Refugees told JRS the militants force rural Somalis to make a harsh choice: give up a son to join the fighters, or pay the militants off with camels or cash.
The power of Spider-Man's webs is, in my mind, the best metaphor for outreach to those on the brink of disaster and death.
Ethiopian-born, Gothenburg-raised and Harlem-settled chef Marcus Samuelsson took the flavors of his international past and infused them into his new memoir.
My Africa is is a collaborative effort to follow and share the stories of change-makers in 13 cities across sub-Saharan Africa.
Women in Segag must be educated in order to prevent tragedies like the one that ripped my family apart and left me to spend my childhood without the physical caring and emotional connection of a loving mother.
Watch this video about abuses against the indigenous peoples of Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley (Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government is forcibly d...
Three years ago, Munayie, 25, made her living as a commercial sex worker. She wanted to do something else but sex work was the only thing she knew that brought in the money she needed to provide for herself and her 8-year-old son.
Millions of kids around the world don't have anything to look forward to when school lets out. They spend summers isolated, listless and even hungry. That's why we're bringing camp to Vietnam, Ethiopia and Haiti. We want to make sure every kid gets the chances to enjoy this rite of passage.
On June 21, the World Bank is expected to submit to its Board of Directors a credit of $684 million for a 1,000-kilometer-long transmission line from Ethiopia to Kenya. Strong evidence links this transmission line to the Gibe III Dam.
Creative protest through film and media are forming a common language for a dialogue on migrants' rights, breaking their silence with one collective voice.
Bipartisan friendships don't erase our political divisions, but they do fundamentally change how political opponents view one another and engage with one another in the public arena.
Almost 800 million people on earth live without clean water. We can change that. I gave up my birthday for charity: water with the high hopes of raising $38,000 for my 38th birthday, enough for 7+ wells in honor of my mom and dad.
A noted blogger was once asked to describe music by a certain Ethiopian musician after hearing it for the first time. He explained his first reaction ...
While it is evident how China has been developing a distinctive domestic approach to the Internet and the role of media in society more generally, whether and how the ideas informing this approach are spreading is far less clear.
Ikal Angelei receives the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize today. She is defending the interests of 500,000 poor indigenous people against a destructive hydropower dam, and has successfully taken on many of the world's biggest dam builders and financiers.