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Ethiopia

Death of the Nile

The Nile serves as a lifeline to millions of people across East Africa and Egypt but is under threat from population growth, pollution and climate change.

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.

This Week in Review: The Child Catchers

Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares this weeks reporting on the Ethiopian and American parents misled by adoption agencies and the Iowa medics providing healthcare in rural Haiti.

Exploring Downstream: Water Resources

Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.

A Right to Water for Everyone?

This is a multi-week unit on water rights and access. Students examine the causes of water shortages across the globe and explore solutions to ensure that all people have access to clean, safe...

International Adoption: Ethics and Effects

This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.

Debating the Global Land Rush

Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be used.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.