Ethiopia postpones August elections due to coronavirus

Ethiopia postpones August elections due to coronavirus

By Dawit Endeshaw ADDIS ABABA, March 31 (Reuters) – Ethiopia has postponed parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for August due to the coronavirus outbreak, the electoral commission said on Tuesday. The August... Read more »
Ethiopia pardons more than 4,000 prisoners to help prevent coronavirus spread

Ethiopia pardons more than 4,000 prisoners to help prevent coronavirus spread

Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde has granted pardon to more than 4,000 prisoners in efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. Sahle-Work Zewde announced the order in a tweet on Wednesday and... Read more »
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Ethiopia: Communications Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll

Worried Ethiopians Want Partial Internet Shutdown Ended

AP – ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Rights groups and citizens are calling on Ethiopia’s government to lift the internet shutdown in parts of the country that is leaving millions of people without... Read more »
Coronavirus supplies donated by Alibaba's Ma arrive in Ethiopia

Coronavirus supplies donated by Alibaba’s Ma arrive in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A first planeload of protective and medical equipment donated to Africa by Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to help it fight the coronavirus arrived in the... Read more »
Grief in Ethiopia as Catherine Hamlin, 96, Dies

Grief in Ethiopia as Catherine Hamlin, 96, Dies

By Abdi Latif Dahir NY Times – Dr. Catherine Hamlin, an Australian obstetrician and gynecologist who devoted her life to treating Ethiopian women with a devastating childbearing injury and helped develop pioneering techniques... Read more »
Ethiopia won't be forced by US on dam, foreign minister says

Ethiopia won’t be forced by US on dam, foreign minister says

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia refuses to be pressured by the United States into signing a deal with Egypt and Sudan over its controversial dam on the Nile River, says Ethiopia’s... Read more »
Ethiopian Airlines keeps flights to China open despite coronavirus

Ethiopia confirms first case of Coronavirus

Africa had so far largely been spared the rapid spread of COVID-19, which has infected at least 127,000 and killed 4,700 worldwide. Most of Africa’s reported cases were foreigners or people who... Read more »
Ethiopia: Communications Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll

Ethiopia: Communications Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll

Human Rights Watch (Nairobi, March) – The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contributed... Read more »
Congressman John Garamendi Ask United States to Not to Side on Nile Negotiation

Congressman John Garamendi Ask United States to Not to Side on Nile Negotiation

United States Congressman John Garamendi ask United States to not to side on Nile dam negotiation In the letter sent to Steven T. Mnuchin Secretary of the US. Department of the Treasury... Read more »
Ethiopian-Americans rally against the Trump administration's involvement in negotiations over Nile dam

Ethiopian-Americans rally against the Trump administration’s involvement in negotiations over Nile dam

VOA- WASHINGTON – Ethiopians in Washington gathered Thursday to support the country’s Nile dam project and voice displeasure over the U.S. role in the negotiations. At issue is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam... Read more »