Daily Archives: July 2, 2020

The future of livestock in Ethiopia: Opportunities and challenges in the face of uncertainty

Ethiopian decision makers have to grapple with so many uncertainties from multiple directions that prioritizing interventions and holding a straight course prove a daunting task. In the next decades, population growth, urbanization, smart technological innovations and adoptions, increased movements of

Egypt Seeks UNSC To Push For Final Deal On Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

CAIRO, Egypt appealed to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), to intervene in the years-long dispute over Ethiopian’s new hydroelectric dam, to help push for a final deal, before filling its reservoir, said Egyptian experts. In a virtual UNSC session

Fifty killed in protests over Ethiopian popular political singer’s shooting

ADDIS ABABA, At least 50 people have been killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia region during violent protests over the killing of a popular musician in the country, a local official said. Getachew Balcha, the spokesperson for the Oromia regional state said

Update: 81 killed in violence after death of Ethiopian singer

ADDIS ABABA, Two days of protests have left at least 81 people dead in Ethiopia, a police chief said, after the murder of a popular singer from the country’s largest ethnic group stoked tensions that threaten to derail the country’s

Global food commodity prices rebound in June

Rome – In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat markets, most prices remained under

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The U.S. Government leads the globe with $12.5 billion allocated to benefit international COVID-19 response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. We are achieving real results, helping nations around the world respond

Soka Gakkai Joins with ITTO to Support Forest Restoration in Togo, West Africa

TOKYO, July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On July 1, 2020, Minoru Harada, President of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization, met with Dr. Gerhard Dieterle, Executive Director of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), for the signing of a memorandum to