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Ethiopia Again Struggles to Treat Malnutrition - Voice of America
Posted On 10/15/2009 12:00:05 by ethiomeetreporter
Hunger is again stalking East Africa. The United Nations says 20 million people will need emergency food aid before the end of this year in six nations - Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan. Poverty and drought are challenging the best efforts of the government and international aid[Read More at: Ethiopia Again Struggles to Treat Malnutrition - Voice of America]... Read More



Ethiopian Sorghum Breeder Wins 2009 World Food Prize - Voice of America
Posted On 10/15/2009 12:00:05 by ethiomeetreporter
The 2009 World Food Prize has been awarded to Gebisa Ejeta, an Ethiopian-born plant scientist at Purdue University. The private, $250,000 award -- presented at ceremonies in Des Moines, Iowa, October 15th -- is given annually to people who have helped address the world's food needs. This year's pr[Read More at: Ethiopian Sorghum Breeder Wins 2009 World Food Prize - Voice of America]... Read More



Kenyan police arrest American heading for Somalia - Reuters
Posted On 10/14/2009 02:00:04 by ethiomeetreporter
NAIROBI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - An American man has been arrested in northern Kenya while trying to enter an area of Somalia controlled by Islamist insurgents, police and residents said on Monday. Lawless Somalia is viewed by the international community as a breeding ground for al Qaeda-linked groups wh[Read More at: Kenyan police arrest American heading for Somalia - Reuters]... Read More



African Activists Honored for Human Rights Campaigns - Voice of America
Posted On 10/08/2009 12:00:03 by ethiomeetreporter
Two African activists have been named winners of a new award by the group Human Rights Watch. The Alison Des Forges Defender Award for Extraordinary Activism celebrates people from around the world who have worked through hard times to defend human rights. Daniel Bekele is an Ethiopian human rights[Read More at: African Activists Honored for Human Rights Campaigns - Voice of America]... Read More



UN Predicts Food Shortages for East Africa - Voice of America
Posted On 09/21/2009 12:00:06 by ethiomeetreporter
The United Nations says a series of poor harvests is aggravating an already serious food situation across much of East Africa.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, says recent crops in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia were all well below average and that prospects for Eritrean crops also are[Read More at: UN Predicts Food Shortages for East Africa - Voice of America]... Read More



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