Daily Archives: July 8, 2019

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 Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.**Secretary-General’s Travels Good afternoon, everyone.  The Secretary-General is traveling out of New York as we speak...

House Approves Over 386.9 bil. Birr for 2019/20 Budget Year

Addis Ababa The House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) has endorsed today unanimously over 386.954 billion Birr budget for the 2012 Ethiopian fiscal year (2019/20), after discussing on a draft bill on federal government's budget.The House, on its urge...

Ethiopia’s Shift from Commercial to Concessional Loan Helped Avert Crisis: Premier

Addis Ababa Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the new borrowing scheme, which shifted from commercial to concessional loans, has brought opportunities that helped the country emerge from economic crisis.Presenting his government's economic plan for the n...

Ethiopia to Generate 3 million Jobs Next Year

Addis Ababa Ethiopia has envisaged to generate three million jobs next year to lower the unemployment rate, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.Addressing the questions raised by members of the parliament on budget approval on Monday, the Premier reiterate...

Saudi Carrier Cancels Troubled Boeing 737 Order for Airbus

DUBAI - A Saudi budget airline is ordering 30 Airbus planes in a deal that replaces a $6 billion agreement it had with Boeing for its troubled 737 Max jets, which have been grounded after two deadly crashes.It's the latest

Ethiopian Israeli Mothers Protest Police Violence

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - Dozens of mothers are marching through Tel Aviv in a show of rising anger over a police officer's fatal shooting of an Ethiopian Israeli teenager, which touched off violent protests last week. Police were out

Amhara Regional Party Dismisses Rumor, Going to Elect Leaders that Replace Martyrs

Addis Ababa The Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) dismissed today the existence of differences among its ranks and revealed that preparations are underway to replace the prominent martyred leaders. Briefing local journalists, ADP Chairperson Demeke Mekonn...

Electricity Rationing for Households Lifted

Addis Ababa Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity announced that it has improved the rationing of electric power imposed throughout the country due to water shortfall in dams, and fully lifted the shift for household users.Briefing journalists...