POACHERS have shot dead at least six elephants in a single day at a national park in Ethiopia. The carcasses of the animals were found without their tusks by the Omo River outside the Mago National Park on May 26. Authorities are now investigating the killings, and say that two more elephants may have been slaughtered on the same day. "The elephants were killed while they ventured out of the Mago National Park to drink water," Balmy said. "What makes the latest poaching different is the high number of elephants killed within a day."
June 04, 2020 14:15 UTC
× Help support our COVID-19 coverage We're providing access to COVID-19 articles for free. Please help support our work by subscribing or signing up for an account. Log in Sign up Become a MemberWASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that finally shoved the virus from center stage — mass protests over the death of George Floyd — may bring about its resurgence. The White House coronavirus task force, which has dramatically scaled back its operations as states reopen their economies, is scrambling to track the potential impact on infection rates.
June 04, 2020 14:15 UTC
More and more restaurants are beginning to open their patios and dining rooms for limited seating of in-house guests, but takeout options are still a great way to experience something new on your own patio, porch or deck. Here are five restaurants creating great food that travels well. Jerk chicken is on the menu this week. And this week, the owners just launched the Jamaican Mini Grille and International Jerk Market on West Colfax Avenue, so you can grab sauces and jerk spices for home cooking along with takeout fried or grilled chicken. Visit Konjo's Facebook page to see when the food will be back, but in the meantime, you can catch up with the Ethiopian Food Truck this week to get the same great food.
June 04, 2020 13:30 UTC
Ethiopian domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit LebanonAn Ethiopian domestic worker cries as she waits with dozens of others outside the Ethiopian consulate, some inquiring about flights home, others stranded after they were abandoned by employers who claimed they could no longer afford to pay their salaries, in Hazmieh, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Some 180,000 domestic workers in Lebanon, most of them female from Ethiopia, are growing more desperate as a crippling economic and financial crisis sets in, coupled with coronavirus restrictions. less An Ethiopian domestic worker cries as she waits with dozens of others outside the Ethiopian consulate, some inquiring about flights home, others stranded after they were abandoned by employers who claimed they ... more Photo: Hassan Ammar, AP Photo: Hassan Ammar, AP Image 1 of / 11 Caption Close Ethiopian domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon 1 / 11 Back to GalleryBEIRUT (AP) — 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. Some 180,000 domestic workers in Lebanon, most of them female 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 with their belongings, some of them crying.
June 04, 2020 12:56 UTC
Tens of Ethiopian domestic workers in Lebanon gathered in front of the Ethiopian consulate on Thursday after some of them were abandoned by their Lebanese employers, who said they could no longer afford to pay for their salaries. Some 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. On Wednesday night, dozens of Ethiopian workers abandoned by their employers were transported to a hotel by the Labor Ministry where they could stay until they could be flown out of the country, after chaotic scenes outside the consulate. Others have lost their jobs after employers dumped them on the streets or outside their embassies. Many of the workers are trapped and unable to go home because of the absence of flights or the lack of money to pay for tickets.
June 04, 2020 11:48 UTC
"We provided this shelter to get them off the street and we are now in touch with international agencies and the Ethiopian consulate to look for a long-term solution," ministry spokesman Hussein Zalghout told AFP. In recent weeks, dozens of Ethiopian women have camped outside their consulate in Beirut. Labour Minister Lamia Yammine Douaihy had on Wednesday condemned the "unfortunate scene" outside the consulate and pledged to take necessary measures against employers. He said the ministry would press employers to settle all outstanding payments they owe their domestic workers before they are repatriated, otherwise they will be punished by law. A quarter of a million migrants are employed as domestic workers in Lebanon, the large majority of them Ethiopian and many in conditions that have been condemned by human rights groups and their own governments.
June 04, 2020 10:52 UTC
Sudan calls on UN to urge Ethiopia, Egypt not to take unilateral measures on Renaissance DamDUBAI: Sudan called on the United Nations Security Council to urge Ethiopia and Egypt to refrain from taking any unilateral measures regarding the Renaissance Dam, the state news agency SUNA reported on Wednesday. He said Sudan was arranging to continue its bilateral meetings with the Egyptian and Ethiopian ministers to start negotiations on the Renaissance Dam, which has been stalled since last February. He said the video conference meetings would be held with each delegation separately. In the letter sent to the Security Council, Abdalla said Sudan was keen to resume the tripartite Renaissance Dam negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia. Abdalla, who became Sudan’s first female Minister of Foreign Affairs last year in the transitional cabinet of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, said her country was ready “to reach a comprehensive and satisfactory settlement.”
