Ethiopia launches two COVID 19 control mobile apps

Addis Ababa, May 30, 2020 (FBC) – Ethiopia has today launched two mobile applications that help control coronavirus pandemic in the country. The mobile applications have been unveiled by Ethiopian Public Health Institute in partnership with Ministry of Health and other stakeholders, it is indicated. The first mobile application tracks people and alerts them if […]

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Deputy Premier calls for timely COVID 19 preparedness

Addis Ababa, May 30, 2020 (FBC) – Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen called for timely preparedness to curtail spread of coronavirus might be triggered by flooding during upcoming rainy season. Addressing the 7th ordinary session of River Basin High Council through virtual technology, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen urged officials in vulnerable tributaries to complete […]

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Addis Ababa launches food rationing for vulnerable societies

Addis Ababa, May 30, 2020 (FBC) – Addis Ababa City Administration has launched food rationing program amid coronavirus pandemic addressing more than 1,000 vulnerable individuals in Lideta and Addis Ketema Sub Cites. Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa, Engineer Takelle Umma has launched the food distribution program supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Ethiopia, mayor’s […]

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Adaptive leadership in the COVID 19 leadership: Insights from Ethiopia

By: Arkebe Oqubay The success of humanity and nations during times of crisis such as the complex, multi-dimensional Covid-19 pandemic is determined by leadership. At a time when the socio-economic foundations of society are being shaken, its leaders are required to provide exceptional leadership. Nonetheless, swift and bold decisions should be taken in the face of inadequate […]

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Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

Addis Ababa, May 30, 2020 (FBC) – US President Donald Trump has announced that he is terminating the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic. “China has total control over the World Health Organization,” the president said […]

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National Green Legacy Committee visits Sodere nursery

Addis Ababa, May 30, 2020 (FBC) – Members of the National Green Legacy Committee have visited sodere nursery site in North Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State today. High ranking government officials at ministerial level, Officials from Oromia Regional state and public figures drawn from various segments of communities have attended the nursery, one of the […]

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Land clearance to begin ahead of GERD water filling

Addis Ababa, May 29, 2020 (FBC) – Benshangul Gumuz Regional State Job Creation and Enterprises Development Agency announced preparedness to deploy more than 2,000 youths to clear the land behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance. Director General of the agency, Beshir Abdurahim told Addis Zemen News Paper that more than 2,000 youths will be engaged in […]

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Coronavirus pandemic is a major threat to Africa’s development:AU

Addis Ababa, May 29, 2020 (FBC) – Chairperson of the African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, said the coronavirus pandemic is a major thret to developing countries’ efforts to meet their development goals. The pandemic affects their efforts set to achieve major development goals in sectors like education, health and eradicating poverty, Ramaphosa noted. Addressing UN meeting […]

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