Northern Kenya is drying out fast—and scientists warn that they see the “fingerprints of global warming,” writes Somini Sengupta.She wrote this haunting piece after visiting northern Kenya, where pastoralists recalled the droughts of the past—when rain eventually brought…

At least 669 people have been killed in Ethiopian protests that began in late 2015 over a proposed land reallocation, the government says. But activists believe the toll may be much higher.To try to determine the actual death toll, Endalk Chala, a PhD student in Oregon, has…

Tedros, who would be the first African leader of the WHO, cites his leadership in reforming Ethiopia’s health system “in an environment that was resource-constrained with a heavy disease burden” as a key indicator of his ability to achieve results, and promises to bring a “…

A hospital in rural Ethiopia has reduced surgery-related deaths by 1/3 in 6 months by following a training plan that focuses on building leadership throughout the surgical team and the hospital, according to a Jhpiego blog post.

A drought in Ethiopia and 2 years of civil war in South Sudan has international aid agencies scrambling to provide food aid to more than 13 million people in critical need of food. Ethiopia’s worst drought in 60 years has devastated crops, bringing the country to the edge…

In Ethiopia, TB is succumbing to political will and the commitment of thousands of health extension workers, reports Talha Burki in The Lancet. The Numbers: Ethiopia saw around 140,000 cases of TB in 2014. Roughly 90% of patients with drug-sensitive TB were successfully…

The enset plant—endemic to Ethiopia where it has been cultivated for 7,000-plus years—is being promoted by researchers as a resilient famine food in that country’s southern highlands where climate change is causing harsher droughts. Known as the false banana, the lush-…

By Tigistu A Ashengo When I return home to Ethiopia, I look forward to visiting my grandparents’ house to reconnect with uncles, aunts and cousins with whom I share a closeness that belies my bi-continental life. Growing up in Addis Ababa, I spent my summers at my…