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Ethiopia's northeastern Somali region has not received rainfall for two consecutive seasons

27.01.2016, Merga Yonas - The food shortage in Ethiopia is getting worse. Aid agencies say up to 15 million people could suffer because of the El Nino-induced drought. Officials fear donors are neglecting the country in favor of others.

People walk through the streets of a shopping area in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Picture: REUTERS

by Nimrod Zalk, January 27 2016, 06:26 - FOR many — in the West and SA — Ethiopia evokes images of all that is wrong with Africa: a hopelessly poor, backward and famine-prone country. But a book by Arkebe Oqubay, Made in Africa, dispels these myths and describes the quiet revolution that has been under way since the early 1990s — roughly the period since SA’s democratic transition.

Addis Standard (Addis Ababa), 26 January 2016 - Opinion - Ambassador Greg Dorey has just finished a four year term as the UK's Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti, his second ambassadorial posting after Hungary. While in Ethiopia Ambassador Dorey was also his country's envoy to the African Union (AU) and to the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).