Daily Archives: August 7, 2020

More Than 100 Boko Haram, Captives Surrender Along Cameroon-Nigeria Border

MAROUA, CAMEROON – More than 100 Boko Haram and their captives, almost all Nigerians, have fled the group in the past two weeks, according to the Multinational Joint Task Force fighting the Islamist militants. Thirty-four-year-old Nigerian Kharim Kalga is among

Tanzania Opposition Leader to Run Against President in General Elections

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu was chosen this week to take on President John Magufuli in October’s general elections. Lissu returned to Tanzania from Belgium last week for the first time since 2017, when the

Somali refugees in Ethiopia: Jijiga Region Situational Update, July 2020

As of July 2020, the registered population under the UNHCR Sub-Office in Jijiga (SOJ) stood at 39,286 persons, of whom 60% are below the age of 18. There are three Refugee Camps under SOJ namely Kebribeyah (15,076 refugees), Aw-Barre (12,136

Desert Locust situation update – 7 August 2020

Desert Locust swarms continue to persist in several countries in the Horn of Africa as well as in Yemen. Summer breeding is in progress along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border. In Ethiopia, immature swarms are present in the Somali region near Dire Dawa

Enhancing Women’s Access to CIS Crucial to Adapt Climate Risks: UNECA

Addis Abeba   Strengthening the access of women to climate information and services (CIS) is crucial for improving their ability to adapt climate risks, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) said. UNECA in collaboration with the African Institute for Economic

ECX Registers 40 billion Birr Worth Commodities Exchange in Fiscal Year

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) said it has registered commodities exchange of 761,914 metric tons worth 40 billion Birr this past Ethiopian fiscal year. ECX Chief Executive Officer, Wondimagegnehu Negera said today  the commodities exchange has achieved almost all of

Gov’t Launches Nationwide Coronavirus Prevention, Testing Campaign Addis Ababa, A nationwide COVID-19 prevention movement and testing campaign was officially launched today in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, presidents of regional states and officials. During the launching of the campaign, it was stated that the government plans to test 200,000 persons and outreach to 17 million citizens in door-to-door screening in the next two weeks. The government has reportedly made all the necessary preparations to effectively conduct the campaign. It was pointed out that the outcome of the campaign will be a springboard for activities to be performed in the upcoming Ethiopian year. Students, teachers, religious leaders, elders and community leaders at all levels were urged to play their role in the campaign. Source: Ethiopia News Agency Zczc

Addis Ababa,  A nationwide COVID-19 prevention movement and testing campaign was officially launched today in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, presidents of regional states and officials. During the launching of the campaign, it was stated that the

Nation Committed to Resumption of Talks on GERD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia remains committed to continue the tripartite negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Briefing the media today, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti  said the negotiation that took