Paris, London, Addis Ababa? Ethiopia’s future is fashion forward

Ethiopia is renowned for for its intricately woven cotton fabrics.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN)The country has an international supermodel. It has a world-renown designer, a centuries-old textile industry, and its very own fashion school. It’s Ethiopia, and it’s perched to hit the global fashion industry by storm. “I do see […] Continue >>

The Massacre of Debre Libanos – If Only I Were That Warrior

The Massacre of Debre Libanos

The idea for If Only I Were That Warrior, took shape in February 2013 when director Valerio Ciriaci and producer Isaak Liptzin attended a panel discussion on the recently inaugurated monument to Rodolfo Graziani organized by the Calandra Italian American […] Continue >>

Q&A: How A Former Model Built A Dream School In Ethiopia

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A decade ago Seeds of Africa was merely an idea Worku had to create an educational program in Adama, Ethiopia, and ultimately build what she now calls the Dream School, a school meeting international educational standards for Ethiopian students. Seeds […] Continue >>

Addis Nightlife during Lent

Club H2O

The lenten season has its own distinctive flavor not only in Ethiopia but also in different parts of the world. For a country where diets are heavily laden with beef, the notion of giving up meat for about two months […] Continue >>

Showbiz : The Making of Amharic Serial Movies

mogachoch : The Making of Amharic Serial Movies

Not in the very distant past, prime time programming in Ethiopia consisted of nothing more than shows focusing on social life in the country, short dramas on the Sunday afternoon show, then known simply as 120, referring to its duration, […] Continue >>

Bloom and Flourish: Liya Kebede Looks Homeward with Lemlem

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Nestled within the Horn of Africa, jutting out along the eastern coast of the continent, is the profoundly historic country of Ethiopia. Now one of Africa’s most populous countries, it is presumed to have been one of earth’s earliest dwelling […] Continue >>

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 >>

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