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Aregu Balleh

Aregu Balleh is an environmental journalist working for the only English daily government newspaper, The Ethiopian Herald. He writes for the economy section, where environmental issues are also published. Balleh is also one of the founding members of the Ethiopian Environmental Journalists Association, EEJA, a non-partisan body that strives to contribute to the development of an environmentally sensitive media sector and support sustainable development. Previously, he worked for a private media institute, Walta Information Centre, in the position of reporter and senior reporter.

Journalism by Aregu Balleh

From cattle to crops


The Boran people in Ethiopia are thought of as a wealthy community of pastoralists and cattle herders. But their lives are drastically changing, and not through choice.