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Ethiopian Orthodox Easter which falls the same day as Western Easter this year, is one of the biggest celebrations in the festive calendar. All over the country, people are preparing for the commemoration of Christ’s death and resurrection which will translate into a large feast during which they will break their long fasting period.  452 more words

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Driving licence

This week I had to make time to renew my Ethiopian driving licence. Due to my dislike of long and cumbersome bureaucratic procedures, I kept postponing it until I had to do it or I would be driving illegally which is not a good idea in Ethiopia.  522 more words

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I have seen for a few months now an increasing number of advertisements for family planning and contraception in the streets of Addis. Huge billboards for condoms, Intra Uterine Devices (IUD) and the contraceptive pill can be seen on every street corner, suggesting that it is a very topical issue. 364 more words

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Funerals the Ethiopian way

In the last two weeks, my friend Manale has been mourning for the lost of her sister (biologically her cousin but she was a sister to her) who tragically succombed to cancer. 466 more words

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Destino Dance Company

I went to see a dance performance by a new dance company, Destino, at the Alliance Ethio-française a few days ago. The show was quite impressive particularly the choreography performed by disabled dancers, called Tilla. 436 more words

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Hairdresser

I took my yougest son (he’s six) for a haircut yesterday, to a local hairdresser I usually go to and conveniently located in a recently built shopping mall, the Laphto center. 353 more words

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Detox

I have been relatively quiet as I am currently undergoing an ayurveda detox treatment, which means that for ten days I have to stop drinking coffee, tea, alcohol and eat an exclusive diet of rice and mung peas (lunch and dinner). 552 more words

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