Ethiopia: Historic Taitu Hotel Damaged in Fire (Caught on Video)

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21 Responses

  1. MIKE says:

    IT IS A SAD DAY FOR WORLD HERITAGE
    ITS A AN BELIVABLE AFTER SOME DAYS AGO
    PMINSTER HAILEMARIAM LOBING AFRICAN TO GET OUT OF ICC NO WONDER FOR THE BEGGNING OF SUCH TRAGEDY BUT THE CASE FOR THE ICC THEY MAY BE PLANNING FOR THE WOREST DAMAGING OF ETHIOPIAN HISTORY IN GENERAL.

    IT IS THE VILOALTION OF WORLD HERITAGE
    WHICH ONE IS GONE BE THE NEXT TARGET

    GOING NORTH TO LALIBELA OR FASILEDES
    THIS IS DELIBERATELY TRYING TO CREAT ANGER AGAINS AMHARA,WHAT EVER WEYANE BUILT TODAY OROMO WILL DESTROY NEXT 100 YEARS HISTORY WILL ANSWER THAT

    WHAT KIND OF PRACTICE WE TEACHING THIS GENERATION,REVANGE TO EACH OTHER

    IT NOT ONE THING YOU CAN IGNOR AND LET IT GO.

    WHAT HAPPEN TO THIS HOTELL NOT ASINGLE
    EUROPEAN BUILDING ACROSS AFRICA INCLUDING ASMERA NOT A SINGLE LEADERS DISTROYED HERITAGES MENGISTU OR HAILESELASE.

    THE TALIBAN OF ETHIOPIA STILE PLANING TO DISTROY EVEN MORE.

    TALIBAN DISTROYED THE BUDDA TEMPLE
    THE WORLD REACTED STRONGLY TODAY THE WORLD NO KEEPING QUIT.

    THEY ALL WATCHING.

  2. Ermi says:

    Oh woyane, you burned it?

    Peace to all but woyanes!

    Ermi

    • Jhony says:

      Yes, what is the use of it. We will burn everything we got all the money. We will fix it again. Den Koro ye honk Wayne in its history never burned anything. Shabiyaa is the one has sickness in burning. Thanks for almighty that not a single person died.

    • Sol says:

      I think you burned it . You guys are easy tools for any thing bad that can happen to Ethiopia, if it is not your way. Shame, shame and shame on you.

  3. Sol says:

    Mike, you are either G-7 or shabia to say what you are saying, properties burn and rebuild, I am glad no one got hurt or killed on the other hand you and your bad good for nothing people may have done it, so it need to be invastigated. Thank you awramba times for your unbiased news b/c there are some here trying to tell us full lies about what is going on in Ethiopia .

  4. why says:

    Some woyane leaders are saying sibhat nega told people to burn the hotel.

  5. berhane says:

    It’s good it is gone. It was due for some renovation and modernization anyways. I wonder if there is a hotel named Menelik in Finfine?

  6. Jaga says:

    Sol, this is not just a property/building. This is History. I do not know if woyanes burned it intentionally.Whoever did it, it was a great damage, however. The members of this gov have been repeatedly noticed showing contempt for Ethiopian history in general and Atse Minilik in particular. Therefore, it wouldn’t be an outrageous statement if someone suspected tplf”s hand in this destruction. It could be accidental fire too. In today’s Ethiopia anything is possible. The question is why do Ethiopians are suspicious of their own gov? It is sad all around.

    • Sol says:

      JAGA, Blaming the government ? Why do not blame each other for passing false information , we are becoming tools for those who do not wish us peace, stop becoming fools people, pictures tell the story better, watch what the video. The police, fire fighters and the people are fighting the blaze, so when you telling me the government is doing it, that is called false info and how low we are getting . We are good only defaming each other, Let the police do its job !!

      • Beza says:

        Sol, they have to blame everything for anything what happened in the country especially, if it is bad.

        I will not be surprised if they blame the rapists deeds on Hana Lalongo also on the government. The cab drivers who raped the girl caused her death.

        They didn’t say anything on their Ainina Joro ESAT when they are talking about the DEPORTATION OF THEIR ESAT JOURNALIST’S WENDIMAGEGN’S WIFE.

        What she was doing in a country where her husband is lambasting on ESAT all the time? If the country was like her husband, Wendimagegn is sketching to the outside world, what the heck she was doing there? Look, what kind of double standard they are playing. Ethiopia is in the rise whether they blame it or not and the architectures are this government officials. Sol, don’t be upset by the comments these ignorant are making.

    • Beza says:

      Jegaw, it seems you are blaming the government, for burning this hotel. In the first place, this hotel was built 107 years ago. It was made up of wood and the problem starts from there.

