Daily Archives: May 18, 2020

East Africa – Desert Locust Crisis, Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

HIGHLIGHTS Heavy rains disrupt control operations, support additional breeding in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia Monitoring and surveillance capacity continue to require strengthening across East Africa Control teams treat 902,000 acres in 10 countries between January and April, guarding 720,000 tons

Ethiopia’s poll has been pushed out by COVID-19. But there’s much more at play

The decision by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to postpone the elections in Ethiopia has created a constitutional crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is the context for this but not the cause. The Ethiopian government decided to postpone the scheduled elections for an unlimited

Ethiopia Reports a Record Increase in Positive Coronavirus Cases

ENA Addis Abeba  Ethiopia has reported the highest number of coronavirs positive cases in a single day since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. In its daily update on new infections, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday that 35 new

Agro-pastoral Areas at High-risk of Locust Invasion in East Africa

ENA Addis Abeba  The risk of desert locust invasion to agro-pastoral crops in the East Africa is still high due to the existing wind movement in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan, IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) warned. In a

Some 84 Percent of the 4 Billion Tree Seedlings Survived: Premier

ENA  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the national average for seedlings that have grown over the past year stands at 84 percent. Following last Ethiopian year’s Green Legacy Planting Campaign, the average growth of the tree seedlings planted across the

Ethiopia, Sudan High-level Committee Agrees to Ensure Security of People Along Border Areas

ENA Addis Abeba  Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to combat any illegal activities and ensure the security of people along the border areas as they concluded the High-level Political Committee Meeting on Border Issues today. The meeting was held in

Constitutional Inquiry Holds Public Hearing with Constitution Drafting Commission Members, Experts

Addis Ababa,  Council of Constitutional Inquiry held public hearing this afternoon with members of the Constitution Drafting Commission and experts who had roles in writing the present constitution. Ambassador Taye Atskeselassie, who was a member of the Constitution Drafting Commission,