News on Ethiopia

Ethiopia is gaining space in the international news headlines also for the richness of its history, culture and art. We offer you here a selection of interesting articles published recently.

Culture

Biodiversity thrives in Ethiopia’s church forests

Ecologists are working with the nation’s Tewahedo churches to preserve these pockets of lush, wild habitat.

Interesting article from Nature: read more

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The Ethiofolk Project

In 1965 when György Martin and Bálint Sárosi returned from Ethiopia nobody thought that their valuable recordings would end up packed away for more than 50 years. The team of Ethiofolk took on the task of opening this time capsule and sharing the colorful and impressive collection of Ethiopian folklore that it hides.

Visit the website: https://www.ethiofolk.com/en/

TIMKET CELEBRATION GONDAR THE GUARDIAN ©CARL COURT GETTY IMAGES
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Ethiopia’s living churches – in pictures

As one of the first countries to adopt Christianity, Ethiopia has a legacy of churches and monasteries, built on hilltops or hewn out of cliff faces, as well as vibrant traditions of worship.
Enjoy the gallery of this amazing book offered by The Guardian

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Arts

Maaza Mengiste: ‘The language of war is always masculine’

 The Ethiopian-born novelist on her book about the female fightback against Mussolini’s invasion of her homeland, why Instagram blurs the vision, and the lure of Moby-Dick. Read more.

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Tadesse Mesfin, Pillars of Life: Market Day (2018). Courtesy Addis Fine Art.

Contemporary Art From Africa Is Seizing Global Attention.

Here is your guide to six dynamic emerging art capitals: Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dakar, Lagos, and Marrakech. Read more.

Ethio-Jazz: The Amazing Story Behind Ethiopian Jazz

One of Ethiopia’s greatest innovations, Ethiopian Jazz, termed “Ethio-jazz,” is a unique fusion of traditional Ethiopian music with jazz, Afro-funk, soul, and Latin rhythms. Read full story.

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Tourism

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Ethiopia named ‘one of the most exciting places to visit in Africa’

Ethiopia has been named as one of the worlds must see destinations revealed in National Geographic Travellers cool list for 2020. Read more

In Ethiopia, your holiday really can change lives

A new tourism project in the northern Ethiopia highlands brings spectacular scenery and a warm welcome, where ‘your holiday can become the source of someone else’s dreams’.
Read full article

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Discovering Ethiopia

A visual journey of Ethiopia through the eyes of a photographer. Read more

 

Last wolves in Africa: the fragile wildlife of Ethiopia’s ravaged parks

Wildfires and an encroaching population are threatening grasslands that host some of the world’s rarest species. Read the full article from Tom Gardner.

wildlife of Ethiopia's ravaged parks Tom Gardner. ©Claudio Sillero/EWCP

Sunrise means passion for Ethiopia