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# ethiopia - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Photo essay: The street children of Addis Ababa
# Photocall Ireland
# Photocall Ireland

Photo essay: The street children of Addis Ababa

Jul 3rd 2013, 9:45 PM 11,033 Views 14 Comments

Photocall Ireland photographer Leon Farrell’s luminous portraits of life on the streets of Ethiopia’s capital city.

Irish rugby stars stunned by tales of 7-year-olds living rough on Ethiopian streets
# Sporting Chance
From The42
# Sporting Chance

Irish rugby stars stunned by tales of 7-year-olds living rough on Ethiopian streets

Jul 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 10,973 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen and Ian Madigan have travelled to the East African country with GOAL.

In pics: Madigan and Cullen visit Ethiopia with GOAL
# Good Cause
From The42
# Good Cause

In pics: Madigan and Cullen visit Ethiopia with GOAL

Jul 3rd 2013, 7:15 AM 1,857 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster duo spent yesterday in a children’s drop-in centre in Addis Ababa.

# ethiopia - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances

May 19th 2013, 1:30 PM 304 Views 6 Comments

National Volunteering Week ends today. Here Donnacha Maguire, who is in Ethiopia, tells us about some of the work being done by Irish volunteers in the country.

# ethiopia - Sunday 21 April, 2013

18 of the best pics from today's London marathon
# Review
From The42
# Review

18 of the best pics from today's London marathon

Apr 21st 2013, 1:08 PM 1,563 Views 0 Comments

Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede won the men’s race, while Priscah Jeptoo triumphed in the women’s event.

# ethiopia - Friday 29 March, 2013

9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years
# Aid
# Aid

9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years

Mar 29th 2013, 7:11 PM 19,578 Views 25 Comments

From famine in North Korea to the genocide in Rwanda, these photographs offer an insight into global crises – and how the world has dealt with them.

# ethiopia - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year

Jan 19th 2013, 3:56 PM 10,647 Views 55 Comments

The amount was 12 per cent less than the nearly €180 million given to countries including Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam in 2011.

# ethiopia - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Could Arabica coffee soon be extinct?
# Coffee
# Coffee

Could Arabica coffee soon be extinct?

Nov 14th 2012, 8:15 PM 10,468 Views 35 Comments

Large-scale deforestation and climate change are putting the wild Arabica coffee bean at risk of potential extinction, say experts.

# ethiopia - Monday 22 October, 2012

Business people to share skills during Ethiopia trip
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

Business people to share skills during Ethiopia trip

Oct 22nd 2012, 3:20 PM 2,653 Views 3 Comments

A group of Irish business people, including chef Kevin Thornton and hotel expert Francis Brennan, will go on a week-long mission to Lalibela in Ethiopia.

# ethiopia - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Costello attends funeral of late Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

Costello attends funeral of late Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi

Sep 2nd 2012, 7:30 AM 2,997 Views 6 Comments

The Minister of State for Trade and Development is in Ethiopia today to offer his condolences to the late Prime Minister who had been in power for nearly two decades before he died last month.

# ethiopia - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Ethiopia's long-time ruler Meles Zenawi dies aged 57
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

Ethiopia's long-time ruler Meles Zenawi dies aged 57

Aug 21st 2012, 7:36 AM 3,394 Views 2 Comments

Zenawi was an ally of the US in its counter-terrorism fight but his leadership raised many human rights concerns. He won his last election two years ago with 99 per cent of the vote.

# ethiopia - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Ethiopia's Gelana wins women's marathon in record time
# History
From The42
# History

Ethiopia's Gelana wins women's marathon in record time

Aug 5th 2012, 6:23 PM 625 Views 0 Comments

She won the event in a time of 2hr 23min 7sec, denying the Kenyans their first Olympic crown in the process.

# ethiopia - Saturday 28 July, 2012

20,000 flee ethnic clashes in southern Ethiopia
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

20,000 flee ethnic clashes in southern Ethiopia

Jul 28th 2012, 6:41 PM 2,977 Views 0 Comments

At least 18 people have been killed in the fighting in the south of the country.

# ethiopia - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Sports film of the week: Town of Runners
# Reel Stories
From The42
# Reel Stories

Sports film of the week: Town of Runners

Jul 1st 2012, 9:30 PM 776 Views 0 Comments

A compelling look at life in the Ethiopian town of Bekoji, home to some of the world’s greatest distance runners.

# ethiopia - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

€5m Irish potato growing programme announced for Ethiopia
# Food Security
# Food Security

€5m Irish potato growing programme announced for Ethiopia

Jun 13th 2012, 12:07 PM 2,006 Views 11 Comments

Irish development agency Vita has launched a Potato Centre of Excellence in Africa with an aim to provide sustainable access to food for two million people.

# ethiopia - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Gebrselassie gives up on Olympic dream
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Gebrselassie gives up on Olympic dream

Apr 17th 2012, 2:22 PM 302 Views 0 Comments

The legendary distance runner has conceded that he won’t be fast enough to earn a place in Ethiopia’s marathon squad for London 2012.

