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[Shabelle] A delegation of officials led by the Somali Police Force Commander Major General Abdi Hassan Mohamed Hijar arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where they attended the Interpol Central and East Africa Police Conference (EAPCO) in Addis Ababa.
[HRW] Government Should Ensure Access to Aid; End Arbitrary Detentions
[HRW] The World Can't Afford to Ignore Tigray
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- A disturbing footage of government security forces shooting repeatedly at an unarmed man whose hands are tied behind his back made rounds on several social media platforms today. The recording is reportedly in the capital of Gambella regional state where the joint forces of the Gambella Liberation Front/Army and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) announced that they were undertaking a joint operation in the city two days ago.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Malnutrition rates across east and south-eastern Ethiopia have soared in recent months as drought, displacement and conflict take their toll with about 185,000 children now estimated to be suffering from the most deadly form of malnutrition, Save the Children said.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR) Agriculture Bureau said the new arrivals of armyworms have settled on, and affected 334,760 hectares of land in seven zones and three special woredas of the state.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Five people were reportedly killed in Dessie city at Buanbua Weha Sub City Fourth Division police station, the city's communication affairs office said.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Hachalu Hundessa Foundation in a press release given today to the media, stated that the Hachalu Hundessa Award would be launched on June 29, 2022, in remembrance of the day he was killed.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ethiopia's capital city Addis Abeba is hosting the East African Arts and Culture Festival which kicked off at Meskel Square on Wednesday 14 June under the theme "Arts and Culture for Regional Connection." Representatives from Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan, and Somalia as well as representatives from various regional states in Ethiopia are attending the festival, which will last from 14 - 19, according to Ethiopia's Ministry of Culture and Sport.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Water Ways Technologies Inc., a global provider of Israeli-based agriculture technology, providing water irrigation solutions to agricultural producers, announces that it has received a new purchase order to install a 50 Hectares smart turnkey irrigation project of vegetables, mainly green peas, in Ethiopia. The project is expected to be delivered and installed during Q3 of 2022. The total value of the order is approximately C$400,000. The order is a repeat order from an existing Ethiopian client. The Comp
[ISS] Legal loopholes are among the factors that enable a flourishing illicit trade in export-grade coffee.
[Oxfam] The upcoming rainy season in northern Ethiopia poses new and heightened threats as communities struggle to cope with ongoing conflict, displacement, hunger, and disease.
[Daily Maverick] Back before the 17-month Ethiopian civil war halted tourism and scared off travellers, Don Pinnock took the long, hard road to the Simien Mountains. Up there, he recalls, lammergeiers rule the ramparts and gelada monkeys bare their hearts.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Responding to a question raised by a member of parliament this morning regarding the rumored talks between the federal government and Tigray state authorities, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said his government "wants peace with everyone" and revealed for the first time that "a study committee" has been formed under the leadership of Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Gambella regional government press secretariat office announced that government security forces have been able to stabilize Gambella city after hours long fighting against joint rebel group of "Shene" [Oromo Liberation Army] and Gambella Liberation Front
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Gambella regional state government said this morning that gunfire exchange between "enemy forces" and government security forces is ongoing in Gambella city since 06:30 AM local time this morning. The Gambella regional state government press secretariat bureau issued another statement explaining that the ongoing exchange of gunfights in the Gabella city and its environs is between government forces and joint forces of the Gambella Liberation Front (GLF) and "Shene", the government's reference to Oromo
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The construction of phase one of the luxury La Gare integrated community development project, which is being build by Dubai based Eagle Hills developers, is delayed due to lack of cement and problems related to boundary issues, state media reported.
[VOA] Addis Ababa -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced the formation of a committee to begin peace talks with Tigray forces after 18 months of war.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Gambella regional state government said this morning that gunfire exchange between "enemy forces" and government security forces is ongoing in Gambella city since 06:30 AM local time this morning.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Dawit Nega, Prominent Tigrigna music singer/song writer Dawit Nega passed away Sunday 12 June few days after being admitted to hospital in the capital Addis Abeba.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo has urged parties in the South Sudan, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo conflicts to emulate the handshake between President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
[DW] Abala -- a border town between Tigray and Afar -- embodies the Tigray conflict like no other. Residents who used to be neighbors now accuse each other of committing massacres.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- A court in the newly constituted Southwest Ethiopian People's Regional State has jailed 20 defendants who are indicted accused of attempting to dismantle the constitutional order by force to lengthy prison terms ranging from 15 - 20 years, the regional state communication Bureau said.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- "Sudan has encroached Ethiopia's territory illegally yet Ethiopia sticks to diplomatic efforts," the spokesperson of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) ambassador Dina Mufti said in today's biweekly press release of the ministry. Ethiopia has chosen diplomatic paths to prevent an escalation of the situation into unnecessary conflicts, he said.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines drought as "a period of abnormally dry weather long enough to cause a serious hydrological imbalance." Persistent drought has been a recurring disastrous phenomenon in Sub-Saharan countries due largely to their arid and semi-arid climatic conditions. Ethiopia is one of them.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- For the first time ever, 150 Ethiopian migrants are flying to Addis Abeba on a Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) flight from Yemen's conflict-affected Ma'rib governarate, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- "Many people in Afar cannot access the very minimum levels of healthcare, food and water necessary to sustain human life": MSF
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Federal High Court of Ethiopia today overruled a decision by judges at the Federal first instant court allowing the release on 10,000 birr bail each of three journalists.
