** FILE ** In this 2002 photo provided by the family, Wondu Bekele sits with his son Mathiwos outside the the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He died eight months later because of cancer in September 2003 at the age of four. The U.N. General Assembly in September 2011 will hold its first summit on chronic diseases — cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease. (AP Photo)
Turkana people wait in line to receive food from a famine-relief charity in Turkana district, Kenya, on Aug. 30. The U.N. says tens of thousands already have died in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti owing to famine.
Outside a Beirut church, foreign domestic workers from Ethiopia say they work hard so they can send money to their families at home. They don't want to talk about abuses. (Heather Murdock/Special to The Washington Times)
Prominent Opposition figure Birtukan Mideksa, middle in green jacket, is being greeted by hundreds of her supporters shortly after her release in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Wednesday, Oct.6, 2010. (AP Photo/Samson Haileyesus)
In a 2009 photo provided by the Dikika Research Project shows two parallel cutmarks made by stone tools on the rib of a cow-sized mammal. The discovery in Ethiopia of two cut-marked bones provides the oldest known evidence of tool use and meat eating by human ancestors. Dated to 3.4 million years ago, they are nearly a million years older than any previously known cut-marked fossils. (AP Photo/Dikika Research Project)