Desert Locust Bulletin No. 507 (January 5, 2021)

Numerous immature swarms formed in eastern Ethiopia and central Somalia during December which moved to southern Ethiopia, reaching northern Kenya on 21 December. Further swarms will arrive in January and spread to southern Ethiopia, as well as northern, central and eastern counties of Kenya where they will mature and lay eggs which will hatch and give […]

Ethiopia unrest: 2.2 mln displaced by conflict in Tigray region – official

ADDIS ABABA, Conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray regional state has displaced 2.2 million people, an Ethiopian official said. “There are 2.2 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Tigray, half of them are whose houses were burnt and lost all their properties, the other half fled by foot from western Tigray and other places in Tigray […]

FM Demeke Briefs Ambassadors, HRDG Representatives on Current Situation in Tigray

Addis Ababa  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demeke Mekonnen discussed on Monday with Ambassadors and representatives of members of Human and Resilience Donor Group (HRDG) on the current humanitarian situation in Tigray. Attending the meeting were also Minister of Peace, Mufarihat Kamil, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Redwan Hussein, Commissioner for National […]

PMO Launches Monthly Digital Newsletter

Addis Ababa  Office of the Prime Minister has launched its monthly ‘New Horizon of Hope’ digital newsletter as of Monday. The newsletter intends to entertain summary of issues and undertakings of each month with paramount significance to the people and government of Ethiopia. To sign up for the newsletter, go to and enter your email in […]

Tripartite Meeting on GERD Not Held Due to Non-Attendance of Sudan

Addis Ababa   The virtual meeting of Ministers Water Affairs of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan scheduled for Monday could not be held due to the non-attendance of the delegation of the Sudan, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Delegation of Egypt, AU assigned experts, and observers attended the meeting following the invitation extended by […]

GERD Meeting to Resume on Sunday

Addis Ababa  The trilateral meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will resume on Sunday January 10, 2021 when experts from the three countries are expected to present identified common positions and differences, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The negotiations on GERD  which resumed this week are chaired by South Africa International Cooperation Minister. […]

Attorney General Tables Draft Nat’l Human Rights Action Plan for Discussion

Addis Ababa  Political parties, representatives of civic organizations and religious institutions discussed today a draft National Human Rights Action Plan prepared by the Federal Attorney General. The third action plan aimed at developing strategies to improve human rights in a coordinated manner at national level and in line with other national plans will run for […]

Women, Children, Youth Ministry Extends 3 Million Birr to Defense Force

Addis Ababa  Ministry of Women, Children and Youth has extended 3 million Birr worth assistance in cash and kind to the National Defense Force today. Women, Children and Youth Minister, Filsan Abdullahi handed over the donation to National Defense Force State Minister Marta Luigi. Of the total, 2 million Birr was made to the defense […]