PM Congratulates President Guelleh On His Re-Election (April 10, 2021)

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has congratulated Ismail Omar Guelleh on his re-election as President of Djibouti.

President Ismael Omar Guelleh has been re-elected for a fifth term after winning more than 98% of the vote in Friday’s elections.

Results show his rival, businessman Zakaria Farah, took less than 5,000 votes.

Ethiopia invites Sudan and Egypt to nominate dam operators for data exchange before the filling of GERD in upcoming rainy seasons (April 10, 2021)

The Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Energy of Ethiopia, H.E. Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele formally invited the Republic of Sudan and the Arab Republic of Egypt to nominate dam operators to exchange data before the second filling of the GERD commences in the upcoming rainy seasons in Ethiopia.

In the letters addressed to Minister of Water Affairs of Sudan and Egypt, the Minster of Water Affairs of Ethiopia invited the two countries to nominate focal persons/ dam operators to exchange data among the three countries with regards to the second-year filling which will take place in July and August 2021.

According to the letters, the invitation was based on the consensus that was reached on the filling schedule formulated by the National Independent Scientific Research Group (NISRG) of the three countries along with the period of the filling in July and August and it may continue in September depending on the hydrology.

Stating the progress of the GERD construction and the approaching rainy seasons in Ethiopia, where the filling is scheduled, the Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia underlined the need to work together on practical and important communication arrangements.

Nominating focal persons soon will expedite appropriate information exchange arrangements and confidence-building measures among the tripartite until the conclusion of the GERD negotiation under the auspices of the African Union, the letters read.

The letter underlined the importance of immediate conclusion of agreement on the rules and guidelines on first filling in accordance with Article 5a of the Declaration of Principle that was signed by the three countries in 2015 will offer a good opportunity to build confidence and trust among the parties.

Attaching information on bottom outlet testing of the GERD, the letters expressed Ethiopia’s keenness to host the first focal persons/ dam operators meeting physically in Addis Ababa or virtually.

Ethiopia Reports 1,741 New COVID19 Cases (April 11, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,741 new COVID19 cases out of 8,083 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 228,996. 

The country also reported 28 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 3,174. 

A total of 1,595 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 170,633.

There are currently 55,187 active cases in the country out of which 971 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,445,578 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,739 New COVID19 Cases (April 10, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,739 new COVID19 cases out of 7,278 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 227,255. 

The country also reported 35 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 3,146. 

A total of 1,093 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 169,038.

There are currently 55,069 active cases in the country out of which 933 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,437,495 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,851 New COVID19 Cases (April 9, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,851 new COVID19 cases out of 7,487 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 225,516. 

The country also reported 33 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 3,111. 

A total of 1,193 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 167,945.

There are currently 54,458 active cases in the country out of which 895 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,430,217 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,121 New COVID19 Cases (April 8, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,121 new COVID19 cases out of 7,757 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 223,665. 

The country also reported 20 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 3,078. 

A total of 617 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 166,752.

There are currently 53,833 active cases in the country out of which 892 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,422,730 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,163 New COVID19 Cases (April 7, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,163 new COVID19 cases out of 8,187 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 221,544. 

The country also reported 33 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 3,058. 

A total of 2,179 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 166,135.

There are currently 52,349 active cases in the country out of which 906 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,414,973 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,054 New COVID19 Cases (April 6, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,054 new COVID19 cases out of 8,190 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 219,381. 

The country also reported 25 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 3,025. 

A total of 934 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 163,956.

There are currently 52,398 active cases in the country out of which 850 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,406,786 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,138 New COVID19 Cases (April 5, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,138 new COVID19 cases out of 9,038 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 217,327. 

The country also reported 37 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 3,000. 

A total of 1,054 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 163,022.

There are currently 51,303 active cases in the country out of which 862 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,398,596 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,878 New COVID19 Cases (April 4, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,878 new COVID19 cases out of 6,962 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 215,189. 

The country also reported 27 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,963. 

A total of 742 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 161,968.

There are currently 50,256 active cases in the country out of which 857 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,389,558 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,997 New COVID19 Cases (April 3, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,997 new COVID19 cases out of 8,392 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 213,311. 

The country also reported 21 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,936. 

A total of 1,297 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 161,226.

There are currently 49,147 active cases in the country out of which 818 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,382,596 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,353 New COVID19 Cases (April 2, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,353 new COVID19 cases out of 9,017 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 211,314. 

The country also reported 25 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,915. 

A total of 493 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 159,929.

There are currently 48,468 active cases in the country out of which 853 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,374,204 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,372 New COVID19 Cases (April 1, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,372 new COVID19 cases out of 8,294 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 208,961. 

The country also reported 22 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,890. 

A total of 1,327 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 159,436.

There are currently 46,633 active cases in the country out of which 853 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,365,187 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,068 New COVID19 Cases (March 31, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,068 new COVID19 cases out of 8,022 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 206,589. 

The country also reported 24 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,865. 

A total of 1,484 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 158,109.

There are currently 45,613 active cases in the country out of which 865 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,356,893 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,976 New COVID19 Cases (March 30, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,976 new COVID19 cases out of 8,296 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 204,521. 

The country also reported 16 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,841. 

A total of 1,435 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 156,625.

There are currently 45,053 active cases in the country out of which 828 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,348,871 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,982 New COVID19 Cases (March 29, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,982 new COVID19 cases out of 7,840 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 202,545. 

The country also reported 24 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,825. 

A total of 867 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 155,190.

There are currently 44,528 active cases in the country out of which 805 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,340,575 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,769 New COVID19 Cases (March 28, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,769 new COVID19 cases out of 7,250 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 200,563. 

The country also reported 17 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,801. 

A total of 1,087 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 153,236.

There are currently 43,437 active cases in the country out of which 805 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,332,735 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,142 New COVID19 Cases (March 27, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,142 new COVID19 cases out of 8,665 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 198,794. 

The country also reported 15 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,784. 

A total of 728 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 153,236.

There are currently 42,772 active cases in the country out of which 780 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,325,485 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,097 New COVID19 Cases (March 26, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,097 new COVID19 cases out of 8,171 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 196,621. 

The country also reported 28 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,769. 

A total of 1,336 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 152,508.

There are currently 41,342 active cases in the country out of which 769 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,316,739 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,949 New COVID19 Cases (March 25, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,949 new COVID19 cases out of 7,423 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 194,524. 

The country also reported 23 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,741. 

A total of 530 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 151,172.

There are currently 40,609 active cases in the country out of which 744 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,308,568 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,981 New COVID19 Cases (March 24, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,981 new COVID19 cases out of 7,659 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 192,575. 

The country also reported 25 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,718. 

A total of 1,052 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 150,642.

There are currently 39,213 active cases in the country out of which 752 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,301,145 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,692 New COVID19 Cases (March 23, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,692 new COVID19 cases out of 7,092 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 190,594. 

The country also reported 19 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,693. 

A total of 1,019 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 149,590.

There are currently 38,309 active cases in the country out of which 693 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,293,486 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,537 New COVID19 Cases (March 22, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,537 new COVID19 cases out of 6,922 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 188,902. 

The country also reported 15 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,674. 

A total of 1,119 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 148,571.

There are currently 37,655 active cases in the country out of which 653 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,286,394 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,724 New COVID19 Cases (March 21, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,724 new COVID19 cases out of 6,562 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 187,365. 

The country also reported 12 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,659. 

A total of 1,179 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 147,452.

There are currently 37,252 active cases in the country out of which 605 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,279,472 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,778 New COVID19 Cases (March 20, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,778 new COVID19 cases out of 8,227 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 185,641. 

