Brooklyn eatery, shuttered by COVID-19 just 8 days after opening, bounces back

On March 7, Romeo and Milka Regalli hosted a grand opening for Ras, their new Ethiopian restaurant in Crown Heights. Just eight days later, they had a not-so-grand closing. The husband-and-wife pair, who already operate three Awash Ethiopian restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, had been plotting Ras for four years. The couple dreamed of serving […]

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Hachalu Hundessa, Ethiopian Singer and Activist, Is Shot Dead

NAIROBI, Kenya — Hachalu Hundessa, a prominent Ethiopian singer, songwriter and activist, has been shot dead in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in a killing that risked heightening tensions in a nation taking stuttering steps toward establishing a multiparty democracy. Mr. Hundessa, 34, was shot late on Monday night in the Gelan Condominiums area of […]

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Ethiopia’s Legese wins coronavirus-impacted Tokyo Marathon

TOKYO (Reuters) – Ethiopian Birhanu Legese won the Tokyo Marathon for the second year in a row on Sunday, racing to victory in two hours, four minutes and 15 seconds along often empty streets in the Japanese capital. Locals were strongly discouraged from lining the route because of the coronavirus outbreak, and the race was […]

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