Articles by Ethiopia
- New Somali President Mohamed Squares Off Against The 21-Year Curse
September 11 2012 12:44 PM
Hassan Sheik Mohamud was just elected president of the volatile country of Somalia. With a new constitution and parliament behind him, it's full steam ahead. But can he reverse the country's 21-year curse of failed statehood?
- Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Getting Married? Wedding Rumors Surround Hollywood's Power Couple
September 08 2012 1:06 PM
The tabloids have always loved Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but the gossip fire is raging again after Pitt confirmed that the couple still plans to get married. After the two stars announced their engagement in April, fans wondered when the big ceremony would take place. During a recent interview, Pitt told reporters that despite the delay, he still plans to wed Jolie.
- Maid Relief: UN Ratifies Treaty To Protect Domestic Workers Rights
September 07 2012 6:21 AM
The UN passed a new set of international standards designed to protect the rights of domestic workers, who often suffer from abuse at the hands of their employers.
- UN Insists Israel Admit Black Africans Trapped On Border, As Illegal Immigration Crisis Deepens
September 06 2012 2:46 PM
Israel sent 18 migrants from Eritrea back to Egypt on Thursday, the latest in a series of moves to stem the tide of illegal immigrants from African countries seeking asylum in Israel.
- Mourning Ethiopians Attend Funeral Of Influential Leader Meles Zenawi
September 02 2012 6:52 AM
Tens of thousands of Ethiopians gathered near a public square in Addis Ababa Sunday to attend the state funeral of Meles Zenawi, the influential prime minister of Ethiopia, who died last month.
- Child Bride Practice Rising In Iran, Parliament Seeks To Lower Girl's Legal Marriage Age To 9
August 30 2012 4:30 PM
Hundreds of girls below the age of 10 each year are forced into marriage in Iran, and the trend is experiencing a dramatic increase. This alarming statistics was accompanied by an official statement from the Iranian parliament's legal affairs committee that Iran will push to legalize marriage for girls of merely 9 years old.
- Gambia Threatens To Execute All Death Row Prisoners, But Africa Moving Towards Abolition Of Capital Punishment
August 28 2012 11:12 AM
Gambia;s plan to execute all prisoners on death row may jeopardize EU funds it is scheduled to receive.
- Morsi Arrives In Beijing Before Visiting Tehran, Talks Money And Syria
August 28 2012 11:10 AM
The Egyptian president courts investment and talks to China's leaders about the biggest issue troubling the Arab world today -- and about what China can do to solve it
- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dies At 57
August 21 2012 4:42 AM
Meles Zenawi, the influential prime minister of Ethiopia died Monday at the age of 57 from an undisclosed illness ending weeks of speculation about his health, the Ethiopian state television announced Tuesday.
- Death Of Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Highlights Christianity's Long Presence In African Nation
August 16 2012 4:29 PM
The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos, died on Wednesday aged 76.
- Italian Town Sparks Outrage By Memorializing Fascist War Criminal
August 15 2012 3:30 PM
Controversy has erupted in Italy after a small town east of Rome built a memorial to a Fascist military leader, using public funds.
- Olympic Recap: Andy Murray and Usain Bolt Capture Gold on Sunday
August 05 2012 11:29 PM
Murray won the gold over Roger Federer in convincing fashion.
- Dibaba Sprints to Glory to Win 10K Race
August 04 2012 12:05 AM
The Ethiopian needed a late surge to win the 10,000-meter race.
- Starting Over In Somalia? The Biggest Threat Of All Is In The Heart Of Mogadishu
August 02 2012 6:43 AM
Despite the recent passage of a new constitution, corruption in Somalia's interim government could derail progress even before it begins.
- 20,000 Refugees Flee Ethiopia Clashes
July 30 2012 1:30 PM
The Ethiopian government says that the dispute between the Borana and Garri tribes is now under control, and refugees were scheduled to start returning home on Monday.
- One Million Refugees Have Left Somalia: UN
July 17 2012 1:47 PM
While the world's deadliest famine has officially ended, remaining food shortages coupled with insecurity and fighting between African Union forces and militant group al-Shabab have wreaked havoc on the nation and its people.
- Unreachable In Mali: Thousands Suffer In Al Qaeda?s Newest Stronghold
July 12 2012 6:18 AM
A new base for Al Qaeda has emerged in the heart of the African Sahel, where no state army has yet been able to contest its presence.
- Gates Foundation To Pledge Funds For Contraception
July 11 2012 9:59 AM
According to United Nations figures, about 220 million women in the developing world who do not want to get pregnant, cannot get reliable access to contraception.
- Seeking Promised Land Of South Africa, Migrant Tragedies Mount As Smugglers Profit
June 28 2012 5:50 AM
Migrants seeking to escape from the Horn of Africa are often transported south by smugglers whose motives are far from humanitarian.
- At Least 47 Migrants Found Dead After Boat Capsizes In Lake Malawi
June 21 2012 7:28 PM
Dozens of men, women and children from Ethiopia died in the cold waters of Lake Malawi on Monday night. They were on an overcrowded boat with 60 passengers onboard. All are feared dead, and 47 bodies have been found so far.