Netflix offers plenty of fodder for those interested in Jewish-themed content while stuck at home. Sasha Baron Cohen, who is known for not-so-serious roles, plays the famed Israeli spy Eli Cohen. The series shows his life as a spy and how it impacted his personal life, specifically the relationship with his wife Nadia, portrayed by actress Hadar Ratzon-Rotem. In the final episode, Raff shows Nadia’s effort, as well as that of the Israeli government, to save the spy prior to his death. The Red Sea Diving ResortGideon Raff, prior to creating The Spy, brought audiences into the Mossad’s effort to rescue Ethiopian refugees from war-ridden Sudan.
March 31, 2020 11:42 UTC
1013 laboratory tests so far, 66 of them are within twenty-four hours and three cases are confirmed for COVID-19, making the total cases twenty-five (25). The confirmed cases are a 30 years old male and 36 years old Ethiopians arrived on March 24 from Dubai at the same flight. Upon developing symptoms, they were isolated and tested positive for COVID-19. She was in a follow up and upon the development of symptoms, reported to the hotline service and laboratory test confirmed positive for COVID-19. Considering the transmission nature of COVID-19, we urge the public to strictly follow preventive practices and comply with governmental decisions.
March 31, 2020 10:52 UTC
Betting going extinctThe gambling sector in East Africa is in a “total mess” following the collapse of global sport in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a Ugandan betting company has said. All savings are expected to go into helping combat the coronavirus pandemic. The latest developments are in Uganda and Cameroon where the operator is waiving costs on transfers done with their mobile money platform. This is due to the sharp drop in the price of crude oil which is also related to the coronavirus pandemic. Kenya’s M-Pesa is one of the most efficient mobile money transaction platforms across Africa.
March 31, 2020 10:18 UTC
A medical professional tests a woman for temperature at Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Abeba, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Photo: AP/Mulugeta AyeneAddis Abeba, March 30/2020 – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health said there are now 25 confirmed cases in Ethiopia after three more people were tested positive for COVID-19. “She was in a follow up and upon the development of symptoms, reported to the hotline service and laboratory test confirmed positive for COVID-19. Two Japanese who tested positive for the virus were transferred to their country while two cases have recovered but are still kept in isolation as a precautionary measure. She was the 16th individual who was thought to have tested positive after displaying symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Illness.
March 31, 2020 09:33 UTC
Over in Ghana where confirmed cases are gone past 150, government has placed lockdowns on two major regions. Kenya now has 42 confirmed cases, the Health Minister confirmed on Sunday. Meanwhile with over 20,000 tests South Africa reports that the number of confirmed cases is now over 900. Gambia’s only neighbour Senegal has also been greatly impacted by the pandemic with close to thirty confirmed cases. The ban only applies to countries that have more than 100 confirmed cases, the authorities said in a statement on Monday.
March 31, 2020 07:18 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines, via its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, announced (30-Mar-2020) it suspended services to more than 80 destinations, as of 29-Mar-2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline continues to operate domestic services, but it reported domestic demand has declined by 50%. The carrier temporarily closed all ticket offices in Ethiopia on 30-Mar-2020. Ethiopian Airlines continues to serve all cargo destinations.
March 31, 2020 03:45 UTC
TOKYO: The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s Games. “The schedule for the Games is key to preparing for the Games,” Tokyo organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori said. “This will only accelerate our progress.”Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. IOC President Thomas Bach has repeatedly called the Tokyo Olympics the best prepared in history. The run-up to the Olympics also saw IOC member Tsunekazu Takeda, who also headed the Japanese Olympic Committee, forced to resign last year amid a bribery scandal.
March 31, 2020 02:56 UTC
NAIROBI: Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s greatest marathon man, reckoned his first reaction was shock when he heard at home in Kenya that the 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. “We will win this fight against the COVID-19,” the barrier-breaking Kenyan, who’s widely considered the world’s finest runner, said in an interview with Reuters. So Kipchoge misses the camaraderie of running with his teammates, hanging out with them afterwards and telling stories. You enjoy the run,” said Kipchoge, who hopes to resume serious training by May. 1 is to get the virus away, come back with one mind, one thinking, one line of actually standing and competing.”
