Ethiopia

Migrant workers stuck in Beirut in wake of blast

Dozens of domestic workers have been stranded in Lebanon since last week's blast. Many have lost their jobs and homes. They say they have no money for plane tickets back to their countries. The coronavirus pandemic has made the situation even more complicated.

Protest

Why Ethiopia erupted over a musician's killing

Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was a powerful political voice for the Oromo ethnic group. His death is just the latest in nearly a year of troubling developments in Ethiopia, and has become a rallying cry for the opposition to speak out against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Top of The World

Putin scores victory in 'gameshow'-like vote; Myanmar mine collapse; Ethiopian singer's death sparks protests; Botswana's mysterious elephant die-off

Vladimir Putin scored an apparent victory in a week-long constitutional referendum that had the trappings of a gameshow. A large landslide struck the Hpakant jade mining site in Myanmar. The killing of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an Ethiopian singer and activist, has sparked days of protest. A mysterious die-off of elephants in Botswana has stumped scientists. And, Amsterdam's red-light district is reopening after the coronavirus shutdown.

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Potential crisis in Ethiopia

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Africa Editor Martin Paut about warnings of a potential humanitarian crises in Ethiopia. The aid agency Doctors without Borders says it's been denied access to areas where government and rebel forces have been locked in conflict.

Arts, Culture & Media

Treating fistula in Ethiopia

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mary Olive Smith, the producer of the new film, "A Walk to Beautiful,� a film which documents the work being done at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia's capital city

Conflict & Justice

Humanitarian crisis in Mogadishu

Aid groups say Somalia is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, due to renewed fighting between Islamic insurgents and Ethiopia-backed government forces, and Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Christian Balslev-Olesen

Business, Economics and Jobs

Ethiopian food crisis

International aid agencies are raising the alarm in Ethiopia. Officials say the country is facing its worst hunger crisis since the famine in 1984. David McGuffin reports from one of the worst hit areas in Ethiopia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The CD "Dub Colossus in a Town Called Addis" seems to indicate a return to Ethiopia's musical greatness. The World's Marco Werman explains.

Global Politics

Ethiopia runs out of Coca-Cola

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.