| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:55 PM
As a boy, Abdi Hassen helped his father nurture and harvest maize, wheat and tropical fruits — until the early 1990s, when his father vanished.
"He was disappeared because of his political opinion. I don't know if he is alive or not now," said...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Macy Bokhari felt anonymous at the University of Maryland, College Park, and disconnected from the professors to whom she looked for inspiration.
So before her first semester was up, she adjusted her sights to another state university, up the...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:01 PM
JUBA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.N. peacekeeping helicopter in South Sudan was shot down on Tuesday and three of its crew were killed, Russian airline UTair, which owns the aircraft, said, citing initial information.
The airline said the helicopter, carrying...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 7:42 AM
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A member of an East African regional body monitoring a ceasefire in South Sudan died of a heart attack after some monitors were detained by rebels to the north of the country, further complicating a peace process.
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
KIGALI (Reuters) - A long-delayed east African rapid reaction force - meant to help stamp out unrest from the Seychelles to Rwanda - will be up and running in December, senior regional officials said on Friday.
The idea of a joint force for the region -...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:03 PM
If a man sets a goal of breaking the course record in his first run over a marathon course, it would be wise for him to learn about the terrain before the starting gun sounds.
That is exactly what Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele is doing as he prepares...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:07 AM
"Fault in Our Stars" author John Green didn't attend the mtvU Fandom Awards, where he was honored with the Visionary Award. Green was in Ethiopia, studying efforts to reduce infant mortality.
But Green, who grew up in Orlando, sent along a message to...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the greatest track distance runner of the 21st Century, will compete compete in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race officials announced Tuesday.
It will be Bekele’s second marathon. He won...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Quincy Jones has been involved in so many causes, staged so many benefits and spearheaded so many initiatives, starting from the 1960s and continuing to the present day, that the word "philanthropist" often seems to be appended to his name just as often...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
LOCARNO - From 2010, the Locarno Fest's ramp-up in industry activities has synched with the major trends forging the international independent industry.
It has caught Latin America's dramatic movie industry build, launching pix-in-post section Carte...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:00 PM
When Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along with five other bloggers and three journalists, had been arrested —...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:09 AM
In February, Dr. Robert Weiss, of The Connecticut Center for Advanced ENT Care in Norwalk, traveled to the Konso region of Ethiopia with a group called Ethiopia's Daughters.
“It’s a pretty remote tribal region,” says Weiss. “We&...