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The grateful Korean gesture

Since 1995, South Korea via KOICA (Korean International Cooperation Agency), has spent millions on aid within Ethiopia, sent hundreds of volunteers to the most rural parts of the nation and has changed the lives of many in the process.

The ‘royal family of reggae’ back in town

Morgan Heritage, a reggae band formed in 1994, made their first appearance at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica. Reggae music fans refer to the band as ‘The Royal Family of Reggae’ – a tag that is modestly accepted by band members.

Frozen pleasure: visiting Addis Ababa’s ice cream parlors

Yetsom Meyazhia is a common Amharic expression for non-fasting food items traditionally consumed in bulk on the eve of the onset fasting seasons. Most restaurants all over the country are crowded with people having ‘one last meal’ before weeks of fasting sets-in.

Chapter 2 for the all-female band

Founded in 2013 to tackle issues including domestic violence and forced marriage through songs and online videos Yegna primary aim was to have an impact on the culture of Ethiopia in Ethiopia by highlighting important social issues in the Ethiopian society.

Land of paradox: Israel

There are not a lot of countries and communities who can trace their ancestry back to the biblical times or even further back. Knowing this, Israel also exploits these historical heritages effectively and obtains big revenue from tourism.

Beijing nights

The capital of China, Beijing, is the most populous capital city in world. Most agree that it is a mega city with more than 3,000 years of history. However, the 21th century Beijing is truly a unique blend of the old and the new.

Noble moves

Fusion of traditional and contemporary Ethiopia is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. The traditional dance scene in Ethiopia speaks of this fact laud and clear.

Senegal meets Ethiopia in art, music

A few years ago one of the most celebrated Ethiopian artists, Lemma Guya drew portraits of African leaders who founded the then Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU). This pan-African exhibition can be interlinked to his most recent collection. 

The rising electronic dance music star

Following an upsurge of interest in nightclub culture, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) acquired mainstream popularity in Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s and then to the United States.

Abandoned historical bridges

Gondar, the medieval capital, holds a unique place in Ethiopian history. More famous for its castles, the town does also boast other magnificent pieces of architecture, bridges among them.