Lalibela

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 28th, 2014
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The East African country may not be on everyone’s must-visit travel list, but it has a lot to offer By Cheong Kamei, TodayOnline The first time I learnt about Ethiopia was when I watched the video to We Are The World, as images of starving African children with distended bellies flashed across the te...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Jul 20th, 2013
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By Oliver Robinson, for CNN Fairy tale castles, superb coffee and the Ark of the Covenant (OK, possibly) are just some of the unexpected attractions of this African country Freebies on an Ethiopian road trip: the extraordinary views around every corner. What sets Ethiopia apart from its African neigh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 30th, 2013
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Despite still being blighted by poverty, it is rich in culture and natural wonders and beginning to realise its potential as a tourist destination By Chris Granet Feast time: Pilgrims at the Church of St George, Lalibela Getty Images A gold-robed deacon stood in front of a makeshift altar at the shad...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 29th, 2013
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Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) Ethiopia is battling to bring back more than three thousand artifacts scattered around the globe, a substantial part of its historic heritage. According to Wolde Darsema from the Heritage Authority thousands of historic items, ranging from the monumental to the mi...
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Mar 12th, 2013
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A circus from the town of Debre Berhan is trying to communicate important social messages to Ethiopians through the medium of acrobatic entertainment. By Alexia Liakounakou, Thinkafricapress Debre Berhan, Ethiopia: Tameru Zegaye sits at a local restaurant with his fellow circus troupe members on a wi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 28th, 2013
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The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has elected a new patriarch to replace the previous head who died in August, officials said Thursday. “Abune Matthias… arch-bishop of Jerusalem (for the Ethiopian church) was elected with a majority,” said Daniel Sefermikael, a church official. He said ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 21st, 2013
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Chris Pritchard AAP Awe-struck visitors often call Lalibela’s underground churches the most impressive sight in all of Africa. They’re also arguably Africa’s most mysterious attraction. Ruins such as Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Peru’s Machu Picchu spark intense speculation...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 9th, 2013
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Dozens of Ethiopia ruling party officials were killed and scores of others maimed when a landmine blew up their 45-seater bus near the historic town of Lalibela on Tuesday, according to a news report from Ethiomedia. The victims were all members of the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), whic...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 4th, 2013
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A church carved from rock in Lalibela, one of the stops on the Ethiopia tour led by author Patricia Schultz. (Courtesy of ET African Journeys) By Mary Forgione Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger Patricia Schultz redefined the concept of bucket lists when her book “1,000 Places to...
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Apr 22nd, 2012
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By HOLLAND COTTER ON the roads through Ethiopia’s highlands traffic raises a brick-red haze that coats your clothes, powders your skin and starts a creaking in your lungs. Despite the dust people wear white. Farmers wrap themselves in bleached cotton. Village funerals look like fields of snow. At chu...