Ethiopia – Profile Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste (born 1974) is an Ethiopian-American writer and author of the novels Beneath the Lion's Gaze (2010) and The Shadow King (2019), the latter of which has been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. Mengiste was born in 1974 in Addis…

Ethiopia – Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

In Ethiopia, 80 percent of the population resides in rural areas and women provide the majority of the agricultural labor in these communities. However, their contributions often go largely unrecognized and their fathers or husbands…

Ethiopia – Speaker of Upper House Resigns After…

Ethiopia's upper house speaker resigned on Monday in apparent protest at the postponement of planned elections in the Horn of Africa country over the coronavirus, a sign of growing tension between her party and the…