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:
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).
Kenya, considered to be a beacon of democracy and home to one of the most progressive and vibrant media on the continent, has suffered important reversals with the signing into law of the Kenya Information and Communication (Amendment) Bill 2013.
This is a very bad signal for the rest of the continent at a time when efforts are being made by key stakeholders to ensure that strong, independent and responsible media play their role in the construction of a new African narrative.