Our Blossom's concept of a community-service start-up is rooted in an idea that emerged from a conversation between Addis-born Dorina Asmanio and her daughters, Abiyan, Gioia, and Melah, while collecting seeds for their private garden in Silver Spring, Maryland (USA). The busy fingers picked out the best for the bank while soft voices spoke imaginatively … Continue reading Our Blossom
ዛሬም የደሀናና የጋዝጊብላ እናቶች የወላድነት አደራን ሊወጡት አልቻሉም። አባት የ13/14 አመቱን ጨቅላ ከማጨት በሕግ ቢከለከልም ያን ከማድረግ አላረፉም። ትምህርት ላይ መስፈንጠር የቻሉት ከእምዬ መሬት ቁጣ ቢላቀቁም ስለታቸው አሁንም የሚገባው ለደብረወይላ ቤተክርስትያን ነው። ለነሱ ላሊበላ የጦርነት መታሰብያ ወይንም የቱሪስት መዝናኛ፣ ለኛ ላሊበላ የታሪካችን ቅርፅና የውበታችን ማጌጫ፣ ለዛች ለጋ ወጣት ግን ጋሜናዋ ለተደፈነው ላሊበላ ድንጋይ ነው። ፀሎትዋን … Continue reading The Storyteller from Meskelo
Sometimes the present passes us by while we spend time reflecting on the ills of yesterday. Time escapes before we even manage to notice, much less correct, our errors. Yet we do eventually learn from the past and grow into better people. Hardly any of us can claim to be saints so why not reflect … Continue reading Musings on ‘A New Day’ (አዲስ ቀን)
Welette leafed through a magazine abundantly populated by advertising for cultural hotspots in London. She let it slip through her fingers and onto the floor then gloated through her bookshelf. Nothing appealed to her. Her mind was focused on data – 80 languages and 200 dialects with very little media representation. A shocking contrast to … Continue reading One of 80 languages
Alem Reta, Adwa patriot - grand-daughter.
Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia worldwide anticipate general elections this June after a prolonged Covid19 postponement. The event will secure the appointment of members of the House of Peoples' Representatives and regional state councils. This electoral test will be the first for the ruling Prosperity Party. Opposition political parties say they center their ambitions not … Continue reading Ethiopia preps for June elections