The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP), two of the four political parties forming the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), are entangled in a heated word exchange, where they blamed each other for recent or past political narratives leading to the current crisis in the country.
Politics | Jul 13 Featured
One of the biggest tests of the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) since coming to power in April last year was the question of Sidama, a zonal administration under the Southern Regional State which is opting for establishing itself separate regional state.
Local cement factories are planning to replace imported coal with locally produced biomass that would enable them to reduce foreign currency and carbon emission.
The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy announced that the Genale Dawa III Hydro Power Plant and the Aisha Wind Power Plant will soon join the national power grid.
Politics | Jul 13
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) ended its fourth year of the current parliamentary term by endorsing the proposed federal government’s budget worth 386,954,965,289 birr (over USD 13.8 billion) for the fiscal year 2012 E.C (2019/20 GC).
Politics | Jul 13
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has revealed both the FDRE President and the Prime Minister will be housed in the same compound as the current residence a.k.a. the National Palace is set to be a public museum.
A large delegation of Chinese corporate leaders from the Shandong region has visited Ethiopia this week. Headed by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade of Shandong Sub-Council, the delegates met with their counterparts in Ethiopia and held a Shandong Ethiopia Business Forum in the capital.
Interview | Jul 13
Japan is preparing to host two major events in the coming few months: the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) and the much bigger Summer Olympic Games.
Interview | Jun 22
Nicholas Barnett is the outgoing press officer at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa. He served in Addis Ababa for the past three years during which he met a lot of people, traveled across the country and learned much about the history, culture and people of Ethiopia.
Interview | Jun 15
Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) is the Chairman of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), one of the four parties that form the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). He is also the Vice President of the Tigray Regional State.