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Giulia Paravicini

Counting the burials: African nations scramble to track COVID-19

11:23am BST

ADDIS ABABA Long after the funding for his project was frozen, Bilal Endris has kept a lonely watch over cemeteries in Ethiopia's capital by slipping cash to gravediggers to alert his team to any sudden spikes in burials.

Counting the burials: African nations scramble to track COVID-19

8:00am BST

* Measuring excess deaths key to determining impact of COVID-19

UPDATE 3-Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan hope for Nile dam deal in weeks

27 Jun 2020

ADDIS ABABA, June 27 Leaders of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt said they were hopeful that the African Union (AU) could help them broker a deal to end a decade-long dispute over water supplies within two or three weeks.

Sudan, Egypt say Ethiopia will not fill Nile dam without reaching deal

27 Jun 2020

CAIRO/ADDIS ABABA Leaders of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt agreed that Ethiopia will not start filling its Nile dam without reaching an agreement within two weeks, Sudan and Egypt said on Friday.

All African countries now have coronavirus lab testing capacity - WHO chief

24 Jun 2020

ADDIS ABABA All African countries have now developed laboratory capacity to test for the coronavirus, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

All African countries now have coronavirus lab testing capacity - WHO chief

24 Jun 2020

ADDIS ABABA, June 24 All African countries have developed laboratory capacity to test for the coronavirus, as of Tuesday, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

African countries secure 90 million coronavirus test kits for next six months

04 Jun 2020

ADDIS ABABA African countries have secured 90 million test kits for the novel coronavirus for the next six months, a regional disease control body said on Thursday, urging states and donors to boost testing capabilities on the continent as quickly as possible.

Ethiopian security forces accused of 39 extrajudicial killings

29 May 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian security forces in the Oromiya region have executed 39 opposition supporters and arrested at least 10,000 others accused of being members of an armed group since early 2019, Amnesty International said on Friday.

Africa hit by sustained community spread of coronavirus - disease centre

28 May 2020

ADDIS ABABA Cases of community transmission of the new coronavirus are growing in Africa, particularly in Ethiopia, and a new strategy for testing is needed to prevent this, the head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Ethiopian Airlines sees Boeing 737 MAX compensation deal by end-June

18 May 2020

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Airlines expects a settlement with planemaker Boeing by end of June over compensation related to the 737 MAX grounding in March 2019 following two fatal crashes, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told Reuters on Friday. | Video

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