Month: December 2013

  • Africa

    Africa’s poverty amid plenty

    Pretoria – Poverty and inequality still blight much of the developing world, especially Africa, and breed other social ills, including crime and social instability. But considerable progress has been made in addressing both problems, and with more investment, they can be eradicated in our lifetime. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals, established in 2000, aim at halving global poverty by…

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  • Africa

    Coca-Cola Superstars Season Two Kicks Off

    Addis Ababa, 26 December 2013 – The leading beverage company, Coca-Cola, announces the start of Coca-Cola Superstars Season Two, dubbed ‘Tetekin Filega’ today in a press conference held at Hager Fikir Theatre, the oldest indigenous theatre in Africa and the origin for modern Ethiopian music and drama. Coca-Cola has completed its preparation to make this season’s Coca-Cola Superstars unique and…

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  • Africa

    Chamber Organizes Public Private Consultative Forum on Company Formation Process in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA) has organized a Public Private Consultative Forum was held at the Hilton Hotel Dec. 26th under the theme “Company Formation Process in Ethiopia: Challenges and Recommendations.” The Forum deliberated on the regulatory and administrative challenges encountering company formation procedures (particularly share companies) and measures that must be taken to address these challenges…

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  • Africa

    Double delivery takes Emirates A380 fleet to 44

     One in three A380s flying today is an Emirates aircraft Emirates has received delivery of its 43rd and 44th A380 aircraft with a double delivery from Airbus’ Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg, Germany. “Our customers love the A380 – from the quieter cabins and spacious layout on the main deck, to the on-board lounge and shower spas in our premium cabins.…

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  • Africa

    France wants to strengthen business relations with Ethiopia

    Tesfaye Ejigu This week Ethiopia and France have decided to consolidate their relations through trade and investment. Senator Nicole Bricq, French Foreign Trade Minister, led a delegation of 25 from the private sector to participate in a business forum held on Dec. 19th at the Sheraton Addis. “This is a sixth visit in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Senator Nicole Bricq.  As…

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  • Renewable energy in Ethiopia

    Dear Editor, It was refreshing to know that one media, your magazine, has understood the complex nature of the renewable energy business beyond producing glittering-headline media coverage. (Is Ethiopia ready to make the best of renewable energy? Nov. 2013). Today funding green energy in Africa is a buzz word from the world of President Obama to Bill Gates, to the…

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  • Art Review

    Gravity: the love of coming back to Mother Earth

    Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón’s critically acclaimed Space thriller, is as subtle as it is spectacular, as adroit as it is action-packed. Not once does the film show its philosophical cards explicitly, but searching questions structure the movie’s existential universe, which get asked early on by the astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) to his partner Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) as they…

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  • Art Review

    Chester Higgins: Visualizing the unseen: a photographer’s journey

    Betsy Kissam For the past five decades, artist Chester Higgins has been using his camera to search for the unseen — “that which is innate within all things and informs the appearance of our world.” “Unseen Spirit,” on view at Atlanta’s Arnika Dawkins Gallery through February 1, 2014, exhibits a selection of Higgins’s work from 1968 through 2012. Thirty-one black-and-white…

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  • Africa

    An hour with Chester Higgins

    Acclaimed photographer Chester Higgins, featured in the previous page, was in Ethiopia a few weeks ago.  He met with our editor-in-chief  Tsedale Lemma for a coffee and discussed about his life, his connection to Ethiopia, his travels and works.  Excerpts:   AS – You have come to Ethiopia first in mid ‘70s right?  You have seen it, touched it, been…

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  • The ‘Colonization of Mind’

    Our conventional education system, modeled after the West and which we often take-for-granted and leave unexamined, could indeed well be a subtle tool that effectively puts us in a tricky state of intellectual subjugation and spiritual enslavement, says our Columnist Taye Negussie (PhD). In its August 2012 issue, in a piece entitled “Ruling through Soft-power”, this magazine described how Western…

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