Top UN Humanitarian Official Visits Ethiopia

The top United Nations humanitarian official began his first official visit to Ethiopia Thursday amid a humanitarian crisis resulting from conflicts and natural disasters in the region. “Humanitarian needs in the country have increased this year as a result of the armed conflicts in Tigray and Benishangul-Gumuz, intercommunal violence in parts of Afar, Somali and […]

Ethiopia Signs Two Grant Agreements with the African Development Bank

July 21, 2021: Two grant agreements with a total sum amount of $118.1 million (ETB 5.2 billion) were signed between the FDRE Ministry of Finance and the African Development Bank (African Development Fund). The grant agreements were signed by H.E. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance, and Dr. Abdu B. Kamara, Deputy Director-General, East Africa Region, […]

African Death Toll From COVID-19 Increasing

NAIROBI – The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the continent’s death toll from COVID-19 has jumped 17 percent in the past month. In a media briefing Thursday, the Africa CDC said the infection rate has also increased and warned some countries are testing less often for the virus than needed. In […]

USAID Chief to Visit Ethiopia to Press for Tigray Aid

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) chief Samantha Power will visit Ethiopia next week to press for humanitarian access into conflict-battered Tigray as fears of famine grow, it was announced Thursday. Power will meet officials in Addis Ababa to “press for unimpeded humanitarian access to prevent famine in Tigray and meet urgent needs in other […]

Eritrean Refugees Demand Int’l Community to Stop Atrocities in Tigray

(ENA Eritrean refugees residing in Addis Ababa staged protest today against the atrocities and intimidations perpetrated in Tigray region against refugees. The refugees held the demonstration in front of UN International Organization for Migration office in the capital city. The protesters chanted, “stop atrocities committed against Eritrean refugees, “the international community needs to hear us,” We are refugees […]

Ethiopia, Switzerland Sign Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

(ENA) Ethiopia and Switzerland inked today a double taxation avoidance agreement. The agreement is aimed at encouraging investors from Switzerland to allot finance on development works and improving the participation of Ethiopian business people in Swiss market, according to Finance Minister Ahmed Shide. Moreover, the double taxation avoidance agreement will encourage foreign investment and prevent tax […]

COVID-19 Response Project that Benefits More than 1.1 Million People Launched

(ENA) A COVID-19 response project, which directly benefits more than 300,000 people and 800,000 people indirectly by the year 2023, was launched today. The aim of the project is to increase resilience and self-reliance of institutions, communities, and vulnerable individuals to prepare for COVID-19 response in an inclusive and gender-responsive manner in the sectors of […]