Ethiopians spend a great deal of time enjoying their coffee. No wonder there are so many cafés in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Cafés are more than just a place to hang out though; for many, they represent a dynamic public sphere in which to discuss the hottest issues facing the country. Meaningful conversations taking place in every corner of the cafés show how well-informed citizens are and how they enjoy exchanging their opinions about many things around them. But where do people get their information in the first place? Continue reading ‘Disconnected Ethiopian Netizens’
It is funny how people take things seriously. Seriously!??!
It starts with the death of PM Meles Zenawi. You know the funny thing about his death is that he died with Justifribilasis Fatilosis – Scientists discovered a new diseases in Belgium. I didn’t mean to say Scientists, but I guess many people might accept it when scientists say something. Continue reading ‘When the Ethiopian Social Media Lack the Humor’
Published July 27, 2012
Ethiopia , News
Tags: #london2012, 10000, 5000, athletes, Ethiopia, Ethiopian team, kenya, london, long distance, middle distance, Olympics
London is calling – both Ethiopian and Kenyan Athletes. It is not randmely that i started to compare these two countries. The competition between Ethiopia and Kenya is highly anticipated when it comes to long distance. Ethiopia used to dominate the long distance running, but this seems not to happen anymore. Recently, Kenyan athletes dominate the long distance which was entirely untouchable from the Ethiopians few years back. In the mean time, Ethiopia is bringing new athletes for middle distance running that Kenyans are well known for. Is #london2012 for Ethiopians or Kenyans? Continue reading ‘London 2012: Ethiopian Olympic Team’
The sign made by the lodge next to the bridge. Obviously, they want to attract turists mentioning that the bridge is built in 16th century
Ethiopia as a country is full of mysteries. The old nation holds so many unanswered questions. The finding of the True Cross, the Tomb of St. Mary, the origin of human kind, the new ocean birth and Such.
Recently, I visited a place known as “A Portuguese Bridge” or “The Egg Bridge”. 110 kms from Addis Ababa to the direction of Debre Liabones, you will find the hidden bridge.
A lot of scholars try to investigate when it was built and by whom and what kind of materials it was used. One of the comprehensive studies made by J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee who is an Art & Architectural Historian and Associate of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University. Continue reading ‘A Trip to a Mysterious Egg Bridge’