Grand Renaissance Dam: Ethiopia Agree to Postpone Filling

Advertisements Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have agreed that Ethiopia will delay filling its Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile. This will allow them to hold talks in a bid to end the dispute concerning the dam. The move comes after weeks of escalating tensions amid fears of open conflict. Ethiopia will delay filling the […]

PAJC and Mastercard Foundation Enabling Ethiopia Project

Advertisements The Jobs Creation Commission, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has launched a 5-year project to support job creation in Ethiopia. The project, Enabling Ethiopia,  will create jobs through driving innovation, policy reform, inclusiveness, and advocacy. The Mastercard Foundation has committed  USD 11.8 million to the project. The Enabling Ethiopia project will implement key components of the […]

Mastercard Foundation Commits to help SMEs Respond to Covid-19 in Ethiopia

Advertisements The Mastercard Foundation has announced a partnership with a consortium of 11 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ethiopia. The purpose of the partnership is to repurpose their factories to manufacture personal protective equipment in the fight against Covid-19. Mastercard Foundation will commit more than USD 3.2 million from the Foundation’s Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience […]

Locust Invasion Creates Food Crisis For 1 Million Ethiopians

Advertisements The United Nations has said that at least one million people in Ethiopia require emergency food aid after swarms of desert locusts damaged 200,000 hectares (half a million acres) of cropland in a region already struggling with food security. The announcement on Monday from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which recently concluded a […]

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency to Fight Coronavirus

Advertisements Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Home to almost 110 million people, Ethiopia has recorded 55 coronavirus cases and two deaths to date. According to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian government has decided to declare a state of emergency under Article 93 of the […]

Ethiopia postpones August elections due to coronavirus

Advertisements The election commission in Ethiopia has announced that it will postpone the parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for August due to the coronavirus outbreak. The August polls had been seen as a key test of the reformist agenda of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in what was once one of the continent’s most repressive nations. Ethiopia is Africa’s […]