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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...
Erta Ale - New Lava Lake (Earth of Fire) - Photo By Francis BALLAND - 18/12/2017

Erta Ale – Earth of Fire (New Lava Lake)

Watch our video to witness one of Erta Ale volcano's most spectacular and intense eruptive phases in decades. https://youtu.be/ExvXqYMCpP4  

‘I was dehumanised’: Lemn Sissay on hearing his harrowing abuse report live on stage

In a blistering one-off show, poet Lemn Sissay heard – for the first time – the record of his suffering as a child in care. He explains why the...

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...

Haymanot Tesfa @ SOAS Concert

The Passion & Tranquility of Ethiopian Amharic Song The music of the Ethiopian highlands uses a unique pentatonic modal system called qenet, of which there are four main modes: tezeta, bati, ambassel, and anchihoy. Many...

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...

Ethiopia: We won’t relocate our embassy to Jerusalem

We have no intention to relocate our embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. Speaking at a press conference, the ministry’s spokesperson, Meles...

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,...
ጃንጥላችን ኢትዮጵያችን ነች። ኢትዮጵያ ማለት አንድ ማለት ነው፡፡ ለምሳሌ አሜሪካ ስንል ሃምሳ ስድስት ግዛት የሚለው ወደ አዕምሯችን ፈጥኖ አይመጣም፡፡ ወደ አዕምሯችን የሚመጣው ጠንካራዋና አንድ የሆነችው አሜሪካ ምስል ነው።

ህዝብ መንግስትን ይፈጥራል እንጂ መንግስት ህዝብን አይፈጥርም” – ሻምበል ለማ ጉያ (ሰዓሊ)

እኔ አሁን የ90 ዓመት አዛውንት ነኝ፡፡ የዚህችን ሀገር ብዙ ሂደቶችና ውጣ ውረዶች አይቻለሁ። ከዛሬ 40 እና 50 ዓመት በፊትም ሆነ ዛሬ፣ ከ80 በላይ ብሄሮች በዚህችው በኢትዮጵያ ስር ነው የምንኖረው፡፡...

Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

Seven producers and performers of a popular YouTube music video were charged in Ethiopia in late June with terrorism for producing ‘inciting’ audio-visual materials and ‘uploading them on YouTube’. The group members were arrested...

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