“They came with the wind from over the mountains” Desert locusts destroy crops, pasture in Ethiopia

“They came with the wind from over the mountains” Desert locusts destroy crops, pasture in Ethiopia By Evelien Schotsman, March 25, 2020 (Oxfam America) — In an area already suffering from drought and other weather shocks, farmers and herders struggle… Read More »

COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire and Oromo Liberation Army (WBO) applauds it

COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire and Oromo Liberation Army (WBO) applauds it Oromo Liberation Army (OLA aka WBO) agrees and applauds the UN chief’s call for genuine ceasefire as of March 23, 2020. OLA will allow aid material… Read More »

Ethiopia’s Election Faces Uncertainty Amidst Covid-19

Ethiopia’s Election Faces Uncertainty Amidst Covid-19 By Bileh Jelan Addis Abeba, March 25/2020 (Addis Standard) – Uncertainty surrounds Ethiopia’s 2020 general election as the country steps up its efforts to contain COVID-19 and the national electoral board faces delays in… Read More »

OMN: Waan kaadireen PP miseensota ABO mooraa waraanaa keessatti barsiisaa turte dhaggeeffadhaa

OMN: Waan kaadireen PP miseensota ABO mooraa waraanaa keessatti barsiisaa turte dhaggeeffadhaa OMN:Tatamsaína Dhibee Daddarboo Godina Arsii Lixaa fi Shaashamanneetti (Bit.25, 2020)

Those who intentionally spread coronavirus could be charged as terrorists

Those who intentionally spread coronavirus could be charged as terrorists By Josh Gerstein, March 25, 2020 (MSN News) — People who intentionally spread the coronavirus could face criminal charges under federal terrorism laws, the Justice Department’s No. 2 official said… Read More »

Prosperity Party Characterizes Oromo Nationalists as worse than the Coronavirus Pandemic deserving annihilation

Prosperity Party Characterizes Oromo Nationalists as worse than the Coronavirus Pandemic deserving annihilation By Makonnen Tesfaye, Tigrai Online March 24, 2020 Repression and Exposing People in Oromia to COVID-19 Pandemic is Genocidal, Stupid ! 1. The level of the politics of… Read More »

Covid-19 restrictions preventing thousands from accessing lifesaving aid

Covid-19 restrictions preventing thousands from accessing lifesaving aid (Norwegian Refugee Council) — New Covid-19 restrictions to reduce the movement of people globally are inadvertently preventing lifesaving aid from reaching displaced and refugee communities. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is currently… Read More »

African countries impose tighter travel and public health policies

African countries impose tighter travel and public health policies COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 24, 2020/APO Group/ — In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the… Read More »

On The Economist about Ethiopia’s murky war in western and southern Oromia

On The Economist about Ethiopia’s murky war in western and southern Oromia speaker: Tom Gardner The world’s scientists are swiftly identifying drugs that may help with the pandemic, and setting out on the long road toward a vaccine. Ethiopia’s prime… Read More »

New dawn for Somalia: Arrears owed to the African Development Bank Group cleared

New dawn for Somalia: Arrears owed to the African Development Bank Group cleared The Bank Group will immediately provide a new policy-based operation to help boost economic growth and accelerated development of Somalia ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 24, 2020/APO Group/… Read More »