News & Analysis: Ethiopia

COVID-19 inflames election violence in Africa

“COVID-19 may have increased the risk of electoral violence in four key ways: facilitating clampdowns on political opposition, fueling the proliferation of disinformation, worsening economic fragility and delaying elections.”

via African Business Magazine

Sub-Saharan Africa: The devastating impact of conflicts compounded by COVID-19

“Across the region, the devastating impact of armed conflict in countries such as Ethiopia, Mozambique, Cameroon, and Nigeria, was compounded by the pandemic as a number of states weaponized it to crack down on human rights. The crackdowns included killings of civilians and arrests of opposition politicians and supporters and human rights defenders and activists in countries such as Angola, Guinea, and Uganda.”

via Amnesty International

Ethiopia Lives Through the Worst of Times

“The virus’s spread has seen a sudden spike in recent months, indicating that Ethiopia indeed faces a third-wave since the first person with the virus was identified in March last year.”

via Addis Fortune

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Ethiopia

“National and international restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 led to an economic downturn in Ethiopia which is likely to have pushed an additional 15 million people below the poverty line.”

via Maintains

Ethiopia enforces stricter COVID-19 travel measures

“Ethiopia on Monday enforced strict coronavirus measures, banning travelers with COVID-19 positive status from entering the country for an indefinite time.”

via Anadolu Agency

Adding Value to Agricultural Exports to China Will be Key to Ethiopia’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery

“We now export more to China than to the US. We send 9% of our exports to China, and just 5% to the US. So our focus now is to find ways of increasing exports to China even more. A key opportunity here lies in China’s Dual Circulation recovery plan, whereby they hope to expand domestic consumption.”

via Development Reimagined

‘A hidden pandemic’: Lockdown fatigue and lack of vaccines put Africa at risk of COVID-19 surge

“The worst chapter may be only ‘just beginning’ in Africa, where case numbers are ticking upwards in some countries and vaccination campaigns have barely begun. According to Dr Ayoade Alakija, co-chair of the Africa Union Vaccine Delivery Alliance, a lack of testing has masked the true scale of the outbreak of the continent’s ‘hidden pandemic.'”

via The Telegraph

Sir Paul Collier: Rethinking Roles and Responsibilities for Africa’s Economic Recovery

Oxford Professor, Sir Paul Collier, discusses the macroeconomic shocks suffered by African economies and the approach needed to accelerate the recovery.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Ethiopia: Red Cross Donates 27m Birr to COVID-19 Relief

“The Red Cross also announced that it has managed to reach some 13.6 million people through its humanitarian efforts over the first half of the current fiscal year.”

via Fortune

Ethiopian Airlines transports COVID-19 vaccine shipment to N’Djamena

“Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services was instrumental in facilitating the flow of medical supplies including PPE across the globe in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying its state-of-the-art cargo terminal, which is the largest in Africa with annual capacity of around one million tonnes and compartmentalised temperature controlled cold storage facilities.”

via Logistics Update Africa