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Ethiopia: New Spate of Abusive Surveillance

Ethiopian authorities have carried out a renewed campaign of malware attacks, abusing commercial spyware to monitor government critics abroad, Human …

How Infrared Photography Can Turn Your Ordinary Images into Magical Photos

It’s sort of a reverse magic trick: now you don’t see it—now you do.<p>Infrared (IR) light is the light we don’t see, but we can photograph its …

Washington State

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Create Dramatic B&W Photos with a “Classic” Film Look (VIDEO)

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In this Photoshop tutorial, …

Tutorials

Ethiopia arrests state minister for finance on suspicion of corruption

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has arrested its state minister for finance on suspicion of corruption, state-run television said on Friday, part of an anti-graft drive that the government says has led to dozens of arrests in the last two weeks.<p>Alemayehu Gujo is the highest-ranking official to …

Inside the doping hotspot of Ethiopia: dodgy testing and EPO over the counter

Guardian investigation shows how easy it is to obtain doping products, uncovers disorganisation at the Ethiopian anti-doping agency and catches leading athlete admitting to having taken performance-enhancing drugs<p>Inside Ethiopia’s flagship stadium, the bleachers are painted the green, yellow and …

Ethiopia Scores Huge Health Win for Mothers and Babies

Ethiopia just became the 42nd country to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus since 2000.<p>This achievement marks another milestone in the global …

Ethiopia is The First Laziest Country in The world - Study

Ethiopia is The First Laziest Country in The world - Study<p>The most controversial survey finding which, for Ethiopians, it might be hard to swallow. …

The Differences Between School in Eritrea and School in Europe

It took some time, after moving to Switzerland, to be able to tell people apart. To me, in the beginning, all these light-skinned people looked alike.<p><i>This article is part of our New Neighbours series, in which young refugees from across Europe guest edit VICE.com. Click here to read an introduction.</i><p>…

Italy and the Addis Ababa massacre

<b>The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy’s National Shame.</b> By Ian Campbell. <i>Hurst; 478 pages; £30. To be published in America by Oxford University Press in</i> …

Italy

Long-lost city of 'giants' unearthed in Ethiopia

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a long-lost city in Ethiopia, which according to local legends was once inhabited by giants.<p>While the …

Can jobs in Ethiopia keep Eritrean refugees out of Europe?

<b>Many thousands of Eritreans have fled the country for Europe in search for a better life. A multinational initiative is now trying to stem the flow of migrants to Europe by training refugees and giving them jobs in neighbouring Ethiopia.</b><p>"I was not sure we would make it across. I am so relieved we …

Ethiopia: 10 things that make it extraordinary | CNN Travel

Travel

Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

Seven producers and performers of a popular YouTube music video were charged in Ethiopia in late June with terrorism for producing ‘inciting’ …

YouTube Music

7Artisans Unveils Four New Affordable Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

The Chinese lens manufacturer 7Artisans has released four new lenses to market. They’re all designed for mirrorless cameras, with mounting options …

Canon EOS

Global warming is expected to destroy up to 60% of Ethiopia’s coffee plantations

60%<p>Ethiopia could lose 40% to 60% of its coffee cultivation areas by the end of the century due to global warming.<p>Published June 21, 2017 | Photo by AP/Hermann Knippertz<p>60%<p>Though Ethiopia is only the ninth largest coffee exporter in the world, coffee generates its largest share of export revenue …

Non-stop from Madrid, Spain to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for only €283 roundtrip

Non-stop flights from Madrid, Spain to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for only €283 roundtrip.<p><b>DEPART:</b><b><br>Madrid, Spain</b><p><b>ARRIVE:</b><b><br>Addis Ababa, Ethiopia</b><p><b>RETURN:</b><b><br>Madrid,</b> …

The amazing cultural diversity of Ethiopia and its people

When in Ethiopia, say “<i>salaamno</i>“, smile widely, and be prepared to be welcomed with open arms and hearts by the people of this beautiful country. …

How to Make Fear Your Slave in Street Photography

Nobody knows what they are ‘passionate’ about photographing; but we certainly know what we’re afraid of photographing.<p>1. Why do I shoot street …

Street Photography

Nightclub shuttered in Tunisia after Berlin DJ remixes Muslim call to prayer

British DJ Dax J has apologized for his use of the religious song in a set at the Orbit Festival in Tunisia. He received over 200 death threats and …

How British tabloids helped kill a women’s aid program in Ethiopia

By Paul Schemm<p>Paul Schemm<p>Overnight foreign editor based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The headline in Britain’s Daily Mail couldn’t have been more triumphant: “Aid: Now they’re listening,” it shouted in huge letters.<p>The conservative paper was celebrating the …

Africa

Uncanny Photos Taken in the Dead of Night

Time passes differently at night; it halts, speeds up, moves backwards. Photographer David S. Allee visualizes the strange eternity of darkness in</i> …

Here's the first known photo of a US Presidential Inauguration

When James Buchanan was sworn into office on March 4, 1857, John Wood made history by making the first known photograph of a US Presidential …

Ethiopia’s first post-apocalyptic sci-fi film streams to audiences worldwide

<i>Crumbs</i> first premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2015, starring actors Daniel Tadesse and Selam Tesfaye. While it had been …

5 Highlights from the 2016 Addis Foto Fest

Bringing together emerging and leading photographers from around the world, the Addis Foto Fest is a platform for the exchange of images and ideas …

A state of emergency has brought calm to Ethiopia. But don’t be fooled.

By Paul Schemm<p>Paul Schemm<p>Overnight foreign editor based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>METI, Ethiopia — Earlier this month, hundreds of high school students in the small Ethio­pian town of Meti gathered for a demonstration.<p>They were supposed to be celebrating the country’s Nations and …

Africa

U.K. Foreign Aid Funding ‘Under Review’ After ‘Ethiopian Spice Girls’ Receive $6.5m

The International Development Secretary has announced that the U.K. government's funding of an Ethiopian female pop group is “under review.”<p>Yegna, …

Foreign Aid

Taking grime to Ethiopia

South London grime MC, Elf Kid, has enjoyed a meteoric 12 months. From, as he puts it, being “just an average kid on the block” to a name on everyone’s lips – he was recently named one of 50 rising stars to look out for by <i>The Guardian</i> – Elf’s energy, excitable persona and humble outlook make him a …

Avec le Roi français de la photo de skate

Fred Mortagne a passé sa vie à filmer et photographier Ali Boulala et consorts – on lui a donc demandé de commenter ses meilleurs clichés.<p>Fred Mortagne a chopé le virus de la planche à roulettes alors qu'il n'était encore qu'un gamin. Dès l'école primaire, ce Lyonnais de naissance passait son temps …

The Power of Portraits: Clay Cook's Look at Ethiopian Youth

On one side, we have advertising photography, where everything is contrived and meant to look a certain way. It might as well be a painting with how …

inside ethiopia’s emerging skate scene

In Ethiopia, skateboarding is only just getting started.<p>A decade ago, there were only a handful of skateboards in the whole of Ethiopia. Today, with the help of non-profit organisation Ethiopia Skate the scene is growing from strength to strength, creating a community and providing access to skate …