Dire Dawa - For residents of Dire Dawa, a city 515 km East of Addis Abeba, mid-day on May 12, 2016 was not the usual break time. Residents who were on their way home for lunch were forced to stop when they reached
The last weeks of July saw Americans enduring eight days of national political conventions, ending in the selection of the candidates to run for President. As conventions go, they were similar in the pomp that cloaks all national political
It is easy to detect a certain underlying absurdity, and perhaps futility, in Addis Abeba City Administration’s attempt to ban non-Ethiopian celebrations in schools. But the administration is drafting a law to that effect, so we are told. The celebrations in question include Halloween and Crazy Day.