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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

23 August 2022

Two Ethiopian Airlines pilots fall asleep in mid-flight and miss landing

On Monday August 15th, two pilots from Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, fell asleep in mid-flight while flying from Khartoum, Kenya, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The […]
19 January 2022

Ghenna and Timket: Colourful cultural and religious festivities in Ethiopia

Ghenna (ገና) and Timket (ጥምቀት) are synonymous to Christmas and Epiphany, respectively, in the official working language Amharic with their unique Ethiopian features and calendar. In […]
16 September 2021

Ethiopia: The country where a year lasts 13 months has just celebrated its entry into 2014

In Ethiopia the new year starts on September 11th and not on January 1st. This is because Ethiopia uses the calendar of the Coptic Orthodox Church, […]
6 August 2021

Meet Abushe. The Ethiopian boy bullied for his beautiful blue eyes

A young Ethiopian boy has been capturing the attention of the internet and the world since 2019 because of the color of his eyes. Young Abushe, […]
26 April 2021

Ethiopian becomes the first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass

Ethiopian Airlines Group has become the first African airline to conduct a trial of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency […]
15 March 2021

Ethiopia receives 2.2 million Covid-19 vaccines for first round

This morning, the first round of Covid-19 vaccines arrived at Bole International Airport, an operation coordinated by Ethiopian Airlines. Africa’s biggest carrier converted passengers aircrafts into […]
12 March 2021

Beautifying Addis Ababa as an Urban Tourism Site

The name Addis Ababa means “New flower”, and the project is to befit this name. The project, therefore, aims at making the capital city a tourist […]
14 December 2020

Ethiopian Airlines ‘Ready’ to Fly Covid-19 Vaccines to Africa

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the launch of a cold chain air freight to transport temperature-sensitive medicines, including a potential COVID-19 vaccine and comes amidst concerns of […]
28 June 2020

Ethiopia: Land of origins and a new tourism hotspot

Named the world’s best tourism destination in 2015 by the European Council on Tourism and Trade, Ethiopia is a country like nowhere else on the planet. […]
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