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Press release



“Africa. 54 countries, One Union.” The Third Conference from 3 to 4 May in Addis Ababa [1]

It will be held in Addis Ababa, May 3 to 4 2012, the Third International Conference of the cycle “Africa 54 countries, One Union”, sponsored by the Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation chaired by Professor Romano Prodi, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center and Johns Hopkins University of Washington.

The Economic Commission for Africa of the United Nations and the African Union have also contributed to the organization of the Conference, which represents the third international meeting on the issues of African integration as a pre-condition for true peace and a fully sustainable development of the continent.

The first conference was held in Bologna in 2010 [2] and the second in Washington in 2011 [3]: both appointments were attended by African Heads of State, top representatives of the United Nations, African Union, European Union, international banks and other international organizations interested in the progress of the continent. Even this year are scheduled top level contributions on issues of peace, regional and continental infrastructure and market rules.

Journalists and cameramen interested in the event must be accredited by communicating their participation at the following email address: ufficiostampa@fondazionepopoli.org [4]

For telephone contact please contact dr. Gianluca Garro, +39 3400622182 (g.garro@hotmail.it [5])

Below are reported useful logistical information available to reach the event site and suggestions on the visa, your travel in Ethiopia, on transport and on the hotels available in town.

Bologna, April 18, 2012



Day 1, May 3, 2012

African Union Headquarters

P.O. Box 3243

Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area) W21K19

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Tel: (251) 11 551 77 00

Fax:(251) 11 551 78 44

Day 2, May 4, 2012

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Menelik II Ave.

P.O. Box 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: 251-11-551 7200


Fax: 251-11-551 4416 (Addis Ababa)


I bus pubblici dell’ Anbessa City Bus Service Enterprise sono reperibili ovunque a cominciare dall’aereoporto.

Sono disponibili inoltre i taxi della “Blue and white share taxis”, che dispone di diversi minivan per un massimo di 12 posti. Nel taxi oltre al conducente viaggia un “weyala”, una sorta di controllore che riscuote il pagamento e indica la direzione finale della corsa.

Sono disponibili ovunque in città giorno e notte i “Lada Taxi” . E’raccomandato negoziare il prezzo della corsa prima di usufruire della stessa.


Hilton Addis Ababa

Phone: +251 11 517 0000

Mail: Hiltonaddis@telecom.net.et [7]

Sheraton Addis Hotel

Phone: +25115518400

Mail: Reservationaddisethiopia@luxurycollection.com [8]

Ararate Hotel

Phone:+251 01461166 – +25101461227

ararat-hotel@telecom.net [9]

Axum Hotel

Phone: +25101614265

Axum.d@telecom.net.et [10]

GG.Royal Hotel

Phone: +251 09404541 +25109211135


Jerusalem Hotel

Phone: +251 01551712

jerry@telecom.net.et [11]


Visa is issued at the Embassy of Ethiopia in your homecountry.

Ethiopian Embassy in Rome:

Via Andrea Vesalio, 16-18

00161 Roma, Italia

Phone: +390644 16 16 1 (Reception)

+39 0644 16 16 306 (Reception)

Fax: +39 0644 03 676

+390644 29 17 15 (Consul)

You need two recent passport-size photos and a valid passport expiring over the next 6 months.

The Embassy is issuing the visa (tourist visa) during the same day of the request submission.

More information at www.ethiopianembassy.it [12]