Daily Archives: March 21, 2020

UN fast tracks $10 million loan to help scale up FAO action to fight Desert Locusts

Rome/New York – FAO is further scaling up its activities to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa thanks to a $10 million loan approved this week by the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This loan will supplement the $10

USAID Funds 1.85M Assistance to Combat COVID-19 in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa,  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a 1.85 million USD assistance to support Ethiopia’s efforts in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. In a statement the USAID noted that the agency is working closely

Recruiting Tech Volunteers to Fight COVID-19 in Ethiopia  

WASHINGTON – A Washington-based software developer is recruiting other techies to combat the spread of the new coronavirus in his native Ethiopia, following the lead of countries such as China and South Korea with early experience in what is now

Coronavirus Hits Somalia’s Khat Sellers

The new coronavirus has woven itself into the daily lives of Somalis’ pocketbooks, hitting small businesses, including sellers of the herbal stimulant khat.   Khat, the red-stemmed, green-leafed plant that is chewed for its amphetamine-like properties, is grown in Kenya

Chinese Huajian Group Donates over Hundred Thousand Face Masks

Addis Ababa,  The Chinese Huajian Group has donated over 100,000 face masks and other anti-epidemic supplies for the fight against COVID-19. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Health Minister Liya Tadesse received the donation from Huajian Group International Affairs President Grace

WB Approves 500 Million USD in Grant, Loan to Ethiopia

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved 500 million USD in grant and loan for Ethiopia in continued support of the homegrown reform agenda. The Board of Directors on Thursday approved the stated amount in the form of grant

USAID Funds 1.85M Assistance to Combat COVID-19 in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa,  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a 1.85 million USD assistance to support Ethiopia’s efforts in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.  In a statement the USAID noted that the agency is working closely

FAO Grants Aircraft Sprayer to Boost Ethiopia’s Fight against Desert Locusts

Addis Ababa,  The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) handed over today an additional sprayer and information collector aircraft to enhance Ethiopia’s fight against the spread of locust. Fatouma D. Seid, FAO Country Representative to Ethiopia said that the aircraft will