Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-28 22:23:29|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The cooperation between Ethiopia and China to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the African continent is bearing positive results, an Ethiopian official said on Thursday. Gebremariam said the assistance from the Chinese government and Chinese private enterprises extends to helping the airlines transport COVID-19 medical supplies from their Chinese source to the African continent. We're delivering much needed medical supplies to African countries from China,". "We're currently transporting COVID-19 medical supplies from Chinese destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Chongqing to their final destinations in the African continent," Gebremariam told Xinhua. Speaking to Xinhua, Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia Minister of Finance, said the anti-COVID-19 cooperation is helping to save lives and livelihoods across the African continent.
May 28, 2020 14:26 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-28 20:57:19|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 831 after 100 more cases were confirmed, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said in a statement on Thursday. This is so far the highest daily increase in the Horn of Africa country. The statement further said all but two of the 100 new COVID-19 cases are Ethiopian nationals, 53 males and 47 females, with their age ranging from three to 70 years old. The ministry also said that 191 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have so far recovered from the virus. Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation with about 107 million people, confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13.
May 28, 2020 12:56 UTC
Safaricom PLC is planning to extend its reach into Ethiopia, Kenya’s northern neighbour. This is one opportunity that Safaricom has been waiting on and one that might grant access to a licence in an economy with more than 100-million people. The Ethiopian Telecommunication Authority (ECA) issued a statement last week announcing that the country would now be open to selling a 40% stake in the state-owned company. In response to this announcement, Safaricom and, its parent company, Vodacom both expressed their interest in buying a stake in Ethio Telecom. This launch will mean the end of the Ethiopian State’s monopoly that has now lasted for nearly a century.
May 28, 2020 11:26 UTC
It is mostly produced by smallholder farmers though there are some commercial farms that produce sesame seeds in Ethiopia. About 44 percent of sesame seed production comes from Amhara region of Ethiopia. The world production of sesame seed reached 3.3 million tons in 2004, with world exports totaling 802,063 tons worth $650 million. Recent reports show that Israel has become the top export destination for Ethiopian sesame seed, followed by China and United Arab Emirates. A 2015 study by Abadi Berhane Girmay from Axum University stated that Sesame production in most areas is carried out under traditional production systems which results in low production and productivity of the crop.
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May 28, 2020 10:39 UTC
Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan has sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed on Ethiopia’s national holiday. As ARMENPRESS was informed from the Office of the Prime Minister of Armenia, the message reads as follows,“I warmly congratulate you and the friendly people of Ethiopia on the occasion of the National Day of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. I am hopeful that the newly opened Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Addis Ababa will give new impetus and quality to the ongoing cooperation. I am convinced that it will bring new achievements to friendly Ethiopia in terms of sustainable development. I wish you robust health and every success, as well as peace and prosperity – to the friendly people of Ethiopia.”
May 28, 2020 09:49 UTC
bankruptcy decisionsEven though a court ruling recently granted the Moroccan state permission to use SAMIR’s storage capacity, the national refinery’s liquidation saga has yet to come to a close. It has been over four years since one of the largest court cases in the country’s history kicked off at the Casablanca Commercial Court. On 21 March 2016, the judge ordered the liquidation of SAMIR, the Kingdom’s sole refinery. Saudi billionaire Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi owns a 67% interest in the refinery via his company, Corral Morocco Holding. The agreement will enable the Kingdom to build up a significant inventory during a period marked by low oil prices.
May 28, 2020 09:45 UTC
Text Size: A- A+New Delhi: The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate several countries across the world — the latest count is 5,792,907 cases and more than 357,480 deaths. Meanwhile, how has Ethiopia managed to beat the pandemic without a lockdown and ventilators and why did Twitter finally fact check Trump. ThePrint brings you the most important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic and why they matter. “UK trade unions are reporting a stream of new members since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, reflecting increased anxiety over workplace safety and the risk of redundancies,” notes the report. On Wednesday, the European Commission — EU’s executive branch — announced its plan to raise 750 billion euros from the market to fund the response to the coronavirus pandemic across different countries.
