Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

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.

Britons donate £72m for East Africa drought aid appeal

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

The British public has donated £72m for victims of the devastating drought in East Africa, the most ever for a food crisis, UK aid agencies have said.

Two million East African infants are now starving

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Refugee camps are overflowing, crime is rife, and militants are stopping food aid getting through. Emily Dugan reports on an ever-growing tragedy

Ethiopia Raises Number Needing Food Relief by 500,000

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Ethiopia raised the estimate of the number of people who will need food aid this year by half a million to 2.8 million because of drought in the Somali region, Agriculture State Minister Mitiku Kassa said today.

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.

IMF gives Ethiopia $62.7 mln, final tranche of package

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will give Ethiopia $62.7 million from its Exogenous Shock Facility, the final tranche of a $240.2 million package.

Afghanistan and African nations at greatest risk from world food shortages

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Soaring commodity prices and natural disasters in Russia and Pakistan have combined to put African nations and conflict-ridden countries such as Afghanistan most at risk from food shortages, according to a report released today.

Ethiopia’s new development plan hopes to boost economy by 15%

Friday, August 13th, 2010

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 11, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Wednesday that the country’s economy will achieve a 15% economic boost from a new 5-year national development plan.

Donors betray African democrats

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

By William Wallis (FT) There are plenty of reasons to be hopeful about sub-Saharan Africa. Progress towards more democratic rule, however, is no longer among them.

Refugee family from Ethiopia gets new home makeover

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY - A refugee mother from Ethiopia and her seven children moved into a completely updated living space Wednesday after a small business owner funded to have their home completely overhauled with new amenities. The family has experienced many hardships before and after coming to America. Signe Ebbit ...