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What was started as a simple idea for a cultural exchange has grown into a place where nearly everything happens. 

Zela Gayle

Established in January 1962, it was the first in Africa. Ethiopians who had studied in Germany had turned to their government and the German embassy requesting both for an establishment of an institute to be the go between them and their German acquired friends, culture and values. By then, diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Germany had already a long-standing history: both had signed a treaty of amity and commerce as early as 1905. In June

The Addis International Film Festival (AIFF)  kicked off with its 6th edition on Tuesday May 1, 2012 at the Italian Cultural Institute with Town of Runners, a film by Jerry Rothwell. Town of Runners is a feature documentary about the young athletes born and raised in Bekoji, who hope to emulate their local heroes and compete on the world’s stage.

By Joanne Bruno (courtesy of Chef Marcus Samuelson)

The truth of the matter is that if you locked me up on a desert isle and told me I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, every day, ever and anon…I would choose peanut butter.  There’s no doubt about it.  Peanut butter is, was, and ever shall be my ultimate favorite food group.  (Yes, you heard me right.  Food group.)

And while I don’t usually like to mince words with the things in life that make me happiest…I have a bit of a bone to pick with peanut butter and its calorie content.  How am I supposed to eat it every day of my life when it insists on behaving this way?  And on that note…how can I not?  Well, thankfully with this noodle salad, you can actually satisfy your peanut butter cravings without going on an all-out calorie binge.