The newly instituted Ministry of Peace (MoP) has indicated it has prepared a policy document which will guide pastoralist area development while briefing the media on the 17th Pastoralists Day to be celebrated in Jinka town of the South OmoZone of the Southern Regional State.
Followed a three-day meeting of the Defense Council headed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Deputy Chief of Staff and Head of Military Operations, Berhanu Jula (Gen.) faced journalists on January 11, 2019 to reply to questions raised on the current security situation of the nation from his office located off Churchill Avenue in which he appeared to be assertive about the roles of the military in restoring peace and stability in the conflict-riddled Ethiopia.
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) and Head of Military Operations, Berhanu Jula (Gen.), told reporters yesterday that life is returning back to normal in West Wollega Zone of the Oromia Regional State after more than a month of complete breakdown of law and order and heavy fighting between armed groups and members of ENDF deployed in the area to restore peace and order.
The former head of the Amhara Region’s Communications Bureau, Nigussu Tilahun has been appointed by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to lead the newly formed Press Secretariat Office of the Prime Minister. PM’s Press Secretariat was formed to replace the defunct Government Communications Affairs Office.
More than 60 military commandos who decided to match on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and raise their issues regarding pay and benefits were sentenced to serve five to 14 years of imprisonment by the Martial Court of the Federal Defense Force. While the 66 out of the more than 200 military commandos were sentenced to imprisonment, the remaining were punished through administrative measures.
The issue of national consensus and reconciliation is not a new subject to Ethiopian politics particularly given its history of recurrence since the coming to power of the incumbent Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Many especially in the opposition camp have been pushing for some sort of national reconciliation and the establishment of a government reflecting this national reconciliation and consensus.
On Thursday afternoon, five high level officers of the Ethiopian Military appeared before cameras in what was thought to be an unusual occasion for the media shy Ethiopian Defense Forces. It seemed more like an introduction to the public. The list of the military brass included the head of the Northern Command, Getachew Gudina (Maj. Gen.), head of the Defense Intelligence, Hassan Ibrahim (Leut. Gen.), Head of Special Operations, Molla Hailemariam (Leut. Gen.), head of the Western Command, Asrat Denero (Maj. Gen.) and head of the Eastern Command, Zewdu Belay (Maj. Gen.).
In a dining room reserved for only ten people for a banquet at a fancy hotel in the middle of Shenzhen, two executives of ZTE Corporation, a Chinese telecom multinational, are seen sitting around a shiny dining table–the vice president and managing director for corporate branding— Shu, David Dai and his deputy.
Engaged in major construction projects in Africa and Ethiopia, ranging from the development of industrial parks to the construction of airport facilities, China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC) has announced plans to engage in the real-estate sector in Ethiopia as well as other African countries to avert risks related to giant projects it is implementing in the continent.