Ethiopia defends plan to begin filling Nile dam

Ethiopia defends plan to begin filling Nile dam

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia sees no reason to delay filling its controversial mega-dam despite warnings from Egypt that such a move could destabilise the region, according to a letter from Ethiopia’s... Read more »
Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo

Economist Even in normal times Ethiopia’s plans to hold national elections in August would have been fraught with uncertainty. Would they be free and fair? Would they help restore peace to a country... Read more »
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Ethiopia jails former minister for corruption

Ethiopia jails former minister for corruption

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian court on Friday convicted a former cabinet minister on corruption charges and sentenced him to six years in prison. The conviction comes amid a push by... Read more »
Ethiopia Ends Blanket Protection for Eritrean Refugees

Ethiopia Ends Blanket Protection for Eritrean Refugees

VOA News ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has stopped granting automatic asylum to Eritreans entering the country.  The United Nations and aid groups say the previously unannounced policy change, which went into place... Read more »
Trump says U.S will send ventilators to Ethiopia

Trump says U.S will send ventilators to Ethiopia

President Trump said he spoke to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who expressed that Ethiopia is in need of ventilators to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. In a twitter message, Trump said “The... Read more »
Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spread of COVID-19

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spread of COVID-19

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on... Read more »
Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight

Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight

Addis Ababa (AFP) – In four years as a doctor in Ethiopia, Rediet Libanos has used a mechanical ventilator just once: on a patient who suffered a haemorrhagic stroke a few months... Read more »
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 »
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 »