Getachew Mekuria, known to his fan as the “Ethiopian King of Saxophone”, spent more than 5 decades playing the Saxophone. When news of his death was heard on April 05 thousands of Ethiopians took to the social media to pour their condolences. Addis Standard reached
By singing to you Songs of what "Is"
or by telling you Stories of the "Ought"
I sowed seeds of Wisdom
to enrich your languishing Soul--
but I tricked you
I sneaked a message
--a Trojan Horse--
that I dumped on your gate
my weapon of the weak
that you pulled in
The first signs of a looming drought in Ethiopia began surfacing as far back as early 2015, when it became clear that a significant part of the country has experienced inadequate (and erratic) pattern of rain, the country’s main source of agriculture.