The birthplace of the modern man, Ethiopia is the world's most populous landlocked nation. Only Nigeria has a larger population in Africa. One of only two African nations to escape long-term colonization during the late 19th-century European "Scramble for Africa," Ethiopia was the world's fastest growing economy in 2017. Plagued for decades by civil wars, regional conflicts and deep ethnic divisions, the country is now beginning to forge a fresh path under a new leader who is promising reforms and is seeking peace with neighbors.

The Global Vote: The 2020 Elections to Track

These elections will shape the world that America’s next president confronts.

The Coach Behind Many of the World’s Greatest Runners

Haji Adilo and his brothers are the coaching minds behind the runners to watch in many marathons.

Teaching Sex Ed Via Cellphone

Gamified narratives are teaching players how to make better life choices.

To Curb Ghost Workers and Coffee Corruption, Africa Turns to Blockchain

From Ethiopia to Tanzania and South Africa to Ghana, African nations are embracing this ledger technology to weed out graft.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Africa Has New Suitors — From the Middle East

African nations are finding new investment partners, giving them greater negotiating room with the West.

China Dumps 'Vanity Projects' in Africa

For two decades, Beijing has poured money into myriad infrastructure projects in Africa.

The UN Owes Millions to Ethiopia Because the US Won't Pay Up

The United Nations owes 76 countries a total of $221 million for their peacekeeping missions, but Ethiopia tops the list.

Everyone Wants a Piece of the Horn of Africa's Ports

The row between tiny Djibouti and a Dubai-based port operator reflects a much larger struggle for influence that is sucking in world powers.

Spaced Out: This 30-Year-Old Helps Ethiopian Students Reach for the Stars

Beza Tesfaye is leading efforts to put her country’s space science program on the map.

A Mandela Model for Ethiopia? He's Writing the Script

Eskinder Nega has spent years behind bars for challenging the one-party state, but a new day is dawning.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

How an Ethiopian Army Taught Invading Italians a Lesson

A battle in 1896 between Ethiopian forces and Italian troops turned the narrative of colonialism on its head.

Africa's Airlines Aim to Connect the Continent

With the odds against them, airlines in Africa are flying high on upcoming reforms and daring to dream big.

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