Addis Ababa, October 2018. An emotional meeting took place at the Embassy of Cuba between the Cuban Colonel Orlando Cardoso Villavicencio, Hero of the Republic of Cuba --former prisoner in Somalia-- and a group of 50 Ethiopians who shared same period in the Somali prisons. In attendace the Hero of the Republic of Cuba and one of the Cuban Five, Fernando González Llort.
Both parties refrerred the spirit of mutual solidarity and comradeship experienced during those difficult moments.
Addis Ababa. A photo exhibition was inaugurated in the Addis Ababa Museum on the experiences of the then young Ethiopians that travelled to Cuba since 1978 as part of the bilateral educational program.
One of the images remember the visit of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro to the schools of the Ethiopian students in the Isle of Youth.
During the event, the Cuban Colonel Orlando Cardoso Villavicencio launched his book "Reto a la soledad" where he remembered his years of imprisonment in Somalia during and after the Ethio-Somali war.
Addis Abeba, October 10, 2018. A week of activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Karamara victory and of the beginning of the educational programs for Ethiopians in Cuba took place in this capital.
The Organizing Committee of the Ethio-Cubans coordinated a program and counted on the support of the governmental authorithies of Cuba and Ethiopia.
Addis Ababa, September 29, 2018. The Cuban working in Ethiopia under governmental agreements hold meetings to discuss the Draft Constitution of the Republic of Cuba. The officials of the Embassy, the health and education cooperants made more that 100 proposals of changes to the text, as well as expressed their considerations on the ways the State, the Government and the legal system shall work in Cuba.
Addis Ababa, October 21, 2018. The Ambassador of Cuba to Ethiopia, H.E. Mrs. Vilma Thomas hosted a Press Conference at the Cuban Embassy to present the Report of Cuba 2018 on the US blockade.
The diplomatic pointed out that from April 2017 and March 2018, the blockade has caused loses to Cuba for 4 321 200.00 USD.
The UNGA will vote on the 31 October on the issue. Last year, 191 States voted in favour of the lifting of the US blockade and two against.
See the full Report: informe bloqueo 2018ingles.pdf