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We live in the time of Coronavirus; never before had the world faced such an unprecedented danger, from anything. This uniquely resilient and viral infection is conquering the world at an astonishing speed. How? It is going after the most human thing that one can think of - social life.
Following the recent stalemates in the negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after Washington ordered Ethiopia not to pursue the storage and filling of the GERD; Ethiopia has been reacting to the US’s conclusions calling it “biased and one sided.”
Ethiopia weathers US, Egypt pressure over national dam project
Following the recent stalemates in the negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after Washington ordered Ethiopia not to pursue the storage and filling of the GERD; Ethiopia has been reacting to the US’s conclusions calling it “biased and one sided.”
UNHCR requests clarification over boarder closures
UNHCR appeal clarification over boarder closures
Concerned over the fate of refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has requested the Ethiopian government to clarify the decision and implementation of the recently imposed boarder closures.
Gomeju Oil to build aviation depot
Gomeju Oil to build aviation depot
One of the thriving indigenous oil distribution companies, Gomeju Oil Ethiopia, is to join the aviation fuel market by building a jet fuel depot at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport at a cost of 200 million birr.
Africa needs USD 100 bln emergency economic stimulus to address COVID-19 crisis
Africa needs USD 100 bln emergency economic stimulus to address COVID-19 crisis
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) disclosed that African states need an immediate emergency economic stimulus to the tune of USD 100 billion to address the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
Local cocktail ready for COVID-19 treatment
At a time when the world is scrambling to find a cure, a vaccine or some sort of viable treatment for the Novel Coronavirus that is rocking the globe, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MoIT) have disclosed that they have an effective treatment in the pipeline that enhances natural immunity in the fight againt the virus.
7,000 businesses shuttered for price gauging, hoarding
7,000 businesses shuttered for price gauging, hoarding
The Ministry of Trade and Industry said some 7,000 businesses have been shut-down. The businesses were found to be hoarding goods, mostly hygienic and sanitary products, and inflating prices on the back of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Prioritizing tourism on the aftermath of COVID-19
Prioritizing tourism on the aftermath of COVID-19
Kojo Bentum-Williams is the Publisher-VoyagesAfriq Travel Media and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Senior Expert for Communications in Africa.
Mitigating infestation
Mitigating infestation
Orlando Sosa is an agriculture officer specializing in crops with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) working under the Sub Regional Office for Eastern Africa.
Value adding in coffee
Value adding in coffee
Jan Groenen is a Dutch entrepreneur and part owner of Moyee Coffee with Ahadu Woubshet, who is the CEO of the company.
“Fighting for a just society is something that is ought to be championed by us all”
“Fighting for a just society is something that is ought to be championed by us all”
Samuel Norgah is the Director of Plan International African Liaison Office.
Keeping Covid-19 at bay
Keeping Covid-19 at bay
John Nkengasong (PhD) is director of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). Prior to his current position, he served as the acting deputy principal director of the Center for Global Health, United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), and Chief of the International Laboratory Branch, Division of Global HIV and TB., US CDC.
Showcasing the best of the nation
Showcasing the best of the nation
Tizazu Kore, the owner of Yod (Meaning to witness or Speak in Guragenga) Abyssinia Traditional Restaurant hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his recent visit to Ethiopia.
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