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The Latest: China reports 36 new COVID-19 cases

The Latest: China reports 36 new COVID-19 cases

By The Associated Press March 31, 2020 China’s National Health Commission has reported 36 new COVID-19 cases, one day after announcing that asymptomatic cases will now be included in the official count Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the […]

Al-Amoudi donates $3.6m towards COVID-19 fight

Ethiopia-born Saudi billionaire, Mohammed Ali Al-Amoudi has made the biggest private donation yet to coronavirus combat in Ethiopia. He donated the sum of 120 million birr (about $3.6m) to the Addis Ababa city administration on Tuesday. Ethiopia as of midday March 31 had 25 confirmed cases of the virus. Transport has been banned in most […]

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Coronavirus: Gebrselassie donates to Ethiopian fund

By Michelle Katami BBC Sport Africa Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie has donated nearly $50,000 to a committee set up to fight the spread of coronavirus in his homeland. The Covid-19 National Resource Mobilisation Committee was launched by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday in Ethiopia, where there are currently 21 reported cases. “It’s not […]

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Are East Asians resistant to COVID19? Is this virus for the first time in humans?

By Sertse Desta One can observe that the rate of spread of COVID19 virus in East Asian countries is much lower than the rest of the world, especially the European and US. One might suspect that this is not coincident. We know that there is very low genetic differentiation that ranges only FST (fixation index) […]

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Coronavirus: German minister dies by suicide over economic fears

Thomas Schaefer was working ‘day and night’ to support those affected by the outbreak A German state finance minister appears to have died by suicide after becoming “deeply worried” about the economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. The body of Thomas Schaefer, 54, the finance chief of the central Hesse state, was found near railway […]

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Ethiopia pardons more than 4,000 prisoners to help prevent coronavirus spread

By Bukola Adebayo, CNN Experts: Coronavirus could hit African countries hardest 02:30 (CNN)Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde has granted pardon to more than 4,000 prisoners in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus. Sahle-Work Zewde announced the order in a tweet on Wednesday and said it would help prevent overcrowding in prisons. The directive only covers those given […]

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Aide to D.C. mayor dies from coronavirus

By Sophie Kaplan – The Washington Times Friday, March 27, 2020 A top aide to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has died from the coronavirus, she announced Friday. George Valentine, the deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel, died Friday morning of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, after being admitted to the hospital Wednesday, […]

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Abiy Appoints New Ambassador to Eritrea

27 Mar 2020 – (EP) The Government of Ethiopia announced today its Eritrea envoy in Asmara. The new Ambassador is Mehreteab Mulugeta Haile (pictured), the former Director-General European and European Union Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. Former Ethiopia’s envoy to Eritrea, Ambassador Redwan Hussien, is promoted to State Minister in the […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic the Case of Politics Overriding Humanity

By Zerihun Gudeta Alemu, March 24, 2020 The Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire becoming a pandemic in a short period. In response, several measures that have disrupted people’s lifestyles have been introduced. One good example is ‘social distancing’ which due to limited socio-economic costs and ease of application is touted effective in containing the spread […]

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Ethiopia Sustains Reforms to Spur Growth and Boost Investment Climate and the Finance Sector

The World Bank WASHINGTON, March 19, 2020— The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $500 million ($312.2 million grant and $187.8 million credit) from the International Development Association (IDA) in continued support of the Government of Ethiopia’s Homegrown Reform Agenda. The Second Ethiopia Growth and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (DPO) is intended to accelerate […]

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As it happened: Coronavirus deaths pass 20,000

We are pausing our live coverage We’re pausing our live coverage for now, but we’ll continue to bring you updates across the BBC News website until our teams in Asia pick things up. Here’s what you need to know: The number of people who have tested positive for the virus worldwide has passed 460,000, with […]

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Ethiopia: Parents fear for missing Amhara students as universities close over Covid-19

Amnesty International 25 March 2020, As universities across Ethiopia close to avert spread of the COVID-19 virus, Amnesty International is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to disclose measures they have taken to rescue 17 Amhara students from Dembi Dolo University in Western Oromia, who were abducted by unidentified people in November 2019 and have been […]

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Ethiopia: Parents fear for missing Amhara students as universities close over Covid-19

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 25 March 2020 Spokespersons available to take media interviews As universities across Ethiopia close to avert spread of the COVID-19 virus, Amnesty International is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to disclose measures it has taken to rescue 17 Amhara students from Dembi Dolo University in Western Oromia, who were abducted by unidentified […]

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Authorities in Mozambique Find 64 Migrants Dead in Truck

More than 60 undocumented migrants believed to be Ethiopians have been found dead in a cargo truck in the Mozambique’s northwestern Tete province. BY TOM BOWKER Associated Press MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — More than 60 undocumented migrants believed to be Ethiopians have been found dead in a cargo truck in the Mozambique’s northwestern Tete province. […]

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Prof. Mammo’s interview on the 124 Adwa Great African Victory and the Grand Nile River Renaissance Dam

Prof. Mammo’s interview on the 124 Adwa Great African Victory and the Grand Nile River Renaissance Dam (GERD). It was aired on March 15th, 2020 from Stockholm, Sweden. Please follow and like us:

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New York Priest Blesses Entire City by Dropping Holy Water From a Plane

By uCatholic  March 24, 2020 Last Thursday, Father Juan Benitez blessed the city of Rochester in New York and its surrounding suburbs from 2000 feet above. Father Benitez is the parochial vicar of Saint Louis Catholic Church in Pittsford, just southeast of Rochester. With the help of parishioner and pilot Anthony Daniele, Benitez was able […]

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Way forward to the COVID -19 Pandemic – Rounds of Anti-Virus Wars

by Melaku G Woldeselassie I listened to the press conference given by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding what needs to be done to stop the spread of the virus. The Director Dr. Adhanom and his team were saying the focus of nations at this critical time in the history of the humankind, after the […]

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Ethiopia orders civil servants to stay at home

 March 24, 2020 In an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Council of Ministers of Ethiopia today decided all civil servants in Addis Ababa to work from home. Chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed the Council of Ministers met in an extraordinary session this morning to discuss COVID-19 response measures, in […]

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