To Survive Disaster, Plan for the Worst
Getting ready for a disaster is still a tiny part of the worldâ€™s response to the likelihood of one. But some governments and officials are starting to plan well in advance.
On Tour, Pompeo Courts Africa, to Counter China
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa, promotes partnerships with American companies, but finds Chinaâ€™s presence pervasive.
For Thousands of Years, Egypt Controlled the Nile. A New Dam Threatens That.
Ethiopia is staking its hopes on its $4.5 billion hydroelectric dam. Egypt fears it will cut into its water supplies. President Trump is mediating.
Africa, Intertwined With China, Fears Coronavirus Outbreak
There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa yet, but with steady traffic to and from China, experts worry that the epidemic could overrun already-strained health systems.
Abduction of Ethiopian Students Fuels Anger at the Government
The failure of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmedâ€™s government to rescue a group of students who were believed to have been kidnapped last month and forced into the jungle has bred protests and anguish.
Nobel Peace Laureate Says Social Media Sows Hate in Ethiopia
Ethiopiaâ€™s prime minister Abiy Ahmed warned against the â€śgospel of revenge and retributionâ€ť as he accepted the Nobel Prize in Oslo.
In Collecting Nobel Prize, Ethiopiaâ€™s Leader Plans to Sidestep Media
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is too busy and too humble for news conferences, his spokeswoman says, but observers say heâ€™s avoiding scrutiny over trouble at home.
What Makes a Church? A Tiny, Leafy Forest
In Ethiopia, church forests are withstanding environmental destruction â€” but just barely.
The Church Forests of Ethiopia
On the Ethiopian highlands, church grounds have become accidental time capsules of biodiversity.
An Ethiopian Gallery Enriches a Global Art Conversation
With a trip to the Untitled fair in Miami, Addis Fine Art adds to the connections itâ€™s building between Ethiopian artists and the rest of the world.
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