Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairman of the African Union Commission, joined senior officials from Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana in condemning the death of George Floyd. The Trump administration’s Africa strategy, unveiled in late 2018, proposed bilateral trade deals, a foreign aid overhaul and new anti-terrorism initiatives to claw back lost influence. “Now we see the looting, the arson, the near anarchy going on in the U.S., and the brutal police response. Still, America remains the continent’s most important development partner — it contributed $10.7 billion of aid to sub-Saharan Africa in 2018, according to donortracker.org. “China remains attractive as a partner when it comes to investing in telecommunications and infrastructure, but I don’t see there’s much space for China to increase its influence,” Moore said.
June 05, 2020 02:37 UTC
In a press release yesterday, the two organizations explained that they had submitted a 13-pages application containing strategic litigations concerning the matter, they have received no response. However, they have not received any response from the Council to their application. The organizations have expressed their hope that the House of Federation will hear their arguments before reaching a final decision. The government raised the matter by itself and led the matter to the Council by itself. Thus, the matter in which the Council proceeded to come up with recommendations concerning the matter is not legal.
June 04, 2020 23:37 UTC
Protesters chanted at police to take a knee with them in front of L.A. City Hall on Thursday, June 4, 2020. One of the protests started at noon in Grand Park, across the street from L.A. City Hall, and expanded to the streets of downtown. Peaceful protesters gathered outside L.A. City Hall Thursday on the ninth day of demonstrations following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Chava Sanchez/LAist )A National Guard member takes photos of marchers at a peaceful protest in downtown L.A. June 4, 2020. My Apology for Remark Regarding the Death of George Floyd During a Press Conference Earlier Today:I misspoke when making a statement about those engaging in violent acts following the murder of George Floyd.
June 04, 2020 21:58 UTC
Lebanon warns protesters against blocking roadsBEIRUT: The Lebanese Council of Ministers has extended the period of general mobilization in the country to July 5 following a recommendation by the Lebanese Supreme Council of Defense. During the meeting of the Supreme Council of Defense, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said: “The risk remains high, considering that cases of COVID-19 are still being recorded. Ethiopian workersAn Ethiopian domestic worker cries as she waits outside the Ethiopian consulate in Hazmieh, east of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP)Dozens of Ethiopian workers gathered in front of the Ethiopian Embassy in Hazmieh in the eastern suburb of Beirut. The Ministry of Labor said on Thursday that 35 Ethiopian workers had been transferred to a hotel in Beirut to provide them with shelter after they were dismissed by their employers.
June 04, 2020 19:30 UTC
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Council of Ministers has extended the period of general mobilization in the country to July 5 following a recommendation by the Lebanese Supreme Council of Defense. During the meeting of the Supreme Council of Defense, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said: “The risk remains high, considering that cases of COVID-19 are still being recorded. Ethiopian workersAn Ethiopian domestic worker cries as she waits outside the Ethiopian consulate in Hazmieh, east of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP)Dozens of Ethiopian workers gathered in front of the Ethiopian Embassy in Hazmieh in the eastern suburb of Beirut. The founding committee of the Domestic Workers Union and the National Federation of Employees’ and Workers’ Union in Lebanon said: “We condemn the racist behavior against migrant workers, especially domestic workers, in these economic conditions and during this health crisis.”The Union of Owners of Recruitment Agencies of Domestic Workers hoped that the ministry would succeed in returning foreign workers to their countries.
June 04, 2020 19:18 UTC
Global vaccines programme gets $8.8bn shot in the armLONDON-Agence France-PresseGovernments around the world on June 4 pledged $8.8 billion for global vaccines alliance Gavi to help immunisation programmes disrupted by coronavirus, prompting calls for global cooperation to ensure a potential COVID-19 vaccine is available to all. Gavi also launched a new initiative to purchase potential COVID-19 vaccines, scale-up production and support delivery to developing nations, which raised $567 million in seed money. "Today we make the choice to unite, to forge a path of global cooperation." Scientists around the world are racing to develop and test a coronavirus vaccine and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said it must be available to everyone. But Berkley warned: "These historic advances in global health are now at risk of unravelling as COVID-19 causes unprecedented disruption to vaccine programmes worldwide."
