The biggest game changer in African fashion is…the internet

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(CNN) – An increasing number of designers on the continent are morphing from small tailor businesses into recognized and respected fashion houses, thanks to the internet. In 2014, when Beyoncé was spotted wearing a skirt and jacket from South African […] Continue >>

Ethiopia-born artist Awol Erizku opens first European show, slams Trump – CNN

LA artist Awol Erizku surrounded by his work.

(CNN) – LA artist Awol Erizku’s first European exhibition ‘Make America Great Again’ has opened in London — but if you are expecting a pro-Trump theme, think again. The Ethiopia-born artist, who is also responsible for Beyoncé’s iconic pregnancy shoot, […] Continue >>

A Brooklyn Designer’s Ethiopian Dreams

The firm offers an array of products: pillows, throws, towels and more. (Photo courtesy of Bolé Road)

After more than a decade at a major architectural firm, designer Hana Getachew knew that she wanted to break out on her own. The turning point came in planning her wedding in 2014. “I wanted to have an element of […] Continue >>

Addis International Film Festival scheduled to be held from April 28 – May 3

Addis International Film Festival scheduled to be held from April 28 - May 3

The 11th edition of the annual Addis International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from April 28 – May 3 at the Italian Cultural Institute and Hager Fikir Theatre. The festival is mainly focused on using the power of […] Continue >>

In Style with Traditional Clothes

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On a sunny afternoon in Shiro Meda just before Easter, people are going back and forth between the shops that line both sides of the main street, looking through the many styles of traditional dresses and accessories on offer. Aynalem […] Continue >>

The extraordinary life of Ethiopia’s 93-year-old singing nun

Exile and maverick … composer and musician Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guèbrou. Photograph: Gali Tibbon

I’m no great singer, but Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou only really trusted me after I had sung to her. “Something from your country,” she instructed. So I found myself in the tiny bedroom of this 93-year-old Ethiopian composer-pianist-nun, croaking my way […] Continue >>

Interview with Ethiopian world-renowned pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa

Interview with Ethiopian world-renowned pianist and composer Girma Yifrashew

Stellar pianist Girma Yifrashewa, a world-renowned performer and composer has been honing his craft and fine tuning his sound for over 20 years. Girma has been playing the piano with passion while gaining fans from places that classical music and […] Continue >>

Challenging stereotypes about Africa: From luxurious leather to traditional tailoring

Photos: From luxurious leather to traditional tailoring: Shopping in Addis Ababa

Challenging stereotypes about Africa: From luxurious leather to traditional tailoring: Shopping in Addis Ababa Please visit CNN for more pictures መካፈል ደግ ነው! Did you like this? Share it: Continue >>

What to Do in Addis, Ethiopia, According to Liya Kebede

Kebede’s clothing line, lemlem, is handmade in Ethiopia from natural cotton and is rooted in tradition.

The supermodel, activist, and designer of lemlem shares her picks for market shopping and coffee ceremonies in her hometown. These days, you’ll probably find Ethiopian-born supermodel Liya Kebede on a runway in Paris, on the streets of Manhattan, or on […] Continue >>

Film Maker Wins Case, Appeal Pending

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Tewodros Teshome, a renowned film director and writer is off the hook from a court litigation where he was sued for breaching copyright of author, Atenkut Mulugeta, who claimed 10 million Birr compensation, on March 31, 2016. “Fiker Sibeqele“, is […] Continue >>

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