Email: email@example.com ESTONIA, LATVIA & LITHUANIA Baltic GSA skolas iela 21-203a, LV -101, Riga Tel: 371- 6789 8830 / 371-6601 2055 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd. 325A No. 168 Suhang Road Pudong Int’l Airport, Shanghai, China Tel. : +86 021 6835 4523, Faz: +86 021 68356537, Email: email@example.com
FINLAND Tour Planner Tourplanners Ltd, Insinoorinkatu 715 00880, Helsinki, Finland 358 9 687 78911 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Jhon.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org GERMANY Munchen Aviareps AG, Josephspitalstr, 15, 80331 Munchen, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73/ 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: email@example.com Frankfurt Ethiopian Airlines, Kaiserstraße 77, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sales & Marketing: Tel: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 053, Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 235, Email: salesET.germany@ aviareps.com Reservations: Tel: (0180-5) 355 600 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 028 Email: reservationsET.firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: ATC Aviation, Cargo City Süd, Geb.641, 60549 Frankfurt/Germany Tel: 49 0 69 698053 47, Fax: 49 0 69 698053 20 Email: email@example.com GREECE Gold Star Ltd., 3 Nikodimou & 33 Nikis Str. 10557, Athens, Greece Tel: 30 211 1002030, Fax: 30 210 3246723 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org GUINEA GUINEE-VOYAGES, EI CISSE Amacif Bldg Conakrey Guinea, P.O.Box 5842 Tel: 0022463260554/62650181/64260554 (Mobile: 00 224-60260554/ 60340144/60212320), Fax: 224-30478063/22430012611 Email: email@example.com EI CISSE Amacif Bldg Conakrey Guinea Tel: 22460212320/340144 Fax: 224-30478063/22430012611/ 0022430477734, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org HONG KONG Pacific Air (HK) Limited 1608 New East Ocean Center, 9 Science Museum Road, Tsim, Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 852 39689088, Fax: 852 23012127 Email: email@example.com Cargo: Pacific Air (HK) Limited Tel: 852 2759 4578, Fax: 852 2759 4316 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org INDIA STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Alps Building, 1st floor, 56 Janpath, New Delhi – 110001 Tel: (011) 23312304 / 23320845, Fax: (011) 23329235, Contact: Ms. Kalpana Ganju, email@example.com STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., No 3-5-874/A, Ground floor, Vipanchi Estate, Hyderguda, Hyderabad – 500029, Andhra Pradesh Contact: Mr. Unni Ashok Kumar Tel: (040) 66618755 / 23231451 / 23210131 Fax: (040) 66612966, Email: ashok.kumar@ sticgroup.com, firstname.lastname@example.org STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., G-5, Imperial Court, 33/1 Cunningham Road, Bangalore – 560052, Karnataka Contact: Mr.Vinod / Mr. Shankar, Tel: (080) 22267613/22202408/22256194 Fax: (080) 22202409, Email: email@example.com STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Room No 53, 5th floor, Chitrakoot Building, 230A, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700020, West Bengal Contact: Ms. Sudeshna, Tel: (033) 22890440, 22890441, 22890442 Fax: (033) 22890443, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Temple Tower, 672, Anna Salai Nandanam, Mount Road, Chennai – 600035 Contact: Mr. Rajesh Pandian, Email: email@example.com, Mobile: 9840105460 Tel: (044) 24330211/24351829/24330659/ 24330098, Fax: (044) 24330170 BENZY HOLIDAYS PVT LTD, 101 Crystal Arcade, C. G. Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 006 Tel: (079) 26403525, 30013430/32
Fax: 26403414, Email: rajesh@benzyethiopian. com, Rajesh Bhatia, Sales Manager Explore Himalaya Travel Inc., Amrit Marg, Bhagawan Bahal, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: 00977 1 4423370 (Direct), Mobile: 00977 9851074314, Mr. Rajendra Adhikari LEONARD TRAVELS PVT LTD, Tej House, 5 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Pune 411 001 Tel: (020) 26056451, 26131647 Fax: (020) 2613782 Manager: Vandana Hasabnis 9960231082 or 9623346382, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MAAS TRAVELS & TOURS LTD, 101 R. M. Center, 5th Floor, Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh Tel: (8802) 8835802, 03, 8835460, 8837484 Fax: (8802) 8826678, Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, amin.maas@ gmail.com, 88028837474 Resi: Azad: 8821569, Mobile: 0171524097 Azad Direct: (8802) 9887711 Resi: Amin: (8802) 9338548 (mobile), +8801819257221 VMS AVIATION AIR SERVICES PVT LTD, 48 A Sir Lester James Peiries Mawatha, Colombo 5, Srilanka Tel: 0094112502149, 011252209 Fax: 0112580737, Email: email@example.com Mobile: 0094777752328 SHARAF CARGO PVT LTD (Cargo), Acme Centre, 2nd Floor, Opp Vadilal House, Mithakali Six Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009 Tel: 079 65454080, 65454081/82/83 Fax: 079 66133503 INDONESIA (M/S PT. Ayuberga) 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 