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Solomon A. Dersso (PhD) @SolomonADersso Addis Abeba, April 04/2020 – Indications are emerging that Ethiopia is heading for a full lockdown. To be more accurate, the Federal Government seems poised to bring the measures it adopted against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the level of the governments of the Federal …

Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, April 03/2020 – Endeshaw Tasew, Commissioner of Federal Police Commission, told Addis Standard that the police has “no comments for the time being” about the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Yayesew Shimelis, journalist and producer of Tigray TV Ethio-Forum YouTube segment. Yayesew was detained on March …

Addis Abeba, April 03/2020 – Dr. Lia Tadesses, Minister of Health, said six more Ethiopian were tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed case to 35. This is the highest number reported in Ethiopia in one day since the first case was announced on …

The two parties also called on all stakeholders to “join hands and prioritize defeating the coronavirus” in Ethiopia; and warned the “pandemic should not be used as pretext to further narrow the fragile political space.” Please click here to download the full statement in pdf Addis Abeba, April 03/2020 – A …

Tinsae Alemayehu (MD) @tinsaetigist Addis Abeba, April 02/2020 – Many Ethiopians are seen in public wearing gloves with the aim of preventing COVID-19 infection. This practice has been promoted by media and even government officials, further strengthening the drive for the mass to follow. This brief article is therefore to …

Mahemud Tekuya (@MTekuya) and Alekaw D. Assefa, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 01/2020 – Nine years have passed since Ethiopia announced the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The GERD – a big hydroelectric dam on one of the River Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue Nile in …

Guest Contributor Addis Abeba, March 31/2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic and disparate international response to the deadly virus has put diplomacy on a standstill. International organizations, including the United Nations, have virtually shuttered their offices. Bilateral engagements have also dwindled amid travel restrictions and countries turn their attentions inward to …

Zemelak Ayitenew Ayele (@zemelak_a), For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, March 31/2020 – On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Ethiopia two days after WHO declared the virus a global pandemic. At …

Addis Abeba, March 30/2020 – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health said there are now 25 confirmed cases in Ethiopia after three more people were tested positive for COVID-19. Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) has so far conducted 1013 laboratory tests, 66 of them within the last twenty-four hours, out of which …

Belete A. Desimmie @adbelete, (MD,PhD), FitsumTilahum @fitse_t  (MD), Tinsae Alemayehu @tinsaetigist (MD), and Ermias Kacha @ErmiasMd (MD) Global Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Addis Abeba, March 30/2020 – As the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic unfold, the pressing question for all of us, and particularly for the general public is when will we have …
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