Ethiopia, World Bank agree $300 million grant for reconstruction

ADDIS ABABA, May 17 (Reuters) - Ethiopia and the World Bank have signed a pact for a grant of $300 million to assist reconstruction and recovery in conflict-hit areas, the finance ministry said. Fighting that erupted in the northern region of Tigray in November 2020, and spilled over into neighbouring...
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Grounds for Health Celebrates 25 Years and Recognizes Co-Founder, Dan Cox

On Thursday, May 5, Grounds for Health (GfH) hosted a celebration in Burlington, VT to mark 25 years of cervical cancer prevention in Latin America and Africa and to recognize co-founder, Dan Cox of Shelburne, VT and Coffee Enterprises. Over 100 people attended at Hula Lakeside, sharing wonderful food and drinks, a short program, slideshow of photos, and music from countries where GfH works, like Ethiopia and Kenya.
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Uganda's April coffee exports down 24%, value up 42% - UCDA

KAMPALA, May 16 (Reuters) - Uganda's coffee exports declined 24% year-on-year in April as a drought in some parts of the country cut yields, the state-run sector regulator Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said on Monday. The east African country shipped a total of 407,762 60-kilogram bags, down 24% compared...
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Ethiopia Expels The Economist Correspondent

Nairobi, Kenya — Ethiopia has expelledThe Economist's correspondent from the East African country, accusing him of taking a "misguided approach" to journalism, the weekly magazine said Monday. The British magazine defended the work of its correspondent as "professional, unbiased and often courageous" while confirming an Ethiopian government statement on...
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UN Says Tigray War Costing 1 Million Children a Third Year of School

The United Nations says Ethiopia’s war on Tigray region means more than 1 million children are entering their third school year without education. In neighboring regions, schools are reopening as fighters and displaced people that occupied them leave, but some face grim challenges, and their students, trauma. Henry Wilkins reports from Gashena, Ethiopia.
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Persistent Drought in Ethiopia an Example of Climate Change, Experts Say

Drought is not new to the Horn of Africa, but experts say the record one killing crops and cattle across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia has underscored the increasing frequency of drought due to climate change. In Ethiopia, the U.N.'s World Food Program is not just feeding those affected but also working to help drought-proof communities for the longer term. Linda Givetash reports from Gode, Ethiopia.
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Residents of Ethiopia’s World Heritage Site Struggle to Recover

LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA — The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, cut and hollowed out by hand into monolithic structures, have stood for almost 900 years, it is thought. Last year, however, the U.N. expressed “serious concern” for their future as Lalibela became a battleground in Ethiopia’s civil war.