May 28, 2020 08:03 UTC
OBN chose self-contained Lawo mixing consoles, complemented with Compact I/O units for expanded connectivity and use as remote stagebox solutions. Ethiopia’s public broadcaster Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) has chosen Lawo mixing consoles and I/O devices as the basis for its new digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) units that are designed with a 4K workflow. For the technical basis of their OB units, both set to 4K standard, OBN chose self-contained Lawo mc²36 mixing consoles, complemented with Compact I/O units for expanded connectivity and use as remote stage box solutions. Another DSNG vehicle, suitable for smaller productions and TV reporting assignments, carries four cameras and a 16-fader mc²36. Concept, design and installation of the DSNG vehicles have been carried out by Italian systems integrator Aret Video and Audio Engineering, a longtime Lawo partner.
May 28, 2020 06:22 UTC
Debre Genet Elias. This treasure is the Debre Genet Elias Church. Located just a stone’s throw from the Abay River in the extreme south of Gojam, Debre Genet Elias (or Debre Elias as it is known by most) was founded in 1474. Many of the Debre Genet Elias alumni achieved their distinction within the Tewahido Church system. While these two stand out, Debre Genet Elias produced several other important archbishops in the 1900s.
May 28, 2020 05:37 UTC
Photo file/ credit EBCborkenaEditorialMay 27, 2020It was unimaginable for many Ethiopians, especially those who are (and who were) in the opposition quarter, to consider the current Ethiopian constitution as a savior in times of danger. For some politicians (like Lidetu Ayalew), and political organizations (like Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the constitution is “explicit” about that election and power of the executive. The understanding of many Ethiopians was that the constitution is essentially a threat to the existence of Ethiopia. He made it clear that the strength of the constitution is in bringing about stability in times of danger. In a process like that, the Ethiopian constitution could become more useful.
May 28, 2020 03:33 UTC
"For a business like ours, telecoms is crucial, and it's the most difficult challenge we face," Sisay told AFP during a break from his rounds one recent afternoon. "I think everyone in the tech scene has at one point or another been wondering, 'When is this going to happen? "But despite the significant potential that we maintain Ethiopia has, for any player entering this market, it's not going to be cheap. "It's the biggest untapped market left in the world, so all the serious players are pretty excited about the Ethiopian market," Zemedeneh said. "Most of them complain, and some of them don't ever come here again because of this."
May 28, 2020 02:37 UTC
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To stop the spread of the global pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government of Ethiopia today makes mandatory wearing face masks for all people outside of their homes or offices. The Government has also announced changing working hours for public servants as of today. All civil servants in Ethiopia will start their morning office work on 7.30 A.M in the morning and end 3.30 P.M. in the afternoon. A few months ago, the government has ordered public servants to stay at home and try to work from their homes whenever possible. Now all personal cars can be used seven days a week, according to the revised law by the government.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
May 27, 2020 20:05 UTC
Tanzania is set to receive the first batch of tourists since the onset of the coronavirus crisis. Tanzanian President John Magufuli has declared that the fight against coronavirus has been won, and the country should return back to normalcy if the number of infectious continues to remain low. Dar es Salaam only has 132 cases, Arusha has 11, Mwanza six patients while Dodoma only had two down from 40 confirmed cases. Kenya currently has over 1,300 confirmed coronavirus cases, while Uganda has 212. Kenyan health officials have said that the number of coronavirus cases is expected to peak in August and September if current prevention measures continue to be implemented.
May 27, 2020 17:03 UTC
A Malaria epidemic has broken out in 25 districts in the Amhara region. In Diredawa and other parts of Eastern Ethiopia, there is fear of malaria and Chikungunaya outbreaks. The Amhara Public Health Institute has reported that this year, the number of malaria cases in the region has shown a 70 percent increase compared to last year. Mr. Amare Desta, an expert in the malaria department of the institute explained, in an interview with Deutsche Welle (DW), the nature of the recurring malaria epidemic in the region. But this year, the number of cases reported in the April-June season has unusually increased.
May 27, 2020 13:41 UTC