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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 also composes. But, despite his...
Haile Mariam Desalegn resigns

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

Ethiopia's prime minister says he has submitted his resignation as both prime minister and the chairman of the ruling coalition. Hailemariam Desalegn's announcement comes amid a political crisis and lingering unrest...
"Angelina has been more of a mother to her than I have ever been. She has been with her since she was a baby, but that does not mean I do not miss her" Her Mother - Mentewab Dawit Lebiso

Ethiopia: vote for foreign adoption ban

In recent years, cases of abuse – or worse, death – of Ethiopian children adopted abroad, have brought great debate at home whether to continue to allow such adoptions. 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  
Do we have the will to remain united? This is the question of the day!

Reform is not enough

Ethiopia is heading towards a massive crisis. We all know. Everyone from Diaspora politicians to ordinary citizens is taking a stab at how 2018 will advance disunity. Naturally EPRDF, together with other...
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​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...
The present church was erected in 1962 by Emperor Haile Selassie, replacing one his father Ras Makonnen had erected to celebrate the Ethiopian victory in the Battle of Adwa.

The Feast of St. Gabriel in Kulubi

28th December (Tahsas 19 in the Ethiopian calendar) is one of the two big annual St. Gabriel festivals (the other one comes on 26th July), and is the culmination...
Zimbabwe new government confirms Ethiopia’s former President Mengistu Hailemariam won’t be transferred to Ethiopia

Zimbabwe new government confirms Ethiopia’s former President Mengistu Hailemariam won’t be transferred to Ethiopia

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የኢትዮጵያ ፕሪሚየር ሊግ 7ኛ ሳምንት ጨዋታዎች ቅዳሜና እሁድ በአዲስ አበባ እና በክልል ስታዲየሞች ቀጥለው ይውላሉ።

ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ከአርባምንጭ ደደቢት ከሲዳማ ቡና በአዲስ አበባ ይጫወታሉ

በ7ኛ ሳምንት የኢትዮጵያ ፕሪሚየር ሊግ ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ከአርባምንጭ ከተማ ደደቢት ከሲዳማ ቡና አዲስ አበባ ላይ ይጫወታሉ። የኢትዮጵያ ፕሪሚየር ሊግ 7ኛ ሳምንት ጨዋታዎች ቅዳሜና እሁድ በአዲስ አበባ እና በክልል ስታዲየሞች...

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