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Melkam Addis Amet 2014 | Happy Ethiopian New Year!

09/09/2014

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Yellow Flower, Photo by Tikita

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:00 AM EDT, 09 September 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian New Year, which in Amharic is called Enkutatash, commences on 11 September 2014.  The name of this festival harkens back to the revered Queen of Sheba, who upon her return from Jerusalem where she visited King Solomon, brought […]

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The Face of God’s People | Malka Ingedashet

16/04/2014

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Clouds Blue Sky

Listen to the music of Ayala and Malka Ingedashet, two Israeli Ethiopian vocalist and sisters who join the ranks of Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, India Arie, and Macy Gray.

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Looking Forward: Prosperity in Growing African Economies

29/01/2014

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China President Xi Jinping and Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 16:08 p.m. DST, 29 January 2014 AFRICA – There’s no doubt that the continent of Africa is plagued by the common misperception and overarching reputation of being poor, downtrodden, corrupt, unsafe, unstable, and a list of other discouraging adjectives. However, the world is not far away from having to […]

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Ethiopian Christmas Jan 7, 2014 | Melkam Gena!

04/01/2014

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Ethiopian Cross, Photo by Ted Bobosh

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 20:00 p.m. DST, 04 January 2014 ADDIS ABBA, Ethiopia – Towards the end of each year, Jews, Muslims, and Christians begin to prepare for their holiday seasons. During the last week of November until the beginning of the New Year on the Gregorian calendar, Christian families across the world prepare […]

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Israel Plans to Deport African Migrants to Third Country

26/06/2013

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African Migrant Worker in Israel, Photo by Sasha Y. Kimel

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 01:10 a.m. DST, 26 June 2013 JERUSALEM, Israel – The Israeli plan to send its over 60,000 African migrants to an unidentified third country has received elicit criticism for the potential harm to the migrants. Over the past eight years, thousands of African migrants, mostly from Eritrea or Sudan, […]

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