Step into a supermodel’s shoes with Liya Kebede

Step into a supermodel's shoes with Liya Kebede

Giving back Time to pack your bags, Kebede’s en route to Paris for a charity event. There’s no rest for this jetsetting businesswoman … not that she minds. Here’s a selfie in the airport bookstore ahead of her flight. She passionately explains: “The possibility to give back is a privilege, I feel lucky that I […] Read more

Lax Copyright Laws Crippling Musicians

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Yosef Gebre, aka Jossy In Z House, has been working on his new album entitled ‘Meche New’ – literally translated as ‘When is it?’ for six years. His album was supposed to be released during the Easter holiday, but was pushed back to the Ethiopian New Year because of sponsorship deals. “There is not such […] Read more

Ethiopian Difret premiere halted after protagonist denies permission, not compensated

Aberash Bekele and Zersenay Brhane-Difret Movie Saga

Aberash Bekele, who’s Difret film was based on her life story said that the writer of the film did not ask her permission to write and to portray the film on the cinema. The film, which cost USD one million, and won two international film awards, has been banned from the Ethiopian cinema until the […] Read more

New book highlights Tigrigna proverbs

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After spending 22 years gathering proverbs in Tigray Region, Alemyaehu Gebrehiwot has completed ‘a book consisting of 12,700 proverbs and sayings in the Tigrigna language. The 535 page book was officially released on August 16 at the Millennium Hall in the presence of invited guests that include Amin Abdulkader Minister of Culture and Tourism. Alemayehu […] Read more

Abugida Fashion: Is this Africa’s Gucci?

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(CNN) — Making the jump from model to designer seemed like a natural choice for Hiwot Gashaw. Growing up in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the young entrepreneur always had a passion for fashion, drawing clothes from an early age. Thus, it was no big surprise when in 2012, having already worked as a professional fashion […] Read more

Photo Exhibition: ‘Ethiopian music legends today’

Ethiopian music legends today

Ethiopia has a very rich musical culture. In recent years, the music scene has boomed and festivals have sprung up giving more people chances to hear a diverse array of musical genres. Since his move here in 1998 Mario Di Bari has become a well known photographer in Ethiopia. His focus has been photography at […] Read more

Nigeria to Host Africa Fashion Reception

Africa Fashion

Nigeria will host the Africa Fashion reception in Abuja from July 3-5, following the consideration of its bid by the World Fashion Organisation ahead of five other African nations; South Africa, Kenya, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Uganda. The decision was made in Paris last year. Nigeria is a member of the 115 nations that constitute […] Read more

Egyptian anchorwoman suspended after live row with Ethiopia envoy

Egyptian broadcaster Rania Badawy

An Egyptian broadcaster has been suspended for arguing with Ethiopia’s ambassador to Cairo during a live TV phone-in about Addis Ababa’s ongoing Nile dam project. On Wednesday, Rania Badawy, a talk show host on the privately-owned Tahrir satellite channel, got into a heated argument with Ethiopian envoy Mahmoud Dardir over the Grand Renaissance Dam, a […] Read more

Movie Trailer – Tikur Engda (The Uninvited Guest)

Tikur Engda (The Uninvited Guest)

Tikur Engda (The Uninvited Guest) portrays the story of Sara, an Ethiopian adopted by foreigners as a child who returns to her country of birth after 25 years to find her real parents and reconnect with her heritage. The family drama will be screened for the last time in Bahrain today at 7pm before it […] Read more

Addis International Film Festival kicks off

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The long awaited Addis International Film Festival finally kicked off on Saturday June 7 at the Italian Cultural Institute. The opening session was attended by Amin Abdulkadir, Minister of Culture and Tourism and Giuseppe Mistretta, Italian Ambassador to Ethiopia. Two films were featured at the day of the opening; Jeans and Marto, a film made […] Read more

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