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A week worthy of a decade

Vladimir Lenin once said 'there are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen’. This is one such week in the Ethiopian history.

Ministry working to resolve mining disputes

EEITI launches second country report The Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas disclosed that it is working on resolving the disputes that erupted among mining companies and local communities in some parts of the country.

WEF invalidates tourism revenues

- Stranded tourists escorted to safer places The World Economic Forum (WEF), in its 2017-18 global travel and tourism competitiveness report, indicated that revenue figures generated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT), does not necessarily go in line with realistic estimates globally accepted.

Local artistes join UNHCR to stem flow of migrants

Calling it “an innovative method of awareness raising”, the UNHCR is teaming up with local artistes via a music video on a campaign it calls, Dangerous Crossings Campaign. This is to be a strategy to help curb the flow of migrants that are destined to Europe and the Gulf States via war-torn Yemen.

Government declares state of emergency

The Council of Ministers declared a State of Emergency after a day-long deliberation on the decree issued to provide for it.

Chaired by Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, the Council of Ministers was set to brief the media after deliberating and deciding on the proclamation, which was eventually canceled later.

Relatives rejoice release of prominent prisoners

A jubilant crowd of thousands celebrated as Kaliti prison released some of its noted prisoners earlier today. Even an anti-riot police couldn’t curb the enthusiasm as many stood for hours, including diplomats from the Norwegian embassy to welcome the release of one of its citizen Okello Akway Ochalla.