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  • @Feven   2 years ago

    Dr. Kebede Michael who came from the old city of Ankober was a literary giant of Ethiopia, with over thirty books published in his name. Growing up Dr.Kebede received church education and later once he came to Addis Ababa he joined Catholic Cathedral School as a boarding student. He then went to Lazarist Mission and to Alliance Ethio - France School where he received training in language and literature.

    With the passage of time Dr. Kebede had a deep knowledge of Geez and Amharic language. He also had a good command of English and French Languages. From 1940-1970’s he wrote Amharic school textbooks in which he provided generations of Ethiopian students with literature filled with knowledge and information about a wide range of issues and disciplines.

    Honorable Dr. Kebede Michael has published over thirty books dealing with various issues. Some of these are as follows: Plays entitled “Belaineh”, “Yetinbit Ketero”; poetry books entitled “Tarikina Missale”, ”Yekine Azmra” and “Yedirset Tinsae”. He also published books on general knowledge entitled “Talalak Sewoch”, “Yesilitane Ayer”, “Anibal” and “Japan endiet Seletenech”. About five of his books have been translated into French and English languages. Moreover, he has translated from English into Amharic two plays entitled “Romeo and Juliet” and “Beyond Pardon”.  Dr.Kebede Michael was the first ever winner of Haile Selassie I Prize Award in Amharic Literature. He was a distinguished Ethiopian personality who was also awarded Honorable Doctorate Degree by Addis Ababa University. His contribution in literature and education puts him among the top that Ethiopia has seen.

     Honorable Dr. Kebede Michael has also served his country as Journalist, Director General of the Ministry of Education, Director General in the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Director of Postal Administration, Director of His Imperial Majesty’s Private Information Cabinet and Director of National library and Archives. Honorable Dr Kebede Michael died at the age of 84 in 1999.


    Reference: Ethiopian Writers

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  • @Feven   2 years ago

    The Lalibela’s are traditional singers of Northern Ethiopia who roam from place to place, house to house, early in the morning singing, begging and blessing people for alms, without the use of any kind of instruments. The majority of them come from Sawa, Wallo, and Gojam where they are named as Abba Gunda and Abba Waggat or Abba Waddaqi in Wallo. The most common name given to them by non lalibela’s is Hamina or Amina mainly in Gondar and Gojam. There was an Ethiopian believe that the lalibela’s would suffer from leprosy if they didn’t sing, beg and bless for alms in the morning.

    Their modes of singing can be classified into two parts. The first is a duet sung by a man and a women. The couple move from house to house with the women singing vocals with a strained voice, followed by the man singing verses of praise. The second mode of singing is performed by a single man or women who sings by chores and verse.

    Before they start singing, they usually ask neighbors and collect information about owner of the house and edit their lyrics to suit and uplift the feeling of their listeners. Once they receive alms in the form of money, food or cloth they bless and move to the next residence.

    This tradition has been passed down from generation to generation – children learning from their parents and the young learning from the old. Thanks to changing times, the lalibela’s activities have greatly decreased nowadays and the stigma attached with leprosy has disappeared with education and social awareness

    Lalibela begging in front of a door

    Reference : African Study Monographs

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  • @Feven   2 years ago

    Ethiopia for the first time in history has sent a cyclist athletes team to participate in Melbourne Summer Olympic Games in 1956 and ever since participated in all Summer Olympic Games, except for the 1976, 1984 and 1988 Games. Ethiopia also participated in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time at the 2006 Games in Turin.

    Below is a comprehensive list of Ethiopian athletes, medals won and the hosting country along the year.

    Athletes Full Name Event Medal Won

    1960 Rome Olympics
       
    Abebe Bikila Men's marathon Gold

    1964 Tokyo Olympics
    Abebe Bikila Men's marathon  Gold

    1968 Mexico City Olympics
    Mamo Wolde Men's marathon  Gold
    Mamo Wolde Men's 10,000 m  Silver

    1972 Munich Olympics
    Mamo Wolde Men's marathon  Bronze
    Miruts Yifter Men's 10,000 m  Bronze

    1980 Moscow Olympics
    Miruts Yifter Men's 5000 m  Gold
    Miruts Yifter Men's 10,000 m  Gold
    Mohamed Kedir Men's 10,000 m  Bronze
    Eshetu Tura Men's 3000 m   Bronze

    1992 Barcelona Olympics
    Derartu Tulu Women's 10,000 m  Gold
    Addis Abebe Men's 10,000 m  Bronze
    Fita Bayisa Men's 5000 m  Bronze

    1996 Atlanta Olympics
    Haile Gebrselassie     Men's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Fatuma Roba Women's marathon  Gold
    Gete Wami Women's 10,000 m  Bronze

