Category Archives: General

Somalia’s Education System Struggles to Attract Girls

NAIROBI – Fifteen-year-old Nasra Aidarus is happy to be back in class after a four-month school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit Somalia. The seventh-grader at Daynile Primary and Secondary School was just settling into her new school

Abiy Visits Progress of Koysha Hydropower Project

Addis Ababa: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the Koysha hydropower project in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples State today. Recently reactivated after a long delay, the Koysha project on Omo River is now 37 percent completed. Upon completion, Koysha project

New Maternal, Children’s Hospital to Start Next Month

Addis Ababa: The new Maternal and Children’s Hospital being constructed in Addis Ababa at a cost of 400 million Birr will be operational within a month, according to Construction Bureau of the City Administration. Deputy Mayor of the city, Adanech

UNHCR Ethiopia COVID-19 and Operational Update 15 September 2020

The Government of Ethiopia declared a five-month state of emergency in April 2020 to mitigate the spread of corona virus in the country. This came weeks after all land borders and schools were closed for the same reason, leaving millions,

Desert Locust situation update – 18 September 2020

The Desert Locust situation continues to improve in Southwest Asia and there are initial signs of improvement in parts of East Africa. Nevertheless, it remains serious in Yemen and other areas of the Horn of Africa. The developing situation is being watched

UN Amplifies Ethiopian Migrant Detainees’ Cries for Help in Saudi Arabia

The prospect of paid work and better lives lured Teshome and Kadir from their native Ethiopia, their hopes pinned on Saudi Arabia. Instead, the two young men have spent at least five months idled and anguished, confined in one of

Ethiopia brings some migrants home as concern over Saudi camps grows

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia will repatriate nearly 2,000 migrants from Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks, a government minister said, amid growing international concern over conditions in migrant detention camps. Ethiopia is estimated to have tens of thousands of workers in

Ethio-Djibouti Railway is the Road to Prosperity: Outgoing Ambassador

Addis Ababa,The Ethio-Djibouti Railway (EDR) is the road to prosperity as it hugely helps landlocked Ethiopia turn to land-linked to Djibouti where 95 percent of its trade goes through, outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia said. Ambassador Tan Jian made the