Covid-19: WHO optimistic about beating coronavirus in 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says he is optimistic that the coronavirus pandemic will be defeated in 2022, provided countries work together to contain its spread.   Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu warned against “narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding” in a New Year statement.   His comments come two years since the WHO was first […]

Some in Diaspora Respond to Call for Ethiopian Homecoming

Thousands living in the Ethiopian diaspora have begun arriving in the Horn of Africa country, responding to the government’s call for a “great Ethiopian homecoming.”   Korso Koji looks forward to joining them soon.   “I have friends who have been abroad for a long time and who believe in the unity of Ethiopia. We […]

UN Food Agency Halts Work in North Darfur, Affects 2 Million

CAIRO — The World Food Program has suspended its operations across Sudan’s province of North Darfur following recent attacks on its warehouses, a decision expected to affect about 2 million local people.   A statement released by the U.N. food agency Thursday said all three of its warehouses in the area were attacked and looted. […]

A Final Farewell to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu

CAPE TOWN — The state funeral for Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has taken place in Cape Town, South Africa, with only 100 mourners allowed inside St. George’s Cathedral because of COVID-19 rules. The anti-apartheid hero and human rights activist who died December 26 at the age of 90 had been suffering with […]

US Takes Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea Off Africa Duty-free Trade Program

WASHINGTON — The United States on Saturday cut Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from access to a duty-free trade program, following through on President Joe Biden’s threat to do so over accusations of human rights violations and recent coups.   “The United States today terminated Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from the AGOA trade preference program due […]

PM Abiy Extends New Year Wishes to Int’l Community

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has extended New Year wishes to all friends of global communities and Ethiopians in the diaspora.   “Wishing good New Year to friends in the global community and Ethiopians in the Diaspora, marking the beginning of 2022 in the Gregorian calendar” the premier  twitted.   Source: Ethiopia News Agency

Ethiopian Diaspora to Visit Places Destroyed by TPLF in Afar, Amhara Regions

The Ethiopian Diaspora Agency announced that the diaspora in the country will visit places destroyed by the terrorist TPLF in Afar and Amhara states.   At a joint press briefing representatives of the agency and the two regions held yesterday,   Ethiopian Diaspora Agency Participation Director Awlachew Masre said the visit will take place on Monday. […]