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The forgotten heroines of Adwa

When people talk about the famous Victory of the Battle of Adwa, the first person that comes to mind is Emperor Menelik II. Generally, when people talk about wars and soldiers anywhere in the world, what comes to mind first is men. But how about women? What role do they play during wars and what was their role during the battle of Adwa?

Does Addis Ababa reflect Africa?

Addis Ababa, the capital and largest city of Ethiopia is the seat of African Union and is considered by many as the capital of Africa for its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent.

Bridging cultures through music

Girma Yifrashewa, a classical pianist, performed at skylight hotel his newest album on January 30. Girma asserted that art has the ability to bridge cultures especially music. “Even if you don’t speak the language, music can help bridge cultures.

Shedding light on museums

Museums are usually one of the best ways to understand a country’s culture and history and especially the progress of one’s country. Ethiopia is a country rich with culture and history. However, some museums show very little regarding its vast culture and history.

Holiday shopping spree

Christmas is a shopping holiday. There is no religious celebration that is mostly dedicated to exchanging gifts, and indulging in excessive decorations.

Through the eyes of art

There are many artists in Ethiopia; some well-known and others not so much. And there are very few galleries. One of these is Addis Fine Art, located in Addis Ababa for the past four years.