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Year of tech and innovation: Even for Ethiopia!

Today, technology has reached levels of advancement only science fiction had only imagined in the 1950s. Self-driving cars, gene editing, robotics, missions to outer space and innumerable innovations in software and hardware have advanced technology to unprecedented levels.

Escaping conflict: Yemeni refugees in Addis

Ahmed is a little boy of around 9 years old. He runs across the street around Atlas Hotel, yells out people’s names when he sees them approach, and waves around a piece of wood he plays with as he wanders the streets of Bole.

Street Food in Addis:delicious, cholesterol-heavy fix

BetelhemNigatu, 23, has worked as a street food vendor selling french-fries and fried balls of dough on the streets of Hayahulet for the past two years. Her small business has grown from a simple electric fryer and table to two fryers with a large umbrella. She has managed to save up some money and hopes to improve this setting to a cart or a small shop selling a variety of food in the near future.

A pulsating capital

If recent buzzes about festivals and events have sparked your interest in attending one, fear not. With the sunny season here and so many events to choose from, there are more reasons to try one out than ever.

Finish rapper performs in Addis

Finnish pop singer Yona graced multiple stages in Addis this week. Yona performed at Villa Verde, FendikaCultural Center and a finale show at Alliance Ethio-Françaisethroughout the week.

Powerful critique into gender inequality

A 1.8-meter long wooden chopping board stands at the entrance of Lela Gallery. It is one of two wooden sculptures part of Mektefia #2. There are also 12 stone reproductions of cutting boards, reimagined anew and chiseled from large boulders excavated from Tafo.

Grim tales of rape told through victim’s clothes

“What She Wore”, an exhibition of clothes worn by rape survivors in Ethiopia, opened this week at the Addis Ababa Museum. The exhibition showcased the clothes of 15 women between the ages 7 and 20 when they were raped at various times.