Ethiopian Business Review

Redevelopment activities damaging historical heritages in Addis Ababa

The rapid redevelopment undertakings of the city of Addis Ababa have caused many to question the steps being taken to preserve cultural heritage sites. The recent demolition of Ras Abebe Aregai’s residences near Adwa Bridge and many others heritages wiped out from the city’s new map are only some of the demonstration for the extent of damage.  EBR’s Menna Asrat investigates how the city administration plans to preserve Addis Ababa’s architectural and historical stories.

Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00
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Alemayehu Gelagay’s books are known for highlighting the least visible members of society: the poor, the elderly, criminals; lifestyles he himself witnessed growing up. Now, with the release of his book “Meleyayet Mot New,” Alemayehu is turning his attention to the national level, encouraging people to look to what unites them, instead of what divides. EBR’s Ashenafi Endale sat down with the author to discuss his views on art, life, and unity.

Monday, 16 April 2018 03:00
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The victory at Adwa is an important achievement that represents Ethiopian unity. However, the virtues that historic battle -- unity, freedom, equality and justice -- seem to be eroding. Guzo Adwa is trying to reinvigorate the Ethiopian public through an annual journey to the battle site. EBR’s adjunct writer, Meseret Mamo explores how the annual trip inspires Ethiopian youth to learn from the heroes of Adwa.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:00
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