Daily Archives: March 25, 2020

‘No place for me here’ The hardships of return migration

Every year, hundreds of thousands of migrants return to Ethiopia from abroad, many of them forced. The arduous irregular journeys that many Ethiopian migrants take, particularly men, expose them to extreme levels of physical, psychological and sexual violence. Building on

South Sudan, Sudan Close Borders, Airports 

JUBA, KHARTOUM – South Sudan is shutting down Juba International Airport and all border entry points to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The head of airport said aviation officials Tuesday canceled all passenger flights from Kenya and Ethiopia scheduled to arrive

At Least 60 Ethiopian Migrants Found Dead in Cargo Truck in Mozambique

At least 60 people, believed to be undocumented migrants from Ethiopia, were found dead in a cargo truck in Mozambique this week.  Authorities heard banging noises from inside the truck’s container at a checkpoint in northwestern Tete province, where it

64 Ethiopians found dead in cargo container in Mozambique; 14 others survived

MAPUTO, Sixty-four migrants from Ethiopia were found dead on Tuesday, crammed inside a freight container in the northwestern Mozambican province of Tete, a senior hospital official said. The victims were discovered in a blue cargo container loaded on a truck.

China to Continue Standing with Ethiopia to Curb COVID-19

Addis Ababa , The government of China and its people remain committed to continue standing shoulder to shoulder with Africa, and Ethiopians in particular during this challenging time to deal with COVID-19 outbreak. According to the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia,

Ethiopian Leaders Express Condolences over the Death of Citizens

Addis Ababa ,  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Sahlework Zewdie have expressed their condolences on the death of Ethiopians crammed inside a cargo container in Mozambique.  Premier Abiy tweeted that “I learned with a heavy heart of the deaths

Sudanese Defense Minister Dies of Heart Attack

Addis Ababa ,  Sudan’s Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Jama al-Din Omar has died of a heart attack in South Sudan, according to Sudanese officials. The Minister has died in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, while taking part in peace negotiations between

Nat’l Resources Mobilization Committee for COVID-19 Established

Addis Ababa ,  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has launched today a national resource mobilization committee tasked with coordinating efforts of gathering financial and non-financial materials for coronavirus (COVID-19). The national resource mobilization committee will have a pivotal role to mobilize