Arms Flown to Sudan from Ethiopia were Legal, Says Ministry

Sudan’s interior ministry said on Monday that more than 70 boxes of weapons seized by authorities had turned out to be part of a legal cargo imported by a licensed arms trader. Sudanese authorities had confiscated the weapons after they arrived by air from neighboring Ethiopia on suspicion that were destined for use in “crimes […]

108,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine delivered to Ethiopia

The government of Ethiopia has received its first monthly shipment of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) single-shot vaccine purchased through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT). The 108,000 doses were handed over to health minister, Lia Tadesse, at the Bole International Airport on 6 September. Ms. Tadesse said she was “pleased to receive the first […]

Desert Locust situation update 3 September 2021

BANDS LIKELY IN INACCESSIBLE AREAS OF NE ETHIOPIA A few small immature swarms persisted in northern Somalia where control operations declined. Although small-scale breeding was underway in Sudan, Chad, and Yemen, no breeding was detected in other summer breeding areas in West Africa and along the Indo-Pakistan border despite good rains. The primary concern remains […]

How African countries can reform education to get ahead after pandemic school closures

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a historic shock to education, shuttering schools for over 1.6 billion children worldwide. This shock will worsen a pre-existing “learning crisis” in which many students in school were learning very little. The World Bank estimates that the percentage of children who are unable to read a simple sentence by age 10 could […]

Prime Minister Abiy’s Shuttle Diplomacy and its Implications for East Africa

Despite the demanding situation in the country and the busy hours in the hands of the premier, he is once again re-emphasizing on the importance of a meaningful economic integration within East African countries as a sustainable strategy to effectively address Africa’s undesirable economic dependence on western countries. As part of his diplomatic effort to […]

Ethiopian Responds to Wrong Article Appeared in SUNA About Shipment of Weapons

The Ethiopian Airlines in a statement it issued today responded to the wrong article appeared in Sudan News Agency (SUNA) about the shipment of weapons to Sudan. The Airlines said “We would like to respond to the wrong article which appeared in SUNA, Sudan News Agency.” According to the statement issued by the Airlines, the […]

Residents in Addis Vow to Safeguard Unity, Sovereignty of Ethiopia

Residents of Addis Ababa have vowed to protect the unity, sovereignty and national integrity of Ethiopia by deterring the ongoing internal and external pressures to dismantle the country. The residents made the remark at a public gathering held today in the capital at Meskel Square to mark the ‘Day of Ethiopianism’ Various messages that depict […]

Ethiopia, Djibouti Vow to Curb Illicit Activities Across Border

Ethiopia and Djibouti have vowed to continue their engagement to curb the illicit activities across their shared border and ensure the efficient and effective movement of goods and people. The 27th Ethio-Djibouti Joint Border Administrators and Commissioners Meeting is underway at Arta town, Djibouti as of yesterday, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the […]