Hawarya is a newspaper in the Ethiopian Diaspora published under the African Network Inc. Its name, 'Hawarya', means "Apostle"and has been serving the Ethiopian expatriate communities since 1995.
Hawarya is a mainly "Amharic" monthly (Ethiopian official language) publication being circulated from Toronto (Canada). It is the main source of information for its vast number of readers, both at home and abroad; and, it is also a gateway for the mainstream media groups to access an African news, especially that of Ethiopian.
Hawarya's main objectives include: to serve its readers as a conduit for current and reliable news about Ethiopia and the community; to educate the general public about Ethiopia's cultural heritage and its proud history; and to preserve this through continued research, education and documentation. It also serves as a bridge between the Ethiopian communities abroad and the respective countries they live in, such as Canada where Hawarya is published.
The paper, Hawarya, has been cited as a reliable source of news by renowned Western media such as The Globe & Mail, The New York Times, the Toronto Star, the Guardian, CBC, Daily Nation, as well as many publications from within Ethiopia and abroad.
It has carried major exclusive news such as the famous Ethiopian Olympian, Miruts Yifiter, seeking asylum in Canada, property ownership of the Ethiopian Orthodox church in Canada, about Weizhen Tang ("the Chinese Buffett") on his Ponzi Scheme charge, World People's Conference on Climate Change, World Stem Cell Conference in Toronto, about the "secret book" on city parking ticket policy in Toronto, etc..
Hawarya recently started extra pages of English publication, named 'One Voice of Africa' to begin serving all African communities. This new publication is distributed to many African outlets in the Greater Toronto Area in addition to the online service. Our goal is to make Hawarya a truly multi-cultural media to serve the Canadian mosaic and beyond.