In her new book, Kathryn Joyce uncovers how conservative Christians have come to dominate the international adoption market with practices that often amount to trafficking.
For a journalist embarking on a seven-year journey to retrace the footsteps of early humans, the biggest obstacles are man-made.
Hashim Yonis looks through the lens of one student and her teacher to consider the challenges of the educational system in Ethiopia.
Short waiting periods and high availability of young children have made Ethiopia an international adoption hot spot. Babies have become a major "export" but corruption is rampant.
USAID head Rajiv Shah explains his agency's effort to integrate development and emergency intervention while emphasizing public-private partnerships in long-term development programs.
As Ethiopia's international adoptions become an increasingly lucrative business, adoption agencies are being accused of fraudulent paperwork and unethical recruitment of children—or “child harvesting.”
Independent researchers working to track down the birth families of children adopted from Ethiopia have come up with evidence of fraud. Their findings put them face-to-face with threats and violence.
International adoption is big business in Ethiopia, but serious ethical questions have been raised about some practices, including the falsification of documents and the "harvesting" of children.
Millions of people are starving unnecessarily in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The world knows how to prevent drought-induced famine. So why doesn’t it?
Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the Dolo refugee camp on the border of Ethiopia and Somalia where Somali refugees have fled to escape al-Shabab violence and an increasingly deadly famine.
Escaping Al Shabab, Somali refugees are fleeing to Ethiopian camps where aid workers worry about pressure on relief resources.
Because of continuous armed conflict in Somalia, experts fear that conditions are likely to further deteriorate in the famine-stricken country.