Category: Ethiopia

Tell me about your stay in Strasbourg where you did your doctoral studies. Being black and Jew in France, how was it like? In France, it was different. There were strong Jewish communities there and I’ve never felt any prejudice…
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…
Traditional leader arrested in Konso

Ethiopian authorities have arrested Kaala (meaning king) Gezahegne Woldu, a prominent traditional leader of Konso people in connection with the town’s demand for self-administration. Local sources in Konso Karat, 600 kilometres southwest of Addis Ababa, said Kala Gezahegne was picked…
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…