BY CONAN ALTATIS | CONAN Daily
Abel “The Weeknd” Makkonen Tesfaye, 30, of Canada was one of the big winners at the American Music Awards of 2020. The 48th edition of the annual American music awards show took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States on November 22, 2020.
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By University of Toronto News
The future of the University of Toronto’s Ethiopic program – the only one of its kind in North America and among a handful in the world – just got brighter. The endowment that makes the program possible has surpassed its goal of $500,000 thanks to another gift from Toronto native, Abel Tesfaye, the international, award-winning singer, songwriter and recording producer known as The Weeknd. This support enables U of T to offer at least one Ge’ez language course each year.
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By Galen McDougall | CTV News Edmonton
Over 300 people joined a global day of protest against the Ethiopian government Friday at the Alberta Legislature. They say the current government has been targeting the Indigineous population of Ethiopia, the Oromo, through arbitrary detention, torture and kidnappings.
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By Steve Saunders
It was a feast for the eyes and mouth as a Burnaby stadium was given some Ethiopian flair.Hundreds of people celebrated at the annual Ethiopian Summer Festival at Swangard Stadium Saturday.
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By Jordan Ross
A new specialty coffeehouse opening today in Niverville will give customers a chance to sip the finest brews from Ethiopia, the world’s original coffee culture.
“For us, coffee is not like a drink. It is in our lifestyle,” Negash Coffee owner Henok Gebre explained Monday as he sipped espresso from a traditional handleless porcelain cup.
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The St. Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Hammonds Plains will hold a memorial service on Saturday morning for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
The jet went down on Sunday just after takeoff in Addis Ababa. None of the 157 passengers and crew, including 18 Canadians, survived the crash.
Rev. Les Zewdie, founder and spiritual leader of the church, said it is important to honour those who died.
“We take it personal because we are of Ethiopian descent but we are Canadian and then also we are Haligonian,” Zewdie said in a telephone interview on Friday.
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