A Saudi Arabian company has leased tens of thousands of acres in Ethiopia to grow rice for export. The Ethiopian government says it will help provide food security for its citizens but some who live in the region say they're not seeing any benefits.
In 1953, the United States awarded a Silver Star for gallantry to a young Ethiopian soldier. Captain Mamo Habtewold distinguished himself in the Korean War while his battalion served alongside the US army.
Politics and music have not always mixed well in Ethiopia. But governments change -- and the music survives, and evolves. A fine example is a new project that highlights the work of Ethiopian musicians today.