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Childcare options for working moms

Working mothers face difficult choices when they decide to go back to work and one of the most difficult is who to trust to look after their precious baby. Should they trust their maid or mother to look after their baby whilst they are at work or should they instead pay more for a qualified nanny or pre-kindergarten care?  Choices will of course be governed by the disposable income available to the family so the more expensive options are only available to the few and not the many.

The Asmarino coffee artist

The intoxicating aroma of freshly roasted coffee can be hard to resist. Perhaps it is what gets most people through the day. But have you ever considered using the deliciously warm brew in your cup to create a painting? Well, Tesfalem Atenaw did.  

European film week

European Film Festival officially began this Thursday at Vamdas Entertainment. The festival has been creating cultural exchange between Europe and Ethiopia for many years.

Asmara: out and about

The day starts early in the small locality of Accria, Asmara. The powerful calls of Adhan (calls to prayer) reverberate across town from multiple broadcasting mosques and serve as a communal alarm clock.

Viewing history in a new light

A group consisting of 5 artists, 3 researchers and 2 curators set out on a journey through Shoa following the trails of European explorers of the 19th century. Their travels through Menagesha forest, Holeta, Addis Alem, Entoto and the historic town of Ankober led to an exhibition at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at the Addis Ababa University, on Thursday.

Rophnan shines at Leza Awards night

Leza Awards, an annual glamorous red carpet event produced by 102.1 Sheger FM Leza Radio Show, honored best musical and film up comers of the year on Tuesday at the Hilton Addis hotel.

Asmara: a beauty frozen in time

Imagine, if you will, strolling through a quiet city where you may find empty intersections and very few people on the streets; a city with seemingly little connection with the outside world, as if it was located on an entirely different planet altogether.

Witnessing art

‘Witnessing the Piece’, a group exhibition featuring young painters is on view at the Alliance Ethio-Française. The artists, Amanuel Wondwosen, Mieraf Girum and Lejkidus Bezzawork are young graduate artists trying to put a mark on the contemporary Ethiopian art scene.

“Negari: Manifesto”

While the Addis Ababa art scene is scattered around the city, Guramayne Art Center can be proposed to be one of the two centers for art making and viewing (the other being the Alle School of Art and Design). Placed above the New Art Space Studio that has housed three of the most prolific artists for nearly two decades, the area attracts emerging and established artists as well as art students eager to discuss art and create new works.