Ethiopia

Prince Alemayehu: The Ethiopian Prince Who Was Kidnapped by British Forces and Taken to Britain in 1868

Prince Alemayehu Simyen Tewodoros, an Ethiopian prince, experienced a heartbreaking abduction from his native land during the 19th century, where he was forcefully taken to Britain by British forces

Balahu: The Ethiopian Towering Giant Executed by Italian Troops in 1936

Balahu was a towering Ethiopian giant who served as the esteemed umbrella bearer and later drum-major to Emperor Haile Selassie. However, his life took a tragic turn when he encountered Italian troops in 1936.

Ka’el Festival: the Unusual Ethiopian Festival Where Men Compete for the Title of Fattest Man

The Ka'el festival, in Ethiopia, is a plump festival where Ethiopian men from the me'en ethnic group compete to be the fattest in the village

Countries in East Africa, Their Capitals and Population

East Africa is traditionally made up of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda; and the Horn of Africa, made up of Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s Meskel Festival in Pictures

The Meskel festival is the first big festival of the Ethiopian religious year and marks the finding of the cross that Jesus was crucified on, according to Orthodox Christian tradition.

Meron Hadero is the First Ethiopian to Win the AKO Caine Prize

Meron Hadero has become the first Ethiopian author to win the prestigious AKO Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story titled "The Street Sweep".

Artefacts Looted From Ethiopia 150 Years Ago Withdrawn From Uk Auction After Ethiopia’s Appeal

Two artefacts that were stolen during colonial-era looting by British forces in Ethiopia have been withdrawn from auction after the Ethiopian government appealed in a letter.

Surma People: The Ethiopian Tribe That Turns Nature Into Fashion

Inspired by the exotic flowers, trees and vegetation of the land bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, these designs are the creations of the Surma tribes of the Omo Valley in East Africa.
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