The runner risked death or exile when he finished the men's marathon with arms crossed in defiance of Ethiopia’s abuse of his tribe, the Oromo.
The 10 athletes competing without a flag or anthem at the Rio Olympics are challenging conceptions of nationalism, as well as reminding the world that the growing refugee crisis must be addressed.
UNICEF reveals that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone ritual cutting, half of them living in just three countries.
Governments must act immediately to end conflicts and counter the impact of climate disruption to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe affecting millions.
Breaking with diplomatic protocol, the president lashed out at Republican presidential candidates including Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz during an official visit to Ethiopia.
First-person testimony published Tuesday tallies the human cost of Ethiopia’s “villagization” program, in which tens of thousands of people have been forced from their ancestral homes to make way for large-scale commercial agriculture.
Ironically, developing countries of the global south who don’t have enough electricity can leapfrog conventional power and go straight to solar and wind.
Climate change poses a serious threat to farming in East Africa, a region that depends on agriculture and whose population is growing very fast.