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Health Ministry gives greenlight to election

The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia has recommended that the postponed general elections can be conducted given the public’s awareness in the means of transmission of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the capabilities created in the country to produce masks and hand sanitizers.

Ethiopia poised to start vaccine trials

As the whole world rushes to find a vaccine for the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of African nations have expressed their willingness to conduct a vaccine test in their homeland.

African airlines to lose USD two bln

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday announced that as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions, African airlines are forecast to lose USD two billion in 2020.

Public-Private coalition to support COvid-19 affected people

With the endorsement of the Office of the Mayor, a new public-private sector coalition is preparing to support 1.2 million people affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the capital. The effort, worth USD 6 million, is to be providing scarce resources such as water, soap, water tankers, as well as development of behavioural change education within the densest areas of Addis Ababa.

Economists slash growth projections to 0.6 percent

In the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, where the impact on the economy is not yet known, economists have come up with a grim projection indicating that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth could shrink to 0.6 percent for the current year, The Reporter has learnt.