With 1500 years of Christianity and an even longer period of nationhood, along with several centuries of Islamic learning and contact with the Mediterranean, Middle East, and South Asia, they’ve developed a culture similar enough to Southern Europe to be recognizable while different enough to be intriguing. Ethiopians have a great cafe culture and love to while away the hours sipping coffee, chatting with friends, and reading the paper at their favorite cafe.Addis Ababa has a wealth of cafes, both traditional and modern, to suit every mood.The revelation that the AU relies for two-thirds of its funding on Western donors and that many members had both failed to pay their dues or fulfil their aid promises made during last year’s Horn of Africa famine, dampened the occasion.They say first impressions are lasting impressions, and while that’s a cliché, strong first impressions of a country can tell you a lot.But after being persecuted by the government for his work, Addis fled his homeland, first to Kenya and then to the United States. But both of these black communities and their respective cultures are profoundly changed by many bumps along the way and the shared experiences of being black in white America.Now, he's cleaning tables and fetching napkins and condiments at Ben's Chili Bowl, a black-owned landmark in one of the city's most storied African American neighborhoods. Year by year, as more and more of the city's native-born blacks leave, historically African-American neighborhoods are evolving as gentrification hastens black dislocation, and new immigrant communities are forming in their footsteps. "What we are seeing in Washington within the African immigrant community is exactly what was happening when African Americans moved from the South to the North during the great migration," said Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of Policy Link, a research agency dedicated to social equity.Ethiopians are signing a petition demanding that a statue of the pan-Africanist leader which was recently unveiled outside the new African Union headquarters be joined by one of the late emperor Haile Selassie or removed.As well as the signatures, a group of Ethiopian elders, opposition politicians and scholars have written to the AU Commission voicing their disappointment at its decision to "ignore" the deposed emperor.
Their attitude to education is similar to ours too.Since its launch in 2009, Uber app, an online transportation network, is another innovative mobile application, which drastically changed how people view transportation.Uber allows passengers with smartphones to link up with what is called Uber drivers, people who offer transportation services on their personal vehicles and not taxis.The rest of the world looks to be in a rush to embrace the latest developments in the IT sector while dedicating a huge level of financial and infrastructural investment to this sector.Undoubtedly, Ethiopia is nowhere in the IT infrastructure, in spite of recent investment in telecom and connectivity.