The NESTown development concept envisions the building of self-sufficient, environmentally friendly 'semi-urban centers' in rural Ethiopia that would allow farmers to improve their financial prospects without abandoning the land.
Children have walked for weeks across the desert to get to Dadaab, and many perish on the way. Others have died shortly after arrival. On the edge of the camp, a young girl stands amid the freshly made graves of 70 children, many of whom died of
We've tried painting a compelling picture of the ongoing drought in East Africa, and accompanying famine in parts of Somalia, but without anyone on the ground there we've mostly just used stats and short clips of video. There have been few personal
Ever since we took the kids to Florida, my wife has been saving photo memories in scrapbooks. Our two daughters like making the books, too, and I have to admit, looking at one of these handmade creations beats Flickr any
Ethiopia's Orthodox Christians, who believe in creating a living symbol of the garden of Eden around their places of worship, have nurtured some 35,000 'church forests' -- many of them islands of green growth in an almost entirely deforested landscape.
Mention social good to generation Y -- or other generations for that matter -- and the focus easily turns to high tech innovation. It's an angle emphasized by big events like TED, which emit a steady feed of technology-heavy ideas.
Ethiopian athletes, those power-houses of running, particularly long-distance events are finding that their homeland is no longer so welcoming to its own athletes. Apparently climate change is to blame, with the
A 35-mile long volcanic rift in the Ethiopian desert that opened up back in 2005 has been confirmed as likely being the beginning of a new sea. That's the word from an international team of scientists, whose work has