Some 348 Ethiopians Repatriated from Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia has repatriated some 348 citizens from Saudi Arabia this morning, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ethiopia had set up a national committee drawn from 16 government agencies to repatriate its citizens that have been under difficult situation in Saudi Arabia. The 348 Ethiopians, who have arrived in Addis Ababa today, are part of […]

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Affects Africa’s Wheat, Oil Importing Countries Most: Business Leader

The Russia-Ukraine conflict affects wheat and oil importing African countries worst, a Washington-based business leader said. “The Russia-Ukraine conflict has a very significant, a very immediate impact on many African economies that import wheat and other food products from Russia and Ukraine,” said Zemedeneh Negatu, chairman of Fairfax Africa Fund, a Washington-based global investment firm, in […]

AUC to Host Specialized Technical Committee Meeting on Migration, Refugees & IDPs

The 4th Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on migration, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) will take place, in person, from 23-24 May 2022, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The experts’ session of the meeting will be held virtually for three days starting from tomorrow,  according to the African Union (AU). The STC on migration, […]

AU Announces Media Fellowship Program for African Journalists, Bloggers & Content Creators

The African Union (AU) announced AU Media Fellowship to African journalists who are passionate about promoting development-focused stories using emerging technologies. The Fellowship brings together innovation and creativity to present under-reported stories that break-down stereotypes and create new narratives for the Africa. Accordingly, AU is calling for applications for the inaugural AU Media Fellowship. The application is […]

Ethiopia: Drought Key Messages, 14 April 2022

Ethiopia is experiencing one of the most severe La Niña-induced droughts in the last decades following three consecutive failed rainy seasons since late 2020. The prolonged drought is compromising fragile livelihoods heavily reliant on livestock and deepening food insecurity and malnutrition. The coping capacities of these already fragile communities that had not fully recovered from […]

Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin | 18 April 2022

In this issue P.1 $15M EHF allocation to drought response P.1 37,000 newly displaced in Konso zone. P.2. Social support system at Dibate IDPs site HIGHLIGHTS The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) has launched its first reserve allocation for 2022; the $15 million will focus on the drought response in the southeastern of the country. The […]

Ethiopia launches a national dialogue, but divisions run deep

‘The purpose of any dialogue should be stopping people going to the battlefront and healing the wounds of war.’ As an 18-month civil war grinds on, Ethiopia is gearing up for a national dialogue aimed at bridging the country’s many fault lines. But key rebel groups have not been invited, and opposition figures are accusing […]

Sudan renews claim to disputed Fashaga area bordering Ethiopia

Sudan on Sunday reaffirmed its ownership of the disputed Fashaga district on the border with Ethiopia. “Fashaga is a Sudanese land,” acting Foreign Minister Ali Al-Sadiq told visiting UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Hanna Tetteh, according to a statement by Sudan’s foreign ministry. Negotiations and dialogue are the best means to […]