Daily Archives: March 14, 2020

UN Appeals for $1.3B for South Sudan Refugees, Host Countries

GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency and partners are appealing for $1.3 billion to assist more than two million South Sudanese refugees and five major countries hosting them — Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.After seven...

Update: Covid-19 spreads to 18 African nations, including Kenya and Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.Africa had so far largely been spared the rapid spread of COVID-19,

Securing sustainable food systems hinges on gender equality

Rome - The three United Nations' Rome-based agencies dedicated to food and agriculture called today for bolder action to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in the agricultural sector and beyond.Securing sustainable global food systems ...

Board Makes Election Map Public

Addis Ababa, The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has made the election map of constituencies public today. NEBE Chairperson Birtukan Mideksa said the election map of constituencies is the first ever for the country.The map was prepared aft...

Dry weather increases by two the list of countries in need of external food assistance

Rome - The effects of inadequate rainfall on agricultural production added two countries - Namibia and Tanzania - to FAO's list of countries in need of external assistance for food, adding to strains triggered by desert locusts even as global

Acute food insecurity hotspots need urgent attention

Rome - While global attention has focused on the swarms of Desert Locusts attacking crops in East Africa, a number of other countries and regions are also confronting serious food security threats and require support, according to the Food and

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the latest developments in Somalia

The latest incidents on the Kenya-Somalia border and the recent build-up of security forces in the Gedo region have created instability and resulted in casualties and large-scale displacement of civilians. This has had a severe humanitarian impact nota...

Ethio-Kenya Electricity Highway Project Nearing Completion

The Ethio-Kenya Electricity Highway Project is expected to be ready for testing and commissioning at the end of this Ethiopian year, according to Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP).Upon completion, the project will promote power, trade, and regional integ...