Sunday, October 1, 2023


Tradition gets a twist

Irrecha fashion blends roots and reinvention In the bustling district of Shiro Meda on September 26, 2023, a vibrant scene unfolded in Addis Ababa during...

Pendulum swings again for nightlife DJs

Music is a vibrant cultural force that both shapes and reflects the societies within which it evolves. In Ethiopia, this relationship between musical expressions...

Breathing life into comics

On the evening of September 5, 2023, as the sun began its descent behind the hills of Addis Ababa, a collection of creatives converged...

Life on the virtual realm

With 47 million mobile subscribers and close 4.3 million internet users with penetration rate of 4.2 percent, Ethiopia is still one of the most underserved countries in the world when it comes to information and communication technology and telecom.

A new chapter in broadcast entertainment

Six years ago, the Amharic language satellite TV channels were limited, as there was only one privately-owned TV broadcaster, the Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS).

Ankelba: the traditional baby carrier

Ankelba, a traditional leather ‘baby carrier’ is used in different rural areas of Ethiopia. In different locations like Raya and Dessie in the north and Hamer, Mursi and Surma in the south, people use leather products for different purposes. Pelt, ‘K’urbet’, which is made from Oxskin is used as a blanket and to make shoes and clothes including a ‘baby holder’, Ankelba. Similarly, it is also used to carry grain.
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Addis Ababa: A city of Potholes

A lot of cars on the streets of Addis Ababa carry the scars of some sort of accident. There is either a dent or a broken taillight. Part of the problem arises from the quality of roads.

Traditional outdoor games in decline

Decline in children's outdoor play is being observed. Compared to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s children now spend 50 percent less time in unstructured outdoor activities, according to various researches.

The challenges in inclusive education

Children with physical and mental disabilities experience personal limitations in the social, psychological and economic spheres, some of which can be alleviated with parental, community and governmental support.
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The hikers of Addis

Hiking is a long, vigorous walk usually on trails (footpaths). It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits. 

The app revolution: IT entrepreneurs of Addis

Ethiopia is a late bloomer in the area of technology and specifically information technology. The rest of the world looks to be in a rush to embrace the latest developments in the IT sector while dedicating a huge level of financial and infrastructural investment to this sector.

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.
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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.

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