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About Ethiopia: 20 Amazing Things You Have to Know

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:42 PM


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Ethiopia, an ancient kingdom, is as fascinating as it is challenging and confronting...The country itself is an amazingly beautiful one that is unlike any place on earth. To discover Ethiopia, means to delve into its scenically, culturally and historically incredible aspects...The following list is about Ethiopia and the 20 amazing things you have to know...

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10 of the Best Ethiopian Rappers/Hip Hop Artists in 2018

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 08:12 PM


10 best ethiopian rappers hip hop artists

When you talk about Ethiopian Rap/Hip Hop, these are the people who have given us its true meaning...it is our hope that this list shines a light for all those hard working Ethiopian Hip Hop artists and rappers that deserve the honor of being 10 of the best Ethiopian rappers/Hip Hop artists in 2018...

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15 Best & Free WiFi Hotspots in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia using Ethio Telecom WiFi 2018

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 09:33 PM


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Free WiFi connections around town, make getting online increasingly easier for people on the move...we can call this the WiFi revolution in Ethiopia...Ethiopians are still forced to bear high internet prices...but now thanks to the emergence of Ethio Telecom WiFi prices that are...We have now taken the initiative to make it easier for those looking for a comfortable setting and a fast WiFi connection by offering a list of 15 of the best and free WiFi hotspots in Ethiopia...

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1st Black Woman to Travel Cape-Cairo and write a Memoir: Meet Ethiopian Maskarm Haile

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:03 PM


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Her choice of being unmarried and in her thirties was already an issue that was unconventional...Maskarm's life became even more taxing by the discovery of her mother's cancer diagnosis...she was at a crossroads in her life that offered her different possibilities; from losing her mother to the illness to fixing her relationship to following her dream or even losing her life...

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Rastafarians in Ethiopia and their Community in Shashamane

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:14 PM


Rastafarians in Ethiopia and their Community in Shashamane

Look to Africa when a black king shall be crowned, for the day of deliverance is near...By 1948, Emperor Haile Selassie jubilant with the return of his kingdom offered 500 acres (202 hectares) of his own personal land to any black person hoping to repatriate to Africa...Rastafarianism exploded into the consciousness of the world through the popularity of a legend in his own right, Bob Marley...this singer and activist for African unity spread a message of love that reverberated...

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10 of the Most Powerful Military in Africa 2018: See Ethiopia's Rank

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 19, 2018 at 05:34 AM


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When it comes to her sovereignty, Ethiopia and her multitude of ethnicities and tribes put all their differences aside and unite to fend off any invaders encroaching on her territories...During recent years, Ethiopia was ranked between the second and third as the most powerful military in Africa...Recently, though Ethiopia has dropped to the...

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13 Ethiopian Flags and What You Must Know

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 18, 2018 at 12:09 AM


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The Ethiopian flag is one of the most recognizable in the world...There are many who believe that this flag with its colors are one of the earliest used by humankind...Although, unbeknownst to most modern Ethiopians, the word bandira, which is most often used today to refer to the Ethiopian flag is a bastardized word originating from the Italian's...

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10 of the Best Visa Free Countries for Ethiopians

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 11:09 PM


10 of the best visa free countries for ethiopians

Ethiopian citizens with their passports issued by the Ethiopian government can travel to up to 39 countries without a visa, but it is our intention to narrow the list down to best suit your travel plans. Because let us be honest, just because one can travel to Somalia, doesn't mean one will go there for their long awaited romantic honeymoon, although...

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20 of the Best and Most Famous Ethiopian Celebrities

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:34 PM


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Ethiopians have also migrated on a massive scale, beginning with the overthrow of the monarchy. With this migration, Ethiopians have spread out across the globe. They have assimilated in their chosen countries and have gained fame and prestige. The following list is of 20 of the most famous and best known Ethiopian celebrities both in Ethiopia and internationally...

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20 of the Best Ethiopian Movies Ever Made

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 07:37 PM


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The following 20 best Ethiopian movies ever made proves that a new movie industry is in the making and should be watched closely for the talent and the unforgettable stories...An Ethiopian movie awards has also recently been launched in an attempt to honor those hardworking movie crews, actors, directors, etc...let us hope Ethiowood is here to stay...

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Criminals and Crime in Ethiopia

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 13, 2018 at 04:40 PM


criminals and crime in ethiopia

A little while ago, thugs were arrested in the Bole area for cutting the fingers of a young girl while trying to steal her jewelry...I was robbed. My rucksack contained most of my valuables: laptop, wallet, smartphone, interview notes. The gate to the compound where I live was open, and the guard was distracted by a punch-up across the street. Seizing the opening, two men followed me down the driveway towards the house, jumped on my back in the dark, suffocated me, grabbed my bag and emptied my pockets as I lay passed out on the road...

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ESAT and Ethiopian News Media

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 10:07 PM


esat and ethiopian news media

ESAT - Ethiopian Satellite Television is available through TV, radio broadcasts and also online. ESAT is considered one of a few sources of external news broadcast that can be accessed in Ethiopia by means of satellite. The two other alternative sources of daily satellite transmissions are OMN - Oromia Media Network and VOA - Voice of America. For several years, founders and journalists working for ESAT have been a major source of criticism for the current Ethiopian...

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Satellite Frequencies in Ethiopia

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 11:34 PM


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ESAT - The Ethiopian Satellite Television. Privately owned channel that is in the United States. Mostly news programs and the language is Amharic. Left 21/12/2015 ESAT Eutelsat 8 West B 12604 H 27500 5/6

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Ethiopians and Greeks

by Dr. Tsegaye Aga with M.T.A

Posted on April 28, 2018 at 01:34 PM


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The souring of relations between the two countries can also be blamed upon the Greek educational system, for not enlightening modern Greeks about the close relationship we both share. Facts as important as, Emperor Haile Sellassie's generous act of sending thousands of livestock to Greece during the Second World War, in order to prevent starvation in the country, should not be forgotten.

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Is Ethiopia's New Leader Dr. Abiye Ahmed, Our Mandela?

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 9:23 PM


dr. abiye ahmed among ethiopia's flags

A man of the people, Ethiopia's Mandela; call him what you like, Dr. Abiye Ahmed has definitely come to power at a time when Ethiopia needed him the most. As he is a student of cryptography, let's hope he has cracked the code that will help heal the people of modern Ethiopia.

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How to Use DHL to Deliver to Ethiopia

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 10:14 PM


dhl logo with ethiopia land of origins

DHL is not the only company providing operations in Ethiopia but due to the high level of professionalism and quality in their service, we shall stay with DHL deliveries to Ethiopia for now.

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Bad Quality Control of Food Items in Ethiopia

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on April 14, 2018 at 11:34 PM


black pepper with shekla or small red brick clumps and dust

Word was out that food manufacturers were putting "shekla" or bricks made from red dirt into "berbere" or red pepper powder similar to paprika....So I guess the workers at the company, were feeling just a bit lazy that day, and forgot to finish grinding the red bricks.

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Farming In Ethiopia

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 11:13 PM


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Most city dwellers have an inner longing for leaving the hectic and stressful city behind and going "country". By this I mean, acquiring some land, a home nearby or on the farm and beginning a new venture interacting with nature itself....

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Affordable Website Design in Ethiopia

by AAE Designs

Posted on March 25, 2017 at 8:13 PM


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Never before have professional website designs been available to the general public in Ethiopia, till now. You do not have to be an NGO or a corporate business - anyone with a business or a personal longing for a website can now have one...

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