The resurgence of the worst invasion of desert locusts in Ethiopia’s history is raising hunger levels amidst continued conflict in the Tigray region and the COVID-19 pandemic, where Ethiopia faces the highest number of cases in the Horn of Africa, says International Rescue Committee (IRC).
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday launched its flagship Economic Report on Africa, titled: “Innovative Finance for Private Sector Development in Africa”, which among others focused on private sector’s resilience to COVID-19.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced it will commit an additional $250 million to support the research, development, and equitable delivery of lifesaving tools in the global effort against COVID-19.
The Federal Court of Ethiopia has said it has issued arrest warrant to bring to justice the members of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) junta, who are wanted for treason and armed rebellion against the government of Ethiopia.
A $6.5 million fund set up between the UK and Germany in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia aims to save thousands of jobs in Ethiopia’s textile and garments industry, while helping to support the country’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
Mekonnen Teshome and Tesfaye Abate – Ethiopia has long struggled with access to clean water. But the spotlight that COVID-19 has shone on the sanitation and hygiene sector in Addis Ababa, the 133-year-old capital city, has presented an opportunity to place sanitation and hygiene at the center of strategies to protect people’s health.