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2020
in
Ethiopia

Decades:
See also:Other events of 2020
Timeline of Ethiopian history

Events of 2020 in Ethiopia.

Incumbents

Events

Ongoing

January–March

April–June

  • 13 April – 14,000 cases of COVID-19 and 788 deaths have been reported across Africa. Cases by country: Comoros – 0, Djibouti – 214, Eritrea – 34, Ethiopia – 71, Kenya – 197, Madagascar – 106, Malawi – 13, Mauritius – 324, Mozambique – 21, Rwanda – 126, São Tomé and Príncipe – 4, Somalia – 25, South Sudan – 4, Tanzania – 32, Uganda – 54, Zambia – 43, Zimbabwe – 14[6]
  • 24 April – One million people in Ethiopia face hunger due to crop destruction by locust swarms. Swarms have been reported in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and Tanzania.[7]
  • 8 May
  • 12 May – Sudan pushes Ethiopia to resume discussion related to the $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile River.[11]

July–September

October–December

  • 3 November – At least dozen of peoples were massacred in ethnic violence in Gawa Qanqa, southwest Ethiopia.[18]
  • 4 November – "Scores, probably hundreds" of civilians are killed in Aksum in the Tigray conflict, northern Ethiopia.[19]
  • 7 November – The Ethiopian parliament voted to endorse the creation of an interim government for the northern Tigray region
  • 9 November – Up to 500 civilians were alleged to have been killed in a massacre in the town of Mai Kadra. Most of the victims were Amhara people, but there are conflicting reports regarding the aggressors, Amnesty International suggesting that both Tigrayan forces and Ethiopian federal forces were involved in the massacres.[20]
  • 14 November – multiple rockets launched from Ethiopia hit Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea. UN Secretary-General António Guterres warns the Tigray conflict in Ethiopia may destabilize the entire Horn of Africa.[21]
  • 15 November – 25,000 refugees flee from Tigray, to Sudan while the Federal Ethiopian Government invades the Ethiopian region of Tigray.[22]
  • 17 November – Mekelle was hit by an air strike, killing two civilians and injuring several others.[citation needed]
  • 18 November – The Prime Minister was reported as saying that the Ethiopian Army was advancing on Mekelle, and had captured the cities of Shire and Axum.[citation needed]
  • 25 November – The Organization of African Unity sends ex-presidents Joaquim Chissano (Mozambique), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia), and Kgalema Motlanthe (South Africa) to Addis Ababa to negotiate a peace.[23]
  • 27 November – The first of four United Nations humanitarian flights land in Khartoum carrying 32 tons aid from the UNHCR.[24]
  • 28–29 November – Seven to eight hundred civilians are massacred by the Ethiopian National Defense Force and Eritrean Army in the Aksum massacre.[25]
  • 8 December – Tigray conflict: Government forces shoot at and temporarily detain representatives of the United Nations as they try to reach the Tigray Region. Camps holding 100,000 refugees in Eritrea are said to be without food.[26]
  • 15 December – Sudan says that "Ethiopian forces and militias" ambushed Sudanese army forces near Jabal Abutiour, Sudan. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok visited Ethiopia briefly on 13 December to discuss the security situation.[27]
  • 17 December – The U.N. pledges US$35.6 million in civilian aid for the Tigray Region, including $25 million for Ethiopia and $10.6 million in Sudan.[28]
  • 21 December – Tigray conflict: The African Union says the military action of the Ethiopian government in Tigray was "legitimate".[29]
  • 23 December – The Amhara Mass Media Agency says that dozens of people have been killed along ethnic lines in Benishangul-Gumuz Region. Attacks in September and October in the same region killed 14 and displaced 300 people.[30]
  • 28 December
  • 31 December – The government human rights commission says 76 people were killed and 200 wounded in June and July during unrest following the killing of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa. The commission said a total of 123 people were killed and at least 500 were injured.[33]

