IGAD Member States Scrutinise Regional Infrastructure Master Plan

Oct. 21, 2019 (ENTEBBE, Uganda): The Director of the Economic Cooperation & Regional Integration Division of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Mr. Elsadig Abdalla, this morning opened the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) Meeting to review Draft IRIMP Report in Entebbe with Mr. Wubeshet Demeke Tefera, Advisor to the Minister-Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy […]

Populists Using COVID-19 as Pretext to Clamp Down on Rights of Migrants, Silence Women’s Free Expression, Third Committee Experts Stress as Dialogues Continue

States Forging ‘Deliberately Ambiguous’ Security Cooperation Accords to Justify Enforced Disappearance, Committee Chair Warns Impediments to freedom of expression for women, discrimination against migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic and an uptick in enforced disappearances were among the concerns addressed by human rights experts in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as delegates raised questions […]

Delegates Propose New Programme of Action for Struggle against Threats to Cybersecurity, in First Committee Thematic Debate

Tackling cybersecurity threats that continue to destabilize Governments, infrastructure and regions requires a new programme of action and the collective will to implement it, delegates said today, as the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) held a daylong thematic debate on several agenda items. Delegates shared concerns and suggestions about how best to address cybersecurity threats, […]

Tigray crisis: Ethiopian Government admits Mekelle airstrike

Ethiopia has admitted it was behind airstrikes in the capital of the conflict-riven Tigray region – hours after it denied it had carried out what rebels say were deadly raids. The state-run news agency said the attacks had targeted rebel’s communications and weapons facilities. But media controlled by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) said […]

UNHCR Regional Update #23: Ethiopia Situation (Tigray Region), 14 October 2021

ETHIOPIA The newly arrived Representative undertook a 5-day field mission to Mekelle and Shire. During his mission, he met with UN agencies, cluster leads, IDPs/refugees and partners and visited IDP sites in Mekelle and Sebacare 4. Missions to Mai Aini refugee camp, returnees’ site in Adwa and IDP sites in Shire were also organized. Lack […]

Witnesses Say Civilians Killed as Airstrikes Hit Tigray Capital

MEKELLE, ETHIOPIA/WASHINGTON — Witnesses in Ethiopia’s Tigray region said at least two people were killed and several others were injured in two airstrikes Monday carried out by government forces on the regional capital, Mekelle. Residents who spoke to VOA’s Tigrigna Service said the airstrikes hit two areas: the Enderta district in the morning and the […]

UAE Donates 50 Ambulances to Ethiopia

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) donated today 50 ambulances to support Ethiopia’s health sector. Health Minister, Dr. Lia Tadesse received the donation from UAE Ambassador Mohammed Salem Al-Rashidi. “This donation comes at a very critical time where we need to strengthen our emergency services and contribute to saving lives,” Dr. Lia noted. She added that […]