DIFRET is only the fourth feature film to be made in Ethiopia and is this year's Ethiopian submission for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. It tells the story of a young girl of 14, abducted for marriage, in a tradition that goes back centuries.
As to who played the scorpion and who played the crocodile, I'd give the first title "Scorpion" to Dick Cheney and share the second, "Crocodile" between Bush Jr. and Obama. Cheney injected the venom and Bush and Obama have been drowning in it ever since.
2. Nigeria needs better leadership
A safari vacation is unlike any other trip you'll take, so professional advice is more than welcome.
The explorer, author and filmmaker talks to Jacada about his greatest challenges, inspiration and his hopes to seek out a lost tribe of New Guinea.
I guess the key, whether you're on the beach or knee-deep in snow, is just to make sure your kids know that the person we are celebrating is Jesus... Santa is just the messenger with a bag of presents over his arm.
The Libyan revolution triumphed in autumn 2011 with the aid of several friendly countries, foremost among them France and the United States. At last, the future seemed open: fraternity, liberty, and prosperity would reign; we were united. Three years after our liberation, my heart bleeds.
Talk about a win-win-win! Jobs, carbon-sequestration, and reduced toxic exposures for farmers and neighbors. For such a humble and ancient practice, composting is a powerful act.
Today we spread the message that human rights are nothing if they are not universal. We seek justice for Salwa, not merely in the prosecution of her assassins, but in peace, security and democratic freedom for the people of Libya.
This is a guest post by Elizabeth Nichols and Peter Luis. Peter Luis is t...
I grew up in an age in which contracting HIV was tantamount to a death sentence. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. But it's no longer the case so long as someone is tested, diagnosed, and receives a continuum of treatment. In the U.S., we are currently missing the mark by a mile.
No girl anywhere dreams of living with HIV. It's time we come together to prevent HIV and accelerate our efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation -- and enable girls everywhere to live their dreams.
While in some extreme cases schools have to be closed when they are at the center of an outbreak, investing in safe schools -- and the return of pupils to receive regular temperature checks and health education -- may be the best way to combat Ebola's further spread.
December 5 was the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death. When we scratch beneath the surface, we find that the political bargain that he brokered to bring an end to apartheid while avoiding massive bloodletting and economic disintegration is now falling apart.
Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.
Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...