Ethiopian photographer at New York City’s largest annual photography event

Saturday 17th of September 2016 12:21:07 PM  |  Ethiopia Observer

Rising Ethiopian photographer Eyerusalem Adugna will have her photography featured at Brooklyn’s pop-up photography fair, Photoville, featuring portraits she took at the holy town of Lalibela. Speak…


Fire engulfs main market in Gondar town

Friday 16th of September 2016 02:58:46 PM  |  Ethiopia Observer

Yet another mysterious fire has destroyed large parts of Gondar’s main market, state media reports. More 400 stalls devastated by a fire that broke out at the Kidame Gebeya market, a large indoor-ou…


Ali Kaifa: the man who built Ethiopia’s Motown

Tuesday 13th of September 2016 06:22:43 AM  |  Ethiopia Observer

When we hear a great music, the trend here is that to think of the record as having solely originated from the imagination of the musician. But that obviously ignores the role of the producer, who tra…


More than 700 prisoners have been freed

Sunday 11th of September 2016 10:09:18 AM  |  Ethiopia Observer

More than 700 political prisoners in Ethiopia have been freed under an amnesty ordered by the country’s president, Mulatu Teshome, as part of a presidential pardon for Ethiopia’s New Year and Eid…


Many New Year concerts cancelled

Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:38:37 AM  |  Ethiopia Observer

The US-based Abdu Kiar and the Addis-based Betty G’s joint concert scheduled to take place at Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa on September 10 to welcome in Ethiopia’s New Year has been cancelled. Abdu…


More than 20 killed in prison fire, making it the worst tragedies of its kind in decades

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 04:47:00 AM  |  Ethiopia Observer

More than 20 inmates were killed in a kilinto prison fire, in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, early Saturday officials said Monday, as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones were among the…


Fire breaks out at Akaki’s central jail

Saturday 3rd of September 2016 12:20:52 PM  |  Ethiopia Observer

A fire broke out at Kilinto prison, located in Addis Ababa’s Akaki sub-city Saturday morning. The Addis Ababa fire prevention authority public relation officer, Adane Abraha told Radio Fana that the…


AU calls for restraint, encourages dialogue following protests in Ethiopia

Friday 2nd of September 2016 02:22:55 PM  |  Ethiopia Observer

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is following the evolving socio-political situation over the last few months in the Federal Democratic Republic of Eth…


Atnafseged Yilma– A life in journalism

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 12:44:11 PM  |  Ethiopia Observer

“I don’t have an interesting back story about why I became a journalist,” says Atnafseged Yilma. The experienced journalist, who began work as a cadet journalist at Voice of Ethiopia newspaper a…


Dozens killed in Amhara region, defence forces ordered to take measures

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 10:36:23 AM  |  Ethiopia Observer

Several dozen people have been shot dead on Monday and Tuesday in different towns of the Amhara region, according to reports. A resident of Simada town, 105kms from Debre Tabor, an important market to…