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Mickaël Bethe-Selassié, the Ethiopian artist in Paris

Ethiopian born artist Mickaël Bethe-Selassié has called Paris for more than four decades. Though in many respects his attention remained focused in his native country, he freely admits his Parisian life has widened his horizons and provided him fertile ground…
The Amhara National Democratic Movement’s business empire

The head of the immense state-owned holding company Tiret (Endeavours), Tadesse Kassa ketema (a.k.a Tinkishu), is at the centre of an action to acquire a controlling stake in two national textile companies, Bahir Dar Textile S.C, and Kombolcha Textile S.C.…
Tefera Gedamu- Talk Show Host

Tefera Gedamu is a major personality in the Ethiopian media scene. His weekly English-language interview panel show, Meet ETV (now changed into Meet EBC) has been running on Ethiopian Television since 1997, giving him an enduring and solid reputation among…
Getachew Kassa and his Tezetas

I finally caught Getachew Kassa for an interview. Other than listening to his greatest hits on radio and watching him on television, I was able to see him once or twice in person playing at the Jazzamba Lounge in Piazza…
Tigist Begashaw- A glamorous radio personality

There are radio voices that become like close friends you listen to them so often. I have recently had the pleasure of meeting one of them. Tigist Begashaw has been working as an Amharic language reporter, editor and news presenter…
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…
Ethiopian Women Sportscasters breaking boundaries

Female sportscasters in Ethiopia are breaking down boundaries in a field of broadcasting long dominated by male voices and personalities. Konjit Teshome, Hana Gebreselassie, and Neima Ali are among those emerging voices who are busy enlightening local sports fans about…