The European Union (EU) signed an agreement with the African Union (AU) Commission providing €124 million to the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for the period of June to December 2013. The latest funding brings the overall EU contribution to AMISOM to approximately €600 million since March 2007.
Children receive uniforms and books for back-to-school
Qatar Airways celebrated the launch of its new route to Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa by providing school uniforms and books for school-age children participating in the Our Father’s Kitchen program.
The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival at the end of August dedicated a concert to the music of Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guèbru, the Ethiopian born composer acclaimed as “one of Africa’s most important composers ever”. Ran HaCohen (PhD), our Middle East Correspondent, was at the event
Famous in Ethiopia, Emahoy, who has spent the last three decades in a small chamber in the Ethiopian monastery in the city of Jerusalem, is practically unknown in Israel, and what is described as her “discovery” adds an exotic flavor to her already highly unusual life story: Born in Addis Ababa 90 years ago as a relative of the Emperor’s spouse, Emahoy enjoyed European education in Switzerland – quite unique for an Ethiopian girl at that time – , studied music in Cairo, returned to Ethiopia, saw the light in Church, and in 1984 left Ethiopia for the Jerusalem monastery. A long life of music.