Daily Archives: May 11, 2020

Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues

BEIJING, May 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues. Finland-based telecommunications equipment company Nokia has come away almost empty-handed in terms of huge 5G contracts awarded

In Ethiopia, Keeping Water Flowing During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Water utilities have a key role to play in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic response. The World Bank is working closely with a local utility in Ethiopia to increase water supply. Providing sanitation and promoting handwashing behavior change also core parts

African Nations Seek Their Own Solutions in Virus Crisis

DAKAR, SENEGAL – A loud hiss and grunt come from a green bag pressing air through a tube, as Senegalese researchers work to develop a prototype ventilator that could cost a mere $160 each instead of tens of thousands of

Ethiopia Steps Up Aerial Spraying To Stop New Desert Locust Invasion

Ethiopian officials have deployed helicopters to spray new swarms of desert locusts that are eating crops and threatening the country’s food security. The U.S. Agency for International Development said billions of the pests have descended on East Africa in recent weeks,

ECA Proposes COVID-19 Exit Strategies for Africa

Addis Ababa,  The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) proposed COVID-19 exit strategies to bring African economies back on track. UNECA has released a new report proposing COVID-19 exit strategies to African nations following the imposition of lockdowns that helped suppress

Ethiopia Confirms 11 New COVID-19 Cases in the Last 24 Hours

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia has confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s total tally to 250. In its daily update on new infections, the Ministry of Health today disclosed that the new cases were identified from 1,764 samples which were

NISS Foils Bank Robbery, Seizes Ring Leader

Addis Ababa,  The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) said it has foiled an attempted bank robbery and fraud team of robbers in Addis Ababa and apprehended its ring leader. According to a press release sent to ENA, the NISS

Ethiopia Prepares Comprehensive Response to Egypt’s Complaint about GERD

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia has prepared a comprehensive document that provides sufficient response for the complaint of Egypt about the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), according to Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy. Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister,