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QUEST FOR CLARITY
Quest for clarity
Exactly 25 years after its inception, the Ethiopian Constitution is having the ride of its lifetime. To be honest, nothing has ever shaken the tittering constitutional democracy of Ethiopia since it came into effect, a quarter of a century ago. And get this, not only during the most deadly pandemic the world has ever seen – COVID-19 – but because of it.  As bizarre as it might be, this too is a story about the Coronavirus pandemic.
Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt return to the table
Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt return to the table
After months of diplomatic impasse over the Nile, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have finally decided to resume the tripartite talks without “mediators” or “observers” picking up from where they left off in Washington, The Reporter has learnt.
UN to build MEDVAC field hospital in Addis
UN to build MEDVAC field hospital in Addis
The United Nations (UN) is planning to build a medical evacuation (MEDVAC) field hospital in Addis Ababa which will be used to treat COVID-19 patients.
Gov’t downplays downgraded investment outlook
Moody’s global relative rating of Ethiopia has been downgraded as the public revenue streams dry up. The government has downplayed the recent credit rating siting the global pandemic as the cause for government’s coffers drying up, The Reporter has learnt.
Vehicle heist at Customs’ warehouse
Five vehicles were stolen from the Ethiopian Customs Authority (ECA) Kality Branch a fortnight ago, reliable sources told The Reporter. The vehicles were stored in the Kality warehouse, jointly managed by the ECA and the Ministry of Revenues (MoR).
Council approves second supplementary budget in four months
The Council of Ministers (CoM) has approved a 48-billion-birr fresh supplementary budget package, on Friday, which is to be the second in the past four months, as COVID-19 takes its toll on the already slowing down economy.
Gov’t anticipates big payday from privatization
After much speculation surrounding the privatization of Ethio-telecom, a telecom monopoly in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Telecommunications Authority (ECA) has invited potential bidders to express their interest in acquiring a stake in the state-owned giant, which is projected to fetch billions of dollars to the cash strapped Ethiopian economy.  

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Interview

Working towards shaping legal education
Working towards shaping legal education
Leah Mehari is the head of Students Career Development Unit, CLGS at Addis Ababa University as well as an assistant lecturer of its School of Law.
Promoting public-private partnership in health
Promoting public-private partnership in health
Suraphel Mathewos Alemu is a young medical doctor based in the capital. He is also the co-founder of a new organization that is intent on promoting public health within Ethiopia
Focusing on prevention work
Focusing on prevention work
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:
“If the media in Ethiopia hold their nerve, and can find ways to adapt to the circumstances”
“If the media in Ethiopia hold their nerve, and can find ways to adapt to the circumstances”
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.
“Possibilities for growth and recovery are endless”
“Possibilities for growth and recovery are endless”
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.
“Countries need to work very hard to build resilient health systems”
“Countries need to work very hard to build resilient health systems”
In the midst of the novel coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19), the World Health Organization’s Ethiopia country representative, Boureima Hama Sambo, reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the work of the internatioal entiry in Ethiopia, on the challenges, on how to be best prepared and the support it provides. Excerpts:

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