Ethiopians Flee Djibouti as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Ethiopians Flee Djibouti as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Addis Ababa — Ethiopia is imposing tighter controls at its border with Djibouti after authorities noticed an unusual spike in the number of returning nationals from the Red Sea nation. Officials said... 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 »
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Ethiopian Airlines 'fighting for survival', says CEO

Ethiopian Airlines ‘fighting for survival’, says CEO

CGTN- In March, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam stated he felt the coronavirus pandemic was “a temporary problem” – comparable to a natural disaster or a spike in oil prices. Several weeks... Read more »
Ethiopia: Parents fear for missing students as universities close over Covid-19

Ethiopia: Parents fear for missing students as universities close over Covid-19

Amnesty International As universities across Ethiopia close to avert spread of the COVID-19 virus, Amnesty International is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to disclose measures they have taken to rescue 17 Amhara... 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 »
WHO head, Dr Tedros, dismisses suggestions he's too close to China

WHO head, Dr Tedros, dismisses suggestions he’s too close to China

GENEVA (Reuters) – World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus dismissed suggestions that his agency was too close to China after criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump. “We are close to... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia using traditional medicine to fight COVID-19

Ethiopia has been coordinating the distribution of Jack Ma`s gift of essential supplies across the continent. The country is also looking to tap into the capability of traditional medicines to tackle COVID-19.... 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 »
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 »