WBEZ | Ethiopia http://www.wbez.org/tags/ethiopia Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: Western powers pull out of Yemen, political future uncertain http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-16/worldview-western-powers-pull-out-yemen-political-future-uncertain <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP678771867105.jpg" style="height: 389px; width: 620px;" title="An armed Houthi Shiite Yemeni stands guard outside the Republican Palace in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191463775&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Fighting for control of Yemen</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-7d4a2c7a-9412-dc0e-4b7a-fff77b9ae54f">The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that demands that Houthi rebels immediately relinquish control of the government of Yemen. Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and the US have all suspended their diplomatic missions in Yemen. &nbsp;Countries evacuated their diplomatic staff last week &nbsp;as political unrest has grown in the country. Houthi rebels have taken over control of the government but are not necessarily in control of the country. &nbsp;Nabeel Khoury, a visiting </span>&nbsp;associate professor of Middle East Studies at Northwestern University and non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council&#39;s Hariri Center, joins us to discuss the future of Yemen.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/khoury_nabeel">Nabeel Khoury</a> is a visiting associate professor of Middle East Studies at <a href="https://twitter.com/NorthwesternU">Northwestern University</a> and non-resident senior fellow at the<a href="https://twitter.com/AtlanticCouncil"> Atlantic Council&#39;s</a> Hariri Center.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/191464904&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Author Dinaw Mengestu talks about &quot;All Our Names&quot;</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-9a9b9e96-9416-8b53-2085-6f91699f40ac">Dinaw Mengestu was born in Ethiopia, but grew up in Chicago and Peoria. His critically acclaimed first novel, </span>The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears described the immigrant experience of struggling grocery store owners in Washington DC. Mengestu also won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2012 and &nbsp;worked as a journalist in Darfur, Congo, and Uganda. He talks with us about how his work as a journalist informed his latest novel, set in Kampala in the early 70&rsquo;s called, All Our Names. Mengestu spoke with us while in Chicago for an appearance at the Chicago Humanities Festival.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/dinawmengestu"><span id="docs-internal-guid-9a9b9e96-9416-cbef-0c32-cede6f9abe13">Dinaw Mengestu</span></a>, author of the historical novel, &quot;All Our Names.&quot;</em></p></p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:09:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-16/worldview-western-powers-pull-out-yemen-political-future-uncertain The Mideast peace talks http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-28/mideast-peace-talks-110086 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/(AP PhotoGali Tibbon, Pool).jpg" alt="" /><p><div>Last week the Israeli government withdrew from current peace talks after the Palestinian Authority and Hamas announced plans to form a unity government. We&#39;ll discuss the state of the peace process with Roey Gilad, &nbsp;the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-collapse-of-the-mideast-peace-talks/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-collapse-of-the-mideast-peace-talks.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-collapse-of-the-mideast-peace-talks" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The Mideast peace talks" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-28/mideast-peace-talks-110086 Global Activism: A ‘Girl Manifesto’ from Ethiopia http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-%E2%80%98girl-manifesto%E2%80%99-ethiopia-108894 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/RS7386_LLTG group photo-lpr.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Amanda Lichtenstein and her colleague, Kidist Tariku, spent this past summer in Hawassa, Ethiopia leading writing workshops with young women and girls about gender issues. Lichtenstein, who co-directs <a href="http://www.breakarts.org/">Break Arts: International Arts and Education Collaborative</a>, and Tariku, who is the development director for Action for Youth and Community Change in Ethiopia, join us to share some of the girls&rsquo; work and talk about the themes that emerged in their writing.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F112655895&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-%E2%80%98girl-manifesto%E2%80%99-ethiopia-108894 Global Notes: Chicago reggae club 'The Wild Hare' to close after 25 years http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-04/global-notes-chicago-reggae-club-wild-hare-close-after-25-years-86060 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-04/gessesse photo.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On May 15, The Wild Hare, one of Chicago’s few reggae-only music clubs, will shut its doors after 25 years. Owner Zeleke Gessesse is moving back to his native Ethiopia, where he’s building a Wild Hare in the capital, Addis Ababa. Jerome McDonnell, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m" target="_blank"><em>Radio M</em></a> host Tony Sarabia and Zeleke reflect on some of the club’s legendary performances.</p></p> Wed, 04 May 2011 15:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-04/global-notes-chicago-reggae-club-wild-hare-close-after-25-years-86060 Global Activism: The circus arts bring kids together http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-circus-arts-bring-kids-together <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2010-October/2010-10-21/Awassa 008_P.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Most kids love the circus but not everyone gets the chance to actually learn how to juggle or ride a unicycle. So a former Ringling Brothers clown decided to start an organization called<a href="http://circesteem.org/"> CircEsteem </a>that would use circus arts to help kids from diverse backgrounds build better self-esteem. Executive director Maribeth Joy says it was easy to find interested children; the hard part was finding enough space to accommodate all the acrobatics.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-circus-arts-bring-kids-together