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WB approves USD 600 mln for drought response scheme

The World Bank (WB) last week approved a USD 600 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support the government of Ethiopia’s vision of building a national safety net system to provide effective support in chronically food insecure rural areas.

Blue’s presser canceled for unknown reasons

Semayawi Party’s, aka the Blue Party (Blue), planned press conference slated for Friday at Harambee Hotel was cancelled for unexplained reasons, Abebe Akalu, head of public relations of the party, told The Reporter.

Another Garbage slide kills one at Koshe

Six months after the garbage hill slide that occurred in Koshe Open Garbage Dumpsite in Addis Ababa and claimed the lives of 130 people, the site is reported to have witnessed another round of slide that claimed the life of one individual.

Gates Foundation pledges USD 500 mln to Ethiopia

Warns budget cuts could regress development gains Taking into consideration the challenges of implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and highlighting the prospects of the upcoming SDGs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) revealed the commitment of USD half-a-billion for development projects in Ethiopia on Wednesday.

Eritrea slapped with US visa restrictions

The Donald Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it will end and in some cases restrict the issuing of certain visas to countries it deemed uncooperative to the interest of the United States.

Chinese donkey abattoir petitions PM’s office

The controversial Shandong Dong Group, a Chinese donkey abattoir, based in Bishoftu (DebreZeit) of Oromia Regional State, is awaiting a response to the compliant it lodged with the Office of the Prime Minister a couple of months ago with regard to what they claimed to be unfair closure of their donkey slaughterhouse.