He had been interested in working in developing parts of the world for quite a while and eventually got to do some short-term foreign service trips on his own time, including one with an organization called Cure International. After 12 years in private practice, Gokcen and his wife, Corinne, decided to accept a two-year post with Cure in Kenya. That was followed by one in Ethiopia, opening a new hospital for Cure and serving as the facility’s orthopedic surgeon.
June 01, 2020 13:05 UTC
June 1 - 2020 ADDIS ABABAThe Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement yesterday regarding the “Ethiopian-Sudan border incident” on May 28 that “there is no honourable reason for the two countries to descend into hostility”. Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that a group of Ethiopian gunmen (called shifta in the region) raided Barakat Nourein in El Gureisha locality on the border with Ethiopia on Thursday. Army captain Karamallah Yagoub was killed in the ensuing clashes and three civilians, including a woman, were wounded. The gunmen were supported by hundreds of Ethiopian soldiers, Sudanese army spokesperson Brig Amer El Hasan said in Khartoum the following day. Yesterday’s statement of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not deny that Ethiopian soldiers crossed the border with Sudan and killed a Sudanese officer and wounded several people.
June 01, 2020 12:45 UTC
ImpactAlpha, June 1 – Addis Adaba-based Roadrunner is a tech platform used by delivery startup Deliver Addis, one of Ethiopia’s leading e-commerce companies. Roadrunner’s tech has helped Deliver expand from restaurant delivery to groceries and other essential goods during COVID. COVID created a surge in new demand and opportunity for both Roadrunner and Deliver Addis, which provides delivery services for 100 retail and restaurant businesses in the city. RENEW connected Deliver Addis to Travel Ethiopia, which is now supplying its vehicles and staff to support Deliver’s expansion. RENEW also invests in African women-owned businesses through a “mini- investment” fund (see, “RENEW right sizes checks with new East Africa fund for female founders.”)
June 01, 2020 11:02 UTC
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II rides Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell pony, in Windsor Home Park, in Windsor, Britain, in this undated pool picture released on May 31, 2020. Image Credit: ReutersLondon: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was photographed riding a 14-year-old Fell pony in Windsor Home Park on Sunday as the country eases stringent measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The 94-year-old Queen has been living at Windsor Castle, west of London, during the lockdown with her 98-year-old husband Prince Philip. From there, she has issued a number of rallying messages to the nation, including televised addresses that have been a rarity during her 68-year reign. Wearing a colourful headscarf and dressed in a tweed jacket, Jodhpurs, white gloves and boots, the Queen can be seen in the new photographs taken by the Press Association riding during the weekend’s sunny weather.
June 01, 2020 09:28 UTC
London & Chicago: The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be waning. As a result, they may need to look further afield, to pandemic hotspots in Africa and Latin America, to get convincing results. But running large-scale clinical trials of potential vaccines against a completely new disease at speed is complex, scientists say. The hope is that infections within the control group will be higher, showing the trial vaccine is protecting the other group. They will also consider looking abroad if domestic disease rates fall too far, he said.
June 01, 2020 09:13 UTC
A massive locust swarm, called tiddi dal in India, hit the city of Jaipur on Monday, 25 May 2020. Many aviators have tales to tell about what they went through when flying through a locust swarm. Locust swarms are typically in motion and can cover vast distances, some species may travel 130km or more a day. The ultimate goal in locust control is the use of preventive and proactive methods that disrupt the environment to the least possible extent. Aircraft Bird StrikesA bird aircraft strike or ingestion (for an engine), is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird or bat) and a man made vehicle, usually an aircraft.
