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Minister grilled for not lifting overseas employment ban

Presenting his office’s half-year performance report Thursday, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Abdulfetah Abdulahi was questioned by MPs about the failure to restore overseas employment following the expiration of its ban, which was originally intended to last six months.

UN commissioner condemns Woldiya tragedy

Just days after the killings of six civilians including a 13-year-old teenager in Woldiya town, North Wello Zone, Amhara Regional State, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, chaired by Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein expressed its concerns over what claims to be use of force by security forces against unarmed civilians.

Controversy surrounds closure of tantalum manufacturing plant

The closure of the Kinticha Tantalum Manufacturing Plant in the Guji Zone of the Oromia Regional State has created a controversy among high-ranking officials of the region and the federal Mining, Petroleum and Biofuel Corporation, hitherto supervisory body to the plant, The Reporter learnt.

Heineken increases beer price

Following in the footsteps of BGI Ethiopia, Heineken Ethiopia started distributing its products with an increase on a crate of beer beginning yesterday, it was learnt.  The Reporter on Monday reported that BGI’s St. George beer is being distributed for 251 birr up from its original price of 214 birr.

Gov’t repatriates citizens from Libya

Twenty one Ethiopians are set to arrive in Addis Ababa from Libya this evening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokes Persons’ Office announced in its presser sent to The Reporter. The citizens are said to be received this evening at the Bole International Airport.

ERP drops out of negotiations with EPRDF

The Ethiopian Raey Party (ERP) has announced to have dropped out of the ongoing political parties’ negotiation with the incumbent EPRDF after yearlong negotiations. This was known today at the fifth day of the negotiation being carried out on the infamous anti-terrorism proclamation.

UNOHCHR Condemns Gov’t for the Woldia Epiphany Festival mishap

The United Nation Offiice of High Commission for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) condemned the recent incident in Woldia, North Wello Zone which claimed the lives of six civilians and one security officer.

The Commission in its statements issued today, January 23, 2018, called the tragedy regrettable.  

UNOHCHR Condemns Gov’t for the Woldia Epiphany Festival mishap

The United Nation Offiice of High Commission for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) condemned the recent incident in Woldia, North Wello Zone which claimed the lives of six civilians and one security officer.

The Commission in its statements issued today, January 23, 2018, called the tragedy regrettable.  

“We are extremely concerned by the use of force by security officials against worshipers celebrating the Ethiopian Orthodox festival of Epiphany this weekend that left at least seven people dead and a number [of worshipers] injured,” reads the statement.

Breweries jack up retail prices 

Local breweries in Ethiopia are set to introduce price adjustments (increases) to their products starting today, The Reporter has learnt. BGI Ethiopia, the bottler of St. George and other brands, for instance, has already started distributing its products under the adjusted price.