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Ethiopian Youth Storytellers: From Addis Ababa to International Acclaim with MTF

Ethiopian Youth Storytellers: From Addis Ababa to International Acclaim with MTF

Across the vibrant tapestry of Africa, young storytellers dream of weaving their unique visions into captivating narratives. The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), a one-year fully funded film scholarship, steps in as the weaver's loom, offering a life-changing film scholarship program for these aspiring auteurs. In Ethiopia, MTF has become a fertile ground for exceptional talent, enriching lives and propelling the careers of these young visionaries. Four bright Ethiopian stars are currently enrolled in the program, honing their craft at the MTF Eastern African Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. However, the program's impact extends far beyond the classroom walls. Eight talented Ethiopian alumni are already leaving their…
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Ethiopia’s Silver Screen Shines: Thriving Amidst Digital Piracy Challenges

Ethiopia’s Silver Screen Shines: Thriving Amidst Digital Piracy Challenges

A Flourishing Film Industry with Continental Appeal Ethiopia's film industry is currently experiencing a remarkable renaissance, captivating audiences with a surge of engaging, locally produced stories. This growth is fueled by the expanding presence of Pay-Tv platforms like DStv and Canal+, which offer dedicated Ethiopian movie channels. Notably, DStv's Abol TV has played an instrumental role by investing in the creation of local content. This collaborative effort, combined with the commitment of local free-to-air channels like EBS, ARTS TV, and ETV to prioritize original Ethiopian productions, has propelled the entire Ethiopian film production sector forward. However, a significant challenge looms…
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Addis Ababa to Host Ethiopian Premier League’s Final Games After Four-Year Hiatus

Addis Ababa to Host Ethiopian Premier League’s Final Games After Four-Year Hiatus

After four years of isolation, the Ethiopian Premier League is set to return to Addis Ababa, marking a significant moment for football enthusiasts across the country. The 2023/24 Ethiopian Premier League kicked off on October 1, 2023, following the release of the game schedule in August of the same year. The league's inaugural match pitted Adama Kenema against the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead. For the past four years, Premier League matches have been held at stadiums in Adama, Diredawa, Hawassa, and Bahirdar due to the renovation of the Addis Ababa stadium, necessitating…
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Italy Hands Over the looted homemade aircraft to Ethiopia

Italy Hands Over the looted homemade aircraft to Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, participating in the Italian-African Leaders Summit in Rome, Italy, announced the acquisition of Ethiopia's first homemade plane. According to the Prime Minister, he officially received the first homemade named as "Tsehay" aircraft and looted 82 years before from the Italian government. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Melone has supported the handover of the plane over the past year. The "Tsehay" aircraft was built in Ethiopia in 1935 by the German engineer and royal pilot, Herr Ludwig Weber Blom, in collaboration with Ethiopian experts of the time. Italy made two attempts to colonize Ethiopia, with the first failing…
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Universal Music Group and Sewasew Multimedia Signs Music Distribution agreement

Universal Music Group and Sewasew Multimedia Signs Music Distribution agreement

Universal Music Group and Sewasew Multimedia Sign First of Its Kind DSP Agreement for Ethiopian Market. Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, and Sewasew Multimedia, Ethiopia’s leading music and Entertainment Company, announced that they have signed a first of its kind distribution agreement for the Ethiopian market. Under the terms of the agreement, Sewasew Multimedia will be responsible for the digital distribution and marketing of UMG’s extensive catalog of music in Ethiopia. This includes music from UMG’s globally recognized labels, such as Def Jam, Interscope Records, Island Records, Motown Records, Republic Records, and Virgin Records, as…
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Ethiopia wins gold and silver medals in women’s marathon

Ethiopia wins gold and silver medals in women’s marathon

Athlete Amane Beriso and Gotytom Gebreslase earned gold and silver medals for Ethiopia in the women's marathon world championship. The 19th World Athletics Championships, which are being hosted by Budapest, the capital of Hungary, are on its seventh day. In today's women's marathon, Ethiopia’s Aman Beriso and Gotytom Gebreslase won gold and silver medals The Moroccan athlete Fatma Gardadi finished the race in 3rd place. There are remaining competitions where Ethiopia can win more medals, and currently, it ranks fourth in the world with eight medals, including two gold, four silver and two bronze medals. As of today, the USA…
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Infinix mobile appoints Artist Selam Tesfaye as brand Ambassador

Infinix mobile appoints Artist Selam Tesfaye as brand Ambassador

Infinix Mobile Ethiopia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Selam Tesfaye as the brand's official Image Ambassador. Recognized for her talent, charisma, and influence, Mrs. Selam will represent Infinix Mobile Ethiopia in various promotional activities, contributing to the brand's growth and strengthening its connection with the Ethiopian market. Selam Tesfaye has solidified herself as a prominent personality in the Ethiopian entertainment and arts industries. Recognized for her talent, charm, and dedication to providing audiences with captivating experiences, she perfectly embodies the qualities that align with Infinix Mobile Ethiopia's values. Expressing her excitement about this partnership, Mrs. Tesfaye said,…
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BMW chooses Artist Julie Mehretu to decorate its car

BMW chooses Artist Julie Mehretu to decorate its car

BMW Automobile company chooses Artist Julie Mehretu to decorate its car Ethiopian-born Julie Mehretu, who is known for her abstract paintings, was chosen to decorate the new BMW car. The BMW design projet is leading by international museum directors and curatorial judges stated that artist Julie Mehretu was chosen to design the car. The 'BMW Hybrid V8' car, which will be decorated by the works of artist Julie Mehretu, will be presented at the '24 Hours of Le Mans race' in June 2024. The artist has received numerous recognitions and awards for her work and won the MacArthur Fellowship Award…
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Ethiopia to re install the statue of Russian author Alexander Pushkin in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia to re install the statue of Russian author Alexander Pushkin in Addis Ababa

In 2002, Moscow, the capital of Russia, gave a statue of the famous Russian writer Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin to Addis Ababa as a gift. This monument has been installed in Addis Ababa around lafto area and named as "Pushkin square" for many years before took it away by city's administration. A statue of Pushkin has been installed in this square, but the square was demolished to avoid traffic congestion. A statue of Alexander Pushkin has also been placed in the grounds of the Ethiopian Museum. Public Relations Officer of Addis Ababa Roads Authority Mr. Eyasu Solomon told Al-AIN that the…
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Manchester City won the first ever Champions League title

Manchester City won the first ever Champions League title

Manchester City won the 2022/23 European Champions League The 2022/23 European Champions League Cup final game between the Italian Inter Milan and the English Manchester City ended with City winning. Rodrigo scored a goal in the second half of last night's final in Istanbul, Turkey and Manchester City won the cup. Manchester City won the first ever Champions League title under the guidance of Spanish coach Pepe Guardiola. In the 2022/23 season, in addition to the Champions League, Manchester City won the English Premier League and the FA Cup to win a treble. Manager Pepe Guardiola won the Champions League…
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