Cargo: PT global Sarana Angkasa Wisma Soewarna Suit 2k, Soewarna Business Park, Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Jakarta 19110 Indonesia Tel: 62 21 5591 1428, Fax: 62 21 5591 1427 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org IRELAND PremAir Marketing Services Ltd, 7 Herbert Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland Tel: 00353-1-663 3933, Fax: 353-1-661-0752 Email: email@example.com/eamon.flanagan@ premair.ie Cargo: Heavyweight Air Express Ltd Tel: 353 -1-811-8693, Fax: 353-1-811-8901 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 Tokyo Air System Inc, Toranomon TBL Bldg., 8F, 1-19-9, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Japan Tel: 81 3 3593 6730, Fax: 81 3 3593 6534, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Osaka Air System Inc., Huwa Tong Bldg., 5F, 4-5-16, Hommachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0053 Japan Tel: 81 6 6265 2158, Fax: 81 6 6265 2501, Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Sales Agents | KENYA Cargo: Freight In Time PO Box 41852-00100, Nairobi, Kenya Email: email@example.com Tel: 254 020-827044/827248 Fax: 254 020-822709, Cell: 254 721 217141 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: firstname.lastname@example.org MALAYSIA Abadi Aviation Services S/B, Suite 1603, Level 16 Central Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: (+603) 21412190/21420581/8, Fax : (+603) 21410429, Email: email@example.com Cargo: Abadi Aviation Services S/B, Lot GFM-5D Malaysia Airlines Advanced Cargo Centre, Free Commercial Zone, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, 64000 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. Tel: (+603) 87871198/1179, Fax: (+603) 87871108, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 MAURITIUS & MADAGASCAR IRELAND BLYTH LTD, Aviation Pole, 5th floor, IBL House, Caudan, Port Louis Mauritius Tel: 230-203-2000/2082, Fax: 230-2124050, Email: Ivedwards@iblgroup.com MEXICO Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697 Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com MOZAMBIQUE Lusoglobo Tours, GSA Ethiopian Airlines, Av. 25 De Setembro nº 270 Edificio Time Square Bloc 4, first floor office no. 6 Tel: 21 314421, Mobile: 82 3144211 /84507 2366, Email: Lusoglobotours@tvcabo.co.mz MAYNAMAR Cargo ILG International Aviation, No 126 1st Floor, Bogalayzay Road, Botataung Tsp, Yangon, Myanmar Tel: +66 0 2 126 8026, Fax: +66 0 2126 8080 Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org NEPAL Explore Himalaya Travel Inc., 745 Amnt March, Bhagbanbahal Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal Tel: 977 1 4418100 NIGER Horizon Distribution (Satguru Travel and Tourism) BP 1114, Rond Point Maourey RCCM: NIA-NI2008-B-1889, Niamey, Niger Tel: 20735255, Fax: 20736934, Email: ssoni@ satguruun.com NIGERIA Cargo: Bollore Africa Logistics Ltd., 2nd Floor NAHCO Building, Muritala Mohammed Int’l. Airport, Ikeja, Lagos Tel: +2348099914944, Mobile: 234 809 555 7905, Email: email@example.com NORWAY Fly Services Karenslyst Alle 49 0279 Oslo, Norway Tel: 47 22 92 55 60 / 47 22 9255 51 Michael@flyservice.no OMAN National Travel & Tourism, Postal Code 100 Sultanate of Oman Tel: 00968-246 60300, Fax: 968 24566125 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAKISTAN Trade Winds Associates Pvt. Ltd., 33-Hotel Metropole, MerewetherRoad, Islamabad Tel: 009221-5661712-14, Fax: 009221-5661715 Email: email@example.com Karachi Tel: 9221 3566 1712-13-14 & 16 Fax: 9221 3566 1715 Lahore Tel: 9242-3630-5229, 9242-3636-5165 Fax: 9242-3631-4051, Tel:2823040/2823350, Fax: 2824030 Tel: 6305229/6365165, Fax: 6314051 Cargo: Inter-Fret Consolidators (Pvt.) Ltd. (Pakistan), Suite No. 814-815, 8th floor, Park Avenue, Shahra-e-Faisal, PECHS, Karachi-74500, Pakistan Tel: +92 21 111 111 432, +92 21 3432 6658 Fax: +92 21 345 405 94 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 SOMALIA Safeway Travel, Tourism and Cargo Agency, Maka Al-Mukarama street, Area number 4, Mogadishu Tel: 618304444 Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
PERU Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697
SOUTH AFRICA 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: email@example.com
Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com
156 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa Tel: 27112898264, Fax: 27112898164 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILIPPINES Travel Wide Assoc. Sales Phils., Inc 8/F, Unit 817 Peninsula Court Bldg, 8735 Paseo de Roxas Ave, Makati City 1226, Philippines Tel: 63-2-5195014, Fax: 63-2-5198789 Web: www.twasp.com
SOUTH KOREA Sharp Aviation K Inc 8th floor, Injo Building, 111-1 Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu Seoul, 110-110, Korea Tel: 82-2-722-1567, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: email@example.com/www.co.kr
