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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.
Water quality is compromised by cultivation, pesticides, household waste and clothes washing.
Declining water quantity and quality means people have to travel further to find good water sources.
Peace in the Horn of Africa could depend on how Ethiopia handles its reforms process.
Tensions, both within Ethiopia and between Ethiopia and its neighbours, are rooted in history.
Rapprochement between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has changed the dynamics in the region.
The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.
The active Erta Ale volcano in the northern Afar region of Ethiopia.
To be better prepared for future eruptions there's a need to understand and monitor poorly known volcanoes, even in remote places.
Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde (left) and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Women in Ethiopia are shaking the foundations of the country's political framework by taking on powerful positions.
The Nile River during sunset in Luxor, Egypt.
The threat to use force to defend Egypt's right to water from the Nile has been a common theme through successive governments.
Having women in power may keep Ethiopia’s girls in school.
The appointment of women into positions of power can break stereotypes and inspire girls.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry to stabilise the East African nation.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
Farmers in Ethiopia evaluate traits of wheat varieties.
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More action is needed to increase soil organic matter for the sake of improved nutrition.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed must unite his people.
Can Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed overcome the country's contemporary history of tribal politics?
Women in Nepal are tapped for volunteer health work. Many take on the work out of a sense of duty, but also gain access to otherwise inaccessible opportunities. Here women are seen on a bus in Pokhara, Nepal.
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.
South Sudanese children playing football in the capital Juba.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.
Kenyan long distance runner Eliud Kipchoge sets a new world record at the Berlin Marathon.
Under the right conditions marathons could be run in under two hours.
Egyptian-born Australian musician, Joseph Tawadros.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (left) and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki re-opening the Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa.
It would be a mistake to ridicule what's been achieved in the Horn of Africa, but obstacles remain.
The Akaki river runs through central Addis Ababa.
Planning for rivers is one thing, but implementation is another as urbanisation and population growth increases.
Four people died in the latest violence and looting to hit shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
An Ethiopian farmer in the Amhara highlands outside the historic village of Lalibela.
Despite all Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed's inspirational reforms, there can be no progress without the rural majority.