Tag Archive | Drought

Will the world heed the warnings of Somaliland’s savage drought?

From ITV News RAGEH OMAAR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS EDITOR The international community has only now taken tentative steps to help Somaliland’s drought-hit population. Credit: ITV News ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar has travelled across Somaliland as severe drought brings the unrecognised east-African nation to the brink of a preventable humanitarian catastrophe. Somaliland is a […]

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A Blast from the Past: Ethiopia and Eritrea in 1991 from the House SubCommittee on Africa

The Events of Ethiopia and Eritrea in 1991: The Role of the U.S. C-Span House Subcommittee on Africa, 1991 Current Events in Ethiopia The subcommittee heard testimony on the continuing political upheavals in Ethiopia, and the U.S. policy towards the civil strife and famine in the war-torn country. Witnesses testified on the recently completed peace talks […]

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After its worst drought in 50 years, Ethiopia is being lashed by floods

An cow in Gelcha village, in the drought-stricken Oromia region of Ethiopia. (Reuters/Tiksa Negerit  WRITTEN BY Lily Kuo A year of drought has left 10.2 million Ethiopians, almost a tenth of the population, without enough food. Now, heavy rains are flooding the country, displacing thousands and killing already weakened livestock needed to feed Africa’s second […]

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Is the Era of Great Famines Over?

New York Times By ALEX DE WAAL ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The worst drought in three decades has left almost 20 million Ethiopians — one-fifth of the population — desperately short of food. And yet the country’s mortality rate isn’t expected to increase: In other words, Ethiopians aren’t starving to death. I’ve studied famine and […]

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“Political Space” on Ethiopia opens a bit at the Brookings Institution

Congratulations to the Brookings Institution for expanding the “political space” of the prevailing narrative on Ethiopian politics and economy. On April 24th, Brookings hosted a panel discussion, “The security situation in Ethiopia and how it relates to the broader region,” featuring Professor Terrence Lyons and Professor Abye Assefa. While the views of Professor Lyons are […]

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Ethiopia’s farmers fight devastating drought with land restoration

The Guardian Ethiopia has confirmed its commitment to restore its degraded lands to improve food security and biodiversity. Now, it’s looking to the private sector for support  Land degradation is a major problem in Africa, where with 65% of arable land and 30% of grazing land have already been lost. This impacts severely on local […]

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Mr. Al Mariam: You are not the smartest person in the room

  by the Strathink Editorial Team For a long time now, Strathink has chosen not to respond to the many articles written by Alemayehu G. Mariam, or Al Mariam as he seems to prefer being called. We found his articles, frankly speaking, infantile—his frequent use and misuse of American slang, his pretentious allusions to often […]

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Ethiopia’s Space Station

From The Guardian With its clear skies and closeness to the equator, Ethiopia is an ideal location for space exploration. Yet for a developing country facing its worst drought in 50 years, spending millions of dollars to look at the stars might, at first, seem frivolous. “They call us crazy because they think we’re [only] […]

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What Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said: “We woke up from our sleep”

by the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn spoke with AllAfrica’s Reed Kramer in Addis Ababa following the U.S.-Africa Business Summit several weeks ago. The Strathink Editorial Team took the opportunity to revisit the Prime Minister’s interview to try to understand the government’s perspective on some of the headlines today. On maintaining security […]

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USAID Administrator Gayle Smith: Briefing on Announcement of New Measures To Address the Drought in Ethiopia

  Special Briefing John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs USAID Administrator Gayle Smith Washington, DC March 3, 2016 MR KIRBY: Afternoon, everybody. Today at the briefing I’ve got a special guest who’s going to kick it off for us – USAID Administrator Gayle Smith, who you all have seen before. She’s going to […]

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