Daily Archives: May 14, 2020

In a Recent Inter-Continental Video Conference, Ghanaian and U.S. Leaders Are Named to the Board of The Collaboration for IT and Communications Excellence

The NGO’s Mission: “To Help Ghana’s Students and Entrepreneurs to Become Leaders  in a Tech-Driven Global Economy” PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A group of business, professional, academic, civic and public-sector leaders, from    Northern and Southern Ghana, and from

2Africa: a transformative subsea cable for future internet connectivity in Africa announced by global and African partners

2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe MENLO PARK, California, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and

U.S. Renews its Commitment to Ethiopia with $230 Million Development Partnership Agreement

Addis Ababa, May 14, 2020 – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Federal Ministry of Finance signed a new development partnership agreement this week worth more than $230 million. The agreement underscores the

ACAPS Briefing Note: Outbreaks in East Africa – Desert Locusts and COVID-19 (14 May 2020)

Countries in East Africa are currently battling two large-scale disasters simultaneously: the worst desert locust outbreak in decades and the COVID-19 pandemic. These two crises have many parallels: they are transnational issues that do not adhere to borders; left uncontained

Sudan declines partial agreement with Ethiopia on Renaissance Dam

KHARTOUM, Sudan has declined an Ethiopian proposal to conclude a partial agreement without Egypt, to launch the first filling process of the Renaissance Dam in next July. Last February Sudan did not initial a draft agreement prepared by the US

Somalia Starts Aerial Spraying to Stop Desert Locust Invasion

Somali officials say they have deployed helicopters to spray new swarms of desert locusts that are eating crops and threatening the country’s fragile food supply. In an interview with VOA, Somalia’s Minister of Agriculture Sa’id Hussein Iid said that “hired

Institute, University Sign MoU for Joint Research & Infrastructure Dev’t

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and Addis Ababa Science and Technology University have signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding for a joint research and infrastructure development. Development of the research and infrastructure will be undertaken in the Satellite

Researcher Forecasts 139 Billion Birr Loss If Virus Related Restrictions Continue for 6 Months

Addis Ababa,   A quick win intervention together with recovery plan is imperative to minimize COVID-19 induced economic and social crises that could cost Ethiopia over 139 billion birr if the virus related restrictions stay for six months, a researcher said.