Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Eskinder Nega faces verdict on Friday

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

VIENNA, May 7, 2012 – A verdict in the trial of critical journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition figures accused of terrorism-related crimes is expected on Friday, May 11. Ethiopia’s crackdown on the media and freedom of expression has received bad press around the world, with major international media covering the ...

Ethiopia rejects calls for Bush arrest, honors him a prize

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle December 4, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) — The Ethiopia government on Sunday dismissed an international rights group’s call for the arrest of former US President, George W. Bush for role in water boarding, which right group campaigners consider as torture.

Questions over Ethiopia’s coffee crop

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Coffee production in some parts of southern Ethiopia has come to a halt because of a lack of rain, according to a British NGO, although some coffee experts predict a bumper crop this year. Plan UK is reporting that some coffee farmers have been forced to rip out their entire crop ...

MSF launches mass vaccination in Ethiopian camp

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launched a mass vaccination Thursday against measles at a refugee camp in southern Ethiopia hosting Somalis who have fled a severe drought.  

UN reports measles outbreaks, deaths among children in Ethiopia, Kenya

Friday, July 15th, 2011

GENEVA — United Nations officials say outbreaks of measles in Ethiopia and Kenya have killed dozens of children and sickened thousands of others.

Horn of Africa conflicts worsen humanitarian crisis

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Famines in Africa are almost always man-made. Droughts may strip the ground, but it is wars or other communal upheavals that start the death rattles. That's what's happening now on the parched landscape in the Horn of Africa where Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia meet.

Ethiopia Revokes License of US Adoption Agency

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Ethiopia has revoked the license of an American adoption agency, accusing it of child trafficking. The agency has responded sharply, charging it is the victim of government retaliation.

Ethiopia seeks aid for 2.8 million starving people

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Ethiopia Government is appealing for food aid to feed some 2.8 million people facing starvation.

Mandela ‘responds well to treatment’

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Goodwill gestures and get-well messages continue to pour in President Jacob Zuma is expected to arrive home from Ethiopia, but it is not clear when he would visit former president Nelson Mandela at his Johannesburg home.

In short, lessons from Mom

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Tom Sietsema Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Even by Ethiopian standards, the menu at Merkamo in Springfield is concise, with fewer than a dozen dishes altogether.