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Best Chance For Energy Investors To Hit The Jackpot: East Africa

Best Chance For Energy Investors To Hit The Jackpot: East Africa

Source: Forbs.com By Marin Katusa, As the world hesitantly emerges from recession, the one question that seems to be on the lips of investors everywhere is, what’s next? As the tragedy continues to unfold in the Gulf of Mexico, with no fix in sight, market attention has suddenly shifted to the energy sector after years of neglect. Pundits and [...]

Ethiopia to host international film festival

Ethiopia to host international film festival

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia will host an international short film festival from 14 to 19 June 2010 where 100 films will be shown, the organizer said here on Sunday. The organizers, Images that Matter, said that the film festival will be held for five consecutive days in Addis Ababa where 100 films from various countries will be [...]

No winner for $5 million African leadership prize

No winner for $5 million African leadership prize

Source: Boston.com LONDON --For the second year in a row, organizers of a $5 million annual prize for good governance in Africa say they have decided not to give out the award. The winner of the Ibrahim Prize for African leadership was to be announced Monday. But the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, based in London, said Sunday the seven-member prize [...]

Ethiopian Liya Kebede: star of Africa

Ethiopian Liya Kebede: star of Africa

(From: guardian.co.uk) Flicking through Liya Kebede's pile of fashion magazine covers passes a calm and perfumed afternoon. In 2002, French Vogue declared May was "All About Liya" month, dedicating a whole issue to the African supermodel after the editor saw her in Tom Ford's Gucci catwalk show. Describing the day they first met, Ford recalls: [...]

The One?

The One?

Fairytales of “the One” has damaged more women in ways that are unquantifiable, we need to stop chasing after the one and be the one for ourselves first. by Mariam Fikre: (BrownCondor.Com) Growing up, we fantasize of a Cinderella fairy tale life where we will meet our prince charming who will come and sweep us off our feet and live [...]

Through a Game Democracy is Born

Through a Game Democracy is Born

There is a popular game that kids in Ethiopia play.  The game consists of a bunch of children throwing stones.  The kid who can throw a stone the furthest is the winner and gets to ride on the back of the “loser” until the kid who lost is able to throw the stone the furthest as he gives a ride of the winner on his back.  Eventually, [...]

Why Men Cheat

Why Men Cheat

Source: BrownCondor.com: Ladies, seriously, stop reading all those magazines and online publications about why men cheat.  You are wasting your time; I can synthesize the reason why men cheat into three simple words. It’s your fault. Do I have your attention?  Are you ready to send me angry emails about how I am a chauvinist pig?  [...]

What’s cooking at the White House? Chef Samuelsson knows…

What’s cooking at the White House? Chef Samuelsson knows…

New York (CNN) -- Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is a gastronomic tour de force. The Ethiopian-born chef has won three coveted James Beard Awards, an accolade described as "like winning the Olympic gold medal for chefs," and has been celebrated as one of "The Great Chefs of America" by the Culinary Institute of America. With three [...]

Op-ed – Ethiopia: Point Blank Democracy

Op-ed – Ethiopia: Point Blank Democracy

Source: Brown Condor.com By: Teddy Fikre This Sunday, May 23rd marks the onset of an election in Ethiopia.  There is a part of me that is hopeful that violence will not flair up again, engulfing Ethiopia’s citizens with yet another round of violence and chaos.  Part of me hopes that the election is free and fair, where citizens are [...]

How San Francisco helped local musician Meklit Hadero find her voice

How San Francisco helped local musician Meklit Hadero find her voice

San Francisco musician Meklit Hadero has quite an impressive resume: she was born in Ethiopia, and lived all over the map until she landed in San Francisco almost six years ago. She is a commissioned composer by the local Brava Theater, and was a resident artist with the de Young museum. Her work to unite artists from the Ethiopian Diaspora [...]

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