The Ethiopian public has raised over $17.7 million (605 million birr) for the continuation of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile in a year. Out of the total of 605 million birr, 79 million was collected in the month of April alone, the Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation to the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) disclosed. The Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation to GERD plans to collect 1.2 billion birr in the Ethiopian budget year which starts in July. Since the construction of the GERD commenced, 13.54 billion birr has been collected from the public for the project. The construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is 73.7 percent complete, and Ethiopia plans to start filling in July 2020.
June 02, 2020 09:44 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines, which lost over half a billion dollars in a few months after coronavirus outbreak, is now recovering making $120 million revenue from cargo, says CEO. Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam told the state news wire on Monday that Ethiopian Airlines has made $120 revenue in a month, which enabled the state owned aviation group to cover all its monthly expenses. Focusing on cargo flights has enabled Ethiopian Airlines to survive the hardship aviation business has been facing after the outbreak of the global pandemic. Mr. Tewolde indicated that now Ethiopian Airlines is transporting 200 to 300 tons of fresh cut flowers daily. In early April, Ethiopian Airlines indicated that it has lost $550 million revenue because of COVID-19, which led to suspending passenger flights.
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June 02, 2020 06:22 UTC
• Six other soldiers were injured, according to the Sudanese army• Sudan and Ethiopia condemn the cross-border incursion in Al-Baraka area on Thursday and calls for a truce. The cross-border incursion in al-Baraka area on Thursday led to the death of one Sudanese soldier and a child. This comes at a time when Khartoum and Addis Ababa are preparing for a second high-level meeting to resolve the border crisis. Reacting to the development on Sunday, Ethiopia called for an amicable solution to the border tension. Gedaref State, an arable region that straddles the Sudan-Ethiopia border, has witnessed a spate of attacks in the recent past particularly during harvest seasons.
June 02, 2020 06:22 UTC
Opposition parties (the government calls them “competing parties) are not exceptions when it comes to GERD. Last week, the Council of Ethiopian Political parties and the National Public Participation Coordinating Council had a conference. The conference was attended by top Ethiopian government officials who have been part of the GERD negotiation. Ethiopia’s position is equitable utilization of the water resource – and it is “imperative” that all political parties in the country support that position. Unlike many other projects in the country, the project is funded by the Ethiopian people in the form of financial contributions.
June 02, 2020 03:33 UTC
borkenaJune 1, 2020A day after Addis Ababa police commission disclosed that it has captured the suspect linked to the murder of Haymanot Bedada, a graduate student of clinical pharmacy at Tikur Anbesa hospital in the capital Addis Ababa, her father pleads police to dig more into the investigation. “I am thankful to what the Federal Police and Addis Ababa police have been doing. I ask the police to continue the investigation,” her father said. Tigist Bedada, the younger sister, also said that her murder does not seem to be a robbery case. Below is a video of an interview with Haymanot Bedada father and her siblings :Video credit : Nuro BezedeCover photo: screenshot from the videoJoin the conversation.
June 01, 2020 22:41 UTC
Those who follow the Duggars are very aware of Josh Duggar. Despite the rocky points in their marriage, Anna and Josh have remained together — and they even have six children. Josh and Anna Duggar have 6 children togetherThe Duggars adore children, so it’s no surprise that Josh and Anna Duggar also have six kids. And she appears to be a pro at motherhood, as just five days after giving birth, she was already attending Duggar family festivities. We’re not sure if Josh and Anna are finished having children just yet, either.
June 01, 2020 18:56 UTC
But WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told an online media briefing he hoped his organisation could continue its longstanding collaboration with the United States. China has reacted furiously to Trump's move, calling it selfish and petulant politics by a U.S. administration "addicted" to quitting international bodies and treaties. Tedros, who is Ethiopian, said he only knew about the U.S. decision from the media, with no formal communication yet from Trump's government. Trump has been one of those promoting the anti-malaria drug to help combat the COVID-19 disease, despite medical warnings about associated risks. (Reporting by Kate Kelland and Josephine Mason; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)
June 01, 2020 15:53 UTC
The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours am 2,926; of these eighty-five (85) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 1,257. Among the confirmed cases, 51 of them are male and 34 are female and their age ranges from 1 months old to 65 years. All of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians. Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like to pass its condolences to the families. The laboratory samples were collected from the high-risk community members, returnees/passengers at mandatory quarantine centers, contacts of the confirmed cases, health facility visitors and suspects at isolation centers.
