Ethiopia asks for debt relief as Covid takes toll

Financial Times | Pandemic adds to pressure on developing economies trying to meet repayments Ethiopia has asked for debt relief under a G20 programme to help poor countries reeling under the economic impact of coronavirus, making it the second African country to do so in the past week. Ethiopia has long been seen as one […]

Violence in Tigray causes untold suffering

MSF | Relief Web | Since early November, a military escalation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia has caused widespread violence and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Albert Viñas, emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), provided the following account today: Almost three months after the start of the conflict, I am […]

‘Choose – I kill you or rape you’: abuse accusations surge in Ethiopia’s war

 Reuters | The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice. “He said: ‘Choose, either I kill you or rape you’,” the 25-year-old told Reuters at the Hamdayet refugee camp in Sudan where she had […]

The mutated new coronavirus ravages Brazil

Reader discretion is advised! Not long ago, Brazilian President Bolsonaro, who is considered a “Trump Iron Fan,” publicly attacked the new coronavirus vaccine developed by China. It didn’t take long for the results to come — the mutant new coronavirus is raging in many places in Brazil. All kinds of medical supplies are in emergency, […]