QATAR Fahd Travels, Doha, Qatar Tel: 00974-4432233, Fax: 00974-4432266 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: Fahd Cargo Dar Al kotob area, Diamond Hotel Bldg, Doha, Qatar Fax: 00974 4431 1010, Tel: 00974 4441 4928 Email: email@example.com RUSSIA Aviareps, Olympic Plaza, 39, Prospect Mira Bldg. 2, 129110 Moscow, Russia Tel: 7 495 937 59 50, 07 812 740 3820 Fax: 7 495 937 59 51, 07 812 740 3821 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Cargo: Cathy Kayitesi Tel: +250 788 46 8120 Email: Cathy.firstname.lastname@example.org www.bollore-africa-logistics.com SAUDI ARABIA Al Zouman Aviation, Jeddah Tel: 966 2 6531222, Fax: 966 2 6517501 Email: email@example.com Alkhobar Tel: 966 3 8649000, Fax: 966 3 8941205 SERBIA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA CAT Aviation, Knez Mihajlova 30 Tel: 381 641135735, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SEYCHELLES Mason’s Travel Pty. Ltd. Revolutgion Avenue PO Box 459 Victoria Mahe Seychelles Tel: 0024 4288888 Fax: 248 4225273/248 4288820 Email: email@example.com SIERRA LEONE IPC Tours, 22 Siaka Stevens Street, P.O. Box 1434, Freetown, Sierra Leone Tel: 00 232-221481, Fax: 232 22 227 470 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Email: email@example.com SINGAPORE Maple Aviation Pte.Ltd 133 New Bridge Road #14-05 China Town Point, Singapore 059413 Tel: (65) 6538 6860/ 3787/ 2678, Fax: (65) 6538 3183, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cargo: Sharp Inc Tel: 82 2 7221567, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: email@example.com SPAIN & PORTUGAL AirTravel Management: Calle Diego de leone, 69 40A-28006, Madrid, Spain Tel: 34 91 4022718, Fax: 34 91 4015239 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 07-3 81183 (HO) RG, Galadari Hotel 64 Lotus Road, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Hussien: 0094 777590100, Tel: 94 1 447370 / Fax: 94 1 437249, Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org SWEDEN Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 40 36 38 10, Fax 46 40 36 38 19 Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 8 594 411 90, Fax: 46 8 594 42244 SWITZERLAND Airline center/AVIAREPS, AIRLINECENTER, Badenerstresse, Zurich,Switzerland Tel: 4122 91 98999, Fax: 4122 91 98900 Email: email@example.com AIRNAUTIC AG, Peter Merian Str.2 CH-4002, Cargo: Basel Switzerland Basel Tel: 41 61 227 9797 Fax: 41 61 227 9780 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SYRIA Passenger & Cargo: Al Tarek Travel & Tourism Fardous St, PO Box 30185 Tel: 963 11 2235225, Fax: 963 11 2211941 Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Cargo: Global Aviation Service (Taiwan) Inc. Tel: 886 2 2658 0255, Fax: 886 2 2659 7610 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org TANZANIA Cargo: Bollore Africa Logistic PO Box 1683, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Tel: +(255) 22 2842 850, Mobile: +(255) 784 784 144, Fax: +(255) 22 2 842 181 THAILAND Cargo: Oriole Travel & Tour
Tel: 662 2379201 9, Fax: 662 2379200 Email: email@example.com TOGO Cargo: Bollore Africa Logistic” @ Togo, Zone Portuaire, Bp 34, Lome Evelyne AGOUDAVI Tel: +228 90054603 Fax: 228 22 27 5878 Email: Evelyne.firstname.lastname@example.org TUNISIA Atlantis International LTD, S.A., 29, Ave Du Japon, Immueble Fatma, 1073 Montplaisir, Tunis, Tunisia Tel: 216 71 908 999/216 906 000, Fax: 216 71 904 110, Email: email@example.com 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, mdogan@ firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com UGANDA Cargo: Freight In Time Ltd., PO Box 70942 Kampala, Uganda Tel: 256 0774 898075, Fax: 256 414 223996 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org UNITED KINGDOM Cargo: Air Liaison Ltd - Heavyweight Air Express Group Tel: 44-1753 210 008, Fax: 44-208 831 9309, Email: email@example.com UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI Salem Travel Agency, bun Dhabi, UAE Tel: 97126273333/6218000, Fax: 009712-6211155, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DUBAI Passenger & Cargo: Asian Air Travel & Tour Agency, N.R.L Group bldg.AlGharhoud, Dubai, UAE Tel: 009714 2826322, Fax: 009714 2825727, Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org VENEZUELA Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: info@AVIAREPS.com VIETNAM Vector Aviation Co. Ltd Hai Au Building (11th Floor) 39b Truong Son Str., Tan Banh Dist Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: 84835472481-86, Fax: 84835472487 Email: email@example.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, Beirut Street (Next to Sudanese Embassy Sanaa, Yemen) Tel: 00971-426833, Fax: 009671-426836 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Fax: Fax: 255 24 2231526, Email: email@example.com
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vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace.
109 / Drama / PG13 / Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
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SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER MOVIES See descriptions on pages 88-89.
BLOCKBUSTERS THE OTHER WOMAN COMEDY PG-13 / 109 minutes THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION PG-13 / 143 minutes BLENDED COMEDY PG-13 / 117 minutes TRANSCENDENCE SCI-FI PG-13 / 119 minutes DRAFT DAY DRAMA PG-13 / 109 minutes MALEFICENT DRAMA PG-13 / 109 minutes
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL DRAMA PG / 98 minutes HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS 27 DRESSES COMEDY PG - 13 / 111 minutes (500) DAYS OF SUMMER COMEDY PG - 13 / 95 minutes AVATAR ACTION PG - 13 / 162 minutes THE ARTIST DRAMA PG - 13 / 100 minutes MARLEY & ME COMEDY PG / 115 minutes
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST FANTASY PG / 135 minutes
WALK THE LINE DRAMA PG - 13 / 136 minutes
GODZILLA ACTION PG-13 / 131 minutes
THE KING’S SPEECH DRAMA R / 118 minutes
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS DRAMA PG-13 / 123 minutes
X-MEN ACTION PG-1 3 / 104 minutes
THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX ACTION PG-13 / 125 minutes
ROCKY DRAMA PG / 119 minutes
MOMS’ NIGHT OUT COMEDY PG / 100 minutes
GOLDENEYE ACTION PG-13 / 130 minutes
MAVERICK ACTION PG / 127 minutes
ROMANCING THE STONE ACTION PG / 106 minutes
MY ZAPHIRA FAMILY NR / 105 minutes
ONE FINE DAY DRAMA PG / 108 minutes
FORGETTING JUNE DRAMA NR / 101 minutes
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS DRAMA PG-13 / 105 minutes BIG COMEDY PG / 104 minutes THE SOUND OF MUSIC DRAMA G / 174 minutes KIDS CLASSICS HOME ALONE COMEDY PG / 103 minutes DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! FAMILY G / 86 minutes FANTASTIC MR. FOX COMEDY PG / 87 minutes
THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM DRAMA NR / 96 minutes LA PIROGUE DRAMA NR / 87 minutes FINDING MERCY DRAMA NR / 90 minutes GRIGRIS DRAMA / NR SISIT DRAMA NR YIGBAGN DRAMA / NR HINDI MOVIES
GARFIELD FAMILY PG / 80 minutes
DHOOM 3 DRAMA PG-13 / 172 minutes
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE FAMILY PG / 87 minutes
YOUNGISTAAN DRAMA PG-13 / 133 minutes
BESHARAM DRAMA PG-13 / 143 minutes CLUB 60 DRAMA PG-13 / 137 minutes ASIAN MOVIES BEIJING LOVE STORY DRAMA PG-13 / 121 minutes HORSEPLAY COMEDY PG-13 / 96 minutes AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT ACTION PG-13 / 115 minutes DELETE MY LOVE COMEDY PG-13 / 110 minutes EUROPEAN MOVIES ELLE S’EN VA DRAMA / 100 minutes LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE COMEDY G / 112 minutes LE DERNIER DIAMANT DRAMA PG-13 / 108 minutes FISTON COMEDY G / 88 minutes
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER TELEVISION See descriptions on pages 90-92. KIDS GOOD LUCK CHARLIE Charlie is 1 / 30 mins THE A.N.T FARM / patANT pending / 30 mins SHAKE IT UP / Add It Up / 30 mins DOC MCSTUFFINS / Rest Your Rotors, Ronda!/Keep on Truckin / 30 mins PHINEAS AND FERB / Interview With a Platypus/Tip of the Day / 30 mins FISH HOOKS / Milo Gets a Ninja/ Dances With Wolf Fish / 30 mins COMEDY HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER / The Fortress, The Time Travelers, Romeward Bound / 30 mins NEW GIRL / All in, Nerd, Double Date / 30 mins DADS / Pilot / 30 mins PLANET HOMEBUDDIES / Season 1, Episode 2 / 30 mins THE BIG BANG THEORY / The Psychic Vortex, The Bozeman Reaction, The Einstein Approximation / 30 mins LONGMEN EXPRESS / Season 1, Episode 2 / 50 mins 86
FRIENDS / The One With All the Kissing / 30 mins DRAMA GREY’S ANATOMY / Let the Truth Sting, The Heart of the Matter / 60 mins THE MENTALIST / A Price Above Rubies, Throwing Fire / 60 mins FRINGE / An Enemy of Fate / 60 mins DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES / Mirror, Mirror / 60 mins BONES / The Daredevil in the Mold, The Bikini in the Soup, The Killer in the Crosshairs / 60 mins TOUCH / Clockwork, Two of a Kind, Accused / 60 mins
