Category: Media

Navigating the Poles

By William Davison It must have been confusing for those unfamiliar with Ethiopian politics to read through the post about my deportation and then skim the comments. “How is it that he got deported by the government, yet many seem…
Asfaw Damte recalls Mengistu Lemma

Mengistu Lemma (1928-1988) was a leading Ethiopian playwright, novelist, poet and a scholar, who in the words of the late Prof. Richard Pankhurst may be considered the Molière, Bernard Shaw or Gogol of Ethiopia. In this extract from interviews conducted…
Sylvia Pankhurst: Honorary Ethiopian BBC Radio 4

Helen Pankhurst presents the previously untold story of one of the foremost Suffragettes, as she uncovers her grandmother Sylvia’s role in the fight for Ethiopian Independence, and reveals a lifelong love for the fascinating country that became her home. Find…
Getachew Desta- Pioneer disc jockey

Getachew Desta is a legendary disc jockey and radio show host who used to host listeners’ music choices in Radio Ethiopia in the 1960’s and early 70’s. For while, his show aired every Sunday for an hour but it was…
In his own words: Ambassador Ahadou Sabouré

In our third instalment, the renowned journalist and diplomat talks about his appointment as minister of information which lasted less than three months, and governorship of the Haraghe province before his detainment by the military regime. Minister of Information for…