The Wisdom of the Stomach

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Sat Dec 8 2012, 19:02:39

There were these heavenly testing cakes served on silver platter in a "regional party". Both Eritreans and Ethiopians were invited to this "All the cakes you can eat" party. But there was one serious problem: the "cookie cutters" that cut the cakes into "serving portions" did it in various shapes that look like the maps of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Amhara, Tigray, Somali, Afar, etc. Of course, it was all done in the spirit of regional brotherhood ... But given such a visual and tactile pressure on the guests to ignore the non-patriotic callings of their stomach, you can easily imagine how wrong the party went, with many guests stoically refusing to eat some cakes or taking malicious bites of particular shaped cakes for various "nationalistic" reasons.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Ethiopie:   Plus de 2500 personnes arrêtées dans le cadre de l'état d'urgence (news)
Radio France Internationale
21 October 2016

Les autorités éthiopiennes ont procédé à l'arrestation de plus de 2 500 personnes depuis l'instauration de l'état d'urgence à la suite de la ... [read more]

Ethiopia:   It's Facebook, Not Farce Book! (opinion)
The Ethiopian Herald
20 October 2016

The development of global social media outlets like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Bebo, Tumbir, You Tube, Linkedin is moving in an unprecedented speed. The revolution in science and technology, ... [read more]

Somalia:   Somali Elder - Ethiopia Won't Bring Peace to Galkayo (news)
Shabelle Media Network
21 October 2016

A prominent Somali traditional elder Mohamed Hassan Haad said Ethiopia has no interest to mediate between Galmudug and Puntland states to end the recurrent fighting in Galkayo town. Speaking in an ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!