Daily Archives: March 30, 2020

United Nations Staff Union President Urges States to Enhance Peacekeeper Security, as Targeted Attacks Kill 423 Blue Helmets, Civilian Personnel in Last Decade

At least 27 United Nations personnel — 23 peacekeepers and 4 civilians — were killed in deliberate attacks in the line of duty in 2019, according to the United Nations Staff Union Standing Committee on the Security and Independence of

IGAD Heads Of State And Government Adopt A Regional Approach To Combating COVID-19

(DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today convened an Extraordinary Summit via Video Conference to deliberate on a regional IGAD strategy to combat the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) in

PM Urges the Public to Follow COVID-19 Preventive Guidance

Addis Ababa,  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged the public to be more restraint and take proper preventive measures towards containment of COVID-19. In his video address today, Abiy said the total number of confirmed cases has reached to 23, with

Management Hands Over Chinese Private Hospital to Support Effort in Fighting COVID-19

Addis Ababa,  The management of Addis Ababa Silk Road General Hospital has handed over the hospital to be used in the effort to contain COVID-19. The management of the Chinese hospital handed over the hospital to the newly established National

PM Abiy Holds Visual Discussion with IGAD Leaders

Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held virtual discussion with leaders of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on the importance of collective leadership toward Coronavirus.  During their discussion, the leaders noted the importance of collective leadership as a means of

Nation Deploys New Digital Tools for COVID-19 Surveillance, Response

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has unveiled a suite of new digital health tools that enhance surveillance, monitoring, and tracking of Coronavirus cases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic today.  A team of experts led by Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public

Ethiopia Seeking Korea’s Successful COVID-19 Containment Practice: Prime Minister Abiy

Addis Ababa,  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Ethiopia is eager take lessons from South Korea how the country can adapt the best prevention approach against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Prime Minster Abiy wrote on his Facebook today that he

Hamdok Plans to Visit Ethiopia, Egypt to Urge Parties Resume GERD Talks

Addis Ababa,  Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said he would visit Ethiopia and Egypt soon to urge both parties to resume negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).  According to a statement of the Sudanese Prime Minister’s Office, PM