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In December 2012 our association celebrated its 10th anniversary. With the help of numerous activities and events it became possible to establish the official sistercity partnership between Leipzig and Addis Ababa - only two years after the association was actually founded. This means, Addis Ababa got the official status as a twin town of Leipzig in 2004. In March 2010 the temporary "twin city agreement" was extended to unlimited duration. One aim of our organization is to bring people of both cities together and to inform about Ethopia, its culture and its way of life in Germany. Every year in September we celebrate the Ethiopian New Year's Day, which has already a solid place in the cultural calendar of Leipzig. 2009 we organized the first Ethiopian Culture Days in Leipzig, with the visit of the Ethiopian marathon icon Haile Gebrselassie and the participation of Leipzig runners in the Great Ethiopian Run, the popular city race of Addis Ababa at the end of every year. The two Citizens' Travels to Ethiopia (2007/2011) and the Leipzig Runners' Travel (2009) have deepened the relations and friendship, as well.
Particularly the three school partnerships should be emphasized. Here we help to bring young people together, with painting workshops, penfriendships and sports activities. To take just one example - you find a report of a streetball tournament at Menelik II Preparatory School in our new web blog.