Monthly Archives: November 2016

Celebrating 3 of the Most Amazing Cultural and Historic Sites in Tigray

Celebrating 3 of the Most Amazing Cultural and Historic Sites in Tigray

Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which occupies the country’s northernmost area, is home to some of the most significant historic and cultural sites in Northern Africa. Known especially for its rock-hewn churches that date back to the eighth century, Tigray’s archaeological history also encompasses its former prominence as a trading port and its status as the center… Read More…

This Nonprofit is Dedicated to the Recovery of the Tigray Region

As tensions once again escalate between Ethiopia and its neighbor, Eritrea, it is worth recalling that the conflict between the two countries has resulted in organized efforts to improve the lives of the people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Founded in the late 1980s as the thirty-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea finally ended, the Tigray… Read More…

Israeli-Ethiopian Writers Focus on Bridging Cultures

Israeli-Ethiopian Writers Focus on Bridging Cultures

Two Israeli-Ethiopian writers are using literature to create cultural understanding. Germaw Mengistu and Daniel Belete are part of a migration from Ethiopia to Israel that began in the 1970s. During this time, Ethiopian Jews started immigrating through refugee camps in Sudan. Many were escaping persecution, famine, and war. The Israel military conducted two staged airlifts… Read More…