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New parliamentary term to kick-off amid tension

In what many expect to be a contentious move that can escalate the ill-feeling between the Tigray Regional State and the Federal government, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) and House of Federation (HoF) will hold their 6th year joint session on Monday, October 5, 2020.

Hotels to reopen for business

Most of the hotels in Addis Ababa and regional towns, which were out of business in the past six months due to COVID-19, are reopening their doors for business. With the exception of those serving as quarantine centers, most hotels were closed for renovation in the past several months.

 Pilot project cuts surgical infections in half

Lifebox, an international nonprofit organization working to make surgery and anesthesia safer, announced significant results for reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) by nearly half in ill-equipped hospitals and health facilities systems, after it successfully accomplished its pilot projects in five local hospital facilities in Addis Ababa and Oromia regional state.

Schools to reopen despite COVID-19 concerns

Closed for more than half the school year, the government has further relaxed restrictions to allow the reopening of schools amid the spread of COVID-19 across the country, leaving many parents in limbo.

Gates Foundation awards Africa CDC chief

Addis Ababa based, John N. Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has received the 2020 Global Goalkeeper Award by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This comes as the canter is receiving kudos for its works in battling the pandemic.

Election go ahead!

It is more than five months since the most hyped general elections postponed at the backdrop of the global coronavirus pandemic. Preparations were continuing by the restructured National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to hold polling on August 29, 2020. The advent of coronavirus pandemic ensued restrictions imposed on public gatherings and many other social activities by the government.

AG charges 2,000 linked to Hachaalu’s killing

The Federal Attorney General said it has charged 2,000 individuals alleged to have participated in various ways in the protests and violence following the killing of the prominent Oromo musician, Hachalu Hundessa.