50 of the Best Old & New Amharic Music Songs and Singers


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Ethiopian music has come a long way from its original traditions of being strictly associated with the Tewadeho Orthodox Church. Amharic music began to take hold during its 'Golden Ages' which came during the 1960's and 1970's when a plethora of talented singers and musicians flooded the Ethiopian musical scene. Tizita songs (slow and romantic), Ethio Soul, Ethio Jazz, etc. popular during the 'Golden Ages' have now given way to a wonderful infusion of traditional Ethiopian music with more contemporary styles. This has given birth to Ethio Rock, Ethio Rap, Ethio Blues and a lot more. Today, Ethiopia's Amharic music is accompanied by various other...

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23 Minerals in Ethiopia with Details (Gold, Gemstones, etc.) 2018


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Ethiopia is indeed the land of plenty, with resources found in abundance throughout its huge and diverse land mass. Geological surveys conducted on minerals in Ethiopia, have shown formations that are believed to contain a vast amount of mineral resources...Gold is king when it comes to exportable mineral commodities in Ethiopia, bringing in about $300 to $500 million each year...Concerning gemstones, opal leads the pack with over 98% by exports value...

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10 Benefits You Must Know of Flax Seeds or Telba in Ethiopia


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Flax seeds, linseeds, or telba, as it is called in Ethiopia's national language, Amharic, have been grown and used around the world for over 5,000 years. This tiny brown or golden colored seed is today considered a 'super' food, as its properties have proved to be without a doubt very nutritious and beneficial for the human body and comparatively very easy to cultivate. Aside from using it as food or drink item to be consumed, it was and still continues to be used for the purpose of creating strong and durable textile products...

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25 of the Best and Most Famous Ethiopian Athletes 2018


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For over half a century, Ethiopian athletes have been consistently breaking records in world events and providing an already proud nation with even more sources of joy...Even though long-distance running Ethiopian athletes are considered to be the cream of the crop in international sporting competitions, the events Ethiopians take part could have more variety. Who knows, maybe the next generation of athletes from Ethiopia could become the next fastest person in the world, just like the Jamaican runner, Usain Bolt or even world class boxers. But in the meantime, we can take pride in the numerous championship level athletes from Ethiopia, who are taking sporting events to another level. The following is a list of 25 of the best and most famous Ethiopian athletes...

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10 of the Best Ethiopian Traditional Sports and Games


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Traditional Ethiopian Games and Sports...Ethiopia, a country with a history and culture dating back thousands of years, has yet to have its past fully documented and understood. Sporting events and games are an integral part of society and by embracing them one will be able to build an important link to the past. At the moment, there now exist over 293 registered traditional and cultural sports and games in Ethiopia. The earliest evidence of one of these games was found in Yeha (modern day Ethiopia) and Matara (modern day Eritrea)...

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Ethiopian Immigration Office: Visa, Passport, and Applications


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Ethiopia's Main Department For Immigration & Nationality Affairs (MDINA)...Must Know Facts and Requirements for the Ethiopian eVISA...ascertain their legal status and issue residence visas as appropriate; take appropriate action and deal with foreign nationals who do not abide by the national law and regulation...Make sure that travel documents, including passports, one-time laissez-passé, urgent travel documents are...

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Petroleum in Ethiopia: History of Ethiopian Oil & Gas Till Present


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Petroleum in Ethiopia...Oil and gas in Ethiopia has a history which is a little over a century old. In 1860, an oil seep was discovered, but...In 1945, the American Sinclair Oil Corporation entered the Ogaden region at the behest of Emperor Haile Selassie, but was hindered due to the citizens of Wardheer organizing mass demonstrations against them. This 4 billion dollar gas project will commence construction of the pipeline in September 2018 and is planned to be operational by early 2021...

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Wolaita: The People, History, Culture, & Religon


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Historically and prior to its incorporation to Ethiopia, it is believed that the Wolaita and its people had administrative areas extending till the Rudolf River in the northern and southern Shewa or the northern part of Ethiopia’s current land mass. The 'Damot' administration refers to the system of governance employed by the southern peoples, before being incorporated into the Ethiopian empire. The area under this administration is believed to have been south of the Blue Nile, in places such as: Wolega, South Gojam, Keffa, South Shewa (Enner Gurage), Kenbata, Arsi, Dawuro, Wolaita, Hadiya, Maraki...

