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  • Potential Corona Virus (COVID-19) vulnerabilities in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Africa just behind Nigeria. The country is also one of the poorest in the entire continent. It is not easy to get access for information, education and health across the country. Only the main cities have relatively better access to electricity, health, water and internet.

    As the politics in the country is at its more worrying time there are areas which are ruled under state of emergency. Some parts of Oromia regional state such as Wollega zones and Guji zone. 

    In these two areas there is no access to basic telephone service and total internet shut down for more than six months now. The reason the government raises is that it is a way to control rebel groups in the country.

    As per WHO (the World Health Organization), governments should provide necessary information to battle the recently out break world pandemic virus named 'CORONA / COVID-19'. 

    But as it stands now it is almost impossible for the areas mentioned above to get the necessary information as well as access to health center even if they are found positive to the virus. This needs a public attention in pushing the government to open up both telephone service and internet access to the citizens.

    There are some tips Ethiopian government provided while announcing that schools closed and as well large gatherings are banned for the next two weeks.

    If any one have the symptoms stated by the WHO, can use the following telephone line to get support from Ethiopian medical teams:

             Covid-19 HOT LINE:  8335

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  • Satelite Frequency in Ethiopia 2020

     

     

    Channel Satelite Frequency Symbol Rate Polarization FEC Category Language
    EBC News EUTELSAT 8° WEST 12645 2700 VERTICAL 7/8[AUTO] NEWS Amharic
    EBC Languages Different Languages Multi
    EBC Meznagna Entertainment Multi
    Fana TV           News Amharic
    EBS TV           Entertainment Amharic
    Kana TV           Entertainment Amharic
    Bisrat TV           Sport Amharic
    JTV           Entertainment Amharic
    Nahoo           Entertainment Amharic
    Walta TV           News Amharic
    Arts TV           Entertainment Amharic
    OBN TV           News and Ent. Afaan Oromoo
    Amhara TV           News and Ent. Amharic
    Tigray TV           News and Ent. Tigrigna
    Debub TV           News and Ent. Multi
    OBS TV           News and Ent. Afaan Oromoo
    OMN           Politics and Ent. Afaan Oromoo
    ONN           Politics and Ent. Afaan Oromoo
    DW TV           News and Ent. Tigrigna
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  • Ethiopian Television Channels on Nilesat with their frequency

    Ethiopian Television Channels on Nilesat with their frequency.

    There are many Television channels in Ethiopia. Most of them focuses on news and entertainment. Ethiopian Broadasting Corporation and Fana Broadcasting Corporate share company are among the leading News TV channels. Popular entertainment channels are the likes of Kana Television, EBS and Arts TV.

    Below is the list of TV Channels in Ethiopia that are available on Nile Sat.

    Channel Satelite Frequency Symbol Rate Polarization FEC Category
    EBC News EUTELSAT 8° WEST 12645 2700 VERTICAL 7/8[AUTO] NEWS
                 
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  • Ethiopia Breaks World Record By Planting 353 Million Trees in 12 Hours

    Ethiopia Breaks World Record By Planting 353 Million Trees in 12 Hours.

    Ethiopia set a new record by seedling more than 353 million trees in a single day on July 29, 2019. Previously the record was in the hand of Indians who were able to plant more than 66 million trees in day. Ethiopia achieved this feat by officially closing government offices so that everyone participates in the program. 

    Among the trees planted Oromoia region takes the lions share by planting more than 211 million trees. Where as Amhara region achieved to plant more than 87 million trees. Even the capital city, Addis Ababa, planted about 3.1 million trees. 

    This reafforestation plan will enhance the forest coverage of the country as well as helping to reduce the effect of environmental change. This could be a blue print for the country and for Africa in general towl work towards afforesting the continent where drought has potential consequences by exposing the nations for famine and other related problems.

    Later on the day the prime minster of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed thanked all the society who participated on Green Legacy to plant trees. And he promised his government will word towards making the country better and prosper in every aspect in order to make it a better place to live in. He also mentioned that this will create topic for Western to talk about Ethiopia and make them eager to visit the country.

    This was among many reforms made by the young and energetic prime minster Doctor Abiy Ahmed as part of reafforesting the country. 

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  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed's Green Legacy

    Ethiopian prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Green Legacy and implementation plan Doctor Abiy Ahmed, most loved Ethiopian leader, is the prime minister of the country since March 2019. He came to office after sustained unrest through out the country for absence of justice. He promised to bring peace, stability and prosperity where everyone is equally treated.

    He has released thousands of political prisoners including several high profile opposition party politicians and journalists. He has also implemented much needed political and swift economic reforms. He has increased the number of ministerial cabinets in to twenty where half of them are women's. It is the first time women took 50% cabinet in the history of the country and entire African continent. Since his reforms some other Africans had followed his footsteps and bring women to government higher positions.

    He has also solved ethio-eritreas conflict by his own motive which was there for more than two decades after deadly war between the two horn African countries. Dr Abiy flew to Asmera and announced that ethio eri war is over. Thousands of Eritreans celebrated his visit to Asmara on his arrival. The news was like a dream for many families who lost their loved ones during the conflict.

    He has also invited opposition parties and rebel groups to participate in the next election by opening up the political land scape like never before. Some of the rebel group came back to the country for peaceful political competition are: Ogaden nations movement front, the Oromo liberation front led by Dawud Ibsa, and Ginbot7 who is represented by professor Birhanu Mega before they dismantle them selves and joined a newly created national party called Ezema. Abiy has done tremendous job since came to power. The current agenda is to plant tree and make the country green again. More than 4 billion trees were planned to be planted throughout the summer. From this 200 million are to be planted within a single day on July 29, 2019 throughout the country. It is expected the people will keep its promise and collaborate to fulfill this blessed idea of the prime minister. Stay tuned for other stories. SkySheger.com News!!

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