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18 Mar 2014 description

Many Eritreans, Somalis, Ethiopians, and others came to South Sudan after 2011 to escape repression or fear. Now they say they have a double portion.

Read the full story on the Christian Science Monitor.

30 Apr 2012 description

With its population of 91 million expected to double in the next 22 years, and a drier climate, Ethiopia will have trouble feeding its people, a new report says.

Read the full article in the Christian Science Monitor.

24 Feb 2012 description

Aid groups are appealing for proactive action, as Horn of Africa drought persists. Could insurance schemes for poor farmers and drought-prone nations provide the answer?

By William Davison, Correspondent
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

26 Aug 2011 description

African leaders talk often of 'African solutions for African problems,' but the paltry $70 million pledged at an AU famine-relief conference raises questions whether this mantra is just rhetoric.

By Osiame Molefe, Correspondent / August 26, 2011

01 Aug 2011 description

By William Davison, Contributor / August 1, 2011

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In Ethiopia's rain-starved eastern badlands, livestock is the sole asset for most. Swaddled in robes, pastoralist families traverse huge tracts searching for water and pasture for their herds, uprooting camps as they go. When seasonal rains fail, life becomes a battle for survival.

10 May 2011 description

The Turkana of northwest Kenya and Daasanach of southern Ethiopia have been at odds for years, but food scarcity, drought, and changing lifestyles are exacerbating tensions.

By Alex Thurston, Guest blogger / May 10, 2011

19 Nov 2010 description

See a lot of people squatting in the open today? Don't be offended. The so-called "big squat" was held worldwide to coincide with the 10th annual World Toilet Day, an initiative to bring awareness to the need for adequate sanitary facilities.

Every day, some 1.1 billion people go to the bathroom without any type of toilet, according to the World Health Organization.

28 Sep 2010 description

African refugees were receiving humanitarian supplies from the US Navy when their skiff capsized off the Somali coast. The number of refugees fleeing the Horn of Africa has skyrocketed in recent years.

By Stephen Kurczy, Staff Writer / September 28, 2010

Thirteen refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia drowned Monday when their skiff capsized while it was receiving humanitarian assistance from the United States, the US Navy said today in a statement.

The Navy said it was able to save 61 other refugees from the boat that capsized off the coast of Somalia.

30 Jan 2010 description

By Jina Moore / Correspondent / January 30, 2010

Zuluyee, Liberia; and Kailahun, Sierra Leone

The specialists know the warning signs. Analysts and scientists and field officers and academics spend years writing white papers, issuing reports and holding conferences, trying to provoke interest in issues that often seem arcane.

27 Jun 2008 description

Aid workers must now choose who's the most malnourished, and experts say the crisis could become as bad as the infamous 1984 famine.

By Nicholas Benequista | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

06 May 2008 description

The government's food giveaway may undercut a successful cash aid program.

By Nicholas Benequista | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - Farmers in Ethiopia are better off now than they were four years ago, in part due to better-than-average rains and rising grain prices globally. But there's another reason: Africa's largest beneficiary of foreign aid has shifted from food aid to cash assistance.

Ethiopia is seen by aid organizations as a model of how to best help hungry nations.

26 Feb 2008 description

Government warns aid workers if they talk to press about atrocities in Somali region, they will lose access.

By Nicholas Benequista | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor

Jijiga, Ethiopia - Spotting a plume of dust from an approaching vehicle, residents of Gudis village ran to tell their neighbors to hide. Then someone saw the flag on the white Land Cruiser; international aid workers were coming.

27 Jun 2007 description

The first of 300 volunteers arrive to teach Chinese, poultry technologies, and lessons in traditional Chinese medicine.

By Danna Harman | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - Across the border from South Sudan, in the small Ethiopian village of Asossa, Sun Yingtao, a young agriculture student from Hebei Province in China, is teaching subsistence farmers - many of them refugees from war-torn Sudan - techniques for getting good yields out of their meager lands.

Seconded to the Ethiopian Department of Rural Development, Mr.

18 May 2007 description

Four Ugandan troops were killed this week in a bomb blast as Somalia's insurgency intensifies.

By Scott Baldauf | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

and Alexis Okeowo | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and KAMPALA, Uganda - Even before a roadside bomb killed four Ugandan peacekeepers in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday, convincing other African nations to support the mission was a tough sell.

But as fighting in Mogadishu escalates into a full-scale insurgency, creating what the United Nations now calls the …

26 Apr 2007 description

Ethiopia accuses neighbors of supporting an ethnic Somali rebel group that attacked a Chinese-run oil installation this week, killing 74 people.

By Rob Crilly | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor and Will Connors | Contributor of The Christian Science Monitor

Khartoum, Sudan and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - As the initial shock of this week's rebel raid on a Chinese oil installation in Ethiopia begins to fade, there is a growing realization that Somalia's increasingly brutal insurgency is starting to seep across the Horn of Africa.

Tuesday's early morning raid …

22 Feb 2007 description

By Scott Baldauf - Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - Imagine if Ethiopia, that land of skin-and-bone children that defined African famine in the 1980s, could turn from the world's largest recipient of food aid into a bread basket, not only feeding itself, but its neighbors also.

It could happen.

Ethiopia actually produces more maize than east African neighbors Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania combined, but since most Ethiopian farmers are subsistence growers, only 30 percent of that food actually reaches the market.

The quickest way to change …

27 Dec 2005 description

Eritrea and Ethiopia could face UN sanctions if they don't take steps to avert war.

By Abraham McLaughlin | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA -- On the surface, the reasons for rising tensions between the African nation of Ethiopia and its tiny neighbor, Eritrea, may seem trivial.

20 Oct 2005 description

Ethiopia's prime minister said Wednesday that Eritrean forces are sneaking into a demilitarized border zone.

By Abraham McLaughlin | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - One of Africa's most bitter wars - which has been largely dormant since 2000 - risks reigniting, partly because America's neutrality in the conflict may be compromised by the alliance it formed with Ethiopia in the war on terrorists.

Border tensions between landlocked Ethiopia and tiny coastal autocracy Eritrea have surged since Oct.

01 Aug 2005 description


Food aid is beginning to flow into Niger, where some 2.9 million people face food shortages.
By Abraham McLaughlin and Christian Allen Purefoy