Opinion - The former Jano-band vocalist Dibekulu Tafesse was inspired to become a musician after hearing his uncle perform with legends. He saw his uncle, keyboardist and pianist Araya Woldemichael, play in the Millennium Band with Abegaz and Henok and famous artists like Aster Awoke and Tilahun Gessese. He was also inspired by notable Ethiopian musicians like Tesfaye Gebre, Girma Beyene, Tilahun Gessese, and Mohammud Ahmed, as well as John Legend, Al Green, and Marvin Gaye.
Opinion - Members of Parliament (MP) representing Dire Dawa city administration requested the House of Federation (HoF) and House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) to restructure Dire Dawa's governance status either as an autonomous regional state or place Dire Dawa under either Somali or Oromia regional states. The call came as the Dire Dawa city administration faces a serious budget shortage.
Ethiopia's peace process reached a new milestone on Wednesday (Jan. 11).
Tigrayan authorities provided images of the Agula camp, located outside of the regional capital Mekelle. Tanks and heavy weapons were being handed over to the federal forces.
Analysis - China is now the African continent's largest trading partner, accounting for US$254 billion in 2021. It's also the main country of origin for African manufacturing imports, providing 16% of Africa's total in 2018.
Germany and France have dispatched their top envoys to Ethiopia to revamp relations strained by the Tigray conflict. Analysts say the EU member states are keen to support the reconstruction process but challenges remain.