Saturday, April 20, 2024


The diplomatic city struggling to quench its thirst

They say population is a blessing as well as a curse; well in recent time Ethiopia looks to be feeling the pressure of population explosion approaching the big 100 million.

Cyber-attack targets PM’s office

Amidst the recent public protest in several parts of Oromia, a cyber-attack from abroad was directed on the government's central data system, Debretsion Gebremichael Minister of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) told MPs while presenting his ministry’s half-year performance to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Tuesday.

Blue’s audit committee suspends suspension, sacking

The audit and inspection committee of Semayawi (Blue) Party passed the decision to suspend another decision, one that is passed by the discipline committee of the party, which stipulated the sacking and suspension of five high-ranking officials of the party that includes its founding President Yilekal Getnet (Eng.) and his former deputy.
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Medrek criticizes PM’s recent sentiment

The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek) criticized the recent “apology” of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn concerning the unrest that spread across the Oromia Regional State claiming that it was less genuine since mass detention and torture is still continuing across the region; that is even after the apology.

Attorney General takes over public prosecution

 A draft bill that was presented to parliament this week for debate  proposes the reestablishment of the Federal Attorney General, which will possess all the powers and responsibilities that have been assigned to the Ministry of Justice hitherto, in additional to consolidating all the prosecutor’s roles in the country including those accorded to the special prosecutors of Ethiopia Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA), Federal Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (FEACC) and the Trade Practice and Customer Protection Authority (TPCPA).

PM meets opposition

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, during discussions held with members of the Joint Political Parties National Council, said that there are plans to reform the Council adding that it will strengthen free flow of ideas.
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Gov’t used excessive force in Oromia: Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRCO), one of the few independent civic society organizations, in its latest report revealed that the government had used excessive force to control the recent unrest in the Oromia Regional State.

PM meets former peers

Prime Minister Hailemarian Dessalegn, who is also chairman of the incumbent Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), urged scholars not to shy away from politics, emphasizing the essence of plural political views for a diverse society like Ethiopia.

Governance at stake

Suddenly, the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)-led government has found itself in the middle of a chaotic period.
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EDP calls for strengthened effort to tackle drought

The Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), which took part in last year's general election, called on the government to take all the necessary measures on corrupt officials, who obstruct the distribution of food aid food, and strengthen its effort to provide assistance to the drought affected areas.
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