The World Press Freedom Index-2019, annual index published since 2002 by the French based Reporters without Borders, aka Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), has ranked Ethiopia 110th out of 180 countries in general level of media freedom exhibiting an improvement of 40 places in ranking since last year where the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) took over the reins of power at Arat Kilo.
Politics | Apr 18 Hot
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appoints former Amhara and Oromia regional state administrators, Gedu Andargachew and Lemma Megerssa, as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense, respectively. Similarly, the current minister of Defense, Ayisha Mohammed (Eng.) was reassigned as Minister of Construction & Urban Development.
The situation in Sudan remains uncertain following the ousting of the long serving president, President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir by the military,on Thursday, and the mass protest which led to the weakening of al-Bashir’s administration still showing no sign of letting up.
The Government of Ethiopia’s latest corruption crackdown, in which 59 officials and business people suspected of corruption charges were arrested,was said to have strong connection with audit findings that Federal Auditor General have been presented to the House of People’s Representatives over the years, The Reporter has learnt.
The All Ethiopian Union Party (AEUP), which was conducting its general assembly in the presence of 459 members last weekend, elected Mamushet Amare as the new chairman of the party while Abraham Getu was elected as the deputy chairman, The Reporter has learnt.
The Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has embarked on the second phase of the accident investigation on the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing B737-8MAX jetliner that crashed on March 10 few minutes after takeoff.
Interview | Apr 13
Hilina Belete is the General Manager of Hilina Enriched Foods PLC. The company is noted for producing nutritious products for children facing severe acute malnutrition for more than two decades.
Interview | Apr 06
Alisa Kaps, a researcher at the Berlin Institute for Population and Development, was in Ethiopia last week, releasing a timely report titled: “From Land of Famine to Land of Hope” Will Ethiopia Become a Model for an African Upswing.
Interview | Mar 30
“Ten years from now, I believe Ethiopia will be a country of stable democracy and on a positive trajectory to prosperity”
Nathenael Feleke Aberra was one of the members of the once banned Zone 9 blogging group in Ethiopia. He spent a year-and-a-half in prison, including the infamous Ma’ekelawi for his political beliefs and activism.
Interview | Mar 23
Markos Feleke (MD) is an Ethiopian American entrepreneur involved in a number of projects in Ethiopia, including a medical center, an education facility and volunteerism.