The former opposition leader, Birtukan Mideksa who has been at odds with the ruling government has been chosen to lead the controversial and perhaps one of the most important democratic institutions in Ethiopia– the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE).
In its extraordinary session, the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has voted nay for two of the nominees to chair the 10 parliamentary standing committees the House endorsed during its previous session on Tuesday.
In its regular session held today, the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has refused to accept the nomination of two candidates— Amanuel Abraham and Motuma Makassa— to chair two different Standing Committees.
Keith Rockwell is Director of the Information and External Relation Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) based in Genève. Two weeks ago Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES ) in collaboration with WTO has organized a seminar on “Challenges for the Multilateral Trading System ‐ Perspectives from East Africa” which took place in Nairobi.
Ambassador Fumio Shimizu is the newly appointed head of the Japanese Mission to the African Union (AU). A lawyer by profession, Shimizu is a seasoned Japanese diplomate and official at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The 11th Congress of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) which is on its second day in Hawassa is dwelling on the reports from the organizing committee regarding the implementation performance of the party on the directions issued on its 10th Convention.
Protesters in Debremarkos town of the Amhara Regional State attacked a hotel and set a vehicle on fire. The vehicle that was set ablaze was alleged to have hosted and transported two higher officials from the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM).
The targeted officials are Bereket Simon, the erstwhile deputy head of the Policy Study and Research Center and Communications Minister and Migbaru Kebere, member of the Central Committee of ANDM, according to Nigusu Tilahun, head of the Amhara Regional State Communications Affairs Office.