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  • Ethiopia to plant 5 billion trees by end of July despite Covid-19 pandemic 05 Jun 2020 20:08 Ghana MMA By Elias Meseret and Leizl Eykelho 3h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare Addis Ababa – The global coronavirus pandemic will not deter Ethiopia on its mission to plant 5 billion trees by the end of July, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed …
  • Ethiopia: From where I stand: “Due to COVID-19 people were not going to the police” 05 Jun 2020 19:22 Relief Web Simret Tesfaye is nurse at the Association for Women's Sanctuary and Development, a non-profit organization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which manages six shelters for survivors of gender-based violence. Currently, she is working at the Transitional …
  • Free Medical Care for Migrants in New IOM Ethiopia Partnership 05 Jun 2020 11:53 Relief Web Addis Ababa – Mohammed Adem suffered kidney failure while working as an irregular migrant in Sanaa, Yemen in 2018, forcing him to return to Ethiopia. He was supported by the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of …
  • Ethiopia: Life-saving vaccines for hard-to-reach children 05 Jun 2020 10:52 Relief Web How our GSK-funded project in Ethiopia has boosted coverage of routine immunisation We welcome commitments made at yesterday’s Global Vaccine Summit to immunise the hardest-to-reach children. But what’s needed now to make this a reality? In this post …
  • Child-Abuse-Rises-In-Ethiopia-With-Coronavirus-Restrictions 05 Jun 2020 09:50 Peace FM There has been a spike in child abuse in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, apparently caused by the restrictions introduced in mid-March to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Data from hospitals suggest more than 100 children have been raped – including …
  • Journalist’s detention sparks concerns over Ethiopia’s new hate speech law 05 Jun 2020 08:44 Ze Habesha Yayesew Shimel faces four years in prison under law introduced this year Ilmo Ilkka, Helsingin Sanomat Foundation Journalism Fellow at IPI Jun 4, 2020 The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading …
  • Ethiopia official: ‘Egypt mobilises oppositionists in Oromia to ignite chaos, block dam project’ 05 Jun 2020 08:34 Middle East Monitor A government official in the Ethiopian Oromia region accused Egypt of attempting to mobilise oppositionists to create chaos, in light of the Renaissance Dam crisis, stressing that they have evidence proving Cairo’s involvement in igniting the recent …
  • South Sudan denies allowing Egypt military base near Ethiopia  05 Jun 2020 08:34 Middle East Monitor South Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement resolving the controversy over its approval of Cairo’s request to establish a military base near the Ethiopian border. The ministry announced in a statement on …
  • Despite snags, Ethiopia scales up massive tree-planting campaign 05 Jun 2020 07:41 Phys.org Braving a heavy downpour, hundreds of farmers spent a full day planting 20,000 acacia seedlings on a barren hillside outside the town of Buee in southern Ethiopia last year. They were responding to a call last July from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who …
  • Traced: How bhang from Ethiopia finds its way to Nairobi 05 Jun 2020 04:49 Standard Digital News Security officers check 600Kg bhang intercepted in Isiolo town and some GSU officers and three civilians arrested last week. [Bruno Mutunga, Standard] North Eastern Small vehicles, boda bodas, donkey carts and humans are used to sneak in the cargo along …
  • Some 100 Girls Raped in Ethiopia During covid-19 Pandemic 05 Jun 2020 04:39 African Examiner Posted by African Examiner African News, Latest News, News Around Africa Thursday, June 4th, 2020 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Authorities in Ethiopia have said more than 100 girls were raped and treated in the capital, Addis Ababa, since the onset of the Covid-19 …
  • Ethiopia: COVID-19: A camel library takes remote learning to new levels 05 Jun 2020 02:45 Relief Web A camel library is giving children out of school in some of Ethiopia’s most remote villages a unique opportunity to continue reading and learning, despite COVID-19 school closures. Save the Children first began the camel library in 2010. The programme …
  • South Sudan denies offering Egyptian military base bordering Ethiopia 05 Jun 2020 02:34 Africa News JUBA, June 4 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan on Thursday denied recent allegations that Juba agreed to offer the Egyptian military base in the Pagak area of northern Upper Nile bordering Ethiopia. "The ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation …
  • Ethiopia records highest daily increase as 142 new COVID-19 cases confirmed 04 Jun 2020 21:08 Ze Habesha ADDIS ABABA, June 3 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 1,486 after 142 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Wednesday, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said. This is so far the highest daily increase in the Horn of Africa …
  • Sudan defends UN submission on Ethiopia dam 04 Jun 2020 21:03 Middle East Monitor Sudan’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Yasser Abbas said that the memorandum submitted by his country to the United Nations Security Council does not constitute an escalation of the situation related to the dam that Ethiopia is constructing on …
  • Ethiopia Reports One Death, 150 New COVID-19 Cases 04 Jun 2020 20:58 ECADF Addis Ababa (ENA) — Ethiopia has reported one more death and confirmed 150 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of infected persons to 1,636. According to the daily update of Ministry of Health, the new infected persons …
  • What’s behind the Ethiopia-Sudan border row? 04 Jun 2020 18:39 DW.DE Amid heightened tension along its border with Ethiopia, Sudan swore in a new defense minister. Major General Yassin Ibrahim Yassin was recalled from retirement to fill the position following the death of General Gamal al-Din Omar. Yassin's swearing-in …
  • Ethiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview | 4 June 2020 04 Jun 2020 17:28 Relief Web 1. Partnerships and Coordination • As the designated lead agency for supporting the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in the management of migrant returnees, IOM continued to support GoE in coordinating support for quarantine facilities in Addis Ababa and the …
  • Ethiopia: COVID-19 Situation Report No. 11, 23 - 29 May 2020 04 Jun 2020 13:57 Relief Web Highlights ▪ The separation of children from their families and caregivers due to COVID-19 remains a major concern. To date, UNICEF has supported 1,130 unaccompanied or separated children affected by the COVID19 outbreak to be reunified with their parents …
  • ECHO Factsheet – Ethiopia – Last updated 29/05/2020 04 Jun 2020 12:51 Relief Web Introduction Ethiopia faces widespread humanitarian needs due to a multitude and, at times, an overlap of crises, mostly the result of inter-communal and ethnic conflicts, and climate shocks. The coronavirus pandemic risks exacerbating vulnerabilities in …