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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

The number of South Sudanese refugees reaches 1 million mark
The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in neighbouring countries has this week passed the 1 million mark, including more than 185,000 people who have fled since fresh violence erupted in the...

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:01 GMT

As Games near end, Team Refugees looks to the future
After competing at the Olympics, Yolande and her teammates hope they have turned the page on the past.

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR calls for open borders for possible South Sudan refugee outflows
UNHCR is calling on all armed parties to ensure safe passage for people fleeing the fighting that erupted late last week in Juba between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and First Vice-President Riek...

Tue, 12 Jul 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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Chinese Maker of Ivanka Trump’s Shoes Looks for Cheaper Labor
As workers in China complain of excessive hours and seek higher pay, the factory owner is sending more jobs to Africa.

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:01:32 -0500

Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics
As Ethiopia’s health minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ignored cholera outbreaks, a global health expert and adviser to a rival candidate charges.

Sat, 13 May 2017 18:21:00 -0500

Everything We Knew About Sweatshops Was Wrong
An experiment in factories in Ethiopia offers some lessons.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:43:47 -0500

Overseas Adoptions by Americans Continue to Decline
A new State Department report said adoptions of foreign-born children were at a 35-year low.

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:57:50 -0500

Exploring Ethiopia’s Past and Future Through Body Painting
Aida Muluneh’s colorful photos of figures in decorative body paint explore issues of African identity, women and the connection between heritage and homeland.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:52 -0500
News feed from Cyber Ethiopia

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Human Rights Council Ethiopia releases report on rights abuses committed under current State of Emergency
The report included details of extrajudicial killings, torture, and imprisonment committed in three regional states and the capital Addis Abeba Liyat Fekade Addis Abeba, June 09/2017 – Human Rights Council (HRCO) Ethiopia, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, has released 49 pages of report detailing widespread human right abuses committed by the security under the current State [...]

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:24:26 +0000

Beating Ethiopia’s internet outage – Diplomacy, cash and technology
Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with ADDIS STANDARD Ethiopian authorities recently blocked internet access across the country. The move was to preserve the integrity of nationwide examinations that started last week (May 31) and is expected to end on Friday June 8. More often than not when internet cuts are imposed, people are advised to switch to [...]

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:56:37 +0000

Indexing Ethiopia
Posted in Al Mariam’s Commentaries By almariam On June 4, 2017 Author’s Note: Last week, Vision of Humanity issued its 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI).  Its report on Ethiopia is certainly the most distressing though unequivocal, straightforward and clear-cut. The state of peace worsened in Ethiopia more than any other country in sub-Saharan Africa, and arguably the rest of the world. [...]

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:31:58 +0000

Internet as Utility, not Luxury
Kiya Tsegaye, Addis Standard’s Legal Affairs Advisor & Contributor Addis Abeba, June 04/2017 – For the third time in less than one year, authorities in Ethiopia have imposed a blanket blackout of access to internet for ordinary Ethiopians. The blackout is total for ordinary citizens because for the last six days, a few people, especially those who are [...]

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 08:03:56 +0000

Blocked again – Ethiopia shut down the country’s internet to beat exam cheats
Ethiopia shut down the internet on Tuesday (May 30) ahead of a scheduled national examination that was due to take place in the country on Wednesday. Social media users noted that the internet service was interrupted from around 7 pm on Tuesday—reportedly to prevent exam leaks. About 1.2 million students are taking the grade 10 national exams, [...]

Wed, 31 May 2017 13:52:13 +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.

HIV/AIDS stories, news feeds and resources click here.