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Giulia Paravicini

Africa must prepare for second COVID wave, disease control group says

29 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI COVID-19 cases are accelerating in some parts of Africa and governments should step up preparations for a second wave, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Three-way talks on Blue Nile dam dispute to resume Tuesday

26 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA Negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over a controversial multi-billion dollar dam on the Blue Nile will resume on Tuesday, nearly two months after Egypt left the talks, African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.

Three-way talks on Blue Nile dam to resume Tuesday - AU chairman

26 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA Negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over a multi-billion dollar dam on the Blue Nile will resume on Tuesday, nearly two months after Egypt left the talks, African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.

Afreximbank ready to raise up to $5 billion for COVID-19 vaccines for Africa: CDC head

22 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA The African Export Import Bank is ready to raise up to $5 billion to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for African countries, the head of the continent’s disease control body told Reuters on Thursday.

At least 12 people killed in western Ethiopia

13 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA At least 12 people were killed in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, regional government spokesman Melese Beyene told Reuters on Tuesday.

Eight migrants dead, 12 missing off coast of Djibouti: IOM

04 Oct 2020

ADDIS ABABA At least 8 migrants died and 12 are missing at sea after being forced off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti, the U.N. migration agency said on Sunday.

More than 30 killed in militia attacks in western Ethiopia

17 Sep 2020

ADDIS ABABA Armed militia men killed more than 30 people in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, a senior opposition leader told Reuters on Thursday, the latest security headache for reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government.

Regional party wins vote in Ethiopia's Tigray, challenging federal government

11 Sep 2020

ADDIS ABABA The regional ruling party has won a landslide election victory in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, officials said on Friday, as a confrontation looms with national authorities who have branded the vote illegal.

Ethiopia's Tigray holds regional election in defiance of federal government

09 Sep 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's northern Tigray region held elections on Wednesday in a show of defiance against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who called the regional vote illegal but said the government would not respond with force.

Ethiopia's upper house rules Tigray regional vote unconstitutional

05 Sep 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's upper house ruled on Saturday that plans by the Tigray region to hold an election on Sept. 9 were unconstitutional, setting up a potential clash between the central government and a powerful ethnic party.

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