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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Ethiopia

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Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights?
We’ve given generously to countries that have outlawed homosexuality. But should aid ever come with conditions attached?
A timeline of the violence in South Sudan
After two weeks of fighting in the world’s newest nation, thousands of people are thought to be dead. Here’s a timeline of the violence.
Drought, famine, conflict or a combination of all 3 - Madigan visits Somali refugee camp
The Leinster and Ireland star was joined by club captain Leo Cullen on a trip to a teeming refugee camp in Ethiopia.
Column: 'I came face to face with the reality of childbirth in Ethiopia'
Every year, 25,000 women die in childbirth in Ethiopia, writes Donnacha Maguire, who says money alone will not stop women from dying, only people working together will do that.
Photo essay: The street children of Addis Ababa
Photocall Ireland photographer Leon Farrell’s luminous portraits of life on the streets of Ethiopia’s capital city.
Irish rugby stars stunned by tales of 7-year-olds living rough on Ethiopian streets
Leo Cullen and Ian Madigan have travelled to the East African country with GOAL.
In pics: Madigan and Cullen visit Ethiopia with GOAL
The Leinster duo spent yesterday in a children’s drop-in centre in Addis Ababa.
Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances
National Volunteering Week ends today. Here Donnacha Maguire, who is in Ethiopia, tells us about some of the work being done by Irish volunteers in the country.
18 of the best pics from today's London marathon
Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede won the men’s race, while Priscah Jeptoo triumphed in the women’s event.
9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years
From famine in North Korea to the genocide in Rwanda, these photographs offer an insight into global crises – and how the world has dealt with them.
Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year
The amount was 12 per cent less than the nearly €180 million given to countries including Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam in 2011.
Could Arabica coffee soon be extinct?
Large-scale deforestation and climate change are putting the wild Arabica coffee bean at risk of potential extinction, say experts.
Business people to share skills during Ethiopia trip
A group of Irish business people, including chef Kevin Thornton and hotel expert Francis Brennan, will go on a week-long mission to Lalibela in Ethiopia.
Costello attends funeral of late Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi
The Minister of State for Trade and Development is in Ethiopia today to offer his condolences to the late Prime Minister who had been in power for nearly two decades before he died last month.
Ethiopia's long-time ruler Meles Zenawi dies aged 57
Zenawi was an ally of the US in its counter-terrorism fight but his leadership raised many human rights concerns. He won his last election two years ago with 99 per cent of the vote.
Ethiopia's Gelana wins women's marathon in record time
She won the event in a time of 2hr 23min 7sec, denying the Kenyans their first Olympic crown in the process.
20,000 flee ethnic clashes in southern Ethiopia
At least 18 people have been killed in the fighting in the south of the country.
Sports film of the week: Town of Runners
A compelling look at life in the Ethiopian town of Bekoji, home to some of the world’s greatest distance runners.
€5m Irish potato growing programme announced for Ethiopia
Irish development agency Vita has launched a Potato Centre of Excellence in Africa with an aim to provide sustainable access to food for two million people.
Gebrselassie gives up on Olympic dream
The legendary distance runner has conceded that he won’t be fast enough to earn a place in Ethiopia’s marathon squad for London 2012.
Just my cup of tea: Ethiopian long distance champion jets in for Great Ireland Run
Kenenisa Bekele will look to prove his Olympic running credentials when he competes at the Phoenix Park on Sunday
Five tourists killed in Ethiopia attack
Gunmen in the African nation attacked a group of foreigners, killing five, injuring two and kidnapping another two.
Failure to respond led to thousands of needless deaths in Africa - aid agencies
“Many donors wanted proof of a humanitarian catastrophe before acting to prevent one” – Oxfam, Save the Children.
Two Swedish reporters found guilty of 'supporting terrorism' in Ethiopia
The two photojournalists admit to illegally entering the country with an ethnic Somali rebel group in order to gather news – but deny any charges of supporting terrorism.
Frankincense trees under threat, say ecologists
Best-known as one of the Wise Men’s gifts in the Nativity story, the incense in “alarming” decline and could face extinction.
Ethiopian troops spotted in Somalia: report
Has Ethiopia followed Kenya in sending its troops to tackle Somali insurgents?
Ireland increases aid for Horn of Africa famine victims
The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a further €1 million in support for famine victims, while Bono has joined a group of celebrities calling for more action.
750,000 Somalis now at risk of death from famine - UN
The UN says a fourth region in southern Somalia is now suffering from famine – meaning half of the south is now in crisis.
Meet the stars of this year's Athletics World Championships
The 2011 World Athletics Championships begin this Saturday in Daegu, South Korea. Get to know the athletes who’ll likely be providing the week’s most compelling storylines.
UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp
Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'
The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.
Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia
Charity GOAL’s chief executive John O’Shea says that while agencies are trying to help refugees flooding out of Somalia, some four million people are trapped inside and facing death.
'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia
Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.
UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.
Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa
The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.
After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia
It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years
"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis
A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.
In pictures: A photo essay from war-torn Somalia
Striking images from Somalia, where the worst drought in the region for 60 years is affecting some 7 million people.