East Africa

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The Tigray Festival celebrates culture and connections to Tigreans in Ethiopia, and kicks off in Seattle this week.

Sahra Farah, Director of Somali Community Services of Seattle. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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A Somali American pioneer challenges her community

Hamza Ibrahim, 18, leaps for a rebound during a Companion Athletics basketball game. His team, representing the Ethiopian Muslim Association of Seattle (EAMS) won the championship last year — and involvement in the league encouraged Ibrahim to get his grades up. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A new all East African basketball league in Tukwila has given Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean teens a chance to show off their skills, and raise their grades.

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An open letter from representatives of the Somali and East African communities about crime and discrimination on Capitol Hill.

Break dancing in Uganda during the Obumu Media Lab workshops earlier this year. (Photo by Scott Macklin)

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Ziwa will be showing until the end of July at the 2312 Gallery. All proceeds from art sold at the show go directly to arts education organizations.

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A pair of young artists who are immigrants from Eritrea are staging a show, “Memories from Back Home” at the Metrocenter YMCA starting July 10.

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A new film about Rwanda's burgeoning film industry shows how the collective moviegoing experience has the power to heal the scars of genocide. I love...

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Meet Hamda Yusuf: She's 19, she's a local slam poetry champion, and she wants to be the US ambassador to Somalia. At the Youth Speaks!...

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A former slum-resident from Kenya thinks his hometown can teach Seattle a thing or two about consumption and green-living.  After living in Seattle for three...

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For millions of women and girls in poor countries, collecting water for their families each day is not just a chore—it's a symbol of...

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Al Uruba restaurant on Renton Avenue serves up traditional food in the kind of peaceful setting that may finally be returning to Somalia after...

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“Let me take you to Uganda with me.” That’s how Dr. Ben Khingi began his presentation last Thursday evening at the Washington Global Health Alliance....

Kenyan food

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When Seattleites think African food, the first thing that comes to mind is probably one of our region's umpteen Ethiopian restaurants. And don't get...