By Dave Burke For Mailonline. The competition is on between tribesmen in a remote valley in Ethiopa - to get as fat as they can in the space of six months. For half a year members of the Bodi tribe will drink nothing but fresh milk and blood from cows in order to pile on the pounds. During this time they are not allowed to have sex, or even leave their hut.
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Throughout the history of Eritrea , women have played an active role. The war was fought against Ethiopian forces to reestablish Eritrean sovereignty from Ethiopian annexation. Eritrea was annexed on 15 November , following pressure from Haile Selassie I on the Eritrean Assembly, the Federation was officially dissolved and Eritrea was annexed by Ethiopia directly after. With this annexation Eritrea's national language was changed to Amharic and they would now be considered a part of the Ethiopian state. The struggle for independence accelerated promptly after annexation and the war would continue for 30 years. By the end of the 30 year long struggle, women comprised about one third of the military force of 95,
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Israel is set to get its first Ethiopia-born minister, with the nomination of a female MP brought there in a secret operation in the s. The new government is expected to be sworn in on Sunday after a delay over ministerial appointments. Incidents of police using force against Israelis of Ethiopian origin - including fatal shootings - have led to street protests and clashes in recent years. The ,strong community is among the poorest in the country and suffers from high rates of unemployment.
I own a picture of a young Ethiopian girl whom I have started to call Hirut. She is in her teens, and her hair is pulled away from her face and hangs down her back in thick braids. She wears a long Ethiopian dress and even in the aged, black-and-white photo, it is easy to see that it is worn and stained. In the photo, Hirut has turned from the camera.