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    Enough with this ‘Revolutionary Democracy’: ODP

    Bloomberg By Nizar Manek Change in alliance’s structure to mirror ethnic representation Horn of Africa nation is headed for an election next year Ethiopia’s ruling coalition plans to restructure and amend decision-making to become more democratic as it prepares for elections scheduled for next year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s part of the alliance said. The […]

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    Sudan Government and South Kordofan rebels claim breakthrough

    Middle East Eye Negotiators for Sudan’s transitional government and one of the country’s largest rebel groups claimed a breakthrough on Friday after reaching an agreement on the timetable and agenda for peace talks in Juba, South Sudan. The agreement between the government and the South Kordofan-based Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) commits both sides to […]

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    Ethiopia made the top 10 list of ACE targets for UK consultants

    New Civil Engineer BY MARK HANSFORD Ethiopia, Malaysia and Mexico are among the 10 top targets for UK consultants seeking to export their expertise in post-Brexit Britain, according to new research from the Association of Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). China, the world’s biggest construction market making up 23% of the entire global construction output, fails […]

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    Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa is undergoing its most radical facelift in a generation

    The Guardian by Tom Gardner in Addis Ababa “Here there used to be a lot of shops, you know, women selling bread and tea,” says Woinshet Fanta, shuffling past the rusted railway track in a long floral skirt. On the other side of the road is a field littered with assorted machinery. “There used to […]

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    The Æthyopians

    The Historie of the World. Commonly called, THE NATURALL HISTORIE OF C. PLINIUS SECUNDUS. Translated into English by PHILEMON HOLLAND Doctor in Physic. 1601 Withen the inner compasse and hollow of Affricke toward the South, and above the Gætulians, where the desarts come betweene, the first people that inhabite those parts, bee the Libij Ægyptij, […]

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    Africa must take a leading role in the data economy

    Financial Times Technology has broken down barriers and ensured freedoms for millions in a way no other invention has before. At last month’s meeting of the UN General Assembly, 91 world leaders listened to US President Donald Trump rebuke China from inside the room, but hundreds of millions of people viewed the speech on their […]

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    Ethiopia reached an agreement with ArianeGroup for the construction of satellite manufacturing facility (MITA)

    Africa Space News Ethiopia is set to commence the second phase of its space strategic development roadmap, which involves the construction of satellite manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing (MAIT) facilities. In a recent disclosure to Space in Africa, the General Director of the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI), Dr Solomon Belay, hinted that […]

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    Ethiopia and Sudan agree to establish joint oil pipeline

    Middle East Monitor Sudan and Ethiopia agreed on Friday to establish a joint oil pipeline, to serve the two countries. This came during a meeting held by Sudanese Minister of Energy and Mining Adel Mohamed Ibrahim, with his Ethiopian counterpart, Seleshi Bekele, in the capital Addis Ababa, as part of an official visit by Sudan’s […]

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    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prizef

    CNBC By Vicky McKeever He was awarded the prize Friday for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” Ahmed worked with Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki on the peace agreement. “An important premise for the breakthrough was Abiy Ahmed’s unconditional willingness to […]

All Time Great Quotes

  • But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

    Ernest Hemingway
  • Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

    Henry James
  • Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. 

    William Blake
  • It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. 

    George Washington
  • But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 

    Jesus Christ
  • Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. 

    Walt Whitman
  • Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. 

    Sigmund Freud
  • You can't blame gravity for falling in love. 

    Albert Einstein
  • Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. 

    Thomas Jefferson
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

    Lao Tzu
  • I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 

    Jesus Christ
  • Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. 

    Henry Ford
  • God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. 

    Voltaire
  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. 

    George Sand
  • Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. 

    Plato
  • Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. 

    Robert H. Schuller
  • Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. 

    Mother Teresa
  • We know what we are, but know not what we may be. 

    William Shakespeare
  • You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. 

    Desmond Tutu
  • Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. 

    George Bernard Shaw
  • The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. 

    Socrates
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. 

    Confucius
  • Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' 

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone. 

    Jesus Christ
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. 

    Nelson Mandela
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. 

    Winston Churchill
  • Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. 

    Aristotle
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. 

    Edmund Burke
  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. 

    Buddha
  • Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. 

    Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. 

    Joseph Campbell
  • Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. 

    Maya Angelou
  • Nobles shall come from Egypt; Ethiopia shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God.

    Psalm 68:31
  • It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. 

    Aristotle
  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. 

    Helen Keller
  • So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 

    Jesus Christ
  • If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. 

    Napoleon Hill
  • Believe you can and you're halfway there.

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.  

    H.Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Are you not like the Ethiopian to me, O people of Israel?”

     

    Amos 9:7

 

About the Artist 

Afewerk Tekle (22 October 1932 – 10 April 2012) was one of Ethiopia’s most celebrated artists, particularly known for his paintings on African and Christian themes as well as his stained glass.[1]

Born in Ankober to Feleketch Yamatawork and Tekle Mamo, Afewerk grew up under the Italian occupation during the Second World War. Following the war, in 1947, Afewerk decided that he wanted to help rebuild Ethiopia and elected to travel to England to study mining engineering. Before departing, Afewerk, together with other students leaving to study overseas, was addressed by Emperor Haile Selassie. Afewerk recalls being told “you must work hard, and when you come back do not tell us what tall buildings you saw in Europe, or what wide streets they have, but make sure you return equipped with the skills and the mindset to rebuild Ethiopia”

Afewerk had already shown talent as an artist as a child, decorating several walls in his home town. Whilst at boarding school in England, this talent was recognised and encouraged by his teachers. As a result, Afewerk was persuaded to switch from engineering and enroll in Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. He then went on to the Slade School of Art where he studied painting, sculpture and architecture.

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