Daily Archives: June 16, 2017

‘No limit’ to cruelty of traffickers, says UN agency, as video surfaces of abused migrants in Libya

Two United Nations agencies have voiced 'deep concern' for the safety of hundreds of migrants and refugees � including many children � held captive by smugglers or criminal gangs at …

ETHIOPIA ADVISED TO ADOPT MODERN TECHNOLOGIES TO FULLY UTILIZE ITS WATER RESOURCES

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia needs to adopt modern water technologies so as to utilize its abundant water resources.

This was stated here Thursday by Israel's Ambassador to Ethiopia, Belaynesh Zevadia, at …

Djibouti Inaugurates New Port Close to Afar,Tigray States of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Djibouti has inaugurated a new port that will serve as the main gateway for potash exports from neighboring Ethiopia, according to Reuters.

The port in the small fishing …

Ethiopia Elected Member of Int’l Labor Office’s Governing Body

Addis Ababa,Ethiopia has elected as a regular member of the Body of the International Labor Office for the period 2017 - 2020.

Ethiopia gained larger vote during the election held …

Hawassa Industrial Park to be Fully Operational

Addis Ababa,The first phase of the Hawassa Industrial Park, eco-friendly and the first of its kind in the continent, will be fully operational next week.

The construction of the park, …

Institutionalized Planning, Financing of African Union Peace-Support Operations Should Replace Ad Hoc Approach, Speakers Tell Security Council

The United Nations must move away from ad hoc arrangements towards a more institutionalized approach for the joint planning, mandating, financing and supporting of African Union peace-support operations, speakers told …

US Congressional Leaders Look for Answers to Africa’s Food Insecurity

In 2003, Roger Thurow was a journalist assigned to cover the looming famine in Ethiopia. Upon arriving in the country, he was given a warning by a World Food Program …

AU Pledges Continued Partnership with WFP

Rome, The African Union (AU) has reiterated its commitment to work with the World Food Program (WFP) in enhancing the livelihoods of the African citizenry.

According to AU press release, …

Efforts Under Way to Rescue African Migrants Held for Ransom in Libya

GENEVA � The International Organization for Migration reports efforts are ongoing to rescue around 200 migrants, from Somalia and Ethiopia, who have been kidnapped in Libya and are being held …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

**Counter-Terrorism

We'll start with a statement on the new UN Office of Counter-Terrorism.…