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Violence, insecurity spread in Ethiopia, beyond Tigray region: UN

Violence and insecurity is reported spreading in Ethiopia beyond the conflict-torn Tigray region as people flee its major city of Mekele, UN humanitarians...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egypt eyes reopening trilateral talks on Ethiopia’s Nile dam

Egypt looks forward to taking part in the next round of trilateral talks with Ethiopia and Sudan on an Ethiopian dam built on their...
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Ethiopia forms two fact-finding missions to assess humanitarian situation in northern region

An Ethiopian official on Thursday said his country has formed a fact-finding mission to assess the humanitarian situation in the country's northern Tigray regional...
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UN calls for de-escalating conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray state

Alarmed by increasing and spreading violence in northern Ethiopia's Tigray regional state, the United Nations on Monday called for de-escalating the conflict and allowing...
Eritrea-Djibouti Map of Border Dispute Over Ras Doumeira

Djibouti affirms support to the territorial integrity of Ethiopia

The Djibouti Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday affirmed its support to the territorial integrity of Ethiopia. In a press statement, the Djibouti Ministry of...
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Rockets from Ethiopia hit Eritrea’s capital

Rockets from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region struck the capital of neighbouring Eritrea on Saturday night, diplomats said, as tensions between the Ethiopian federal government...

Ethiopia arrests 14 suspected Islamic State, al-Shabab operatives

The Ethiopia National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Saturday disclosed it has arrested 14 suspected members of the extremist groups Islamic State...
Civilians In Tigray

Civilians in Tigray, Ethiopia endure conflict, disruption of services: UN

The United Nations and partners in the Tigray area of Ethiopia are working to protect civilians in the face of conflict, the disruption of...
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Ethiopian prime minister calls Tigray rebels a “criminal clique”

A rebel political party in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region is a "criminal clique" that has forced the federal government into military action, Prime Minister...
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Suspected rebel group stages ‘mass killing’ in Ethiopia; dozens dead

An armed group of suspected rebels conducted a "mass killing" of civilians in Ethiopia's Oromia region, local government officials said on Monday. The massacre, which...
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Beirut’s Migrant Workers Persist in the Shadow of the Blast

The twin explosions in the Port of Beirut on August 4 exacerbated Lebanon’s deepening economic crisis, stranding thousands of destitute migrant workers without work...
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Ethiopia summons U.S. ambassador over Trump’s controversial comment on mega dam

Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gedu Andargachew on late Saturday summoned U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Mike Raynor to seek clarifications on U.S. President Donald...
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)

China supports Ethiopia’s dual fight against COVID-19, desert locust: diplomat

The Chinese government is committed in supporting Ethiopia's dual fight against the ongoing perils of the COVID-19 pandemic and the desert locust invasion, Liu...
Hajara, 19, and her children await their first hot meal in over two months. They arrived at the Dosseye refugee camp in Chad the previous day after fleeing violence in Central African Republic. UNHCR/C.Fohlen

UN says over 200,000 refugee children out of school in Ethiopia due to COVID-19

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said more than 200,000 refugee children are out of school in Ethiopia due to...

MultiChoice Group reaffirms its commitment to scale-up investment in Africa

Over the past three years, the MultiChoice Group has grown its African presence by over a million subscribers each year. But the entertainment company...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia fail to agree on draft deal on Nile dam

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia Friday concluded a new round of talks without reaching consensus on a draft deal to be presented to the...
BEIJING, May 17, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on May 16, 2020 shows medical supplies from China at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian authorities received on Saturday the third batch of medical aid from the Chinese government, which includes 1 million medical surgical face masks, 180,000 N95 masks, 90,000 sets of medical protective clothing, 80,000 testing reagents, 70,000 pairs of disposable surgical gloves and 1,000 sets of thermometers. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo)

China donates third batch of COVID-19 medical supplies to Ethiopia

The Chinese embassy to Ethiopia disclosed on Thursday it has handed over the third batch of COVID-19 medical supplies to the east African...
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Ethiopia arrests 33 suspected members of extremist groups in one year

The Ethiopia National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Thursday disclosed it has arrested 33 suspected members of the extremist groups Islamic State...
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Africa CDC says 5 African countries account for 72 percent of COVID-19 cases in...

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday disclosed five African countries account for 72 percent of all COVID-19...
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Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 45,000 mark

Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 45,221 after 1,533 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Wednesday, the country's Ministry of Health said. ...

WFP cuts food rations for 2.7 million refugees in east Africa

The World Food Programme (WFP) said Wednesday it has already reduced food rations and cash transfers by 30 percent for about 2.7 million...

44,000 Africans missing amid COVID-19 restrictions – ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday it has registered nearly 44,000 people as missing in Africa with nearly half...
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)

Sudan, Ethiopia reiterate commitment to AU-sponsored Nile dam talks

Sudan and Ethiopia on Tuesday voiced commitment to the negotiations sponsored by the African Union (AU) on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). ...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 1.18 million amid call to avoid prevention fatigue

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,187,937 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 27,779, the Africa Centers...
LUSAKA, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Chitalu Chilufya (C), Zambian Minister of Health addresses the press in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, March 17, 2020. The Zambian government announced Tuesday that it was closing all schools in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. Although Zambia has not recorded any COVID-19 case, the government has heightened its preparedness and surveillance against the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

Zambia calls for strong regulations against counterfeit medicines

African countries need to implement strong regulatory frameworks against illicit, fake and counterfeit medicines that have flooded the continent, a Zambian government official...
Coronavirus testing supplies being unloaded at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in March.Credit…Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Live COVID-19 updates: Ethiopia’s confirmed cases reached 40,671

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - RIO DE JANEIRO...
Health extension workers conduct a temperature screening in Ethiopia. Photo by: UNICEF Ethiopia / 2020 / Tewodros Tadasse / CC BY-NC-ND

Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases top 40,000

Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 40,671 after 1,638 new cases were confirmed on Sunday, the country's Ministry of Health said. The ministry...
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Africa Union Launches an Extremely Important Campaign

H.E. Amira Elfadil Mohammed, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission; H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy; and Dr John Nkengasong,...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.16 million amid call for strong mitigation efforts

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,158,217 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 26,968, the Africa Centers...
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Ethiopia says working to return 1,200 nationals stranded in war-torn Yemen

Ethiopia is working with relevant regional and international stakeholders to return 1,200 nationals stranded in war-torn Yemen, foreign ministry spokesperson Dina Mufti said...