PetroTrans May Face Attack in Ethiopia Oil Search, Group Says

Petrotrans Co., a Chinese oil exploration company, may face attack in Ethiopia’s restive Ogaden region if it begins operations in the area, a U.S.-based advocacy group said. “We urge all foreign oil... Read more »

East African Famine Pledging Conference Delayed , More Regions to be Declared

The African Union said a conference to raise funds for more than 12 million people stricken by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa has been delayed by more than two... Read more »

East African bloc IGAD ‘Happy’ with Eritrea return

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The East African bloc IGAD welcomed Eritrea’s decision to return to the body four years after it suspended its membership, and a month after IGAD... Read more »

Ethiopian Cargo Ship Attacked by Somali Pirates

An Ethiopian cargo vessel was attacked by Somali pirates near the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Eden. The Somali pirates launched the strike using rocket-propelled grenades which hit... Read more »
Farhiya, center, held his 7-year-old sister, Suladan, as they followed their mother at a camp near the Ethiopia-Somalia border.

U.N. Declare Food Crisis in Somalia Is a Famine

MOMBASA, Kenya — The United Nations on Wednesday officially declared Somalia’s food crisis a famine in several parts of the country, with millions of people on the brink of starvation and aid... Read more »

US official: Ethiopia underestimates drought saying 4.5 million people need food aid

DADAAB, Kenya — Faduma Sakow Abdullahi and her five children tried to escape starvation in Somalia by journeying to a Kenyan refugee camp. Only one day before they reached their destination, her... Read more »

Ethiopia Will Need Aid for 4.57 Million Because of Drought, Minister Says

The number of Ethiopians in need of humanitarian assistance has risen to 4.57 million, 40 percent more than estimated in April, said State Minister for Agriculture Mitiku Kassa. The government needs $398.4... Read more »

Worst Drought in 60 Years Hitting East Africa

GENEVA (Reuters) – The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine... Read more »
African migrants fleeing Libya reported missing

400 migrants mostly Ethiopians ,Eritreans and Somalis fleeing Libya reported missing-UNHCR

ROME, April 4 (Reuters) – More than 400 African migrants fleeing Libya on two boats are reported missing, the U.N. said on Monday, and a Vatican official in Tripoli said the bodies... Read more »

Ethiopia Downplays Fears of Terrorist Attack At AU Summit

DailyNation: Addis Ababa — Ethiopian authorities have downplayed the ‘reliable terrorist attack risk’ at the forthcoming African Union (AU) summit later this week in Addis Ababa, notified by western countries. Ethiopia’s Foreign... Read more »