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05 Oct 2005 description
report Voice of America

By VOA News

Ethiopian authorities have advised 50,000 people to evacuate from a northeastern region following a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

The evacuation advice was given for the Afar region, where a 5.5 magnitude earthquake late last month triggered the eruption of Mount Arteala.

A 4.2 magnitude quake earlier this week led to another volcanic eruption.

The earthquakes have damaged roads, and large areas of land used for grazing are covered with lava that has spewed from Mount Arteala.

There have been no reports of human casualties. But local officials say …

26 May 2005 description
report Voice of America

By Alisha Ryu

Addis Ababa, 26 May 2005 - It is estimated that each year, tens of thousands of poor, rural children in Ethiopia become victims of child traffickers, who promise them a better life and then sell them to face even greater poverty and suffering. In many cases, the children's horrific journeys begin, and end, at the main bus terminal in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where VOA Correspondent Alisha Ryu begins her report.