UNITED STATES PROVIDES BACK-TO-SCHOOL MATERIALS FOR 147,000 DISPLACED CHILDREN

The U.S. Government has provided new school materials for 147,000 displaced children in Oromia, Somali, and SNNPR regional states. Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this effort is aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s rights to education following internal conflicts that have displaced approximately 2 million people in Ethiopia. USAID and the Ministry…

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Combating illegal drug use to save the youth

Mitiku* sits cross-legged in ruin of demolished houses located in the city center around Arat Kilo. He stares at pedestrians passing through the road in front of him. He is looking for his customers to come early this time. The place is known as “Eri-Bekentu” that denotes where gang violence is pervasive. As a result…

The last farewell of Engineer Simegnew Bekele

People from all walks of life and across the nation had expressed their sadness pertaining to the sudden death of Engineer Simegnew Bekele, the Grand Renaissance Dam Manager. A true Ethiopian determined to live by the sweat of his brow, he had played a great role in the construction of the dam. Until he closed…

Suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing at least 9, officials say

By Katherine Lam | Fox News FOX NEWS – Two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan where hundreds of worshippers were attending service ahead of Christmas, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, officials said. One of the suicide bombers was shot dead outside Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, but the…

Food Inflation Strikes Five-Year High Post Devaluation

→ Food inflation hit 18.1pc last month In the wake of exchange rate adjustment, Ethiopia witnesses the highest food inflation in almost five years despite the measures taken by the central government to control the money supply. Food inflation hit 18.1pc last month, two percentage points higher than that of the month before, according to the…

AP Exclusive: Sold NKorean brides face hard choices in China

By Hyung-Jin Kim | AP December 12 at 9:21 PM WESTERN LIAONING PROVINCE, China — The North Korean woman drives a motorbike slowly down a narrow lane shaded by tall corn to the farmhouse where she lives with the disabled Chinese man who bought her.It’s been 11 years since she was lured across the border by the prospect of…

North Korean defector describes forced abortion, said bodies fed to dogs in prison

By Ben Evansky | Fox News United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley held a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea where one defector spoke about how she was forced to have an abortion following her repatriation from China. The woman, Ji Hyeon-A, describes a harrowing scene of prison dogs eating…

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

By Associated Press December 11 at 1:20 AM UKHIA, Bangladesh — An Associated Press investigation has found that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s security forces has been sweeping and methodical. The AP interviewed 29 women and girls who said they were raped by Myanmar’s armed forces. The women were interviewed separately, come from a wide…

At 230,000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history

By Melissa Etehad, Ruben Vives, Harriet Ryan and Alene TchekmedyianContact Reporters (Los Angeles Times) Santa Barbara County was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the region’s picturesque beach communities. Authorities said the out-of-control blaze had scorched 230,000 acres by Sunday evening, making it the fifth largest wildfire in modern…

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