A new Melbourne-made Ethiopian movie highlights the dangers of drug addition and problem gambling

by Befekir Kebede
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It has been almost three years in the making, but the movie by a local Ethiopian filmmaker Moges Wosen has finally premiered on the big screen at Village Cinemas in Sunshine this evening. Moges Wosen, who has a bachelor’s degree in film and television production, wrote and directed the movie, Sweet Poison, and says he is sensing a feeling of relief and excitement that the movie has been screened to a full house audience of Ethiopians.

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An Ethiopian online community wants to have a fresh start

by Befekir Kebede
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A newly launched Ethiopian online community that has its base on this very website is founded by a group of Ethiopians in who wanted to contribute to the formation of a dynamic Ethiopian community that utilises the Internet and digital technologies to better connect, collaborate and solve longstanding community problems.

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Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra to sing in Melbourne

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Melbourne's Ethio-jazz band The JAzmaris will join the veteran Ethiopian singers to perform at the city’s premier arts venue: The Arts Centre Melbourne. The Arts Centre Melbourne is calling it “an electrifying celebration of Ethiopian jazz” and it is the first time for Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra to hold a joint concert on an Australian stage.

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