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Debre Berhane Selassie

Debre Berhan Selassie an easy stroll 2km northeast of town. Despite its walls hosting the nation’s most vibrant ecclesiastical artwork, it’s the ceiling that captures most visitors’ imaginations. Think of Mona Lisa’s smile and multiply it 104 times!

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Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano

Erta Ale is a very remote and rarely visited shield volcano in the Afar region of East Africa.

Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano

Mulatu Astatke

The Father of Ethio Jazz: Mulatu Astatke

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Churches in Ethiopia

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Churches in Ethiopia Churches in Ethiopia

Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal

The Ethiopian wolf is the rarest canid in the world (Sillero 2001), and is one of the world's rarest mammals.

Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal

Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia

Awasa , southern Ethiopia’s largest city, is 100km further south and sits on the shores of attractive Lake Awasa. With plenty of facilities, a great fish market and row boats to boot, Awasa is a great place to stop.  

Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia

Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia

The Center of Ethiopian art and culture Gondar, founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635, is famous for its many medieval castles and the design and decoration of its churches.

Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia

Ydnekatchew Tessema

 

Ydnekatchew Tessema (September 11, 1921 – August 19, 1987) is a former Ethiopian president of the Confederation of African Football, footballer, manager and now is an honorary president after his death in 1987.

 

Early life

 

Ydnekatchew was born in Jimma to father Negadras Tessema Ehete and mother Mulatwa Gebreselassie. Ydnekatchew's father was serving his fifth year of exile from the country for being the minister of telegraphe and posts of the deposed monarch head, Iyasu V of Ethiopia. This never really affected the relationship between Ydnekatchew and Haile Silassie,the two are seen in many shots where Ydnekatchew humbly accepst another trophy for another achievement from the king. At age four Ydnekatchew was sent to Teferi Mekonen school, where he would do most of his educating.At school, the young Ydnekatchew played many sports but mastered football. At age 8 he was even made captain of his school team. In his teens, he also practiced cycling, short distance running and boxing,but he always seemed destined ofr football,and its what led him to being scouted by a member of the Arada FC (now Saint-George SA).

The young Ydnekatchew took French, English and Italian classes and was fluent in all those languages besides, Amharic.

Later

He is considered as one of the country's biggest sporting heroes. He played and coached Ethiopian clubs and teams and invented the modern Ethiopian Sports office at age 22. As a player he spent his entire career at Saint-George SA in Addis Ababa,joining the youth team in 1935 at age 14. Wearing the V across his chest he played 23 years straight with them including his youth years ,a country record. Another record he holds is a 43 goals from 47 goals scored by his team. He is the all time leading scorer of Saint-George SA. In 1947, the Ethiopia national football team started playing international football, he was already 28 years old and the squad was vying for younger players, nevertheless he would get 15 caps to his name.His first cap was may 1st 1947 in a 5-0 victory over Djibouti. He was also selected for the African cup of nations 1957,even though Ethiopia finished second ,without an Ethiopian scoring a goal. He was criticized as being "too old",comments mainly manufactured on the fact that he was 36 years old at the time.After the tournanement,Ydnekatchew stopped playing for the national team. There was also rumors that he was offered contracts from Inter Milan, El Zamalek, and Liverpool.

His record for the country led him to coach the Ethiopia national football team, after his player retirement for a glorious period, and in 1962, at age 41 when the African Cup of Nations was to be held in Ethiopia, he led them to their only championships in this respected tournament,beating Egypt 4-2 in the final. Ethiopian football was at its peak then, as Haile Selassie the emperor of Ethiopia awarded them the trophy.

So Ydnekatchew stayed on as chairman of team selections from 1950 to 1976. In 1972 he became president of CAF, Africa's football governing body, and would stay on until his death in 1987. He would lead many Ethiopian sports organisations,including Ethiopia's Olympic teams for the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics. He was also a member of the FIFA Executive Committee,in 1966 until 1974, and is known for his part in a victorious fight against apartheid in South African and international sports.

Legacy

Ydnekatchew died August 18 1987 at the age of 66 due to long term illness. Until his death, he was the President of the African Football Confederation, President of the Union of African Sports Confederations, honorary President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa, Member of the Executive Committee of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa and member of the International Olympic Committee. Africa saw him as an ambassador of Africa who took pride in athletic advancements made by the continent, and in March 1988, he was made Posthumous Honorary President of the African Football Confederation.

 

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