Elias Gebreselassie

Ethiopia aims blast economy forward with satellite launch

Dec 05 2018

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ethiopia plans next year to join an exclusive club of African nations: those with their own national satellites.

In bid for healthier cities, Ethiopia aims to boost urban green

Oct 11 2018

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Habtamu Worku left his hometown of Bahir Dar seven years ago and moved 550 kilometers (340 miles) south to Addis Ababa, he quickly grew to like the city of 5 million people.

Caffeine high? Climate-hit Ethiopia shifts coffee uphill

Jun 04 2018

HAMBELA, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Few countries take coffee as seriously as Ethiopia - and that's not only because it prides itself as being the source of the prized Arabica bean.

As wild weather hits crops, Ethiopian women turn to savings

Dec 19 2017

GANTA KANACHAMA, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workinesh Denda, a stocky middle-aged woman, arranges hand-made stoves in a neat line in a small shop in Ganta Kanachama village, in southern Ethiopia.

Weather forecasts help Ethiopian herders, farmers fight climate extremes

Nov 12 2017

ARGOBA, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with a spear and undeterred by the intense sunlight, Tarekegn Kareto meticulously plucks weeds in his maize field in Argoba village, in southern Ethiopia.

Drought-hit Ethiopia moves to protect its dwindling forests

Jul 04 2017

CHILIMO, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ethiopia is enlisting the cooperation of people in and around its forests to manage woodland better, hoping to protect the country from the effects of climate change while boosting development prospects for its population of 100 million.

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