Ethiopian adoptees from around the world will soon share their personal stories in a new book titled, Lions Roaring, Far From Home. The book editors, who concluded accepting story submissions two weeks ago, hope to publish 15 – 20 essays and to make the book available by 2016. There are tens of thousands of Ethiopian adoptees around the world, including more than 14,000 in the US alone.
Ethiopian missions overseas are temporarily waiving the late fee for Ethiopian Origin ID cardholders who have failed to renew their cards on time, according to announcements by the embassies. Ethiopia does not allow dual citizenship and the Ethiopian Origin ID card, more commonly known as the Yellow Card, is designed to give foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin certain rights and privileges.
The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is preparing to hold its fifth annual cultural festival in Washington D.C, this coming Sunday July 26. The event is scheduled to start at noon. The festival will take place at the Multisport Facility in Georgetown University.
Ethiopia once made the headlines for a terrible drought that followed the ‘Red Terror,’ wreaking havoc on the nation. But much has changed in the 30 years that followed, changes that have not grabbed media attention as much as the famine did in the ‘70s.
Ethiopia is working to get fluoride out of its water supplies to protect its citizens from dental fluorosis and bone deformation, according to news reports. Nearly 14 million Ethiopians are believed to be suffering from fluoride exposure, which in addition to destroying teeth, also deforms bones and increases the risk of osteoporosis.