Israel gets first Ethiopia-born minister, in Pnina Tamano-Shata

srael is set to get its first Ethiopia-born minister, with the nomination of a female MP brought there in a secret operation in the 1980s. Pnina Tamano-Shata has been chosen by incoming deputy prime minister Benny Gantz, who is forming a unity government with PM Benjamin Netanyahu. The new government is expected to be sworn […]

Coronavirus: 10,000 migrants sent back to Ethiopia

At least 10,000 undocumented migrants have returned to Ethiopia, many from the Middle East, since Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic, the UN’s migration agency has told the BBC. They include 11 young men who survived a tragedy in March that claimed the lives of dozens in Mozambique while travelling to South Africa in a […]

UNICEF: Over 2,900 Ghanaian babies were born on January 1, 2020

At least 2,928 babies were born in Ghana on New Year’s day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. The figure, according to UNICEF, represents one percent of the total number of babies born globally on January 1, 2020. A staggering 392,000 babies were born on New Year’s Day across the world, 8,000 short of […]