Ethiopian national confirmed killed in Beirut blast

Addis Ababa, August 7, 2020 (FBC) –An Ethiopian national was killed in Tuesday’s blast in Beirut, Lebanon, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Nine other Ethiopians also suffered serious and minor injuries in the blast that rocked the Lebanese capital, said Ambassador Dina Mufti, Spokesperson of MoFA. In his press briefing, the he […]

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Kenenisa, Kipchoge duel as London Marathon organizers confirm race for Oct 4

Addis Ababa, August 7, 2020 (FBC) – The long awaited duel between the world’s two fastest marathoners, Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has been confirmed for October 4 after organizers for the London Marathon announced the race will go on despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The race had initially […]

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10 African countries account for 80% of continent’s COVID-19 testing – Africa CDC

Addis Ababa, August 7, 2020 (FBC) -Ten countries account for 80% of the new coronavirus testing taking place across Africa, a regional body said on Thursday, indicating that little testing is taking place in many countries around the vast continent. COVID-19 confirmed cases across Africa have accelerated and are close to hitting a million this […]

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Ethio Lease hands over $7m worth agricultural mechanization equipment to farmers

Addis Ababa, August 7, 2020 (FBC) -Ethio Lease, the first foreign-owned leasing company, on Wednesday handed over 16 combine harvesters to farmers and unions. The agricultural mechanization equipment are delivered to the farmers in line with the government’s strategy and the collaborative Memorandum of Understanding, Ethio Lease signed with the Ministry of Agriculture and the […]

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Ethiopia inaugurates Digital Health Innovation Lab to transform health sector

Addis Ababa, August 6, 2020 (FBC) – Ethiopia has today inaugurated the first ever Digital Health Innovation and Research Lab at Saint Peter Specialized Hospital in the presence of high ranking government officials including the Health Minister, Dr. Liya Tadesse and Innovation and Technology Minister, Dr. Abrham Belay. On the inaugural ceremony, Dr. Lia Tadesse […]

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NRC, IOM provide COVID 19 assistance to 15,000 Ethiopian returnees

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided COVID 19 preventive assistance to 15, 000 Ethiopians at quarantine sites. Over 15,000 Ethiopian returnees, many of whom are vulnerable women and children languishing at quarantine sites, have received critical emergency assistance as the country continues to curb the […]

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Macron promises to help mobilise aid for Lebanon after massive blast

Addis Ababa, August 6, 2020 (FBC) – French President Emmanuel Macron called for urgent support for Lebanon where he arrived on today, two days after a devastating blast ripped through Beirut, killing 145 people and generating a seismic shock that was felt across the region. Dozens are still missing after Tuesday’s blast at the port […]

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