Category: Profile

Solomon Asmelash’s business-like approach to fundraising

These days, Solomon Asmelash is busy raising money for “charity causes”. Solomon says he is in a campaign to save poor and vulnerable children from premature death and devising strategies for using his and his friends’ fame to cover the…
Atnafseged Yilma– A life in journalism

“I don’t have an interesting back story about why I became a journalist,” says Atnafseged Yilma. The experienced journalist, who began work as a cadet journalist at Voice of Ethiopia newspaper and Menen magazine at age 22, said his chosen…
Meet Rebecca Iyob, EBC’s Francophone Anchor

Rebecca Iyob is a young, confident, and professional anchor and consultant at the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporate (EBC). Having recently returned from maternity leave, which is stressful enough to anchor a daily news on its own merit, she anchors French news…
Journalist and Author Negash Gebre-Mariam

It was a pleasure to talk to the revered journalist and author, Negash Gebre-Mariam. He is an imposing presence and he looks vigorous for a 90-year-old man but prostate cancer is weakening him these days, he says. It probably shows…
Veteran Journalist and diplomat Mairegu Bezabih

It was a delight to have the opportunity to interview the veteran journalist, lecturer, and diplomat Mairegu Bezabih a week ago. A sprightly man with white hair, large forehead and darting eyes in metal-framed glasses, Mairegu has a fretful look…