Ethiopia: Historic Taitu Hotel Damaged in Fire

Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – A crew of firefighters mopped up after Ethiopia’s oldest hotel is damaged in an early morning fire at about 8 a.m. Firefighters from several districts of Addis Ababa were called to get the fire under control.

Taitu, the first Ethiopian modern hotel that has been home to the oldest operating saloon in the country, was built in 1898 by Empress Taitu Betul, the wife of Emperor Menelek II.

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