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Dawn of  election

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.

Commissioner blames non-state actors for human rights violations

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.

FDI inflow drops to USD 2.5 bln

Once a champion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) attracting to the tune of USD 4.2 billion, Ethiopia’s FDI has slowed to USD 2.5 billion, landing at the lowest amount recorded since 2016, The Reporter has learnt.

EU Policy Officer meets MPs

With the schedule for the upcoming general election not yet clear, the European Union (EU) has announced that it is closely scrutinizing the prevailing realities before deploys its election observers to Ethiopia.

Canada’s Trudeau to visit Ethiopia

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.

 Delicate deliberations

After a number of back and forth and negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, that included a tripartite negotiation on technical level circulating among Addis Ababa, Cairo and Khartoum; and one previous mediated talks sponsored by US Treasury Department and World Bank, concrete accord seems to have been reached regarding the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), this week.

New excise tax amendment to see further improvement

New and controversial Excise Tax Amendment bill which has been forwarded to the Budget Affairs Standing Committee of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) is said to see further changes this week, especially regarding new imported vehicles, cigarettes and bottled water, The Reporter has learnt.