Central African Republic President’s Election Win Confirmed

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera is officially beginning his second term Tuesday, a day after the Constitutional Court confirmed his election victory last month. The country’s highest court said the turnout was suppressed by armed groups, which impacted voters’ ability to cast their ballots. Following the court’s announcement, President Touadera said he is willing to have talks with those wishing to work toward peace and the development of the […]

Kenyan Scientists Discover New Coronavirus Mutation

NAIROBI – Kenyan scientists have raised an alarm on a coronavirus variant they say differs from the one spreading in South Africa and Britain. About 10 investigators from the Kenya Medical Research Institute, or KEMRI, discovered the mutation of the virus responsible for the COVID-19 disease. Charles Agoti, a principal investigator and researcher, says that […]

Top Official Hails Charter Drafters’ Enshrinement of Regional Bodies as Peace Partners for United Nations, in Briefing to Security Council

Under-Secretary-General Highlights Organization’s Joint Efforts with Arab League in Middle East, North Africa Today’s challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, are a reminder of the wisdom of those who drafted the Charter of the United Nations 75 years ago, enshrining the potential role of regional arrangements in the maintenance of international peace and security, the Under-Secretary-General […]

Commission Transports 500 Quintals of Nutritious Food to Shire, its Environs

Addis Ababa January 18/2021 (ENA) The National Risk Management Commission announced today that it has transported some 500 quintals of nutritious food items to Shire and its environs in Tigray region. The nutritious food items transported today will going to be distributed to children, mothers and elders that are gravely affected by the recent law […]

UNHCR finds dire need in Eritrean refugee camps cut off in Tigray conflict

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, regained access to two refugee camps in Tigray and found Eritrean refugees in desperate need of supplies […]

IOM Assists Border Control on Route Linking Ethiopia, Kenya

Addis Ababa—Ethiopia, Africa’s second largest country (by population) after Nigeria, is also one of the continent’s largest sources of international migrants. Along its vast national circumference –some 5,311 kilometres, connecting Ethiopia to Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya and Somalia– government control posts are limited. Lack of adequate staffing and modern technology impedes proper migration […]

Ethiopian Christians Celebrate Timket Festive

Addis Ababa   Ethiopian Christians today colorfully celebrated Timket (Ethiopian Epiphany) amid COVID-19 pandemic. It is to be recalled that Ethiopian Orthodox Churches on Monday celebrated ‘Ketera’, the eve of Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket). Timket is one of the most important outdoor festivals in Ethiopia and millions of Ethiopian Orthodox Christian congregations across the country celebrated […]