There have been positive changes in Ethiopia but major challenges, including ethnic tensions, remain.
Ethiopia has a high number of injury-related deaths and disabilities among children.
When the Aral Sea dried up, it was called the "world's worst environmental disaster". We're witnessing its equivalent in Africa.
Child undernourishment rates are worse in India than in Ethiopia.
Declining water quantity and quality means people have to travel further to find good water sources.
Tensions, both within Ethiopia and between Ethiopia and its neighbours, are rooted in history.
The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.
To be better prepared for future eruptions there's a need to understand and monitor poorly known volcanoes, even in remote places.
Women in Ethiopia are shaking the foundations of the country's political framework by taking on powerful positions.
The threat to use force to defend Egypt's right to water from the Nile has been a common theme through successive governments.
The appointment of women into positions of power can break stereotypes and inspire girls.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
More action is needed to increase soil organic matter for the sake of improved nutrition.
Can Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed overcome the country's contemporary history of tribal politics?
Women health-care volunteers in places like Nepal, Afghanistan and Ethiopia play a vital role in the health system, yet they are undervalued and undertrained.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
Under the right conditions marathons could be run in under two hours.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
It would be a mistake to ridicule what's been achieved in the Horn of Africa, but obstacles remain.
Planning for rivers is one thing, but implementation is another as urbanisation and population growth increases.