Monthly Archives: March 2011

ESTA to develop National Geographic Map Guide with help from the U.S. Government

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  ENA The Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Alliance (ESTA), with the support of the U.S. Government, has launched the development of National Geographic Map Guide. ESTA Director, Bedilu Shegen said the Map Guide will promote the natural, cultural and

Lush landscape, wildlife parks draw visitors to Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — For many people around the world, mentioning Ethiopia brings to mind its devastating 1984 famine. The specter of the disaster haunts the country’s international image and still hurts the growth of its fledgling tourism industry. But

Addis Ababa University President, Professor Andreas Eshete, Resigns

Andreas Eshete’s nine-year tenure ending of his own accord. Professor Andreas Eshete, president of Addis Abeba University (AAU), resigned from his position last week. The reason for his resignation remains unconfirmed, but people close to him said that he resigned

Ethiopia’s biblical past and the Ark of the Covenant

By Michael Kaye, BBC From Solomon and the Queen of Sheba to today’s Christian rituals of Epiphany, Ethiopia has a rich and colourful history. As I climbed the path to the complex containing the Menelik II Mausoleum in Addis Ababa,