Africa: African in Run for UNIDO Top Job Ousted

Africa: African in Run for UNIDO Top Job Ousted

GENEVA, 16 July 2021 – The only African in the race to become the head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has failed in his bid. Arkebe Okubav, who is a special adviser to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed bowed out of the race...
Ethiopia: UN Wants Attacks on Eritreans Probed

Ethiopia: UN Wants Attacks on Eritreans Probed

ROME, 14 July 2021 – The leader of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, says he has received credible reports of reprisal attacks against Eritrean refugees. The refugees have been arrested or abducted apparently for their perceived affiliation...
Egypt: Blinken Briefed on GERD

Egypt: Blinken Briefed on GERD

ROME, 30 June 2021 – Egypt has shared its concerns over Ethiopia’s mega dam on the Nile with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Egypt’s foreign minister met with Blinken on the sidelines of a foreign ministers’ meeting held in Rome. The Grand Ethiopian...
Ethiopia: Unilateral Ceasefire Declared in Tigray

Ethiopia: Unilateral Ceasefire Declared in Tigray

ADDIS ABABA, 28 June 2021 – The Ethiopian government has declared a unilateral ceasefire in the country’s northern Tigray, the United Nations reported Monday. The ceasefire comes eight months after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent federal troops into the...
Ethiopia: Hundessa Album to be Released

Ethiopia: Hundessa Album to be Released

ADDIS ABABA, 28 June 2021 – An album will be released this week of unheard songs by Ethiopian singer Hachaclu Hundessa, who was killed one year ago Monday. The songs were recorded a few months before Hundessa was killed at the age of 34. It will be the singer’s third...
Ethiopia: Three Aid Workers Killed in Tigray

Ethiopia: Three Aid Workers Killed in Tigray

ADDIS ABABA, 27 June 2021 – Medical aid group, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is horrified by the murder of three of its staff in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, says it lost contact with the team on Thursday while they...
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