In Ethiopia, activists and witnesses say nearly 100 people were killed by security forces cracking down on anti-government protests over the weekend. The protests began late last year over a government plan to lease a forest to private foreign developers. Ethiopia's authoritarian government is a key U.S. ally in East Africa.
Ethiopia has long been associated with extreme drought that leaves millions in need of food. That's still the case, as the Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought in 50 years. But experts say that is exactly why the world needs to rethink its approach to aid in the age of climate change.
A new study of the speech patterns of gelada monkeys in the Ethiopian Highlands suggests that linguistically humans aren't as unique as we think. So why has it taken us thousands of years to realize that? NPR has the story of how we listen to noises we don't understand.
A diplomatic tangle in East Africa underlines China's growing might on the continent. Kenya faces a lawsuit from Taiwan over the "illegal abduction" of nationals deported to China. China says it's a matter of national security.
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