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Salia, now 18, tends to animals to provide for herself and her family. Just two years ago, Salia thought she would be a child bride.jpg

© UNFPA Ethiopia-Abraham Gelaw

Two years ago, 16-year-old Salia Shemsu waited to be married off. She had just failed the national exam, barring her from pursuing the education she longed for. As the first-born girl in her family, Salia was now consigned to household chores – and more

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In the run-up to the showing of her current film - Follow The Ball For Education in Addis Ababa, Zuriel Oduwole took her Basic Film Making 101 Programme to the rural parts of Ethiopia. more

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Uncut girls club members come together to change attitudes about FGM in the community.

© UNFPA Ethiopia-Meron Negash

Genet Girma, 31, was a trailblazer in her community. Fifteen years ago, she ran away from home when she learned that her mother planned to have her undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). more

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The death toll from last weekend's attack carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in Ethiopia has risen to 208 people. The toll of the wounded has also risen to 75 people while 108 children have been kidnapped, according to an Ethiopian official. more

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IOM helps survivors of last January's boat tragedy in Somalia return home to Ethiopia.

© IOM - Craig Murphy 2016

In early January a migrant boat left the northern coast of Somalia bound for Yemen. It carried 106 Ethiopian and Somali migrants who had trekked across large swathes of remote land on foot and by truck to reach the point of embarkation. more

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A woman mourns with the framed picture of a man said to be among the 30 Ethiopian victims killed by Daesh militants in Addis Ababa

Photo: Reuters

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has strongly condemned the killing of innocent Ethiopian Christians in Libya, even more so when they were supposedly committed in the name of religion. more

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