Ethiopia update
Developments 18th April 26th April

26 Apr - Speed Up Probe Into Poll-Related Deaths, UN Official Says - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, has asked for the speedy conclusion of an investigation into the killing of at least 60 people in Ethiopia during violence related to national elections in 2005.

26 Apr - Donors urge dialogue to end political stalemate - Representatives of Ethiopia's donors have reiterated their call for dialogue between the government and the opposition in order to nurture the democratic process and end political recriminations in the Horn of Africa country. 

26 Apr - The Independent Enquiry Commission set up to investigate the human casualties and property damage in the violence that occurred in Addis Ababa and some states in 1997 and 1998 E.C. has called upon the public to provide the necessary information.

25 Apr - Govt launches anti-malaria plan - Ethiopia has launched a five-year malaria treatment and prevention plan at cost of US $447 million in an effort to lessen the burden of the disease, one of the leading causes of illness and death in the Horn of Africa country, the health ministry has said.

21 Apr - US pledges more funding for drought relief - The United States will provide an additional US $25 million in humanitarian aid to Ethiopia to alleviate the effects of prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa country

20 Apr - Another Journalist Faces Antistate Charge - The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the imprisonment of Goshu Moges, a veteran journalist arrested in February in what police described as a crackdown on terrorists linked to opposition parties.  www.cpj.org

19 Apr - River flooding displaces thousands in the east - Ethiopian authorities and relief agencies have rushed help to thousands of displaced people in the eastern parts of the country after the Awash River flooded its banks, washing away villages and killing hundreds of livestock.