A general view of the construction works at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia. AFP A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia. AFP Workers walk next to a power shovel at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia. AFP A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia. AFP A general view of the Saddle Dam, part of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Ethiopia, near Guba in Ethiopia.
May 17, 2020 15:14 UTC
The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 4225; of these Eleven (11) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are Three-Hundred-Seventeen (317). Among the confirmed cases, 5 of them are male and 6 are female. All of them are Ethiopians and their age ranges from 17 to 45 years old. Considering the increase in transmission of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like the public to strictly adhere to all precaution measures. We need to be reminded that every single action we take determines the risk of contracting the virus.
May 17, 2020 13:41 UTC
The ruling rejected an appeal by the state and the religious councils in a case that began 12 years ago. In 1992, following protest over the government’s disregard for the spiritual leadership of Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, the government decided to give government recognition to the men who had been "keisim," or spiritual leaders, in Ethiopia. In addition, 12 members of the community were ordained as rabbis by the Chief Rabbinate, and they too become employees of the local religious councils. However, the religious councils rejected the Ethiopian spiritual leaders’ involvement and failed to assist them in carrying out their work. Moreover, no investigation was ever conducted into the “disappearance” of some of the money the state had allocated to religious councils to pay salaries to the Ethiopian community’s rabbis and keisim.
May 17, 2020 12:00 UTC
Then Covid-19 pandemic happened and the conversation changed. By May 14, Africa’s second most populous nation of 110 million had registered 263 cases, 108 recoveries and five deaths. According to situational report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (UNECA), the economic growth in Africa as a whole and Eastern Africa in particular will be negatively impacted by Coronavirus. Experts think the Ethiopian economy has structural vulnerabilities, coming from its agricultural mainstay, low productivity, high unemployment, static export, high trade deficit, high current account deficit and high inflation. The UNECA estimates that Covid-19 will “shave 2.9 percentage points off this fiscal year’s economic growth in Ethiopia”.
May 17, 2020 10:52 UTC
Grilling burgers on the barbeque is one of the most common images associated with summer. “Grilled pizza is one of my favorite non-traditional barbeque dishes, and there are plenty of great recipes out there that are just fine with only cheese and veggies as toppings. Speaking of grilled veggies, one of the better options out there is elote, which is just sweet corn on the cob with mayo and spices. Now could also be the time to finally try veggie burgers -- I recommend grilled portobello burgers in particular. Grilled pizza can also be a real secret weapon at your next cookout, whether it’s cooked on a pizza stone or directly on the grill grates.”
May 17, 2020 09:00 UTC
LAST month, Transport and Communications Minister Mutotwe Kafwaya announced that the already much-delayed launch of the national carrier, Zambia Airways, has been pushed back yet again because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, Zambians must be reminded that the IDC paid about US $30 million for the establishment of Zambia Airways. So, why are we going ahead with the Zambia Airways plan given this clear message from the airline market? Zambia Airways has collapsed before it even takes off and millions of dollars have been paid. We are told that Zambia Airways will incur US $700,000 a month in aircraft leasing charges which will be paid to Ethiopian Air.
May 17, 2020 07:30 UTC
Somali region of Ethiopia continues to the leading, from regional states, in the number of confirmed Coronavirus casesborkenaMay 16, 2020Ethiopia’s existing Coronavirus testing capacity is 4000 per day. Of the newly confirmed cases, fifteen people are said to have a recent travel history. Eleven confirmed cases over the past twenty-four hours are from Jijiga, Somali region of Ethiopia. So far Ethiopia has tested 53,029 suspected cases of suspected Coronavirus cases. Illegal transborder movement has been a challenge especially in the Somali region of Ethiopia where most of the cases are confirmed in the regions.
