Tag Archives: Covid-19

UN Fears ‘Massive Community Transmission’ of COVID-19 in Tigray

The interruption of COVID surveillance and control work for more than a month along with the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people is feared to have facilitated massive community transmission of the pandemic in Tigray, a UN report says. (Photo: ICRC)

BY CARA ANNA | ASSOCIATED PRESS

The United Nations fears “massive community transmission” of COVID-19 in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, fueled by displacement and the collapse of health services, as humanitarian workers finally begin to access the region two months after fighting began. Hospitals have been looted, even destroyed. Continue reading UN Fears ‘Massive Community Transmission’ of COVID-19 in Tigray

The Right and Wrong Way to Control COVID-19

There are only a couple of countries in the world that completely protected their people from COVID-19 and I live in one of them, thank God.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

There are only a couple of countries in the world that have completely prevented COVID-19 from infecting their people and I live in one of them, thank God.

We don’t wear masks and our hospitals function normally. We are not afraid to meet anyone, to go anywhere and any cough we develop is no cause for alarm. Continue reading The Right and Wrong Way to Control COVID-19

What Happens Next in Ethiopia’s Political Turmoil

Abiy’s ultimate goal is to move Ethiopia away from ethnic politics, closer to the kind of secular federalism that exists elsewhere. The problem? It’s not clear that’s what Ethiopians want, and it’s not clear he can drive that in a democracy. (Photo: @AbiyAhmedAli)

BY IAN BREMMER | TIME MAGAZINE

This week Ethiopia’s government entered the controversial sixth year of its five-year mandate. But the administration of Abiy Ahmed isn’t going anywhere… not even after a particularly violent summer. Covid-19 has produced plenty of political drama these last few months, but Ethiopia has experienced more than most—here’s why. Continue reading What Happens Next in Ethiopia’s Political Turmoil

FM Osman Saleh Addresses the 75th Sessions of UN General Assembly (pre-recorded)

Foreign Minister Osman Saleh delivers a speech on behalf of President Isaias Afwerki at the 75th Sessions of the UN General Assembly.

BY SHABAIT

Your Excellency Ambassador Volkan Bozkir
President of the General Assembly;
Your Excellency Mr. Antonio Gueterres
UN Secretary-General;
Honorable Participants,

I have the honour to deliver this speech on behalf of the President of the State of Eritrea, H.E. Mr. Isaias Afwerki.

The UN General Assembly is taking place this year at a critical juncture when the world is at a cross-roads on account of the vicious COVID-19 global pandemic that has inculcated an immense loss of life so far. Continue reading FM Osman Saleh Addresses the 75th Sessions of UN General Assembly (pre-recorded)

The Story of An Innovative and Cost-Effective Hand Washing Stands

Eritrea promotes workplace safety, hygiene, and safe re-opening of Government offices and businesses during COVID-19

In partnership with UNDP Eritrea, an initiative led by the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW) to manufacture and distribute an innovative, cost-efficient, and effective hand washstand was aimed at putting in place workplace safety measures that are in line with the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. (Photo: UNDP Eritrea/Modici)

BY UNDP ERITREA

The National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW) has introduced simple and effective hand-washing stands. This ensures workplace safety and wellbeing whilst also promoting local innovation and job creation in Eritrea. Continue reading The Story of An Innovative and Cost-Effective Hand Washing Stands

Continued Fight Against Maternal and Child Mortality Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

“They prefer to deliver at homes and they only visit the health institutions when things get complicated, sometimes this costs them their lives”

BY UNFPA ERITREA

N epalese medical doctor Dr. Sailesh Rajbanshi is an obstetrician and gynecologist who has over 10 years of experience in Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, and now in Eritrea since December 2019. Continue reading Continued Fight Against Maternal and Child Mortality Amid COVID-19 Pandemic