In-Memoriam Prof. Mesfin Wolde Mariam (1930-2020)

By Prof. Paulos Milkias September 30, 2020 It is with great sadness that we learned, as of yesterday, professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam, an indefatigable Ethiopian nationalist, is no more. Mesfin is the…

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Haile Selassie I Biography (1892–1975)

Updated Sepember 2, 2020  ORIGINAL: APR 2, 2014 Emperor Haile Selassie I worked to modernize Ethiopia for several decades before famine and political opposition forced him from office in 1974. Who Was…

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Ejegayehu Shibabaw (Gigi) Biography

Summary Ejigayehu Shibabaw (stage name Gigi) is an Ethiopian singer and songwriter. Gigi is known for combining original traditional sounds with a variety of international music. She is also one of the…

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Menelik II Biography ( 1844–1913 )

As emperor of Ethiopia at the turn of the 20th century, Menelik II maintained his country’s independence in the face of foreign threats and expanded Ethiopia’s territory. Who Was Menelik II? Menelik…

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Biography: Tilahun Gessese (September 1940 -19 April 2009)

Summary Background information Born 27 September 1940 Waliso, Scioa Governorate, Italian East Africa (now Waliso, Oromia Region, Ethiopia) Origin Waliso, Oromia Region, Ethiopia Died 19 April 2009 (aged 68) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Genres Ethiopian music soul jazz swing funk Instruments…

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Dr. Martha Kuwee Kumsa’s Inspiring Biography

Source: Youtube Martha Kumsa arrived in Canada as a refugee in 1991, escaping a life of terror and uncertainty in Ethiopia. As a broadcaster and print journalist, she continued to write voluminously…

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Biography of Mengistu Haile Mariam

Lt. Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam (born 1937) became the head of state of Ethiopia and chairman of the ruling military government (the Derg) after a 1974 revolution deposed Emperor Haile Selassie. He…

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