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ Larson, Krista (14 February 2020). "US secretary of state heads to Africa after long absence". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 19 November 2020.
  2. ^ Adebayo, Bukola (20 February 2020). "Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century 'precious crown' to Ethiopia". CNN. Archived from the original on 9 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Egypt: We'll use 'all means' to defend Nile interests". Associated Press. 29 February 2020. Archived from the original on 14 October 2021. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  4. ^ Tadesse, Lia [@lia_tadesse] (21 April 2020). "Report#39 የኢትዮጵያ የኮሮና ቫይረስ ሁኔታ መግለጫ Status update on #COVID19Ethiopia" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 2 May 2020 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "More than 60 people found dead in cargo container in Mozambique". Al Jazeera. 25 March 2020. Archived from the original on 14 October 2021.
  6. ^ Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban (13 April 2020). "Coronavirus in 52 African countries: 14,400+ cases, 788 deaths, 2,823 recoveries". Africanews.
  7. ^ Byaruhanga, Catherine (25 April 2020). "How do you fight a locust invasion amid coronavirus?". BBC News. Archived from the original on 5 June 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  8. ^ Endeshaw, Dawit (8 May 2020). "Ethiopia jails former minister for corruption". Reuters. Archived from the original on 26 June 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  9. ^ Miriri, Duncan; Biryabarema, Elias (8 May 2020). "Ugandan hospital, Somali town washed away by East Africa floods". Reuters. Archived from the original on 26 June 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  10. ^ Odula, Tom (8 May 2020). "Kenyans protest house demolitions amid virus restrictions". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Sudan pushes Ethiopia to resume stalled talks over Nile dam". Associated Press. 12 May 2020. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Ethiopia: Military deployed after more than 80 killed in protests". Al Jazeera. 1 July 2020. Archived from the original on 8 March 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  13. ^ Ethiopia sets tentative August date for elections Reuters, 15 January 2020
  14. ^ "NEBE Says Impossible To Hold Election As Per Scheduled Due To COVID-19". fanabc.com. 31 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  15. ^ "African election calendar 2020". Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa. 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  16. ^ Paravicini, Giulia. "Ethiopia's Tigray region to holds poll, defying federal government". Reuters. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Ethiopia bars journalists from flying to Tigray regional vote, passengers say". Reuters. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  18. ^ "Survivors count 54 dead after Ethiopia massacre, group says". Associated Press. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  19. ^ "Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: 'Civilians massacred', says Amnesty International". BBC News. 12 November 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  20. ^ Abuelgasim, Fay; El-Mofty, Nariman; Anna, Cara (12 December 2020). "Shadowy Ethiopian massacre could be 'tip of the iceberg'". Associated Press. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  21. ^ "Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: How the conflict could destabilise its neighbours". BBC News. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  22. ^ "Nearly 25,000 Ethiopians flee to Sudan: state media". Agence France-Presse. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  23. ^ "African envoys head for Ethiopia as ultimatum expires for assault". Reuters. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  24. ^ "First of four UN humanitarian airlifts for Ethiopia refugees lands in Khartoum". UN News. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  25. ^ "Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: How a massacre in the sacred city of Aksum unfolded". BBC News. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  26. ^ Anna, Cara (8 December 2020). "Ethiopia's forces shoot at, detain UN staffers in Tigray". Associated Press. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  27. ^ "Sudan says officers ambushed by Ethiopian 'forces and militias' during patrol". Reuters. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  28. ^ "UN announces $35.6 mn aid for civilians from Ethiopia's Tigray". France 24. Agence France-Presse. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
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  30. ^ "Report says several dozen killed in latest Ethiopia massacre". Associated Press. 23 December 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  31. ^ "Ethiopia: Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu arrested". BBC News. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  32. ^ "Banks re-open in Ethiopia's Mekelle for first time since war began". Reuters. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  33. ^ "Ethiopian rights body says security forces killed at least 76 in summer unrest after musician's killing". Reuters. 1 January 2021. Archived from the original on 29 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  34. ^ Dure, Beau (5 February 2020). "Ethiopian runner Abadi Hadis dies at age 22". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on 21 January 2021. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  35. ^ "Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa shot dead in Addis Ababa". Al Jazeera. 1 July 2020. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  36. ^ "Ethiopian High Priest Kes Raphael Hadane passes away". The Jerusalem Post. 9 November 2020. Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  37. ^ "Ethiopia's Oromia conflict: Why a teacher was killed 'execution-style'". BBC News. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  38. ^ "Ethiopia: Fikre Selassie Wogderess Former Prime Minister Passes Away at 75". www.geeskaafrika.com.
  39. ^ "Ethiopia: Associate Prof Tesfaye Gessesse Passes Away At 84". www.geeskaafrika.com.
  40. ^ "Omicidio Agitu Gudeta, confessa il collaboratore: violentata prima di ucciderla per uno stipendio non pagato". www.open.online. 30 December 2020.
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