Ethiopia Seeks Help to Survive Drought

Drought and hunger have been sensitive topics in Ethiopia since the infamous famine in the early 1980s that killed [...]

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A historical reflection on famine in Ethiopia

Drought is a natural phenomenon but it is often the reaction of society and governments that creates a famine. This[...]

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Ethiopian Airlines to operate All-Women Crew flight from ADD to BKK

Ethiopian Airlines to operate All-Women Crew flight from ADD to BKK

Ethiopian Airlines will operate an All- Women functioned flight on the Addis Ababa – Bangkok route on November 19[...]

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Congo upset Ethiopia in thriller

Congo Brazzaville produced a virtuoso performance beating hosts Ethiopia Walia Ibex at home 4-3 in a high scoring 2[...]

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Can Ethiopia’s railway bring peace to Somalia?

The dream is that one day, the railway will extend from the Red Sea in Djibouti all the way across Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. A few wars will have to end first.

Due to the urgent need to feed the 8.2 million people Ethiopia says are suffering from the drought, the Addis Ababa-Djibouti line opened ahead of schedule on 20 November.

The first train to travel along the nearly 800km track delivered more than 3,000 tonnes of grain from Djibouti port to drought-affected areas. The United Nations says more than 15 million people will be in need of emergency food aid by the beginning of 2016.

Moderate coffee drinking may lower risk of premature death

Boston, MA – People who drink about three to five cups of coffee a day may be less likely to die prematurely from some illnesses than those who don’t drink or drink less coffee, according to a new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers and colleagues. Drinkers of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee saw benefits, including a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes, and suicide.

Ethiopia May Ship Sugar in 2016 as India-Backed Plant Ready

Ethiopia may begin exporting surplus raw sugar in 2016 after finishing delayed Indian and Chinese-backed projects in the drought-hit east of the Horn of Africa nation, the state-owned Sugar Corp. said.

Unrefined sugar production in the fiscal year that ends July 7 should be more than 900,000 metric tons, primarily from the expanded Fincha, Wonji and Metahara factories and the almost complete Tendaho and Kessem operations, which are supported by state banks in the Asian nations, according to company spokesman Zemedkun Tekle.

Ethiopia working with China to boost manufacturing sector

Each day, workers in Ethiopia have proven they can produce around 7,500 pairs of shoes at the Huajian International Shoe City in Ethiopia. All these women’s shoes are exported to the U.S. and European markets under brand names including Guess, Marc Fisher and Nine West.
Ethiopia is now focusing on industrialization by boosting manufacturing. The Ethiopian government has expressed a desire to make Ethiopia a middle-income country by 2025.

Promised land? Rastafaris struggle in Ethiopia

Shashamane (Ethiopia) (AFP) – They came from across the world to Ethiopia in search of their “promised land”, but for many Rastafarians, struggling to win even basic rights, the dream never materialised.

“How did we survive so far? I wonder,” said Reuben Kush, the grey-bearded president of the Ethiopian World Federation, a branch of Rastafarianism.

Kush left his home in Birmingham in Britain a decade ago to join a Rastafarian community based in the southern Ethiopian town of Shashamane, 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Addis Ababa.

Unites States provides $97 million to rescue victims of El Niño weather phenomenon in Ethiopia

The United States government announced it is providing $97 million to rescue victims of El Niño weather phenomenon in Ethiopia.
In a press statement the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that the donation will go directly to helping those Ethiopians who severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon.

Ethiopia rising: A bright spot in sub-Saharan Africa

At the top of the PM’s priority list is the implementation of the five-year Growth and Transformation Plan II (GTP II). The ultimate aim of the plan is to catapult Ethiopia into middle-income status by 2025 through transforming it into an industrialized economy, offering a fully integrated supply chain.

France’s Hollande: Eritrea ‘Becoming Empty’ as Residents Leave –VOA

French President Francois Hollande says Africa needs more international development aid in order to curb the flow of migrants from African countries.

Speaking at a meeting of more than 60 leaders from both Africa and the European Union, Hollande said that unless the EU delivers in terms of aid, the migration crisis that has sent hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to Europe this year will continue.

In Ethiopia, a hunger for science

There are hundreds of stories I could tell from my recent trip to Ethiopia four months ago– stories of similarities and differences, of opportunity and challenges. But I want to focus here on the reason for my trip and what I hope I accomplished.

I went to Ethiopia on a volunteer trip, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and facilitated by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on a Farmer-to-Farmer technology-transfer assignment.

Authoritarianism in Eritrea and the migrant crisis

Tens of thousands of Eritreans have arrived at Europe’s shores in recent years seeking asylum. They make up a significant share of the unprecedented stream of migrants and refugees making their way to the European Union, undertaking dangerous journeys while challenging the bloc to find a collective response consistent with refugee law.