Charles Stratford

Charles Stratford is a correspondent with Al Jazeera English. He has covered politics and conflicts in various countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Palestinian Occupied Territories.


Ethiopia tries investment as cure for Ogaden conflict

Government keen to highlight reconstruction after decades-long war with fighters seeking a homeland for ethnic Somalis.


Ethiopia: Ex-ONLF rebels in Ogaden learn new skills

Fighters who surrendered take up classes such as carpentry to start afresh after years of battling the government.


Ethiopia children still missing after cross-border raid

Villagers ask who was responsible for attacks that left 208 people dead and many children still missing.


Floods and landslides kill over 100 in Ethiopia

At least 20,000 homeless as meteorologists blame this year's particularly powerful El Nino for country's high rainfall.


Ethiopia's Oromo people demand equal rights in protests

Largest ethnic group in Ethiopia continues to rally against the government despite crackdown.


Israel vows to restart law of return for Ethiopian Jews

Ethiopians able to prove Jewish identity promised acceptance again, after thousands of families were split up.


Ethiopia drought 'as bad for children as Syria's war'

International charity says 400,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition and 10 million more need food aid.


Ethiopia's crackdown on dissent takes rising toll

Rights groups say 140 people killed in recent weeks as government moves forward with controversial development plans.


Radio project reaches out to Ethiopia's prostitutes

A community radio project is trying to help the women, many underage, struggling in the country's sex industry.

Poverty & Development

Drought takes terrible toll in Ethiopia

Country's vast water resources of little use in the absence of irrigation infrastructure to get it to those in need.


Curbs on media mar Ethiopia's success story

While rapidly growing economically, country has also gained one of the worst reputations in terms of press freedom.


Ethiopia opal miners dig their way to prosperity

Miners say they are able to save money to buy cars and houses thanks to government's focus on safety and health issues.