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AU urges Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach peaceful outcome on grand Ethiopian renaissance dam disputes

The African Union on Saturday urged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to reach a peaceful outcome over their disputes on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), and refrain from making statements that could make things worse.

African Development Bank approves $1.2 million grant for Ethiopia-Sudan railway study

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $1.2 million grant to Ethiopia’s government to finance a feasibility study for construction of a standard-gauge railway (SGR) link between Ethiopia and neighbouring Sudan.

Ethiopian Nobel Peace Prize winning PM Abiy Ahmed using COVID-19 to silence critics, Human Rights Watch warns

Ethiopian Nobel Peace Prize winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is using COVID-19 pandemic as a weapon to silence critics, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Wednesday. Just in the last one month, Abiy's...

Ethiopia’s forced evictions render more than 1000 jobless workers homeless in Addis Ababa amid COVID-19

Ethiopia's forced evictions have rendered more than 1000 jobless workers homeless in Addis Ababa, the capital, amid COVID-19 pandemic. Amnesty International said on Tuesday Addis Ababa municipal authorities have demolished dozens of homes...

WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus blasts President Trump, asks him to “quarantine politicizing COVID-19”, save lives or see many more body bags

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump and asked him to "quarantine politicizing COVID-19" or see many more "body bags". Dr. Ghebreyesus...

Trump attacks WHO day after its black Director General condemned extremely racist comments made by two white French doctors that Africa should be testing...

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked the World Health Organization (WHO) a day after its black Director General, Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  condemned extremely racist comments made by two French doctors.

Ethiopia records 8 new coronavirus cases, including 9-month-old infant

Ethiopia has recorded eight new coronavirus cases, including a 9-month-old infant, Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse announced on Tuesday. The eight new cases were recorded from 264 laboratory tests conducted in the past...

BREAKING: Human Rights Watch says Nobel Peace Prize winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia doing little to investigate deadly October violence in Oromia

The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia has made little progress in investigating the deadly October 2019 violence and in acting to prevent further security force abuses and inter-communal violence in Oromia, Human...

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed bows to international pressures, restores internet and phone connectivity in western Oromia after 3 agonizing months

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has bowed to international pressures and is restoring internet and phone connectivity in western Oromia after three long agonizing months, a report said on Tuesday. In January...

Fox News attacks Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, first African to lead WHO amid COVID-19 pandemic, accuses him of joining a terrorist organization in Ethiopia

Fox News, an American conservative cable television news channel owned by the Fox News Group, which itself is owned by Fox Corporation, unleashed an unprovoked, unwarranted and ill-timed attack on Friday against Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General...

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IMF forecasts economic turmoil for Nigeria in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Nigerian economy would shrink by 5.4 percent in 2020, more than double the contraction expected...

How the right policies can help economic recovery in Asia – Perspectives by Chang Yong Rhee

For the first time in living memory, Asia’s growth is expected to contract by 1.6 percent—a downgrade to the April projection...

Remittances to fall by $100 billion in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic, drying up vital source of income for Africa

COVID-19 is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile states, the economic shock will...

IMF forecasts economic tumult for South Africa with a contraction of 8 percent in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turbulence for South Africa in 2020 with growth shrinking by 8...

IMF forecasts economic turbulence for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turmoil for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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