The country also reported 29 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,647. 

A total of 586 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 146,273.

There are currently 36,719 active cases in the country out of which 576 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,272,910 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,994 New COVID19 Cases (March 19, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,994 new COVID19 cases out of 8,244 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 183,865. 

The country also reported 16 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,618. 

A total of 338 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 145,687.

There are currently 35,556 active cases in the country out of which 624 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,264,683 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 2,057 New COVID19 Cases (March 18, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 2,057 new COVID19 cases out of 8,055 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 181,869. 

The country also reported 10 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,602. 

A total of 330 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 145,349.

There are currently 33,916 active cases in the country out of which 600 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,256,439 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,704 New COVID19 Cases (March 17, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,704 new COVID19 cases out of 7,557 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 179,812. 

The country also reported 19 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,592. 

A total of 531 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 145,019.

There are currently 32,199 active cases in the country out of which 597 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,248,384 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,490 New COVID19 Cases (March 16, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,490 new COVID19 cases out of 7,338 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 178,108. 

The country also reported 18 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,573. 

A total of 660 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 144,488.

There are currently 31,045 active cases in the country out of which 591 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,240,827 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,151 New COVID19 Cases (March 15, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,151 new COVID19 cases out of 5,760 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 176,618. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,555. 

A total of 118 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 143,828.

There are currently 30,233 active cases in the country out of which 531 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,233,489 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,413 New COVID19 Cases (March 14, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,413 new COVID19 cases out of 5,895 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 175,467. 

The country also reported 10 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,550. 

A total of 1,669 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 143,710.

There are currently 29,205 active cases in the country out of which 467 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,227,729 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,483 New COVID19 Cases (March 13, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,483 new COVID19 cases out of 7,654 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 174,054. 

The country also reported 30 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,540. 

A total of 846 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 142,041.

There are currently 29,471 active cases in the country out of which 464 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,221,834 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,361 New COVID19 Cases (March 12, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,361 new COVID19 cases out of 6,985 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 172,571. 

The country also reported 27 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,510. 

A total of 355 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 141,195.

There are currently 28,864 active cases in the country out of which 454 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,214,180 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,332 New COVID19 Cases (March 11, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,332 new COVID19 cases out of 7,065 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 171,210. 

The country also reported 17 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,483. 

A total of 805 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 140,840.

There are currently 27,885 active cases in the country out of which 428 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,207,195 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,543 New COVID19 Cases (March 10, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,543 new COVID19 cases out of 7,819 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 169,878. 

The country also reported 15 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,466. 

A total of 503 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 140,035.

There are currently 27,375 active cases in the country out of which 428 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,200,130 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,202 New COVID19 Cases (March 9, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,202 new COVID19 cases out of 7,566 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 168,335. 

The country also reported 9 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,451. 

A total of 893 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 139,532.

There are currently 26,350 active cases in the country out of which 427 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,192,311 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 995 New COVID19 Cases (March 8, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 995 new COVID19 cases out of 6,342 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 167,133. 

The country also reported 13 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,442. 

A total of 139 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 138,639.

There are currently 26,050 active cases in the country out of which 435 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,184,745 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,109 New COVID19 Cases (March 7, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,109 new COVID19 cases out of 6,490 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 166,138. 

The country also reported 9 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,429. 

A total of 715 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 138,500.

There are currently 25,207 active cases in the country out of which 436 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,178,403 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 956 New COVID19 Cases (March 6, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 956 new COVID19 cases out of 6,406 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 165,029. 

The country also reported 16 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,420. 

A total of 354 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 137,785.

There are currently 24,822 active cases in the country out of which 427 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,171,913 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,119 New COVID19 Cases (March 5, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,119 new COVID19 cases out of 7,211 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 164,073. 

The country also reported 10 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,404. 

A total of 228 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 137,431.

There are currently 24,236 active cases in the country out of which 427 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,165,507 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 980 New COVID19 Cases (March 04, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 980 new COVID19 cases out of 5,557 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 162,954. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,394. 

A total of 760 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 137,203.

There are currently 23,355 active cases in the country out of which 392 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment.  The country has so far conducted 2,158,296 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,161 New COVID19 Cases (March 3, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,161 new COVID19 cases out of 6,282 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 161,974. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,391. 

A total of 364 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 136,443.

There are currently 23,138 active cases in the country out of which 398 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,152,739 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 841 New COVID19 Cases (March 02, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 841 new COVID19 cases out of 6,030 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 160,813. 

The country also reported 13 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,386. 

A total of 902 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 136,079.

There are currently 22,346 active cases in the country out of which 366 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,146,457 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 900 New COVID19 Cases (March 01, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 900 new COVID19 cases out of 5,840 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 159,972. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,373. 

A total of 319 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 135,177.

There are currently 22,420 active cases in the country out of which 375 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,140,427 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,019 New COVID19 Cases (February 28, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,019 new COVID19 cases out of 6,551 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 159,072. 

The country also reported 11 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,365. 

A total of 122 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 134,858.

There are currently 21,847 active cases in the country out of which 365 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,134,587 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 1,006 New COVID19 Cases (February 27, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 1,006 new COVID19 cases out of 6,759 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 158,053. 

The country also reported 14 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,354. 

A total of 175 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 134,736.

There are currently 20,961 active cases in the country out of which 377 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,128,036 laboratory tests.

 Ethiopia Reports 935 New COVID19 Cases (February 26, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 935 new COVID19 cases out of 6,659 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 157,047. 

The country also reported 19 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,340. 

A total of 954 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 134,561.

There are currently 20,144 active cases in the country out of which 375 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,121,277 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 878 New COVID19 Cases (February 25, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 878 new COVID19 cases out of 6,212 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 156,112. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,321. 

A total of 169 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 133,607.

There are currently 20,182 active cases in the country out of which 387 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,114,618 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 977 New COVID19 Cases (February 24, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 977 new COVID19 cases out of 6,089 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 155,234. 

The country also reported 12 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,316. 

A total of 387 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 133,438.

There are currently 19,478 active cases in the country out of which 386 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,108,406 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 716 New COVID19 Cases (February 23, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 716 new COVID19 cases out of 5,507 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 154,257. 

The country also reported 12 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,305. 

A total of 1,338 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 133,051.

There are currently 18,899 active cases in the country out of which 364 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment.  The country has so far conducted 2,102,317 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 735 New COVID19 Cases (February 22, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 735 new COVID19 cases out of 5,960 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 153,541. 

The country also reported 14 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,293. 

A total of 347 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 131,713.

There are currently 19,533 active cases in the country out of which 346 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment.  The country has so far conducted 2,096,810 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 949 New COVID19 Cases (February 21, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 949 new COVID19 cases out of 6,005 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 152,806. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,279. 

A total of 125 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 131,366.

There are currently 19,195 active cases in the country out of which 370 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,090,850 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 841 New COVID19 Cases (February 20, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 841 new COVID19 cases out of 7,947 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 151,857. 

The country also reported 12 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,271. 

A total of 675 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 131,241.

There are currently 18,343 active cases in the country out of which 337 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,084,845 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 837 New COVID19 Cases (February 19, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 837 new COVID19 cases out of 6,901 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 151,016. 

The country also reported 10 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,259. 

A total of 167 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 130,566.

There are currently 18,189 active cases in the country out of which 327 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,076,898 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 871 New COVID19 Cases (February 18, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 871 new COVID19 cases out of 6,853 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 150,179. 

The country also reported 12 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,249. 

A total of 275 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 130,399.

