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Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases top 3.76 mn
Addis Ababa, Feb 18 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,768,572, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa confirmed Covid-19 cases near 3.76 mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, Feb 17 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,759,166, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases surpass 3.74 mln
Addis Ababa, Feb 15 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,740,297, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Only 7% funding received for Ethiopian refugees, IDPs: UNHCR
Addis Ababa, Feb 14 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said that it only received 7 per cent of the $323.1 million it requires to meet the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the East African country.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases top 3.73 mn
Addis Ababa, Feb 14 (IANS) Africa's overall coronavirus caseload has increased to 3,731,343, while the death toll stood at 97,870, according to health authoritis.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa's Covid-19 caseload tops 3.68 mn
Addis Ababa, Feb 10 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the African continent has increased 3,682,097 amid concerns of the spread of the new virus variants, according to health authorities.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Incumbent AU Commission Chairperson secures 2nd 4-yr term
Addis Ababa, Feb 7 (IANS) Moussa Faki Mahamat has secured a four-year second term as the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
34th AU Summit kicks off virtually amid pandemic
Addis Ababa, Feb 7 (IANS) The 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) has kicked off virtually amid Covid-19 concerns and a joint commitment in the fight against the raging pandemic.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
AU withstands 'exceptional situation' caused by Covid-19
Addis Ababa, Feb 5 (IANS) Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, has said that "exceptional situation" caused by coronavirus pandemic has diverted the bloc's attention from the continent's priority issues.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa's coronavirus caseload top 3.56 mn
Addis Ababa, Feb 2 (IANS) The overall Covid-19 caseload in Africa has increased to 3,567,552 amid an ongoing second wave of the pandemic which could be due to the emergence of new variants of the virus.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa's 2nd wave could be due to new Covid-19 variants
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) The ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa could be associated with the emergence of new variants of the virus that are more transmissible.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
AU, UNDP launch year-long project
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) The African Union (AU) Commission and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have kicked off a year-long project to mark the 20th anniversary since the establishment of the bloc.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa CDC emphasizes crucial need to intensify Covid-19 testing, tracing
Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (IANS) The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) emphasized the crucial need to intensify Covid-19 testing and tracing to effectively control the virus and limit transmission across the continent.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 strains could prolong 2nd wave in Africa: WHO
Addis Ababa, Jan 29 (IANS) Discovery of new Covid-19 variants in several African countries risk prolonging the second wave of the pandemic in the continent and overwhelm its already fragile public health systems, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Etiopia reports 437 fresh Covid cases
Addis Ababa, Jan 27 (IANS) Ethiopia has reported 437 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 134,569, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ethiopia-Sudan border clashes force UN to relocate refugee camps
Addis Ababa, Jan 26 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has disclosed its accelerating relocation of Ethiopian refugees from border camps to avoid fallout from persistent Ethiopia-Sudan border clashes.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
FAO warns of renewed desert locust invasion in Kenya, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Jan 25 (IANS) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that desert locust swarms are expected to descend on large parts of Ethiopia and Kenya in the coming weeks.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Ethiopia,Environment/Wildlife
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 3.41mn
Addis Ababa, Jan 25 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the African continent reached 34,18,514 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
African nations urged to enhance Covid surveillance measures
Addis Ababa, Jan 24 (IANS) The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) ha warned countries to continue enhancing their surveillance measures against the Covid-19 pandemic amid the rapid spike fresh cases across the continent.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa CDC opens Covid vaccines pre-order programme
Addis Ababa, Jan 22 (IANS) The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has announced the commencement of Covid-19 vaccines pre-order program for all African Union (AU) members.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
UNHCR discloses funding gap to meet needs of Ethiopian refugees, IDPs
Addis Ababa, Jan 19 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) disclosed that it has only received 39 per cent of the $385.1 million it needs to meet the needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees in Ethiopia.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
More than 58,000 Ethiopian refugees flee into Sudan: UN
Addis Ababa, Jan 18 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said that more than 58,000 Ethiopian refugees have fled into neighbouring Sudan amid military confrontation in east African country's northernmost Tigray region.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 caseload surpasses 3.2 mn
Addis Ababa, Jan 17 (IANS) The African continent's overall coronavirus caseload has surged to 3,207,639, according to health authorities.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Ethiopia boosts health screening measures in airports
Addis Ababa, Jan 14 (IANS) Ethiopia is boosting health screening measures in airports to prevent transmission of new Covid-19 strains, an Ethiopian official has said.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases top 2.98 million
Addis Ababa, Jan 10 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the African continent has reached 2,986,564, according to health authorities.
2021-01-10
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
2.2mn Ethiopians displaced by conflict in Tigray region
Addis Ababa, Jan 5 (IANS) Conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray regional state has displaced 2.2 million people, a government official said.
