American President Donald Trump of the US held an audience with the Foreign Ministry heads of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt in Washington DC. Furthermore, he promised to personally make an appearance in Ethiopia when the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is completed and inaugurated, according to Fistum Arega (second from right), the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States.
Society | Nov 09
A Chinese contractor, CGC Overseas Construction (CGC-OC) Group Ltd, has blamed electric power shortages for impeding the operations of the USD 339 million worth trans-boundary water project to pump potable water to neighboring Djibouti.
The registration of voters for the Sidama referendum started on Thursday November 2, 2019. According to multiple sources from the area, the process is being conducted peacefully and that there were no threats except on a polling station around Hawassa in a place called Bilate on the first day of voter registration.
With a view of improving filming and documentation of legislators in session, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has awarded a private company to deliver a 24 million birr worth HD cameras, to go on air in a few months, The Reporter has learnt.
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has amended two separate proclamations to allow foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin to engage in local insurance and microfinance businesses.
Interview | Nov 09
“We are working towards an amendment of the establishment proclamation to ensure the full autonomy of the Commission” Daniel Bekele (PhD)
Daniel Bekele (PhD) is the newly-minted Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission. A lawyer, he was previously with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Action Aid and was the Senior Director for Africa Advocacy, based in New York City, where he also served one time as its Executive Director of its African Division.
Interview | Nov 02
A former journalist, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is a Franco-Gabonese self-made entrepreneur and angel investor. He is the founder, chairman and owner of APO Group, the leading media relations' consulting firm and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East which he founded 12 years ago.
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.