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Serious

Monday, October 20, 2014

How a brave Ethiopian reporter put himself at risk to ask a very serious question that was seriously misunderstood.

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PRI's The World

African immigrants in Colorado are finding their political voice

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In Colorado, Africans are second only to Latin Americans among the state's immigrant populations. Until now, they've been largely absent from Colorado's politics, but new candidates and civic groups with African roots are pushing the community nearer to the political spotlight.

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PRI's The World

Doctors in Ethiopia are looking past their religious beliefs on abortions to save lives

Monday, September 01, 2014

While contrary to Ethiopia's conservative religious ideals, a new law there makes access to abortions easier and has been one way the government has tried to save women’s lives. Before the law, a third of all maternal deaths in the country were from botched abortions.

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New Sounds

African Crossover Music

Monday, August 11, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to musicians from Belgium, Switzerland, the U.K., and Italy working together with musicians living in Kenya, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.  Hear the late American slide guitarist Bob Brozman working together with Guinean kora player Djeli Moussa Diawara from a record called “Ocean Blues.” Then there’s music from another American guitarist Ry Cooder, collaborating with the late great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, along with some Saharan desert blues from Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara.

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FT Big Read

Bullets and business in Africa's frontier markets

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Bullets and business in Africa's frontier markets

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New Sounds

African Crossover Music

Friday, April 26, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to musicians from Belgium, Switzerland, the U.K., and Italy working together with musicians living in Kenya, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.  Hear the late American slide guitarist Bob Brozman (he passed too soon, on April 24, at the age of 59) working together with Guinean kora player Djeli Moussa Diawara from a record called “Ocean Blues.” Then there’s music from another American guitarist Ry Cooder, collaborating with the late great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, along with some Saharan desert blues from Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara. 

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Soundcheck

Debo Band: CMJ In The Greene Space

Friday, October 19, 2012

Debo Band is a horn-heavy, groove-based band from Boston; but the music they play comes from another place and another time. Namely, "Swinging Addis," as the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa was known in the late 60s and early 70s. Debo Band recreates the so-called Golden Age of Ethiopian pop with a high-octane set that'll have you dancing in no time.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tewodros Fekadu: No One's Son

Monday, June 25, 2012

Eritrean-born activist, filmmaker, and writer Tewodros Fekadu talks about growing up in the midst of the Ethiopian–Eritrean Civil War. He was abandoned, survived famine, and moved from the orphanages to streets of Addis Ababa. He tells his story in his memoir, No One’s Son: The Remarkable True Story of a Defiant African Boy and his Bold Quest for Freedom

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On The Media

When Freedom of the Press is Not a Priority

Friday, May 18, 2012

Leaders in Ethiopia and Rwanda were once hailed as political reformers. But according to Mohamed Keita, of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Western priorities have led African democracies to narrow their free speech commitments. Mohamed speaks to Brooke about the frightening consequences when press freedoms drop off the agenda. 

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Features

Downtown Brooklyn Celebrates the New Africa with Djembes and Digital Beats

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The celebration of contemporary African music, called Afrika21: The Showcase, is an unofficial CMJ Music Marathon showcase featuring DJ's and musicians from Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.

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The Takeaway

Without Rain, Africa Faces Its Worst Drought in 60 Years

Friday, July 08, 2011

Twelve million people need food aid after rains failed for the second consecutive year across the Horn of Africa region, which encompasses Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Eritrea. Somalia has already been battling famine for two decades. The World Food Program says that more than 110,000 people are in camps in Southeastern Ethiopia, with more than 1,600 are arriving every day, showing signs of severe malnutrition.

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The Takeaway

For Children of Immigrants, 'Home' is a Complex Concept

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

As part of our week-long series, we speak with two immigrant writers whose parents were forced to flee their homelands because of political unrest, and came to rest in America. Both live outside the U.S. now, and both say their notion of "home" has become ... portable.

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The Takeaway

Dinaw Mengestu on 'How to Read the Air'

Thursday, October 14, 2010

In 2007, Dinaw Mengestu became something of a literary star when his first novel – “The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears” – garnered him awards from the National Book Foundation, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, and other prestigious organizations.

His new book is called “How to Read the Air.” It centers on a young Ethiopian-American named Jonas. In a failed marriage, and seeking to better understand his family history, Jonas attempts to retrace the migration of his parents from eastern Africa to the American Midwest. Along the way, we see Jonas retelling and sometimes fabricating the histories of strangers, his parents, and himself.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Monday, May 31, 2010

Pushcart Prize nominee Maaza Mengiste discusses her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze.

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On Being

Columba Stewart and Getatchew Haile — Preserving Words and Worlds [remix]

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the

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On Being

[Unedited] Fr. Columba Stewart with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the

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On Being

[Unedited] Getatchew Haile with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Saint John's University and Abbey in rural Minnesota houses a monastic library that rescues writings from across the centuries and across the world. There are worlds in this place on palm leaf and papyrus, in microfilm and pixels. And the relevance of the

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WQXR News

Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Flew the Wrong Way

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Officials say the investigation into the crash is ongoing, and that no survivors have been found.

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WQXR News

Sabotage Ruled Out in Ethiopian Airline Crash

Monday, January 25, 2010

Flight 409 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff this morning from Beirut.

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Studio 360

From Addis Ababa to Boston

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mulatu Astatke's mesmerizing soundtrack for the film "Broken Flowers" brought him a new generation of fans. But the Ethiopian musical icon has spent the last 50 years bridging western jazz with Ethiopia's indigenous sounds. Gideon D’Arcangelo first met up with him in ...

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