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Shengo Hall, Addis Ababa

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.


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About Shengo Hall

 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Shengo Hall and Nearby Sights on Map

Parliament Building

Built during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, with its clock tower, it continues to serve as the seat of Parliament today

Zoological Natural History Museum

Addis Ababa Holy Trinity Cathedral

It was once the largest Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral

Ethiopian National History Museum

Menelik Palace

It remains the official seat of government

Ethiopian National Museum

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

Roman Catholic Cathedral of Nativity

National Palace

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

Africa Hall

This is where the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is headquartered as well as most UN offices in Ethiopia

Hager Fikir Theatre

The Hager Fikir Theatre is the oldest indigenous theatre in Africa, hosting plays and musical performances