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Worries abound about leaner season drought-stricken Ethiopians may confront in coming months

23 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Monday, February 22/2016 expressed its worries that poor rains received in January and February in most northern and eastern parts of Ethiopia were insufficient to replenish water sources and rejuvenate pasture in those parched lands. Therefore, drought-affected areas continue to report deepening water and browse shortages.
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Ethiopia’s wheat conundrum

5 Nov

Editor’s Note:

    Before Prime Minister Hailemariam’s announcement that Ethiopia has become food secure faded from the minds of Ethiopians, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) signaled that it has arranged $600 million in loans for food imports (wheat mostly) and $120 mil for sugar to stave shortages-caused price hikes off.
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