PM Urges Ethiopians to Stand Together for Better Future in ‘Irreechaa’ Message

called on all Ethiopians to stand together in order to ensure the better future of the country. Irreechaa is the annual Oromo people Thanksgiving Day that is celebrated every year near the river bank or water and tree. The festival was peacefully celebrated today in Addis Ababa and will be celebrated in Bishoftu town of Oromia Regional State on Sunday. Abiy said in his message that Irreechaa is celebrated to thank Waaqa (God) for the…

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Irreechaa Celebrated Colorfully in Addis Ababa amid COVID-19

Addis Ababa : Irreechaa, a thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people was colorfully and peacefully celebrated in Addis Ababa on Saturday with limited number of participants due to COVID-19. The annual Irreecha festival of the Oromo people marks the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the harvest season. The event brings hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country, and other nations and nationalities as well as visitors. However, this…

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Cameroon: Millions of Girls at Risk for Cervical Cancer as Parents Reject HPV Vaccination

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says more than 9 million girls aged 9 and above risk developing cervical cancer because their parents have been convinced the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine makes their daughters sterile. Some communities that had accepted the vaccination are now refusing it, claiming that what is being administered now are dangerous experimental COVID-19 vaccines. The government, doctors and female medical staff members are now working to convince parents the HPV vaccination reduces…

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UN Expert: Somalia Backtracking on Human Rights Commitments

GENEVA – A U.N. human rights investigator is expressing concern about possible regression by Somali authorities from their adherence to international human rights law. The concerns are amplified in a report submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council by the U.N.’s independent expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia. Isha Dyfan was appointed independent expert on Somalia in March, during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping her from going there. She says that information gathered…

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