Shocking pictures show mass exorcism in Ethiopia where 150 people paid a month’s wages for priest to ‘banish their demons’

SHOCKING pictures show hundreds of people taking part in a a mass exorcism to “banish demons” in Ethiopia – and paying up to one month’s salary for the privilege. David Tesinsky/Universal Features/ Read more »

Press briefing note on DRC and Ethiopia, 23 January 2018 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina ShamdasaniLocation: GenevaDate: 23 January 2018Subject: DRC and Ethiopia (1) DRC We are deeply concerned about what appears to be a recurring pattern... Read more »

Feature: Ethiopian Christians celebrate unique three-day Ethiopian epiphany – Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — Ethiopian Christians across the East African country on Thursday started a three-day Ethiopian epiphany celebration with religious and cultural activities. The Ethiopian epiphany (Timket in Amharic)... Read more »

She Met Her Prince (for Real!) at a D.C. Nightclub – New York Times

Ariana Austin and Joel Makonnen were married on Sept. 9 in a lavish ceremony in Temple Hills, Md. Mr. Makonnen is the great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. (Photo:... Read more »

The extraordinary life of Ethiopia’s 93-year-old singing nun

Exile and maverick … composer and musician Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guèbrou.Photograph: Gali Tibbon I’m no great singer, but Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou only really trusted me after I had sung to her. “Something from... Read more »

Students, Professors Collaborate on Ethiopia Church Forests Paper – Colby College

June 3, 2016 Two assistant professors of environmental studies, Travis Reynolds and Denise Bruesewitz, and three Colby students have published an article in African Journal of Ecology. The paper, titled “Ethiopian Orthodox... Read more »

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“Welcome to the birthplace of mankind and coffee!” proclaimed my Peace Corps invitation, touting two of my favorite things. So, naturally, I was happy with my volunteer placement. After living and working... Read more »