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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ethiopia's silent emergency

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A series of severe droughts have scarred Ethiopia. Millions of people now face critical water shortages and are unable to grow enough food to feed their families. As a result, more than 45% of the population are undernourished.

Malnutrition is the state in which the body is so deprived of nutrients that a person cannot continue growing, learning, doing physical work or fighting disease. Children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and the elderly are the most vulnerable to malnutrition.(More...)


-Letter to the U.S. Senate (Obang Metho)
-The Politics of Deception (Girma Kassa)
-Leaders reaffirm commitment to the eight principles (ethiozagol)
-Wall Street Journal: Democracy on Trial in Ethiopia
-Brain drain still hurting countries like Ethiopia
-6 children killed in Somalia
-African Democracy Asks: "Where Is US?"
-Liya Kebede #11 on Forbes’ list of world’s richest models


-Sierra Leone court slaps lengthy terms on rebel chiefs
-Oprah takes out big guns for Obama
-Pearl widow sues Pakistani bank over husband's murder
-Chirac faces Paris scandal judge
-New peace envoy Tony Blair to Make His First Appearance
-Russia Matches U.K. Diplomat Expulsions
-We smoked pot, British ministers admit
-'The Sopranos' Nominated For 15 Emmy Awards

Picture of the day

(H.E. Dr Merera Gudina, founder of the Oromo National Congress ONC. Picture by Andrew Heavens)

Dr. Berhanu Nega on his book ‘yenetsanet goh siked’ expresses the fondness and respect he has for Dr. Merera Gudina. To understand why Dr. Berhanu feels this way, just listen to Dr. Merera’s VOA interview from Yesterday. This interview clearly demonstrates the man’s integrity and courage.

-[AUDIO] – Dr. Merera Gudina on VOA

P.S – As an added bonus, Dr. Merera's interview is driving EPRDF apologists everywhere Crazy!

Also read transcript of Dr. Merera's interview with CNN on September of 2005 about the election