Addis Ababa, April 1, 2020 (FBC) –Ethiopia and South Korea have signed two concessional loan agreements amounting $93 million today. The loan would be used to finance the Addis Ababa Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and land information management system (LIMS). Of the total, $63 million will be channelled for the BRT project. The BRT corridor […]Read More
Addis Ababa, April 1, 2020 (FBC) –Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed said the country will begin filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir in the upcoming rainy season. He made the remake following the 9th year anniversary of the commencement of the dam. “We will start filling the dam in the next rain season,” […]Read More
Addis Ababa, April 1, 2020 (FBC) – Three more people have tested positive for coronavirus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Ethiopia to 29. According to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) all the confirmed cases are Ethiopians. Currently, there are twenty-five cases in the treatment center and […]Read More
Addis Ababa, April 1, 2020 (FBC) –Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed held phone conversation with South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa. The discussion focused on the need for collective leadership to overcome the impact of coronavirus (COVID19) together, according to a twitter post by the Prime Minister “We agreed that withstanding the economic damages that the […]Read More
Addis Ababa, March 31, 2020 (FBC) – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has said it is impossible to hold the upcoming election as per scheduled due to outbreak of coronavirus. In a statement sent to FBC today, the board announced the annulment of date set to hold the election, which was August 29, […]Read More
Addis Ababa, March 31, 2020 (FBC) –The National COVID19 Resource Mobilisation Committee has so far mobilized 150 million birr locally. The amount doesn’t include the contributions made in-kind, said Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed on his Facebook page. The committee was established five days ago with a task of coordinating efforts of gathering financial and […]Read More
Addis Ababa, March 31, 2019 (FBC) – Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed held a virtual call with sub-committee leads of the high level national COVID19 Ministerial committee to assess activity performance and to determine if additional assignments are required. COVID19 prevention and containment efforts have progressed with incremental actions through each of the sub-committees, said […]Read More
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Addis Ababa, March 31, 2020 (FBC) –The Ministry of Health today reported three new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, raising the total number of confirmed cases in Ethiopia to 25. According to the Ministry of Health, two of the three patients came to Addis Ababa on March 24 from Dubai at the same flight. The third patient, […]Read More
Addis Ababa, March 31, 2020 (FBC) –Chief Administrator of Oromia regional state, Shimelis Abdisa, has announced restoration of telecom services in western zones of the region. In a press conference issued today, Shimelis said the restoration of the services came following completion of the joint works of the federal and regional governments. A decision has […]Read More