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Death toll rises to seven in Woldia’s Epiphany clash

The number of deceased in yesterday's clash in Woldia Town at the Kana Zegelila celebration in connection to the Epiphany Festival reached seven, the Northern Wolo Zone Police Department Head, Commander Amare Goshu, told the regional broadcaster Amhara TV, this evening. Kana Zegelila is the second day of the Epiphany Festival.

Many dead in Woldia’s Epiphany Festival

A number of people have been reported dead in a clash between the security forces and the youth that swarmed the streets of Woldia, a town in the Amhara Regional State, for the celebration of Kana Zegelila, the second day of the Epiphany Festival, it was learnt.

Int’l trade union laments labor exploitation

Campaigns for minimum wage in Africa The International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC) joining African trade unions campaigning for a minimum wage Wednesday called on Ethiopian authorities to rein in exploitative wages in the country.

Authority sues firms for price-gouging

The Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Authority has sued 15 local steel bar producers and importers for jacking up prices following devaluation of the birr in October. 

Orientation given to hoteliers hosting AU summit delegates

Cautioned to refrain from jacking up prices More than 130 hotels at three-star level and above have been identified and given orientation to give priority to delegates coming here to attend the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), slated to take place between January 22nd and 30th The Reporter has learnt.

Decision to free detainees lauded far and wide

Western governments as well as global human rights advocates and others have commended the Ethiopian government for releasing prominent opposition politician Merera Gudina (PhD) along with hundreds in detention over the past few years.

Africom wins bid to digitize judicial system

Africom Technologies, a local company, along with two foreign partners, last week won a bid to undertake a USD-15-million project to digitalize the country’s justice infrastructure— the National Integrated Justice Information System, The Reporter has learnt.