The Ethiopian government estimates that it has more than two million Ethiopian-born people who comprise its vast global diaspora, living in the United States, Europe, Australia and the Middle East, among other places. Much of the diasporic migration took place during the Derg regime (1974-1991); before that, during the time of the Emperor, it was common to see Ethiopians attending institutions of higher education abroad and returning home from western countries. 

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 12:00
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The nutritional benefits of teff are making food scientists, chefs and celebrities around the world take notice. The grain, which is a staple in Ethiopia cuisine, is poised to become the world’s next ‘super food.’ But before it can reach the international acclaim of other grains, like quinoa, wheat and barley, questions about whether or not it can be exported from Ethiopia and what that will mean for this country’s economy need to be asked. EBR’s Yoseph Mekonnen explores the issue further. 

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While Ethiopia has been applauded by international organizations for its efficiency in developing roadways, analysts say that current efforts to build rural roads leaves a lot to be desired.  Less than half of the proposed roadways mentioned in the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) have been developed in the past four years. Stakeholders point to lack of management and machinery as well as inefficient contractors as the main reasons development lags behind. EBR’s Samson Hailu explains what, if anything, is being done to make Ethiopia’s road-building reputation come out on top once again.

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