Category Archives: Political News

UN officials assess needs at camps for refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Senior UN officials have conducted a two-day mission to southeastern Sudan, where some 30,000 Ethiopians have found refuge after fleeing ongoing fighting between national and regional forces in Tigray province, the world body reported on Wednesday.  The UN’s humanitarian coordinator

National Defense Force Scoring Victory in Law Enforcement Operation: General Birhanu Jula

Addis Ababa The National army has been gaining victory in its law enforcement operation and the securing of the existence of the country, Ethiopian National Defense Force Chief of Staff General Birhanu Jula said. Briefing journalist on the operation in

Webinar Discusses IGAD’s Role in Promoting Regional Integration

Addis Ababa  A webinar that discussed on the role of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) in promoting regional integration in the Horn of Africa was held on Wednesday. The webinar where scores of Ethiopian diplomats from the IGAD Region

Briefing With Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales On Terrorist Designations of Al-Shabaab Leaders

MR ICE:  Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining us today for this briefing.  Today, the State Department has announced the designation of al-Shabaab leaders Abdullahi Osman Mohamed and Maalim Ayman as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. To explain that

A new model shows where desert locusts will breed next in East Africa

Several countries in East Africa — namely Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan — are still trying to contain the worst desert locust invasion the region has experienced in over 70 years. The locusts have destroyed vegetation — especially staple cereal crops,

Inhabitants of Addis Ababa Express Support for National Defense Force

Addis Ababa  Inhabitants of Addis Ababa have expressed their support and honor to the national defense force at a ceremony held at Abebe Bikila Stadium this morning. Tens of thousand residents of the city, including Deputy Mayor Adanech Abiebie and

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. **Guest All right.  Good afternoon.  In a short while, I will be joined by Ambassador Munir Akram, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan, who

Operation in Tigray Regional State Progressing Swiftly: Deputy PM Demeke

Addis Ababa  The operation in Tigray Regional State is progressing swiftly with utmost priority given to the protection of civilians, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen said. Demeke made the remarks on a webinar discussion held on Sunday