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South Sudanese teenager dreams of taking to the skies
Nyahok Reath has her heart set on becoming a pilot and she is determined to complete her education to achieve her ambition.

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR thrust into the "politics of crumbs" as efforts to integrate refugees resisted
Efforts to foster peaceful co-existence and local integration of refugees in South Africa continue despite challenges of recurring violence and discrimination

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Refugee team competes in World Athletics Championships
Five athletes heading from Kenya to the IAAF championships in London will be the first refugees to take part in the competition.

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR chief urges African leaders to tackle displacement
In an address to members of the African Union, Filippo Grandi calls on governments to end the conflicts that cause millions to flee.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Dreams of glory drive Eritrean refugee cycle team in Ethiopia
Six refugees separated while in exile find hope in cycling as they rebuild their friendship in Addis Ababa.

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR says death risk from starvation in Horn of Africa, Yemen, Nigeria growing, displacement already rising
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning today that the risk of mass deaths from starvation among populations in the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria is growing. This warning is in light of droughts that...

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Hungry and desperate, thousands of Somalis trek to Ethiopia
Menaced by Al Shabab militants and a worsening drought, thousands of Somalis are abandoning the land to seek refuge in neighbouring Ethiopia.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Statement by Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey at the special session of IGAD Ministerial Committee on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees
UNHCR Special Envoy appeals for urgent action to stabilize Somalia, and create conditions that are conducive to safe and sustainable voluntary return

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Ethiopia: We Love Reading
Developing a Culture of Literacy among Refugee Children through Mobile Libraries The We Love Reading model is a quick, fun method of introducing reading circles to refugee children using community volunteers....

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Dairy start-up empowers Somali women refugees
Uprooted from their homes, 20 refugee women find new independence by opening a dairy cooperative in Ethiopia.

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants
UNHCR launches campaign to highlight dangers to thousands of people – most from Ethiopia and Somalia – who continue head to Yemen despite the raging conflict.

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 00:00:01 GMT

UN refugee chief warns of "forgotten population" in Egypt
Filippo Grandi met African refugees in Egypt, many of whom are becoming increasingly vulnerable.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:01 GMT

Volunteer refugee teacher steps up to fill gaps in camp schooling
Veteran Sudanese educator launches his own learning centre to give young refugees lessons in English – and peace – at Ethiopian camp.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:01 GMT

Migrant and refugee boat tragedy and irregular departures from Egypt
UNHCR is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet another boat capsized in the Mediterranean, this time off the coast of Rosetta, Egypt, reportedly carrying around 450 people. At least 42 bodies...

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR saddened by loss of life in boat capsize off Egypt
Egyptian authorities rescue 150 people including Sudanese, Eritreans and Somalis after boat capsizes off Rosetta. At least 42 bodies have reportedly been recovered.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:01 GMT
Above: Trinity, a 3-person acrobatic troupe from Ethiopia. Picture taken during the Philadelphia visit of UniverSoul Circus, during Oct and Nov 2015 click here.
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"In 1944, WWII African-American veterans set up a flying school in Addis Ababa. The nation acquired a few aircraft through military aid from the US and UK; and the school had 75 students by 1946.

Sweden agreed to assist and appointed Count Carl Gustaf von Rosen click here as head of the newly formed Imperial Ethiopian Air Force (IEAF).

In a war against Somalia, in 1977, "One F-5E pilot captured was Legesse Teferra, the most claiming 2 Somali MIG kills. His F-5E was shot down while overflying an area thought to be in control by Ethiopian forces. He was captured by the local Somali population and was turned over to then Somali army commander of the region, Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf who later became President of Somalia."
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Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda
The daily exodus of villagers escaping armed conflict, hunger and sexual violence prompted the U.N. refugee agency to urge international action.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:18:20 -0500

Fleeing Hardship, Then Pushed Into Sea, They Landed in a Country at War
Migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia, forced overboard from two boats last week, came ashore in war-torn Yemen. They were hoping to find work in the countries of the Persian Gulf.

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:21:41 -0500

At Least 50 Migrants Drown as Smuggler Throws Them Into Sea
The victims had fled Ethiopia and Somalia, facing acute hunger, and were headed for Yemen, one of the world’s most dangerous war zones.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:12:07 -0500

India’s Barefoot Lawyers
In India’s rural villages, few people seek the protection of law because lawyers are distant and expensive. Now paralegals are coming to help.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 03:21:29 -0500

Sending Health to Rural Ghana via Traveling Medics
In a country where 45 percent of the people live miles from clinics, Ghana’s government sends health workers to them to deliver medical care.

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 03:21:31 -0500
News feed from Cyber Ethiopia

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On Devaluation : How to remain poor By Kebour Ghenna
By Kebour Ghenna October 16,2017 I want to write one or two words about the surprise devaluation of the Birr. But first… Last week a dear reader from the government information office wrote to tell me how wrong I was to argue, that the Ethiopian ethnic based federal system has failed. Let me just say [...]

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:38:51 +0000

Journalist Temesgen Desalegne released from prison
Journalist Temesgen Desalegne is released from prison after completing his prison terms. Prison authorities failed to honor his release date for days before they finally let him go this morning. His brother and his friends went all the way to Ziway, a town south of Addis Ababa, to greet him as he leaves the notorious [...]

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:11:58 +0000

The Long Arm of the autocratic rulers of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled
By Felix Horne (Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa) “Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government. In Kenya, he hoped to be safe. But six [...]

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:54:04 +0000

How the NSA Built a Secret Surveillance Network for Ethiopia
by Nick Turse September 13 2017, 9:46 p.m. “A WARM FRIENDSHIP connects the Ethiopian and American people,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced earlier this year. “We remain committed to working with Ethiopia to foster liberty, democracy, economic growth, protection of human rights, and the rule of law.” Indeed, the website for the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia [...]

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:35:43 +0000

Journalists under duress: Internet shutdowns in Africa (including in Ethiopia) are stifling press freedom
“The internet for journalism is now like the air you breathe,” said Befeqadu Hailu, an Ethiopian journalist and a member of the Zone 9 blogger collective who was arrested in April 2014 and charged with terrorism. “Without the internet, modern journalism means nothing.” Yet, the internet is something that journalists in multiple African countries are often forced [...]

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:57:45 +0000
Daughters of Ethiopia attending a dinner celebrating Senegal in Jun 2012 in Philadelphia. This event was additionally an information session on HIV/AIDS presented by son of Senegal Mr Amadou Diagne (shown standing at right) and sponsored by the pharmaceutical company Gilead. Map and flag from Wikipedia.

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