Bereket Simon, former Government Communication Affairs Minister and Executive Committee member of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the erstwhile Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), and Tadesse Kassa, former CEO of TIRET Corporate and Executive Committee member of the EPRDF and ANDM, have been placed under custody, in the early morning hours of January 23, 2019.
The Ministry of Defense has confirmed that Al Shabaab has attacked a convoy carrying Ethiopian soldiers who were on a peacekeeping mission in Somalia.
A new report released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicated that the number of people internally displaced has continued to grow over the past two months. The recent report shows that the figure has increased from two million to 2.33 million people displaced.
The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) disclosed that it has lifted the travel ban it has imposed on over 3000 individuals. This was disclosed on Thursday after Members of Parliament made an official visit to the headquarters of NISS for the first time.
The export of some 104,000 tons of coffee has generated USD 334 million. When added with the USD five million generated from spices exports and USD 1.6 million from tea; the total export value Ethiopia has bagged during the current half fiscal year stands at USD 340 million.
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Interview | Jan 19
James Maskalyk (MD) is a noted Canadian doctor and author of a new book titled, “Life on the Ground Floor”, which is to be translated in Amharic.
Interview | Jan 12
“We plan to increase the number of animals we assist by nearly 300 percent over the next five years”
Geoffrey Dennis is the Chief Executive of SPANA (The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad). He has had a long career with the Red Cross and been stationed in nations such Somalia, North Korea, Indonesia, notably in the midst of the 2004 tsunami and the former Yugoslavia.
Interview | Jan 05
“Companies coming to Ethiopia should be encouraged to invest heavily in education of their employees”
Sam Rosmarin is an American strategist based in Ethiopia and has become a noted advocate for investment to the nation.
Interview | Dec 22
Fatih Ulusoy is the outgoing ambassador of Turkey to Ethiopia and the African Union. Mere days before he departs from the capital, he reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the highlights of his time in his nations biggest trading partner in the continet, Turkey’s contirbution to Ethiopia and how he envisions the relationship to be as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's scheduled to visit Ethipopia next year. Excerpts: