Monthly Archives: January 2011

End of Semester

The semester has now ended and the students have gone home. It’s very quiet on the campus now, with just the instructors about, preparing for next semester. Gareth has gone to an English workshop in the south of Ethiopia. It … Continue reading

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Timkat Celebrations in Axum

Earlier this week Gareth and I went to Axum, one of Ethiopia’s most famous towns and home of the Axumite civilisation. We arrived on Tuesday and stayed over with Rea, a Filipino volunteer who works at Axum University. It was … Continue reading

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Yawe Way

Here’s another music video we see a lot on the television – Yawe Way by Mewded Kebru. What makes it unusual is the animated video. Most other videos usually consist of people dancing, shots of Ethiopian villages and countryside or … Continue reading

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Price Caps

In town this evening a small crowd had gathered around the notice wall. Often we can see posters, information and job advertisements from the local government offices posted up here. The crowd was much more interested than usual and it … Continue reading

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Meet The Staff #5

This is Abrahat and Mammeet, who work in the staff lounge, serving coffee, tea and egg sandwiches to the college lecturers all day. We can often hear the staff shouting out “Mammeet!” when they need to get a cup of … Continue reading

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Abi Adi High School

This morning I visited Abi Adi High School, on the outskirts of the town. This school is for Grade 9 and 10 (who attend the afternoon session) and Grade 11 and 12 (who attend the morning session). Grade 11 and … Continue reading

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Zumbara

We hear a lot of Ethiopian music all around us – on the TV in the staff lounge, coming from the bars and shops in town and on the buses. Western music is pretty rare here – so it’s nice … Continue reading

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