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Society & Economy

US$ 1.65 billion required to address COVID-19 and other humanitarian needs of 16.5 million people, up from the US$1 billion appeal made in January 2020 targeting 7 million people. With just $288.3 million international contribution thus far, the revised requirement faces an urgent gap of $1.36 billion. Some critical, life-saving sectors …

By Terje Østebø @tostebo Addis Abeba, May 26/2020 – The Qeerroo movement emerged as a significant political actor in the course of the Oromo protest, and has since then followed a complex trajectory. Starting off as a massive opposition movement, it became instrumental in the transition that brought PM Abiy …

Kassahun K. Suleman, @DrKassahun & Mulugeta F. Dinbabo Addis Abeba, May 15/2020 – Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa with an estimated population of 109.2 Million in 2018 – is regarded as an agriculture-based economy. The agricultural sector plays a critical role in the national economy, employing two-thirds …