Monthly Archive: November 2014

Once upon a life: Dinaw Mengestu 0

Once upon a life: Dinaw Mengestu

Flying back to his native Ethiopia for the first time in 25 years, Dinaw Mengestu is struck by how closely the childhood home of his imagination resembles the real thing – though there were...

Eshee Havana: salsa Ethiopian style 0

Eshee Havana: salsa Ethiopian style

(The Reporter Ethiopia) – Their music has been known to have a whole room of South American ambassadors dancing in delight. Since forming four years ago, Eshee Havana have developed a loyal fan base...

Lower Valley of the Omo 0

Lower Valley of the Omo

A prehistoric site near Lake Turkana, the lower valley of the Omo is renowned the world over. The discovery of many fossils there, especially Homo gracilis, has been of fundamental importance in the study...

lalibela 0

Time travellers – Lalibela

Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt guides, first visited Ethiopia in 1976, and wrote home about fleas, unrest and staggering beauty. How different would it be now? In 1976 I backpacked through Ethiopia during the...

Tiya 0

Tiya

Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region, south of Addis Ababa. The site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae covered with...

Lower-Valley-of-the-Awash 0

Lower Valley of the Awash

The Awash valley contains one of the most important groupings of palaeontological sites on the African continent. The remains found at the site, the oldest of which date back at least 4 million years,...