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Eritrea: Ministry Reinforces Nationwide Chick Distribution

As of the first week of December, 12,386 families have benefited from the program. The target is to reach around 40,000 families by June 2021.

The Ministry of Agriculture is distributing a million, one-month-old chicks to around 40,000 families nationwide until the end of June 2021.

BY ERMIAS SOLOMON | SHABIT

The Ministry of Agriculture is working to distribute around a million, one-month-old chicks to around 40,000 families all over the country. The program is expected to last until the end of June 2021.

According to Ms. Saba Gebreselassie, Head of Poultry Development Unit in the Ministry, around 27,000 chicks are being distributed weekly to all regions starting from the end of June 2020. Continue reading Eritrea: Ministry Reinforces Nationwide Chick Distribution

Has Ethiopia Really Achieved the MDGs?

ZILCH ON THE GROUND. Why do donor countries and their media are so keen to sell the “Ethiopia rising” story to the extent of getting ordinary Ethiopians irritated and uncomfortable? Simply put, donors need a foreign aid success story and there is no better country than an aid dependent Ethiopia to enhances that “feel good factor”. Hence, the media takes the role of generating the “Ethiopia rising” storylines and get away with it. (Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia)

By J. Bonsa,

On Sept.13, the BBC World Service aired the first segment of a two-part documentary entitled: Africa Surprising. As part of the series, journalist Hugh Sykes reported that Ethiopia has achieved a number of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead of schedule.

Ethiopia has long been praised for being “on track to meet most of the MDGs by 2015 if progress continues or the pace increased.” Earlier this year, the Horn of Africa nation declared achieving a few of the targets even before the end of 2015. Sykes’ aim was to capture this “exceptional success story.” Continue reading Has Ethiopia Really Achieved the MDGs?