Giulia Paravicini

Ethiopian security forces accused of 39 extrajudicial killings

9:42am IST

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

15 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.

Africa disease centre rejects Tanzania's allegation that its coronavirus tests faulty

07 May 2020

ADDIS ABABA The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday rejected an assertion by Tanzania's president that coronavirus tests it supplied are faulty.

African nations to get ventilators from Jack Ma foundation, stress need for WHO help

23 Apr 2020

ADDIS ABABA African nations that lack ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients will receive some from the Jack Ma Foundation, an African Union official said on Thursday, as Nigeria stressed Africa's dependence on a properly-funded World Health Organization (WHO)to help it fight the pandemic.

African nations to get 300 ventilators from Jack Ma Foundation

23 Apr 2020

ADDIS ABABA, April 23 African nations that lack ventilators for the treatment of COVID-19 patients will receive some from a donation of 300 supplied by the Jack Ma Foundation, the head of the continent's disease control body said on Thursday.

U.N. says Saudi deportations of Ethiopian migrants risks spreading coronavirus

14 Apr 2020

ADDIS ABABA The United Nations said on Monday that deportations of illegal migrant workers by Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia risked spreading the coronavirus and it urged Riyadh to suspend the practice for the time being.

Africa could lose 20 million jobs due to pandemic: AU study

05 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG/ADDIS ABABA About 20 million jobs are at risk in Africa as the continent's economies are projected to shrink this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according an African Union (AU) study.

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