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Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on poor communities in Addis Ababa

Covid-19 Ethiopia

The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated some of the best health care systems in the world. Having felt such damage by what are considered “developed” nations, the world has been anticipating a potentially disastrous rampage in Africa. Hanna and Soliyana, Abinet’s wife and daughter Most African nations have been left to clean up decades of poor healthcare management in a few ...

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Ethiopia, others called upon to respect biosafety law

Tewolde Egziabher

In an open letter originally published in the Ethiopia Observer, former Director-General of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia and the spokesperson of the Like-Minded Group (Group of 77 & China) at the Montreal and Cartagena biosafety talks, Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, urges the government to respect the legal status of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Tewolde Egziabher, and Gurdial ...

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Worry in Ethiopia, Kenya as Lake Turkana water level falls

Lake Turkana

Water and Sanitation Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, according to the Human Rights Watch. Based on publicly available data from the United States Department of Agriculture, Lake Turkana’s water levels have dropped by ...

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Ethiopia: Why conservation of wetlands makes sense

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As the world celebrated the 2017 World Wetlands Day on Thursday, February 2 2017, the focus this time around was on the role played by wetlands in reducing the impact of natural disasters. Defined as land areas that are flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently, wetlands are said to be a natural buffer against disasters. However, no governmental and ...

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How Ethiopian farmers harvest data to boost farming

Dangila woreda

What’s the weather doing? It is a question that obsesses many. But, for many Ethiopians, it is a question that makes the difference between plenty and destitution. Ethiopia is a rich and diverse country that is home to around 100 million people, 88 different languages and imbued with long, diverse history. Its highlands are seasonally wet and fertile and its ...

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Ethiopia, South Korea collaborate on forestry, climate change

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With the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN-REDD Programme, UNDP Seoul Policy Centre and the UNDP Country Office in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change embarked on a high level visit to Republic of Korea (1st to 9th March 2016) to share experience and design roadmap for the forest sector development program that ...

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Tough choices for Ethiopia’s Boricha district amid water shortages

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In Boricha district of Ethiopia, women and children walk up to five hours to collect water from shallow and unprotected ponds which they share with animals. Sometimes water in these ponds is contaminated as rainwater washes wastes from surrounding areas into the sources. Often, children are left at home while their mothers and older siblings collect water as their fathers’ ...

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Scientists pick holes in Canada, China, Ethiopia, Morocco’s INDCs

Doug Boucher

New analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has examined how national climate pledges from China, Canada, Ethiopia and Morocco intend to limit greenhouse gases in the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector. UCS finds that, despite vast potential to mitigate AFOLU carbon emissions, China and Canada set their bars low compared to developing nations Ethiopia and ...

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