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03 Jun 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By ANDUALEM SISAY

Ethiopia’s cabinet has approved draft bill to lift state of emergency imposed in February following widespread anti-government protests.

The decision to lift the state of emergency, originally scheduled for August, was arrived at after the Council of Ministers meeting on Saturday morning.

The draft bill has been sent to parliament for approval.

16 Apr 2013 description
report EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI Special Correspondent

Posted Saturday, April 13 2013 at 18:40

IN SUMMARY

  • East Africa is wrestling with an unfinished health agenda of infectious diseases, which has hit young children the hardest despite falling mortality rates.

Nearly all the East African countries have experienced a decrease in mortality rates over the past two decades as lifespan improves, a new report shows.

23 Sep 2012 description
report EastAfrican

By FRED OLUOCH Special Correspondent

In Summary

  • Experts in Ethiopian affairs say dialogue is now possible after 21 years of high-handed rule under the late Meles.

  • However, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will continue to resist secessionist groups in the country.

  • In early September, Kenya facilitated a preliminary consultation between the government of Ethiopia and the ONLF leadership in Nairobi.

21 Aug 2012 description
report EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

Mr. Meles Zenawi died at the age of 57 on Monday mid night in a hospital abroad. Meles ruled the country since 1991.

Deputy prime minister and foreign minister Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn will be an interim leader of the country until the parliament elect a new prime minister.

By ARGAW ASHINE

Ethiopia could be in for a bumpy ride ahead as the country seeks to come to terms with the huge vacuum left by the death of its totalitarian leader Meles Zenawi.

21 Feb 2011 description
report EastAfrican

By COSMAS BUTUNYI

East Africa will receive less rainfall in years to come due to effects of climate change, a new study has found.

Scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Geography Department of the University of California, predict continued drought spells in future during the long rains, usually between March and June, when farmers plant their crops, thus impacting negatively on the region's food security outlook.

The projected drought is expected to result from a rise in sea-surface temperatures in the Indian Ocean due to global warming.

These …

31 May 2010 description
report EastAfrican

By By Walter Menya

Key donors have broken their long silence and are putting pressure on the Nile Basin states to engage in more constructive dialogue to solve the impasse over the new treaty.

The European Union and the British government will continue supporting the Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat and development projects.

27 Oct 2008 description
report EastAfrican

By ZACHARY OCHIENG

The World Health Organisation says hunger, preventable diseases and poor healthcare are the main humanitarian risks facing millions in Ethiopia who are affected or displaced by drought, flooding and insecurity.

The Ethiopian Humanitarian Crisis Update says that WHO will expand its support to the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and other partners to provide enhanced emergency health responses and ensure the health sector is prepared to handle future …