In its annual report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) says nearly 46 million people, almost twice the global number of refugees, ... have been uprooted within their own countries due to conflict and violence, and more than five million more as a result of natural disasters.
Ethiopia has postponed elections scheduled for August and declared a five-month state of emergency to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. If managed ... well, this time could be used to put the country’s democratic transition back on track.
On 1 April, the ninth anniversary of the start of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD project, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed affirmed the country's ... plan to start filling the dam in July. "The current coronavirus outbreak should not hinder us from completing the project," he added, calling the dam a symbol of "sovereignty and unity."
Rentokil Initial, the global hygiene and pest control company, aims to expand in Nigeria, Ghana and Ethiopia once the coronavirus pandemic has ... been brought under control, Nkosinathi Solomon, the company’s managing director for sub-Saharan Africa, told The Africa Report.