8 March To mark international women’s day the Alliance Ethio-Française is organising a series of talks and discussions, as well as music and drama. Alliance Ethio-Francaise, Wavel Street, www.allianceaddis.org

10 March At the Goethe Institute there is a showing of the documentary Sweeping Addis, a portrait of four women road sweepers by Corinne Kuenzil. The film follows the women in their homes and lives, with scenes from their daily chores. Goethe Institute, www.goethe.de/addis