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Remembering Richard Pankhurst

By | Ethiopian News

20th February 2017 Written by Rahel Yibrish Last Thursday 17th of February 2017, we very sadly lost a great man and friend, Professor Richard Pankhurst who was considered by many as the ultimate expert on Ethiopian history, and to us a dear friend who supported and encouraged our work for many years. Following in the footsteps of his great mother Sylvia Pankhurst, who was an honorary Ethiopian and a vocal activist against the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, Richard made Ethiopia…

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Ethiopia faces its worst drought in 50 years

By | Ethiopian News

Written by Malak Maurice. Ethiopia’s last major drought occurred in the early 1980s, with the UN estimating the death toll to have been a figure close to 1 million people. Now, once again, due to the El Nino ocean-warming weather conditions, an estimated 10.2 Ethiopians are in need of food aid. The Kiremt rains usually provide food for roughly 80% of the population from June to September, but the failure of the wet season has precipitated a humanitarian crisis and…

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International Day of the Girl

By | Ethiopian News

Written by Ben Today is International Day of the Girl, and this year’s theme is adolescent girls. In 2000, the UN set the Millennium Development Goals, which expire this year, and 1 of the 8 goals was to ‘Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015’. Girls who were born in the turn of the millennium, are now adolescents, and the progress made under the MDGs has…

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Circus show raises more than $1000 for girl’s education!

By | Ethiopian News

Link Ethiopia is partnered with SponsorHer!, a social fundraising platform connecting girls in Ethiopia with sponsors all over the world and leveraging the potential of expatriates and tourists. We are always happy to be work with people who are just as passionate about education in Ethiopia as we are. With the help of Fekat Circus, SponsorHer! were able to put on a wonderful show to many people and raise more than 1000 USD. Written by SponsorHer! Under the blue tent…

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Victory goes to The Wolves!

By | Ethiopian News

Written by Muna You may have seen it on our Facebook page already this week, but we are pleased to announce that the Wolves won the Gondar Under-17s Cup Tournament! After battling through the group stages, quarters and semi-finals against colourfully named teams like ‘Fuad Grocery’ and ‘Medhanealem’, they tenaciously won the final against their rivals ’Esufikir’– a team who had previously trumped the Wolves 1-0 in the group stages. After their success we spoke to the members from the Link…

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Ethiopia’s helping hand during refugee crisis

By | Ethiopian News

Written by Muna Many refugees from Eritrea and South-Sudan try to flee to neighbouring countries for safety. Ethiopia and Kenya are some of the largest recipients of refugee’s in the world – a fact not that well known here in the West. But where do the refugees come from and what are they fleeing from? South Sudan South Sudan has been in a conflict situation since soon after it declared its independence from Sudan – the two countries still harbour…

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Ethiopian children more satisfied with school life than in the UK

By | Ethiopian News

Written by Muna The Children’s Society and the University of York have spent a decade researching the well-being of children. Last week they published their findings in their fourth annual report, which you can find on The Children’s Society’s website. For their research, they asked 60,000 children what matters in their lives. The questions were about subjects such as school satisfaction, bullying, teachers, body image, appearance and self-confidence. In the report, 84% of Ethiopian children ‘totally’ liked going to school,…

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Malnutrition training with journalists & NGOs

By | Ethiopian News

By Tefera Teklu Two-day training on tackling malnutrition was given to Amhara Regional State journalists in Bahir Dar by Save the Children Ethiopia. The first day’s session – ‘Nutrition Basics and Why Nutrition Matters’ – was presented by Assistant Professor, Demewez M.H. from Food Science and Nutrition Department of Bahir Dar University. He stated that Ethiopia faces the four major forms of malnutrition: stunting (height-for-age), underweight (weight-for-age), wasting(weight-for-height) and low birth weight. Group exercise (Tefera) He also said that school children who…

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A Gondar university graduate creates outdoor reading space

By | Ethiopian News

by Hannah Dillon What strikes Ethiopians most when they visit London? The answer is not what you might expect. In fact, many are surprised to see that everyone is reading. On the tube, in the park, in cafés… as Londoners we take this fact for granted. Many educated Ethiopians are concerned about the lack of reading culture in the country. However, there are only few who are actively doing something about it. On Friday, we had the privilege of meeting Ephrem, a…

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Melkam Fasika for all — Happy Easter Everyone

By | Ethiopian News

Written by Julia Wathen Fasika (the Amharic word for Easter) follows the Eastern Orthodox calendar and tends to fall after Easter in the Western calendar. However this year both calendars have aligned and so Easter falls on the same date as the Orthodox and Latin/Protestant celebrations – April 20th 2014. In Ethiopia, Fasika is considered more important than Christmas as death has greater meaning than birth in Orthodox Christianity, and Christmas has not become the secular holiday which it currently…

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Ghion Gets Broadband!

By | Ethiopian News

Ghion Secondary school now has broadband! In 2012, Link Coordinator of Wreake Valley Community College, Mike Hill, donated roughly £500 (of his own money!) to Ghion secondary school in Bahir Dar to help towards enabling Ghion teachers and students to benefit from accessing the Internet. Unfortunately, we later realised that there was no Fibre Optic cable line in the neighbourhood as a fibre optic line is what’s needed for high speed broadband. Undeterred, we persevered and kept in constant contact with the school ensuring help from…

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Addis Makes Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities for 2013!

By | Ethiopian News

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s wonderful capital city, has made it into the annual Lonely Planet Guide’s Top 10 Cities in the World list for the first time! As the diplomatic capital of Africa, and one of the continents, not to mention the world’s, most exciting and thriving metropolis’, Addis is a natural choice for the list. And for travellers interesting in seeking out vibrant and beguiling destinations, and one’s off the beaten track, it is a choice that really is difficult to beat….

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Tablets Enable Learning in Ethiopian Villages

By | Ethiopian News

The One Laptop Per Child organisation recently tried an experiment, where they dropped off a number of tablet PCs in two remote Ethiopian villages. The aim was to see if children with no previous experience of the written word and literacy, and in an area far from any schools and teachers, could begin to teach themselves, and one another. Within five days, the children were using on average 47 learning apps per day. Within two weeks, the children were “singing…

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Ethiopia’s first ever medal at the Paralympics

By | Ethiopian News

Ethiopia’s Paralympic involvement this year was greater than ever before. Four Ethiopian athletes took part, which is the same number that took part in all the other Paralympic events combined over the last 40 years. The team this year also won Ethiopia’s first ever Paralympic medal. As a bit of background information, Ethiopia first participated in the Paralympic Games in 1968 in Tel Aviv, sending two athletes to compete in athletics and table tennis. Years later Ethiopia returned to the…

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Red, Green and Gold: Ethiopia Olympics Roundup!

By | Ethiopian News

Team Ethiopia – how did they do? The London 2012 Olympics may have drawn to a close but Team Ethiopia will be returning home with proud smiles and their pockets full of medals. The 2012 Ethiopian team, made up of a modest 35 athletes, won a total of 7 medals at this year’s games – almost half of these gold. True to form, all the medals were in athletic events, and the country was ranked 32nd in the world for…

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