ethiopia

Music

This American Taxi Driver Was a Superstar in Ethiopia

In the 60s and 70s, Hailu Mergia was a famous musician in Africa. But in the 80s, he made the painful decision to leave. Now he's poised for a comeback.
Avery L. White
2.13.18
last week in art

Scientists Have Discovered The Oldest Art Store in History

The Porc-Epic cave served as a hub for powdered ochre pigment production for at least 4500 years.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.6.17
skating

Building Skate Parks In The Developing World Is Thirsty Work

After finishing university Ben Hermans caught wind of an underground philanthropic skate movement operating in half a dozen developing nations and decided to get involved.
Jed Smith
5.17.17
Photography

9 Contemporary African Photographers You Need to Know Now

'New African Photography II' provides a glimpse of contemporary Africa through the camera lens.
Antwaun Sargent
5.10.17
Broadly DK

A Young Director Explores Living Between Two Cultures

Edelawit Hussien used her upbringing in both Ethiopia and America as inspiration in her new short film, ADDIS AFRICANA.
Leila Ettachfini
2.19.17
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

Richard Mosse Trains His Lens on the Refugee Crisis Using Weapons-Grade Cameras

Mosse's images show heat, as opposed to light.
Richard Mosse
2.6.17
Art

A Travel Photographer Shares Lessons from Tribes Around the World

Jimmy Nelson talks three decades of humbling, embarrassing, and informing stories from traveling around the world.
Beckett Mufson
8.10.16
Toronto

The Weeknd Donated $50,000 to Create an Ethiopian Studies Program in Toronto

Abel Tesfaye gives back to his community.
Phil Witmer
8.8.16
Photo

Photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz Traveled the World Looking for Water

To mark the UN's World Water Day I caught up with the photographer to talk about how different cultures perceive water, its exploitation, and the challenges to preserve our planet's most vital resource.
Mustafah Abdulaziz, Words: Grey Hutton
3.23.16
Premieres

Who the Hell Is the Rap Artist "Siimba Liives Long" and Why Is He Hanging out With Lions?

Have you seen a white lion before?
10.19.15
Stuff

Who Is Britain's Most Evil International Ally?

From China to Saudi Arabia to the US, the UK's allies have engaged in some pretty shady behavior over the years.
VICE Staff
9.25.15
News

These Swedish Reporters Spent 438 Days in an Ethiopian Prison for Their 'Terrorist' Journalism

They were shot, faced mock execution, and were left to rot in jail because they were traveling with a group of rebel fighters on the way to investigate an oil company.
Oscar Rickett
7.31.15
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