Why Addis Ababa is Africa’s Next Big Destination

The 4th largest African City, located on a well-watered plateau surrounded by hills and mountains, in the geographic center of the country, the world’s third-highest capital city at 2,400 meters, wears its heart on its sleeve since it was founded by Ethiopian Emperor Menelik about 1892. “Addis,” as it’s often simply known, is the diplomatic Capital of the Continent, housing the headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA).

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