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Society & Economy

Abraham Gelaw   Kola Tembein, Tigray, September 19/2019 – Earlier this year, Haderu Gebray, 15, and her parents were arrested for planning her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in Ethiopia yet her father, who works in government, planned to wed her to an older man she had never met. Her plight hit …

Addis Standard staffs Borana/Oromia, September 11/2019 – A livestock insurance product aimed at protecting pastoralists against calamity from drought made a payout to close to 3,000 Borana pastoralists following the extremely poor rains this year. Referred to as the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI), it is an innovative financial solution spearheaded …

Addis Abeba, September 06/2019 – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protection assistance to drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia. While sending off a consignment of veterinary drugs from Addis Abeba to Oromia and Somali Regions, Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen, the Chief …