Russia, China Rejected UNSC Statement on the Situation in Tigray

March 5/2021(ENA) Russia and China objected to the issuance of a Security Council statement regarding the situation in the Ethiopian province of Tigray with allegations of human rights violations and unverified war crimes. Both countries vehemently opposed to the statement noting that what is going on there is an internal matter under the jurisdiction of […]

AU Unanimously Endorses Arkebe Oqubay for post of Director-General UNIDO

March 5/2021(ENA)  The African Union unanimously endorses Ethiopia’s Dr. Arkebe Oqubay as sole African candidate for post of Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). AU endorsed Arkebe’s candidacy during its 38th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council held on 3 and 4 February 2021, it was indicated. Arkebe has spent more than thirty […]

UN Security Council Ambassadors, Representatives in Addis Briefed by DPM & FM

Addis Ababa March 5/2021(ENA)Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen briefed ambassadors and representatives of members of the United Nations Security Council in Addis Ababa on the current situation in Tigray. In his briefing, Demeke said the government has intensified its efforts to fully and effectively address the humanitarian needs in Tigray region […]

Victory of Karamara Ensured Ethiopia’s Sovereignty against Somali Invaders: MoFA

March 5/2021(ENA) The victory of Ethiopia’s army over the invading Somali army at the Battle of Karamara in 1978 ascertained once again the sovereignty of Ethiopia, South America and Caribbean Countries Affairs Director at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said. The 43rd anniversary of the victory was celebrated at Ethio-Cuba Friendship Park in the presence […]

Special Bench for Victims of Administrative Abuse Established

March 5/2021(ENA) A special bench that allows victims of administrative abuse to take their cases to court for redress has been established, according to Attorney General (AG). In a press briefing today, Attorney General Press Secretary Office Head Awol Sultan said the special bench is ready to serve customers who have been subjected to administrative abuse. “If people are […]

Minister Stresses Need for Revising National Policy on Women

March 5/2021(ENA) Policy revision and law enforcement is needed to curb gender-based violence, Women, Children and Youth Minister Filsan Abdullahi said. A month-long inter-generational dialogue that focuses on women’s leadership, education, economic empowerment, and gender-based violence was launched today. In her opening remark, the minister said gender-based violence is a prevailing challenge to women and […]

Gov’t Allocated 40 Billion Birr for Food Assistance in Tigray Region

March 5/2021(ENA) The Government of Ethiopia has allocated close to forty billion Birr for food assistance to respond to the dire humanitarian needs in Tigray region. In a press statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued today, it said the most important priority of the Ethiopian Government in the Tigray region continues to be providing […]

Chief of Staff Lays Cornerstone for Additional Airborne Training School

Addis Ababa March 4/2021 (ENA) Chief of Staff General Birhanu Jula laid cornerstone for the construction of a new building for airborne training school at a cost of 170 million Birr.  On the occasion, the Chief of Staff said efforts are being exerted to scale up the airborne force into a parachute regiment. Construction of […]