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Authority downplays poisoned water rumor

The Addis Ababa Water and Sewage Authority is downplaying rumors that spread in the capital over accusations that one of the city’s main sources of water is poisoned and is no longer fit for human consumption.

Lycée accepts parents’ decry over hiked fees

Lycée Guébré-Mariam, a French community school, has been facing angry parents over its recent school fee price hike, until the school came up with certain adjustments that will impose a 20 percent added fee on those parents who can afford it, The Reporter has learnt.

Virtual job expo come to Addis

Ethiopia’s first online career expo is coming to the capital. A partnership of Dereja.com, a subsidiary of Mind Solutions PLC, and Mastercard Foundation and the Jobs Creation Commission of Ethiopia (JCC), it is to replace the one held in the capital and in person, now forced to go virtual in the midst of COVID-19.

Robbery gone wrong claims life

Belachew Yemane, a public relations officer with the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, was to head to China to study for a PhD program, before the plan was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he was suddenly killed by what witnesses described as "a robbery gone wrong" in Welkete, his hometown.

Black Lion decry lack of gov’t attention, protective gear

Officials of the biggest state-owned hospital, Black Lion Hospital (Tikur Anbesa), have told the Inquiry board of the COVID-19 State of Emergency (SoE) that it is receiving less attention from the government preventing it from delivering healthcare services to both regular as well as COVID-19 patients.

Africa CDC, MasterCard Foundation partner to accelerate testing

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and MasterCard Foundation have partnered to respond to COVID-19. Through its COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, Masters Foundation is committing USD 40 million to the Africa CDC’s Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT). 

Gates Foundation commits USD 1.6 bln

One of Ethiopia’s prominent partners of developmental aid, the Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation is upping its support in searching for a vaccine to fight COVID-19. This comes as Ethiopia's number of affected victims is rising daily surpassing the 1600 mark with 19 deaths so far.