Exactly 30 years ago Ethiopia was painfully food insecure after experiencing the worst famine in the history of the nation. Today, however, the situation is dramatically different. Agriculture contributes to about 43 percent to Ethiopia’s GDP, moving it beyond food insecurity.
Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hot spots are in those countries, harming efforts to get control of the raging, deadly outbreak, the U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa said Tuesday.
If you think the United States is every immigrant’s dream, reconsider. Sure, in absolute numbers, the U.S. is home to the most foreign-born people — 45.7 million in 2013. But relatively, it’s upper-mid-pack as an immigrant nation.
Ethiopian Electric Power has tapped U.S. company Green Technology Africa to help develop 300 MW of solar power in the country, which is making an aggressive drive to expand electricity capacity from its current 55% coverage to 75% by next year.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has imposed a state of emergency to end violent protests against his 27-year rule. The government has also been dissolved, a statement signed by Mr Compaore said.