Culture & Heritage

Ethiopian 18th Century crown to return home from Netherlands

An 18th Century Ethiopian crown will finally be returned home after being hidden in a Dutch flat for 21 years. Ethiopian Sirak Asfaw, who fled to the Netherlands in the…



France’s Minister of Culture honors Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu Astatke, the father of “Ethio Jazz” was bestowed the Order des Arts et des Lettres by France’s Minister of Culture, Franck Riester, who was on a three-day visit to…



‘The Shadow King’ Is A Gorgeous Meditation On Memory, War And Violence

Maaza Mengiste‘s The Shadow King opens with a woman, Hirut, sitting on the floor of a train station in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa, holding an old metal box. She’s traveled…



Spotlighting Excellence: the Star and the Bridge that is Bofta Yimam

Too often, we let the fear of failure dictate our actions only to miss out on the thrill of achieving unimaginable success. As a result, we take safe measures and…



The thriving hotel industry in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is becoming East Africa’s new economic giant. The country has become the biggest economy in the region thanks to the dominating agriculture and service sectors which account for much…