Political News

Ethiopia crisis: Parliament lists TPLF as a terrorist group amidst Tigray conflict

ADDIS ABABA, May 7 (NNN-AGENCIES) –The Ethiopian parliament endorsed a recent cabinet decision to classify the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which has long dominated Ethiopian politics and until recently ruled the Tigray region, as a terrorist organization. The resolution, which was unanimously passed by ruling party MPs, also includes the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA),…

General

US Tries to Help Resolve Ethiopian Dam Dispute

The United States is again stepping into efforts to resolve a dispute over Ethiopia’s massive hydropower dam along an important Nile tributary. The new U.S. envoy to the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, is visiting Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia this week as part of Washington’s new push to resolve the dispute. Tensions continue to…

Medicine

AUC Welcomes USA’s Decision for Waiver of Intellectual Property Rights for Covid-19 Vaccines

Addis Ababa  May 7/2021 (ENA) The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomed the announcement of the United States of America to support South Africa and India’s call for the temporary waiver of intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines at the World Trade Organization. The US administration on Thursday declared its…

Political News

Ambassadors of UN Security Council, South American Countries Briefed on Situation in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa  May 7/2021 (ENA) Foreign Affairs State Minister, Redwan Hussien had a briefing on Thursday with Ambassadors of the members of the UN Peace and Security Council and South American countries residing in Ethiopia on critical issues in the country. In his briefing on the situation in Tigray, Ambassador Redwan said the government has made…

General

Ethiopia, World Bank Sign 200 Million USD Loan Agreement to Support Digitization

May 7/2021(ENA) Ethiopia and the World Bank have signed today a 200-million USD concessional loan agreement that supports the country’s  digitalization program. The soft loan agreement signed by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide and World Bank Country Director Ousmane Dione will directly contribute to Ethiopia’s 2025 digitalization strategy. The proceeds of the loan will be used to strengthen…