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Abstraction among contemporary artists

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. For centuries, Ethiopian art has been dominated by Ethiopian Orthodox Church iconography.

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.

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.

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.