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The Shengo Hall in Addis Ababa was built by the Derg regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam as its new parliament hall and Presidential Office Building.
The Shengo Hall in Addis Ababa was built by the Derg regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam as its new parliament hall and Presidential Office Building. It was the world's largest pre-fabricated building at the time, constructed in Finland before being assembled in Addis Ababa. It was used for parliamentary affairs from its inauguration in 1987 till the fall of the Mengistu government in 1991, with the subsequent assembly convening at the Ethiopian Parliament Building. Shengo Hall is today used for large meetings and conventions.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Built during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, with its clock tower, it continues to serve as the seat of Parliament today
It was once the largest Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral
It remains the official seat of government
Although the museum is unknown to most, the Ethiopian National Museum is a world-class museum; truly a hidden gem! The most famous exhibit is the replica of Lucy, an early hominid, but the museum offers much more
Formerly known as the Jubilee Palace built to mark Emperor Haile Selassie's Silver Jubilee in 1955, it is the residence of the President of Ethiopia
This is where the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is headquartered as well as most UN offices in Ethiopia
The Hager Fikir Theatre is the oldest indigenous theatre in Africa, hosting plays and musical performances