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Why There’s a Statue of Bob Marley in Ethiopia

WHEN YOU THINK OF JAMAICA, you’re likely to conjure a mental picture of Bob Marley before you think of anything else. There’s no other country in the world where...

Ethiopian artist Hamelmal Abate won best traditional music award in Afrima 2017

Hamelmal Abate, an Ethiopian musician, won best Africa traditional music award in Afrima 2017 competition. She announced the news on her brief facebook update : “We did it #africa, thank...

German tourist shot dead in Ethiopia

A German tourist has been shot dead and a guide injured during a visit to a volcano in north-eastern Ethiopia. They were part of a group which had travelled to...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Eating)

“Ethiopians are never without their injera.” The wise words of Chef Mesfin from Addis Ababa ring true throughout Ethiopia: there’s injera, tibs, shiro, fir fir – the indecipherable list continues...

What is Berbere?

You will not get very far in your Ethiopian cooking without this mainstay blend. This we could say is the "Big Daddy" of Ethiopian cuisine. With a deep red paprika colour,...

The Great Run: Image builder and development engine

The first edition of the Great Ethiopian Run was held on November 25, 2001 with ten thousand participants. Comparing it to the celebrated great runs of other countries, the...

I Hate Cooking Will I Be Single For The Rest of My Life?

Yesterday was a holiday, which means there is food, a whole lot of food. Which has to be cooked, obviously. And like every other holiday the issue of cooking...

Addressing the growing problem of counterfeit medicines in Ethiopia

Minilab training in Addis Ababa for pharmacists from Ethiopia and Sudan Determining quickly and reliably whether a medicine is counterfeit or authentic, and how much active ingredient it contains: The...

Mulatu Astatke musics Hollywood movie to Apple iphone X

Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke musics from Hollywood movie broken flowers soundtrack to Apple iphone X advertisement. Broken Flowers soundtrack "Yekermo Sew (A Man of Experience and Wisdom), Iphone x advertisement...

Addis Ababa is Africa’s political centre

Since its establishment in the 19th century, Addis Ababa (አዲስ አበባ) has always seemed like a magical portal, a gateway to another world. For the rural masses of Ethiopia...

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He fled his native country with his group, the Walias Band, in 1981 and now drives a cab in Washington DC, in which he...