Four Drown in South Sudan Floodwaters

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN – Police in the Jonglei state capital Bor in South Sudan say at least four people including children have drowned in floodwaters since Thursday. The Jonglei state police commissioner says water levels are neck high or about two meters deep in some areas. Bor resident Stephen Maliet Diing-Duiwut said his stepmother, Adau […]

Motivations Vary as African Diaspora Vote in US Election

WASHINGTON – For most African immigrants in the United States, the right to vote is precious. Ivo Tasong, a Cameroonian American who immigrated to the U.S. in 1986, said voting is something he will never take for granted. “Being fortunate to migrate and come and live in the United States, that civic duty cannot be […]

Ethiopia: ICRC restores access to clean water services

The ICRC is engaged in the construction of a water supply project aimed at helping people affected by inter-communal violence in Yaso town and its environs in Benishagul Gumuz region to get access to clean water services. The project involves installation of a submersible pump, a water pipeline covering about 20 kilometers, construction of two […]

Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue #18 | 9 Oct. – 1 Nov. 2020

Field reports indicate that COVID-19 surveillance, testing and treatment have been suspended or significantly reduced in various locations due to lack or dwindling financial and in-kind resources. Results from the ComBAT campaign revealed that people between the ages of 15 and 34 are the most affected age group by COVID-19 infection, and people over 60 […]

Tripartite Negotiation over GERD Resumes

Addis Ababa,  The latest round of tripartite negotiation of water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt held on Sunday via webinar. The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy announced on Sunday that observant and experts assigned from African Union (AU), European Union (EU) and the World Bank have participated on the negotiation. According to the […]

Afro-American Artist Perr Donates Close to 2 Million Birr Worth Materials to Charity

Addis Ababa,  About 2 million Birr worth clothes and materials donated by Tylor Perr, the Afro-American actor, writer, producer and director, were handed over today to Mary Joy Development Association, an Ethiopian resident charity organization. The Ethiopian Diaspora Yonas G. Alemu reportedly facilitated the donation made by the actor to reach Ethiopia. The donation comprised […]

Desert Locust Swarms No More Threats: Ministry of Agriculture

Addis Ababa,  The desert locust swarms which invaded parts of Ethiopia are no more threats to crops as their spread has diminished due to aerial and ground control operations, according to Ministry of Agriculture. Agriculture State Minister, Mandefro Negusse told ENA that the locusts that infested five regions and one city administration are now confined […]