Price of Love: Prostitutes on film

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Ethiopian scriptwriter and film director Hermon Hailay says she grew up close to prostitutes. “I know them as young, beautiful women, mothers, sisters and friends,” she tells me at a popular cinema in the middle of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. […] Continue >>

Ethiopia’s hidden treasures

Manuscript. The story of St Michael and Dorotheus

Ethiopia was among the world’s first Christian countries, but its many remote churches remain hidden – even from the locals Ethiopia’s remote churches range from rock-hewn buildings perched on mountains to timber-built caves. These almost forgotten churches contain rich murals […] Continue >>

U.S. exhibition highlights the vibrant art and storied history of Ethiopian icons

U.S. exhibition highlights the vibrant art and storied history of Ethiopian icons

60 Ethiopian church icons and artifacts are currently on display at The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts. The paintings, mostly gathered from a European private collection, date back to the 16th century and represent Ethiopia’s ancient Christian tradition. […] Continue >>

Meklit Hadero – Celebrating the newness of life and the hyphens that bring us together

Meklit Hadero – Celebrating the newness of life and the hyphens that bring us together

Born in Ethiopia Meklit Hadero was raised in the US. She holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University but she is globally known as a singer/song writer. Meklit has released five studio albums, tours regularly and is currently […] Continue >>

Top Designers Converge In Addis Ababa For African Mosaique Fashion Fair

Top Designers Converge In Addis Ababa For African Mosaique Fashion Fair

Top international and Ethiopian fashion designers and models converged in Addis Ababa for this year’s African Mosaique Fashion fair. The event provided designers an opportunity to showcase some of their elaborate and colourful creations to the adoring public. According to […] Continue >>

Miss Ethiopia 2014 on Stage

Hiwot Bekele, Miss Ethiopia 2014 competes on stage in her evening gown during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami

Hiwot Bekele, Miss Ethiopia 2014 competes on stage in her evening gown during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo. (REUTERS/Miss Universe Organization/Handout via Reuters) መካፈል ደግ ነው! Did you like this? […] Continue >>

John Kerry to Award U.S. State Department Medal of Arts to Julie Mehretu

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On January 21, 2015, Secretary Kerry will award the second U.S Department of State – Medal of Arts during a luncheon ceremony in the Department’s historic Benjamin Franklin Room. The distinguished recipients are Xu Bing, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Maya […] Continue >>

African Mosaique Gala: Celebrating African fashion and design

African Mosaique Gala: Celebrating African fashion and design

The annual African Mosaique fashion and cultural benefit gala will be held at the Sheraton Addis on January 15, 2015 where all the proceeds from the night will benefit ECF Children’s Fund. African Mosaique is a premiere platform that promotes […] Continue >>

A Chef’s Three-Country Odyssey to Stardom

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Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, 44, owns four New York restaurants, with a fifth—Streetbird Rotisserie—opening in the spring. He is author of “Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home”, which features 150 dishes inspired by his travels and background. […] Continue >>

Mahlet Afework: Combining ancient designs, traditional skills and fashion

Mahlet Afework: Combining ancient designs, traditional skills and modern fashion

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Combining ancient designs, traditional skills and a modern approach to fashion and entrepreneurship can lift women out of poverty and bring African fashion into the […] Continue >>

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