Ethiopia

MI5 'Complicit In Torture' Of Briton

PA | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

UK security services were complicit in the torture of a British man who was forced to sign a confession in a language he does not speak, it has been c...

Cocaine in Your Water? It Could Be Much Worse

Fleur Anderson | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Fleur Anderson

Traces of cocaine in our tap water, screamed recent newspaper headlines in the UK. It's alarming, despite reassurances that these are miniscule amounts that pose no risk. But imagine the headlines were about deadly pathogens like E. coli or cholera, and that even these miniscule amounts could harm adults and kill children.

Breaking the Silence on Periods

Margaret Batty | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Margaret Batty

It's time to break the silence. Here in the UK, menstruation may be an annoyance. It may even be painful. But for many girls and women around the world, it carries much more serious consequences.

Unpeeling the Impacts of Poverty

Harriet Lamb | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Harriet Lamb

Fairtrade is a large, complex work in progress. We have never claimed to tackle all the many injustices that grind down people living in poverty, or to have achieved trade nirvana balancing all of global trade's problems with a magic Mark...

WATCH: Is This The World's Craziest Intersection? Probably

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Comedy

And you thought driving in central London was bad... Mind you, we call this 'crazy' - but as you can see, the people driving through Meskel Square ...

Ethiopia's Orthodox Church Vows To Fight Gays

Dan Littauer | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Littauer

Patriarch Abune Mathias, head of Ethiopia's Orthodox Church, vowed to fight homosexuality, saying it will bring destruction, during his Easter message, on Wednesday.

Ethiopia to Hold Mass Anti-Gay Protests to Combat 'Homosexual Agenda'

Dan Littauer | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Littauer

Addis Ababa's municipality has approved yesterday (1 April) a mass antigay protest to be held in Ethiopia's capital later this month, according to the Ethiopian Reporter.

Ethiopia Proposes to Make Gay Sex a Non-Pardonable Offence

Dan Littauer | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Lawmakers in Ethiopia are expected to pass into law a bill that would make same-sex acts a non-pardonable offense. Other anti-gay actions and measures in Ethiopia are inducing a climate of fear and panic among the country's LGBT community.

Ethiopian Minister's Twitter Account Deleted After Slamming Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Ethiopia's Minister of Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs official Twitter account has been deleted on Tuesday night, after she slammed Uganda for passing it's anti-gay law.

Ethiopian Minister Slams Uganda for Passing Anti-Gay Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Zenebu Tadesse, Ethiopia's Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs has taken to twitter criticizing the passing of Uganda's anti-gay law, on Monday. Tadesse tweeted: "There is no place for hate, discrimination in my beloved Africa. It's not Governments' business to make dress code or anti-gay laws #Uganda."

Stop Denying People Their Right to Health

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

Across the world, ethnic and cultural minorities are marginalised and experiencing more poverty and worse health outcomes than the rest of the population, but there is a lack of statistical information around this. By measuring national averages, the MDGs cover up this situation and fail to incentivise countries to breakdown of data into sub-national groups.

One Ethiopian Boy's Delight and Dreams: How We Helped Hennock Tell His Story

Charlotte Strong | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Charlotte Strong

Together with our Ethiopian colleagues, who work closely with communities where Plan operates, we approached a kindergarten to meet kids who are benefiting from an early learning project. What better way to find an inspiring story about play!

Will 2014 Be Another Year of Tears or the Beginning of Real Hope That We Will See an End to FGM?

Ann-Marie Wilson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Ann-Marie Wilson

Later this week I am travelling to East Africa and I will spend a month meeting with anti-FGM campaigners, representatives from governments and non-governmental organisations working on development programmes and/or violence against women initiatives...

Ethiopia Has a Terrible Human Rights Record - Why Is the West Still Turning a Blind Eye?

Eleanor Ross | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Eleanor Ross

The world is waking up to Ethiopia's increasingly poor human rights track record and yet the United States hasn't stopped aid flowing to Ethiopia or threatened the country with sanctions. Japan still tries to conduct business with Ethiopia when instead they should be holding Ethiopia to account.

Ethiopia - Time to Discover It for Yourself

Adam Stones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

Many people feel sad when they think of Ethiopia; they think of the news reports, the aid work, the conflict - but they generally think of Ethiopia as it was in 1984 when Geldof and Ure amplified the world's attention to its plight.

On International Day of the Girl, It's Time to Remember That Girls Should Be Students, Not Brides

Lakshmi Sundaram | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lakshmi Sundaram

Kidan from Ethiopia was eagerly awaiting the day when she would be able to complete her education and fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. But she was instead promised in marriage in exchange for cattle...

Despite Challenges, UN Security Council Cannot Miss Opportunity to Tackle Sexual Violence in Trip to Central Africa

Camilla Barker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Camilla Barker

Sexual violence has been a central feature of the conflicts that have raged through the region for decades. Thousands of men, women and children are affected each year in activities that constitute war crimes under the Geneva Conventions.

Child Deaths: We Must Look at Disparities Within Countries Too

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

If health information was broken down by ethnicity, action could be taken to target resources in the areas that need them most, and importantly, we would uncover the underlying causes of health inequality.

Migration In Search Of Freedom

Meron Semedar | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Meron Semedar

My name is Meron Semedar. I was born in Eritrea, when the country was under the Derg regime of Ethiopia. Like many Eritreans, my father was part of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) trying to bring about independence. I was born in a free area of Eritrea, controlled by EPLF at that time. Independence came in 1991, with a referendum taking place in 1993. The country started to build itself from scratch and for once the people of Eritrea started to experience peace and development. But not for long...

Ethiopian Evangelists 'Pushing For Death Penalty For Homosexuals'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

An anti-gay organisation says it is hopeful a death penalty for homosexuals will soon be introduced in Ethiopia. United For Life Ethiopia, a Weste...

Djibouti - The Last Domino to Fall in the Horn of Africa

Paul Reynolds | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

On May 8th 2013 President Guelleh of Djibouti visits London. The situation in Djibouti and it's importance does not receive much attention in London. It should.

'My Culture Is Not for Sale'

Naila Missous | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Naila Missous

Lolla opted for the social media platform of Twitter to get her message out: hashtags (#MYcultureNOToutfit), blog entries and open letters and tweets to Urban Outfitters themselves, Lolla has made it her mission to educate, elevate and inform not only Urban Outfitters but all about her cultural heritage and its misuse.

Why an Eighties Christmas Hit Still Resonates Today

Jennifer Howze | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Jennifer Howze

Supporting ONE and the programs it fights for is less about charitable handouts and more about hopeful investment in the future, for the countries they help as well as our own.

Sustaining the Progress: Managing Lasting Water Facilities in Ethiopia

Girish Menon | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK
Girish Menon

Sustainability is achievable, as demonstrated during a recent trip to WaterAid programmes in drought-prone Konso, Ethiopia, where there are some exciting and innovative projects in place that are making real progress in overcoming the challenges in ensuring a lasting access to clean water.

41 Things I Have Learnt From Shaving My Head

Amisha Ghadiali | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK
Amisha Ghadiali

At first it didn't even occur to me to shave my head. Instead I most of my 21 inches inches off it, which were donated to The Little Princesses Trust to make wigs for kids with cancer, leaving just half an inch of hair.