Ethiopia, a democracy in the making, and has been for the past three decades, is preparing for what is thought to be a memorable election: the national election of 2020. In preparation for the election the brand new National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) under the former self-exiled politician and judge, Birtukan Midekssa, looks to be grasping at straws to make the August 16 timetable.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has revealed new human rights violator’s in a six-month performance report presented to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR). The report said these violators of human rights mostly constitute of non-state actors who either serve as a driving force or directly engage in the right violation over the past few years across the nation.
With a successful re-election under wraps, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to visit Addis Ababa. This would be a belated visit having been paused when the Prime Minister became embroiled in a political crisis at home that ultimately reduced his majority status to that of a minority.
Interview | Jan 25
Hermela Aregawi is an Ethiopia American journalist based in the United States. Here she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on her career, on her journey to the North American nation, on coming back to Ethiopia and finally gives her advice to those who may want to emulate her journalism career. Excerpt: