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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...

WordPlay: The World of the Ethiopian Artist Wosene Worke Kosrof

Nov. 23-Jan. 31 Now based in San Francisco, Ethiopian-born Wosene Worke Kosrof is a leading figure of contemporary African art who is known for his abstract style of vivid colors,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s biggest pop star: ‘Because of our government, our country is divided’

Tewodros Kassahun’s manager meets me on a quiet suburban road inside a gated compound. With their neoclassical mansions, manicured lawns and white picket fences, compounds such as this are...

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...

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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...
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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...
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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...