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Tom Gardner

Competition over land squeezes Ethiopia's coffee farmers

Sep 06 2018

CHIRA, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every month Ethiopian coffee farmer Zelalem Tadesse makes the long and arduous journey to court to fight for the return of the land he inherited from his father.

Expansion of Ethiopia’s first industrial park reopens old wounds

Feb 02 2018

DUKEM, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The scenic road from Addis Ababa to the small town of Dukem is peppered with signs of industry: warehouses and factories, garages and gas stations, newly-built rail tracks and a freshly paved highway.

Calls to end Africa's 'horrific' land deals after Indian firm's fallout

Nov 28 2017

MUMBAI/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Large-scale land deals by investors in Africa are coming under greater scrutiny after an Indian firm demanded compensation for the cancellation of its lease by Ethiopia, with analysts saying they are hurting local communities and damaging ecosystems.

FEATURE-Does a struggling Ethiopian model town offer lessons for the future?

Nov 22 2017

BURANEST, Ethiopia, Nov 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of shepherds amble slowly down the main thoroughfare of Buranest, a tiny village in a far-flung corner of northern Ethiopia.

Despite abuses, expelled Ethiopians hope to be smuggled back to Saudi Arabia

Oct 09 2017

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ethiopian maid Zenit Ali has post-traumatic stress disorder after being mistreated by her Saudi Arabian employer and deported in a government crackdown, but she still hopes to return to the Middle East.

Demolitions gather pace in the heart of the Ethiopian capital

Jul 25 2017

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ababaker sat in his car staring through the window at the remains of his family business across the road.

Trafficked into slavery: The dark side of Addis Ababa's growth

May 16 2017

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was the promise of education in Addis Ababa that led 11- year-old Embet to take the fateful decision to leave home.

Ethiopia's deadly rubbish dump landslide sparks landrights battle

May 03 2017

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aworar Meka had been living and working at the Reppi rubbish dump in Addis Ababa for only one month when tragedy struck.

Multi-million dollar deal for Somaliland's historic port sparks land rush

Apr 06 2017

BERBERA, Somaliland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The land along the road into Berbera is barren and empty. Somaliland's small, rusty Gulf of Aden port which for centuries made the town prosperous rises suddenly out of the ground as the road hits the coast.

Multi-million dollar deal for Somaliland's historic port sparks land rush

Apr 04 2017

BERBERA, Somaliland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The land along the road into Berbera is barren and empty. Somaliland's small, rusty Gulf of Aden port which for centuries made the town prosperous rises suddenly out of the ground as the road hits the coast.

World News

As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal

At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior U.S. official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the deal by protecting EU investment in the Islamic republic were pointless.