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Ethiopia’s New Currency Notes to Choke Illicit Financial Flows

Ethiopia’s New Currency Notes to Choke Illicit Financial Flows

Ethiopia’s government decision to change banknotes and issue higher denomination bill would have significant importance to curb the rampant illicit money transfer and circulation of false money whilst facilitating transactions, according to a finance expert. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced yesterday that the existing 10,50 and 100 Birr notes are replaced with new notes that […]

Ethiopia Vaccinates Nearly 15 Mln. Children Against Measles

Ethiopia Vaccinates Nearly 15 Mln. Children Against Measles

Nearly 15 million children have been vaccinated against measles in Ethiopia in an effort by the health authorities to maintain essential health services, even as they battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, according to World Health Organization. The nationwide campaign which wrapped up this weekend was conducted under the leadership of the Ethiopian Ministry of […]

Sudan, Ethiopia Renaissance Dam – The Underlying Needs and Solution

Sudan, Ethiopia Renaissance Dam – The Underlying Needs and Solution

Sudan and Ethiopia have issued a joint statement at the end of a one-day visit to Khartoum by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed in which he held lengthy talks with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and also met with the head of the Sovereign Council, Lt Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan. The statement said the […]

Hundreds Of Child Weddings Thwarted In Ethiopia As Coronavirus Locks Girls Out Of Schools

Hundreds Of Child Weddings Thwarted In Ethiopia As Coronavirus Locks Girls Out Of Schools

More than 500 girls have been rescued from child marriage in northern Ethiopia since schools were shut due to the new coronavirus, a regional official said, as fears mount that the pandemic is reversing years of work to stop underage unions. Ethiopia closed its schools in mid-March, sending 26 million children home, where girls face […]

Thousands Of Ethiopian Migrants Quarantined In Universities Wait To Go Home

Thousands Of Ethiopian Migrants Quarantined In Universities Wait To Go Home

Thousands of Ethiopian migrants expelled from the Middle East and African countries are being quarantined in universities in a sign of the strain placed on vulnerable nations by mass deportations amid the coronavirus crisis. Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Somalia and other countries have deported more than 5,000 illegal migrants to Ethiopia since April 1, according to […]

Ethiopia Taps Army Of Women Health Workers To Fight Coronavirus

Ethiopia Taps Army Of Women Health Workers To Fight Coronavirus

In the fight against the new coronavirus, Ethiopia turns to its highly touted women-led workforce of community health workers Masks and hand washing may help stem the coronavirus outbreak but in Ethiopia, health officials are busy deploying another key resource: women. An army of community health workers – many of them women who in the […]

Ethiopian Migrants Suffocate In Container

Ethiopian Migrants Suffocate In Container

 64 Ethiopians suffocated to death in a container that carried them illegally across the border between Malawi and the western Mozambican province of Tete, the independent television station STV reported on Tuesday. According to the Tete provincial health authorities, a further 14 Ethiopians survived. Provincial health director Carla Mosse said the immigration services stopped the […]

Tributes Flow For Trailblazing Australia Doctor Who Saved Women In Ethiopia

Tributes Flow For Trailblazing Australia Doctor Who Saved Women In Ethiopia

An Australian doctor credited for saving the lives of thousands of women suffering from childbirth injuries in Ethiopia has died at the age of 96, with her foundation vowing to carry on her work to eradicate obstetric fistula. Obstetrician and gynaecologist Catherine Hamlin treated more than 60,000 Ethiopian women over the decades, according to her […]

Parliament To Swear In New Attorney General, Ministers Of Health – Women & Children

Parliament To Swear In New Attorney General, Ministers Of Health – Women & Children

The House People’s Representatives (HoPR) in its 14th regular session this morning is expected to approve the appointment of Adanech Abebe as Attorney General, Dr. Liya Tadesse as Minister of Health, Filsan Abdi, as the Minister of Women, Children and Youth, as well as Laqe Ayalew as Minister of Revenue. Adanech, formerly the minister of […]

Social Norms Stop Ethiopian Girls From Making Safe Choices About Pregnancy

Social Norms Stop Ethiopian Girls From Making Safe Choices About Pregnancy

Despite progress in reducing the rate of adolescent pregnancy, more than 16 million adolescent girls globally become parents each year. According to the World Health Organisation, 90% of these young mothers live in the global South. Girls in countries with the highest adolescent fertility rates, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are also the most likely to […]

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