# ethiopia - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Just my cup of tea: Ethiopian long distance champion jets in for Great Ireland Run
# Gold Blend
From The42
# Gold Blend

Just my cup of tea: Ethiopian long distance champion jets in for Great Ireland Run

Apr 14th 2012, 4:42 PM 550 Views 0 Comments

Kenenisa Bekele will look to prove his Olympic running credentials when he competes at the Phoenix Park on Sunday

# ethiopia - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Five tourists killed in Ethiopia attack
# Africa
# Africa

Five tourists killed in Ethiopia attack

Jan 18th 2012, 12:39 PM 1,845 Views 2 Comments

Gunmen in the African nation attacked a group of foreigners, killing five, injuring two and kidnapping another two.

Failure to respond led to thousands of needless deaths in Africa - aid agencies
# Famine
# Famine

Failure to respond led to thousands of needless deaths in Africa - aid agencies

Jan 18th 2012, 9:48 AM 1,161 Views 13 Comments

“Many donors wanted proof of a humanitarian catastrophe before acting to prevent one” – Oxfam, Save the Children.

# ethiopia - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Two Swedish reporters found guilty of 'supporting terrorism' in Ethiopia
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

Two Swedish reporters found guilty of 'supporting terrorism' in Ethiopia

Dec 22nd 2011, 7:37 AM 1,165 Views 2 Comments

The two photojournalists admit to illegally entering the country with an ethnic Somali rebel group in order to gather news – but deny any charges of supporting terrorism.

# ethiopia - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Frankincense trees under threat, say ecologists
# Christmas Crisis
From The Daily Edge
# Christmas Crisis

Frankincense trees under threat, say ecologists

Dec 21st 2011, 11:01 AM 1,335 Views 7 Comments

Best-known as one of the Wise Men’s gifts in the Nativity story, the incense in “alarming” decline and could face extinction.

# ethiopia - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Ethiopian troops spotted in Somalia: report
# Somalia
# Somalia

Ethiopian troops spotted in Somalia: report

Nov 19th 2011, 7:37 PM 3,581 Views 11 Comments

Has Ethiopia followed Kenya in sending its troops to tackle Somali insurgents?

# ethiopia - Friday 23 September, 2011

Ireland increases aid for Horn of Africa famine victims
# Horn Of Africa
# Horn Of Africa

Ireland increases aid for Horn of Africa famine victims

Sep 23rd 2011, 3:03 PM 629 Views 12 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a further €1 million in support for famine victims, while Bono has joined a group of celebrities calling for more action.

# ethiopia - Monday 5 September, 2011

750,000 Somalis now at risk of death from famine - UN
# Horn Of Africa
# Horn Of Africa

750,000 Somalis now at risk of death from famine - UN

Sep 5th 2011, 10:14 AM 236 Views 1 Comment

The UN says a fourth region in southern Somalia is now suffering from famine – meaning half of the south is now in crisis.

# ethiopia - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Meet the stars of this year's Athletics World Championships
# Study Up
From The42
# Study Up

Meet the stars of this year's Athletics World Championships

Aug 24th 2011, 2:09 PM 419 Views 0 Comments

The 2011 World Athletics Championships begin this Saturday in Daegu, South Korea. Get to know the athletes who’ll likely be providing the week’s most compelling storylines.

# ethiopia - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp
# Child Deaths
# Child Deaths

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp

Aug 16th 2011, 5:46 PM 177 Views 5 Comments

Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

# ethiopia - Friday 5 August, 2011

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'
# Somalia
# Somalia

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'

Aug 5th 2011, 11:04 AM 936 Views 1 Comment

The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.

# ethiopia - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia

Jul 28th 2011, 8:11 AM 42 Views 6 Comments

Charity GOAL’s chief executive John O’Shea says that while agencies are trying to help refugees flooding out of Somalia, some four million people are trapped inside and facing death.

# ethiopia - Thursday 21 July, 2011

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia
# East Africa
# East Africa

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia

Jul 21st 2011, 9:41 AM 1,391 Views 6 Comments

Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.

# ethiopia - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
# East Africa
# East Africa

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia

Jul 20th 2011, 8:38 AM 352 Views 5 Comments

It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.

# ethiopia - Monday 18 July, 2011

Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa
# East Africa
# East Africa

Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa

Jul 18th 2011, 8:44 AM 405 Views 6 Comments

The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.

# ethiopia - Sunday 17 July, 2011

After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia
# East Africa
# East Africa

After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia

Jul 17th 2011, 11:40 AM 165 Views 1 Comment

It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years

# ethiopia - Thursday 14 July, 2011

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis
# East Africa
# East Africa

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis

Jul 14th 2011, 4:20 PM 656 Views 0 Comments

A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.

# ethiopia - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

In pictures: A photo essay from war-torn Somalia
# Somalia
# Somalia

In pictures: A photo essay from war-torn Somalia

Jul 6th 2011, 8:27 PM 2,006 Views 10 Comments

Striking images from Somalia, where the worst drought in the region for 60 years is affecting some 7 million people.

Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades
# Africa
# Africa

Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades

Jul 6th 2011, 9:24 AM 586 Views 8 Comments

Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are close to yet another famine, after their driest period in around 60 years.