Egyptian and Ethiopian companies have inked deals that aim at replacing coal as an energy source with weeds. The joint venture (JV) has acquired a whopping one million hectares plot of land in the Afar Regional State.
Following the recent clashes between protesters and government forces in West Arsi, Oromia Regional State and other parts of Ethiopia, the Inter-Religious Council called upon both sides to end hostilities and strive for peace.
Two opposition political parties, which took part in last year's elections, requested the government to handle the recent unrest in different parts of the Oromia Regional State and other parts of the country through proper dialogue and employ all the necessary peaceful mechanisms. The parties also condemned the way the government handled the problem.