Ethiopia’s First Satellite Launching in 2019

With China’s financial assistance, Ethiopia will be sending its first-ever observatory satellite into space next year. The capsule is heading into the skies for three to five years in order to collect data on climate and weather changes. Costing $8 million to design and produce, the satellite will launch from China, but have control based out of Ethiopia. While it seems like a joint venture by the …

Photographer Aida Muluneh Explores Masks and Face-Painting

Ethiopia-born photographer Aida Muluneh’s works explore and upend perceptions of masks and face-painting by invoking the traditional and incorporating the global. Muluneh, who founded the Addis Foto Fest, seeks to use her photos to respond to everything from stereotypes, biased media depictions of Africans and African Americans, and even the imagery of war. Her work can be seen within the “Being: New Photography 2018” exhibition …

Word of Mouth: Addis Ababa

On the cusp of a renaissance, the Ethiopian capital packs plenty of charm off the beaten path

by Jenny Miller Addis Ababa is a capital on the up-and-up. As the gateway to the rest of Ethiopia and its beguiling landscape, Addis is a city of almost constant sunshine and, in recent years, construction dust. Countless hotels, a light rail system and other developments are in the works, but the city’s charm is more than sufficient enough to make up for any byproduct …