2021-01-05
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
More desert locust swarms to hit Ethiopia, Kenya: FAO
Addis Ababa, Jan 5 (IANS) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that more desert locust swarms will arrive this month and spread throughout southern Ethiopia and parts of Kenya.
2021-01-05
Category: International, Ethiopia,Environment/Wildlife
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 2.8 mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, Jan 4 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the African continent has reached 28,07,864 on Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Ethiopia deploys planes, helicopters to fight locust invasion
Addis Ababa, Jan 3 (IANS) The Ethiopian government has deployed airplanes and helicopters in its fight against a recent locust invasion, an official said here.
2021-01-03
Category: International, Ethiopia,Environment/Wildlife
African nations urged to ensure economic recovery in 2021
Addis Ababa, Jan 2 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has urged all the countries of the continent to ensure economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic as the New Year begins.
2021-01-02
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa's confirmed Covid cases top 2.72 million
Addis Ababa, Jan 1 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,727,345, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-01-01
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases surpass 2.64 mn
Addis Ababa, Dec 28 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the African continent has increased to 2,644,112, according to health authorities.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa's Covid-19 caseload top 2.62mn, deaths hit 61,954
Addis Ababa, Dec 27 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the African continent rhas increased to 2,623,086, while the death toll reached 61,954, health authorities have confirmed.
2020-12-27
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Death toll in Ethiopia armed attack climbs to 207
Addis Ababa, Dec 26 (IANS) The death toll from a recent armed attack in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz regional state has risen to 207, the country's federal rights group has confirmed.
2020-12-26
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa CDC urges enhanced anti-coronavirus measures
Addis Ababa, Dec 26 (IANS) The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged enhanced anti-coronavirus public health measures as New Year festivities have started across the continent.
2020-12-26
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
AU warns against disruption to CAR elections
Addis Ababa, Dec 26 (IANS) The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has urged all armed groups and political actors in the Central African Republic (CAR) to refrain from any actions that might obstruct Sunday's legislative and presidential elections.
2020-12-26
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 caseload nears 2.6 mn mark
Addis Ababa, Dec 26 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the African continent has reached 2,597,090, according to health authorities.
2020-12-26
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 2.5 million
Addis Ababa, Dec 22 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the African continent reached 25,08,815 as of Monday as the death toll due to the pandemic climbed to 59,099, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Skirmish along Ethiopia-Sudan border won't break historic ties: PM
Addis Ababa, Dec 20 (IANS) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said recent border skirmishes along the Ethiopia-Sudan border areas "will not break" the historic ties between the two neighbouring countries.
2020-12-20
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Covid death toll in Africa nears 56k; cases top 2.36mn
Addis Ababa, Dec 14 (IANS) The death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic in the African continent has reached 55,989, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2020-12-14
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Africa's coronavirus caseload crosses 2.32mn mark
Addis Ababa, Dec 12 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the African continent has surpassed the 2.32 million mark, according to health authorities.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Ethiopian PM confirms full control of Tigray region's capital
Addis Ababa, Nov 29 (IANS) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has confirmed the "full command" of the conflict-ridden Tigray region's capital, Mekelle, which the completion of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF)'s military operations.
2020-11-29
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases top 2.13 million
Addis Ababa, Nov 29 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the African continent has reached 2,137,871, while the death toll stood at 51,248, according to health authorities.
2020-11-29
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Over 43k Ethiopians flee into Sudan amid ongoing clashes: UNHCR
Addis Ababa, Nov 28 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said that more than 43,000 Ethiopians have fled to neighbouring Sudan amid the ongoing clashes between the Ethiopian federal government and insurgents in the country's northern Tigray region.
2020-11-28
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases top 2.1mn mark
Addis Ababa, Nov 27 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,106,931, while the death toll stood at 50,628, according to health authorities.
2020-11-27
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
38 million jobs lost in E. Africa due to Covid pandemic: Report
Addis Ababa, Nov 26 (IANS) The Eastern Africa region's labour market has been the worst hit on the continent from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as an estimated 38 million jobs lost.
2020-11-26
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases cross 2.4 mn
Addis Ababa, Nov 22 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,043,462, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
2020-11-22
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ethiopia Tigray crisis: Forces 'march on capital'
Addis Ababa, Nov 18 (IANS) Ethiopia's Prime Minister said that his army is advancing on the capital of the northern region of Tigray where soldiers from the region are fighting the central government.
2020-11-18
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Ethiopian PM says military operation in Tigray 'progressing well'
Addis Ababa, Nov 16 (IANS) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that the ongoing military operation in the country's northern Tigray regional state "is progressing well".
2020-11-16
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 1.96 million
Addis Ababa, Nov 16 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the African continent had reached 1,963,702, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Sunday.
2020-11-16
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine