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Great African Caravan: an art journey

Travelling across the continent from Cape Town to Cairo over the last two hundred days, he is on the verge of reaching its destination. Having landed in Addis Ababa last week, the caravan will stay for a few days before continuing on to Sudan and finally Egypt for the last leg of the journey.

Ethiopia's 'church forests' are incredible oases of green

When Alemayehu Wassie Eshete was a boy, he went to church each Sunday. He would make his way along the dry, dusty roads between the wheat fields in his home province in northern Ethiopia. At the end of the trip was the prize: a literal step into another world.

The up and coming chanteuse

Inside her favorite café in Bole overlooking the magnificent Bole Medhanealem Cathedral, artist Chelina is in a jovial mood. She is sometimes philosophical but always reflective.

Bold Space: depiction of social problems 

Bold Space is about attention. The human figures take a moment out of their daily hustle and pose in front of buses or taxi queues. They gaze earnestly at the viewer, their absolute stillness holding our attention.

A feast for the senses: Week of art shows and workshops in Addis

Modern Art Museum GebreKristos Desta Center opened a new exhibition exploring major art works in Ethiopian modern art scene. Art works that stood out during the past year and other pieces of art that have not been seen in several years were brought together for this exhibition. The show opened January 5th to the public as part of the Addis 2019 African Humanities Initiative Workshop.

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.