Following the announcement of Ethio telecom’s liberalization project, companies such as France’s Orange, South Africa’s MTN Group and Kenya’s Safaricom have all expressed interest in joining the industry which Ethiopia desires to uplift. So far, at least two operators are in the process of joining the sector, once they acquire licenses for operations.
Politics | May 30
Egypt, which has been at loggerheads with Ethiopia over the hydroelectric dam project the latter is building over the Nile, has now defied a UN arms embargo with an alleged arms delivery it has made to Somalia, on February, 2020, The Reporter has learnt.
Politics | May 30
The Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has urged high-level government officials including the President, Prime Minister, House Speakers and Ministers, to declare their wealth and the respective sources of their wealth, before the end of the fiscal year.
Canada’s Minister of International Development, Karina Gould has announced a USD 159.5 million fund to help the international effort against the fight of COVID-19, including that of Ethiopia’s.
Interview | May 30
“We call upon the Prime Minister to publicly order the security forces to immediately stop the use of extrajudicial executions”
This week, Amnesty International released a damning report on the status of human rights in Ethiopia. It highlights some of the positive reforms that have taken place in the last few years, but also focuses on the “horrendous human rights violations in inter-communal clashes and armed skirmishes”.
In the era of COVID-19, the head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Julien Lerisson, converses with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the ICRC’s recent effort to help curb the devastation of the virus, on the history of the organization, how it has affected its operation and on some of the efforts in the Somali region where ICRC returned two years ago after more than a decade of absence. Excerpts:
It has been months since COVID-19 impacted the globe in so many ways. This pandemic is challenging the world’s social, economic and political order.
In the midst of COVID-19, the Jack Ma Foundation has stood out for its timely and swift assistance in contributing needed and scarce medical supplies to many nations, including to Ethiopia.