June 01, 2020 13:30 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-01 21:22:13|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia on Monday reported 85 more confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally to 1,257 in the country. All 85 new cases, 51 males and 34 females, are Ethiopian nationals, the Federal Ministry of Health said in a statement. Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation with about 107 million people, reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 13. The government has instituted a wide range of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. In April, the House of People's Representatives, or lower house of parliament, announced a five-month state of emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ethiopia.
June 01, 2020 13:18 UTC
He had been interested in working in developing parts of the world for quite a while and eventually got to do some short-term foreign service trips on his own time, including one with an organization called Cure International. After 12 years in private practice, Gokcen and his wife, Corinne, decided to accept a two-year post with Cure in Kenya. That was followed by one in Ethiopia, opening a new hospital for Cure and serving as the facility’s orthopedic surgeon.
June 01, 2020 13:05 UTC
June 1 - 2020 ADDIS ABABAThe Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement yesterday regarding the “Ethiopian-Sudan border incident” on May 28 that “there is no honourable reason for the two countries to descend into hostility”. Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that a group of Ethiopian gunmen (called shifta in the region) raided Barakat Nourein in El Gureisha locality on the border with Ethiopia on Thursday. Army captain Karamallah Yagoub was killed in the ensuing clashes and three civilians, including a woman, were wounded. The gunmen were supported by hundreds of Ethiopian soldiers, Sudanese army spokesperson Brig Amer El Hasan said in Khartoum the following day. Yesterday’s statement of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not deny that Ethiopian soldiers crossed the border with Sudan and killed a Sudanese officer and wounded several people.
June 01, 2020 12:45 UTC
ImpactAlpha, June 1 – Addis Adaba-based Roadrunner is a tech platform used by delivery startup Deliver Addis, one of Ethiopia’s leading e-commerce companies. Roadrunner’s tech has helped Deliver expand from restaurant delivery to groceries and other essential goods during COVID. COVID created a surge in new demand and opportunity for both Roadrunner and Deliver Addis, which provides delivery services for 100 retail and restaurant businesses in the city. RENEW connected Deliver Addis to Travel Ethiopia, which is now supplying its vehicles and staff to support Deliver’s expansion. RENEW also invests in African women-owned businesses through a “mini- investment” fund (see, “RENEW right sizes checks with new East Africa fund for female founders.”)
June 01, 2020 11:02 UTC
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II rides Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell pony, in Windsor Home Park, in Windsor, Britain, in this undated pool picture released on May 31, 2020. Image Credit: ReutersLondon: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was photographed riding a 14-year-old Fell pony in Windsor Home Park on Sunday as the country eases stringent measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The 94-year-old Queen has been living at Windsor Castle, west of London, during the lockdown with her 98-year-old husband Prince Philip. From there, she has issued a number of rallying messages to the nation, including televised addresses that have been a rarity during her 68-year reign. Wearing a colourful headscarf and dressed in a tweed jacket, Jodhpurs, white gloves and boots, the Queen can be seen in the new photographs taken by the Press Association riding during the weekend’s sunny weather.
June 01, 2020 09:28 UTC
London & Chicago: The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be waning. As a result, they may need to look further afield, to pandemic hotspots in Africa and Latin America, to get convincing results. But running large-scale clinical trials of potential vaccines against a completely new disease at speed is complex, scientists say. The hope is that infections within the control group will be higher, showing the trial vaccine is protecting the other group. They will also consider looking abroad if domestic disease rates fall too far, he said.
June 01, 2020 09:13 UTC
A massive locust swarm, called tiddi dal in India, hit the city of Jaipur on Monday, 25 May 2020. Many aviators have tales to tell about what they went through when flying through a locust swarm. Locust swarms are typically in motion and can cover vast distances, some species may travel 130km or more a day. The ultimate goal in locust control is the use of preventive and proactive methods that disrupt the environment to the least possible extent. Aircraft Bird StrikesA bird aircraft strike or ingestion (for an engine), is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird or bat) and a man made vehicle, usually an aircraft.
June 01, 2020 08:48 UTC