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World Cup fever in Addis

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will come to an end tomorrow. Football fans are eagerly awaiting the momentous final game which will be played between France and Croatia – the latter being first time finalists. Dubbed as “the most beautiful game”, football is what unites many across the world.

Advancing art through virtual world

Despite Internet penetration in Ethiopia at a measly 15 percent, expensive data access, limited access to social media on top of rolling electricity blackouts, many individuals and businesses have found creative means of promoting themselves or their brands using social media. Tech and social entrepreneurs alike have effectively utilized social media, so why can’t artists use it too?

Innovation and AI at its best

This year's Information & Communication Technology International Expo in Addis Ababa was considered to be a big hit by attendees. Visitors, including various dignitaries, were excited to experience one of the world’s most advanced and perhaps most famous Artificial Intelligence – Sophia as she communicated with expo guests and expressed a wide range of facial expressions.

Sounds from the underground

Ethiopian Records (ER) is highly opinionated. His enthusiasm for certain passion issues combined with an inquisitive mind and strong orientation for research means he backs up those opinions with well informed facts.

A sparkling therapy

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

The Phoenix

Behailu Bezabih’s centerpiece, in his solo exhibition the Phoenix on displayed at Gebre Kristos Desta Center, is a large installation of burnt tire and coils of wire along with giant 3 to 5-feet long pencils carefully arranged on top of the pile and along the wall.

Holding on to a piece of history

Home to Armenian, Greek, Indian and Italian expatriates, Addis Ababa of the 1920s and 30s was a unique city adorned with buildings and structures influenced by European architecture.

Showcasing refugees’ talent

For Redwan Al-Homaidi, his paintings are the only way to earn his living. A timid artist, who is seeking refuge from his home country Yemen, said he is unemployed and trying to sell his artworks in an unfamiliar country.