A NEW DAY begins in Addis Ababa

New Day By Mark Jenkin Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – To walk the streets of Addis Ababa at 6am gives a sense of a city coming to life. Before another hectic day has properly started in this emerging metropolis, there is relative calm. In the Shalla Public park in the Bole Sub City, birds are singing in trees […]

AWiB to honor ‘Exceptional’ Ethiopian Women

WOE 2014 By Neamin Ashenafi Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The third edition of the Women of Excellence annual celebration of leadership and contribution made by Ethiopian women, hosted by the Association of Women in Business (AWiB), will take place on October 19 at the Sheraton Addis. Seven candidates have been identified for this year’s title, Seble Hailu, […]

Safeway, Mulmul join Total’s Café Bonjour shop

Cafe Bonjour Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Total Ethiopia inaugurated the first Café Bonjour in collaboration with Safeway Supermarket and Mulmul Bakery introducing the French concept, Happy Sud. This concept will be a new trend in the city’s retail industry. “The partnership with the two important brands in the retail business in Ethiopia will promote standards and global […]

Swedish medical delegation providing free cardiac surgery service in Ethiopia

Cardiac Surgey Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – A medical delegations drawn from three Swedish universities are providing cardiac surgery for children and adults at the cardiac center in the premises of the Tikur Anbessa Hospital in Addis Ababa. 60 people, including children will benefit from the service that will last for two weeks by the 27 member delegation, […]

$25M gift to U-M will help Third World moms, babies

Dr. Senait Assefa (Photo: A. Thomason/U-M Photography ) Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press Medical Writer An anonymous donor has given the University of Michigan $25 million to bring reproductive health medicine to remote areas in Africa. With the funds, a new center at U-M’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will create a center for reproductive health training, which in turn will boost the […]

Ethiocolor Releases Debut Album

Ethiocolor Band Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The local band Ethiocolor is getting well known for bridging the gap between past and present by mixing old musical traditions with new ones and coming up with a new form of modern Ethiopian music. The highly anticipated Ethiocolor debut album was released on Thursday September 25th at the Fendika Cultural […]

“Music is my life”, Tewodros Tadesse

Tewodros Tadesse Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – With its mellow sound, Tewodros Tadesse’s music has the ability to touch his audience while leaving a lasting impression. For more than three decades he has managed to produce music that transcends time. He started his musical career in the church, which gave him a unique way of singing, connecting with ancient sounds […]

Drinking in the New Year

Helen Alebel, salesperson at Winter Palace Liquor Distributor is seen showing her customers different kinds on liquors and their prices in the store (Photo: Addis Fortune) By Aster Mengesha, Addis Fortune Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – As has been his custom during past holidays, Taye Befirdu, a 37-year-old husband and father of one, was queuing up in front of the National Alcohol & Liquor Factory outlet at Mexico two days ahead of the New Year for his favourite drink, ouzo – Nech […]

Bete Ethiopian in Silver Spring: An oasis of greenery and authentic Ethiopian cooking

Lamb tibs, center left, gored gored, center right, and kitfo, center bottom, surrounded by sides of cottage cheese, collard greens, split peas, potatoes, carrots and salad at Bete Ethiopian Cuisine and Cafe. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) We had not rehearsed this bit of theater, but when I placed an order for kitfo at Bete Ethio­pian Cuisine and Cafe, my dining companion and I both blurted out, as if on cue, that we’d really like the dish raw. Our waiter looked as if he had just been assaulted by two-person flash mob. […]

Aurora hosts first Sister City delegation from Adama, Ethiopia

Adama Press Release Aurora, Colorado – The city of Aurora has partnered with its first sister city, Adama, Ethiopia, under a revived Aurora Sister Cities program. A delegation from Adama will visit Aurora, and other parts of Colorado, August 22 through 31. Aurora is Adama’s first U.S. sister city, providing a unique opportunity to create innovative […]
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