    2000 Sydney Olympics
    Gezahegne Abera Men's marathon  Gold
    Haile Gebrselassie Men's 10,000 m  Gold
    Derartu Tulu Women's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Million Wolde Men's 5000 m  Gold
    Gete Wami Women's 10,000 m  Silver
    Assefa Mezgebu Men's 10,000 m  Bronze
    Tesfaye Tola Men's marathon  Bronze
    Gete Wami Women's 5000 m  Bronze

    2004 Athens Olympics
    Kenenisa Bekele Men's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Meseret Defar Women's 5000 m  Gold
    Kenenisa Bekele Men's 5000 m  Silver
    Ejegayehu Dibaba Women's 10,000 m  Silver
    Sileshi Sihine Men's 10,000 m  Silver
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 5000 m  Bronze
    Derartu Tulu Women's 10,000 m  Bronze

    2008 Beijing Olympics
    Kenenisa Bekele Men's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Kenenisa Bekele Men's 5000 m (OR)  Gold
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 10,000 m (OR)  Gold
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 5000 m  Gold
    Sileshi Sihine Men's 10,000 m  Silver
    Meseret Defar Women's 5000 m  Bronze
    Tsegay Kebede Men's marathon  Bronze

    2012 London Olympics
    Meseret Defar Women's 5000 m  Gold
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 10,000 m  Gold
    Tiki Gelana Women's marathon (OR)  Gold
    Dejen Gebremeskel Men's 5000 m  Silver
    Sofia Assefa Women's 3000 m steeplechase  Bronze
    Tariku Bekele Men's 10,000 m  Bronze
    Tirunesh Dibaba Women's 5000 m  Bronze


    Note: OR means Olympic Record

    Reference:  Ethiopia and the Olympics

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  • @Feven   2 years ago

    Geremew Denboba was one of the first Ethiopian Olympians who by his sheer determination, persuaded and was allowed by the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie to represent Ethiopia and participate in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. He was the first person in history to carry our national flag in Olympic Games. Even though, a very long(nearly seven days) journey and inadequate preparation and training played a bigger role, with his fellow Ethiopians (Tesema Amossa, Mengistu Neguse, Abeba Mamo, Tsahaye Bahta and Mesfin Tesfaye) they ranked Ethiopia 9th in the world and were recorded as the first black Olympic cyclists . In the 1960 Rome Olympic Games he fell of his bicycle and didn’t finish the race; however he was leading all of the 9 rounds out of 11.  The other cyclists who represented Ethiopia along with him were Tesema Amossa, Mengistu Neguse, Admassu Merga, Alazar Kiflom and Jovanie Masola. He was the head coach of the Ethiopian cycling team on the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. As a dedicated cyclist, Geremew has inspired and trained Ethiopian cyclists for many years. His 30 cups and 32 gold and silver medals both in international and national stages are a shining example of his achievements.

    Geremew Denboba

    Cycling at 1956 Melbourne Olympics

    1956 Melbourne Olympics Ethiopian Team 

     

    Ref: History of Ethiopian Sport

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  • @Feven   2 years ago

    Kitfo is a traditional Ethiopian dish.

    Kitfo consists of minced raw beef, marinated in mitmita (a chili powder based spice blend) and niter kibbeh (a clarified butter infused with herbs and spices). The word comes from the Ethio-Semitic root k-t-f, meaning "to chop finely; mince."

    Kitfo cooked lightly rare is known as kitfo leb leb.Kitfo is often served alongside—sometimes mixed with—a mild cheese called ayibe or cooked greens known as gomen. In many parts of Ethiopia, kitfo is served with injera, a flatbread made from teff, although in traditional Gurage cuisine, one would use kocho, a thick flatbread made from the ensete plant. An ensete leaf may be used as a garnish.

    yummy :)

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  • @Feven   2 years ago

    The 1960 Ethiopian coup was the coup d'etat staged in Ethiopia on 13 December 1960 to overthrow Emperor Haile Selassie. While he was away on a state visit to Brazil, four conspirators, led by Germame Neway and his older brother Brigadier General Mengistu Neway, who was commander of the Kebur Zabangna (the Imperial Bodyguard), took hostage several ministers and other important personages. Then after taking control of most of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, they declared the regime of Haile Selassie had been deposed and announced the beginning of a new, more progressive government under the rule of Haile Selassie's eldest son, Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen, that would address the numerous economic and social problems Ethiopia faced. Despite a demonstration of support by the students of Haile Selassie University, the other military units remained loyal and worked together to crush the coup. By 17 December, loyalists had regained control of Addis Ababa and the conspirators were either dead or had fled the capital.

    A number of experts of Ethiopian history consider this event the most serious threat to Haile Selassie's rule between his return to Ethiopia in 1941 and his deposition in 1974 during the Ethiopian Revolution.

                                                        

    Germame Neway                                                 Mengistu Neway

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_Ethiopian_coup_attempt


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  • @Feven   2 years ago
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