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Ethiopia to close 30 embassies

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the country will shut down at least 30 of its embassies in other countries, including one in Kenya, to manage costs, with most diplomats working as non-resident ambassadors. “Ethiopia shouldn’t…

Polls open in Ethiopia

Polling stations opened in Ethiopia on Monday as Prime minister Abiy Ahmed's ruling Prosperity Party is widely expected to cement its hold on power. The party that wins a majority of seats in the House of Peoples' Representatives will…

Ethiopia records 174 new COVID-19 cases

Ethiopia has recorded 174 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 274,775 as on Thursday. According to the country's Ministry of Health, two new deaths and 744 more recoveries were reported, bringing the…