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Azeb Mesfin Biography: Profile of the Wife of Former Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi


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Azeb Mesfin Haile, the wife of the late PM Meles Zenawi, was considered to be one of the most powerful women in Ethiopia. She is media shy and does not engage in many interviews, and this secretiveness perhaps was the catalyst that led to her being vilified throughout various media outlets. Some bad publicity she receives include: Europeans reporting her multimillion Euro shopping spree to Ethiopian’s calling her the “Mother of Corruption”. On the other end of the spectrum, she was awarded and commended for her charity work. Even after the death of her powerful husband, Azeb Mesfin continues to wield a dominant role, albeit much lesser than when...

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20 Of The Best Poets And Poems of Ethiopia (Qene included)


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The following poems of Ethiopia provide a small glimpse of an aspect of Ethiopian life that has had little, if any, external exposure. Amharic poetry could prove to be a modest but laudable contributor towards enlightening the masses. It is almost impossible to get the proper translation of the many Ethiopian poems composed throughout the country's long and culturally rich history. Qene, is a highly regarded form of Amharic poetry, although the word is also used as a general term to describe all poetry...

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Berhanu Nega Biography: The Fascinating Profile of a Professor Turned Rebel Fighter


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Berhanu Nega Biography...Berhanu Nega is a man that has been fighting one government or another in Ethiopia for over 40 years. He was just a young student in Addis Ababa University when he began the long journey of striving to fulfill his life’s passion: to see a fully democratized, united, and economically strong Ethiopia. Unfortunately, his vision for Ethiopia would cause Berhanu to go through many hardships: from jail to escapes through the desert to exile to sitting in desolate trenches with his soldiers; his was a unique struggle...

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Map of Ethiopia Regions: 30 Old and New Ethiopian Maps You Have to See


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The New and Old Maps of Ethiopia regions show a rich and interesting history...The following are maps of Ethiopia, formerly known as Abyssinia and the Kingdom of Axum. It has a long and rich history dating back thousands of years. Located in the Horn of Africa, it borders Kenya to the south, Somalia and Djibouti to the east, the Sudan and South Sudan to the west and its one time member state Eritrea to the north and northeast. Found in these maps of Ethiopia are regional and provincial capitals, major cities, main roads, airports, old boundary lines, along with the following areas...

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Jawar Mohammed Biography: The Interesting Profile of an Influential Man


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Jawar Mohammed Biography: The Interesting Profile of an Influential Man...Jawar Mohammed is the energetic, dynamic and controversial political face of the majority of young Ethiopian Oromo’s, who now have been given the green light to freely participate in the country’s changing political scene. It is evident that he now has a wide reaching network that spans across continents, namely, the Americas, Europe, and obviously Africa. Jawar has perfected the art of disseminating his views to reach his massive audience base through...

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Condominiums and Apartments in Ethiopia: A Relatively New Phenomenon

by Mark T. Aga


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When condominiums first started appearing, everyone was in agreement that these building shared many qualities similar to the ghetto housing projects common in the United States and France. It was believed that the walls were paper thin, the plumbing and electricity an atrocity, and the buildings themselves were claimed by some to already be crumbling apart. Locals thought it was the government's way of...

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New Form of the Old Sex Trade in Ethiopia: From Bars to Massage Parlors

by Mark T. Aga


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Prostitution in Ethiopia with a New Twist...Today, we can see a huge shift in the way the sex trade is conducted in Ethiopia. Not entirely gone, but the former bar workers and street walkers are now opting for the comfort of massage parlors and spas. The literal explosion of these new institutions has one witness thousands sprouting about the city, on the main roads, as well as, quiet residential areas. Addis Ababa has one in...

