Yesterday morning around 9am local time the Taitu hotel in Addis Ababa caught fire. The hotel is located in the Piassa neighborhood of Addis Ababa and is one of the oldest building in the city. The building was established under the order of Empress Taitu around 1907. The fire is said to have started in the kitchen and engulfed most of the front of the building as well as completely destroying the Jazzamba lounge located just next door to the hotel. There are some pictures of the damage below.