Women win half of Ethiopia’s cabinet roles in reshuffle

Guardian – Ethiopia’s prime minister has appointed women to half the posts in his cabinet and created a new ministry of peace in a sweeping reshuffle that will reinforce the momentum of... Read more »

These Are the Women in Ethiopia’s Downsized Cabinet

Ethioia’s new ministerial portfolio will have a record number of female ministers consisting 10 out of the 20 ministers. This includes the position of ministry of defense, which will be held by... Read more »

Ethiopia parliament elects female speaker, Muferiat Kamil

Ethiopia’s parliament, the House of Peoples’ Representatives, has chosen a former Minister of Women’s Affairs, as its new speaker, state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate reports. The report confirms earlier rumours that Muferiat Kamil... Read more »

Ethiopian Disability Rights Advocate Champions Opportunities for Women

Yetnebersh Nigussie had opportunities other girls in rural Ethiopia can only dream of. Unlike her peers growing up in Wollo province, Nigussie wasn’t married off as a young girl or forced to... Read more »

US Gives Ethiopia $91M in Drought Aid at Tadias Magazine

Women carry water back to their homes in drought-hit Aydora, Ethiopia. The country is facing its third straight year of drought. (Photo: Aida Muluneh for The Washington Post) The Washington Post United... Read more »

In Ethiopia, model drought defenses are put to the test

July 24, 2017 Gode, Ethiopia—Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian... Read more »

Eritreans Find Refuge in Ethiopia But No Incentive to Remain — Refugees Deeply

Contrary to popular notions that most Eritrean refugees are headed to Europe, many are ‘warehoused’ in Ethiopia with few options to restart their lives, say researchers from Samuel Hall and the Overseas... Read more »

What the US can learn from Ethiopia about birth control – Vox

Dr. Mengistu Asnake has spent the past 25 years working to increase contraceptive access for women in Ethiopia — and has seen a startling change in how women use birth control. In... Read more »

Female Entrepreneurs Get a Chance to Pursue Their Dreams – World Bank Group

Zinabua Hailu has a dream. She wants to build a big hotel with “stars” — one that meets international rating standards, the kind of hotel tourists might frequent. It’s not an impossible dream. Over... Read more »

Dibaba, Aman and Kejelcha among Ethiopia's medal hopes for Beijing | iaaf.org – International Association of Athletics Federations

World 1500m record-holder Genzebe Dibaba, world 800m champion Mohammed Aman and prodigious teenager Yomif Kejelcha are among the main names and medal hopes in the Ethiopian squad for the IAAF World Championships,... Read more »