Category: Famous People

Summing It All Up

Summing It All Up

[caption id="attachment_366617" align="aligncenter" width="648"]  Laureate Tsegaye Gebre Medhin[/caption] By Mitiku Adisu If you were to sum up in few words the trajectories of your life what would those words be? “Life goes on” was how

Marcus Samuelsson and Wife Maya Welcome Second Baby, Daughter Grace Ethiopia: ‘So Excited’

Marcus Samuelsson and Wife Maya Welcome Second Baby, Daughter Grace Ethiopia: ‘So Excited’

Georgia Slater Mon, January 31, 2022, Marcus Samuelsson has a new little sous chef at home! The Top Chef Family Style judge, 51, and wife Maya Haile Samuelsson welcomed their second child together, daughter Grace Ethiopia Samuelsson, on

Haile Gerima On the Need For African Filmmakers to Reflect on a Continent That ‘Lost Its Mind’

Haile Gerima On the Need For African Filmmakers to Reflect on a Continent That ‘Lost Its Mind’

OkayAfrica's Crossroads [caption id="attachment_346841" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo Credit: Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Film maker and professor Haile Gerima[/caption] When Haile Gerima's seminal work, Sankofa, first came out in 1993, it spoke to themes of

The Weeknd’s Father Hasn’t Seen Him in Over a Decade

The Weeknd’s Father Hasn’t Seen Him in Over a Decade

BY MEGAN UY FEB. 22 2021 Everybody knows who The Weeknd is, especially since he just blew the world away with his captivating and dimensional Super Bowl 2021 performance. The man has been a force to be reckoned with in

The Ethiopian Elvis Presley Alemayehu Eshete passed away

The Ethiopian Elvis Presley Alemayehu Eshete passed away

By Lucy Ilado Eshete, who is known as the ‘Ethiopian Elvis Presley’, died of a heart attack after battling heart disease for some time. He was actively involved in the Ethio-jazz music scene since the 1960s. His

Prominent Ethiopian Philanthropist Abebech Gobena Dies aged 85

Prominent Ethiopian Philanthropist Abebech Gobena Dies aged 85

Julay 04, 2021 Addis Ababa Junly 4/2021 (ENA) Abebech Gobena, an Ethiopian prominent philanthropist who devoted her life to help destitute orphans in Ethiopia, died on Sunday at the age of 85, after receiving medical

Prof. Getatchew Haile passed away on June 10, 2021 in New York City after a long illness

Prof. Getatchew Haile passed away on June 10, 2021 in New York City after a long illness

Prof. Getatchew’s groundbreaking achievements in Ethiopian Studies reshaped the field, and his dedication to his beloved Ethiopia was a source of global renown. He was widely admired for his courage and resilience in the face

Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA, 1931–2021

Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA, 1931–2021

June 11, 2021 [caption id="attachment_221491" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Prof. Getatchew Haile, FBA. Regents Professor of Medieval Studies at Saint John’s University and Curator of the Ethiopia Study Center at HMML.[/caption] COLLEGEVILLE, MINN., JUNE 10, 2021 -

Live the Life of  Professor Asrat Woldeyes

Live the Life of Professor Asrat Woldeyes

By Belayneh Abate May 14, 2021 [caption id="attachment_179893" align="aligncenter" width="506"] Live the Life of Professor Asrat Woldeyes[/caption] “It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied” John Stuart Mill It was

Eskinder Nega, Democracy, Human Rights Activists and Journalist

Eskinder Nega, Democracy, Human Rights Activists and Journalist

ESKINDER NEGA BIOGRAPHY ETHIOPIA Eskinder Nega, a journalist and blogger based in Addis Ababa, was sentenced on July 13, 2012, to 18 years in prison for violating anti-terrorism laws after he criticized the government for

EMPEROR MENELIK II (SAHLE MIRIAM) (1844-1913)

CONTRIBUTED BY: EUELL A. NIELSEN [caption id="attachment_128222" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Emperor Menelik II on the throne in coronation garbPublic Domain Image[/caption] Emperor Menelik II was one of Ethiopia’s greatest leaders, ruling as King and Emperor of Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s big Nile dam gets Hoover Dam comparison

Ethiopia’s big Nile dam gets Hoover Dam comparison

The Associated Press Saturday, July 6, 2013 | 12:23 a.m. Despite the concerns of Egypt, work on Ethiopia's massive Nile River dam is proceeding apace as officials aim to finish construction by July 2017. Simegnew

Biography of Mengistu Haile Mariam

[caption id="attachment_221091" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Lt. Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam[/caption] Lt. Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam (born 1937) became the head of state of Ethiopia and chairman of the ruling military government (the Derg) after a 1974