March 31, 2020 02:51 UTC
However, several other measures are taken on the part of the government to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Of all the prevention measures, social distancing proved to be difficult due to social attachment in society. It banned all trans-regional public transportation to and from the region except to return University students to the region from different parts of Ethiopia. Benishangul Gumuz regional state, in the western part of the country, similarly banned inter-regional public transportation services. Unlike the case a week or so ago, COVID 19 is not confined to the capital Addis Ababa.
March 31, 2020 02:48 UTC
JUBA, KHARTOUM - The U.S. government has donated $8 million to South Sudan to help prevent the coronavirus pandemic from reaching the central African country. U.S. Embassy spokesperson Jonathan Cebra said the United States is leading the world’s humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including in South Sudan. The U.S. Embassy reduced its staff by 50% in Juba to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “We retain sufficient staff to perform our core task — bilateral engagement, development and humanitarian assistance, and support for U.S. citizens in South Sudan,” Cebra said. Health Minister Akram Ali Altom confirmed six new COVID-19 cases Sunday in Sudan.
March 31, 2020 01:18 UTC
I now want to turn to what we’ve been doing to support British people travelling around the world. That gives you a sense of the scale of the challenge and the numbers of British travellers abroad. Where commercial flights are no longer running, the government will provide the necessary financial support for special charter flights to bring UK nationals back home. British travellers who want a seat on those flight will book and pay directly through a dedicated travel management company. UK travellers, if they haven’t already done so, should check Foreign Office Travel Advice and that advice is under constant review, and it can help travellers to
March 30, 2020 19:07 UTC
Two Seychellois residents who were in quarantine at the Beau Vallon quarantine facility have tested positive for COVID-19. They both presented with symptoms earlier and were transferred to the Isolation Centre at Family Hospital in Perseverance for treatment. The two individuals traveled on separate flights. The first one arrived on the 26th of March on British Airways BA 063 and the second case arrived from UK by the Ethiopian airline ET 879 on 29th March. Following these results, appropriate follow up and contact tracing is already being conducted.
March 30, 2020 18:33 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines said it has suspended flights to more than 80 international destinations as of 29 March, 2020, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.According to a statement released on Monday, the national flag carrier will continue to provide cargo services to all served cargo destinations. Despite a 50 percent decline in domestic market, Ethiopian Airlines has also continued to operate all its domestic services. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmad has called on the public to collaborate and disciplined to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The Prime Minister appealed to the public to fulfill their responsibilities by putting in place all recommended prevention measures. The premier’s remark comes amid suspensions of transportation services from the capital Addis Ababa to all corners of the country.
March 30, 2020 17:37 UTC
Ethiopia on Monday unveiled a suite of new digital health tools that are built on top of Demographic Health Information System (DHIS2) to enhance surveillance, monitoring and tracking of cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.The new systems were developed with support from USAID’s Digital Health Activity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Data Use Partnership, and youth volunteer group to support the fight against COVID-19 across the country. Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse said “the tools that we are launching today are critical in terms of routinely collecting surveillance data, tracking suspects, tracing contacts to confirmed cases, issuing lab requests and receiving results, and monitoring COVID-19 patients until their health outcome is determined”. “As a result, call center agents, rapid response team members, medical officers, lab technicians, and national and local health authorities involved in the coronavirus response will be able to do their jobs more efficiently” Dr. Abate added. USAID Mission Director Sean Jones said, “Data is not going to stop coronavirus by itself, but will serve as an essential tool for epidemiologists and health authorities to monitor and respond to the crisis more effectively. As the disease burden increases, we need to support health workers fighting COVID-19, as well as other diseases”.
March 30, 2020 17:15 UTC
PrinciplesConsidering the first filling and testing of the GERD as parts of the construction, Ethiopia has said that it will start filling the dam with or without an agreement. But, even assuming for the sake of argument that is valid, Ethiopia can still legally fill the dam without an agreement. The DoP states only that the three countries will use studies to agree on the first filling and annual operation of the dam. As demonstrated below, there is no international law prohibiting Ethiopia from filling the GERD without an agreement. As noted, under international law, Ethiopia is required to undertake a transboundary impact study and notify the outcome to Sudan and Egypt.
March 30, 2020 16:30 UTC