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Gov’t Launches Nationwide Coronavirus Prevention, Testing Campaign Addis Ababa, A nationwide COVID-19 prevention movement and testing campaign was officially launched today in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, presidents of regional states and officials. During the launching of the campaign, it was stated that the government plans to test 200,000 persons and outreach to 17 million citizens in door-to-door screening in the next two weeks. The government has reportedly made all the necessary preparations to effectively conduct the campaign. It was pointed out that the outcome of the campaign will be a springboard for activities to be performed in the upcoming Ethiopian year. Students, teachers, religious leaders, elders and community leaders at all levels were urged to play their role in the campaign. Source: Ethiopia News Agency Zczc

Addis Ababa,  A nationwide COVID-19 prevention movement and testing campaign was officially launched today in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, presidents of regional states and officials. During the launching of the campaign, it was stated that the

Nation Committed to Resumption of Talks on GERD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia remains committed to continue the tripartite negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Briefing the media today, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti  said the negotiation that took

Ministry Reports 15 Deaths, 552 New COVID-19 Cases in a Day

Addis Abeba Ministry of Health has reported 15 deaths and 552 new coronavirus cases, pushing the total tally in the country to 21,452. In its daily update, the ministry stated that 15 persons have lost their lives from the virus,

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,

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: Impact of COVID-19 on Humanitarian Response, As of 31 May 2020

As of May 2020, there are a total of 66 operational partners supporting the delivery of humanitarian response in Ethiopia, spread out over 88 zones and 614 woredas. Since the arrival of COVID-19 in Ethiopia, and subsequent prevention and containment

Ministry Confirms 13 Deaths, 459 New COVID-19 Cases

Addis Ababa,  Ministry of Health has reported 13 deaths and 459 new COVID-19 cases today, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 20,336. In its daily update, the ministry said 13 patients have died from the virus over the