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Adolescent economic empowerment in Ethiopia

Introduction While Ethiopia is one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies and has seen significant declines in poverty levels over the past decade, high rates of multidimensional poverty persist. The effects on adolescents are particularly significant, including a high likelihood of involvement

Adolescent bodily integrity and freedom from violence in Ethiopia

Introduction Existing evidence suggests that most Ethiopian adolescents have experienced at least one form of age- or gender-based violence (Pankhurst et al., 2018; Save the Children, 2011), and although declining over time, according to the latest Ethiopian Demographic and Health

Nation Prepares to Begin Asset Registration of Public Servants

Addiis Ababa,  Ethiopia is preparing to introduce systems of asset declaration for public servants in order to help the fight against corruption in the country, Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission announced. A two day training was held in Dire­-Dawa city

Nation Finalizes Preparation to Repatriate 500 Ethiopians from Lebanon

Addis Ababa, The government of Ethiopia is finalizing preparations to repatriate some 500 Ethiopians from Lebanon, according to Ethiopian Consulate in Beirut. Consulate General, Temesgen Omar told ENA that following the economic downturn  in Lebanon, the life of many Ethiopians

Suicide Bombing on Somalia Military Base Kills Nine

At least nine people were killed and nearly 20 others injured Saturday in a car bomb blast at the front gate of a Somali military base in Mogadishu, witnesses and security officials said. Government security officials contacted by VOA have

Mauritius Scrambles to Counter Oil Spill From Grounded Ship

JOHANNESBURG – Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leaking from a grounded ship put endangered wildlife in further

More Than 100 Boko Haram, Captives Surrender Along Cameroon-Nigeria Border

MAROUA, CAMEROON – More than 100 Boko Haram and their captives, almost all Nigerians, have fled the group in the past two weeks, according to the Multinational Joint Task Force fighting the Islamist militants. Thirty-four-year-old Nigerian Kharim Kalga is among

Tanzania Opposition Leader to Run Against President in General Elections

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu was chosen this week to take on President John Magufuli in October’s general elections. Lissu returned to Tanzania from Belgium last week for the first time since 2017, when the