At Bole International as at other Ethiopian airports one must go through security twice -- removing shoes jackets watches and other items -- and going through the X-ray machines two times as well. Bole is a modern facility; but during my five hour layover neither the escalators nor the elevators were working. Not that meant I missed much. The dining and shopping facilities were all but non-existent until I passed through security the second time and got to the departures area. There were then mostly cheap souvenir shops. Curiously smoking is banned everywhere in the airport except at food and/or drinks bars.