The UN migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” off the coast of Yemen on Wednesday.
Ethiopian troops are being deployed to aid Somali’s army in reclaiming a town from Islamist militant groups Al-Shabaab. According to reports, the Ethiopian contingent has arrived in the city of Baidoa and will assist local forces with retaking the town
Last week, Ethiopia voted to lift the state of emergency that had been in place since October last year. The status was held in place for a period of ten months after the initial six-month spell was extended and civil
Ethiopia’s parliament on Friday voted to end the country’s state emergency, ten months after imposing it.
Ethiopia has released more than 110 Somali prisoners following a diplomatic agreement between the two countries.
Last year, the World Bank teamed up with the United Kingdom and European Union to devise a new approach to the migrant crisis in Ethiopia. The Horn of Africa nation is home to more than 160,000 refugees from Eritrea but this
Ethiopia and Uganda are being praised for their “open door” refugee policies in what the UN describes as “the largest humanitarian crisis” in its history.
Ethiopia has been named as the world’s most welcoming country in an open poll on popular travel site Rough Guides.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has blamed the US for a border conflict with Ethiopia that killed an estimated 70,000 people between 1998 and 2000.
Ethiopia today moved to correct reports suggesting it will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people by the end of June.
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