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Cordaid avails 67 million birr for COVID-19 response

Cordaid, a non-governmental organization, has given its support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. CORDAID is providing 67 million birr worth of support to covid-19 response in Ethiopia, mobilizing resources from donor funded programs, which includes basic personal equipment’s and pharmaceuticals required for the ailing.

Ethiopian Airlines to Serve More Locally Produced Food In-Flight

Ethiopian Airlines and the Government of the United States through its development agency, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), forged a partnership to engage local farmers and food producers in supplying locally produced food in flight in Africa’s most successful and profitable airline.

AU to raise USD 300mln for COVID-19 response

The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with various institutions and prominent individuals, is set to raise USD 300 million, nearly half the USD 647 million needed to ease the social, economic and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19 in all African countries.

City Rehabilitates Old Landfill

The Koshe-Reppie waste dumpsite that grabbed national attention a couple of years ago for claiming the lives of 116 people following a landslide possibly caused by methane gas explosion, has now been rehabilitated to withstand and avert future possible catastrophes and environmental hazards.

WFP Wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

In a ceremony held on October 9 at the Oslo city hall, The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP), United Nation agency working on food and humanitarian assistance.

EIU releases report on neglected diseases

A new research report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) – a research and analysis division of The Economist Group – has shown that the eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) could save Ethiopia USD 3.2 billion in the coming two decades, The Reporter has learnt.

A subdued Meskel

Inside the restaurant known for its mouthwatering Kifto in Bole, by Yod Abyssinia Cultural Restaurant, this year’s celebration of Meskel festivities is in some ways somber. There were a much smaller crowd of people than the place is used to pre–COVID-19 pandemic, but that did not mean the day was not marked, with people eager to showcase the unique culture of the Gurage people.