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Ethiopia’s 450,000 Grade 12 students to be given tablets

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According to official data, exams will start on December 7 to Dec 10. Before the exams, students will take 45 days of classes and technology guidance.  Many people are questioning how this […]

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Spotlight on Kenya

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Development Initiative (DI) released a reported titled Spotlight on Kenya. According to DI Spotlight on Kenya is “An online data tool bringing together publicly available official data on socioeconomic indicators and financial […]

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Importance of demographic statistics in Somali Region of Ethiopia

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Lack of reliable and accurate population data makes policy formulation, politics and development planning quite difficult. It is a must for nations to have an understanding of the size and composition of […]

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News from Ethiopia

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Ethiopian schools are likely to reopen on 30 October, 2020.  The House of Peoples Representative (HPR) passed decision to hold the 6th national elections and have schools reopened.  Ethiopian government plans to […]

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France reaches 10,000 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

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France confirmed 10,561 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This is the 1st time the country has passed the 10,000 mark in a single day. France is targeting 1 million […]

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How does OPERA analytical framework work?

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The Centre for Economic and Social Rights developed the analytical framework used for assessing fiscal policies from a human rights perspective. Way back in 2009, Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales (ICEFI) and […]

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Two (2) million acres destroyed in California fires

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The ongoing wildfires in California have been estimated to have affected at least 2 million acres of land and it has not yet reached the peak. At least 20 separate fires have […]

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TPLF wins Tigray elections by landslide

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Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling party of Tigray Regional State has won 98.2% of votes for the regional parliament which was cast on 9 September, 2020.  The ruling party won […]

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Public Policy

“Treat your reusable face mask like your underwear,” Sylvia Thompson

Here are a few tips on how to treat your reusable face masks:  a) Change face masks every single day;  b) Never ever share face mask with family or friends;  c) Wash […]

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British PM Boris Johnson £100 bn ‘Moonshot’ plan to test 10 million people a day

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New Covid-19 restrictions have been introduced in UK which have been named the “rule of six”. This means more than six people will not be allowed to gather going forward due to […]

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President Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2020

U.S.A. president Donald Trump has been nominated for the award of Nobel Peace Prize 2020.  This is due to the historic peace agreement between UAE and Israel.  Israel and UAE agreed last […]

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Harry and Meghan ‘earn $1,000,000 per speech’ online Read

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly earning $1 million per speech made online.  The British royal couple live in Los Angeles after they stepped down as senior royals.  Last week, it […]

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Education in Ethiopia gets a boost from Global Partnership for Education with $15 million Covid-19 Response

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The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has granted Ethiopia $14.85 million for Covid-19 Responses to focus on boosting the government efforts in handling disruptions in education. The grant will be used to […]

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Travel

My travel experience during Covid-19 Pandemic

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The journey to Addis Ababa started with preparations in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. I ticked off all the requirements including flight tickets and Covid-19 negative test results. My health facility of choice […]

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