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Postmen and stamps: a trip down memory lane

The post office area in Addis is home to various attractions. Located at an intersection that leads to Black Lion Hospital, ambassador area, and Churchill Avenue, the post office is a significant landmark of the city. The peaceful greenery of Ethio-Cuba Friendship Park is contrasted by the noise of the souvenir shops determined to attract locals and tourists alike.

Redefining art at Zoma

Concealed by a small, unassuming gate and positioned amidst colorful gardens bursting with vegetables and herbs lies a small kitchen dedicated to change the way children interact with food.

Becoming a celebrity for the night

The famed karaoke machine was invented by Japanese musician Daisuke Inoue in Kobe, Japan, in 1971. Karaoke is a form of interactive entertainment developed in Japan in which an amateur singer sings along with recorded music or a music video using a microphone. 

Banana Man: taking art to the next level

When it comes to bananas, it seems that it is no longer taboo to play with your food. Artists around the world have turned to the curved canvas to create their latest playful and inspiring masterpieces.

Graduate art show at Ale

The Ale School of Fine Art annual graduate art show opened on Thursday at the school’s gallery to a large audience. Director of the school Agegnehu Adane and associate professor Bekele Mekonnen opened the exhibition to artists, art lovers and the families of the graduates.

The ways of the Rasta

The spiritual homeland of Rastafarianism is in Shashemene, a small town about 200km south of Addis Ababa. It was in Shashemene that the Rastafari community was given 200 hectares of land by Emperor Haile Selassie, who was in equal parts bemused and flattered to learn of his deification by the young religion in faraway Jamaica.