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Ethiopia

March 01, 2016|

Global Land Disputes

Financial Times journalists Tom Burgis, Michael Peel and Pilita Clark traveled to Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia to look at disputes over the sale and ownership of land.

March 01, 2016|

Ethiopia: The Billionaire's Farm

Across the globe, investors are betting billions on land. Tom Burgis reports from Ethiopia, where a tycoon has planted a vast rice farm in soils tainted by years of conflict.

February 26, 2015|

Ethiopia: 'Grow Your Own' Slowly Takes Hold

Small-scale Ethiopian farmers are learning to grow crops not just for their own families but also for millions of hungry people in their own country who normally depend on food shipped from the US.

October 07, 2016

Ending Female Genital Mutilation in Ethiopia

Amy Yee

Female genital mutilation affects 200 million girls and women worldwide. But in Ethiopia, Bogaletch Gebre's nonprofit has reduced FGM in one region from 97 percent to 3 percent by working within communities.

March 01, 2016

The Great Land Rush

Michael Peel, Tom Burgis, Pilita Clark

A race has begun for one of the world's most precious resources—land. Investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress, but land grabs can upend livelihoods and stir bitter conflict.

September 25, 2014

Ethiopia: Humankind's Origin and Survival

Amy Maxmen

While paleontologists push the dates of our origins back in time, agricultural scientists are trying to ensure that humans last long into the future.

August 07, 2012

Ethiopia: Educational Justice

Hashim Yonis

Teachers at a middle school in Adama, a town in central Ethiopia, struggle to provide quality education.

November 04, 2011

Ethiopia: Somali Refugees Flee Fighting and Famine

Fred de Sam Lazaro

Famine and war have pushed tens of thousands of Somali refugees to camps along the Ethiopian border. The crisis is likely to grow worse, straining the resources of aid groups.

June 30, 2011

Casualties of Ethiopia’s Adoption Boom

Kathryn Joyce, Michael Tsegaye

Over the past several years, Ethiopia has rapidly become one of the top "sending countries" in international adoption.

May 20, 2011

Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides

Stephanie Sinclair

Throughout the world, more than 51 million girls below the age of 18 are currently married. This harmful traditional practice spans continents, language, religion and caste.

April 22, 2010

Ethiopia: Hunger and Abundance

Fred de Sam Lazaro

A country dependent on food aid is also selling off farmland to foreign companies interested in export production for their home markets. How Ethiopia became a leader in this global trend, and what it says about exploitation and self-sufficiency.

March 18, 2010

East Africa: Access to Water

Fred de Sam Lazaro

In much of the developing world, women spend more time fetching water than any other activity in their day. For more than a billion people, the water they do get is unsafe.

September 29, 2009

Mothers of Ethiopia

Hanna Ingber

In the U.S., a woman has a 1 in 4,800 chance of dying from complications due to pregnancy or childbirth in her lifetime. In Ethiopia, a woman has a 1 in 27 chance of dying. Hanna shares her experiences and observations in a five-part series on Mothers Of Ethiopia.