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Katara to host Ethiopia cultural day

Katara - the Cultural Village will hold an Ethiopian cultural day on February 27. The cultural day will feature shows by Ethiopian National Theatre at the Opera House at building 16, in addition to an Ethiopian national gallery at building 13. The event will conclude on March 5. Dr Khaled bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, general manager, Katara, met the Ethiopian Ambassador to Qatar, Mesganu Arga Moach, at Katara, and discussed the details of the event. “Ethiopian culture is rich and ancient and has many common points with the Arab and Islamic history. Katara always introduces various cultures to its audiences from around the world to strengthen relationships among various cultures and peoples, and to act as a bridge for communication and co-existence,” said al-Sulaiti. The Ethiopian ambassador said that visitors will come to learn about the culture of the African country through cultural, musical, and dance shows by renowned troupes. The gallery will also feature paintings of renowned Ethiopian artists, and photographs of famous historical Ethiopian sites registered as UNESCO heritage sites. In addition, the gallery will include old and valuable manuscripts.

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How a trip to Ethiopia shattered stereotypes, spurred documentary

Traveling to Ethiopia changed me forever. In the two months I worked there in 2008 I met a proud country that fought off Italian colonialists, a diverse nation that communicates in over 80 languages and a complex people who challenged my assumptions and helped shape how I see the world today.But that wasn’t what I was expecting. I grew up in the 1980s and 90s, decades that saw famine and political unrest in Ethiopia, as well as growth to our region’s significant Ethiopian-American population. For me Ethiopia was a country that evoked images of starving children, refugees and war.

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Ethiopian Cardinal on his nomination: “A total surprise and a humbling

Pope Francis on Saturday 14 February created 20 new Cardinals in a ceremony at the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica. The new Cardinals come from all the continents of the world. For the first time in the history of the Church, Cape Verde, Tonga Islands and Myanmar will also have Cardinals. Three of the new cardinals come from Africa and these are: Ethiopian Archbishop of Addis Ababa, Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel who is 66 years old; Cape Verdean Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde, Arlindo Gomes Furtado, 65 and the retired Mozambican Bishop Julio Duarte Langa, the emeritus Bishop of Xai-Xai. He is 87 years old.Speaking just before the ceremony to Vatican Radio’s English Service for Africa, the new Cardinal of Addis Ababa, Berhaneyesus Souraphiel described his nomination as a total surprise

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Travel: Ethiopia’s come a long way

Remarkable landscapes, a wealth of wildlife viewing opportunities and fascinating historical sites are drawing foreign visitors to Ethiopia Once ravaged by famine and poverty, Ethiopia has come a long way in the last 30 years. Upmarket tour operators Kuoni and Scott Dunn have both tipped the destination as a place to visit in 2015, while an African safari contact recently told me: “Everyone in the industry seems to be heading to Ethiopia for their holidays.”One woman who clearly recognised the East African country’s potential some time ago, is 64-year-old Susan Aitchison, a Scottish woman who arrived in 2007 to teach at a local school, and was so struck by Ethiopia’s beauty, she decided to open a restaurant.

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Ethiopia tipped for tourism surge – Telegraph.co.uk

Ethiopia has been tipped to become a popular holiday destination in the coming years by one of Europe’s biggest long-haul tour operators.The East African country, which suffered a series of famines in the 1980s but can boast some of the continent’s most dramatic landscapes, has been included among a list of emerging destinations in Kuoni’s annual travel trends report.Around 20,000 Britons visit Ethiopia each year, according to the Foreign Office, but that could increase with Kuoni offering trips there for the first time.

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