Daily Archives: September 9, 2020

Ethiopia IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis July 2020 – June 2021 (Issued September 2020)

ABOUT 8.5 MILLION PEOPLE HIGHLY FOOD INSECURE DUE TO THE IMPACT COVID-19, DESERT LOCUSTS, DISPLACEMENT AND HIGH FOOD PRICES Overview Food security analysis for rural population dependent on Belg pastoral and agro pastoral areas conducted in seven regions of Ethiopia indicates that,

Ethiopia bars journalists from Tigray elections, deemed illegal by federal authorities

ADDIS ABABA,  Ethiopian authorities forcibly removed journalists from a plane heading to Mekele in northern Tigray region, ostensibly to prevent the coverage of a controversial election there. Reporters aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa claimed security agents confiscated

Covid-19: Ethiopia to make, export test kits with China’s help

ADDIS ABABA,  As COVID-19 cases continued to climb sharply, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health announced that the country will start manufacturing its own test kits with China’s help. The announcement came as the Horn of Africa nation passed the mark of one million

Ethiopian Airlines in talks to rescue ailing South African Airways – CEO

ADDIS ABABA,  Ethiopian Airlines is in talks over the possibility of being involved in the rescue of the South African Airways (SAA), said the head of the airlines Tewolde Gebremariam. “Some discussion is taking place between ET (Ethiopian Airlines’ International

Covid-19: South Sudan ‘concerned’ about Ethiopia’s coronavirus surge

JUBA,  The health authorities in South Sudan have expressed concern at the surge of COVID-19 cases in neighbouring Ethiopia. This is after Ethiopia reported its highest rate of infection last week since it confirmed its first cases in March, according to the

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Votes in Defiance of Government

ADDIS ABABA – Polls opened in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region on Wednesday, in defiance of the federal government. The ballot is a direct challenge to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who postponed general elections earlier this year because of the COVID-19

PM Abiy Says Nation Continues Reinforcing Reform Pillars

Addis Ababa,  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said reinforcing pillars of the ongoing reform is being carried out in various sectors, which is registering encouraging results in many aspects, including institutional building. In an exclusive interview with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporate,

Council Discusses on Current Security Issues, Set out Future Directions

Addis Ababa,  The National Security Council discussed on the current peace and security issues of the country and set out future directions, according to Office of the Prime Minister. The council in its meeting held today assessed in depth the