June 01, 2020 08:48 UTC
To commence the filling of water into the Great Ethiopian Reconnaissance Dam (GERD) in the coming July, the Government of Ethiopia said it is set to commence cutting trees and bushes found on 1,000 hectares of land. The Job Creation and Enterprises Development Agency of Benishangul Gumz Region of Ethiopia indicated that clearing starts today to prepare the area for water filling. He stated that clearing of the bushes will create jobs for over 2,000 unemployed youth found in the Benishangul Gumz. Located in Western Ethiopia of Benishangul Gumz Region at some 20 kilometres distance from Sudan border, GERD’s artificial lake has the capacity to hold 74 billion cubic meters of water. Egypt has been expressing its concern that GERD will reduce the “historical” volume of water it used to get from the Nile River.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
June 01, 2020 07:41 UTC
The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) announced a $1.6 million contribution from the Mastercard Foundation to support COVID-19 preparedness and response activities. This crisis is teaching us how interdependent we are as well as how powerful collective action can be,” said Reeta Roy, Mastercard Foundation President and CEO. “The Ethiopian Red Society has been there since the start of national COVID-19 preparedness activities, even before the first confirmed case was reported in Ethiopia. The generous support we received from the Mastercard Foundation is of paramount importance to sustain such humanitarian and resilience building endeavors. The Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program is assisting institutions and communities in Africa to withstand and respond to the short-term impacts of the pandemic, while strengthening their resilience in the long-run.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
June 01, 2020 05:28 UTC
Virus Pandemic Expected to Push 15 Million Ethiopians to Seek Handouts: MinisterBy Staff ReporterMay 31, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- The Ethiopian House of People Representatives on Friday unanimously approved over 48 billion Birr as a supplementary budget to address the impacts coronavirus pandemic in the country. Hence, the minister said 48.3 billion Birr supplementary budget is required to deal with the economic impact of the pandemic and 38 billion Birr of the budget would go to support 30 million emergency food recipients. According to the minister, 28.3 billion Birr will be raised from external sources and 20 billion Birr from local sources, including through the sale of Treasury bills. The supplementary budget was approved as the country confirmed a record of 137 COVID-19 cases out of 5,015 samples tested on Friday. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stressed the need to increase testing capacity as the country’s COVID-19 confirmed cases hit nearly 1000.
June 01, 2020 04:18 UTC
Tear gas billows as demonstrators gather in Lafayette Park to protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Image Credit: AFPWashington: Police fired tear gas outside the White House late Sunday as major US cities were put under curfew to suppress rioting as anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice fury at police brutality. Violent clashes erupted repeatedly in a small park next to the White House, with authorities using tear gas, pepper spray and flash bang grenades to disperse crowds who lit several large fires and damaged property. "We have black sons, black brothers, black friends, we don't want them to die. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades to clear streets of curfew violators Saturday night in Minneapolis.
June 01, 2020 03:11 UTC
ISLAMABAD: The Ethiopian government has sought extension in the waiver to export red kidney beans to Pakistan. Pakistan had lifted the ban on export of red kidney beans from Ethiopia for three months, which expired in March this year, but the Ethiopian government could not avail of the facility due to novel coronavirus outbreak. However, the Pakistani government banned import of haricot beans, which includes red kidney beans, speckled beans and pinto beans due to plant health concerns. Pakistan has banned import of red kidney beans from Ethiopia due to a concern over a ‘serious destructive and virulent quarantine disease’. Red beans are one of the major export products in the pulses category of Ethiopia.
June 01, 2020 02:48 UTC
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The 2013 Champions League final was an all-German affair, between which two teams? Which county won the All-Ireland GAA Senior Football Championship final in 2011? Which county won the All-Ireland GAA Senior Hurling Championship final in 2011? 2019: Liverpool claimed their sixth European Cup after a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid. Picture by Tony Harris/PA WireDERBY DAY DELIGHTOn This Day in 1983: Lester Piggott won his ninth and final Derby.
June 01, 2020 00:22 UTC
Image Credit: ReutersWashington: The United States has delivered two million doses of the antimalarial medicine hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to Brazil to fight COVID-19, the White House said Sunday, though the drug has not been proven effective against the coronavirus. “HCQ will be used as a prophylactic to help defend Brazil’s nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals against the virus. It said the US would soon also send 1,000 ventilators to Brazil, the epicentre of South America’s outbreak with nearly 500,000 confirmed cases. The Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors not to prescribe it widely or outside of several clinical trials that are underway. The US has lost more than 106,000 people to the virus, by far the country with the highest number of deaths.
May 31, 2020 22:42 UTC
Yesterday, a learning-disabled Palestinian man was killed by Israeli Border Police in East Jerusalem. In July 2019, an off duty policeman shot and killed an 18-year old Ethiopian man, causing riots in the community. Yesterday, a learning-disabled Palestinian man was killed by Israeli Border Police in East Jerusalem. According to law, violent demonstrations are also prohibited. Violent demonstrations, as are occurring today in democratic societies, gives Bashar Assad of Syria justification for using force against them.
May 31, 2020 19:07 UTC