Daily Archives: August 6, 2020

WHO Deploys Dozens of Experts to South Africa to Help Slow Coronavirus Spread

A team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) is in South Africa to help the country get control of its rapid rise in coronavirus cases. The WHO said in a statement that 43 experts in specialties including, epidemiology,

In Cameroon, Hundreds Trapped, Lack Access to Assistance, UN Says

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, says poor roads and the threat of further Boko Haram attacks is preventing it from helping civilians in a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon. The UNHCR says hundreds of displaced

Africa Approaches 1 Million Coronavirus Cases

JOHANNESBURG – The African continent is fast approaching 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, with South Africa alone accounting for more than half-a-million cases. World Health Organization officials say they’re sending a team of experts to South Africa in coming

Ethiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview | 06 August 2020

23,960+ Returnee migrants arrived since April 1 55,470+ Individuals reached with hygiene awareness this week 1,497 Currently in quarantine facilities Partnerships and Coordination As the designated lead agency for supporting the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in the management of migrant

Joint Government – Humanitarian Partners National Flood Contingency Plan 2020 kiremt Season

Ethiopia is experiencing extreme weather variability with some areas experiencing drought, while others are impacted by flooding. Based on NMA 2020 belg weather outlook, the National Flood Task Force had released a Flood Alert # 1 earlier in the season on 28

Africa’s COVID-19 Infections Nearing One Mln Mark

Addis Ababa,  The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Africa has reached 992,710 on Thursday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) disclosed. In its daily COVID-19 situation update report, the African CDC said the total number

. Addis Ababa Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow to Ethiopia was 2.5 billion USD, being the highest when compared to the last two Ethiopian fiscal years, according to Ethiopian Investment Commission. Ethiopian Investment Commissioner Lelissie Nemi said the inflow is the highest in two years and encouraging when compared to other African countries. Addressing the evaluation workshop of last year’s performance, the commissioner said the actual operation of most of the industrial parks, promotions and the one-stop service were among the factors for the increase in FDI inflow. The investment legal framework which creates enabling environment for local and foreign investors and ease of doing business in the country have also helped to attract investors. According to Lelissie, the reforms undertaken by the government for the last two years have been playing crucial role for the increase of FDI flow. During the concluded Ethiopian budget year, security threats, lack of land provision, energy supply, and foreign currency were among the hurdles that affected investment. Lelissie stated that more conducive business environment will be created this fiscal year to increase FDI inflow, create more jobs and improve the investment related services, among others. Working on investment promotion, transfer of technology and strong monitoring and evaluation strategy as well as enhancing institutional capacity were also stated among the execution mechanisms to be undertaken to realize the stated ambitions. Source: Ethiopia News Agency

Addis Ababa   In cities and urban areas in East Africa, livelihoods and incomes of populations are seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for those living in informal settlements, UN agencies disclosed. The World Food Programme (WFP) and United

Ethiopia Attracts 2.5 Billion USD Foreign Direct Investment in Fiscal Year

. Addis Ababa  Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow to Ethiopia was 2.5 billion USD, being the highest when compared to the last two Ethiopian fiscal years, according to Ethiopian Investment Commission. Ethiopian Investment Commissioner Lelissie Nemi said the inflow is