Ethiopian crosses

Characteristic of Ethiopia is the ubiquity of the cross symbol. Not without reason is the Feast of the Cross (“Meskel”), which commemorates the Christianization of Ethiopia, one of the highest in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and one of the most Read more ›

10 things about Haile Gebrselassie

The Hare When Haile wanted to jettison to Palermo in August 2006 for a 10-km race, something bizarre came between him: After the departure of the machine, the pilot decided to return: A hare had gotten into the engine of Read more ›

The cradle of humanity

A visit to Africa somehow gets the dimensions of our lives right. Of course, this also applies to Ethiopia – all the more so because the scientists assume that our ancestors became human beings in this country. “Lucy,” they baptized Read more ›

My favorite – Didos

Dakito Atestata is the clan chief and spiritual leader of the Shekacho in Ethiopia. He tries to preserve the didos, sacred places in the forest. They are threatened by deforestation.Dakito Atestata is the clan chief and spiritual leader of the Read more ›

Lake Tana in danger

For thousands of European migratory birds he is the winter quarter: the Tana Lake in Ethiopia. Hippos, crocodiles, and lizards live on its shores – in its depths, fish species that are found nowhere else in the world. And: The Read more ›

In Ethiopia, the VW Beetle lives on

Almost 40 years ago, the last VW Beetle in Germany left the production line. The traditional beetle drives in this country hardly one, in an African country, the car but enjoys great popularity.The VW Beetle celebrates its comeback in Ethiopia. Read more ›

Hiking on the roof of Africa

In the Simien Mountains National Park in the north of Ethiopia, there are more than a dozen four-thousanders crowd. If you hike here, you will experience deep gorges, rugged cliffs and green plateaus. A World Heritage Site with spectacular views. Read more ›

Origin of coffee

As a cappuccino or espresso, scalded or filtered – coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. But hardly anyone knows where he actually comes from. Searching for clues in the south of Ethiopia.Millions of people around Read more ›

Where coffee and honey flow

As a senior trainer in the management team of the Andreas Hermes Academy (AHA) of the training organization of German agriculture, Uli Ernst has been traveling to East Africa about three times a year for five years. In Ethiopia and Read more ›