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.
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.
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.