There are currently 17,529 active cases in the country out of which 348 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,069,997 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 818 New COVID19 Cases (February 17, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 818 new COVID19 cases out of 6,127 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 149,308. 

The country also reported 14 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,237. 

A total of 979 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 130,124.

There are currently 16,945 active cases in the country out of which 326 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,063,144 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 665 New COVID19 Cases (February 16, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 665 new COVID19 cases out of 5,164 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 148,490. 

The country also reported 14 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,223. 

A total of 199 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 129,145.

There are currently 17,120 active cases in the country out of which 308 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment.  The country has so far conducted 2,057,017 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 733 New COVID19 Cases (February 15, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 733 new COVID19 cases out of 5,001laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 147,825. 

The country also reported 15 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,209. 

A total of 204 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 128,946.

There are currently 16,668 active cases in the country out of which 307 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,051,853 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 788 New COVID19 Cases (February 14, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 788 new COVID19 cases out of 6,562 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 147,092. 

The country also reported 13 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,194. 

A total of 723 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 128,742.

There are currently 16,154 active cases in the country out of which 2291 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,046,852 laboratory tests.

 Ethiopia Reports 756 New COVID19 Cases (February 13, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 756 new COVID19 cases out of 6,500 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 146,304. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,181. 

A total of 155 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 128,019.

There are currently 15,502 active cases in the country out of which 270 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,040,290 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 686 New COVID19 Cases (February 12, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 686 new COVID19 cases out of 7,056 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 145,548. 

The country also reported 6 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,177. 

A total of 242 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 127,864.

There are currently 15,505 active cases in the country out of which 260 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,033,790 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 613 New COVID19 Cases (February 11, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 613 new COVID19 cases out of 5,740 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 144,862. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,171. 

A total of 825 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 127,622.

There are currently 15,067 active cases in the country out of which 239 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,026,734 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 683 New COVID19 Cases (February 10, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 683 new COVID19 cases out of 6,554 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 144,249. 

The country also reported 9 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,167. 

A total of 793 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 126,797.

There are currently 15,283 active cases in the country out of which 243 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,020,994 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 572 New COVID19 Cases (February 9, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 572 new COVID19 cases out of 4,981 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 143,566. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,158. 

A total of 248 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 126,004.

There are currently 15,402 active cases in the country out of which 238 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,014,440 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 656 New COVID19 Cases (February 8, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 656 new COVID19 cases out of 5,147 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 142,994. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,156. 

A total of 137 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 125,756.

There are currently 15,080 active cases in the country out of which 225 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,009,459 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 885 New COVID19 Cases (February 7, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 885 new COVID19 cases out of 6,677 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 142,338. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,148. 

A total of 88 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 125,619.

There are currently 14,569 active cases in the country out of which 208 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 2,004,312 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 570 New COVID19 Cases (February 6, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 570 new COVID19 cases out of 6,563 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 141,453. 

The country also reported 9 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,145. 

A total of 290 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 125,531.

There are currently 13,775 active cases in the country out of which 219 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,997,635 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 726 New COVID19 Cases (February 5, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 726 new COVID19 cases out of 5,065 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 140,883. 

The country also reported 10 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,136. 

A total of 999 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 125,241.

There are currently 13,504 active cases in the country out of which 225 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,991,072 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 749 New COVID19 Cases (February 4, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 749 new COVID19 cases out of 6,002 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 140,157. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,126. 

A total of 254 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 124,242.

There are currently 13,787 active cases in the country out of which 209 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,986,007 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 547 New COVID19 Cases (February 3, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 547 new COVID19 cases out of 5,632 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 139,408. 

The country also reported 6 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,122. 

A total of 182 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 123,988.

There are currently 13,295 active cases in the country out of which 215 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,980,005 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 477 New COVID19 Cases (February 2, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 477 new COVID19 cases out of 5,605 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 138,861. 

The country also reported 13 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,116. 

A total of 838 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 123,806.

There are currently 12,937 active cases in the country out of which 228 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,974,373 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 734 New COVID19 Cases (February 1, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 734 new COVID19 cases out of 6,216 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 138,384. 

The country also reported 10 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,103. 

A total of 106 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 122,968.

There are currently 13,311 active cases in the country out of which 230 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,968,768 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 629 New COVID19 Cases (January 31, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 629 new COVID19 cases out of 7,109 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 137,650. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,093. 

A total of 274 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 122,862.

There are currently 12,693 active cases in the country out of which 252 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,962,552 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 656 New COVID19 Cases (January 30, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 656 new COVID19 cases out of 6,099 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 137,021. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,091. 

A total of 601 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 122,588.

There are currently 12,340 active cases in the country out of which 241 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,955,443 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 771 New COVID19 Cases (January 29, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 771 new COVID19 cases out of 7,011 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 136,365. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,087. 

A total of 127 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 121,987.

There are currently 12,289 active cases in the country out of which 228 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,949,344 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 549 New COVID19 Cases (January 28, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 549 new COVID19 cases out of 6,003 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 135,594. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,085. 

A total of 266 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 121,860.

There are currently 11,647 active cases in the country out of which 230 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,942,333 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 476 New COVID19 Cases (January 27, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 476 new COVID19 cases out of 5,852 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 135,045. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,083. 

A total of 846 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 121,594.

There are currently 11,366 active cases in the country out of which 217 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,936,330 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 437 New COVID19 Cases (January 26, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 437 new COVID19 cases out of 6,342 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 134,569. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,075. 

A total of 549 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 120,748.

There are currently 11,744 active cases in the country out of which 219 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,930,478 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 365 New COVID19 Cases (January 25, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 365 new COVID19 cases out of 4,473 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 134,132. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,071. 

A total of 783 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 120,199.

There are currently 11,860 active cases in the country out of which 231 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,924,136 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 469 New COVID19 Cases (January 24, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 469 new COVID19 cases out of 6,045 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 133,767. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,066. 

A total of 686 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 119,416.

There are currently 12,283 active cases in the country out of which 236 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,919,663 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 417 New COVID19 Cases (January 23, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 417 new COVID19 cases out of 5,085 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 133,298. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,063. 

A total of 217 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 118,730.

There are currently 12,503 active cases in the country out of which 239 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,913,618 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 555 New COVID19 Cases (January 22, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 555 new COVID19 cases out of 4,951 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 132,881. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,060. 

A total of 507 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 118,513.

There are currently 12,306 active cases in the country out of which 227 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,908,553 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 292 New COVID19 Cases (January 21, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 292 new COVID19 cases out of 3,945 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 132,326. 

The country also reported 13 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,057. 

A total of 653 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 118,006.

There are currently 12,661 active cases in the country out of which 225 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,903,582 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 307 New COVID19 Cases (January 20, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 307 new COVID19 cases out of 4,085 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 132,034. 

The country also reported 7 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,044. 

A total of 981 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 117,353.

There are currently 12,635 active cases in the country out of which 232 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,899,637 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 181 New COVID19 Cases (January 19, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 181 new COVID19 cases out of 3,633 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 131,727. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,037. 

A total of 57 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 116,392.

There are currently 13,296 active cases in the country out of which 231 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,895,552 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 351 New COVID19 Cases (January 18, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 351 new COVID19 cases out of 4,980 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 131,546. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,033. 

A total of 188 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 116,335.

There are currently 13,176 active cases in the country out of which 224 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,891,919 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 423 New COVID19 Cases (January 17, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 423 new COVID19 cases out of 4,788 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 131,195. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,030. 

A total of 102 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 116,147.