May 16, 2020 23:15 UTC
A U.S.-backed bloc is also pushing for Taiwan, whose handling of the virus has been a rare success story, to attend the meeting as an observer. The U.S. has suspended funding for the WHO, claiming it’s biased toward China, and even suggested setting up an alternative body. Apart from an initial cover up, the world has become increasingly upset with China’s heavy-handed response to any criticism. The building acrimony has also made more countries willing to pressure China on Taiwan, which is a red line for authorities in Beijing. “As long as Beijing makes countries choose between them, Taiwan is going to lose.”©2020 Bloomberg NewsDistributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
May 16, 2020 21:56 UTC
WHO… Yes, Who is HeToday, however, my focus is on the man in charge of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. In response to the clear and present danger of the new disease occurring in China, Dr. Tedros commented on January 23, 2020: “Make no mistake, this is an emergency in China. Dr. Tedros studied biology at the University of Asmara, receiving his BS in 1986. ExperienceLarry Gostin, Director of WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, has found that Dr. Tedros is not new to epidemics. Right Man for the JobIn light of the background of Dr. Tedros, and his links to public and private interests, and his propensity for censorship of information related to public health, perhaps, he is, in fact, the perfect person for the job.
May 16, 2020 20:26 UTC
The Ethiopian athletes were joined by amateur runners from across the world. Participants ran on treadmills or on the spot inside their homes, or around their gardens. Dibaba, who's won three gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, ran at an empty National Stadium in Addis Ababa with sisters Genzebe and Ejegayehu, also top athletes. Bekele, also a three-time Olympic champion, ran inside his home with members of his family seen in the background on his video stream. Grand African Run, an annual fun run usually held in the United States, and the Ethiopian Athletics Federation combined to organize the event.
May 16, 2020 19:52 UTC
In 2017, 11,903 Yemeni nationals travelled to India for medical treatment. “We have a patient who is suffering from depression after finishing his medical treatment. A Yemeni national holds a poster that says in Arabic "stranded Yemeni" on May 9, 2020. However, the organization released a statement to Arab News that called on “consular support” for stranded nationals and help for migrants in response to the COVID crisis. Yemeni nationals stranded in India calling on international humanitarian organizations to defend their rights to return to Yemen.
May 16, 2020 17:42 UTC
860 others were held for violating social distancing rules. 1,941 individuals were arrested for not wearing a face masks. More than 2,800 people have been arrested in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for failing to wear face masks in public places and for violating the social distancing rules outlined under country’s state of emergency, the Addis Ababa Police Commission disclosed Saturday. SOCIAL DISTANCINGAccordingly, 1,941 individuals were arrested for not wearing a face mask, while 860 were held for violating social distancing rules. On April 8, Ethiopia declared a five-month state of emergency that has given extra power to law enforcement bodies to enforce the decree.
May 16, 2020 17:26 UTC
Finbarr O'Reilly is a photographer based in London whose work was recently recognized by the prestigious Carmignac Photojournalism Award. Along with the Carmignac board, he came up with an ingenious, and unprecedented, method to continue work in the Congo by sharing the award with eight local journalists in a project known as "Congo in Conversation." The journalists work in close coordination with O'Reilly and cover events in their neighborhoods, adhering to strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We ended up sharing the exhibition with several different photographers and myself, and our work was presented equally, which was nice. I was hoping to bring an approach like that to the Carmignac award, and in a curious kind of twist of fate, I was unable to travel due to borders being closed.
May 16, 2020 14:48 UTC
The Federal Government last week designated Air Peace to operate the evacuation flight Nigerians stranded in Canada from Toronto and Calgary. A document sourced from the Canada High Commission directed that passengers should pay $2, 500 to Ethiopian Airlines while Air Peace charged $1, 134. We are grateful to the Federal Government and the Ministry of Aviation for all the support it is giving Air Peace and other ingenious carriers,” the Air Peace official said. But Air Peace is deploying Boeing 777 for the evacuation. Anything Nigerian is good enough as long as it is qualified to carry out the operation and Air Peace has international operation experience.
May 16, 2020 12:56 UTC
The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 4,044; of these nineteen (19) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are Three-Hundred-Six (306). Among the confirmed cases, 15 of them are male and 4 female. 1 is from Amhara region (Metema Quarantine Center) and 11 are from Somali region (Jigjiga Quarantine Center). Considering the increase in transmission of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like the public to strictly adhere to all precaution measures. We need to be reminded that every single action we take determines the risk of contracting the virus.
May 16, 2020 12:33 UTC