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Reviving a City’s Spirit

Reviving a City’s Spirit

"When I lost both my beloved father and mother during my formative teenage years, our humble abode was stripped of sustenance. We were left with nothing, for they had no possessions to bequeath. As the eldest among my siblings, I shouldered the dual role of sister and parent. Yet, in the face of adversity, I discovered strength in caring for...

Telling African Stories

Telling African Stories

“I have the fantasy that my passport is a nation, and that when I die, I am buried there,” Film Director and Philosopher Prof Haile Gerima Ethiopian born filmmaker and philosopher living and working in the United States Haile Gerima (Prof), is well known particularly, among the African American community for his unapologetically Pan-Africanist perspective rebelling against the predominating Hollywood...

Ethiopia’s Piano Man Finds His Stage

Ethiopia’s Piano Man Finds His Stage

Girma Yifrashewa points proudly to the towering building under construction, his eyes lighting up. "This is where my grand piano belongs," he says. He has climbed the stairs of this 14-storey structure countless times, feeling seemingly inexhaustible as he envisions the concert hall taking shape on the 13th floor. The building, being built by the National Archive and Library Agency,...

Capturing award-winning emotions

Capturing award-winning emotions

He believes his lens has brought him an early recognition at a very young age. In the face of his unexpected accomplishment, the fortuitous lens master has received a highly celebrated prestigious global award for his photographic excellence. He aspires to elevate his profession further into the international showground and wants to tell more untold stories through his lens which...

Covid-19 deprives poor livelihoods - Ethiopian Magazine | Ethiopian News

Covid-19 deprives poor livelihoods

Almaz Hailu (opted not to reveal her real name) has been working at a major four-star hotel in Addis Ababa until COVID-19 hit Ethiopia. “I was told to takemy paidannual leave. I have a month saved up. But they don’t know what will happen to us if the virus continues spreading”, she said. She fears she may no longer have...

Somaliland teaches math through fables - Ethiopian Magazine | Ethiopian News

Somaliland teaches math through fables

He was taught to be a mathematician; yet, he is an enthusiast lover of art. The fusion of the mathematical expert blended natural science with art fetched earned him respect and turns out to be an electrified advocate of art and culture.  Jama Musse Jama (PhD), is the founder and managing director of the Redsea Cultural Foundation. His foundation runs...

Digitalizing health care with medical apps

Art in times political transitions

The connection between artists and government has existed since the formal establishment of the state. Just as Roman emperors had their faces engraved in coins and erected statues around cities, or the Medici patronized Leonardo da Vinci and Cold War politics drove governments to devote time and resources to creating propaganda pieces art and politics have been inseparable. States and...

Art in times political transitions

Digitalizing health care with medical apps

Nowadays, many people can be seen with smartphones which has made information easily accessible for all, including medical and health care information.   When a person feels unwell, the first thing they do is google their symptoms. Self-diagnosis has become easier. Yet many health care practitioners and patients are wary of electronic health check-ups. In Ethiopia, at a national level,...

Understanding the business side of music - Ethiopian Magazine | Ethiopian News

Understanding the business side of music

Music is part of the thriving creative industry that can contribute to the economic value as well as build a positive image. In Ethiopia there are many iconic artistes that have gained global acclaim and behind those artistes are unrecognized hardworking music managers. Leul Shoaferaw is the founding director of WAG Entertainment Agency. WAG is a company that specializes in...

Ethiopia seen through letters

Ethiopia seen through letters

Ethiopia is a unique land with a long history. As being one of the few lands that has its own alphabet, people forgot how unique it is. According to sources, Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own distinct alphabet, which uses the system of Abugida. Zeradawit Adhana, Ge’ez lecturer at Addis Ababa University says that Ge’ez is...

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