Addis Ababa Ethiopia and Israel have agreed today to further strengthen their inter-parliamentary relations. House of People’s Representatives Speaker, Tagesse Chafo held talks with Israel’s Deputy Public Security Minister Gadi Yevarkan. During their meeting, the two sides underscored that the people of Ethiopia and Israel are historical and bound by blood. Speaker Tagesse Chafo said the two countries need to work to further enhance people-to-people and inter-parliamentary relations as well other areas of cooperation. He…"Ethiopia, Israel Agree to Strengthen Inter-Parliamentary Relations"
Addis Ababa The first round of operations against the “greedy Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) junta has been carried out successfully, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. Briefing the media, Prime Minister Abiy said air strikes are being carried out on selected TPLF targets. The premier said that the National Defense Force has defended itself from the assault of TPLF and is now on the offensive. The operation will continue unabated. In the operation carried out…"PM Abiy Says First Round Military Operation against TPLF Successful"
Addis Ababa Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s message in Tigringa to the people of Tigray translated into English. Abiy called upon the people of Tigray to stand along the government to restore peace and stability in the region. Full message of the Prime Minister read as follow: Dear Respected the People of Tigray: I feel great remorse to convey this message against the saddening actions we forcefully entered by the destructive forces. While our government and…"PM Abiy’s Message to the People of Tigray"
GENEVA – United Nations food agencies are warning that COVID-19, conflict and lack of humanitarian aid are increasing levels of acute hunger around the world, with several countries and one region on the brink of famine. The World Food Program reports more than 100 million people globally already are suffering from severe food shortages. It warns that number is expected to increase by another 121 million without urgent action to combat this rising tide of…"3 Countries, One Region on Brink of Famine, UN Says"
BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Palestinian authorities are protesting Malawi’s plan to open an embassy in Jerusalem, which, if carried out, would make it the first African country to do so. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent an envoy to Malawi Thursday asking President Lazarus Chakwera to withdraw the plan, calling it a violation of a U.N. resolution on the disputed territory. Briefing reporters after presenting a protest letter to Chakwera at the State House in the…"Palestinian Officials Protest Malawi’s Plan to Open Embassy in Jerusalem"