Archive for February, 2011

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.

Gebremeskel wins 3K with one shoe at the Indoor New Balance Grand Prix

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Indoor New Balance Grand Prix was last nights highlight of events in the running world.  However, it was Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel that stole the show.  Gebremeskel was victorious in the 3,000 meter with only one shoe on!

Ethiopia Raises Number Needing Food Relief by 500,000

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Ethiopia raised the estimate of the number of people who will need food aid this year by half a million to 2.8 million because of drought in the Somali region, Agriculture State Minister Mitiku Kassa said today.

Aster Aweke Awakens NYC’s Ethiopian Soul

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Queen of Ethiopian Soul still has it!  It's been ten years since the great Aster Aweke graced a New York stage. So one had to wonder. Could her voice still explode in a heartbeat from shimmering, Amharic lyricism into full-on R&B belting? Could she still kick out deeply funky, ...

Ethiopia seeks aid for 2.8 million starving people

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Ethiopia Government is appealing for food aid to feed some 2.8 million people facing starvation.

Egyptian President Mubarak Will Reportedly Step Down

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

CAIRO –  President Hosni Mubarak is expected to say in a speech Tuesday night that he plans on stepping down at the next election scheduled in September, according to Reuters.