Monthly Archives: May 2020

Ethiopia Calls for Joint Investigation over Border Incident with Sudan

Ethiopia and Sudan should work together through existing military mechanisms to address and jointly investigate circumstances of the recent incident surrounding their border, Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged. Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in its statement issued on Sunday referred with great dismay the incident of 28 May 2020 along the border area between Ethiopia

Ethiopia Reports 109 New COVID-19 Cases, Three Deaths

Ethiopia reported 109 new cases of COVID-19 pandemic during a laboratory tests conducted over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of confirmed cases to 1, 172, Ministry of Health disclosed on Sunday. The Ministry, in its daily update revealed that from the total of 2, 836 medical tests that were conducted in the last 24

Additional 323 Ethiopians Return Home from Lebanon

Addis Ababa: Some 323 Ethiopian migrants exposed to dangerous situations and vulnerable to COVID-19 were repatriated from Lebanon today. This second round repatriation is part of the government’s program to bring back about 656 Ethiopian nationals from Lebanon. About 333 of them arrived here on Thursday. Foreign Affairs State Minister, Tsion Teklu and IOM Ethiopia Mission

Oromia State Dismisses Amnesty Report as Biased, Incomplete

Addis Ababa: Oromia Regional State Communication Bureau has dismissed the new Amnesty International report on “grave human rights violations” as biased and incomplete. Oromia Regional State Communication Bureau Head, Getachew Balcha said the report does not show the reality in the region . “The report contains one-sided story and this makes it lack balance. It

Deputy PM Calls for Speedy Completion of Works in Basins

Addis Ababa: Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen called for speedy completion of the flood prevention activities underway around basins in order to curtail the worsening of COVID-19 pandemic. At the Basins High Council 7th regular session that took place virtually, the deputy premier and  chairman of the council said identifying potential flood vulnerable areas and taking protective measures quickly is