The late Alemayehu Eshete, and musical contemporaries like Mulatu Astatke and Girma Beyene worked around huge obstacles to create a unique Ethiopian sound and make it global.
The ongoing displacement and killings of minorities and the ongoing war in Tigray—labeled by the federal government as enforcing law and order—are disturbing. It can't go on.
The presence of successful female writers, directors, and producers set Ethiopia's film industry apart from Hollywood, Bollywood, and the rest of world cinema.
The writer's brother died in the political violence that has become part of how political power is being contested in Ethiopia.
African states are involved in the War on Terror more than we think. They're surrounded by an eco-system of the war industry.
The film "Finding Sally" grapples with Ethiopia's past, but may romanticize its present.
The violence of keeping Ethiopian manuscripts in Western institutions.
Social science and the ghosts of “the nationalities question” in Ethiopia today.
The current political conflict, now a civil war, in Ethiopia partly has its roots in disagreement among elites on how to narrativize Ethiopian history.
Industrialization was sought as a panacea to ethnic conflicts, resource crisis, and unemployment. But what prospects does it actually offer to Ethiopian youth?
Kenya needs to understand the Oromo cause and what is happening across the border in Ethiopia.
The imminent and existential danger to Ethiopia is not Abiy Ahmed and an oppressive government. It is violent ethno-nationalism.
Western media coverage of Ethiopia’s political crisis turns a blind eye to the grassroots movement behind the protests.
The exhibition, 'Men Lebsa Neber,' features a staggering collection of the clothes and stories of rape survivors across Ethiopia.
When a young Ethiopian, Haile Gerima, made a film about the exploitative nature of American college sports and the role of Black athletes in society.
First published in 2018, Aida Edemariam’s The Wife’s Tale is an extraordinary book that will help in opening up new narratives about women's histories.
In Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a partial COVID-19 lockdown has increased domestic violence, but women are not turning to shelters.
The imperial legacy of the camera and the narrative power of words and images.
The film Uncut Gems, Black American identity politics, and the narrative appeal of Ethiopian beginnings.