Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Tourists from 5 nations victims in Ethiopia attack

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Gunmen in Ethiopia's arid north attacked a group of European tourists, killing five, wounding two and kidnapping two, an Ethiopian official said Wednesday. Ethiopian Communications Minister Bereket Simon said the gunmen came from neighboring Eritrea and attacked the tourist group before dawn on Tuesday. Two Ethiopians ...

Ethio­pian heritage camp in Va. offers tradition, togetherness to adopted African kids and their families

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

At a rustic summer camp in Virginia’s Shenandoah Mountains, wedged between a monster water park and a Golden Corral restaurant, a raucous, Ethiopian feast unspooled and 9-year-old Mati found her groove at last. There was a pony, an African marketplace and piles of injera bread. There was a drumbeat that grew ...

What I Admired About Ethiopians

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Philip N. Wesseh (PNW Recently I was part of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's delegation to the 16th Summit of Heads of State of Africa of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The well organized Summit was held under the theme: “Towards Greater Unity And Integration Through Shared Values.”  First, let ...

Photographer captures body art of Ethiopian tribes

Monday, February 7th, 2011

It's all about photography in two exhibits opening this week in the Tampa Bay area. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts brings the face and form of Africa vividly alive in the exhibition, "Natural Fashion: Art and the Body Photographs by Hans Silvester," opening Thursday and running through April 10.

Explore Ethiopia for its ancient culture

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Ethiopia is the cradle of civilization, the place where some believe the biblical Ark of the Covenant is held. Its historical landmarks and rich culture tell the story of a people who have survived more than a thousand years of outsiders' attempts to exert influence.

Miss Ethiopia Organiser Threatens Sponsor with Court

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

thiopian Village Adventure Playground (EVAP) is to wait until Thursday, August 12, 2010, to see whether Yangfan will award a Lifan 320 to the newest Miss Ethiopia; them failing to do so might result in being taken to court while Yangfan, in turn, threatened to sue EVAP for defamation.

Aida Muluneh Wins the 2010 CRAF International Award of Photography

Monday, July 26th, 2010

By Liben Eabisa New York (Tadias) – Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh has been named the recipient of the 2010 CRAF’s International Award of Photography at a ceremony in Italy.

The battle for Little Ethiopia

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Is there room for a Little Ethiopia on the Danforth? By Josh Hume We’ve got the Gerrard India Bazaar, Korea Town, Greektown, Portugal Village and even Malta Village — and now one community leader wants to add Little Ethiopia to that list.

Ethiopia’s new millennium

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Ethiopians celebrated the new millennium 7 years later than the western world. Nina Tenaw, 27, and her family could not afford tickets to the recent millennium bash at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, but they still enjoyed themselves. Nina describes the celebrations and her hopes for a brighter future ...

Ethiopia aims to turn itself into a regional energy giant

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

 Ethiopia's government has set itself an ambitious target: in just a few years it aims to take an undeveloped country, with one of the world's lowest levels of per capita access to electricity, and turn it into a regional powerhouse, exporting energy to its neighbours.