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Dear Editor, The article on the poor quality of service in Addis is right on. (Inside Ethiopia’s service providing sector, Dec. 2012).  As an expat recently arrived here I went to a local restaurant. After waiting for 15 minutes while the service staff ignored me I left.  Finally I figured …

By Ashley Beck (courtesy of Marcus Samuelson) Shiro is an essential part of the Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. A favorite during Lent and Ramadan, it’s often prepared with minced onions and garlic, and some regions even add ground ginger, chopped tomatoes and chili peppers to the smooth, chickpea flour-based mixture. …

What started off as a simple music concert is getting bigger and more global. The organizers must be credited Zela Gayle In December last year, the third edition of a yearly concert, Salem Festival 2012, saw an astounding line up of international artists such as reggae legend Alpha Blondy of …