One of the biggest events that dominated international and local media was the presidential elections in the US. People followed the election developments as one would eagerly watch a breathtaking thriller full of suspense and unknown ends.
I’ve written a blog on the roundtable in the previous week and I feel I should stress again the need for a compromise when it comes to solving a conflict between one or more parties through a roundtable discussion.
‘Today, I am going home by “Limo”’, we would say on days we would be taking a taxi to go home from school, back in high school. “Limo” is short for limousine, and is the term we would use to refer to the blue minibus taxis in Addis.
Shyness and timidity are confused with politeness and well-manner in the Ethiopian culture. ‘Look at her, she is so quiet, polite and won’t dare look into people’s eyes when spoken to!’ people would say to encourage the shy girl who rarely speaks, or speaks only when spoken to.