Meet Mrs. Atsede, an exceptional 80-year-old woman and your most unusual Barcelona FC fan, hailing from Ethiopia. She has virtually become a local celebrity in Addis Ababa because of her love of soccer games, the Barcelona FC and its star player Leo Messi. Although her friends and neighbors make fun of her and think she may be crazy, she has no time for naysayers. A … Continue reading Is there anybody out there who loves Barcelona FC more than this grandma?
ጋዜጠኛው፦ ማን ነኝ ትላለህ? እሱ፦ እኔ አንድ ሞካሪ ገጣሚ ነኝ። ጋዜጠኛው፦ ልቦለድስ ትሞክራለህ? እሱ፦ ከልቦለድ ይልቅ ግጥምን መርጣለሁ። ልቦለድ፥ ውሸትንና እውነትን ደባል አድርገህ የምትፈጥረው የአዕምሮ ውጤት ሲሆን ግጥም ግን በእውነት ላይ ብቻ ተመርኩዘህ የምታፈልቀው የልብ ጸበል ነው። ጋዜጠኛው፦ እንዴት ማለት? እሱ፦ እንዴት ማለት ጥሩ ነው። አየህ፥ በኔ እምነት፥ ግጥምን ከልቦለድ ለየት የሚያደርገው፥ ገጣሚው ስሜቱን ብቻ ስለሚፅፍ ነው። ስሜትህን ስትፅፍ ልትዋሽ አትችልም። ከዋሸህ፥ ከስሜት ርቀህ ማሰብ … Continue reading እሱና ጋዜጠኛው
Tired of a stale diet of propaganda churned out by state radio, many Ethiopians rely on foreign broadcasters to follow events in their own country. Now the BBC has announced plans to broadcast in Ethiopian languages. This is welcome. But Ethiopians must continue the struggle to have their own independent and vibrant media. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced that it wants to launch news services … Continue reading Foreign Media Influence in Ethiopia: The BBC’s New Venture
Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous soccer player, decided to spend a day as a homeless man in the streets of Madrid. It was supposed to be a prank. Though the disguised player displayed his talent and tried to be friendly with the people he encountered, most people just walked away and didn’t even bother to show a little kindness, except for one kid. But the minute … Continue reading What happens when a star soccer player goes undercover as a homeless man?
ከመወለዴ በፊት ማን ነበርኩኝ? ከተወለድኩስ በኋላ ማን ነኝ? ብለህ ራስህን ጠይቅ፤ ብለሽ ራስሽን ጠይቂ። ራስህን አክብር፤ ራስሽን አክብሪ፤ ያኔ ሁሉም ሰው ያከብርሃል፣ ያከብርሻል። ራስህን ተረዳ፤ ራስሽን ተረጂ፤ ያኔ ሁሉም ሰው ይረዳሻል፣ ይረዳሃል። በዙርያህ፣ በዙርያሽ መስታወቶች አሉ፦ ራስህን ለማየትና ለመረዳት ትጉህ ሁን፤ ራስሽን ለማየትና ለመረዳት ትጉህ ሁኚ። ጥሩ ልብ ይኑርህ፤ ጥሩ ልብ ይኑርሽ፤ መጥፎን ነገር ማድረግ አቁም፤ መጥፎን ነገር ማድረግ አቁሚ። ሌሌችን ለመርዳት የሚቻልህን ሁሉ አድርግ፤ … Continue reading የቡድሃ መንፈስ
When the lion in you Wakes up in the morning 🔔 The stiff body stretches out 🐢🏃 Testing the limits Of the impossible 📈 Sharpens its claws Eyes bright and alert 👀 Ears listening To the commotion 🎷 For an exciting today There comes your way A new target to slay 🎯 You are the key 🔑 To your liberation! 👊🗽 *** Continue reading The Lion In You
Stable. Safe. Secure. The code words people use for saying that they want a normal, risk (hassle, problem, uncertainty) free life — a life that is within their comfort zone. For the majority, instability — whether personal, political or economic — implies constant struggle, unexpected change, unpredictability, and is considered a risk that must be avoided. The need for stability arises from the need to … Continue reading Stability
The Ethiopian government has decided to free five of the nine bloggers and journalists imprisoned over a year ago, according to Fana Broadcast, the state’s semi-autonomous media. Reeyot Alemu, another journalist who was imprisoned four years ago, and a number of Oromo students, jailed around the same time as the bloggers, have also been released. The government’s decision to free some of the bloggers, journalists … Continue reading “Anything For Obama!”
Your dream is the twinkling star Born on that same beautiful day you were born It is the light that shines when you are feeling down It is the glimmer of hope that emerges when you are thinking alone Your dream is your star And your heart is the sky Never let go your dream Hold on to your star as you say bye to … Continue reading Your Star
A little girl and her father were invited to a Lobster Dinner Party at his friend’s house in a small town where they once lived. The little girl was naturally curious and she would ask her father all kinds of questions — some amusing and some pretty annoying. The father would always try his best to answer her questions because he would do anything for … Continue reading The Lobster Dance
“የሆዴን በሆዴ” አዝማሪ እንዳለው፤ ትርፍ ከመናገር ይሻላል “ሆድ ይፍጀው”… ታዛቢው ህሊና ሁሉን እያየ ነው። Continue reading ሆድ ይፍጀው