Approximately 250,000 Ethiopian children under five years of age are HIV positive, the Ethiopian health ministry announced Tuesday. A UNICEF official working with AIDS prevention efforts in Addis Ababa confirmed the total but added that the figure is an "estimate."

Police investigating high-profile corruption cases have been ordered to finalise their investigations within the next two weeks, the pro-Ethiopian government Walta Information Centre web site said on 22 September.

At the beginning of September 2001, the Ethiopian government suspended the
Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association(EWLA) and froze its bank accounts. EWLA was established in 1995 and has been active in defending the rights of women by providing legal services to battered, raped, abducted women and those suffering from all form's of violence. It has also done a commendable job at the level of advocacy by having revision of gender-insensitive articles in the law and by having an entirely new more

A three-day symposium on "Promoting Community Radios in the Horn of Africa" will take place in Addis Ababa from December 11 - 13, 2001. It aims at introducing and discussing the concepts and practices of community radios and their relevance to the Horn of Africa. The intent is to build on what is happening in areas of social development in the Horn and to reflect on the relevance of community radios in advancing social development initiatives. This will be accompanied by relevant more

In the resource-poor environment of rural Ethiopia parents act strategically when they marry off their sons and daughters. What assets are brought to marriage? How does society endow new couples with the assets (livestock, utensils, grain, clothing and jewellery) needed to set up a farm and family? How do husbands and wives subsequently bargain in their competition to control productive assets?