There are currently 13,016 active cases in the country out of which 225 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,886,939 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 446 New COVID19 Cases (January 16, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 446 new COVID19 cases out of 6,111 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 130,772. 

The country also reported 6 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,029. 

A total of 617 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 116,045.

There are currently 12,698 active cases in the country out of which 219 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,882,151 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 404 New COVID19 Cases (January 15, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 404 new COVID19 cases out of 5,625 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 130,326. 

The country also reported 15 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,023. 

A total of 679 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 115,428.

There are currently 12,875 active cases in the country out of which 223 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,876,040 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 467 New COVID19 Cases (January 14, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 467 new COVID19 cases out of 5,848 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 129,922. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,008. 

A total of 182 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 114,749.

There are currently 13,163 active cases in the country out of which 210 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,870,415 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 463 New COVID19 Cases (January 13, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 463 new COVID19 cases out of 4,919 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 129,455. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,006. 

A total of 305 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 114,567.

There are currently 12,880 active cases in the country out of which 210 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,864,567 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 376 New COVID19 Cases (January 12, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 376 new COVID19 cases out of 4,949 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 128,992. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,004. 

A total of 699 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 114,262.

There are currently 12,724 active cases in the country out of which 221 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,859,648 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 300 New COVID19 Cases (January 11, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 300 new COVID19 cases out of 4,599 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 128,616. 

The country also reported 9 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 2,003. 

A total of 189 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 113,563.

There are currently 13,048 active cases in the country out of which 201 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,854,699 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 524 New COVID19 Cases (January 10, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 524 new COVID19 cases out of 5,381 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 128,316. 

The country also reported 9 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,994. 

A total of 79 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 113,374.

There are currently 12,946 active cases in the country out of which 202 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,850,100 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 220 New COVID19 Cases (January 9, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 220 new COVID19 cases out of 3,952 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 127,792. 

The country also reported 11 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,985. 

A total of 113 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 113,295.

There are currently 12,510 active cases in the country out of which 200 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,844,719 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 345 New COVID19 Cases (January 8, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 345 new COVID19 cases out of 4,240 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 127,572. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,974. 

A total of 161 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 113,182.

There are currently 12,414 active cases in the country out of which 208 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,840,767 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 441 New COVID19 Cases (January 7, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 441 new COVID19 cases out of 4,670 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 127,227. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,966. 

A total of 47 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 113,021.

There are currently 12,238 active cases in the country out of which 226 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,836,527 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 545 New COVID19 Cases (January 6, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 545 new COVID19 cases out of 5,801 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 126,786. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,965. 

A total of 161 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 112,974.

There are currently 11,845 active cases in the country out of which 230 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,831,857 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 322 New COVID19 Cases (January 5, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 322 new COVID19 cases out of 3,934 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 126,241. 

The country also reported 13 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,963. 

A total of 203 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 112,813.

There are currently 11,463 active cases in the country out of which 245 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,826,056 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 297 New COVID19 Cases (January 4, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 297 new COVID19 cases out of 4,157 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 125,919. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,950. 

A total of 243 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 112,610.

There are currently 11,357 active cases in the country out of which 262 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,822,122 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 573 New COVID19 Cases (January 3, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 573 new COVID19 cases out of 6,387 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 125,622. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,948. 

A total of 42 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 112,367.

There are currently 11,305 active cases in the country out of which 239 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,817,965 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 397 New COVID19 Cases (January 2, 2021)

 Ethiopia yesterday reported 397 new COVID19 cases out of 5,532 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 125,049. 

The country also reported 7 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,944. 

A total of 74 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 112,325.

There are currently 10,778 active cases in the country out of which 235 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,811,578 laboratory tests.

Ethiopia Reports 388 New COVID19 Cases (January 1, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 388 new COVID19 cases out of 5,810 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 124,652. 

The country also reported 14 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 1,937. 

A total of 155 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 112,251.

There are currently 10,462 active cases in the country out of which 245 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country has so far conducted 1,806,046 laboratory tests.

Consulate General of Ethiopia in Los Angeles holds Virtual Trade and Tourism Promotion Forum (April 9, 2021)

The Consulate General Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Los Angeles in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and other stakeholders hosted a virtual Trade and Tourism Promotion Forum on Thursday (April 8) to strengthen tourism and business ties between Ethiopia and the United States of America.

This virtual promotion made a successful deliberation on Trade and Tourism opportunities available in Ethiopia.

In the virtual promotion forum, more than 102 Trade & Tourism representatives, representatives of various chambers of commerce and government representatives and different organizations are represented and attended both from Ethiopia and the United States of America.

H.E Mr. Sileshi Girma, CEO for Tourism Ethiopia and guest of honor of the event, in his opening remarks, emphasized that “the Home-Grown Economic Reform and the Business Environment in Ethiopia, gives a good opportunity to export trade in commodities and the tourism industry.

Moreover, he highlighted that Ethiopia has received the World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp, which guarantees Ethiopian tourism institutions to operate a healthy business in the global Coronavirus pandemic situation with the capacity of fulfilling the health protocols required.

The CEO also has invited the participants to visit and discover Ethiopian tourism sites, and encouraged the business owners attending the forum to come and do profitable business in Ethiopia and buy Ethiopian commodities to sale in the US markets.”

In addition to this, presentations were also delivered to the attendees of this Virtual Trade and Tourism promotion forum from the representatives of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Tourism Ethiopia Mr. Assefa Mulugeta and WoldeGebriel Berehe respectively.

H.E Ambassador Mulugeta Kelil, the Consul General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Los Angeles, in his closing remarks stressed that “the Consulate General of Ethiopia in Los Angeles welcomes all the attendees of the event to invest, buy Ethiopian export commodities and visit Ethiopian tourism wonders.

He further encouraged the tour operators, attending the event, to include Ethiopia in their tour packages and affirmed his Office’s readiness to facilitate support to their business ventures to Ethiopia, provide them with first-hand information on investment, trade, and tourism opportunities in his country.”

Deputy PM Meets with EU Special Envoy (April 9, 2021)

Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Ethiopia held talks today with Pekka Haavisto, Special Envoy of the European Union and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Discussing the current situation in Tigray, the special envoy appreciated the recently announced agreement between the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and the UN to jointly Investigate alleged human rights violations in the region.

Demeke said the government is committed to bring perpetrators to justice based on the findings of the joint investigation between the two institutions.

On the humanitarian aid efforts in the region, the Deputy Prime Minister said the international community should support the government that still is covering 70 percent of the delivery reaching 4.5 million people so far.

The second round comprehensive assessment in identifying people who need humanitarian assistance in the region is concluded and is already under implementation, he said.

In some pocket areas where security problems exist the government provides humanitarian assistance in cooperation with the Ethiopian Defence Force, he added.

Haavisto, on his part, said during his visit to the region the humanitarian agencies operating there have told him that access to the region has been very much improved.

Speaking on the internally displaced people in the region a roadmap has been charted out by the government to be implemented to resettle people before the upcoming rainy season.

Life in the region has returned to normalcy, said the Deputy Prime Minister adding that the government is initiating plans to have a wide-range consultation with elders, the youth and the community in the region to make the peace process sustainable.

Following the end of the ultimatum issued by the government recently, outlaws would have no option but to face justice.

Their discussion also covered the GERD negotiations where Demeke reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment to the AU-led process and appreciation to the new Chairperson’s initiatives.

The Special Envoy expressed his view that expediting information and data exchange before the commencement of the filling of the dam would be advisable.

Speaking about the Ethiopia-Sudan border conflict, Demek said it is regrettable that the international community did not openly criticize Sudan for occupying Ethiopia’s territories through the use of force.

