Ethiopia

Ethiopia's foreign debt has been almost halved in the last two years following succesful debt cancellation programmes.

Under a pilot scheme in drought-prone North Welo, farmers are turning away from the use of expensive and potentially dangerous chemical pesticides in favour of ancient methods of pest control to help their crops flourish.

A new radio serial drama that begins airing this Sunday, Nov. 25, in Ethiopia is designed to encourage young adults to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies by depicting characters engaging in either risky or safe sexual behavior.

Two Ethiopian journalists, Wesenseged Gebrekidan, deputy
editor-in-chief of "ETOP" newspaper, and Kidushabet Belachew, editor-in-chief of "Mebrek" newspaper have both been charged by the High Court.

Despite continued differences between the two sides the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea is “on track” a spokesman for the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said on Friday.

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