Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Wedaj: A Last Testament of Tariku (Baba) Birhanu’s Legacy

When the tragic news of Tariku (Baba) Birhanu's unexpected death spread a few months ago, it shocked the entire country. His many loyal supporters...

The Rise of Stand-Up Comedy

In recent years, Addis Ababa has seen a boom in underground artists, in part because of the city's growing event culture, which is popular...

Artistic freedom in Ethiopia

All forms of artistic creation—from music and visual art to writing and filmmaking—share a common goal: the exploration of personal expression. One of the...

The foodies of Addis

In Season 23, Episode 491 of The Simpsons–one of America’s popular animated TV series—Marge, Bart and Lisa Simpson went inside an Ethiopian restaurant after their car broke down in Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles.

Graffiti: The art of expressing oneself

Graffiti are writings or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. It ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings.

Horse-riding in Addis

Horseback riding is one of the most secluded sporting events in the world where the most elite and the well-to-do partake in the activity. The world of horseracing is even worst.
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Julie Mehretu’s The Addis Show

Cairo, an artwork that embodies the dichotomy of the ancient, contemporary, social and political life of the capital of Egypt, received critical acclaim from the art world.

Telling stories without fear

From the Kosovo war to Syria, reporting conflict has always carried big risks. War reporters know that covering conflicts can come at a price. Their jobs require them to go to the most conflict-ridden parts of the world.

The freethinkers of Addis

Ethiopia is a deeply religious country with the two Abrahamic religions—Christianity and Islam—being the dominant ones.
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Misogyny on social media

Social media has exploded over the past decade with the Internet enabling people to contact each other from all over the world instantly.

Skating away in Addis

The first skaters and skateboarding emerged probably around the 1940s and early 50s in the US following the ocean surfing magna in beaches of California, historical records indicate.

In quest for one’s roots

When the young man began searching for his biological parents, this was what he knew of his own rather humble beginnings: he was born in Addis Ababa, left inside a church by his mother and was then adopted by a Dutch family.
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Sri Lankans in Ethiopia

If golden beaches, rising waves, misty mountains, mighty elephants, stealthy leopards, giant whales, a majestic past, lovely tea and warm smiles could sum up a country, that would be Sri Lanka.

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