HORN OF AFRICA
Mogadishu, Marka, Boorama, Hargeysa, Baidoa are some of the cities identified as being part of the Horn of Africa. Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia are a few of the countries that host these cities. The Somali Peninsula is its other name, representing Somalia and Ethiopia to the east.
The Horn of Africa has been largely characterized as poorly governed, underdeveloped, suffering from severe economic decline that is causing extreme poverty, social and gender inequality, environmental degradation, and wars. Despite these factors, its birth rate maintains a steady upward growth – with sixty percent of the population now younger than 25 years.
Reaching the many peoples of the Horn of Africa via shortwave radio, is where the focus of FEBC International is at the moment. The project produces programs, and then airs them on shortwave radio to the Amharic and the Gurage speaking peoples.
In addition to proclaiming the Gospel, the radio programs are intended to provide information – to educate and to entertain communities about spiritual health, the family, social relationships, and even discuss benefits on agriculture and environmental issues.