Ethiopia

‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord

There is a powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres on Sunday, in Saudi Arabia to witness the signing of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ending decades of simmering conflict.

Horn of Africa: UN chief welcomes Djibouti agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Thursday's meeting in Djibouti with the foreign ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia with the Djiboutian head of diplomacy.

Ethiopia: humanitarians scale up life-saving aid to over 1 million forcibly displaced by violence in the south-west

To address the urgent needs of more than a million displaced by inter-communal violence in southwestern Ethiopia over the past four months, UN humanitarian agencies and their partners are ramping up their efforts, providing among other things shelter, household items, water and sanitation, and food to the most vulnerable.

News in Brief 03 August 2018

  • Fresh Yemen hospital attack raises risk of new cholera epidemic
  • Conflict in new Ebola outbreak zone of DR Congo exacerbates complexity of response: WHO
  • Brazil urged to refocus economic policies to avoid ‘harsh consequences’ on most vulnerable
  • UN refugee agency beefs up assistance to nearly 1 million displaced in Ethiopia
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UN chief welcomes ‘first concrete step’ in normalizing Eritrea-Ethiopia relationship

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the high-level visit of a delegation from Eritrea to neighbouring Ethiopia which began on Tuesday, as “a first concrete step” in the process of normalizing relations between the two countries.

News in Brief 27 June 2018

  • Rise in number of children killed, maimed and recruited in conflict: UN report
  • UN Syria envoy warns that south-west offensive could echo destruction of Aleppo
  • One million Ethiopians displaced since early June by communal violence: UN
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Guterres expresses ‘grave concern’ following explosion at large political rally for reform-minded Ethiopian Prime Minister

One person has reportedly died, and dozens were injured after an explosion ripped through a large crowd at a rally for the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia on Saturday, which the UN chief described as a matter of “grave concern”.

News in Brief 25 May 2018

  • Hospital ‘escapees’ show need to explain Ebola risks to DR Congo, says WHO
  • $280 million urgently needed for life-saving work in Ethiopia — OCHA
  • 2018 hurricane season set to be ‘near or above normal’, says WMO
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News In Brief 26 April 2018

  • Food origin labels improve incomes for local farmers: FAO-backed study
  • UN rights chief welcomes ‘openness’ of new Ethiopia Government
  • Women inventors and creators celebrated on World Intellectual Property Day
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Visiting Ethiopia, UN human rights chief urges new Government to ‘keep positive momentum going’

The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday expressed hope that Ethiopia continues its economic development in which human rights are respected and people can freely speak their minds about public policies.