250 GREAT GOALS / Episode 1 / 30 mins YOUNG HOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST / Superstars / 30 mins BRAIN GAMES 3 / N/A / 30 mins A BITE OF CHINA / Episode 1 / 60 mins
JOURNEY INTO WINE - SPAIN & PORTUGAL / Toro and Rueda / 30 mins FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS / Season 2, Episode 1 / 60 mins BOOKS INTO FILMS / Stephen King / 30 mins
THE KING OF ADVENTURE / Latest Episode / 60 mins
VIDEOFASHION TOP MODELS OF ALL TIME / Out of Africa / 30 mins
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEW 13/14 / NA / 60 mins
ICON / The Art of Classical Music / 30 mins
ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS / The Earthquake-proof Bridge / 60 mins
JAMIE’S 30 MINUTE MEALS / Chicken Pie / 30 mins
MISSION TO THE EDGE OF SPACE / Felix Baumgartner / 60 mins
NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME — CANADA / Episode 1 / 30 mins
AMERICAN RESTORATION / Pests and Pins / 30 mins CAKE BOSS / Cake Smash / 30 mins SHORTS SHAVE IT / 5 mins MILK, NO SUGAR / 4 mins DR. KNOWGOOD: LION’S PRIDE / 4 mins HISTORY OF PETS / 6 mins MUSHROOM MONSTER / 7 mins FARMER JACK / 13 mins SUNDAY / 9 mins
BIG SHOT / N/A / 30 mins
HORN OK PLEASE / 9 mins
KEANE & VIEIRA — BEST OF ENEMIES / NA / 60 mins
WORLD TRAVELER / Hong Kong / 30 mins
HARD BOILED CHICKEN / 5 mins
SUPERNATURAL / Wendigo / 60 mins
50 OUTRAGEOUS ANIMAL FACTS / NA / 60 mins
WHITE COLLAR / Threads / 60 mins
BEAR GRYLLS: ESCAPE FROM HELL / Snow / 60 mins
THE FOOD HUNTER / The Foodhunter In Southern India / 30 mins
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS / Salt Meets Wound / 60 mins
THE CLOSER / About Face / 60 mins DISCOVERY SPORTING RIVALRIES / Real Madrid & Barcelona / 30 mins
LIFESTYLE AUCTION KINGS / Michael Jordan Motorcycle/Candlestick Phone / 30 mins
TECH TOYS 360 / Season 2, Episode 4 / 30 mins COUNTING CARS / Buyer’s Remorse / 30 mins CORAL CASHPOINT / Episode 1 / 30 mins
HEAD OVER HEELS / 10 mins DESTINATION GUIDES PARIS / 30 mins GHANA / 30 mins MADRID / 30 mins VIENNA / 30 mins NIGERIA / 30 mins ADDIS ABABA / 30 mins
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OUTBOUND FLIGHTS See descriptions on pages 88-92.
ADDIS to AFRICA/WEST ASIA
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS BLENDED COMEDY PG-13 / 117 minutes AFRICAN MOVIES MY ZAPHIRA (BURKINA FASO)* FAMILY NR / 105 minutes
ADDIS to EUROPE
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS THE OTHER WOMAN COMEDY PG-13 / 109 minutes EUROPEAN MOVIES ELLE S’EN VA)* DRAMA / 100 minutes
ADDIS to INDIA
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS THE OTHER WOMAN COMEDY PG-13 / 109 minutes HINDI MOVIES DHOOM 3* DRAMA PG-13 / 172 minutes
ADDIS to EAST ASIA
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER / 30 mins AUCTION HUNTERS / 30 mins 50 OUTRAGEOUS ANIMAL FACTS / 60 mins
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS
THE OTHER WOMAN COMEDY PG-13 / 109 minutes
THE OTHER WOMAN COMEDY PG-13 / 109 minutes
BLENDED COMEDY PG-13 / 117 minutes
BLENDED COMEDY PG-13 / 117 minutes
ASIAN MOVIES BEIJING LOVE STORY* DRAMA PG-13 / 121 minutes
ADDIS to AMERICAS
CLASSIC MOVIES THE KING’S SPEECH* DRAMA R / 118 minutes
THE BIG BANG THEORY / 30 mins
THE BIG BANG THEORY / 30 mins
THE BIG BANG THEORY / 30 mins
THE BIG BANG THEORY / 30 mins
SPORTING RIVALRIES / 30 mins
SPORTING RIVALRIES / 30 mins
SPORTING RIVALRIES / 30 mins
SPORTING RIVALRIES / 30 mins
MISSION TO THE EDGE OF SPACE / 60 mins
MISSION TO THE EDGE OF SPACE / 60 mins
MISSION TO THE EDGE OF SPACE / 60 mins
MISSION TO THE EDGE OF SPACE / 60 mins
*Not available on B737 aircrafts
INBOUND FLIGHTS See descriptions on pages 88-92.
