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Addis Ababa Landfill Tragedy Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

Mariel Vilella | Posted 04.14.2017 | World
Mariel Vilella

Ending one’s life buried under tonnes of rubbish in a dumpsite is just one of the deadly risks faced by waste pickers, those who earn their living b...

You Won't Believe How Long This Guy Can Spray Water From His Mouth

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.16.2017 | Weird News

A medical student in Ethiopia has just earned a Guinness World Record for a truly jaw-dropping stunt: longest time to spray water from the mouth. Kiru...

Addis Ababa Wins C40 Award For Best Transportation Project Of 2016

Mark Watts | Posted 12.01.2016 | Green
Mark Watts

Addis Ababa was honoured today at an awards ceremony in Mexico City. The C40 Cities Awards recognize the world's most inspiring and innovative cities ...

Only-in-Ethiopia Travel Moments to Savor

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 05.17.2016 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

"Ethiopia? What's in Ethiopia?" When I mention that I've spent the past ten months living and working in this mountainous country in the Horn of Afric...

Here's How to Get Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All by 2030

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 03.16.2017 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

Sanjay Wijesekera speaks to press at the Sanitation and Water for All Ministerial Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 15, 2016 When it comes to wat...

Walking the Talk: Three Keys to Ending Vaccine-Preventable Deaths

Katrin DeCamp | Posted 02.19.2017 | World
Katrin DeCamp

At month's end, African health and finance ministers will meet in Ethiopia for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa. Alongside technical experts and policymakers, their focus will be expanding access to vaccines, knowing 1 in 5 African children still don't receive all necessary immunizations.

What Is Behind the Oromo Rebellion in Ethiopia?

Yohannes Woldemariam | Posted 12.20.2016 | World
Yohannes Woldemariam

The Ogadenis have a longstanding group grievance that is part and parcel of their indomitable desire for self-determination, which has never been addressed. The current uprising is a culmination of systematic injustice perpetrated against the Oromo.

Traveling the "World in Slow Motion" With a Three-Wheeler

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 12.08.2016 | Travel
Bibbi Abruzzini

Have you ever thought of putting together a team and embarking on a journey aboard tuktuks, mopeds, bicycles, or any other means of transportation who...

6 Places to Find Great Ethiopian Coffee in Addis Ababa

AFKTravel | Posted 09.03.2016 | Travel
AFKTravel

Wherever you go, you're bound to get a quality cuppa joe, and meet loads of Ethiopians who are as enthusiastic about coffee as you are.

How America's Global Financial System Blocks Development

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 08.10.2016 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

NEW YORK -- Today, developing countries and emerging markets are saying to the U.S. and other rich nations: If you will not live up to your development aid promises, at least get out of the way and let us create an international architecture for a global economy that works for the poor, too.

Impact Investing Could Help Developing Countries Tackle Food Security, Climate Change

The Guardian | Lavanya Hinduja | Posted 12.28.2016 | Impact

Developing nations need trillions of dollars a year to tackle issues like food security, climate change risks and basic infrastructure. But foreign in...

UN Finance for Development Conference in Addis: Still No Talk of Cutting Military Spending to Fund Development, but the Time Will Come

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

Despite many promises and commitments, most NGOs have branded the results as tragic since no binding commitments were made. The largest global network of civil society organizations, Civicus, highlighted that the meeting had brought no new money to the table.

Business Needs Sustainable Development Goals, Too

Arancha González | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Arancha González

This year, governments will make decisions that will shape sustainable development possibilities for generations to come. In September, world leaders will gather in New York to agree on a new set of international development goals.

Global Partnership and the Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Global governance needs recalibrating so it works in the public interest of all the world's citizens - not just for the few.

Financing for Development: How to Ask for Money

Serufusa Sekidde | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Serufusa Sekidde

As you prepare for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in mid-July, please remember that as an African Minister of Finance or Foreign Affairs and Development your country expects you and your advisers to get as much money as you can from the donors.

Can We Finance Sustainable Development?

Chris W. Williams | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Chris W. Williams

As more countries have attained middle-income status, inequality has soared. The wealthiest individuals have become wealthier while growth-with-equity remains a distant prospect.

Financing for Development -- What Does Success Look Like?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Despite progress, too little attention, aid, financial justice and too little of the right kinds of investment are currently targeted at the countries and people that need it most. We must aggressively work towards equity of outcomes in order to reach those people left behind by the last development framework.

Vacations Just Like Home, Only Better

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I started thinking about this in Maine, during a visit to the Black Point Inn. Viewing the sunset over the ocean from a sprawling porch with a glass of wine in hand was great but it was the people there who made it special.

In Ethiopia, Protecting Yourself Online Is A Crime

PEN American Center | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
PEN American Center

Six Ethiopian bloggers were formally charged with terrorism in Ethiopia's Lideta High Court last week, a move provoking deep concern for hackers and human rights activists in Ethiopia and around the world.

Not Just Another War in Africa: Explaining the Crisis in South Sudan, the Devil is in the detail and so are real solutions.

Matthew Leriche | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
Matthew Leriche

Early in December preparations began to celebrate the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on January 9th 2005, which eventually led to the creation of South Sudan, the world's youngest nation. On or about December 15th, only two years a sovereign state, major violence escalated throughout South Sudan.

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

Our Fight, Our Future

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

People often ask me if I feel pressure as the first democratically elected female leader of an African nation. It's a fair question, but the pressure I feel should be the same felt by all African leaders: to improve the lives of Africans.

Geographic Technology Helps Put Ethiopia on Map of Global Health Success

David J. Olson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

In just six years, DKT Ethiopia has transformed its system for tracking contraceptive sales from pins and pencils to computers and satellites and, in the process, helped create a family planning and HIV prevention success story in the Horn of Africa.

PHOTOS: The World's Best Cities For Coffee Lovers

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Costa Ricans refer to coffee as their "golden bean" because it has paid such high dividends to the local economy.

Alignment Quiz for African Leaders: A note From the African World Economic Forum

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Daniel Isenberg

Just imagine how fast financial institutions, health care delivery, and public education would improve if leaders forced themselves to have their and their families' interests completely aligned with those of their constituents as well.