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The not-so-simple act of hand-washing

The smell of lavender soap filled Kidane Mehret Children’s Home located in the Kebena area of Addis Ababa on Friday August 4th as volunteers walked the children through the eight steps of proper hand washing.

Authority grappling with clogged sewers

-- Heavy rains to cause swollen rivers With heavy downpours continuing unabated during this rainy season, the Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) said it is doing emergency cleaning up work on most water drainage and sewage systems clogged by discarded plastic bottles and other types of waste.

Dream weddings: first annual Addis Ababa Bridal Show

Colourful flowers, flowing white dresses and a variety of other wedding décor filled the open area of the Millennium Hall last Saturday and Sunday as many brides and grooms-to-be flocked to the centre to attend the first ever Addis Ababa Bridal Show.

“The father of tourism” – Hapteselassie Tafesse

The man known as the father of Ethiopia’s tourism, Habteselassie Tafesse, died on Wednesday, August 9th. Known to have coined the phrase “13 months of Sunshine”, he was instrumental in helping make Ethiopia a tourist destination, rather than the face of poverty to the world.