“Fikir Eske Mekabir” hit book sale record following release of Teddy Afro’s album

Beside the huge acceptance & applause Teddy Afro’s ” Ethiopia ” album achieved, it could also trigger a renewed sale of the legendary novel “Fikir Eske Mekabir”, disclosed Fortune newspaper on its May 14, Sunday issue front page article entitled “Teddy Afro Online, Offline”,  The publisher of the book Mega Pkrinting Enterprise, supplied 10,000 copies…

I didn’t visit you for I was sick

“One long ailing man who wished to be visited by his friends and relatives spent the time of his sickness alone without any visitor until he recovered. Then after, he went to every of his friends and relatives with a gift of vegetables satirically saying, ‘I didn’t visit you for I was sick’” Limenih Taddese…

Frenchs’ guarding language from all ills

Most political leaders struggle to speak fluently in a foreign tongue. Only the exceptional manage to mangle their own. Step forward France’s president Nickolas Sarkozy. Last year in a written parliamentary question, Francois Loncle, an opposition deputy, said the president “mistreated” the French language with his endless grammatical slips and “vulgar expressions”. He urged the…

OLF leaders coming to Addis

OLF (Oromo Liberation Front) leaders; Lencho Leta, Ababiya Jabir and Dima Negewo will come to Addis soon, according to Awaramba Times, a weekly Amharic.  The Arbitration process spearheaded by Professor Efrem Yishak has extended its delegation to arbitrating OLF, that has long been a rival to established Ethiopian governments and EPRDF after its successful role…

‘Hummer’ for Abune Paulos?

His holiness Abune Paulos, patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is going to be awarded the American made Hummer car being named “cleric of the millennium,” reported Addis Neger on Saturday December 30.     According to sources of the newspaper, the committee established for the award is fundraising money from different member churches, NGOs and…

A book box for every family

Michele Bachelet Chile’s president has worked out a plan to change her country’s reading culture. She has come up with a scheme to give 400,000 of the poorest families a maletin literario or a box of up to nine books, according to this week’s The Economist. “Ask Chileans what they are reading, and the answer…

A lot of missed calls calls in africa

how many of us are annoyed by redundent missed calls made to our phone or had a habit of doing so to request a call back ? Andrew Heavens of Reuters who had been based in Addis Ababa reflects on the missed call culture in Africa in his article “phone credit low? africans go for…