#Let’s Make A Better Tomorrow
Washington has sidelined Africa for too long. The Biden administration should take a new approach. Foreign Policy Aubrey Hruby This article is part of The Biden Transition, Foreign Policy’s ongoing coverage of how U.S. President-elect Joe Biden builds a new White House administration—and what the new team’s policies might be. U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy […]
DW Ethiopia’s minister in charge of democratization, Zadig Abraha, has told DW that the National Defense Force now controls Tigray and is now working to bring the rebel leaders to justice. TPLF has disputed the claims. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared that National Defense Force troops “are in control of the whole region” around the […]
Government’s focus will be on rebuilding Tigray and providing humanitarian assistance to the people: PM Abiy
Fana Broadcasting Prime Minister Abiy ahmed has issued congratulatory message over completion of law enforcement operation in Tigray. “I am pleased to share that we have completed and ceased the military operations in the Tigray region. “ Government’s focus now will be on rebuilding Tigray region and providing humanitarian assistance while Federal Police apprehend the […]
Ethiopia News Agency Ethiopian federal forces have taken “full control” of the Tigray region’s capital Mekelle, the military’s chief of staff Birhanu Jula said in a statement posted on the military’s official Facebook page on Saturday evening. In a press conference he gave this evening, General Birhanu said the army was carrying out a courageous […]
Ethiopian Herald The recent race-based massacre perpetrated at Mai-Kadra in Ethiopia has left a black spot in the minds of all Ethiopians and has become a clear manifestation of callousness of the TPLF junta members. The killings of innocent individuals, who have never had any political mentality and most of them were from the Amhara […]
Developing Telecoms The Ethiopian Communications Authority opened its tender to award two nationwide full-service telecommunications licenses through auction, opening the door for international companies to bid in 2021. The Horn-of-Africa nation’s telecoms industry is considered the big prize in a push to liberalize the economy because of a huge protected market, which serves more than […]
Fana Broadcasting Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen holds talks with French President Emmanuel Macron. The Foreign Minister delivered a message from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to President Macron during the discussion held inside the Élysée Palace in Paris. Demeke said the government has been making the necessary efforts to continue the transformation […]
NISS and Mossad have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the areas of peace and security as well as counter-terrorism.
Ethiopia Press Agency The National Intelligence and Security Service and the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad had agreed to further strengthen their cooperation. Director General of the National Intelligence and Security Service, Temesgen Tiruneh, met with the head of the Mossad Office in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa today. In the statement sent by National […]
Addis Ababa City Administration in collaboration with C40 City Solutions Platform to launch Electric bus
c40 city solutions platform 5Document purpose C40 Cities and the City of Addis Ababa are releasing a call to action to climate solution providers to understand how a battery-electric bus pilot can be implemented on a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in the City. This document is for prospective solution providers from the public, private, […]
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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.
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.