Had it been normal times, the whole country would have been taking about election and campaigns. Some Members of Parliament would have been ready to leave office and the public would be heading to the polls after a month.
In the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, where the impact on the economy is not yet known, economists have come up with a grim projection indicating that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth could shrink to 0.6 percent for the current year, The Reporter has learnt.
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), which received a notice from the Tigray Regional State Council about holding regional polls, has rejected the request citing the Board does not conduct an election unless and otherwise a reassessment is conducted related to the condition of the global pandemic COVID-19 and a conducive environment is created to hold elections.
In a bid to allow two new telecom operators join the Ethiopian telecommunications market, the Ethiopian Telecommunications Authority (ECA), together with the Ministry of Finance, have received expression of interests from major telecom companies.
With its controversial genesis and limited adverse impact in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019, the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic is, in less than half a year, ravaging the entire planet with its unprecedented velocity and spread of toxicity.