It is more than five months since the most hyped general elections postponed at the backdrop of the global coronavirus pandemic. Preparations were continuing by the restructured National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to hold polling on August 29, 2020. The advent of coronavirus pandemic ensued restrictions imposed on public gatherings and many other social activities by the government.
The African airline industry this week lost an iconic personality who served the continent for more than 34 years-Gobena Mikael Imiru. Gobena served Ethiopian Airlines for 27 years and RwandAir for six years. He was loved and respected by his colleagues at Ethiopian Airlines who affectionately call him “Gena”. Gobena joined Ethiopian at a young age of 25. He also earned a due recognition from Kigali where he served the national carrier RwandAir since 2014.
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR), convening on Tuesday, has passed a resolution granting the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) permission to resume its preparations and conduct the 6th national election this Ethiopian fiscal year, while the government goes ahead in opening schools nationwide.
Business | Sep 26
The Ministry of Transport, in its latest report revealed that the total number of vehicles registered by the authority, at both federal and regional levels, has reached close to 1.2 million vehicles. Out of the total registered number; motorbikes top the list for any type of vehicle registered by the Federal Transport Authority.
A research conducted by Afro Barometer, “a non-partisan, pan-African research institution conducting public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, the economy and society,” indicated that leaders are more trusted in Ethiopia than institutions. Accordingly, PM Abiy Ahmed has received the highest approval rates from leaders and the Ethiopian Defense Forces got highest rates from institutions.
The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has approved the appointment of four ministers that were nominated by Prime Minitster Abiy Ahmed (PhD) last month.
Interview | Sep 05
Mitiku Abebe has more than a decade of experience in development and aid within Ethiopia. Here, he reflects with The Reporter's Samuel Getachew on the ideals of development, on his own career, on helping change the narrative of aid and on how to make it better, as well as on how it can become more effective on the ground rather than a way of life for the intended experience and more.
Siham Ayele is the Program Director at Dereja.com – a business unit of Ethiojobs.net. On the verge of launching Dereja’s Virtual Career Expo and HR Conference, she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on it, on helping young graduates get opportunities for employment, on finding partnership and using her own experience to share wisdom for others to secure sustainable employment. Excerpt: