By ELIAS MESERET, Associated PressADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says a recent violent incident that flared up along the border with Sudan should be addressed by diplomatic discussions. For its part, Sudan's military says that the two countries should deploy a joint force to patrol the border to prevent any violence. The statements from Ethiopia and Sudan came Sunday after Sudan summoned Ethiopia’s diplomat in Khartoum over the cross-border attack last week that was allegedly carried out by a militia backed by Ethiopia’s military. Ethiopian farmers have for years planted crops in Sudan’s al-Fashqa border area and that was tolerated by the government of former President Omar al-Bashir. Since the visit, Khartoum has deployed more troops to its eastern border with Ethiopia to stop incursions.
May 31, 2020 15:22 UTC
South Africa will need up to 25,000 ICU beds at peak of pandemic, and it only has 3,500, he disclosed. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” said Chikwe Ihekweazu, director general of the Nigerian center. Manuel was the longest-serving Minister of Finance in the Republic of South Africa and formerly headed the country’s National Planning Commission. “FM Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said: ‘China and African countries are united more than ever, demonstrating brotherhood in times of adversity. “Following measures for enhanced contact tracing and testing, Ghana has detected an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
May 31, 2020 15:11 UTC
Three people die from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said. It is stated that one of them is from Addis Ababa, one from Tigray region and the other from Southern part of Ethiopia. The total number of people died from the global pandemic in Ethiopia so far has increased to eleven. The Ministry also stated that after conducting laboratory tests for 2,836 people in the last 24 hours, it has found 109 new coronavirus positive individuals. Out of the total of 1,172 confirmed cased in Ethiopia, so far 209 people have recovered, while 109,451 people have got laboratory test for COVID-19.
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May 31, 2020 14:26 UTC
The total laboratory tests conducted within 24 hours are 2,836: of these 109 of them are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and the total confirmed cases as of today are 1,172. Among the confirmed cases. All of the confirmed cases are Ethiopians. Among the cases, 99 of them are identified from Addis Ababa, 2 from Tigray region, 5 from Oromia region and 3 from Harari region. Furthermore, one (1) person from Tigray region recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 209.
May 31, 2020 14:15 UTC
Ethiopia has launched two mobile applications that can help control spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country.The mobile applications were unveiled on Saturday by Ethiopian Public Health Institute in partnership with Ministry of Health and other stakeholders. The first mobile application tracks people and alerts them if they have been in close contact with someone infected with coronavirus. The second mobile application will help to share uniform information among medical staff members who treat COVID-19 patients in same facility. Users can use the applications (Debbo and COVID 19 Ethiopia) by downloading from Google Play Store and Official Website of Ethiopian Public Health Institute. Ethiopia has so far confirmed 1063 cases of COVID-19, discharged more than 200 patients and reported 8 deaths out of more than 105,000 total laboratory tests since mid March 2020.
May 31, 2020 12:56 UTC
Amnesty International said members of Ethiopian security forces have burned homes and committed multiple offences including rape, arbitrary arrests and detentions in Oromia and Amhara regions of the country.In a statement issued on Saturday Amnesty International said the security forces had used “attacks by armed groups and to contain inter-communal violenc” as an excuse to commit such human rights violations. Amnesty International said it documented how security forces committed the grave human rights violations between December 2018 and December 2019 despite reforms which led to the release of thousands of detainees, expansion of the civic and political space and repeal of draconian laws, such as the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation, which were previously used to repress human rights. “The Ethiopian authorities have made notable progress in changing the country’s bleak human rights record. However, it is unacceptable that the security forces should be allowed to carry on committing human rights violations with impunity,” said Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa. Qimant homes and property were also destroyed.” It added.
May 31, 2020 12:56 UTC
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Safaricom sees a new opportunity in Ethiopia, and Lenovo is cooling supercomputers with warm water in Germany. A focus on sustainability and using warm water to cooling within the datacenter. This is where the concept of warm water cooling comes in – the idea of pushing water that to us feels warm, but at 45 to 50 degrees Celsius is still cooler than processors running at peak performance. Companies like Facebook and Twitter have made the choice for employees to continue remote work for the foreseeable future.
May 31, 2020 11:26 UTC
Ethiopia says it is dismayed at recent cross border incursions along its common border with Sudan and has called for Sudanese authorities to allow for diplomacy to lead the search for an amicable solution. Thursday’s attack in the eastern province of al-Qadarif killed at least one officer and one child, Sudan’s military said in a statement. Ethiopian farmers have for years planted crops in Sudan’s al-Fashqa border area but the government of former President Omar al-Bashir had tolerated the incursions. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, toured the border area last month after an attack. Since the visit, Khartoum has deployed more troops to its eastern border with Ethiopia to stop incursions.
May 31, 2020 10:18 UTC
Sudan summons Ethiopian officials after a deadly military confrontation, which Sudan claimed initiated by the militia supported by the army. Along the Ethiopia – Sudan border Ethiopian militia and Sudanese forces have been engaged in a deadly combat for three days, according to Al Jazeera report. Sudan summons Ethiopian officials after its army official is killed during the clashes between the two sides. The confrontation between the two sides has now moved to a diplomatic talk. Sudan is known for hosting Ethiopian militias for many years including the current regime of Ethiopia which came to power in 1991 led by the late Meles Zenawi of Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Eritrean regime led by Isaias Afwerki.
Source:News Business Ethiopia
May 31, 2020 09:33 UTC
He was in intensive care for two weeksImage Credit: ShutterstockWashington: A high school teacher from the US state of Colorado was shocked to receive a medical bill of $840,000 (Dh3 million) for his treatment for COVID-19, local media reported. The bill received by Robert Dennis, a Centennial High School teacher, covered Dennis' time at Denver's Sky Ridge hospital, where he was put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit for two weeks, reports Xinhua news agency. However, what was not included was Dennis' three weeks at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, or his wife's trips to the emergency room when she was also fighting the virus. The couple had insurance and they planned to call to make sure that they were covered. "Seeing that number yesterday for the first bill, it took your breath away again," the wife said.
May 31, 2020 08:17 UTC
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday said it summoned Ethiopia’s diplomat to the country over a cross-border attack allegedly conducted by a militia backed by Ethiopia's military. Thursday’s attack in the eastern province of al-Qadarif killed at least one officer and one child, Sudan's military said in a statement. Ethiopian farmers have for years planted crops in Sudan’s al-Fashqa border area but the government of former President Omar al-Bashir had tolerated the incursions. Border tensions between the two countries have heated up recently with repeated attacks targeting Sudanese troops. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan's ruling sovereign council, toured the border area last month after an attack.
May 30, 2020 19:41 UTC
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Ethiopian Chargé D'affaires after condemning cross-border incursions by Ethiopian militias backed by the Ethiopian military. He added that Ethiopian militia has continued its encroachments on Sudanese territory, but that the army wanted to give a chance for diplomacy between Khartoum and Addis Ababa to solve the tensions. "The contact between Sudan and Ethiopia to calm the situation on the border strip has not stopped,' Al-Hassan explained. Al-Fashqa area, which covers an area of 251km, usually witnesses violations and encroachment by Ethiopian militias. The Sudanese government has also accused Ethiopian citizens of cultivating land within Sudanese borders, indicating that about 1,786 Ethiopian farmers are using Sudanese agricultural land to do so.
May 30, 2020 18:33 UTC
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA: A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station. The flight ushers in a new era in commercial space travel and marks the first time NASA has launched astronauts from US soil in nearly a decade. Ever since the space shuttle was retired in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian rockets launched from Kazakhstan to take US astronauts took and from the space station. Earlier the two NASA astronauts climbed into their capsule for a second attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship designed and built by SpaceX company. It brings a lot of people together.”NASA hired SpaceX and Boeing in 2014 to taxi astronauts to and from the space station, under contracts totaling $7 billion.
May 30, 2020 18:22 UTC
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry summoned on Saturday the Ethiopian chargé d’affaires in protest at the attack of Ethiopian militias backed by the Ethiopian army that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians. In a statement, the Sudanese ministry voiced the government’s condemnation and rejection of this “heinous aggression,” which comes ahead holding the second meeting of the high-level joint committee on the border issues, according to the Sudanese news agency. In the same context, Governor of Gedarif state Nasr-Eddin Abdul-Gayoum said the Ethiopian side has greedy ambitions in the Sudanese territories, although Ethiopia inked an agreement with Sudan on borders in 1903. He described what is happening on the ground as a systematic work, adding the Sudanese armed forces are ready for protecting the Sudanese citizens and lands. The clashes erupted when Ethiopian militias, supported by the Ethiopian army, infiltrated into the Sudanese territories and attacked farmland on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, killing and injuring a number of officers and personnel of the armed forces and Sudanese citizens, including children.
May 30, 2020 17:48 UTC
I think as far as convicting and prosecuting cops, I don’t think that that is a solution to the issues that we’re seeing. I actually don’t think that a good cop exists. And 80% of the cops that are working in Minneapolis that actually don’t even live in Minneapolis. And I think another thing that’s scaring me is that Minneapolis organizing, specifically Minneapolis black organizing has had history of vigilantes and vigilantism within our protest. So I think that’s another thing is that we’re resilient to diverse population in Minnesota as far as people of color.
May 30, 2020 17:03 UTC