Designer Gelila Assefa and Superchef Wolfgang Puck Report Progress in Philanthropy Work in Ethiopia

Gelila Assefa Puck is Founder and Chairman of DFFAF and a noted haute couture fashion designer. Her work has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and she is the focus of... Read more »

Ethiopian Dinaw Mengestu wins the 2011 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature

Former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Simic awarded $100,000 for lifetime achievement Novelist Dinaw Mengestu receives $25,000 Creative Promise Prize New York, NY, February 22, 2011  The Vilcek Foundation is... Read more »

Ethiopia: Family waits for son’s killer to face trial

The 40-day mourning period for Arefany Wynn ended on Sunday. As is their custom, his Ethiopian relatives gathered one last time at his family’s home in Santa Clara to pray. But for... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Best-Known Opposition Leader Birtukan Mideksa Quitting Politics and Travel to United States

(VOA): Ethiopia’s best-known opposition leader has announced she is quitting politics, at least temporarily, and is going to the United States. Birtukan Mideksa’s departure will leave Ethiopia without a prominent female politician.... Read more »

Ethiopian Airlines employees honor former CEO Girma Wake

Ethiopian Reporter: By Hayal Alemayehu Employees of Ethiopian Airlines honored Girma Wake, former CEO of the airline, with the latest version of Lifan 520 at a special ceremony held at the premises... Read more »
Gas stations owned by Joe mamo around the District

Meet the guy who owns half of D.C.’s Gas stations, Joe (Eyob) Mamo, D.C.’s Gas-Station Master

To hear him tell it, Joe Mamo’s move from Ethiopia to North Dakota in 1981 was accidental. Mamo’s father, Yenberber Mamo, was a public transit mogul who manufactured buses and ran the... Read more »
Ethiopian refugees in Norway church

Ethiopians in Norway gave up church refuge

The last of nearly 100 Ethiopian refugees who failed to qualify for asylum in Norway gave up their week-long occupation of the Oslo Cathedral (Domkirken) on Monday. Now they’ll await their fate... Read more »

GiGi Rocks Addis

By Tibebeselassie Tigabu Last Saturday, the Ghion Hotel was packed by with 6,000 fans that came to excited to see and hear the renowned singer Egigayehu Shibabawu,  also known as GiGi. The... Read more »

Norway official Siv Jensen will throw Ethiopians out of the cathedral

Ethiopians stopped the hunger strike Progress Party leader Siv Jensen decided to  remove  Ethiopians who held a hunger strike  from the Oslo Cathedral with force. She asks the government to give police... Read more »

Doctors helping Ethiopian boy by facial reconstruction surgery

DANVILLE — Hyenas ripped off Sisay’s nose, upper lip and several teeth. Now, with the help of Geisinger Medical Center doctors, the 7-year-old Ethiopian boy has a chance at a normal life... Read more »