Taffara Deguefé (1926-2015)

Taffara Deguefé, who died on March 6 aged 89, was a famous banker and perhaps Ethiopia’s best known figure in international financial circles. He was bank governor of the National Bank to the Emperor and Mengistu and he later worked…
Samuel Yirga named one of Africa’s 50 rising stars

Ethiopian pianist Samuel Yirga has been named among the 50 Africa rising stars by the prestigious Paris-based the Africa Report Magazine. According to August–September 2014 edition of the magazine, Samuel is named along with 50 other African rising talent. Through…
Bahru Zewde publishes book on student movement

Leading Ethiopian historian Professor Bahru Zewde’s long-awaited book that covers the Ethiopian student movement of the 1960s and the 1970s hit shelves. The book, entitled ‘The Quest for Socialist Utopia’, describes the fundamental importance of the student movement in the…