Source: African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) |

African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) Troops commended for Securing Southwest State during Ramadan

Hassan Mohamed Abdiqadir, applauded the ATMIS Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) troops for facilitating the peaceful observance of Ramadan in the region

The South West State administration has commended the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) troops for ensuring the safety and security of civilians during the just concluded holy month of Ramadan. At a joint post-Ramadan security assessment meeting in Baidoa, South West State Minister for Internal Security, Hassan Mohamed…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

Business is blooming in East Africa – United Kingdom suspends tariff for flower exports

The UK has suspended the Global Tariff for cut flowers to increase trade and provide better value for consumers

From today, the UK has temporarily removed export tariffs for cut flowers, with the aim of making trade with the UK easier and cheaper for growers in East Africa and beyond.  Unlimited quantities of flowers can now be exported to the UK at 0% tariff, even if they transit via…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Thousands still fleeing Sudan daily, after one year of war

The number of Sudanese forced to flee has now surpassed 8.5 million people, with 1.8 million of them having crossed borders

A year on, the war in Sudan continues to rage, with the country and its neighbours experiencing one of the largest and most challenging humanitarian and displacement crises in the world. The number of Sudanese forced to flee has now surpassed 8.5 million people, with 1.8 million of them having…

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Preparations gear up for the 10th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Addis Ababa

The theme of the forum is “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions”

The 10th Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD-10) will be held in hybrid format on 23-25 April 2024 at the headquarters of the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the forum is “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

Policy Dialogue Calls for Private Sector Engagement in Tertiary Healthcare Services in Ethiopia

The policy dialogue is set to make significant contributions to the ongoing development of the Ethiopian National Strategy for Private Sector Engagement in the Health Sector

The Ethiopia National Center of the Africa Health Observatory Platform on Health Systems and Policies (AHOP), in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), successfully conducted a "Policy Dialogue on Engagement of the Private Health Sector in the Delivery of Tertiary Healthcare…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Energizing Ethiopia: New World Bank Program Expands Access to Electricity

For Ethiopia to continue to ramp up electricity access through grid connections, it is essential that the electric utilities and backbone infrastructure are fit for purpose

A new World Bank program is set to strengthen and expand the electricity network, improve sector financial viability, and enable renewable energy generation through private sector participation in Ethiopia.  Ethiopia has the third largest energy access deficit in Sub-Saharan Africa with about half the population still without access to reliable…

Source: African Union (AU) |

The African Union Commission Meets with a High-Level Donor Mission on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Early Action System

The visit aimed to familiarise with the progress and achievements in disaster risk reduction and multi-hazard early warning systems under the leadership of the AUC, and in the context of its Programme of Action to implement the Sendai Framework in Africa

The Directorate of Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy (SEBE) welcomed a high-level delegation of donors to the Africa Multi-hazard Early Warning and Early Action System (AMHEWAS) Situation Room on 5th March 2024 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The visit aimed to familiarise with the progress and achievements in…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

President of Ethiopia Receives Credentials of Qatar's Ambassador

HE the Ambassador conveyed the greetings of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to HE the President of Ethiopia, wishing Her Excellency the best of health and happiness

HE President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde received the credentials of HE Saad bin Mubarak Al Nuaimi as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. HE the Ambassador conveyed the greetings of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to HE…

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Launches New Empowered Communities Program to Help Ethiopians Take Charge of their Health

The $35 million dollar project is designed to ensure that all community members, including the most marginalized, have access to Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent services

The United States launched a new program that will engage Ethiopian communities in health-related decision-making, to improve knowledge and understanding of their rights, available services, and fee structures, so that they can manage their own health.  The $35 million dollar project is designed to ensure that all community members, including…

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United States Embassy Hosts Interfaith Iftar to Promote Peace and Unity

Religious leaders from Ethiopia’s different faith groups attended the iftar including the EIASC, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, Protestant churches, Beta Israel Jewish Community, and the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia

Religious leaders from the wide range of Ethiopian faith groups play a crucial role in promoting peace, unity, and harmony. On March 26, U.S. Ambassador Ervin Massinga hosted an interfaith iftar dinner at his residence to bring together faith leaders from Ethiopia’s different religious groups to celebrate the Muslim holy month…