Tadesse (Anleyayem) and Manalimosh Dibo release some of the well-received
CDs of the year in Ethiopia. Born in Tiqur Wuha and childhood spent in
Awassa and Diredawa, Tamrat brings a fresh voice to the Ethiopian pop music
scene. The title song 'anleyayim' is perhaps his best piece so far.
Manalimosh who hails from the Denbiya region of Gondar brings a mix of Wello,
Minjar, Gondar, and contemporary Ethiopian pop music that rivals and at
times complements the same winning formula of Abonesh Adinew - the 'Balageru'
phenomenon of 2001/2002.
in the left is a renowned Ras who once headed the "Black Lion" Movement and
led the Southern Front during the Italian invasion. He is also the patriarch
of a very-well respected family with his children serving Ethiopia in
On the right
is, an unforgettable hero from the battles at Sidamo (credited for
destroying numerous enemy armor), Sodo, Tole, RePi, Bulga, and Acheber. His
greatest achievements also included a victory at Ziqwala and another victory
over the forces of one Italian Colonel Kaza Basa at Abu where his forces
killed 26 Italian officers. He later served his country as governor of Soyu
Awaraja in Wollega, Chebo and Gurage, Welayta and Chercher & Issa as a
Dejazmach. Who are these historical figures?
in the left is Dejazmach Beyene Merid, a fierce resistance fighter during
the Italian war. On the right is another remarkable patriot/arbegna who is
credited for liberating the cities of Addis Alem and Holeta in 1933 (EC)
from the Italian occupiers at the age of only 20! One of the graceful
surviving arbegnas in Ethiopia now, he narrates that the heroisms of his
father Ato Kelo and his grandfather Ato Gero inspired him. What is his name?
How has Ethiopia honored Dejach Beyene Merid (site some landmarks)?
Geta Heruy Wolde Selassie who had an illustrious career in the Ethiopian
government such as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1931-36) is most known for
his literary talents and intellectual outlooks. Any idea what some of his
most memorable writings are?E-mail
Courtesy Fortune Magazine Oct 2003.
your answers, pictures and story to
Visitors - Averaging 750 day.
0.25 million hits per month.
- Averaging Number 5.
pages - Photo Essay, Let. from ET, Sports, Engineering, News
and Message Boards.
With numbers like these, shouldn't
your business reach our visitors?
Enquiries for placing ads:
To order: send e-mail to Kokob
Publishers at: E-mail
only $15 +
the new book on the troubled and volatile Ethiopia Eritrea
relationships. Written by Professor Negussay Ayele of UCLA - a long
time writer and authority on the issue, the book covers what the
author calls "the DNA of the problem".
comprehensive and sound', says Dr. Girma Ejere of LSC, London, UK.
'A must read for
all', Dr. Solomon Terfa, USA.
'useful source of
information', says Dr. Getachew Metaferia, MSU, USA.
Courtesy Tobia, Addis Ababa, 2003.
Mesqel Adebabay - Our new
your views on current affairs, athletics, technology, Ethio-Eritrea
issues, the Oromo question etc in Abebe Bikila Forum, Merkato Forum and
MediaETHIOPIA Poll Results
photo essay team comments, "With
the Mekanisa hills and the Mighty Furi Mountain providing a background from
far, we enjoyed the Chinese performing a ‘Spring Festival’ dance (comrades,
it is rainy season here!) and the Ihadeg army orchestra playing ‘Balageru’ (Guad
Ihadegoch, with your new found love to our city, your ‘base’ - the
‘Balageru’ may feel betrayed!)"
is a focus of this edition of our column where our team observes, "In the
end - after a daylong stay - what we found out was that Jijiga has a bigger
name and influence in the identity of the Ogaden region than the city's
Photos here. June 1, 04.
the city of walls, minarets, mosques, churches and legends is the
focus of this edition of Photo Essay, as our team travels the breadth and
depth of this country of ours to bring every day stories to our readers. Photos
here. May 15,04.
Photo Essay Team travels to Awassa - the jewel of the Southland and the
guardian of the Great Rift Valley. Amid lunch at the shores of Lake Awassa,
they talk to recent arrivals as well as old residents who remember Awassa
when it was just a shadow of its neighbor Yirga Alem - the then provincial
Photos here. April 20, 04.
This Summer: Sodere-Negadras
- cross roads & Rasta dreams.
the city with a character. Jijiga - the
Gateway to the Ogaden.
focuses on the Chinese presence in Ethiopia that seems poised to grow in
leaps in bounds in the years to come.
comments on what she calls the "Chinese Opportunity". She writes, "At the
end of the day, dear Ethiopians, the question that begs to be answered in
our response to the 'Chinese Opportunity' becomes, "how can we then build
more dramatic and significant win-win business and growth initiatives with
the Chinese that will indeed establish us as the 'gateway to Africa' - just
like the Chinese think we are?" "
essay teams writes, "We are not sure if it is an invasion or something else
but we can assure you that what we saw in our city is very encouraging and
something that has changed our city's look significantly."
More. March 2004.
suggest that, to achieve a balance
in our foreign relationships as it relates to
the Arab nations and Israel, every time we send President Girma to Saudi
Arabia for medical treatment, we should consider requiring Prime Minister
Meles to travel to Israel for a compulsory medical check-up" writes Tizibt
commenting on the implications of the recent news of the immigration of
Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
Letter Here. Jan 04.
us ordinary Addis Ababans now, the '9' area code (area code for mobile
phones) is, of course, a symbol of prestige. It means we can afford the
payment, we are connected, we are ambitious, and - most importantly - that
we can change from second gear to third gear in our cars with the right hand
while holding our mobile phone with the left hand and not killing anyone
during the process," writes Tizibt about what she calls the "mobile phone
elite of Ethiopia". As always, she picks on Meles along her way.
More of Tizibt's
Letters from Ethiopia.
Merkato', was what Poet Tsegaye
Gebre Medhin once wrote about this place that holds a special place in every
Addis Ababans collective memory. "Aye" is of course just a phrase;
but in the pen of this giant poet, 'aye' says a lot about Merkato.
Inspired by the poet's words, our Photo Essay team documents a story on
Photos and story here. January 12,04.