Africa Newsroom Project HOPE, a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization (NGO), is providing more than 56,000 N95 protective masks to Ethiopia to support COVID-19 response efforts. Project HOPE Country Representative Dawit Abraham presented the personal protective equipment to Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse at a small handover ceremony, which will be […]

Anadolu Agency Turkey’s state-run aid agency distributed food items to internally displaced people (IDP) in Ethiopia. Mehmet Ali Yetis, the Ethiopia representative of the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), said the donation will help them during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and through the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

Addis Standard (Addis Ababa) The police in Addis Abeba have, earlier today, detained Eskinder Nega, founder and leader of the opposition party, Balderas for True Democracy, the party’s legal department head Henok Aklilu told Addis Standard. Henok said that Eskinder was detained in Kolfe Keranio Kifle Ketema Police station. The […]

Ethiopia has set 11 May as the deadline for its consultation on the terms of the country’s first competitive telecoms licences. The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has already issued three consultations – on licensing, consumer rights and dispute resolution – and says it will issue a number of others over […]

Middle East Monitor As part of its efforts to end negotiations on the Ethiopia dam project, Egypt has been working to undermine and remove Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok because he fully adopts the Ethiopian vision, internal sources have said. Speaking to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, the sources said: “Cairo has the […]

Ethiopia on Monday announced that a yellow fever outbreak had killed four people, piling pressure on the country’s health system that is already focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Minister Lia Tadesse said authorities had embarked on response measures in the affected areas to stop further spread of the […]

Heritage Daily The walls of a 1,000-year-old church in Ethiopia have been discovered by archaeologists from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw. After being forced to abandon their excavation in March after just eight days because of coronavirus, the team led by the Centre’s Dr. […]

Daily Monitor President Museveni gained a 26 per cent follower growth on Facebook, the highest of any sub-Saharan African leader, helped in part by citizens looking for guidance during the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Museveni’s Facabook page, @PresidentYoweriKagutaMuseveni, had 600,000 followers as of March 1, according to the latest ‘World Leaders […]

US President Donald Trump said he will send ventilators to Ethiopia in support of its effort to fight COVID-19. “Just spoke to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia. His Country needs Ventilators, and the U.S. is in good position to help him. We will,” Trump said on Twitter. Ali […]

INQUIRE A team of Filipino engineers and teachers in Ethiopia has developed a handwashing technology to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease in the African country. Upon the request of Ethiopia’s Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute and Center for Excellence in Engineering in the capital […]