Hailemariam Dessalegn was on the pedestal chairing the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Executive Committee meeting that went for the whole week starting March 11, 2018, for the last time. It was a must for Hailemariam to chair the Executive Committee meeting of the coalition as the statute of the EPRDF states that such a meeting has to be chaired by the chair of the party.
The number of displaced persons, who fled from Ethiopia to Kenya, has passed the 9,000 mark, The Reporter has learnt. In a press release issued by the Kenya Red Cross Society and sent to The Reporter, the figure has escalated to 9,667 as of March 16, 2018. Red Cross has also estimated more people will continue to cross the Ethiopia and Kenya border.
Society | Mar 17
A new report jointly released by the Ethiopian government and donors on the number of people in need of food aid remains unchanged. The recent figures indicated by the report is now at 7.8 million people.
Oromia Agricultural Cooperative Federation Ltd has finally acquired Assela Malt Factory with a total cost of 1.34 billion birr.
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR), on Thursday resumed its regular session marking it with an endorsement of seven members for the management board who oversee the state-owned publisher, the Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA).
Interview | Mar 03
Sergey Lavrov is the Foreign Minister of Russia, taking office since 2004. Previously, he was the Russian Representative to the UN, serving from 1994 to 2004.
Interview | Mar 03
Víctor M. Treviño has been Ambassador of Mexico to Ethiopia and Permanent Observer to the African Union since August 2016. He joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1982 and has previously served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Mexico in Australia; Consul General in Phoenix, Arizona; Head of the Consulate in Brownsville, Texas; and Deputy Consul General in Los Angeles, California, among others.