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Ethiopia

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  • Tribal people desperately cling to tradition in Omo Valley, Ethiopia

    Tribal people desperately cling to tradition in Omo Valley, Ethiopia
    With every generation, the chance to see some of the world's last tribal people living authentically dwindles. When I visited the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia almost two decades ago, there were few dirt roads, and tribes lived in mud huts and were...
  • Plymouth Mother Writes About The Joy, Guilt Of Adopting An Ethiopian Toddler

    Plymouth Mother Writes About The Joy, Guilt Of Adopting An Ethiopian Toddler
    Inspired by the chance to give a child all the opportunities of America, Christine and Michael Ieronimo of Plymouth traveled to Ethiopia in 2008 and adopted a 2-year-old girl. Six years later, Christine Ieronimo has written a book that weaves her love...
  • Kerry pushes for 'critical' talks over South Sudan

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry pressed South Sudan's president Friday to meet face-to-face with a longtime rival in talks he said were crucial to end fighting that has left thousands of people dead and displaced about a million others. Kerry flew into...
  • Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits. The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
  • Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs

    Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs
    Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
  • L.A. Marathon winner Amane Gobena of Ethiopia is prize-possessed

    L.A. Marathon winner Amane Gobena of Ethiopia is prize-possessed
    Amane Gobena glanced over her shoulder several times as she approached the final stretch of Sunday's L.A. Marathon. Gobena, of Ethiopia, wanted to make sure that no one could threaten her shot at a $75,000 payday. She had no need to worry. Gobena...
  • Amane Gobena wins L.A. Marathon women's race, gender bonus

    Amane Gobena wins L.A. Marathon women's race, gender bonus
    Amane Gobena of Ethiopia won the women's race and Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men's race in the 29th Asics L.A. Marathon. Gobena, 31, won in 2 hours 27 minutes 37 seconds, collecting $25,000 for the victory. Burka, 26, clocked a 2:10:37 to win a...
  • Ethiopian filmmaker hopes 'Difret' will make a difference

     Ethiopian filmmaker hopes 'Difret' will make a difference
    PARK CITY, Utah — When Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, newly arrived in the United States to continue his education, wrote to his father in Ethiopia that he'd decided to study film, the reaction was not exactly positive. "He wrote back a two-page letter...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Difret'

    Illuminating a tradition in much of rural Ethiopia that grossly violates the rights of women and girls, "Difret" presents an important message, albeit in rather clunky narrative terms. More showing and less telling would have made this fact-inspired drama...
  • Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'

    Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'
    The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You." Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...