The Special Envoy had paid a visit to Ethiopia a couple of months back and is expected to present his findings in his latest visit to the council of Ministers at the end of this month.

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GERD Negotiations and Ungrateful Downstream Countries

On the Trilateral Negotiations on the GERD (Press Release)

On G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the situation in Tigray (Press Release)

On Media, alleged human rights violations and other crimes committed in Tigray (Press Release)

Africa and the African Union

Wednesday, 7th April 2021 marked the 27th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, an important occasion to remember the lives lost, show solidarity with survivors and unite to ensure such tragedy never happens again in Rwanda or elsewhere in Africa and beyond. The commemoration of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda provides an opportunity to learn about Rwanda’s story of reconciliation and nation building among others. Against this backdrop, the African Union Commission (AUC), through its Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security in close collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, organized a commemorative event at the AU Headquarters under the theme “Remember-Unite-Renew”, to mark this historical moment.

The African Union announced on Tuesday (April 6) that a new report by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and UNDP presents the key results from the evolving partnership between the two organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 3 million people infected and almost 100,000 lives lost across the continent, the report places a spotlight on societal resilience across sectors, the sheer determination by Africans to minimize the health impact, as well as the social disruption and economic consequences of the pandemic. While recent evidence on an emergent ‘third wave’ across parts of the continent remains concerning, this report reinforces the importance of whole-of-society partnerships in curbing and recovering from the pandemic.

Ethiopia

President Sahle-Work Zewde held talks with Special Envoy of the European Union and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto on Wednesday (April 7). During the occasion, the Special Envoy stated that he has come to Ethiopia to hold discussions with various government officials on the status of the humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Tigray as well as the GERD. President Sahle-Work on her part highlighted that the Ethiopian government has allowed foreign governments and the media to assess the situation in Tigray. She also indicated that the government was providing 70 percent of the humanitarian aid in Tigray and that alleged human rights violations are currently under investigation.

President Sahle-Work Zewde took part at the Leaders’ Dialogue on the Africa COVID-Climate Emergency on Tuesday (April 6). The dialogue which was convened to discuss the dual challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change was attended by over 30 Heads of State, Heads of multilateral organizations and Ministers. The President, who spoke on the topic of partnerships, highlighted multiple initiatives being undertaken by the Ethiopian government to build a climate resilient society. She emphasized the importance of mounting a globally coordinated response against these major challenges affecting all nations of the world.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said cloud-seeding technology will support Ethiopia’s efforts to develop hydropower generation and irrigation in the country. The Premier disclosed this on Saturday (April 3) at the Ethio-Cloud Seedling demonstration event organized in Addis Ababa, Entoto Observatory and Research Center in the presence of government officials. “The successful completion of the cloud-seeding demonstration implies that our country’s efforts in hydropower generation and irrigation will be supported by more rain,” Abiy stated in his face-book page.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen spoke by phone with National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan on Wednesday (April 7). During the talks, Demeke explained that the situation in Tigray is improving though demanding serious intervention. He also discussed GERD and noted the AU-led negotiation is instrumental through assuming observers to serve issues fairly and impartially. The Deputy Prime Minister assured Sullivan that the border issue with Sudan will only be resolved peacefully, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, on Sunday (April 4) inaugurated the 1st IGAD Universities Forum at Jigjiga University in Ethiopia. Also in attendance were the President of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia, H.E. Mustafe Muhemed Omer, and the State Minister for Science and Higher Education of Ethiopia, Professor Afework Kassu. At the opening of the Forum, the Executive Secretary also took the opportunity to officially launch the IGAD Scholarship and Award Programme. A number of universities that include the University of Khartoum; the International University of Africa based in Khartoum, Kampala International University, and Gigjiga University respectively signed Memorandum of Understanding with IGAD.  The International University of Africa pledged 200 scholarships to benefit the most vulnerable students in the region.

Egypt and the Sudan have reaffirmed to the rest of the world that they are continuing to politicize and securitize the GERD which is basically technical. In this move, it is found out that Ethiopia is negotiating with one party that is Egypt and the Sudan put together. There is no difference between the two countries in politicization and securitization of the GERD and both are bent on denying not only the sovereign rights of Ethiopians of today but also of the next generation that Ethiopia will have to have the benevolence of Egypt and the Sudan to develop its water resources. (See article)

Ethiopia cannot enter into an agreement that would foreclose its current and future legitimate rights over the utilization of the Nile. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and the Ministry of Water, Irregation and Energy following the meeting of Foreign and Water Affairs Ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan held in Congo, Kinshasa to resume the trilateral negotiation on GERD under the auspices of the AU. The Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the chairperson of the Executive Council of the AU chaired the Ministerial meeting that was held on 04-05 April 2021. (See article)

Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister, Sileshi Bekele on Wednesday (April 7) said Ethiopia strongly believes the ongoing negotiation led by the African Union has brought major progress on the Grand Renaissance Dam dispute, despite some setbacks in the mediation. He said Egypt and Sudan followed an approach that seeks to undermine the AU-led process and to take the matter out of the African platform. He underscored that changing the already agreed African Union-facilitation format is not constructive as the union is capable enough to bring a comprehensive solution and move it quite a long way.

South Sudanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, James Pita Morgan called up on the Ethiopian government to preserve internal unity and work for regional integrity on Sunday (April 4). Ambassador Morgan underlined that Ethiopia has been aggressively working for social and economic regional integration in the horn of Africa adding that region’s future lies on endeavors of the country in several aspects. The region is encountering many complicated circumstances and high demand of development, the ambassador noted, underlining Ethiopia’s role in maintaining cooperation among nations in the areas. “As a leading power in IGAD for 10 years, Ethiopia has to take the lion’s share in bringing together regional countries for mutual benefit besides cementing its internal unity” Ambassador Pita Morgan stressed.

The recent released video which shows atrocities on innocent civilians in Tigray is a complete fabrication and drama orchestrated by agents of the TPLF junta, according to the Ethiopian National Defense Force. Briefing the media on Wednesday (April 7), National Defense Force Indoctrination Director-General Major General Mohammed Tesema said the video was released by agents of the junta with the intension of confusing the general public. According to him, the extremist TPLF group was destroyed once and for all by the law enforcement operation. However, some of the remnants of the junta are now acting as bandits by hiding in forests and robbing as well as killing innocent people in some parts of the region, he revealed.

Planning and Development Commission (PDC) and World Resources Institute (WRI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on various tasks related to capacity building in the areas of economic development and climate change. The MoU was signed on Monday (April 5) by Dr Fitsum Assefa, Commissioner of Planning and Developing Commission and Aklilu Fikresilassie, Representative of WRI in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia repudiated the statement issued by the G7’s Foreign Ministers on Friday (April 2), concerning the situation in Tigray Regional State.In a press release issued, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the statement failed to capture the important steps taken by the Government of Ethiopia to fully address the pressing needs in Tigray.The statement added that the Government of Ethiopia has continued intensifying its efforts to address the situation in the Tigray region and has made enormous progress since the law enforcement measures have come to a successful conclusion. (See article)

The international media have been busy reporting crimes of all sorts of nature in the Tigray region since the beginning of the law enforcement operation that followed the unwarranted and surprise attack by the TPLF clique on the members of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defense Force on 4 November 2020. The government of Ethiopia not only sympathizes with the affected people and appreciates the rightful attention given to the protection of the rights of civilians in the Tigray region, but also leaves no stone unturned until the truth is revealed and perpetrators are brought to justice. Be that as it may, the government of Ethiopia believes that it has to set the records straight on slanted reports that continued to portray the federal government as an instigator of all crimes, while the belligerent TPLF appears to be the underdog that happens to be at the receiving ends of the alleged atrocities and human rights violations in the region. (See article)

Ethiopian Ambassador to South Sudan, Nabil Mahdi paid a visit on Tuesday (April 6) to one of the Ethiopian peacekeeping battalion (ETHBATT-3) in Juba that serves under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). On the occasion, Colonel Girma Leta, Commander of the Battalion, gave a briefing on the peacekeeping duties and responsibilities of the battalion, as well as the army’s humanitarian support to the people of South Sudan. In delivering remarks, Ambassador Nabil reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment to support and cooperate with South Sudan since the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie and underscored his country’s pledge to further develop this unwavering conviction.

