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The Phoenix

Behailu Bezabih’s centerpiece, in his solo exhibition the Phoenix on displayed at Gebre Kristos Desta Center, is a large installation of burnt tire and coils of wire along with giant 3 to 5-feet long pencils carefully arranged on top of the pile and along the wall.

Holding on to a piece of history

Home to Armenian, Greek, Indian and Italian expatriates, Addis Ababa of the 1920s and 30s was a unique city adorned with buildings and structures influenced by European architecture.

Showcasing refugees’ talent

For Redwan Al-Homaidi, his paintings are the only way to earn his living. A timid artist, who is seeking refuge from his home country Yemen, said he is unemployed and trying to sell his artworks in an unfamiliar country.

Healer art

Although still considered to be a mere palliative by medical professionals, various fields of art like music, dance or painting are emerging as mainstream therapeutic method to treat physical, mental or emotional problems in developed world.

Water for Wukro

The ONE WASH Plus Programme, which is fully funded by UK’s DFID, is implemented by UNICEF in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, regional sector bureaus, and the Water Resource Development Fund.

Translating books; translating culture

Cultural barriers are more difficult to overcome than linguistic. A translator plays the role of a cultural mediator and keeps the local reader in mind and the author’s intention at heart while translating.

A drinking club, with a running problem

The US-based TV network, CNN, called it “The age-old tradition of getting tipsy and running amok.” It is officially christened the Hash House Harriers – an international group of non-competitive running social clubs.