28 May 2014 - This is a story of tremendous courage shown by a teenager in Ethiopia, a girl who has become a source of inspiration in her region and is leading the way for others to buck harmful traditions. Kadiga Mohammed was promised in marriage to her first and eldest cousin, an age-old practice for Afar girls known as the Absuma tradition. But she was in love with someone else.

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26 January 2014 - In the village school of Kuyu, in the heartland of Ethiopia’s Oromia region, more than 20 children put up their hands when asked if anyone in their family has eye problems.

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26 December 2013 - The House of Peoples' Representatives and the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth urged stakeholders and the public to undertake integrated work to totally stop adoption of Ethiopian children by foreign families.

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11 November 2012 - Sentayehu Feleqe,14, is a grade nine student. He came from Tullubolo, Oromia to Cheshire's Menagesha Rehabilitation Centre to get treatment for his leg illness.

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8 November 2012 - The world has over the last two decades made huge stride in ensuring child protection through general social and economic development, better health care, improvement in nutrition, investment in education and family planning.

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5 November 2012 - Isa Ali Senkumbi, 19, was recruited into al-Shabaab group and trained as a suicide bomber.

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12 October 2012 - Afro-fusion star Suzanna Owiyo yesterday launched a brand new single for Plan International's Because I Am A Girl campaign in Ethiopia.

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Australia has today closed its intercountry adoption program with Ethiopia, following several years of issues with the program, which contributed to a suspension of adoptions between 2009 and 2010, as well as long waits and uncertainty for Australian prospective adoptive parents.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:20

ETHIOPIA: Safe water - a glass half full

 

More than half of all Ethiopians have access to an improved source of drinking water, but the country still has much work to do if it hopes to achieve its goal of providing access to safe water and sanitation for its 83 million people by 2015, experts say.

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