With friends like these, who needs democracy ?

(Science Codex) EAST LANSING, Mich. — From Ethiopia to Nicaragua, countries that go through civil war are much less likely to become democratic if the winning side gets help from rival nations, a Michigan State University political scientist argues. In a new study examining democratization after civil wars since World War II, Michael Colaresi found […]

Transforming trash to treasure on Ethiopia’s largest dumpsite

By Roderick Macleod (enca) Forty years ago, the Repi landfill site, the largest and oldest of its type in Ethiopia, sat on the outskirts of the country’s capital city of Addis Ababa. Now, with a population swelling to almost five million and industrial and urban development expanding at an exponential level, the 36 hectare solid […]

የሌላቸው ባለቤቶች (ከበድሉ ዋቅጅራ ሳላስፈቅድ የተዋስሁት)

የሌላቸው ባለቤቶች (ከበድሉ ዋቅጅራ ሳላስፈቅድ የተዋስሁት)

“…ትንሽ መንደር ለትልቅ አገር መመሪያ ሲያወጣና የማንነት ምንጭ ሲሆን ‹‹ኢትዮጵያዊ ዝበሃል መንነት የለን፤›› ብሎ በአደባባይ መናገር ይቻላል ፤ …” በመስፍን ወልደ ማርያም ጥር 2006 በድሉ ዋቅጅራ ‹የሌላቸው ባለቤቶች› የሚል ቅራኔ ውስጥ የገባው ከተጨባጭ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ሁኔታ ተነሥቶ ነው፤ አንዳንዴ ሁኔታዎች እያስገደዱን ቅራኔዎችን እንቀበላለን፤ አንድ ጌታ አሽከራቸውን ይጠሩና ባላገር ወደሚኖሩ እናታቸው ዘንድ ይልኩታል፤ ነገር ግን ‹ሞተው […]

Ethiopia seed bank’s novel approach to preserving diversity under threat

There is concern that the work of small farmers as custodians of diversity will be undone by the G8 New Alliance Video (theguardian) Inside the Ethiopian Institute of Biodiversity’s unassuming office complex in Addis Ababa, a series of vaults houses tens of thousands of seed samples tightly sealed into small envelopes and neatly catalogued in […]