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.
Ethiopia is mourning the death of prime minister Meles Zenawi. He ruled the west African nation for two decades. His administration was one of America's staunchest allies in Africa. But now there are concerns that his passing could leave a power vacuum.
A new Frontline documentary is taking a look at the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community. In 2011, HIV was more prevalent in Washington, D.C., than in many African countries, including Rwanda, Ethiopia and the Congo.
Despite explicit warnings from top U.S. officials, Egypt will go ahead with trials of some 45 people accused of working for or running foreign-funded NGOs in the country, under a rule first imposed by deposed President Hosni Mubarak.
About two years ago, the Maldives announced the nation would be carbon-neutral by 2020. That's a tall order for a country that spends 15 percent of GDP on diesel fuel, but work is progressing toward that goal.
Famine has swept through much of Ethiopia in the past year, but a new project will see a Saudi Arabian country convert one of the most fertile areas to produce rice for export. The idea is it's better to have people employed and making money.