Ethiopia buries protest singer, Hundessa, amid raging unrest

Posted by - July 2, 2020

The funeral has been held for Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa as unrest over his death has spread from the Oromia region where he was seen as a hero. Armed gangs are reported to be roaming the capital, Addis Ababa, targeting rival ethnic groups. At least 81 people have been killed in protests in Oromia since

114-year-old Ethiopian recovers from coronavirus

Posted by - June 25, 2020

A 114-year-old Ethiopian man has recovered from coronavirus, according to a Facebook post by Dr Yared Agidew, who runs the hospital in the capital, Addis Ababa, where the man was being treated. Many call it a miraculous recovery as people over the age of 80 are considered to be most vulnerable if they catch the

Eritrean president flies to Ethiopia after rumoured dead

Posted by - May 3, 2020

The president of Eritrea has flown to neighbouring Ethiopia for what officials say are talks about coronavirus and the locust infestation that has been destroying crops in the region. c’s arrival in Addis Ababa comes after a prolonged period when he had been not been seen in public at all, which prompted speculation about the

Ethiopia Gets 1million Masks, Other Protective Gear

Posted by - April 14, 2020

The first delivery of medical supplies from the World Health Organization (WHO) has landed in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. “The cargo includes one million masks, goggles, gloves, gowns and other protective gear for health workers, as well as ventilators for patients,” says WFP. It will be distributed to Djibouti, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia and Tanzania and then

Nigeria, DRC, Ethiopia Among Top Global Contributors to Pneumonia Deaths

Posted by - November 12, 2019

Pneumonia killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year – or one child every 39 seconds – despite being curable and mostly preventable, global health agencies said on Tuesday. In a report on what they described as a “forgotten epidemic”, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF, the international charity Save The Children and four

Africans Shine Bright in World Athletics Championship

Posted by - October 3, 2019

The 17th edition of the World Athletics Championship started on Friday, September 27, 2019, and features several highlights spanning 10 days as the biennial event is staged in the Middle East for the first time. A total of 1,972 athletes from 208 countries and territories are competing in the championships. With the bulk of the

Kenya, Ethiopia spar over Jubbaland polls in Somalia, AMISOM steps in

Posted by - August 20, 2019

Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday, a witness said, amid heightened tensions between the federal government and the regional leadership ahead of elections on Thursday. Somalia’s central government said on Saturday it would not recognise the result of an upcoming vote to elect a president of

Equality: Ethiopia’s new Cabinet is 50% women

Posted by - October 18, 2018

Ethiopia’s new Cabinet is now 50% female, including the country’s first woman defense minister, after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved the nominations put forward by reformist Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. “Our women ministers will disprove the old adage that women can’t lead,” Abiy said while presenting his choices. “This decision is the first in the

Holy water blamed for Ethiopia diarrhoea outbreak

Posted by - September 7, 2018

An outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has killed 10 people over the past two weeks and more than 1,200 people have the illness. Those affected are being treated at the main hospital in the regional capital, Mekelle. The authorities have put the spread of the disease down to unsafe drinking