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Solving the language puzzle

Ethiopians take pride in their diversity. Indeed, Ethiopia is truly a diverse country made up of indigenous people having different languages, cultures, religions and other identity-markers.

Line in the sand

In his bi monthly press briefing, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Dina Mufti (Amb.) discussed with reporters the recent Egyptian move to establish a military base in neighboring Somaliland. In that regard, he firmly stated that Egyptians could do whatever they want in Somaliland.

Tigray amends constitution

The Council of the Tigray Regional State, which conducted its 9th emergency meeting on Thursday August 6, 2020 has amended Article 42, Sub Article 2 of the constitution which deals with the electoral system of the region, subsequently, according to the amendment, the electoral system has shifted to a mixed electoral system from the majority vote electoral system.

More nonpartisan officials resign

Weeks after the news of  the former investment commissioner’s resignation broke, more nonpartisan officials are giving-up their leadership roles, with the latest coming from the Job Creation Commission.

More graduates join republican guard corps

Additional members of the republican guard corps, of which its purposes are to protect the Prime Minister, his deputy or other senior officials, have graduated after completing a comprehensive training.

Abiy rules out speculations of conflict in the North

In his latest meeting with the leaders of different opposition political parties on Wednesday, 29th of July, 2020, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) defended the measures taken by his administration following the death of popular singer and political activist Hachalu Hundesa on basis of restoring law and order across the country; and downplayed the claims that the measures are taken to weaken the Opposition. 

Unlocking GERD diplomacy

This week, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) achieved another milestone—first stage of reservoir filling. This is perhaps the most important landmark with regard to the diplomatic effort between Ethiopia and the downstream countries, Sudan and Egypt.

Trump considering cutting aid to Ethiopia over GERD

In the middle of an eventful week, where the Ethiopian government has announced the completion of the first stage filling of the reservoir behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), and a major breakthrough in the negotiations mediated by the African Union (AU); the administration of Donald Trump is reported to be severely divided regarding the US foreign policy towards the region and a proposed aid cut to Ethiopia in support of Egypt over the GERD issue.

Oromia police arrest Lidetu Ayalew

The founder and former president of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Lidetu Ayalew, was arrested earlier yesterday in Addis Ababa by Oromia Police, in relation to the recent chaos which occurred following the death of Hacahalu Hundessa, President of the party Adane Tadesse, told The Reporter.