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UNHCR says staff, Eritrean refugees safe for now but fears remain high

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the hundreds of thousands of Eritrean refugees who are currently taking shelter in Tigray region are not in immediate danger from the current fighting between the Ethiopian National Defense Forces and the forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

Japan to honor Ethiopian former UN executive

The Government of Japan is set to honor Tegegnework Gettu (PhD), the former United Nations Under-secretary General and former UNDP Associate Administrator, with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for the year 2020. 

Inflation: the vice eating away social virtues

It is one of the busiest working days of the week in the Bole area where hungry customers swarm a popular butcher shop to have lunch. Teenagers sniffing glue, for a quick high, are waiting for their share of the waste food to arrive. If lucky, they will get a well-packed plastic bag filled with leftovers.

CCRDA to disburse USD 2.3 mln to support victims of attack

The Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA) signed an agreement with the North American Union of the Kahins to distribute USD 2.3 million to support victims of the post Hachalu Hundessa protests in Oromia. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

City to administer Sheger, Entoto parks

The Addis Ababa City Administration (AACA) is set to administer the newly inaugurated Sheger and Entoto Parks. This was disclosed by Adanech Abiebie, the newly appointed de facto mayor of Addis Ababa City.

Ministry Starts Mentoring Future Women Leaders

The Ministry of Women, Children and Youth (MOWCY) is implementing a takeover mentorship program for adolescent girls as part of this Year’s International Day of the Girl 2020 celebration under the theme: 'Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow.'

Federal police arrests 14 for drug trafficking

14 Foreign Nationals are in custody of the Ethiopian Federal Police Commission accused of trying to smuggle drugs to Hong Kong on Monday. All except one are from Nigeria and a woman in her 20’s had come to Bole International Airport from Sao Paulo, Brazil on transit heading to Hong Kong.