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 received the donation from  Huajian Group International Affairs President Grace

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 are in. **COVID-19 — Secretary-General Just to update you, of

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 information is particularly important as Ethiopians seek vital news about the

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 corpse which  was attended by her family members and colleagues.

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 COVID-19 pandemic, Africa was already experiencing a huge financing gap

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 Minister Abiy Ahmed met today with heads of the security

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 conversation with Justin Trudeau on ways of mitigating the spread