Something new for the New Flower
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Something new for the New Flower

Just a few years ago, you would not have seen a single skateboard on the streets of Addis. But things are different now. What once turned heads is now becoming a more common sight. Nine years ago, Addisu Hailemichael had his first encounter with a skateboard. Today, he is one of the people responsible for the growing popularity of skateboarding amongst the city’s youth.

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Obama in Ethiopia
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Obama in Ethiopia

President Barack Obama is sometimes called the “President of Firsts.” He is the first African American to hold the office of President of the United States, the first US president to support gay marriage, the first to appoint a Hispanic-American to the Supreme Court, and the first to address both houses of the British Parliament. Last week, he also became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. This coming week, Mr. Obama will add one more item to his list of historic firsts — he will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia.

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Six months to find your roots and change the world
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Six months to find your roots and change the world

In Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, his nameless protagonist declares, “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” The same could be said of the thousands of Ethiopians who have never been to their homeland.Discovering her roots and her identity on a life changing trip to Ethiopia, Rediate Tekeste envisaged the same eye-opening journey for other young Ethiopian diasporas around the world.

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Ethiopia looks forward for first Diaspora Day Festival
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Ethiopia looks forward for first Diaspora Day Festival

Ethiopia is looking forward to welcome a huge crowd of its diaspora this coming August for a newly marked Diaspora Day Festival. The festival, the first of its kind in the country, is set to take place on August 16. “We are looking to foster the Diaspora’s relation with their homeland and show the new opportunities at home. Their contribution to the nation’s development is immense,” said Dewano Kedir, the State Minister with the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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