Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Volunteering in Ethiopia widened grad’s worldview

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Bishop McNamara High senior named school's ‘Man of the Year' for service work When his plane touched down outside of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia last July, Daniel Artin, 18, of Camp Springs wasn't sure what to expect. As part of the first generation of his family to be born in the ...

Ancient prayer book returned

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

ADDIS ABABA - A CENTURY-OLD Ethiopian prayer book stolen decades ago was returned to the African nation late on Wednesday after the American collector who held it agreed to the restitution. The precious relic is a psalter written in the liturgical Geez language and illuminated with bright and colourful pictures of ...

Scientists Challenge ‘Breakthrough’ on Fossil Skeleton

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The fossil skeleton known as Ardi, hailed in some quarters as the scientific “breakthrough” of 2009, has now drawn critics who dispute claims that the species lived in dense woodlands rather than grassy plains, which have been long considered the favored habitat of early prehumans and perhaps account for their ...

Addis, home to the richest African

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

 By Luke Anami When I got a chance to visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city, as part of a team of journalists from Kenya, I was not sure what exactly to expect.

Ethiopian ESAT is a game changer.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Ethiopian ESAT is a game changer. By Yilma Bekele When you think things look bad and hope is fading something happens to boost the morale and compels you to get up and give it another spin. When the little tyrant is making fun of democracy and elections and freedom lovers everywhere ...

Replica of “Lucy” unveiled in Ethiopia Pavilion at Shanghai Expo

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

SHANGHAI, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The only replica of "Lucy," the celebrated 40-percent-complete skeletal remains of a female hominid who lived 3.2 million years ago in East Africa was unveiled at the Ethiopia Pavilion in the Africa Joint Pavilion on Thursday morning.

With races as a backdrop, Gebrselassie inaugurates new resort in Ethiopia

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Haile Gebrselassie added yet another chapter to his distinguished career by playing host to a gathering of luminaries from the sport to mark the opening of his resort hotel on the shores of Lake Hawassa, located about four hours south of the Ethiopian capital of Addis ...

‘Teza’: Ethiopia’s tortured history, as seen through a disillusioned man’s eyes

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Both intimate and sprawling in its scope and reach, "Teza" is a remarkable portrait of the tortured political and social history that Ethiopia suffered in the last decades of the 20th century.

30 Ethiopian Artists rock London with spiritual songs

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The first in Europe in its Kind 30 Ethiopian Artists rock London with spiritual songs By Tamiru Geda Ethiopian Artists performed an impressive and magnificent thanks giving spiritual songs in London , on Sunday April 11th 2010 .It aimed ,raising money to buy the building of St. Virgin Mary . The artists are ...

Mulatu Astatke: The Man and His Influence

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Mulatu Astatke is a musical titan, in the same league as the likes of Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade, yet he was first recognized to most people when The Paris-based world music record label, Buda Musique devoted the entire 4th installment of their respected series, Ethiopiques, to his compositions ...