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UNHCR faces funding shortfall to meet needs of refugees, IDPs in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said it only received about 19 percent of the 323.1 million U.S. dollars it...
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Will The U.S. Support Egypt’s Violation Of Ethiopia’s Sovereign Right to Operate The GERD?

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June 5, 2021 Is the United States’ continued escalation of hostile policy towards Ethiopia preparing the groundwork to support Egypt’s “colonial rights” over the Nile...
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Ethiopia to administer anti-cholera vaccines to 2 million residents of restive region

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Ethiopia is to administer anti-cholera vaccines to 2 million residents of the east African country's northern Tigray regional state, an Ethiopian official said on...
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Ethiopia to administer anti-cholera vaccines to 2 million residents of restive region

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Ethiopia is to administer anti-cholera vaccines to 2 million residents of the east African country's northern Tigray regional state, an Ethiopian official said...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

FAO warns renewed desert locust infestation in Ethiopia and Somalia

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday warned swarms of desert locusts are expected to descend on parts of Ethiopia...
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African Media Rights Group Hails FG over Ban on Twitter

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A foremost media rights group in Africa known as Media Rights Protectors has thrown it's full weight behind the decision of the Nigerian government...
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China’s Huawei, Ethiopia’s university launch state-of-art ICT practice center

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Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, and Addis Ababa University (AAU), the oldest and largest higher education institute in the Eastern African country, on Tuesday inaugurated...
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Chinese Luban workshop ignites Ethiopian youth’s tech-oriented aspirations

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Habtamu Sisay, a young automotive engineering instructor at a public technical and vocational training college in Ethiopia, aspires to play a useful role in...
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UN fund to help IGAD countries harmonize remittance policies

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) announced Monday that they have entered into a two-year agreement to...
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Ethiopia denounces U.S. decision to impose visa restrictions on Ethiopian officials

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The Ethiopian government on Monday denounced the decision by the U.S. administration to impose visa restrictions on Ethiopian officials in connection with the conflict...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO’s Tedros Calls Current Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region ‘Horrific’

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called current humanitarian situation in the Ethiopian region of Tigray "horrific," as people have started...
Photo taken on May 11, 2021 shows people attending the launching ceremony of the Ethio-Telecom's mobile money service solution called "Tele-Birr" in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia's state-owned Ethio-Telecom on Tuesday evening launched a Chinese-developed mobile money service solution. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Ethiopia launches mobile money service solution

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Ethiopia's state-owned Ethio-Telecom on Tuesday evening launched a Chinese-developed mobile money service solution. The launch of the Ethio-Telecom's mobile money service solution, called "Tele-Birr", was...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.63 million – Africa CDC

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() -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,635,599 as of Monday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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African Union chairperson presents new initiative on Ethiopia’s Nile dam issue

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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi, also the current chairperson of the African Union, has presented a new...
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African Union to deploy election observers to Ethiopia

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The African Union is to deploy election observers to Ethiopia for the sixth general elections scheduled to take place next month, Dina Mufti, spokesperson...
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Ethiopia extends voter registration period for 6th general elections by one week

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The deadline for voter registration for the upcoming sixth Ethiopia general elections has been extended by one week until May 14, the National Electoral...
Ethiopia is scheduled to have parliamentary elections on June 5, 2021. (courtesy of Addis Standard Facebook)

U.S. Senators’ Call for Postponing Ethiopian Election Is Foolish & Very Dangerous

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May 7, 2021 Lawrence Freeman On June 5, Ethiopia will conduct national parliamentary elections that will be decisive not only for Ethiopia, but the entire Horn...
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COVID-19 vaccine supply hitches could reignite upticks in Africa – WHO

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The delays in supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa linked to the crisis in India could reignite new waves of infections in the...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases close to 4.58 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,578,902 as of Tuesday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 4.55 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,550,156 as of Friday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray not being met

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United Nations humanitarians on Thursday said they are failing to meet the emergency response needs of the people in Ethiopia's embattled northernmost Tigray region. "The...
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MTN and Vodafone shortlisted for licenses in Ethiopia

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MTN Group and a consortium including Vodafone Group, Vodacom and Safaricom of Kenya, have reportedly put in a bid for licenses to enter the...
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Fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray makes volatile aid crisis – UN

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Fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region is restricting assistance response and creating a volatile situation amid a critical water shortage, UN humanitarians said on Friday. "The...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.46 milliin – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,467,666 as of Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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UN warns of alarming malnutrition rates in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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In an already dire situation, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Tuesday warned of alarming child malnutrition in Ethiopia's...
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South Sudan’s president sacks army chief

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South Sudan's president has sacked the country's army chief Johnson Juma Okot alongside three other senior intelligence officers. President Salva Kiir in a decree aired...
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False Narratives of Ethiopian Conflict Are Toxic

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April 5, 2021 In two months, Ethiopia will have national elections, which can potentially shape the future of the largest nation in East Africa. False...

Ghanaian Referee collapses in Ivory Coast

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Charles Bulu, a Ghanaian referee collapsed during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between Cote D’Ivoire...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Ethiopia’s unilateral actions over disputed Nile dam to result in negative repercussions – Egypt

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Ethiopia's unilateral actions over the filling and operation of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will have "massive negative repercussions," Egypt's Minister of...
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Ethiopia steps up punishment for violating COVID-19 restrictions

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The Ethiopia Federal Attorney General Office (FAGO) announced Saturday that a legal directive has been enacted to impose up to three years of imprisonment...