AFRICA/WEST ASIA to ADDIS
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS TRANSCENDENCE SCI-FI PG-13 / 119 minutes
EUROPE to ADDIS
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION PG-13 / 143 minutes
FORGETTING JUNE* DRAMA NR / 101 minutes
BLA BELLE ET LA BÊTE* COMEDY G / 112 minutes
INDIA to ADDIS
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION PG-13 / 143 minutes HINDI MOVIES YOUNGISTAAN* DRAMA PG-13 / 133 minutes
EAST ASIA to ADDIS
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS
AMERICAS to ADDIS
SEPT/OCT MOVIES BLOCKBUSTERS
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION PG-13 / 143 minutes
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION PG-13 / 143 minutes
TRANSCENDENCE SCI-FI PG-13 / 119 minutes
TRANSCENDENCE SCI-FI PG-13 / 119 minutes
ASIAN MOVIES HORSEPLAY* COMEDY PG-13 / 96 minutes
NEW GIRL / 30 mins
DADS / 30 mins
DADS / 30 mins
DADS / 30 mins
DADS / 30 mins
JAMIE’S 30 MINUTE MEALS / 30 mins
BOOKS INTO FILMS / 30 mins
BOOKS INTO FILMS / 30 mins
BOOKS INTO FILMS / 30 mins
BOOKS INTO FILMS / 30 mins
ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS / 60 mins
ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS / 60 mins
ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS / 60 mins
ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS / 60 mins
KEANE & VIEIRA — BEST OF ENEMIES / 60 mins
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BLOCKBUSTERS Blended After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Draft Day At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice on a lifechanging day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams. Godzilla The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Heaven Is for Real A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Maleficent A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace. Moms’ Night Out All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful evening of dinner and fun — a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours. What could go wrong? The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Ancient mysteries, powerful evil, and a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as
the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him. The Fault in Our Stars Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. The Other Woman After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he’s been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their three-timing partner. Transcendence As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain. X-Men: Days of Future Past The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. CLASSIC MOVIES 27 Dresses After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with. (500) Days of Summer An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe true
love exists and the young man who falls for her. Avatar A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. Big When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body. Edward Scissorhands An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful adolescent girl. Goldeneye James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon. Marley & Me A family learns important life lessons from their adorable but naughty and neurotic dog. Maverick Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. One Fine Day Melanie Parker, an architect and mother, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with his daughter and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. Rocky Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavyweight champion,
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Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. 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.
Garfield Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon’s cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.
The Artist A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Home Alone An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.
The King’s Speech The story of King George VI of the U.K., his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
The Simpsons Movie After Homer accidentally pollutes the town’s water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.
The Sound of Music A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widow. Walk the Line A chronicle of country-music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. X-Men Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind, whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. KIDS CLASSICS Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. Fantastic Mr. Fox An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm-raiding ways and
then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.
AFRICAN MOVIES Finding Mercy Two thugs break into what they believe to be an empty house and get more than they bargain for when they are confronted by a pregnant woman who is about to go into labor. Forgetting June Eddie and June have the perfect marriage, but when June has a fatal accident on a trip out of town, Eddie feels his life slipping out of his control. As he begins to regain his happiness, settling down with the beautiful Tori, it seems his past is destined to haunt him when June makes a shocking reappearance. Grigris Despite a paralyzed leg, Grigris, 25 years old, dreams of being a dancer. But his dreams are dashed when his uncle falls critically ill. To save him, Grigris resolves to work for petrol traffickers. La Pirogue A group of African men leaves Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the
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master thief and ex-con on probation, is coerced into taking on the riskiest theft of his career — one that involves a long con with the diamond’s dangerously seductive owner, Julia. SHORT MOVIES Dr. Knowgood: Lion’s Pride A lion has lost his voice. Now even the birds seem to laugh at him. Perhaps a case for the monkey doctor?
treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain, where they believe better lives are waiting for them.
down a corrupt bank in Chicago. Two cops from Mumbai are assigned to the case.
since childhood but has never dared approach her. He asks Antoine, a lonely writer, to help him seduce her.
My Zaphira Zaphira lives in a village that she feels is stuck in the past. She dreams of a better life for her daughter, a dream that becomes an obsession as she strives to turn her young daughter into a fashion model.
Youngistaan Meet Abhimanyu Kaul — a young, independent games developer living in Japan — and the love of his life, Anwita Chauhan — a bubbly, passionate and full-of-life summer intern. Their happy and content life faces the test of time, when blood ties and the pressure of being born into the first family of India tears a young Abhimanyu between his love for Anwita and a promise made to his dying father, the prime minister of India.
La Belle et la Bête An unexpected romance blooms after the youngest daughter of a merchant, who has fallen on hard times, offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.
Sisit When Nardos, a beautiful girl from a well off family, meets Ashenafi, she falls in love instantly. However, when Nardos becomes pregnant, her family involve themselves in this modern day Romeo and Juliet tale. The Forgotten Kingdom Atang leaves the slums of the big city to bury his estranged father in the remote village where he was born. Befriended by an orphaned herd-boy and stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, now a radiant young teacher. Yigbagn In this thrilling adaptation of a stage play of the same name, we meet a young man being convicted of homicide - the victim, his own wife. Through a series of flashbacks, we discover what really happened. HINDI MOVIES Besharam A car thief falls in love with a woman whose car he has stolen. Club 60 Sixty-two-year-old Manu bhai Shah appears peculiar in his outfit, crazy in his behavior, flamboyant in his style, loud and funny in his conversation, and overbearing in his relationships. Dhoom 3 To avenge his father’s death, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics turns thief to take
Le Dernier Diamant The Florentine, a 137-carat yellow diamond last seen in 1918, has resurfaced and is up for sale in an Antwerp auction house. Simon, a
Farmer Jack Jack Jensen is living a happy farmer’s life with his animals, until prices drop and the money runs out. A pharmacist offers him a mysterious pill, which can supposedly triple production. However, Jack soon learns that the cure is worse than the disease as things at the farm spiral out of control. Hard Boiled Chicken In true hard-boiled detective style, a rooster tries to find the thief of the egg that was stolen from his chicken. Soon all traces point towards the farmer. But before the egg can be saved from becoming hard-boiled itself, the rooster and his BELLE ETthe SEBASTIEN chicken have to fight farmer’s cat for it. Spectacular action, including a fight, a chase, and the birth of a new chicken. Head Over Heels After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, their equilibrium comes crashing down,
and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way put their marriage back together. History of Pets A man looks back at his life, at the various pets he’s had and why none of them lasted particularly long. Horn Ok Please A moustachioed taxi driver meanders through the city looking for a fare. Along the way he endures a host of colourful characters, struggles to keep his battered car running and even meets a new friend along the way. Milk, No Sugar An elegant ginger cat takes his tea on a rooftop but is persistently bothered by a loathsome greenfl. Mushroom Monster If you were a little, hairy Mushroom Monster, how far would you go to get your paws on the biggest mushroom ever? Shave It In the wilderness of the forests where giant bulldozers are tearing apart the woods there is a monkey that accidentally finds a shaving machine and decides to use it. Sunday In keeping with their tradition, after mass a family flocks to grandma and grandpa’s house. On this particular grey Sunday, a young boy drops a coin on some nearby train tracks out of sheer boredom. Picking the coin up after a train has run over it, he discovers to his astonishment that an amazing transformation has taken place.