June 04, 2020 19:07 UTC
Amid heightened tension along its border with Ethiopia, Sudan swore in a new defense minister. "It is not clear exactly what triggered a flare-up of this long-standing border dispute. "There have been negotiations and they reached an understanding that most or all of this contested land can be under Sudan," Tronvoll said. Addis Ababa urged the two countries to pursue diplomacy as a means of resolving the border dispute saying there was no need for the countries to "descend into hostility". Sudan's about-turn in Ethiopia's mega dam projectThe border dispute could complicate Ethiopia's plan to construct the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
June 04, 2020 16:52 UTC
“As soon as I arrived at the airport, I lost my mind,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, adding that she could not remember what happened after she landed. Migrants are now sent directly to one of more than 50 coronavirus quarantine centers around the Horn of Africa nation for 14 days. Arriving home empty-handed was never part of the plan, and coming to terms with this has been difficult for many. Without support, returnees risk developing severe mental health problems, said Daniel Melese, country representative for the Freedom Fund, which has financed the temporary shelter. But when I think about my salary and all the time I have lost, depression comes back,” Rita said.
For many years, the charity has been running several shelters across Ethiopia, which host trafficking survivors and returning migrants with mental health problems for up to six months, providing clothing, therapies and training. Rita is one of about 20 women living in the shelter, all of whom were domestic workers in the Middle East. Some were deported by host governments over fears they could spread the coronavirus. Arriving home empty-handed was never part of the plan, and coming to terms with this has been difficult for many. Without support, returnees risk developing severe mental health problems, said Daniel Melese, country representative for the Freedom Fund, which has financed the temporary shelter.
Dozens of domestic workers gathered outside the Ethiopian Consulate in Beirut on Thursday, some inquiring about flights home, others stranded after they were abandoned by employers who claimed they could no longer afford to pay their salaries. About 180,000 domestic workers in Lebanon, most of them women from Ethiopia, are growing more desperate as a crippling economic and financial crisis sets in , coupled with coronavirus restrictions. The Labor Ministry organized buses late Wednesday that transported about 35 women left stranded outside the consulate to a hotel in Beirut after they spent the day on the street with their belongings, some of them crying. Scenes on local television prompted the ministry to take action, offering the women shelter until they could be flown out of the country. Lebanon’s airport has been shuttered since mid-March as part of measures to help step the spread of the new coronavirus.
Beirut, Lebanon - Dozens of Ethiopian domestic workers in Lebanon have found shelter after they were abandoned by their employers and many spent days outside the Ethiopian consulate without being allowed entry. More:Lebanon's worst-ever economic crisis has hit thousands of Lebanese hard, with some no longer able to afford to pay their live-in helpers. Throughout Thursday, more women were dropped off outside the consulate, with more than a dozen sitting on the sidewalk by noon. More than 7,000 Bangladeshi migrant workers have applied for repatriation, while the Philippines and Ethiopian embassies have each repatriated hundreds, respectively. An estimated 250,000 migrant domestic workers reside in Lebanon, though accurate figures are hard to come by given many work without proper documentation.
June 04, 2020 16:07 UTC
Canton, GA (30114)TodayPartly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%..TonightPartly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
June 04, 2020 15:22 UTC
Connecting the two is an Ethiopian food delivery service, Deliver Addis, which has seen demand surge since the start of the health crisis. In a leafy suburb of the capital, Henok Girma, 26, who runs a communications company, fancied trying some Mexican food. He used Deliver Addis' mobile app to order. The owner of La Morena, a Mexican restaurant in Addis Ababa is also relieved. But joining Deliver Addis "really kept our business alive," she added.
June 04, 2020 15:14 UTC
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June 04, 2020 14:46 UTC
This is what these rich or even China has been doing before COVID-19 and likely to continue doing post COVID-19. We shouldn’t forget that food will remain to be one of the most needed commodity even post COVID-19. With such trend, Ethiopia for sure will end importing wheat and rice in a few years’ time coming out better strong post COVID-19. The global pandemic may claim a few hundreds of or even less or a few thousands of lives in Ethiopia, but post COVID-19 Ethiopia will come out strong in many areas from aviation to telecom, banking, to tourism, agribusiness and technology based services, among others. I hope policy makers of other African countries from Nigeria to Kenya, from Senegal to Zambia, will open their eyes and take COVID-19 as an opportunity to capitalize on what they already have to come out strong post COVID-19.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
June 04, 2020 14:44 UTC