Ethiopia’s addiction to Kana TV

From a half dozen individuals working from cafés and borrowed offices for the first six months formulating the business plan and strategic direction, Kana TV has grown to occupy four floors of a tower block in the centre of Addis Ababa. It has around 180 mostly young Ethiopian staff – the median age is 25, with 50% female – including a dubbing team of about 100.

​ፓስተሮቹ ምን እየሰሩ ነው?

በአብይ ሰለሞን መንደርደርያ ኢትዮጵያ በአለም ከምትታወቅባቸው ዋነኛው የጥንታዊ ስልጣኔና የራሷ የሆነ ልዩ ሀይማኖታዊ ማንነቷና ባህሏ ነው። በኢትዮጵያ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶና እስልምና ረዥም ታሪክ ያላቸው ሃይማኖቶች  ሲሆኑ ተመሳሳይ የኦርቶዶክስም ሆነ የእስልምና ሃይማኖቶች በሌላው አለም ካላቸው ስርዓትና ምዕመኖች ራሱን የቻለ እጅግ ልዩ የእምነት፣ የመቻቻል፣ ልዩ ስርዓትና ቅርሶች ባለቤት ናቸው። ብዙ ታዛቢዎች፣ ተጓዦችና የታሪክ ፀሃፊዎች በተደጋጋሚ ስለሃገሪቱ ልዩ…

National Flag Day- back to reality

The colorful green, yellow, and red Ethiopian flag has long been a symbol of unity, Ethiopianness, Ethiopian pride, and an inalienable entity to Ethiopia. It is recognized with respectful reverence to the extent that the saying Bebandiraw (By the flag) could become a phrase to bind one to do what is wanted.       …

Going to work in Addis

This is an article by an amerian proffessor she tells about her impressions of addis ababa. here it goes:- There is nothing exceptional about seeing the streets of Addis Ababa from the back of a minibus. Thousands of Addis Abbabans negotiate the city that way, as for about 1 birr or a bit more (between…

Yared contra Mulatu

Thirteen years ago the renowned Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke told “Muyachin” magazine that his impending plan was to make a 12-string kirar and that he had been researching on it for fourteen years. And recently he told The Reporter newspaper that he had finalized 50 to 60 percent of the work but that he couldn’t…

sufism in the ethiopian context

Sufism, which is a mystic tradition of Islam encompassing a diverse range of beliefs and practices, is most often known to be practiced in the Middle East. The celebrated exponents of Sufism have usually emerged from Iran, Iraq, India, and other countries of the Middle and Far East.Sufism, which basically has a direct link to…