Swedish-Kenyan Group Introduces Electric Buses in Kenya

NAIROBI — A Swedish-Kenyan company, Opibus, has introduced the first African-designed and manufactured electric bus in Kenya with the aim of bringing clean energy to public transportation. Opibus, Kenya’s first company to make electric motorcycles, plans to launch the bus commercially in a few months and bring it to markets across Africa by 2023. As other […]

Record Number of People Suffering Acute Hunger in Embattled Northern Ethiopia

GENEVA — A new assessment by the World Food Program finds a record nine million people across three conflict-affected regions in northern Ethiopia are suffering from acute hunger. A United Nations survey conducted in Tigray before the conflict erupted in November 2020 found 93 percent of the population had enough to eat. Now, some 15 months […]

ICRC Says 2nd Round of Medical Supplies to Tigray Region Arrived in Mekelle

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) disclosed that the second round of urgently needed medical supplies to Tigray region of Ethiopia has arrived in Mekelle. “Today, our flight delivered the second round of urgently needed medical supplies to Tigray region capital, Mekelle.” ICRC Ethiopia said. Even if the federal government facilitated air and […]

Sweden Supports Reform Process in Ethiopia: FM Linde

Foreign Affairs Minister of Sweden Ann Linde reaffirmed her government’s commitment to support the all-inclusive reform process in Ethiopia. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen had a phone conversation with the Foreign Minister of Sweden, Ann Linde. The two sides discussed on issues focusing on bilateral relations and current affairs of Ethiopia, according […]

House Approves 122 Billion Birr Supplementary Budget

The House of Peoples’ Representative of Ethiopia has approved 122 billion birr supplementary budget. The House approved the supplementary  budget during its 3rd extraordinary session held today. The budget was approved following the discussion on draft proclamation for adjusting the federal government  additional budget expenditure. The supplementary budget will be allotted for national security, humanitarian aid […]

Africa on Course to Reach COVID-19 Vaccination Target by End of 2022

The African continent is on course to reach the vaccination target of at least 70 percent of its population against COVID-19 by the end of 2022, according to the head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC. Current figures indicate  that 11 percent of the continent’s 1.3 billion people are fully […]