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COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll On Ethiopia’s Garment Workers

COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll On Ethiopia’s Garment Workers

Even before COVID-19 struck, the women stitching clothes at Ethiopia’s Hawassa industrial park were among the world’s worst-paid garment workers – many making less than $30 per month. Today, pay cuts and forced overtime have become common in short-staffed factories abandoned by hundreds of former employees – some too scared of catching the coronavirus to […]

The Happenings In Ethiopia

The Happenings In Ethiopia

Accounts of civilian casualties have been emerging from Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region. Humanitarian organizations are increasingly worried about living conditions for the survivors of the conflict. There is little information about the situation in Shire, a town in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. Telecommunications are shut down. Organizations can only speculate about the extent of casualties […]

‘Take Urgent Steps’ To Calm Intercommunal Violence In Ethiopia – UN Deputy Chief

‘Take Urgent Steps’ To Calm Intercommunal Violence In Ethiopia – UN Deputy Chief

Inclusive dialogue is crucial to diffuse tensions across Ethiopia, said the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday, following reports of dozens killed and injured during brutal attacks in the west of the country over the weekend. According to news reports based on eyewitnesses, more than 50 were killed, many after being rounded up and killed, while homes […]

Killing Of Civilians In West Wollega, Guliso Wereda & Govt Reactions

Killing Of Civilians In West Wollega, Guliso Wereda & Govt Reactions

  In the early hours of November 02, news began to emerge that dozens of peaceful civilians were killed in West Wollega zone, Guliso Werda, Gawwa Qanqa kebele of Oromia regional state. According to survivors who spoke to a YouTube channel called Amara Media Center, members of the Amhara community who were in area were […]

Ethiopia Hunts For Children Forced To Work, Marry During Pandemic

Ethiopia Hunts For Children Forced To Work, Marry During Pandemic

Ethiopia has set up a network of committees to identify children forced into work or marriage during the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure schools are safe to re-open this week although campaigners fear it will hard to reverse the damage done. Yohannes Wogasso, school improvement program director at the Ministry of Education, said authorities realised […]

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 […]

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