Ethiopian modernism under a microscope

Author: Elizabeth Giorgis Reviewer: Arefaynie Fantahun Modernist Art in Ethiopia (New African Histories) Ohio University Press (February 11, 2019) 360 pages, ISBN-10: 0821423479, ISBN-13: 978-0821423479 An updated expansion of her doctoral dissertation in History of Art and Visual Studies from…
“Evening Sun” A Poem by Gebre-Kristos Desta

የማታ ጀምበር ካንዱ ቤት ወዳንዱ በጣራው ተራምዳ፣ የጋራውን አናት እየነካች ሄዳ፣ እዩት ከስር ጥላው፣ የማይደርስበትን፣ እዩት ሰውን ጥላው፣ ሲለፋ ሲባክን። ~ ገብረክርስቶስ ደስታ Evening Sun Tiptoeing roofs of neighboring hamlets, Caressing the crown of the knoll, See the setting sun…
Gedu Andargachew resigns;  replaced by Ambachew Mekonen

Gedu replaced by Ambachew Mekonen The reason behind resignation remains unclear Gedu warned against the dangers of polarized political climate The president of the Amhara National Regional State, Gedu Andargachew tendered his resignation Friday which was accepted by the Amhara…
Boran proverbs in their cultural context

Book Introduction Text by Günther Schlee The Boran are a southern Oromo group, which occupies a senior position in Oromo traditional history. Their contact period with the Amhara was shorter than that of other Oromo groups and their dialect has…
Stage veteran, producer dies aged 83

Getachew Debalke, a veteran stage personality, producer, and lyricist, has died at the age of 83 last night. He performed in several plays, including in Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin’s translation of Hamlet, playing the role of Claudius in 1985. He has authored…
French bank, Banque Populaire set to enter Ethiopia

French bank BRED Banque Populaire – part of the second-largest banking group in France – is planning to start commercial operations in Ethiopia, marking the first foray for a European bank in the country. “We are talking with Ethiopian officials…
Bulcha Demeksa announces run for parliament

 Bulcha advises not to overburden the current government with too much expectation Opposition leader Bulcha Demeksa, 89, has declared his intention to run for a parliament seat, as the country builds up to an election scheduled for next year. He…
Emperor Haile Selassie statue unveiled

A statue of Emperor Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia and a longtime ruler who served from 1930 until his overthrow by the Marxist regime in 1974, was unveiled outside the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa on Sunday.…