Daily Archives: April 2, 2020

USD One million contribution from the People’s Republic of China to improve neonatal health in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 March 2020 – The People’s Republic of China, through its international aid agency the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), has contributed USD One Million to …

Massive Swarms of Desert Locusts Are Causing Crisis in East Africa

Desert locusts are eating their way through East Africa on a scale not seen in decades. These migratory pests travel from field to field destroying either crops meant for human …

How internet shutdowns have affected the lives of millions of Ethiopians

The people of Wollega province in the western part of Ethiopia did not have access to the internet from January this year to the end of March.

Wollega province is …

Ethiopia Opens Up Mobile Money Services to Local Non-Financial Firms

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s central bank will allow locally-owned non-financial institutions to start offering mobile money services as it seeks to boost non-cash payments in the country, it said.…

Global Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million

The coronavirus pandemic has hit a grim milestone — 1 million confirmed cases.

The count by Johns Hopkins University says almost one-fourth, 236,000, are in the United States.

The worldwide death …

National Bank Issues Directive for Effective Payment System

Addis Ababa, The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has issued a new directive that enable to promote the safety and efficiency of the payment system in Ethiopia.

In its statement, …

Ethiopia, Uganda Lead in Global Searches for COVID-19 Information

 Google has unveiled that Ethiopia and Uganda lead in global searches for COVID-19 information, African News reported.

According to the data from global search engine giant Google, Ethiopia has the …

G-20 Prepares Coronavirus Rescue Package for Africa

Addis Ababa,  A group of G-20 leaders are preparing an international response to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Africa, African officials and European diplomats disclosed.

The rescue package …