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Brook Abdu

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The new normal in the beverage market

Komari Beverages is the company behind the new drink that is making rounds in the city – Arada. Komari came into being in 2018,...

Making the national dialogue work: lessons taken from the elections

Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) assumed the high office, the transition that led to his premiership and the reform initiatives he launched, were cherished by various observers, who said the changes delivered a once in a blue moon chance to ensure a democratic transition in the country.

Media Council tribunal to arbiter journalists, media

The Ethiopian Media Council has set a tribunal aimed at looking into ethical and operational issues concerning journalists and media outlets in the country. The regulation governing the tribunal was approved by members of the Council on Tuesday, January 1, 2022, at Inter Luxury Hotel, Addis Ababa.

Political parties setup discussion platform

Political parties in the country ratified a directive governing discussions among them under the auspices of the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE). This was done at a consultative meeting held with the Board on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Radison Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa.

From reform to systemic hurdles: A murky press freedom

Last week Sunday,On January 23, 2022, media professionals and leadership from various outlets in the country gathered at the lavish hall in the Sheraton Addis Hotel, which lies opposite to the Office of the the Prime Minister’s Office on the Lorenzo Taezaz Street.

Delving into reform implications of the latest prisoners’ release

Last week saw the release of prominent political figures, some after almost two years of detention. Six out of the 62 individuals detained in the case of Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) and Co. were released along with 20 individuals detained under the case of Jawar Mohammed and Co. and seven individuals in the case of Eskender Nega and Co. on the day of Christmas celebrations on January 7, 2022.

Going beyond the diaspora exodus

It feels like Déjà vu for someone observing the influx of the diaspora to Ethiopia with an open call to join hands for the future of the nation.

Diaspora associations caution against negotiations with TPLF

Several diaspora associations warned the government against any negotiation efforts with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), saying it would be detrimental in its results.

Inside Somalia’s election quagmire

When the US-Somali dual citizen, Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected President of the war-torn Somalia, people took to the streets firing guns in ecstasy. They even slaughtered camels, a gesture of respect in Somali culture.

Parliament begins accepting nominations for Dialogue Commission

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) started to accept nominations for commissionership in the newly established National Dialogue Commission.