The Government of South Korea has offered medical equipment to Ethiopia through the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF), so disclosed the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. According to the statement, totally 31 medical equipment and devices including ventilators, PCR detection machines, PCR kits, ICU beds, masks and gloves were provided.

Djibouti

Djibouti is going to the polls on Friday (April 9) as President Ismail Omar Guelleh seeks a fifth term. Guelleh has been in power since 1999 after the death of his predecessor, Hassan Guled Aptidon, the country´s first president. Djibouti won independence from France in 1977. More than 205,000 people are registered to vote in Djibouti, which has a population of over 600,000.

IGAD will be deploying a short-term election observation mission to the Presidential Elections in Djibouti that will be held on 9 April 2021, the regional bloc announced on Wednesday (April 08).  The mission that be led by Hon. Siraj Fegessa who is Former Minister of Defence of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Director of IGAD Peace and Security Division, comprises a 16-person team. The mission will be deployed in Ali Sabeh, Arta and Tajourah districts and Djibouti City. An advance team arrived in the capital on 2 April ahead of an official launch of the mission on 8 April.

Somalia

Ahead of the upcoming elections in Somalia, the Somali Police Force (SPF) and the police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are going to beef up security in Mogadishu through joint patrols to help deter cases of violence and insecurity. The proposed security plan was discussed on Tuesday (April 6) in Mogadishu when the two sides met at the Banadir Regional Police headquarters, led by the SPF Commander for Banadir Region General Sadiq Omar Hassan and AMISOM Police Commissioner, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Augustine Magnus Kailie.

The Somali National Army, SNA, said its forces took over several bases which were under al-Shabab areas during early Wednesday (April 7) operations in Galgaduud, in the central part of Somalia. Mohamed Tahlil Bihi, SNA Infantry commander, said the 21st Division of SNA captured new bases in areas, which used to be al-Shabab strongholds, and inflicted heavy casualties on the militants. The latest move comes after the SNA liberated Sinadhaqqo and Labi Dulle areas during operations conducted last week in Galgaduud in which dozens of terrorists were killed and weapons recovered.

Somalia’s federal government said Wednesday that efforts to resolve the stalemate on elections collapsed after leaders from the states of Puntland and Jubbaland failed to agree on the way forward. But leaders from both states rejected that claim from the information minister, Osman Dubbe. The U.N. office in Somalia, the U.S. and European Union have all appealed to Somali leaders to resolve their differences in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan.

The UN envoy in Somalia, James Swan, condemned the recent attacks against National Army bases in Barire and Awdhigle. ‘We strongly condemn those attacks directed against Somali forces. This is a vivid reminder of the sacrifices soldiers make every day as they fight valiantly to keep Somalia and its people safe,’ the special representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations said in a statement. The Al-Shabab group assumed responsibility for the attacks, which were launched simultaneously on Saturday (April 3) against military units in Barire and Awdhigle and in which, however, it suffered a large number of casualties, more than 115 as reported on Sunday by Defense minister Hassan Haji.

South Sudan

The outgoing head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer has urged on Tuesday (April 6), the country’s leaders to fully implement the revitalized peace agreement and hold elections so that communities can enjoy peace and prosperity. Shearer has been the UN’s top envoy in South Sudan for four years. “I urge the people and leaders of South Sudan to remain united and energized to push the peace process forward to fully implement the revitalized agreement and hold elections so communities across the country can finally enjoy true peace and prosperity,” he said. Shearer said he was proud of the progress so far been made, including the ceasefire, peace deal, formation of a transitional Government and installation of local leaders in the states.

The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan convened on Monday (April 5) a virtual follow-up meeting on the Solutions Initiative for the Displacement Situation in Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan. The meeting was attended by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the US Ambassador to Djibouti and the European Union Head of Regional and Multi-Country Programmes. The initiative, launched in October 2020 on the margins of the UNHCR Executive Committee meeting, aims to harness peace dividends stemming from the implementation of the peace agreements reached for Sudan and South Sudan to find lasting solutions for 7 million displaced persons in and from the two countries.

South Sudan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive kicked off on Tuesday (April 6), with health workers getting their first dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine at Juba Teaching Hospital. The first person to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was Health minister, Elizabeth Achuei.

Sudan

The President of Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan left on Wednesday (April 07) to the State of Qatar on a two-day visit following invitations from Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. The President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council is accompanied by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Gibreill Ibrahim, Foreign Minister, Dr Mariam Al Sadiq and Minister of Defense, Yassin Ibrahim Yassin. Al –Burhan was seen off at Khartoum airport by the TSC Member, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Jaber, the Charge d’Affaires of Qatari Embassy in Khartoum, Ambassador Telal Al Anzi, and several ministers and government officials.

Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to consolidate relations by facilitating the movement of trade, investment and economic cooperation between the two countries (April 6). The decision was reached at a meeting between Sudan’s Minister of Investment, Dr. Al-Hadi Mohamed Ibrahim and his South Sudanese counterpart, Dhieu Mathok in the capital, Khartoum on Wednesday. Ibrahim said the joint cooperation between the two countries is among the priorities of the government. For his part, Mathok called for maintaining close cooperation and coordination between the two ministries in the field of trade and investments. He urged re-opening of the border crossings between the two countries.

The death toll from tribal violence in West Darfur State has risen to 125, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said in a statement on Thursday (April 8). Fresh clashes between the Arab Rizeigat and Masalit communities erupted in the capital of West Darfur State on Saturday 3 April despite the deployment of troops in the region to prevent such violence. “The CCSD recorded further 38 deaths and 17 wounded, bringing the total death toll to 125 deaths and 208 wounded,” said the medical group. The new Inter-communal fighting displaced over 109,000 people and generated new needs. For its part, the government declared a state of emergency in the state and deployed more troops to prevent escalation of the violence.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited the head of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, to visit Ankara, said a statement released in Khartoum. According to a press statement issued by the Sovereign Council on Friday, al-Burhan during a phone call with President Erdogan discussed bilateral relations and issues of common concern at the regional and international levels. “Al-Burhan received an invitation from Erdogan to visit Turkey,” further said the statement.

GERD negotiations and Ungrateful Downstream Countries

The AU-led trilateral negotiation among Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan was held last week in Kinshasa on 3-5 April 2021. The negotiation was chaired for the first time by the DRC after it took over the chairmanship of the AU from South Africa. The AU Commission was also fully involved in the facilitation of the negotiations.

The president of the DRC, President Felix Tshisekedi did extensive one-to-one discussions with heads of delegation of Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan. This was a very commendable job that gave chance to each party to explain itself. Ethiopia on this occasion made it clear that the AU-led process can and must be able to narrow gaps among the three countries for which Ethiopia has affirmed its commitment and forwarded practical suggestions.

