Amleset Muchie is pregnant with Teddy Afro's child

March 1, 2012 — Teddy Afro's wife, Amleset Muchie, is three months pregnant with their first child. The couple, who wed in October 2012, had long spoken about their desire to start a family with close friends and family.

Amleset, who recently turned 26 years of age, was a former beauty pageant contestant before becoming an actress and starting in a number of Ethiopian films. Born in Gondar to Ethiopian parents, Amleset first met Teddy in 2010.

Amleset Muchie showing the public her baby bump with husband Teddy Afro

Tigray experiecing severe food crises and exodus of youth

February 25, 2012 — Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in need of emergency food assistance, according to a report issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The report indicates eight of the largest districts in Tigray are experiencing a severe food crises due to poor seasonal rainfalls and mismanagement of resources.

Compounding the situation is the increasing number of Tigrayan youth who are fleeing the country. Consequently, many families in rural areas are finding it difficult to find able-bodied workers to tend to their fields.

Despite having favorable rainfalls in other parts of Ethiopia, more than 3.8 million Ethiopians will need emergency food assistance this year, on top of the 7.5 million already receiving food assistance from donor agencies.

Regionally, the UN estimates a total of 12.1 million people remain food insecure, as sporadic rainfall, conflict and resource mismanagement continues to plague the Horn of Africa region.

Tigray experiences severe food insecurity and exodus of youth

Tigrayan youth are fleeing their homeland - Picture: Tigray refugees in Eritrea