Du Nord has established a fund to support black and brown companies affected by the riots. In the coming days they will add to the leadership team to bring in more business owners and community leaders. Du Nord is dedicated to rebuilding Minneapolis in a way that ensures our cultural beacons are restored.
June 02, 2020 13:06 UTC
NEW YORK: International donors on Tuesday pledged $1.35 billion of aid for Yemen, during a virtual humanitarian event organized by Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the United NationsTime is of the essence in the efforts to help the people of Yemen, the donors were reminded at the end of the conference. The United States, one of the largest donors, decreased its aid to Yemen this year blaming the decision on interference by the Houthis. In his opening statement at the conference, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that aid workers face a race against time in Yemen. “If we continue to advocate these points, then we are not far from reaching a better future for Yemen,” he said. It is about time for those who violate international law to stop, and to allow the international community to do the humanitarian work.
June 02, 2020 13:02 UTC
The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 3,932; of these eighty-seven (87) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 1,344. Among the confirmed cases, 59 of them are male and 28 are female and their age ranges front 10 to 70 years. All of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians. Both were dead bodies taken to health facility for forensic investigation and sample was tested positive for COVID-19. Furthermore, fourteen (14) people from (six from Oromia region and eight from Somali region) recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries 231.
June 02, 2020 12:00 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — At least six elephants were killed in a single day by poachers in Ethiopia last week, wildlife officials said, the largest such slaughter in memory in the East African nation. “The elephants were killed while they ventured out of the Mago National Park to drink water,” Ganabul Bulmi, the park’s chief warden, told The Associated Press. We haven’t seen anything like this before.”Two other elephants might have been killed the same day, May 26, the warden said, and an investigation continues. According to wildlife officials, Ethiopia had more than 10,000 elephants in the 1970s but poaching and habitat degradation have reduced the number to about 2,500 to 3,000 in recent years. Most elephants in Ethiopia live in Babile, Mago and Gambella national parks.
June 02, 2020 10:34 UTC
Five years ago as indicated in its second growth and transformation plan, Ethiopia aimed to generate $800 million in 2020 from export of leather products. On the other hand African countries with less cattle population have managed to earn more hard currency from export of leather products. Meanwhile local leather products manufacturing companies fear that the decision will lead to shortage of leather in domestic market and make them out of business. Some leather products argued that it is not right for the the policy makers to take tax rate from 100 percent down to zero automatically. In 2018/19 fiscal year, Ethiopia has exported close to 93 million meat, while the earnings from live meat export has gradually declined to $42 million.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
June 02, 2020 10:33 UTC
The Ethiopian Parliament, the House of People’s Representatives, has approved a supplementary budget of $1.45 billion (49.6 billion birr) the federal government requested to deal with "prevailing problems". The supplementary budget, it has been learned, is intended to help combat economic frustrations COVID-19 is feared might cause at the national level. The 12 to 15 billion birr budget approved before the current Ethiopian fiscal year comes to close in early June to prevent the pandemic is being utilized for the same purpose, it was reported. The supplementary budget is requested since the previous amount could not be sufficient given the current circumstances, Mesfin Cherinet, Deputy Acting Government Whip, told the MPs. The newly approved supplementary budget is set to be utilized for the purchase of materials to help fight COVID-19, as well as for humanitarian aid.
June 02, 2020 10:00 UTC
The Ethiopian public has raised over $17.7 million (605 million birr) for the continuation of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile in a year. Out of the total of 605 million birr, 79 million was collected in the month of April alone, the Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation to the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) disclosed. The Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation to GERD plans to collect 1.2 billion birr in the Ethiopian budget year which starts in July. Since the construction of the GERD commenced, 13.54 billion birr has been collected from the public for the project. The construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is 73.7 percent complete, and Ethiopia plans to start filling in July 2020.