      We don’t know if it was renovated recently. At the same time, the ownership was transferred to private. This privately owned property must be protected by the person who owns the building. So the government role on this is minimal. If they have the agreement during the time of purchase, to keep the hotel as historic heritage. The structural skeleton will be kept other than that it doesn’t need this much cry about it.

      If they have insurance, the insurance will cover it, if not the owner will. Your theory doesn’t hold water, if you are blaming the government giving blind eye for the burning of the building, without having the investigation from appropriate authority. To do this there are entities, capable of doing this job. We have to live your thoughts as Jega astesaseb.

  7. alister says:

    last time it was ambo burnig they said only it was hate against others thats forgoten.

    they are looking for excuse again to finish what it remains.

    next is oromia palace remaining jifar palace
    even the shabia kept haileselase palace as it is
    where ever it is.

    every ethiopian today must have demonstrate against the goverment to what happen to this historical hotel.

    we must value what ever it is.
    you want to blease italians or the extremist oromos.

    the oromo if they do not like it they will change the name and live in it they will never burn it.

    they created hate b/n ethnics to remove ethnics from oromia states by dividing muslim and cristians
    today we know most of those area are so weaK economicaly.

    including eritreans they did work so hard no matter what poletics problem every one loves supports his country or people but removing from his birth place its commited crime.

    most who they went are we know in what state they are some lives some dead.

    the unfinished hate its only change its color but we are watching it how they are acting.

    there is no babies here acidentaly burn bullshit
    wake up all dead heads.
    if you do not like the hotel do not drive aroud that area let others enjoy this nothing to do with tigrai or weyane,

    weyanes are they are a product of the nation
    they are here they will be there.
    the problem is the hate deep in their heart
    against what ever it is they wont let it go
    take a machine gun like graziani and sloter people in the street of addis if you are getting mad,

    today what ever weyane building its history
    no body is gone distroy it may be crazy like you hope not.

    people go people come the rest is histoy.
    value value value.

    what mandela say when he came out of prison to his nation anger and bitterness just let it go.

    today in the wyane members there are some so
    mad in this old age .

    come down cooooooool you self take a cool shower you are not alone get some help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. dicaso says:

    no matter what it is ethiopian titanic people they will
    build it again even next 50 years taitanic after
    100 years has been replaced .
    any thing is possible.

  9. Ash says:

    To me the most valuable asset is the name Taitu Hotel…not the building …Walmart,KFC, coke cola, hilton hotel, etc all might started with one shop but they explain their business using their brand name…Taitu Hotel for 100 years fail to explained even Bekele Mola Hotel managed to explained their business why not Taitu ? I think those who claim they love brand Taitu should poor their money if 1000 people invest 1000 birr it is one million , if one million people invest 1000 birr then it is one billion birr we can expand the Taitu brand otherwise I don’t think holding to only one old building will make business sense..soon they will be bankrupt when their cost of running is way high then making profit… Their room is very cheap 25 birr or 25 dollar when Hilton hotel change 200 dollar and receiving world leader while our great queen Taitu receiving backpacker and hip looking for cheap motel ….

  10. Yishak says:

    The leadeer of Addis Ababa fire brigade is Oromo and he should be held responsible for the burning of this Great Historical Hotel of Ethiopia. The government should investigate and prosecute the criminals who are burning Ethiopian/Amharan heritages. I swear the suspects are all Oromo and TPLF. I am committed to fight Ethiopian government to get my freedom back, to protect my innocent Amhara people and their heritage from being damaged by TPFL and OPDO or EPRDFties. Down with EPRDF. I know what I will burn in return of this one. Axum obelisk from Tigrai and Oromo has no visible heritage due to lack of history, therefore I know what I do against Oromos.

  11. scout says:

    people when they died its called they get rest for good your dead body never be in peace
    think where you will be buried. in yosef may be in dedebit jungle.
    people never respect even you dead body.not only your soul but your dead body never get rest.

  12. Almgena says:

    Off course those who lament most are no where when asked to contribute for the rebuilding of the historic hotel. No fundraising, no moral support for the people who will be engaged in rebuilding. no, no, no, nothing.These people love Ethiopia when it’s poor and the people in dire hunger.These are the messengers of poverty. They praise and love poverty for others expect for their own bellies. Thanks God the new generation has the drive to prosperity and blessing through hard work.

  13. eden says:

    who is responsible for this action?

  14. STOP PROPERTY GRAB! says:

    We advise everyone to refrain from working on our land and our hotel . This hotel is our ancesrtoral land it belongs to noone but the children and their children of people who owned the hotel until the communist government confiscated it. We begged and begged to get our hotel back but it became impossible after the Capitalist government of ethiopia sold it to their own favourite people in the 1990’s. We exhausted every option to get back our hotel but was left with no choice but to take matters to the limit. we will forver claim the hotel and the land The taitu hotel was standing on. We have the responsibility to make our voice heard to stop the continuation of Property grab all over Ethiopia that is going on till this day.

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