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Coffee and Ethiopia

BY ANDUALEM SISAY GESSESSE – Unlike other coffee producing African countries, such as Uganda, and Burundi, more than half of Ethiopia’s coffee production is consumed locally. No matter how poor a family is coffee will be served at least once in a day in most of Ethiopia’s rural community.

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Happy old new year of Ethiopia!?

By Tesfu Telahoun Abebe – One of the defining cultural aspects which distinguish Ethiopia from most other nations is its Coptic-Julian calendar. A solar calendar having 12 months of 30 days and a thirteenth month of 5/6 days, it differs by invariably adding a leap day every four years.

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Dystopia – Why can’t our MPs look one another in the face?

By Tesfu Telahoun Abebe – A visitor to virtually any Tewahedo Orthodox church will note that, in addition to some remarkable architecture, these houses of worship are adorned with religious iconography steeped in Ethiopian history.