Ethiopia did underline its most preferred option that the negotiation remains with the AU framework rejecting the idea of changing the modality to a quartet mediation. Once again, Ethiopia believes that the matter at hand, the GERD, is an issue among Ethiopia, the Sudan and Egypt and lack of an agreement has nothing to do with who the mediator is, rather what are the compromises offered by the parties is what is halting progress. To put it bluntly, Egypt in particular has to compromise which never did any.

As has been observed in the negotiation in Kinshasa, Ethiopia has reiterated a mutual data exchange agreement among the parties followed by an agreement on the filling of the dam. The third element to agree on would be the operation of the GERD.

In all these sequential approaches to the negotiations, Ethiopia believes that they can be achieved because the issues are pretty much technical. What is political and is also agreeable is the role of the mediator, its experts and the observers. The process has to remain AU-led with its experts simply because the process has to be owned by the three parties. And yet, Ethiopia has suggested in the Kinshasa meeting that the role of observers can be enhanced so long as the three parties believe and agree to entrust the observers towards specific tasks.

In all these flexibilities showing the way forward from Ethiopia, there was none from Egypt and the Sudan. In fact, Egypt and the Sudan had announced the failure of this round of negotiation on the 4th of April 2021 while it was to end the next day. They have come to Kinshasa with a prior decision to just abort it before it ends.

Egypt and the Sudan have reaffirmed to the rest of the world that they are continuing to politicize and securitize the GERD which is basically technical. In this move, it is found out that Ethiopia is negotiating with one party that is Egypt and the Sudan put together. There is no difference between the two countries in politicization and securitization of the GERD and both are bent on denying not only the sovereign rights of Ethiopians of today but also of the next generation that Ethiopia will have to have the benevolence of Egypt and the Sudan to develop its water resources.

Ethiopia still and will continue to hope on the AU-led negotiation towards the resolution of the dispute on the GERD only on the basis of equitable utilization rejecting any claim of historical rights. The world might continue to see the leadership of Egypt and Sudan in war-mongering mode threatening Ethiopia that their all options are on the table. There is a saying in Arabic that ‘Al Hanjama nus al rajal’ meaning posturing is half bravery or a victory. But in Ethiopia, we have a different saying that you don’t die of fear rather you die while fighting. So Ethiopia also has all its options on the table.

There seems a failure of recognition from many external stakeholders that there is no experience in the world to compare with Ethiopia who invited its downstream riparians to negotiate on its own hydro-electric generating dam on a river it originates from its lands. The US didn’t do it on its Hoover dam in Colorado in relation to Mexico. Turkey didn’t do it on its Ataturk dam in relation to Syria and Iraq. China didn’t do it either on its Mekong River in relation to its five downstream riparians. So Egypt failed to recognize Ethiopia’s generosity and understandings to negotiate in good faith. Selfish motives always lead to being ungrateful and a failure.

Regarding the Sudan, the matter is different in that the concerns of the Sudan are all addressed as they are purely technical. Data exchange has been offered to the Sudan by the prime minister of Ethiopia himself. Dam safety is an issue that is well taken care of by Ethiopia for its own safety in the first place. The dam operates safe and then Ethiopia is safe. So does Sudan by extension. In these all, Ethiopia is going ahead with the second filling with a clear and clean concise.

On the Trilateral Negotiations on the #GERD

Press Release

06 April 2021

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Foreign and Water Affairs Ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan had a meeting in Kinshasa to resume the trilateral negotiation on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under the auspices of the African Union (AU). President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the current chairperson of the AU, H.E. Felix Tshisekedi opened the meeting. The Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the chairperson of the Executive Council of the AU, chaired the Ministerial meeting that was held on 04-05 April 2021. The Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace, and Security of the AUC attended the Ministerial meeting.

The meeting convened to review the progress of the negotiation and to chart the way forward. H.E Demeke Mekonnen in his opening remarks reassured Ethiopia’s commitment towards the successful completion of the negotiation under the AU framework. He also underlined the rights of all the riparian countries to use the Nile River and the need for cooperation. He further stressed the importance of reversing the monopoly of the use of the waters of the Nile by the downstream countries. The Deputy Prime Minister also recalled the opportunity for cooperation created by the GERD and underscored the need to take the progress of the negotiation to their conclusion.

Agreeing on the continuation of the three observers in the process (the Republic of South Africa, the United States of America, and the European Union), discussions were held on the proposed enhancement of the role of observers. Accordingly, Ethiopia with its resolve to maintain the full ownership of the process by the three countries and the integrity of the AU-led process, agreed to accept the role of observers to share information and proposal when jointly requested by the Countries. On the other hand, Egypt’s and Sudan’s position of granting the observers the same role as the AU is not accepted.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Ethiopia supported the draft communiqué submitted by the Chairperson of the AU with minor adjustments. However, Egypt and Sudan rejected the draft demanding the role of observers to replace that of the three countries and the AU. The two countries followed an approach that seeks to undermine the AU-led process and to take the matter out of the African platform. They also stalled the resumption of the negotiation by rejecting a draft communiqué that contained the deliberations during the two days meeting. Rather both countries attempted to obstruct the process.

Ethiopia`s resolve to reach a settlement on the first filling and related operation of the dam failed to bear result due to Egypt’s and Sudan’s rigid stance to make the negotiation and the outcome a tool to affirm their self-claimed water share and foreclose Ethiopia’s share. Ethiopia cannot enter into an agreement that would foreclose its current and future legitimate rights over the utilization of the Nile.

The second-year filling of the GERD will be carried out as scheduled pursuant to the Declaration of Principles (DoP). In this context, Ethiopia expressed its readiness to facilitate data and information exchange on the filling of the dam. The positions contesting the filling of the dam ahead of the conclusion of an agreement has no basis in law and contravenes Ethiopia`s inherent right to utilize its natural resource.

Ethiopia has enormous respect for the role played by the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, H.E Félix Tshisekedi, the Chairperson of the AU for hosting the meeting to resume the trilateral negotiation. Ethiopia reiterates its position in support of a trilateral process that will maintain the ownership of the countries and integrity of the AU-led process and commits to working towards the conclusion of the trilateral process. Ethiopia expects the meeting will be resumed around the third week of April 2021. Ethiopia expects the reconvening of the meeting upon the call of the current chair of the African Union.

On #G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the situation in #Tigray

Press Release

03 April 2021

The Government of Ethiopia has continued intensifying its efforts to address the situation in the Tigray region and has made enormous progress since the law enforcement measures have come to a successful conclusion. Although these positive developments have been recognized and are visible for all to see, the statement issued by the G7’s Foreign Ministers on 02.04.2021 has failed to capture some of the important steps taken to ensure that the pressing needs of the region are in the process of being fully addressed in all fronts.

Unfettered access to humanitarian aid, including international media, has now been fully granted and joint investigation on human rights violations by international human rights experts has also been allowed and will commence soon. Despite these measures, resources that should have been garnered from the international community to meet the humanitarian and development challenges remain far too low. Mobilizing adequate resources, therefore, should be the utmost prior task if the challenges of the region are to be fully and timely addressed.

As announced last week, the Eritrean troops who had crossed the border when provoked by the TPLF have now started to evacuate and the Ethiopian National Defense Force has taken over guarding the national border.

The Interim Administration in collaboration with the Federal Government has also been working tirelessly to be able to bring the governance structure of the region back to full operation with the system has now put in place to the lowest administrative unit. 

It’s been made abundantly clear to the international community that the government of Ethiopia has been trying its level best to reach out to more than 4.2 million people while the supply coming from the international partners is way below one-third of what is needed.

