AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Haile Selassie

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Watching the African Nations Cup with Ghana fans on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn

While the Ghanaian migrant community in New York City is centered in the Bronx, there is a smaller, yet equally as Afcon-enthusiastic population of Ghanaians in the Flatbush/Crown Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Meytex Cafe on Flatbush Avenue is part social club, part Ghanaian restaurant, and part bar/party space that provides a social center for the

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Afcon 2013 Preview: Ethiopia finally back where they belong (including incredible archival footage)

Guest Post By Andreas Hansen for Addis Rumble* It has been a long time coming. The Ethiopian national team has been rare guest at the Africa Cup of Nations. In the years after the inaugural tournament in 1957 –...

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Shemelis Desta

A post about Ethiopia that is not about Meles Zenawi’s regime. Next week (Tuesday 7 till Sunday 12 December 2010) the inaugural Addis Photo Fest, featuring a group of African and African diaspora photographers, takes over the...

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Rastas in Ethiopia

Via Kenyan-based A24 Media.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Addis Swing

The Economist has a great little story on the revival of local jazz–including musicians like Mulatu Astatke (in the video above with the Heliocentrics in London)–a tradition that dates back to the 1920s when “…  when Armenian...

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