The sole telecom operator, Ethiopia Telecom, has urged various government authorities and individuals to refrain from making erroneous statements on the on-going telecom reform program aimed at ending the state monopoly on the telecom sector.
The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has downplayed the recent strongly-worded statement issued by the Tigray People Revolutionary Liberation Front (TPLF), one of its member parties, in relation to the ongoing efforts to create a unified party structure; the statement by TPLF violates the discipline and the working procedures of the front, the council lamented.
Rocked by weeks of violence,and loss of life of dozens of civilians and regional security officers, the Amhara Regional State has asked for the intervention of the federal security forces including the army to solve the security problems’ plaguing the region, The Reporter has learnt.
Days after the recent killings of civilians in the Afar as well as in Somali Regional States, the federal government has finally broke its silence, whereby Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has met with the leadership of the two regions to discuss over the issue, The Reporter has learnt.
Effectively ending the long-standing electric equipment supply monopoly that Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC), the now failing military conglomerate, had over the state-owned power utility company, Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU), for many years, it has openly issued invitations to local manufacturers this week to supply the products, The Reporter has learnt.
Society | Oct 19
The Social Enterprise World Forum is coming to Addis Ababa for the first time. The week-long gathering is to be hosted inside the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
The France based, European Organization of Telecommunications by Satellite S.A. (Eutelsat) has expressed its interest to join the Ethiopian telecommunications sector, following the liberalization decision taken by the government.
Interview | Oct 19
Haddis Desta Tadesse is Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Director for Ethiopia and the African Union (AU), where he leads a team which oversees partnerships across the region and investments in Ethiopia’s agricultural development, health, financial services, water, sanitation, nutrition and emergency relief programs.
Interview | Oct 12
Solomon Tekle (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Law at the School of Law of the University of Gondar. His research interests include development, law and human rights. His recent research project: “Forced Displacement from Land as a Limit for the Realization of the Right to Development in Ethiopia”, looks into the recent displacements in the country, government’s response to problem and how it affects the displaced in terms of realizing their right to development.
Interview | Oct 05
The African Union Commission (AUC) held a policy dialogue conference on facilitating the implementation of the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) from September 24 to 26, 2019 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.