The Ethiopian government has asked the international community for emergency food aid for 6.2 million people. BBC correspondent Mike Wooldridge witnessed Ethiopia's famine in the 80s. Now he's back, Marco Werman talks with him.
For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the Afar Rift in northeastern Ethiopia. That's where scientists found a 4.4 million-year-old hominid skeleton. Anchor Werman speaks with Tim White and Owen Lovejoy about their findings.
Two women named Lucy are in the news today. One is the schoolgirl who inspired the Beatles's song ï¿½Lucy in the Sky with Diamondsï¿½ï¿½the other a multi-million year-old skeleton. Anchor Marco Werman makes the connection.
Health problems the afflict the world's poor have received unprecedented attention in recent years. But medical workers who focus on lesser known diseases say their efforts remain as difficult as ever. On PRI's The World.
One impact of the global economic crisis in Ethiopia is a shortage of Coca Cola. Though it may not seem like a serious concern, the BBC's Elizabeth Blunt tells anchor Katy Clark why the Ethiopian government is treating it as a national emergency.
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.