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For Ethiopia’s Underemployed Youth, Life Can Center on a Leaf

For Ethiopia’s Underemployed Youth, Life Can Center on a Leaf

A farmer collecting khat in Infranz, a village in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The young and underemployed are increasingly chewing khat, a psychotropic leaf that has amphetaminelike effects.
At Least 50 Migrants Drown as Smuggler Throws Them Into Sea

At Least 50 Migrants Drown as Smuggler Throws Them Into Sea

United Nations migration agency workers helped Somali and Ethiopian migrants forced into the sea by a smuggler.
Fleeing Hardship, Then Pushed Into Sea, They Landed in a Country at War

Fleeing Hardship, Then Pushed Into Sea, They Landed in a Country at War

Ethiopian migrants arrived on Yemen’s shores on Friday after being ordered into the sea by their smugglers.
Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

A South Sudanese family crossing into Uganda in June. The United Nations refugee agency said about 1,800 people have fled across the border to Uganda every day for the past year.
Explorer: Up Close With the Tribes of Ethiopia’s Imperiled Omo Valley

Explorer: Up Close With the Tribes of Ethiopia’s Imperiled Omo Valley

Hamar tribespeople and tourists head to a bull-jumping ceremony in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley.

Back-to-Back Attacks in Somalia Prove Power of ISIS-Backed al Shabaab

Somalia's insurgency and security issues heat up, despite billions of dollars in aid from the U.S. and UN.
‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

Takele Alene in his home in Fendika, Ethiopia. Besides being a farmer, Mr. Alene is a senior village official, serving as both an informant and an enforcer for the country’s governing party.
‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

Takele Alene in his home in Fendika, Ethiopia. Besides being a farmer, Mr. Alene is a senior village official, serving as both an informant and an enforcer for the country’s governing party.
'We fear for our lives': how rumours over sugar saw troops kill 10 people in Ethiopia | Tom Gardner

'We fear for our lives': how rumours over sugar saw troops kill 10 people in Ethiopia | Tom Gardner

A brutal crackdown on protest and the return of soldiers to the streets of Oromia region has fuelled growing anger and frustration with central governmentIt began with a rumour. On 25 October,
Frugal Traveler: A Trip Through the Stunning, Rock-Hewed Churches of Ethiopia

Frugal Traveler: A Trip Through the Stunning, Rock-Hewed Churches of Ethiopia

Bete Giyorgis, or Church of St. George, one of the churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia, carved out of the earth.
A Bodega Owner Tried to Get a Customer to Murder His Business Partner

A Bodega Owner Tried to Get a Customer to Murder His Business Partner

The customer said that he didn't even know the name of the man asking him to kill.
'Addis has run out of space': Ethiopia's radical redesign

'Addis has run out of space': Ethiopia's radical redesign

As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest housing project is under way. But who benefits?Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed
A New African Tradition for Hanukkah

A New African Tradition for Hanukkah

Meskerem Gebreyohannes prepares dinner at her restaurant, Taste of Ethiopia, in Southfield, Mich.
Park life: workers struggle to make ends meet at Ethiopia's $250m industrial zone | William Davison

Park life: workers struggle to make ends meet at Ethiopia's $250m industrial zone | William Davison

The government hopes its investment will lure foreign firms and boost the economy – but low wages and poor infrastructure may see it falterConcentrating intensely, Haimanot Ayele picks up three pins
Israeli firm Cyberbit illegally spied on behalf of Ethiopia's despots, then stored all their stolen data on an unencrypted, world-readable website

Israeli firm Cyberbit illegally spied on behalf of Ethiopia's despots, then stored all their stolen data on an unencrypted, world-readable website

Researchers from the University of Toronto's amazing Citizen Lab (previously) have published a new report detailing the latest tactics from the autocratic government of Ethiopia, "the world's first
Ethiopia has blocked social media sites as new Oromo protests hit the country

Ethiopia has blocked social media sites as new Oromo protests hit the country

Ethiopia’s government has blocked the internet following days of protests and unease that resulted in deaths and injuries in universities and towns across the East…

Dutch Court Sentences Ethiopian to Life in Prison for War Crimes

The defendant, Eshetu Alemu, 63, was convicted of ordering the killing of 75 prisoners, including many children, in 1978 as a government official in a brutal military dictatorship in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia’s Churches In The Sky

Ethiopia’s Churches In The Sky

The ancient Kingdom of Axum, now a part of Ethiopia, was one of the first nations in the world to adopt Christianity. The religion took strong foothold in 330 AD when King Ezana the Great declared it
Ethiopia says it will free all political prisoners

Ethiopia says it will free all political prisoners

Prime minister announces effort to ‘widen democratic space’ following anti-government protestsEthiopia’s prime minister has announced that political prisoners will be released and a prison camp