· October, 2011

Stories about Ethiopia from October, 2011

Open Access Africa: Spreading Knowledge, Increasing Collaboration

  28 October 2011

We celebrate Open Access Week with a special focus on Open Access Africa. As the internet lowers the bar for publishing and disseminating information, print-era publishing models still keep African researchers and students separated from colleagues in different countries and their ideas. How has Open Access changed scholarship in Africa?

Ethiopia: Netizens Take Campaign for Shweya Mullah Online

  13 October 2011

A social media campaign for justice is raging amongst Ethiopians online after a CNN journalist, Dan Rivers, revealed the horrifying abuse of Shweyga Mullah who was brutally injured after the wife of Gaddafi’s son poured boiled water on her body for allegedly failing to keep a crying child quiet.

Ethiopia: People As Tourist Attraction

  5 October 2011

When people become a tourist attraction: “When my girlfriend and I decided to go there [South Omo, Ethiopia] in the first place it wasn’t just because we are expecting to see beautiful animals – but also exotic people. These are people who can attract tourists with their life style.”

Ethiopia: Miss Ethiopia Website Launched

  5 October 2011

Miss Ethiopia website launched, Arefe reports: “A new Miss Ethiopia website providing all the latest official information on the upcoming Miss Ethiopia 2011 beauty pageant was launched recently.”