Long-distance running is not only Ethiopia’s national sport; it is a source of pride for Ethiopians all over the world. Worldfocus contributing blogger Tesfaye Negussie went to Ethiopia and interviewed Derartu Tulu, who won the New York City Marathon in 2009, about what it takes to be one of the best runners in the world.
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Tesfaye Negussie is an American journalist whose parents emigrated from Ethiopia. Last month, Tesfaye traveled to Ethiopia to visit family and friends. He writes how the desire to emigrate to America is common in the Ethiopian psyche -- along with an equally strong desire to return to the homeland.
“Remember, this is still Africa,” warned a friend of Tesfaye Negussie, an American journalist whose parents emigrated from Ethiopia. Last month, Tesfaye traveled to Ethiopia to visit family and friends and shares a story about the restrictions on press freedoms that excuse those in power and propel social injustices.
Worldfocus presents highlights from our Blogwatch section, as well as other web feature articles. This year saw many significant events -- ranging from great recession to the post-presidential election protests in Iran. Read our top 10 web articles from 2009, about Dubai, cartoon porn and Ogadeni militants.
Worldfocus presents highlights from our weekly radio show, which covers underreported stories. From entrepreneurship in Ethiopia and Sri Lanka's bloody civil war to reverse brain drain in China and Baha'is in modern Iran, listen to the shows that were most popular with listeners in 2009.
The violent, separatist conflict in southeastern Ethiopia has claimed thousands of lives over the last 15 years. Former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia David H. Shinn answers questions about the roots of this under reported conflict and whether it could be the next Darfur.
While in Ethiopia reporting on a series of signature stories from Ethiopia, correspondent Martin Seemungal encountered an unusual tradition - locals who feed hyenas by hand. The tradition supposedly began as a way to protect children from the wild animals.
Producer Gary Strieker reports from Ethiopia's Amhara region where 60 percent of children suffer from Trachoma, a bacterial eye infection that is the world's leading preventable cause of blindness. A new study finds that antibiotics administered for Trachoma is actually treating other ailments and reducing Ethiopia's high rates of child mortality.
The Ethiopian government is trying to strengthen local and regional businesses and attract foreign direct investment. Martin Savidge hosts Ethiopian businessman Ermyas Amelga and economics professor Phillip LeBel to discuss how easy it is to do business in Ethiopia and who's investing. LISTEN NOW.