Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:20 p.m. DST, 08 January 2015 OMO VALLEY, Ethiopia – Citizens of the Lower Omo Valley are competing with the government for their land. The government is eying the land for cash crops such as sugar and palm oil. The indigenous population consists of thirteen tribes who rely […]
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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 […]
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.
Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 01:57 a.m. DST, 28 February 2014 Sunshine’s rays gleam off the cold metal cage of the world’s favorite baby panda, Bao Bao. Nestled within fake vegetation resembling a panda’s natural habitat, the baby panda willingly participates in the scientists’ daily lesson plan. An audience of thousands venture […]
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 […]