Ethiopia's Sidama celebrate Chambalaalla

Ethopia’s Sidama celebrate their annual new year, Fichee-chambalaalla, during a turbulent time in Ethiopia’s recent history. With no official geographic zone registered as belonging to the Sidama, a zone autonomous from the central federal government, a right for all people and nationalities wirtten in to the countries constitution, protests are rife in and around their claimed capital city, Awassa.

The Ethiopian coffee highlands where china never rests

Ethiopia’s coffee is considered by many as the pinnacle of organic beans grown anywhere in the world. The Bhuna coffee ceremony is stitched in to Ethiopia’s fabric, with the smell of freshly roasted beans permeating every corner of this jewel in Africa’s crown. China, however, see less coffee and more revenue as they carve their way through the once lush rainforest, cutting huge swathes of land to build much needed transport routes. Not everyone, however, is in support of this government-driven initiative.

It was right in front of us

What’s more surprising is why it didn’t happen sooner.

Looking Back During Timkat in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia's Capital City

The last five years in Ethiopia should have been stable, expansive, and safe if a certain Nobel prize winner’s mandate was anything to go by, and to a large degree that has been the case…

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