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 Election go ahead!
Election go ahead!
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.
Gobena Mikael Imiru-the aviation legend passes away
Gobena Mikael Imiru-the aviation legend passes away
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.  
AG charges 2,000 linked to Hachaalu’s killing
The Federal Attorney General said it has charged 2,000 individuals alleged to have participated in various ways in the protests and violence following the killing of the prominent Oromo musician, Hachalu Hundessa.
House grants NEBE permission to resume preparations for national elections
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.
Registered vehicle in Ethiopia reaches 1.2 mln
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.
Study finds Ethiopians putting trust in leaders than institutions
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.
Newly appointed Ministers sworn in, House approves new judges
The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has approved the appointment of four ministers that were nominated by Prime Minitster Abiy Ahmed (PhD) last month.

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Interview

Fighting an army of pests
Fighting an army of pests
Habtamu Tsegaye is a senior consultant and expert with Feed the Future Value Chain Activity, a project backed and financed by the USAID across the agricultural sector.
United against sexual abuse
United against sexual abuse
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to child sexual abuse as more cases are reported. A national strategy to combat the crisis is being drafted and several organizations are working on tackling the problem.
One Mama’s Kitchen at a time
One Mama’s Kitchen at a time
Girma Degu is a noted entrepreneur involved in the local hospitality industry. To him, the local hospitality sector is not just a business but rather helps make the capital a tourist friendly place.
When passion meets profession
When passion meets profession
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.
Developing skills and career
Developing skills and career
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:
Solidifying Ethiopia as the birthplace of coffee
Solidifying Ethiopia as the birthplace of coffee
Alexander Hizikias is a 20-something entrepreneur involved in the coffee business. He recently opened a signature café of his brand – The Goat – with partners in the Bole area.

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