A Thousand Suns

A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people have been farming […]

Riding a Lada in Addis Ababa

(postzambia)ARMED with the beauty of its people, national heritage both cultural and natural, I was tempted to walk the streets of Addis Ababa to get a further glimpse of the city’s lifestyle and was struck by one thing: ‘the Fiat taxis’ whose blue and white colours reminded me of Zambia’s transport industry. As I took […]

Discovering Africa: Ethiopia

July 14,2013 (VENTURES AFRICA) – Ethiopia is a country of extraordinary natural beauty, great potential and historical and cultural interest. Located between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn, in a region fondly referred to as the “Horn of Africa”. With an area slightly more than one million km2, the country’s different physical conformations territories […]

How the Ark of the Covenant got to Ethiopia

How the Ark of the Covenant got to Ethiopia

by Lesley Downer June 30,2013 (Japan Times)According to the Bible, the Koran and several detailed Ethiopian texts, the Queen of Saba/Sheba, named Makeda, visited Solomon in Jerusalem in the 10th century B.C. They had previously exchanged letters full of questions and riddles. When she arrived, bringing gifts of gold, spices, precious stones and beautiful wood, […]