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Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

On the outskirts of Kakuma in northwestern Kenya. Always arid, the area has become hotter and drier with the onset of climate change.
Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

On the outskirts of Kakuma in northwestern Kenya. Always arid, the area has become hotter and drier with the onset of climate change.
'Freedom!': the mysterious movement that brought Ethiopia to a standstill | Tom Gardner

'Freedom!': the mysterious movement that brought Ethiopia to a standstill | Tom Gardner

Qeerroo – young Oromo activists – drove the mass strike that helped topple the prime minister of one of Africa’s most autocratic governments Today, Desalegn is a banker. But once he was a Qeerroo: a
There’s a crucial link between better road networks and international trade for African countries

There’s a crucial link between better road networks and international trade for African countries

I recently asked a business acquaintance how long it took to travel by road between DR Congo’s two biggest cities, Kinshasa to Lubumbashi. There was…
Ethiopia's ruling party picks new leader, set to become PM

Ethiopia's ruling party picks new leader, set to become PM

Ethiopia's ruling coalition late Tuesday named a chairman set to become the country's new prime minister amid the latest state of emergency in Africa's second most populous nation.
Link About It: Photographer Aida Muluneh Explores Masks and Face-Painting

Link About It: Photographer Aida Muluneh Explores Masks and Face-Painting

Ethiopia-born photographer Aida Muluneh's works explore and upend perceptions of masks and face-painting by invoking the traditional and incorporating the global. Muluneh, who founded the Addis Foto
Ethiopia Seeks Calm With a New Leader

Ethiopia Seeks Calm With a New Leader

Abiy Ahmed is expected to become Ethiopia’s prime minister.
Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault…
Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan

Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan

Victoria and Albert Museum director says artefacts could be sent to Africa on long-term loanTreasures including a gold crown and a royal wedding dress, which were taken from Ethiopia by the British

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok…
Can Abiy Ahmed Save Ethiopia?

Can Abiy Ahmed Save Ethiopia?

The announcement of a new prime minister has led to widespread celebrations, but reforming the country without alienating the army will not be easy.
The Ethiopian treasures in the V&A may have to return home | Martin Kettle

The Ethiopian treasures in the V&A may have to return home | Martin Kettle

The Maqdala artefacts were seized in an imperial war that wasn’t about plunder or annexation. Still, they may not be in the right placeA group of Ethiopian treasures, now on special display at the
Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of ‘stolen’ prince after 150 years

Ethiopians urge Britain to return bones of ‘stolen’ prince after 150 years

Poet Lemn Sissay adds voice to campaign for repatriation of the boy’s remains with other loot taken after the Battle of MaqdalaFor 150 years, Ethiopians have been asking when Prince Alemayehu will
African athletes keep going missing at global sporting events and it’s only going to get worse

African athletes keep going missing at global sporting events and it’s only going to get worse

African athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Australia have been in the news for action on and off the track. The haul of 34 gold…
The Problem With Development Statistics

The Problem With Development Statistics

Exchanges at the Organization of American States usually don’t do well on YouTube. But when the Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs brought up Venezuela’s crackdown on dissent last summer, Venezuelan
Why Dictators Love Development Statistics

Why Dictators Love Development Statistics

Exchanges at the Organization of American States usually don’t do well on YouTube. But when the Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs brought up Venezuela’s crackdown on dissent last summer, Venezuelan
UN suspends key witness in alleged sexual assault inquiry

UN suspends key witness in alleged sexual assault inquiry

Miriam Maluwa put on administrative leave after giving evidence to support claims against UNAids deputy directorA key witness in a sexual assault investigation involving a UN assistant secretary
Google and Amazon’s move to block domain fronting will hurt activists under repressive regimes

Google and Amazon’s move to block domain fronting will hurt activists under repressive regimes

Google and Amazon have blocked “domain fronting,” a method that allows developers to mask their traffic online and get around state-level internet blocks. Following Google…

Ethiopia Explores Blockchain Role in Tracking Coffee Exports

Ethiopia is exploring the use of blockchain technology to track the supply chain for its largest export, coffee.
An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa

An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa

When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbors—especially Djibouti—for access to international markets. This