Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Ethiopia event commemorates Castro with 21-gun salute in Addis Ababa

(Dec 06, 2016,  (Addis Ababa))--Ethiopia held an event in the capital, Addis Ababa, to commemorate the death of former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro. The event which involved the firing of a 21-gun salute was held over the weekend at the Ethiopia-Cuba Friendship Park.

Present at the event were government representatives, Ethiopians who were educated in the South American country, diplomats and members of the public, the state affiliated FANA broadcasting corporate said.

Ethiopia and South Africa and other African countries that benefitted from Fidel’s intervention on the continent opened a book of condolence open to members of the public. South Africa’s Zuma also attended the funeral ceremony held in Havana. Read more from African news »

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