June 02, 2020 09:44 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines, which lost over half a billion dollars in a few months after coronavirus outbreak, is now recovering making $120 million revenue from cargo, says CEO. Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam told the state news wire on Monday that Ethiopian Airlines has made $120 revenue in a month, which enabled the state owned aviation group to cover all its monthly expenses. Focusing on cargo flights has enabled Ethiopian Airlines to survive the hardship aviation business has been facing after the outbreak of the global pandemic. Mr. Tewolde indicated that now Ethiopian Airlines is transporting 200 to 300 tons of fresh cut flowers daily. In early April, Ethiopian Airlines indicated that it has lost $550 million revenue because of COVID-19, which led to suspending passenger flights.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
June 02, 2020 06:22 UTC
• Six other soldiers were injured, according to the Sudanese army• Sudan and Ethiopia condemn the cross-border incursion in Al-Baraka area on Thursday and calls for a truce. The cross-border incursion in al-Baraka area on Thursday led to the death of one Sudanese soldier and a child. This comes at a time when Khartoum and Addis Ababa are preparing for a second high-level meeting to resolve the border crisis. Reacting to the development on Sunday, Ethiopia called for an amicable solution to the border tension. Gedaref State, an arable region that straddles the Sudan-Ethiopia border, has witnessed a spate of attacks in the recent past particularly during harvest seasons.
June 02, 2020 06:22 UTC
Opposition parties (the government calls them “competing parties) are not exceptions when it comes to GERD. Last week, the Council of Ethiopian Political parties and the National Public Participation Coordinating Council had a conference. The conference was attended by top Ethiopian government officials who have been part of the GERD negotiation. Ethiopia’s position is equitable utilization of the water resource – and it is “imperative” that all political parties in the country support that position. Unlike many other projects in the country, the project is funded by the Ethiopian people in the form of financial contributions.
June 02, 2020 03:33 UTC
borkenaJune 1, 2020A day after Addis Ababa police commission disclosed that it has captured the suspect linked to the murder of Haymanot Bedada, a graduate student of clinical pharmacy at Tikur Anbesa hospital in the capital Addis Ababa, her father pleads police to dig more into the investigation. “I am thankful to what the Federal Police and Addis Ababa police have been doing. I ask the police to continue the investigation,” her father said. Tigist Bedada, the younger sister, also said that her murder does not seem to be a robbery case. Below is a video of an interview with Haymanot Bedada father and her siblings :Video credit : Nuro BezedeCover photo: screenshot from the videoJoin the conversation.
June 01, 2020 22:41 UTC
Those who follow the Duggars are very aware of Josh Duggar. Despite the rocky points in their marriage, Anna and Josh have remained together — and they even have six children. Josh and Anna Duggar have 6 children togetherThe Duggars adore children, so it’s no surprise that Josh and Anna Duggar also have six kids. And she appears to be a pro at motherhood, as just five days after giving birth, she was already attending Duggar family festivities. We’re not sure if Josh and Anna are finished having children just yet, either.
June 01, 2020 18:56 UTC
But WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told an online media briefing he hoped his organisation could continue its longstanding collaboration with the United States. China has reacted furiously to Trump's move, calling it selfish and petulant politics by a U.S. administration "addicted" to quitting international bodies and treaties. Tedros, who is Ethiopian, said he only knew about the U.S. decision from the media, with no formal communication yet from Trump's government. Trump has been one of those promoting the anti-malaria drug to help combat the COVID-19 disease, despite medical warnings about associated risks. (Reporting by Kate Kelland and Josephine Mason; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)
June 01, 2020 15:53 UTC
The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours am 2,926; of these eighty-five (85) of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 1,257. Among the confirmed cases, 51 of them are male and 34 are female and their age ranges from 1 months old to 65 years. All of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians. Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like to pass its condolences to the families. The laboratory samples were collected from the high-risk community members, returnees/passengers at mandatory quarantine centers, contacts of the confirmed cases, health facility visitors and suspects at isolation centers.
June 01, 2020 13:30 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-01 21:22:13|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia on Monday reported 85 more confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally to 1,257 in the country. All 85 new cases, 51 males and 34 females, are Ethiopian nationals, the Federal Ministry of Health said in a statement. Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation with about 107 million people, reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 13. The government has instituted a wide range of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. In April, the House of People's Representatives, or lower house of parliament, announced a five-month state of emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ethiopia.
June 01, 2020 13:18 UTC