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Deportation targets 220,000 Ethiopian migrants

With global fear mounting as the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll all over the world, vulnerable Ethiopian migrants in the Middle East, where some 220,000 live, are facing deportation in the remaining months of 2020, while thousands are feared to be potential targets of flash floods, with 110,000 victims already been displaced.

Difficulties in bidding farewell

These are no ordinary times. In the midst of COVID-19 that has devastated every corner of the world, the Ethiopian society and the nation is getting used to changing its habits to help stop the spread of the virus.

More than 9,000 returnees in quarantine

While boarders remain closed to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, as many as 9,400 deported and repatriated Ethiopians are receiving basic safety materials and health services across make-shift facilities.

Undeterred!!

As one of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan is a time when the faithful take time to cleanse the body and soul by fasting all-day long and doing only good deeds for their fellow men.

Local school, teachers at loggerheads over pay amid COVID SoE

Despite Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education ordering private educational institutions to pay all financial dues to their teachers and have parents pay partial payment for the education of their children in the midst of COVID-19 crisis, teachers at Lion Heart Academy, one of the capital’s recently established private schools, are discontented with the management of the school for not honoring its commitment to pay their salaries in full, despite continuing to collect fees from parents for the academic year, The Reporter has learnt.

Total, Steely pledge support for COVID-19 fight

As the COVID–19 pandemic hits Ethiopia, local businesses, entrepreneurs and citizens are uniting to support Ethiopia’s effort to help stop its widespread, in the midst of a weak healthcare system that remains vulnerable. The latest to give their pledges are, Total Ethiopia and Steely RMI, worth 17 million and 26 million Birr, respectively.

Ethiopia partners Facebook

Facebook is teaming up with the Government of Ethiopia to help inform millions of Ethiopians with what it says will be “valid and up to date information on COVID–19.” To that end, there is to be a WhatsApp Business API that will be used as a hotline with an online “chatbot”.