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Imaging this; you were born in a pastoralist family living in the rural parts of Ethiopia. The community has its own traditions and way of living.

Ethiopian theatre legend Abate Mekuria passes away

Abate Mekuria, a renowned Ethiopian director, choreographer, and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre passed away this week of prostate cancer at the age of 76. Abate was one of the few directors who made a real impact on Ethiopian theatre.

Turkey claims groups linked with Gulen operate in Ethiopia

The coup attempt that has engulfed various cities of Turkey last week has been claimed to be linked to the Fethulah Gulen Movement (FETO), which the Turkish government labeled as terrorist group. However, now, the Turkish government is also claiming that the groups linked with the FETO are operating here in Ethiopia.   

Panasonic donates 2,400 solar lanterns to IDPs affected by El Niño

Panasonic Corporation, a Japanese multinational electronics company, donated 2,400 solar lanterns to the International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office in Ethiopia (IOM/SLO) to be distributed to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia, specifically to the communities affected by the impact of El Niño.

The app revolution: IT entrepreneurs of Addis

Ushahidi, a Swahili term for “testimony”, is one of the most innovative software applications developed in East Africa based on the modern concept of crowdsourcing (the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially an online community) and social activism.

Pioneer of Ethiopian modern art Ale Felegeselam passes away

The pioneer of Ethiopian modern art, Ale Felegeselam, passed away this week at 95. Born in Selale Fitche in 1924, Ale moved to Addis Ababa at a young age. Coming from a family of painters, his grandfather was one of the painters who left a great impact in Ethiopian church history and was also well-liked by the then Emperor Menelik.

Power shortage stifles kidney treatment in Gonder

Located in the heart of the historical town of Gonder, the Gonder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, under University of Gonder (UoG), has announced that it has been unable to operate its modern Kidney treatments equipment such as kidney dialysis machines which are in dire demand in the town.