ASIAN MOVIES As the Light Goes Out The firefighters of Hong Kong’s Pillar Point division battle an out-ofcontrol blaze that threatens to plunge the city into darkness. Beijing Love Story Different generations look at love, romance and commitment, all from a uniquely Beijing perspective. Delete My Love A young man named So Boring gains the ability to delete people in his life and substitute them with nice people. Horseplay A multifaced thief, an attractive reporter and a washout detective are all on the roller-coaster trail in Prague of a priceless antique horse. EUROPEAN MOVIES Elle S’en Va Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson. Fiston Alex has been in love with Sandra
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KIDS Doc McStuffins Rest Your Rotors, Ronda!/ Keep on Truckin Rescue Ronda learns how good it is to rest when her propeller is broken. Donny’s truck, Tremaine, learns how to keep still to get repainted. Fish Hooks Milo Gets a Ninja/ Dances With Wolf Fish When Oscar discovers that Milo is impossible to live with, he goes about finding a more suitable housemate. Good Luck Charlie Charlie Is 1 The family gathers together to reminisce on Charlie’s first birthday, remembering the day he was born and the trouble they had getting to the hospital. Phineas and Ferb Interview With a Platypus/ Tip of the Day The boys wonder what Perry is saying when he makes his little noises. The A.N.T Farm patANT pending Olive and Fletcher exclude Chyna from their product idea. Meanwhile, Paisley gets attention from her injuries and Lexi gets jealous. Shake It Up Add It Up After CeCe’s mother insists that she improve her grades or get pulled from the show, Deuce hires a tutor for her, who turns out to be a child prodigy that also becomes a new friend for Flynn, and leads to an embarrassing secret about CeCe.
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COMEDY Dads Pilot Two successful guys in their 30s have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in. Friends The One With All the Kissing Now back in New York, Monica and Chandler continue to see each other without telling their friends. As Rachel returns, still furious, from her trip to Greece, Ross
continues to have troubles confusing names. How I Met Your Mother The Fortress Only weeks before their wedding, Barney and Robin must decide where they want to live. Robin doesn’t want to live at Barney’s, but he is resistant to selling to just anyone. How I Met Your Mother The Time Travelers While debating whether to go to “Wrestlers vs. Robots,” Barney and Ted run into their future selves. Marshall and Robin argue over who gets to take credit for a new drink invented at the bar. How I Met Your Mother Romeward Bound When Lily is offered a job in Rome by The Captain, she seriously considers her options. Meanwhile, Ted is attracted to Barney and Robin’s wedding planner. Longmen Express Season 1, Episode 2 The series follows a group of workers at a delivery/security guard agency, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior and action-packed comedy. New Girl All In Needing some time away from their housemates, Nick and Jess run off to Mexico to allow their new relationship some growing space. Schmidt decides to commit to both Cece and Elizabeth.
New Girl Nerd Nick helps Jess fit in with a clique of “mean girls” at work. Schmidt struggles with his double life when both Elizabeth and Cece attend his office party. New Girl Double Date Nick and Jess invite Schmidt and Cece on a double date, thinking he has chosen Cece over Elizabeth. Winston promises the foursome a table at an ultra-luxurious restaurant. Planet Homebuddies Season 1, Episode 2 Jerry is depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend and losing his advertising business. To get over his misfortune, he decides to rent a large loft with two good friends: Andy, an IT specialist, and Sean, a DJ. Together they become “homebuddies” — young people who work and live at home. The Big Bang Theory The Psychic Vortex Sheldon accompanies Raj as his “wingman” to a university mixer event. Meanwhile, Leonard struggles to take Penny seriously when she goes to see a psychic. The Big Bang Theory The Bozeman Reaction When their apartment is robbed, Leonard and Sheldon turn to Howard and Raj to create a state-ofthe-art security system. The Big Bang Theory The Einstein Approximation Sheldon wreaks havoc when he is stumped by a difficult physics question.