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Top 10 Ethiopian YouTube Entertainment Websites with Rank and Revenue

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on September 1, 2018 at 04:57 AM


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The Best Ethiopian Tube and Entertainment Websites Today...Until just recently, people looking for information or entertainment would have just entered a search term in Google Search and proceed. Now, with the explosion of YouTube, which by the way is owned by Google, people are turning more and more to this video site and Ethiopians are no different. The YouTube website itself is the number one website in Ethiopia and now Ethiopians are starting to build more and more YouTube–like sites for the purpose of targeting this growing interest...

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Abiy Ahmed Biography: The Full Account of His Amazing Life Story

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 05:41 AM


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Abiy Ahmed's Biography, His Amazing Life Story...አብይ አህመድ, Abiyyi Ahimad...Three passions have inevitably defined the man who stands before us today as the 12th Prime Minister of Ethiopia: his love for education, his desire to become a leader and his aspirations for conflict resolution...he rose from a young boy with humble beginnings to become an extremely influential and revolutionizing leader of a proud and economically booming hundred million strong nation...

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Belay Zeleke

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 05:41 AM


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Belay Zeleke a true Ethiopian patriot and hero...His father was born in Bichena, Gojjam...all this tragedy took place while young Belay stood by and watched. Upon coming of age, Belay swore to avenge his father's death and left the city with male members of his family...With this victory proving their prowess in battle, they proceeded to wage a prolonged battle against anything and everything Italian within the areas of Gojjam, Shewa, and Wollo...

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15 Best Places To Visit For Fun in Eritrea

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 04:22 AM


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The Best Destinations in Eritrea...No longer, on a war footing, Eritrea promises to be one of the best tourist destinations in Africa. Eritrea was also once ranked fifth in Africa as the most appealing locations. The best places in Eritrea promise to marvel any tourist or vistor with its many attractions...Eritrea...has virtually pristine beaches and natural beauty sites located all over...

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Life in Ethiopia: 25 Facts You Should Know

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 11:02 PM


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25 Things To Know Before Moving or While Living in Ethiopia...As a person who has been around the world and is now living in Ethiopia, I thought it would be helpful to provide some advice from the experiences I have had. So if you are living in Ethiopia, planning on travelling to or moving to Ethiopia, then the following should provide you with some useful advice on everyday life in Ethiopia...

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Abiy Ahmed Pictures: 60 Photos of Ethiopia's Prime Minister (Images)

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on July 8, 2018 at 05:13 AM


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Ethiopia's new leader, Dr. Abiy Ahmed is making radical changes with all the reforms he has enacted. He has become a breath of fresh air for the stagnant political system, Ethiopia is well known for. In order to show our appreciation for the country's new leader, we have prepared the following 60 photos of Abiy Ahmed as he takes care of business as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia...

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5 Reasons Why Ethiopia is the Black Panther's Wakanda

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 04:54 AM


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If ever there was an African country with the location and people best suited to match the Wakanda nation in the Black Panther, then Ethiopia would be the obvious choice. The following are 5 reasons why Ethiopia is the Black Panther's Wakanda...

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Khat: History, Sale, Use, Effects, Ethiopia and All You Need To Know

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 11:11 AM


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...government in Somalia outlawed and banned the use and cultivating of khat. But this only led to a huge increase in smuggled khat from Ethiopia, and traditionally non users in the south of Somalia began to take up the activity as a protest against the British colonial powers. Interestingly enough, the legal and illegal importation of khat from Ethiopia continues to this day, with roughly all Somalian males being habitual users...

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Abiy Ahmed, Isaias Afwerki and the Fate of Over 100 Million People

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 05:04 AM


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The EPRDF was known to be repressive towards opposition groups and dissenters. Isaias Afwerki, with his EPLF group once fought alongside the EPRDF and shares many of their fears and beliefs...Furthermore, there are those Ethiopians that vehemently oppose giving Badme to the Eritreans after their sacrifice of blood and sweat...

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Ethiopian Spices, Herbs, Roots, Oilseeds in English/Amharic

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 26, 2018 at 10:11 AM


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...one that stands out is the Ethiopians love of spices. Almost all the food and drinks taken by Ethiopians in their daily routine consists of one or more spices, herbs, etc. Ethiopia's spices have a sort of mysterious nature about them, as they are not commonly found around the globe. The various spices, herbs and roots Ethiopians use are mostly...

