A large number of Diaspora community is urging East African nations to stop drinking Coca-Cola, in protest for Coca-Cola’s outrageous action to drop Teddy Afro’s World Cup Anthem. Continue reading “Coca-Cola under fire for dropping Teddy Afro’s World Cup Anthem”
By William Davison
Sintayehu Beyene left Ethiopia planning to earn money to begin a carpentry business — he ended up captive in Yemen where Kalashnikov-wielding traffickers stole what little he owned.
Grabbed from a boatload of migrant workers as it landed on a Yemeni shore, he says the armed gang whisked him inland to a desert camp. Beaten and detained for nine days with about 30 other people, he was forced to hand over the 1,400 Ethiopian birr ($72) he was carrying before being released. He crossed to neighboring Saudi Arabia, where wages are sometimes more than double the rates paid in Ethiopia, only to be deported a month later when authorities cracked down on illegal migrants.
South Sudan’s warring parties started negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday to strike a ceasefire deal and end nearly three weeks of conflict, according to Ethiopia’s foreign ministry, although face-to-face talks are yet to begin. Continue reading “South Sudan ceasefire talks begin”
By Alemtsehay Mekonnen
Perhaps the best ambassador a nation can offer to the people of other countries is that nation’s food. No protocol, no bowing, no high-sounding words are needed, just good and honest taste. To know what a nation savors on its tables is to gain great insight re-garding the heart and soul of that nation’s people.
So, imagine my surprise when some Australian and Sudanese col-leagues from the United Nations outpost joined me to a delightful little Ethiopian restaurant in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. I’m sure they were trying to be kind since I am of Ethiopian heritage. Well, they were far more than kind. I wound up eating some of the best Ethiopian cuisine I have experienced outside of the motherland itself.