Daily Archives: March 23, 2020

Chinese Huajian Group Donates over Hundred Thousand Face Masks

Addis Ababa,  The Chinese Huajian Group has donated over 100,000 face masks and other anti-epidemic supplies for the fight against COVID-19. 

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Health Minister Liya Tadesse …

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 Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

All right, good afternoon.  Welcome again to this strange new world that we …

Rights Group Condemns Internet Shutdown in Ethiopia, Points to Threats of Coronavirus Spread

WASHINGTON – Millions of Ethiopians in western Oromia are cut off from phone and internet access due to a government-imposed shutdown, according to the advocacy group Human Rights Watch. 

The lack of …

Dr. Catherine Hamlin Laid to Rest

The late obstetrician Dr. Catherine Hamlin was laid to rest today at St. Peter-Paul Catholic cemetery today.

Many mourners gathered in Addis Ababa to pay their final respect to Hamlin’s …

African Finance Ministers Call for Coordinated COVID-19 Response

 African Finance Ministers called for coordinated COVID-19 response to mitigate the adverse social and economic impacts of the pandemic.

During their recent meeting, the Ministers noted that even before the …

Nation Closes Borders, Allocates 5 Billion Birr to Contain COVID-19 Pandemic

 The Office of the Prime Minister announced that the government has allocated 5 billion Birr for the fight against corona virus, and all borders of the country are closed.

Prime …

Prime Ministers Abiy, Trudeau Hold Telephone Conversation

 Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on ways of mitigating the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Abiy tweeted that he “had a fruitful phone …