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May 19, 2020

Access to accurate information is critical in curbing misinformation about COVID-19, helping people understand their individual rights and liberties, and ultimately helping Ethiopians keep themselves safe and prevent the spread of the virus. “The ignorance we have seen on coronavirus worries us,” say Ermias and Getu who live in the city of Dire Dawa.

May 15, 2020

On May 14, 2020, Ethiopian coffee producer Nigussie Gemeda Mude was announced as the winner of the inaugural Cup of Excellence Ethiopia coffee competition with his Sidama sun-dried natural coffee, which scored 91.04 out of 100 possible points in the nationwide competition and beat out more than 1,400 entries from across the country.

March 11, 2020

Jemila Hussein is the chief administrator of Silti woreda, located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. There, she is in charge of ensuring that people in her community have access to essential services they need to prosper in life, whether it is basic education, or safe and sustainable water sources for drinking and for irrigating the lush farmlands within the country’s breadbasket.

May 2, 2019

Habtamu Aragaw is a 35-year-old father of four who lives in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. Habtamu and his wife Melke Mihrete were small-scale farmers who used to rely on the government’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) to survive.

March 14, 2019

Muluberhan Areaguy, who works as a midwife at Zalambessa health center, which helps approximately 28-35 women give birth each month, used to find it difficult to assist delivering mothers during the night in her town of Zalambessa, which is located 160 kilometers from Mekelle in the Tigray region.