Daily Archives: September 15, 2020

Ethiopia: 2019 pledge progress report Summary

Progress related to the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) in Ethiopia – as expressed in the Government of Ethiopia’s pledges at the 2016 Leaders’ Summit and subsequent pledges – gives cause for optimism. The promise of working towards an effective

Ethiopia: Afar Regional State 2019 pledge progress report

This document is based on Ethiopia’s 2016 Leaders’ Summit ‘pledge commitments’ as articulated in the ‘Roadmap’ of 2017. Combined with the Roadmap baselines, and follow up reports drafted for 2018, information presented in this report for Ethiopia’s Afar Regional State

Ethiopia Unveils New Currency Notes

Ethiopia has introduced new bank notes to shore up the country’s struggling economy and slow the hoarding of currency and illegal trade activities. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed said the improved design and security features on new Birr notes for denominations of 10, 50 and 100

EU Contributes Two Mln Euros to Ethiopia to Support Locust Affected Communities

Addis Ababa,  The European Union (EU) has provided two million Euros to support vulnerable communities affected by desert locusts in the Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali and Tigray regions. The support is in addition to 2.4 million Euros the EU provided

IGAD Forecasts Very Heavy Rainfall for Ethiopia, Somalia in Mid-September

Addis Ababa,  The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has advised all stakeholders to take appropriate measures to prevent risks due to the expected heavy rains in Ethiopia and Somalia in the middle of September, 2020. Heavy rainfall above 200 mm

GERD Will Benefit Not Only Ethiopia, But Also Egypt & Sudan: UNESCO Water Cooperation Chair Notes

Addis Ababa,  The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will certainly be a big help not only to Ethiopia but also to Egypt and Sudan if the countries are willing to reach an agreement based on mutual benefits, UNESCO International Water

Greening Ethiopian Manufacturing Project Cluster Members Receive 1.9 Mn. Birr

Addis Ababa, Some eleven Greening Ethiopian Manufacturing (GEM) Project cluster members have received 1.9 million Birr assistance today. Briefing journalists, GEM Project Coordinator Heyeru Hussien said the beneficiaries are Micro and Small scale Manufacturing Enterprises (MSMEs) operating in GEM project

Joint Council of Political Parties Members, PM Abiy Discuss Wide-ranging Issues

Addis Ababa,  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held discussion with members of the Joint Council of Political Parties today. The discussion was aimed at evaluating the previous two sessions and setting a future direction. Joint Council of Political Parties Chairperson Mussa