Ethiopia says Eritrean troops have ‘started to evacuate’ Tigray

ADDIS ABABA, April 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Ethiopia has announced that military troops from neighbouring Eritrea have “started to evacuate” the conflict-hit Tigray region situated between the two African states. The G7 group of leading nations had called for their rapid withdrawal. This comes to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed finally acknowledging their presence amid mounting […]

The Weeknd Donates $1 Million to Ethiopian Relief Efforts

Pop star The Weeknd has announced he will be donating $1 million to relief efforts in Ethiopia amid the country’s ongoing conflict in the Tigray region. A U.N. statement said his donation, the equivalent of 2 million meals, went to World Food Program USA, the U.S. affiliate of the United Nations World Food Program, and […]

ILO and AU launch the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

Côte d’Ivoire, 1 April 2021 — The African Union (AU), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa with a three-hour virtual event on Wednesday. The launch provided a platform for African and multi-stakeholders to discuss the progress and remaining gaps in the […]

UNHCR Ethiopia Operation: Tigray Situation Update, 31 March 2021

Background and key developments On 4 November 2020, military confrontations between federal and regional forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which borders both Sudan and Eritrea, led the Government to declare a State of Emergency. Since then, and despite the announcement of an official end to military operations in late November, Ethiopia’s Tigray region has continued […]

Keeping Children Safe and Learning in a Pandemic: Education, Conflict, and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education of more than one billion children and youth worldwide.1 Children in humanitarian settings are experiencing the compound crises of a public health emergency and additional barriers to their opportunities to learn, develop and thrive. School systems have responded in varying ways but children in crisis settings face unique […]

Planning and Dev’t Commission, World Resource Institute Agree to Cooperate in Various Areas

Addis Ababa, April 5/2021/ENA/  Planning and Development Commission of Ethiopia and World Resources Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that enables them to work together in areas of economic growth, institutional change and capacity building as well as other related issues to climate change. The MoU was inked by Planning and Development Commissioner […]

University Conducting Research on Projects to be Developed By GERD

Addis Ababa, April 5/2021/ENA/   Assosa University announced that it has been conducting research on development projects which could be carried out by using the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). A workshop under the theme “Research for Production and Productivity” was accordingly conducted in Assosa, the regional city. During the occasion, University Research and Community Service […]