EU increases humanitarian funding for refugees

The European Commission is providing an additional €5 million to respond to the needs of the growing number of re[...]

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Dam Rising in Ethiopia Stirs Hope and Tension

“It’s hope, Ms. Wossene said. “When I see the dam on TV, I say: ‘Ah, very soon. We’re getting there!’ T[...]

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Exercising strict oversight over the executive–Reporter

The current Ethiopian year of 2007 (2014/2015) is the closing year of the Ethiopian government’s 5-year Growth an[...]

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Ethiopia Nominates Doctor Operating Fistula Clinic for Nobel Peace Prize

ADDIS ABABA - The Ethiopian government has nominated 90-year-old Dr. Catherine Hamlin for this year's Nobel Peace P[...]

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Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

Three decades after images that shocked the world, country has become darling of the global development community – and the scourge of the human rights lobby

With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington, settled into an office of glass walls and vibrant artworks in Addis Ababa. The millionaire magnate, who has gone into the local wine business with Bob Geldof, mused on the new Ethiopia: “Most of the people need first security, second food … and democracy after that.”

Ethiopia: The famine report that shocked the world -BBC

It is 30 years since Ethiopia was in the grip of one of the worst famines to ever hit the country.
Shocking pictures filmed by a BBC News team sparked a global effort to raise funds to help.
Former minister Dawit Giorgis was in charge of relief work for Ethiopia’s government. He spoke to Witness about his memories of the time.

Rights group says African, Asian workers abused in UAE

DUBAI – Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates have reported being overworked, beaten or sexually abused by their employers but are often trapped in slave-like conditions because they’re excluded from the country’s labor law protections, a rights group said Thursday.

Alzheimer’s in a petri dish could revolutionize research

Researchers have succeeded in growing neurons in a lab that replicate the course of Alzheimer’s disease. Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child

Neurology and Mental Retardation at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research

Ebola’s public health remedy

Ebola could be best managed by improving West Africa’s public health infrastructure. Michael VanRooyen, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, is quoted.

Ebola has hit West Africa hard. As of this writing, the CDC reports that the virus has infected more than 8,000 people and claimed the lives of more than 4,000 in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria since April. With a case fatality rate higher than 50 percent, governments have been scrambling to contain the pathogen.

Texas nurse tests positive for Ebola, would be 1st Ebola transmission in U.S.-CNN

(CNN) — A female nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, officials said.

Confirmatory testing will be conducted Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Test results are expected to be announced later in the day. The patient is a female nurse, an official who is familiar with this case told CNN

Why conservatives blame Obama for Ebola

(CNN) — If our children’s children should die from Ebola here in the United States, President Obama would be to blame.

That is a sentiment I found in numerous comments on Ebola articles that I came across on the Internet. After a while I stopped reading, convinced that if President Obama found a cure for cancer, these would be the people who would blame him for putting doctors out of work.

How the world sees Obama

Beleaguered at home, U.S. President Barack Obama remains beloved in many nations abroad. And he is far more popular than his predecessor George W. Bush. But the bloom is definitely off the Obama rose.

Obama’s election in 2008 was widely approved of around the world, and there were high expectations for the incoming American leader, whose election seemed to promise an end to the anti-Americanism that had plagued Washington’s relations with the rest of the world for the past several years.

Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (Reuters) – Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ right to education, and Indian children’s right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Desalegn of Ethiopia Before Bilateral Meeting in Washington DC

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to extend a warm welcome to Prime Minister Desalegn and his delegation. When I spoke previously at the Africa Summit about some of the bright spots and progress that we’re seeing in Africa, I think there’s no better example than what has been happening in Ethiopia — one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.
We have seen enormous progress in a country that once had great difficulty feeding itself. It’s now not only leading the pack in terms of agricultural production in the region, but will soon be an exporter potentially not just of agriculture, but also power because of the development that’s been taking place there.

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