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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …