Security talks and celebrating the African Union's 50th anniversary were on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's agenda on a trip to Ethiopia.
A driver said he thought he was about to die when an Interstate 5 bridge span collapsed in Washington state, plunging his pickup and another car into the Skagit River below.
- Ethiopia, Djibouti and China have signed an agreement for a loan of more than US$2.0 billion from China's Export-Import Bank for the construction of the 756-kilometre Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway project.
Today is the first International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. To be honest, I was not very familiar with the tragedy of fistula until about a decade ago, when I met the remarkable Dr. Catherine Hamlin, who has devoted her life to treating the problems of fistula in Ethiopia.
Progressive-minded café goers have long appreciated the value of an organic cup of coffee. Not only do conventional beans require synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, what's good for the bean--an organic approach--is also good for the grower.
In a country with widespread poverty, Mark Miller saw the strength of the human spirit. The CEO of the YMCA of Northern B.C. made a visit to Ethiopia last month as part of the British Columbia YMCA's partnership with the northern African country.
A drop-dead beautiful Ghanaian actress is yelling at the director. Her voice — with that slightly British Ghanaian accent — echoes across the polished marble floors and bounces off the baby grand inside a Montgomery County mansion that has been turned into a movie set.
When Martha Makuena first moved to China from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the winter of 1999, she expected a land of bamboo forests, flowing silk robes and grey-bearded sages, just like in the kung fu movies.
The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It will also be a little more than a decade since the formation of the African Union, which seeks to promote “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”.