Ethiopian musician Israel Dejene wants to keep young people from deprived backgrounds out of trouble. Now he’s built Ethiopia’s first - and so far only - skatepark in the capital Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia’s film-industry produces one romantic TV comedy after the other, but that isn’t all the country has to offer. A lucky few young filmmakers get a spot at the Blue Nile Academy where they learn how to produce films for the big screen on a shoe-string budget.
When a girl is in trouble, three ordinary Ethiopian girls transform into hooded, flying superheroes with magic powers. The comic series, Tibeb Girls, has managed to put spotlight on the lives of Ethiopian women and girls and has found a way of taking on societal taboos topics.
Robin Hood and Cinderella are certainly wonderful children's stories - but can the children in Ethiopia or other parts of the world really identify with them? After founding Midako Publishing, Ethiopian author Tsion Kiros launched her own series of children's books. The stories are set in Ethiopia and the characters have local names.
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