Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: Lalibela retaken - government

Ethiopian troops have recaptured the historic town of Lalibela from Tigrayan rebels, the government has said. This is the latest victory claimed by the government since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed went to the front lines last week to lead the fight-back. The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) said it had...
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The Biz Beat: San Jose locals discover Ethiopian home cooking at Mudai

Editor’s Note: The Biz Beat is a new monthly series highlighting local small businesses and restaurants in Silicon Valley. Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant owner and chef Selam Tkabo has a passion for cooking and strives to “serve happiness” through traditional, homemade dishes. She recreates flavorful family recipes, rich in exotic African spices, she learned to make... The post The Biz Beat: San Jose locals discover Ethiopian home cooking at Mudai appeared first on San José Spotlight.

How An Educator Turned Vision of The BCRI Into Reality

When former Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington Jr. assembled a 21-member task force to spearhead the creation of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in 1986, he tapped Woolfolk to lead the team. Her experience in education and public policy made her the perfect person for the job. Moreover, she had lived...
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GERD Tremendously Contributes to Ethiopia, Africa’s Aspirations

Addis Ababa, December 1, 2021 (Walta) – Ambassador Redwan Hussein, State Minister for Political and Economic Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia had held a series of bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of Senegal, Zimbabwe, Côte d’Ivoire, and Cameroon on the sidelines of the 8th Ministerial Conference of Forum On China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Dakar, Senegal.

Group that seeks to reconnect African diaspora with their roots ships books to Ghana

A container with 16,000 books arrived in Cape Coast, Ghana this week as the launch of a historic trade and investment expo dubbed “Wakanda-One, City of Return” is taking place. The books which will benefit students in the country is a collaboration between the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit and the St. Paul based Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated school textbooks to the African continent.

Light Up the Holidays with Local Gifts

Shopping local for all of this year’s gifts just makes sense, whether you’re trying to avoid the uncertainty of delivery delays or just do some good for our local purveyors. And with options like hand-shaped chocolates made in Chamblee, single-source Ethiopian coffee roasted in the West End, Blabla Dolls in West Midtown, and hand-crafted wooden push toys made in Atlanta but available on Etsy, there are countless options for curated gifts that are perfect for Atlantans, by Atlantans. Keep reading for our favorite local sources for gifts, below.

The Artsy Vanguard 2021: Wendimagegn Belete

Wendimagegn Belete is a passionate excavator of the past. For his latest work, a multimedia mural titled Your Gaze Makes Me (2021), the Ethiopian artist placed ethnographic portraits collected from online archives into an immense, grid-like composition that exalts anonymous Ethiopian people. He then layered salvaged African mementos—pieces of jewelry, tools, masks, and bells—onto each image, breathing new life into ancestral histories that would otherwise have been forgotten.

UN fears sectarian violence that could 'fracture' Ethiopia

Ethiopia risks descending into sectarian violence and experiencing a chaotic Kabul-style exodus if the year-long conflict spreads to the capital Addis Ababa, the UN aid chief warned. In an interview with AFP, Martin Griffiths expressed deep concern for the stability of a nation of 115 million people composed of more than 80 ethnic groups. Griffiths, the UN undersecretary for humanitarian affairs, said the conflict in Ethiopia has sparked perhaps the world's most worrying humanitarian crisis. He warned that a battle in the capital Addis Ababa and increasing communal violence could worsen the situation "exponentially".

Webb: Afghanistan, the starving time

The Biden administration may want the Afghanistan story to go away, but the reality of the country’s rocky ground remains. Afghanistan is now amid a battle between the Taliban and the Islamic State, with the added factor of a small resistance force mostly in the northern part of the country.
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Ethiopia: Government, Lalibela restored UNESCO heritage – Ultima Ora

(ANSA – AFP) – Addis Ababa, Dec. 01 – Ethiopia today announced that federal government forces have retaken control of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site occupied by Tigray rebels last August in the war between the two parties. for more than a year. Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed left for the front with the goal of leading soldiers to the front line after the rebels declared the occupation of large parts of the country as they advanced towards the capital, Addis Ababa.

Dunkin’ makes its classic donuts more Christmassy with Holly Berry sprinkles

Three classic donuts from Dunkin’ are getting dressed up for the holidays. Starting December 2nd, Holly Berry sprinkles will transform Dunkin’s classic Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry Frosted sprinkle-topped donuts into festive treats that will make customers feel the spirit of Christmas even more. The new sprinkle blend features tiny sugar shapes that look like red berries and green leaves, adding a seasonal spin to donuts donning their holiday best.

How a New, Family-Owned Ethiopian Restaurant in Shaw Survived the Pandemic

Situated in D.C.’s “Little Ethiopia,” a few houses north of well-established Chercher Ethiopian restaurant, Family is among the latest of the genre to open its doors in the metropolitan area, which hosts the biggest Ethiopian community of the United States. Don’t be fooled by Family’s younger reputation. This stand-out restaurant...
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Ethiopian Force Control of Lalibela Town, Lalibela Int’l Airport

Addis Ababa, December 02, 2021 (Walta) – — The united Ethiopian forces have taken control of the historical town of Lalibela and Lalibela International Airport, according to Government Communication Service. The Ethiopian forces were able to liberate Lalibela town, where the World Heritage Rock-hewn Churches are located, as a result...

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Rocked Ripped Shorts On Fancy Shopping Spree

The paparazzi now has more than just Angelina Jolie to photograph. The 46-year-old actress' teenage daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt continues to see her profile rise - alongside attending recent premieres of The Eternals with her famous mother, the daughter to Angelina and ex-husband Brad Pitt has been making waves via viral dancing TikToks.