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China Graduates BA Degree Students Taught in Amharic

China Graduates BA Degree Students Taught in Amharic

On June 28, 2024, China celebrated the graduation of undergraduate students who were taught in Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia, in Beijing. This milestone event was held at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). BFSU, known for its diverse language programs, saw its first cohort of Amharic language students graduate yesterday. Representatives from the Ethiopian Embassy in China attended the ceremony, highlighting the significance of this achievement. The Embassy expressed gratitude to BFSU for offering Amharic language courses, emphasizing that this initiative will strengthen the cultural and interpersonal connections between Ethiopia and China. Beijing Foreign Studies University is the only…
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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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New Documentary Chronicles Nolo Letele’s Impact on African Broadcasting

New Documentary Chronicles Nolo Letele’s Impact on African Broadcasting

"Yes To Impossible: The Nolo Letele Story" is a new documentary that explores the life and legacy of Nolo Letele, former Executive Chairperson of MultiChoice Group. The film highlights how Letele's vision and determination helped shape Africa's broadcasting industry, allowing the continent to find its own voice on the global stage. Letele's upbringing during a period of burgeoning independence movements across Africa deeply influenced his vision for African media. The documentary showcases his tireless efforts to bring this vision to fruition. Nolo Letele's contributions to the African broadcast media industry are profound, driven by his passion for African storytelling and…
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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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Ethiopia Joins Bids to Host the 2029 Africa Cup of Nations

Ethiopia Joins Bids to Host the 2029 Africa Cup of Nations

Ethiopia has thrown its hat into the ring to host the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations in either 2029 or 2031. Minister of Culture and Sports, Mr. Kejela Merdasa, has announced ambitious plans to prepare the country for this significant event, emphasizing the need for at least six standard stadiums to ensure its success. Mr. Merdasa highlighted the challenges Ethiopia faces in meeting the rigorous standards set by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Despite the nation's rich history in football, Ethiopia currently lacks stadiums that meet CAF's requirements, forcing the national team to play its matches abroad for major…
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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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Thousands books to get married in a single day in Ethiopia

Thousands books to get married in a single day in Ethiopia

A grand spectacle is set to unfold in Ethiopia as a thousand couples are poised to embark on the journey of matrimony together on a single day. Facilitating this monumental event, Yament Events has formalized a partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, solidifying their commitment to unite couples and celebrate the institution of marriage. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Yament Events and the Ministry of Culture and Sports marks a pivotal moment in the endeavor to address challenges related to family formation. This ambitious project, known as 'Yeshi Gabicha' or ‘Marriage  of Thousands' is…
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Ethiopia Bans Thousands Sport Betting centers

Ethiopia Bans Thousands Sport Betting centers

The Addis Ababa Peace and Security Office has announced the closure of 3,241 sports betting houses in Addis Ababa. In its statement regarding sports betting houses, the bureau announced that action has been taken against 3,241 sports betting houses that were operating illegally. The betting game has caused serious problems for the city administration and the socio-economic life of the people on a daily basis, the office said in its statement. The bureau closed down the sports betting houses as they were causing harm to the younger generation beyond the scope of sports betting. Due to the high crime rate,…
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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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TECNO Becomes Official Sponsor of Africa Cup of Nations 2023

TECNO Becomes Official Sponsor of Africa Cup of Nations 2023

September 25th, 2023-- Global innovative technology brand TECNO, today announces its official partnership with the Confederation of African Football ("CAF") as the exclusive smartphone sponsor for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023. The partnership between TECNO and CAF was officially sealed during a momentous ceremony held in Singapore, witnessed by esteemed attendees including TECNO General Manager, Jack Guo and CAF General Secretary, Véron Mosengo-Omba. This collaboration marks the beginning of a thrilling new chapter for both sides. TECNO X CAF Partnership Signing Ceremony Jack Guo, TECNO General Manager(Left);  Véron Mosengo-Omba,  CAF General Secretary (Right) Mr Jack Guo,…
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