Therefore, whilst the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia honesty appreciates the concerns being expressed, it has already been too apparent that the supply of food and medicinal aid must be the crux of expressions of concerns.

On #Media, alleged human rights violations and other crimes committed in #Tigray

Press Release

07 April 2021

The international media have been busy reporting crimes of all sorts of nature in the Tigray region since the beginning of the law enforcement operation that followed the unwarranted and surprise attack by the TPLF clique on the members of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defense Force on 4 November 2020. The government of Ethiopia not only sympathizes with the affected people and appreciates the rightful attention given to the protection of the rights of civilians in the Tigray region, but also leaves no stone unturned until the truth is revealed and perpetrators are brought to justice. Be that as it may, the government of Ethiopia believes that it has to set the records straight on slanted reports that continued to portray the federal government as an instigator of all crimes, while the belligerent TPLF appears to be the underdog that happens to be at the receiving ends of the alleged atrocities and human rights violations in the region.

The government of Ethiopia urges the international community to not be easily swayed by the propaganda campaign of the TPLF clique and its sympathizers, including the international media that tend to whitewash the crimes of the clique that has a track record of committing ineffable atrocities on Ethiopians for more than three decades. It should not also be forgotten that the government of Ethiopia has been dealing with a criminal enterprise that had been armed to its teeth and it would be naive to rule out the possibilities of civilian causalities during the rule of law operations in the region. As we have repeatedly said undesirable things might occur when dealing with a group that does not hesitate to use civilians as human shields and their household as hideouts.

The government of Ethiopia, once again, is deeply dismayed by the deaths of civilians and the unfortunate circumstances that led them to endure unbearable situations. The government has a policy of zero tolerance for human rights violations and is committed to holding into account whosoever is involved in the alleged rights violations. The recent agreement between the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and the UN to run a joint investigation on alleged human rights violations in the region is a manifestation of the Ethiopian federal government’s devotion to taking the matter seriously.

Unfortunately, the international community has continued to be bombarded by biased reports that do not corroborate with the facts on the ground. Selective perceptions of news reports and journalists who have continued to observe things through colored glasses taint news outputs that often tend to find the federal government of Ethiopia as the usual suspect for all the allegedly committed human rights violations in the Tigray region. All the rush to accuse the government even tends to overshadow the well-substantiated crime committed against humanity by the TPLF clique on the innocent civilians of the Maikadra town.

The problem with TPLF is not just in initiating the crime, but its resolve to twist the truth and concoct stories through doctored footage in a bid to continue misinforming the world. And the sad thing is that the international media has been readily picking such products of the clique without giving second thoughts while pretending to fail to notice the clique’s wrongs. To make matters worse, TPLF has staunch and bankrolled accomplices who are self-acclaimed gurus on matters of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.

The international community will understand the matter at hand objectively by applying a rudimentary level of logical reasoning heeding to the fact that the concerted disinformation campaign by International media on Ethiopia cannot be a basis for the reality on the ground. This understanding entails that Investigations on the credibility and scope of allegations in the region should be substantiated by independent bodies and not by simply relying on the mere accusatory reports of news agencies.

Putting all the blame for alleged crimes on the Ethiopian government and turning a blind eye to the misdeeds of TPLF that continued to play the victim will not be a viable way to give justice to affected people. Acknowledging the initiatives to run independent investigations over the alleged human rights violations in the region could be the first step to take. Holding the irresponsible TPLF clique, that has continued to urge the people of Tigray to continue fighting for meaningless causes, accountable for the sufferings it has caused and the human rights violations it has continued to committing in the region is another step to take as a genuine concern to ease up the sufferings of civilians.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen Welcomes to his office new AU Commission Deputy Chairperson (April 9, 2021)

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia received at his office the newly elected Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa.

At the onset, the Deputy Prime Minister congratulated her on the new assignment and affirmed Ethiopia’s commitment to support her in every way possible.

Speaking about the recently held negotiation in Kinshasa, Mr. Demeke said Ethiopia firmly believes in the capability of Africans to solve their problems by themselves.

Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa appreciated Ethiopia’s stance in this regard and reiterated that the AUC is committed to its mantra to “African Solutions to African Problems”.

Their discussion also included Mr. Demek’s briefing regarding the humanitarian situation in Tigray where commendable achievements have been registered so far.

The two sides also noted the alarmingly increasing #Covid19 cases and the Deputy Prime Minister assured Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa that Ethiopia would properly address quests to cooperate with AUC to vaccinate its staffers in Ethiopia.

U.S. Provides Additional $152mln to Ethiopia In Support Of Tigray Humanitarian Works (April 9, 2021)

The United States is providing an additional 152 million US Dollars in humanitarian assistance in response to the Tigray crisis, enabling USAID to reach 3 million people with food and non-food item supports.

Aid package includes food and safe drinking water, medical support, shelter, and protection and psycho-social support.

“The American people are again standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our Ethiopian brothers and sisters to alleviate the needs and suffering of millions of people.” USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones said.

The current support brings total US contribution for Tigray crisis to 305 Million US Dollars, added Sean Jones.

Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Targeting Ethiopia (April 8, 2021)

Tech giant Facebook says that it has removed more than a dozen accounts and pages on Facebook and Instagram from Egypt that targeted Ethiopia, Sudan and Turkey.

“We removed 17 Facebook accounts, six Pages, and three Instagram accounts from Egypt that targeted Ethiopia, Sudan, and Turkey. We found this network as part of our internal investigation and linked it to Bee Interactive, a marketing firm in Egypt,” the social media company said.

It said the pages had violated Facebook policy against foreign interference and had been involved in “coordinated inauthentic behavior”.

The accounts have shared stories in the Amharic language which is widely spoken in Ethiopia. The content includes criticism of the massive dam that Ethiopia has built on a tributary of the River Nile as well as Turkey’s foreign policy while sharing “positive commentary about Egypt,” Facebook said.

The pages have combined followers of more than 300,000 and appear to have some engagement from Ethiopia.

”The people behind this network relied on a combination of authentic, duplicate and fake accounts, some of which used stock photos and went through significant name changes,” the company says.

Deputy PM Demeke Confers With Danish Foreign Affairs Minister (April 8, 2021)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister has conferred with Foreign Affairs Minister of Denmark, Jeppe Kofod via telephone on latest development is Ethiopia.

During the telephone conversation, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke told the Danish Foreign Minister that the government of Ethiopia has delivered humanitarian assistance to 4.5 Million people in need in Tigray region, adding that the second round support has so far commenced in the area.

Saying that 70pct of the humanitarian demand in Tigray has been covered by the government, Demeke called up on the international community increase response to the emergency support need in the region.

Except a few areas, almost many of the places that encountered humanitarian need have been accessed through the aid drive, the Deputy Prime Minister said, adding that the government has granted unfettered access to international organizations to the region.

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and the UN Human Rights have finalized preparations to start joint examinations into alleged atrocities in the region, he noted.

The Attorney General and Federal Police Commission have been undertaking investigations on alleged human rights abuses in Tigray, the Deputy Premier added. Deputy Prime Minister Demeke also assured the Danish Minister that discussions have been held on withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the region.

Ethiopia proceeds with better preparations to make the upcoming elections democratic, free and fair, and international stakeholders including European Union have been invited to observe the polling, he explained.

Regarding the Ethiopia-Sudan border dispute, Demeke underlined that Ethiopia is ready to resolve the dispute through peaceful dialogue calling the international community to urge Sudan to withdraw its troops out of Ethiopian territory.

The Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, to his part reiterated commitment of his government to support the humanitarian activity in Tigray and contribute to successfulness of upcoming national elections.