Ethiopia Again Delays National Election Amid Deadly Tensions 

NAIROBI – Ethiopia has again delayed its national election after some opposition parties said they wouldn’t take part and as conflict in the country’s Tigray region means no vote is being held there, further complicating Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s efforts to centralize power. The head of the national elections board, Birtukan Mideksa, in a meeting […]

Heart Study: Low- and Regular-Dose Aspirin Prove Safe, Effective

An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concluded that both doses seem equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart problems and strokes. But there’s a big caveat: People had such a strong preference for the lower dose […]

Ethiopia: Election Preparedness – Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRET025

Situation analysis Description of the disaster Ethiopia enters its 2021 election process in midst of an increasingly political, security and humanitarian context. The multi-faceted and polarized situation increases the susceptibility for outbreaks of election-related violence, before, during and after the elections. It is therefore imperative that the authorities and partner organizations are prepared for such […]

Temporary Shelters to be built in Tigray Region with 50 Mil USD: Interim Admin

Mekele, May 15/2021 (ENA)  The construction of temporary shelters will be carried out in 20 towns of Tigray region with an outlay of 50 million USD to help displaced people located in different towns of the region, according to the Interim Administration of the region. Interim Administration Deputy CEO and Head of Emergency Food Aid, […]

Preparations Underway to Plant 6 Billion Seedlings in Ethiopia, Neighboring Countries

Addis Ababa May 15/2021 (ENA) Preparation to plant 6 billion seedlings in Ethiopia and neighboring countries during the coming three months of the rainy season is underway, Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Commission disclosed. Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Commission Director–General, Abitew Shibabaw told ENA that seedlings are being prepared in more than 126,000 seedling […]

PM Abiy Congratulates President of Djibouti

May 15/2021 (ENA)  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has extended his Congratulation to the President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh on his inaugural ceremony which took place on Saturday. The premier is in Djibouti to attend the presidential inaugural ceremony of Guelleh. “I would like to once again congratulate President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti on […]

Gibe III Power Plant Filled with Maximum Amount of Water

Addis Ababa May 15/2021 (ENA)  The Gibe III hydropower plant has now been filled with water 6 meters higher that the expected, according to the Ethiopian Electric Power. Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) disclosed that works are underway to use the power plant to integrate and create a single economic region in the continent. Gibe III […]

PM Inaugurates Industrial Park in Afar Regional Capital

May 15/2021 (ENA)   Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated today Semera Industrial Park built with 59 million USD in Afar Regional State. The industrial park has eight production sheds each with ​​5,500 square meters area. The shades are mainly intended for use in cotton, textiles and garments, leather and leather production manufacturing. The proximity of the […]