Africa Covid19 

No election in any part of Ethiopia before COVID 19 is no more threat,says NEBE

Ethiopia’s National Electoral Board (NEBE) disclosed on Wednesday that it has received a request from Tigray regional state Council to organize an election in the region for the 6th general election in the country. In a response statement issued on June 24, the Board recalled that the Ethiopian Upper House (House of Federation) has passed a decision on June 10 to extend the terms of the Federal and Regional House Representatives until after 9 to 12 months after a relevant authority declares that Coronavirus poses no risk to the country.…

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Africa Utilities 

Sudan warns against escalation in Nile dam dispute

Sudan has warned against escalation and urged further negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of a controversial dam on the Blue Nile river by Addis Ababa. Tensions are running high between the three countries after recent talks failed to produce a deal on the filling and operation of the $4.6bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. “We do not want escalation. Negotiations are the only solution,” Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasser Abbas told reporters on Sunday. “Signing an agreement is a prerequisite for us before filling the dam. Sudan has…

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Africa Covid19 

Ethiopia relaxes some regulations put in place to fight coronavirus

Ministry of Health has announced today that the nation has relaxed some regulations put in place by the government to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Health Minister, Dr. Lia Tadesse has announced improvements on guidelines of the state of emergency decree declared in response to COVID 19 in several aspects. According to the improvements funeral ceremonies over COVID 19 deaths could be arranged by the community as per precautions set to prevent spread of the virus. And families of the victims can arrange funerals before post mortem results are issued…

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Africa Financial Services 

Egypt sticks to US, World Bank-brokered document on Ethiopian Dam

The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources has affirmed sticking to the document brokered by the United States and the World Bank on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on February 21st, as a basis for negotiations, the Sudanese Irrigation Ministry said in a statement. A meeting for irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on Wednesday has agreed to resume negotiations and reach a final agreement that takes into consideration the mutual interests of the countries involved, as well as international resolutions and laws. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier this…

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Aerospace Africa 

Marsa Alam Airport received 10K stranded Egyptian since April

The Egyptian returnees came from more than 36 countries worldwide through coordination between ministries, hotel facilities and Tourist Companies chamber, which prepared hotels to host the returnees for one-week quarantine as announced by the country. The returnees came from: Kuwait, UAE, America, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Morocco, Netherlands, Bahrain, Spain, Algeria, Serbia, Greece, Thailand, Indonesia, Oman, France, South Africa, Maldives, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Russia, Tanzania, Sudan, Iraq, India, Nigeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, England, Malaysia, Jordan and Germany. Medical sources at the Red Sea Health Directorate said that there are more…

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