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Talk of Unity –act of rebalancing?

While the concept of unity was highly propagated during the military regime, the concept of diversity and recognition to ethnic identity was viewed in contempt. However, following the downfall of the military era and the introduction of federalist system of government in Ethiopia, this long-standing tradition was slowly overshadowed by regionalism and ethnic diversity.

House challenges PM’s gov’t restructure

In what is going to be the third Cabinet in a single election term, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has announced his new government on Thursday, while unusually Members of Parliament (MPs) were seen to be tougher on the new PM and with regards to his government restructuring and ministerial appointments.

UN human right commissioner to visits Addis

At the invitation of the Government of Ethiopia, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of Jordan is set to visit Addis Ababa for four days starting tomorrow.

Speaker swaps teams

In unexpected turn of event, Abadula Gemeda, a veteran member of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR), has left his position to assume a role at the executive branch of government as national security advisor to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) with ministerial portfolio, while Muferiat Kemal was endorsed in unanimous vote to replace him becoming the first female Speaker of the House. 

PM continues tour in North

Just days after the formation of his new cabinet, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed went to the Amhara Regional State making Gonder his first stop and addressing an eager crowed at Fasiledes Stadium.

PM gives new appointments

Hours after the endorsement of his new Cabinet by the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR), Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has given nine new appointments to different personalities including the former House Speaker Abadulla Gemeda. Accordingly, the following are the new appointments:

Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presented his new cabinet to the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) on Thursday April 19, 2018. The unanimously endorsed Cabinet has seen the reshuffle or appointment of 16 ministers and the new appointees took an oath before the parliament, this morning.

Oromia appoints high-ranking officials

The Oromia Regional State has given appointments for 23 high-ranking officials today among whom some are officials currently holding ministerial portfolios at the federal government.

According to the official Facebook account of the outgoing regional communications head, Adissu Arega, the new appointments will bring about efficiency and effectiveness in the regional administration. Accordingly:

A resolute US congress

The current H.Res., unanimously passed by the US Congress on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, was said to have passed a strongly worded resolution compared to the previous ones tabled before the House.