Friday, December 1, 2023


Reviving Creativity

AAU Cultural Center returns as a haven for artistic expression The sunny afternoon of Saturday, November 18, 2023, infused Addis Ababa University's Sidist Kilo campus...

Rising productions costs thicken plot for producers, writers

The commercialization of scripts and lyrics is a recent and quickly growing trend in the Ethiopian entertainment industry. This booming frontier offers new and...

Spiking disinformation campaign among Diasporas; and diverging national vision

More than 7,000 miles away from home in the US city of Silver Spring in Maryland, Ethiopians and people with Ethiopian origin from all...

The Western Christmas fever

Western Culture has made a huge influence on the Ethiopian society in recent years. The rate of travelers coming to Ethiopia and the mainstream media have – to a large extent – shoved Western culture on Ethiopians.

The demise of old record stores

Ethiopia has a rich musical history and has at times managed to get the attention of the wider global audience. It was in the 1960s and 70s that vinyl in Addis Ababa started to become popular and that led to the emergence of record stores. However, nowadays, the record stores have been hit hard by a wide array of incidents, writes Tibebeselassie Tigabu.

Strange hobbies – from taming snakes to suing hysterically

How to tell a hobby from an obsession? It probably depends on acceptable norms of behavior that a particular society lives by.
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The vanishing oral storytelling culture

Storytelling traditions vary all over the world; yet have many things in common. Many have experienced the pleasures of telling and listening to stories while growing up. However, children of this generation seem to have lost the appetite for traditional storytelling.

Self-medication and alternative medicine as a remedy

Natural medicine or alternative medicine can be just as effective as modern pharmaceutical drugs and much cheaper in many cases.

The genetic hype in the cotton sector

A group of African delegates consisting of parliamentarians, agronomists and researchers and some media practitioners set sail for India a couple of weeks ago to conduct a regular study tour for a week.
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Reliving life through memorabilia

Hoarding has been part of the Ethiopian lifestyle for years on end. This is considered by some as a challenging problem.

The ‘meet cute’ stories

Many people are warm-hearted about the way they met their loved ones. For some, it is a mere coincidence which brought them and their loved ones together. On the other hand, others believe it is all about destiny.


Allergic reaction is common and a highly dangerous health conditions in the world today. Part of what makes allergic reaction dangerous is the time it takes for symptoms and effects to take a toll on the organism.
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The disenchanted print industry

Books and other published materials in Ethiopia are mostly of a very disappointing quality. Authors and readers often criticise the rock-bottom quality of book covers, inadequate use of ink and substandard print papers.

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