[UN News] For the first time ever, 150 Ethiopian migrants are flying to Addis Ababa on a Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) flight from Yemen's conflict-affected Ma'rib governarate, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.
[ISS] As encouraging steps are taken to resolve the military conflict, pressure for a negotiated settlement is needed.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- A delegation led by the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), Field Marshal Berhanu Jula, arrived in Türkiye on Wednesday 08 June to take part in the "EFES 2022 Military Exercise" organized by the Türkish government.
[Nyasa Times] Ethiopian Airlines has resumed ticketing services for all travel agents in Malawi with effect from today following the improvement of forex situation in the country barely three week after President Dr Lazarus Chakwera's administration devalued the Kwacha.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The House of People's Representatives (HPR) during its 11th session referred the 786.6 billion Birr draft budget bill for the 2015 Ethiopian Fiscal year to the Plan, Budget and Finance Affairs Standing Committee, reports said. The draft budget has 16.6 percent increment from last year's regular and additional budgets combined, according to a local news agency.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The United States government "welcomes the progress in securing more regular access for humanitarian assistance to communities in need in the Afar, Amhara, and Tigray regions and appreciated the federal government and authorities in Afar and Tigray regional states for their "cooperation" to facilitate the delivery of this assistance. The U.S. also appreciated "efforts of the United Nations agencies, international organizations, U.S. government partners, and humanitarian organizations across Ethiopia."
[VOA] Addis Ababa -- Ethiopia Holding Journalists in Detention Centers Without Charge
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Ministry of Agriculture disclosed today that more than 15 million quintals of fertilizer have been prepared for the current Meher farming season in Ethiopia.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- At least 19 people, including head of a local administration, were killed in clashes between Benishangul Gumuz regional state Special Forces and militants from the Gumuz People's Democratic Movement (GPDM), a rebel group operating in the area, the regional state's police commissioner said.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international medical and humanitarian organization, announces the restart of activities in Gambella and Somali regions of Ethiopia. "We are relieved to once again provide some assistance to people in these areas, many of whom have gone without essential and even life-saving care during the period of our suspension," MSF said in a statement sent to Addis Standard.
[State Department] The United States welcomes the progress in securing more regular access for humanitarian assistance to communities in need in the Afar, Amhara, and Tigray regions of Ethiopia. In the past seven days, more than 1,100 trucks have reached Tigray to deliver life-saving food, malnutrition treatment and health supplies, and other essential relief items to those who are most vulnerable as a result of the hard work of all the humanitarians committed to saving lives. We particularly appreciate the cooperation of th
[African Arguments] Who are the main warring parties and what do they want?
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- An assembly of ten political parties, yesterday announced the formation of Caucus of Opposition Parties(COP), an institution aimed at presenting its alternatives for Ethiopia's planned National Dialogue. The presser where all of the parties are signatories presented a thematic discussion circulating around the proposed national dialogue process, the COP enumerated how it recognized the necessity for such an important political proceeding, yet expressed reservation on what they referred to as 'current forma
[VOA] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- Amid efforts to provide aid to millions of people in Tigray, the Ethiopian federal government says commercial drivers of aid trucks are smuggling in banned products.
[This Day] The latest 'Hunger Hotspots of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) early warnings on acute food insecurity' report released yesterday showed that Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Yemen remain at 'highest alert' as countries with catastrophic conditions.
[Daily Maverick] Is it just more Zanu-PF smoke-and-mirrors and deception? Some suggest it's meant to deflect criticism that Zimbabwe is harbouring genocidal killers.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has won its opening match in the 2023 Africa Cup of the Nation's qualifier against Ethiopia at Bingu National Stadium.
[ENA] Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said it is working to benefit 620,000 households in conflict affected areas of northern Ethiopia by providing agricultural inputs.
[UN News] Women and girls face "deadly consequences" in the Somali region of Ethiopia due to the worst drought conditions for forty years, according to the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Journalist Temesgen Desalegn, the owner and managing director of the Amharic weekly magazine, "Fitih", was beaten by security forces while he was in jail, his brother Tariku Desalegn told Addis Standard.
[Addis Standard] East Bale -- "People are in trouble down here, all the way from Darako up to Sawwena, they have left their homes to find better pasture and water sources," Aliyi Sheik Osman told Addis Standard. A resident of Rayitu woreda, in east Bale zone, Oromia regional state, Aliyi says "there is nothing there and what the government is doing is not enough, imagine demanding water and getting less than 10 liters of it. The food they provide is not sufficient and can't hold a family, which happens to be large in these areas, until
[The New Humanitarian] Abala, Ethiopia -- 'The main thing we need is to return home, but we don't know if we can. Everything there is destroyed.'