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Facefood – the Facebook of the Restaurant World

Facefood is a new eatery in town with the “look and feel” of Facebook. Except at Facefood, unlike its online muse, there is a waiter that takes your order,...

The Ethiopian Banana That Flourishes in Drought and Heat

At first glance, Ensete ventricosum may look like a banana plant, with huge green fronds and a towering, thick brown pseudostem. But if you peel these orange, banana-cousin fruits,...
Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Senegalese-born – United States pop star, Akon, is in Ethiopia as part of events to celebrate the infamous Battle of Adwa which happened 122 years ago. The global music icon,...

ላሊበላን ለመጠበቅ የተዘረጋው የብረት ጥላ ከጥቅሙ ጉዳቱ ስላመዘነ ሊነሳ ነው

የላሊበላ ውቅር አብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ከተለያዩ የተፈጥሮ አደጋዎች ለመከላከል በሚል የከባድ የብረት ምሰሶ የተሠራው ጥላ፣ ከጥቅሙ ጉዳቱ ስላመዘነ ሊነሳ እንደሆነ የባህልና ቱሪዝም ሚኒስቴር አስታውቋል፡፡ ጥላው የተዘረጋው ቅርሱን ከዝናብ፣ ከንፋስና ከመሳሰሉት...

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...

Ruth B. on tour

Ruth B. established herself as an authentic singer/songwriter of considerable promise and purpose in 2016, and the music world responded with open arms. Most recently, she received a coveted...
The clergy and Debtera (scholars versed in the liturgy and music of the church) lift their voices in hymn and chant just as it has been for over a 1,500 years when Ethiopia accepted Christianity.

​Ethiopian Genna – Christmas

Ethiopia still retains the ancient Julian calendar in which Genna falls on 7 January (of the Gregorian calendar.) People in towns and villages typically dress up in their finest...

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...

Ethiopian Prince Weds American Woman In Real-Life Fairy Tale

An American woman has beaten Meghan Markle to the punch of becoming a princess. Ariana Austin, 33, wed Joel Makonnen, 35, in a lavish ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 9. the Ethiopian royalty,...

Images of traditional lives of indigenous Ethiopian tribes shared by photographer

French photographer Eric Lafforgue has captured some stunning photography during a trip to rural Ethiopia. While there, he spent time with indigenous tribespeople, catching a glimpse into their culture...

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Ethnic Identity and National Loyalty – Conflicting Direction

In Ethiopia, people are no more afraid to talk. To be precise, they do talk inside their homes and cars, or in the backrooms...
Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Akon in Ethiopia to mark 122nd anniversary of Battle of Adwa

Senegalese-born – United States pop star, Akon, is in Ethiopia as part of events to celebrate the infamous Battle of Adwa which happened 122...
Hailu Mergia at home: ‘The Lady Is a Tramp – I love that one! My favourite is old jazz.’ Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz for the Guardian

Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian jazz legend who jams in his taxi

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