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PICS: Bomb Attack on Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 23, 2018 at 12:02 PM


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A rally with about a million people in attendance was showing their support for the new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his progressive reforms. The theme of the rally was one of love and support with millions of jubilant faces. But things turned dark and ugly when unknown assailants hurled a grenade towards the Prime Ministers direction. He was thankfully unhurt and whisked away...

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25 of the Most Important People in Ethiopian History

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 08:33 PM


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Ethiopia's Most Famous Historical Figures...The following list contains 25 of the most important people in Ethiopian history...Among the 25 historical figures that are presented here, there are heroes, emperors, empresses, kings, queens, and much more...each and every one of these people has contributed to the greatness that is Ethiopia...

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Ethiopia Information and 17 Important Services

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 09:54 PM


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Ethiopia Information that is Important to Know...Health in Ethiopia...There are a lot of pharmacies in Ethiopia and they are well stocked to handle most common medicines but rare medicines might pose a problem...Although, many locals drink the tap water, it is deemed unsafe and should be boiled thoroughly...

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News Now Ethiopia - Ethiopian News From Around the World

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 11:23 PM


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Ethiopian News From Around the World - Are You Looking For What the World is saying About Ethiopia? We Provide You with Daily Updated News About Ethiopia From the Media Around the World...

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50 Full American Scholarships for Ethiopians in 2018

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 9:09 PM


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We understand transitioning into higher education can be a stressful ordeal: choosing the right place to study, the right country, the right field, family pressure, financial pressure and so much more. In light of this, we have put together a list of 50 full scholarships for Ethiopians to study in the United States...

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10 Photos of Abiy Ahmed's Wife: Ethiopian First Lady Zinash Tayachew

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 9:46 AM


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Today, the Ethiopian First Lady Zinash Tayachew, has made some appearances but still remains a bit of a mystery. They have three daughters and it is reported that she often travels back and forth between Ethiopia and the United States. The following are 10 Photos of Abiy Ahmed's Wife: Ethiopian First Lady Zinash Tayachew...

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10 of the Best Ethiopian Foods to Eat with Recipes

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 10:14 PM


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Some of the Best Foods of Ethiopia...Today, unless you are a hermit living on an isolated island, you would have definitely come across an Ethiopian restaurant...The following are 10 of the best Ethiopian foods to eat in 2018...Whether a first time eater or an experienced foodie...

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Ethiopian People: A Close Look at 10 Ethnicities

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 11:04 PM


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Ethiopian People: A Close Look at 10 Types...One distinguishing fact about the people of Ethiopia is that there are multitudes of ethnicities, religious beliefs, tribes...The following list shows just 10 of the many peoples of Ethiopia...

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HR 128 Ethiopia Summary

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 10:24 PM


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The Ethiopian diaspora in the United States played a pivotal role in helping get this resolution passed, by...HR 128 Ethiopia Summary...Condemns:(1) the killing of peaceful protesters and excessive use of force by Ethiopian security forces;(2) the detention of journalists, students, activists and political leaders...

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20 of the Best Ethiopian News Websites with Global Rank and Revenue

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 11:13 PM


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We have prepared the following list of 20 of the best Ethiopian news websites today in the hopes that it will help make it easier to pick and choose the right Ethiopia news source. Included in the statistics are Global Rank, Website Worth, Monthly Revenue, Daily Ads Revenue, Daily Visitors, Website Launch Date, Monthly Users, Monthly Page Views, Daily Pageviews, Homepage Screenshots...

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Oromo Flag: 5 Types for Oromia/Oromiya and What You Must Know

by Mark T. Aga

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 05:33 AM


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A system of governance known as Gadaa was historically used by the Afaan Oromo speaking peoples who opted out of using kings in the traditional sense...Some see this as one of the first democratic governmental systems and it even had its own Oromo flag representation...The following Oromo - Oromiya - Oromia flags represent some ideologies of the Oromo peoples, both past and present...The tree shown in most flags of Oromia is a Sycamore or Oda in the Oromo language...

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