Saudi Arabia Launches New Anti-Human-Trafficking Measures

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM), has launched a “National Referral Mechanism,” which outlines best practices for handling cases of trafficking in persons, specifying […]

Real Estate Donates 1.5 Mn Birr to Support Fight against COVID-19

 Gift Real Estate Plc donated 1.5 million Birr to support the effort underway to contain the spread of the Coronavirus today. Gift Business Group Managing Director, Gebreyesus Igata told journalists the financial assistance is part of the social responsibility of his organization in the effort to contain COVID-19. In addition to this support, the real […]

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Ethiopia Health Cluster Situation and Response Dashboard, February 2020

Ethiopia’s Minister of Health declared a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak on 13 March 2020. A yellow fever outbreak was declared in Ener Enor woreda of Gurage zone. Cholera outbreaks continue in SNNPR, Somalia and Oromia regions, including Chereti, Elakri, Moyale, Selamango, Zala, Shashemane woredas and Hawasa subcity and Shashemane town. Measles outbreaks continued across the country […]

How Africa’s academic diaspora can help revive higher education back home

The academic world is not as distant from everyday reality as some might think. In the late 1970s, the global commodities crisis reduced export revenue in African countries and institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank intervened to provide loans. The loan conditions included cutting public spending on education. This resulted in a spike in migration, including thousands of African academics moving to […]

IGAD Leaders Decide to Adopt COVID-19 Regional Response Strategy

Heads of State and Government of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) decided to adopt a regional response strategy to halt the spread of COVID-19. The leaders convened a Virtual Summit on Monday to discuss coordination and regional response to curb the spread of coronavirus in the sub-region. IGAD Executive Secretary, Workneh Gebeyehu twitted that the […]