Ethiopia unrest: UN calls for investigation into possible war crimes in Tigray

GENEVA, March 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet called for an “objective and independent investigation” in the Ethiopian region of Tigray, after having “corroborated serious violations” likely to constitute “war crimes and crimes against humanity”. In a statement issued in Geneva, Bachelet said her office “has managed to […]

Ethiopia: Lies, Damn Lies, Axum and the West

I want to tell you about Tito Minniti. An Italian pilot during the Fascist invasion of Ethiopia. The short version of the story goes like this: In late December of 1935, somewhere around the Harar region, Minniti’s plane went down in the desert. Some Ethiopians found and dragged him to a village called Bir, and […]

Ethiopia to Host 6th Nile Basin Development Forum

March 5/2021(ENA)The 6th Nile Basin Development Forum webinars will start next week on Tuesday, according to Ministry of Water, Energy and Irrigation. The theme of the forum that will be hosted by Ethiopia is “Rethinking Regional Investments in the Nile Basin: Water, Energy, Food, Environment and Climate Change”. The Webinar, in its nearly two month […]

Russia, China Rejected UNSC Statement on the Situation in Tigray

March 5/2021(ENA) Russia and China objected to the issuance of a Security Council statement regarding the situation in the Ethiopian province of Tigray with allegations of human rights violations and unverified war crimes. Both countries vehemently opposed to the statement noting that what is going on there is an internal matter under the jurisdiction of […]

AU Unanimously Endorses Arkebe Oqubay for post of Director-General UNIDO

March 5/2021(ENA)  The African Union unanimously endorses Ethiopia’s Dr. Arkebe Oqubay as sole African candidate for post of Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). AU endorsed Arkebe’s candidacy during its 38th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council held on 3 and 4 February 2021, it was indicated. Arkebe has spent more than thirty […]

UN Security Council Ambassadors, Representatives in Addis Briefed by DPM & FM

Addis Ababa March 5/2021(ENA)Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen briefed ambassadors and representatives of members of the United Nations Security Council in Addis Ababa on the current situation in Tigray. In his briefing, Demeke said the government has intensified its efforts to fully and effectively address the humanitarian needs in Tigray region […]

Victory of Karamara Ensured Ethiopia’s Sovereignty against Somali Invaders: MoFA

March 5/2021(ENA) The victory of Ethiopia’s army over the invading Somali army at the Battle of Karamara in 1978 ascertained once again the sovereignty of Ethiopia, South America and Caribbean Countries Affairs Director at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said. The 43rd anniversary of the victory was celebrated at Ethio-Cuba Friendship Park in the presence […]

Special Bench for Victims of Administrative Abuse Established

March 5/2021(ENA) A special bench that allows victims of administrative abuse to take their cases to court for redress has been established, according to Attorney General (AG). In a press briefing today, Attorney General Press Secretary Office Head Awol Sultan said the special bench is ready to serve customers who have been subjected to administrative abuse. “If people are […]