ethiopia

  • Young mother with children at Nyamebekyere clinic in Ghana. Source: Flickr

    The importance of family planning

    If you are a woman of reproductive age, there is a 64 percent chance that you use some form of contraception. In Europe, this figure is 80 percent, while in the United States, latest statistics reveal that there is approximately a 62 percent chance you are using contraception. While...
  • Another ethnic conflict

    Ethiopia is made up of numerous ethnic groups who share common characteristics. Despite the commonness, ethnic cleavages have often escalated into hostilities and some of them have led into fully fledged wars. Ethiopia has over 80 different ethnic groups. Most people in Ethiopia speak Afro-Asiatic languages, mainly of the...
  • Ethiopia rising

    The unheard pleas, excessive use of force by the Security Forces and the continued oppression against the Oromo and the Amhara people go unnoticed every other day. There is no one to speak up for the affected people apart from a few activists, whom no one pays the due...
  • When two elephants fight each other

    Original article here   When two elephants fight each other, the first victims are the bushes and the small animals that accidentally get in their way. Similarly, when two or more superpowers, or ”elephants”, fight with their own self-interest in mind, it is the innocent people who are the...
  • There will come a day when everyone stands in front of justice

    Original Article was posted here   Abdullahi’s  story is quite remarkable. As the head of the media in Ogaden, Ethiopia, he had insight into a region that is closed to all other media. Working for the region’s President, he found out about horrible crimes against human rights. He risked...
  • The Ethiopia We Need

    We need Ethiopia to be a country where every individual is treated equally, regardless of their ethnic background, sex, age, medical condition, political or religious views; a country that does not favor or neglect one group more than other groups. We need a country where people are recruited for...
  • Truth or Dare? Reflections on Ethiopia’s Drought Crisis

    Presently, more than 10 million people in Ethiopia are facing serious risks of hunger. http://gty.im/2638737 It is hard to imagine that in the 21st century, where 222 million tons of food are wasted in developed countries annually, corresponding to almost as much as the net food production in Sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people...
  • Rebuilding Ethiopia: Saint Jeanne Antide

    Ludovica spent one month in Shire’ – a village in northern Ethiopia, near the border with Eritrea- to do volunteer work with street children in August 2014. She was the guest of sister Maria Luisa, one of the founders of the Charity Saint Jeanne Antide. Ludovica recently interviewed the...