The Ethiopian government has set up about a dozen vaccination booths along its thousand-mile border with Somalia.
October 30, 2013 The number of polio cases globally sank to an all-time low in 2012. But outbreaks in Syria and Somalia this year are jeopardizing efforts to eradicate the virus. A recent visit to the Somali-Ethiopian border highlights just how easily polio can regain a foothold in rural, insecure communities.
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Haleuya Habagaro says she always knew her coffee was exquisite. "When I roast the coffee, people come to ask where that strong fruity smell is coming from."
July 22, 2013 Some of the worst-paid farmers in Ethiopia were able to get their bean to the specialty coffee ball and sell to top U.S. roasters like Stumptown. But it only happened after the growers got organized and attracted the attention of coffee prospectors from the U.S.
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Ethiopia announced the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Tuesday, August 21.
August 21, 2012 Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi dies of an undisclosed illness; his leadership changed Ethiopia's economy to one of rapid growth and less food instability. He didn't tolerate political dissent and jailed reporters for life terms.
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