Can a song kill? Music and Violence in Northern Ethiopia

Ethiopian war song fukera

Is music likely to trigger violent acts? This is what the villagers of the highlands of Northern Ethiopia, studied by the ethnomusicologist Katell Morand (University of Paris-Nanterre), claim in an article entitled, “The desire to …

Ethiopia’s government bans foreign adoptions

Ethiopia adoption

Ethiopian Parliament has voted a new law banning the adoption of orphans and abandoned children to foreigners.

Corriere Roberto Rabattoni, president of the Aid Center for Ethiopia, one of the 7 accredited Italian institutions, said …

Dangote Group to increase investments in Ethiopia

Aliko Dangote and Hailemariam Desalegn meet in Addis AbabaThe Dangote Group, one of the largest African industrial conglomerates, has announced its intention to double its investments in Ethiopia.

The announcement came after the meeting yesterday in Addis Ababa between the Nigerian billionaire Aliko …

Chinese factories springing up in Ethiopia

In Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Chinese companies are building huge industrial parks where thousands of Ethiopians work for very low wages.

You have to see it to believe it. Forty kilometers south-east of the …

From Switzerland to the jungles of Ethiopia

Concentrated at the wheel. (Pictures Sebastian Hagenbuch)Before farmer and agronomist Sebastian Hagenbuch will be active in Swiss agriculture, he still has to perform civil service days. He is doing this as part of an agricultural development aid project in the remote …