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Ethiopians abroad eye return as reforms kick in back home

Ethiopians abroad eye return as reforms kick in back home

On a recent Tuesday night, nearly every table was occupied at Harar, a small Ethiopian restaurant in Vauxhall in South London. Most of the clientele were Ethiopian, eating the flatbread called injera and drinking either coffee or tej, a traditional honey wine. The restaurant was redolent of frankincense, burned as part of an Ethiopian coffee […]

What Did President Obama Do for Africa?

What Did President Obama Do for Africa?

When Obama visited Africa for the first time as America’s President in July 2009, he gave an eloquent speech to the Ghanaian House of Representatives in Accra. For me, unlike most Africans who had hoped for material presents and aid from his administration, his legacy is wholly in that address. It has been seven, perhaps […]

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