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Tigray to push ahead with polls despite NEBE snub

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), which received a notice from the Tigray Regional State Council about holding regional polls, has rejected the request citing the Board does not conduct an election unless and otherwise a reassessment is conducted related to the condition of the global pandemic COVID-19 and a conducive environment is created to hold elections.

Slew of telecom operators vie for Ethiopian market

In a bid to allow two new telecom operators join the Ethiopian telecommunications market, the Ethiopian Telecommunications Authority (ECA), together with the Ministry of Finance, have received expression of interests from major telecom companies.

The COVID-19 pandemic explained  

With its controversial genesis and limited adverse impact in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019, the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic is, in less than half a year, ravaging the entire planet with its unprecedented velocity and spread of toxicity.

A helping hand on a rainy day

“These are hard times for many of us and we are barely pulling through,” a 63-year-old woman Almaz Tadesse said in a sobering voice echoed by many of her neighbors as she joined a line of people to collect perishable food inside the factory of Heineken in Kilinto.