June 04, 2020 10:41 UTC
The country has yet to see a fully functional democratic order. However, the cost of democratization can be minimized by way of inculturation (adaptation) of democracy and by revitalizing indigenous virtues. Blessing in DisguiseThese indigenous social innovations are not perfect; but they are perfectible. They bring a unique kind of richness to social life and political exercise i.e. Ethiopia needs solutions for its political gridlock; but we need to look for solutions from within as well as from abroad.
June 04, 2020 10:07 UTC
Israel parliament scraps sessions after lawmaker gets coronavirusJERUSALEM: Israel’s parliament told employees to remain home and canceled lawmaker meetings on Thursday, after a member of the Arab-led Joint List tested positive for coronavirus. “In addition, until all the ramifications are examined, all committee meetings scheduled for today have been postponed,” it added. Abu Shahadeh said he was feeling well after receiving the positive test result on Wednesday evening. In recent days, 51 schools have closed their doors again after more than 260 pupils and staff tested positive for the coronavirus. Nearly 8,000 have been placed in isolation after being exposed to the virus, according to the education ministry.
June 04, 2020 09:33 UTC
An online design challenge on COVID-19 was launched today to provide Ethiopian youth an opportunity to come up with innovative solutions to tackle current and future challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The design challenge was originally launched by UNICEF and partners in Nigeria in May 2020 but is expanding now to other countries in Africa. In Ethiopia, UNICEF and UNDP are working together to addresses the most urgent challenges young people face across education, employment, and entrepreneurship. – Provide the youth the chance to develop skills that will enhance future employabilityAs innovative ideas are being sourced from Ethiopian youth, the challenge also seeks to build their design thinking skills. Interested youth can access the COVID-19 Design Challenge website here as of now until the deadline of 30 June 2020.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
June 04, 2020 08:15 UTC
Ethiopia: Diaspora Champions Digital Apps in Fight Against COVID-19 Thursday, 4 June 2020 ( 2 hours ago )[VOA] In Ethiopia, mobile applications are spreading fast to help health care workers and the public fight against COVID-19, which has claimed 12 lives in the country and affected about 1,100 people. Ethiopian web developers have designed seven apps that do everything from virus tracing to sharing data and patient information among health workers. But while the apps are spreading in cities, getting into remote and poor areas of Ethiopia remains a challenge. 👓 View full article0shares ShareTweetSavePostSendRelated videos from verified sources Three apps being used to stop COVID-19 in its tracksIn the fight against COVID-19, countries like South Korea, Singapore, and the UK are turning to apps to reduce the spread of the virus. Here's a look at how these apps work.
June 04, 2020 07:52 UTC
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June 04, 2020 07:52 UTC
Ethiopia has downplayed an Amnesty International report accusing its security forces of executing 39 opposition supporters in the Oromiya region last year. However, later on Friday, Ethiopia slammed the report as "a one-sided snapshot security analysis that fails to appropriately capture the broader political trajectory and security developments in Ethiopia since the commencement of the reform." Addis Ababa accused the international rights group of deliberately ignoring "the extensive and successful peace-building efforts in the districts indicated." Reacting to the development, officials from the two regional states cited in the report, said the rights failed to include basic information on ground. For his part, Gizachew Muluneh, director general of the Amhara states communications affairs said the "flawed report could trigger conflict again between the conflicting Amhara and Qimant people."
June 04, 2020 07:21 UTC
Ethiopian government accuse “some forces” of planning protest in Oromo region of EthiopiaGoogle Map of Wollega region- where there has been repeated assassinations of government officials. But the government claims that “some political forces” are mobilizing for a protest which understood as a bid to grab power. In a news video shared by the state media, he encouraged residents in Oromo regional state of Ethiopia “not to be lured” by calls for a protest. Contending political forces whose stated political goal is to “struggle for the freedom of Oromo people,” are criticizing his government over human rights violations. The political resistance to it in Oromo region of Ethiopia seems to be taking a dangerous turn due to the activities of the armed group.
June 04, 2020 03:22 UTC