DRAMA Bones The Daredevil in the Mold Following a failed bike stunt, the remains of a BMX rider are found on the roof of a warehouse. Booth and Brennan lead the interrogations of the victim’s fellow riders. Meanwhile, Sweets asks Booth for relationship advice. Bones The Bikini in the Soup The liquified remains of a wedding planner are found in her home tanning bed on Valentine’s Day, and Cam pressures her team to solve the case in time so she can celebrate the holiday with her boyfriend. Bones The Killer in the Crosshairs After notoriously murdering “The Gravedigger,” sniper-on-the-loose Jacob Broadsky strikes again. This time, his victim is a prior suspect who escaped the justice system. Desperate Housewives Mirror, Mirror Encouraged by Dave who has a hidden agenda, Susan decides to throw a 70th birthday party for Mrs. McClusky. Meanwhile, during the preparations, Jackson takes the opportunity to push his relationship with Susan forward. Fringe An Enemy of Fate As the Observers close in, Walter and September desperately work to complete the plan, but one obstacle after another hinders their progress.
Grey’s Anatomy Let the Truth Sting Izzy tries to convince a patient known as “Really Old Guy” not to die. Meanwhile, Bailey longs to teach someone and Callie hides in her office. Grey’s Anatomy The Heart of the Matter Meredith and her intern give a patient the wrong diagnosis and the outcome is fatal. Meanwhile Derek, “McDreamy,” bonds with the other Grey. Pretty Little Liars Salt Meets Wound Hanna’s return from the hospital should be joyous, but she’s confined to a wheelchair and still haunted by A. The other girls try their best to support her, but they have their own worries. Supernatural Wendigo Sam and Dean make a stop at Blackwater Ridge and end up helping a young woman and her brother find their other brother, who mysteriously disappeared while on a camping trip. The Closer About Face Brenda looks for the murderer of a star’s wife amid meddling by Captain Taylor, who also plants one of his staff members on her team. The Mentalist A Price Above Rubies The new husband of a jewelry store owner is critically injured accidentally walking in on a jewel heist. CBI soon suspects that the heist was pulled off with help from the inside — specifically one of the owner’s two nephews. The Mentalist Throwing Fire The founder of a prestigious baseball academy is murdered. Jane is hit by a baseball as the investigation begins, and he recalls his teenage years as a carnival psychic.
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Touch Clockwork Avram arrives from New York to help, staying with Jake who’s reassembling the wheels from a clock, while Martin looks for Green. He’s being executed that night for a triple murder. Martin, believing Green may be innocent, convinces his attorney to let him meet with Green. Touch Two of a Kind Martin is despondent over the news from Trevor that Lucy was found dead. However, he assumes that since there was no second body found that Amelia is still alive. Touch Accused Because of a break-in that Martin is certain was by Aster Corps thugs out to kill him, Martin, Jake and Amelia take refuge at Avram’s apartment. White Collar Threads Neal is enjoying himself at Fashion Week, however Peter is resolutely less enthusiastic about being surrounded by the beautiful women of New York. When one of these women witnesses a murder, things turn from bad to worse.
DISCOVERY 50 Outrageous Animal Facts N/A Discover everything there is to know about the natural planet — and the exciting and interesting creatures that live in it — with this fascinating documentary on the most outrageously shocking behaviors from the animal world. 250 Great Goals Episode 1 We bring you 50 memorable netbusters from the world’s greatest leagues and tournaments. Featuring goals scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic in EURO 2012, Ben Watson scoring for Wigan Athletic in the 2013 FA Cup final and Andres Iniesta’s injury time winner for Barcelona against Chelsea. A Bite of China Episode 1 Discover what makes Chinese food special — the ingredients and various cooking techniques unique to this cuisine and some fascinating recipes developed throughout centuries — one bite at a time. Barclays Premier League Review 13/14
N/A An in-depth look in the enthralling 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season. Its biggest stars will guide you through all the drama, excitement and tension that goes with the best league in the world. Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell Snow Bear heads to Canada’s snowcovered Pacific Coast mountain range to explore incredible real-life survival stories in this hostile, unforgiving terrain. Brain Games 3 N/A Join host Jason Silva in a series of interactive games and experiments that explores your brain’s capacity for compassion and questions the motives behind both your selfless and selfish acts. Engineering Connections The Earthquake-proof Bridge Richard Hammond reveals how engineers strove to make one of the longest bridges in the world earthquake-proof. The result is an engineering masterpiece, completed just in time for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Keane & Vieira — Best of Enemies N/A Throughout their careers, Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira were selfprofessed enemies, describing their mutual disregard as a “war.” This documentary brings them back together to discuss what it means to be “Best of Enemies.” Mission to the Edge of Space Felix Baumgartner On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner became the first man to break the sound barrier in freefall as he jumped from the edge of space, reaching an amazing top speed of 843.6 mph. His jump and the story that led to it is uncovered in this stunning documentary series.
Sporting Rivalries Real Madrid & Barcelona In the world of football, there are matches that capture the imagination of fans around the globe, games that are steeped in history
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Selamta, the in-flight magazine of Ethiopian Airlines, is a world-class publication with an array of coverage as diverse as the airline and...
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Selamta, the in-flight magazine of Ethiopian Airlines, is a world-class publication with an array of coverage as diverse as the airline and...