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Army commandos who marched to the PM office sentenced to imprisonment

More than 60 military commandos who decided to match on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and raise their issues regarding pay and benefits were sentenced to serve five to 14 years of imprisonment by the Martial Court of the Federal Defense Force. While the 66 out of the more than 200 military commandos were sentenced to imprisonment, the remaining were punished through administrative measures.

Reconciliation and Consensus: Healing a wounded nation

The issue of national consensus and reconciliation is not a new subject to Ethiopian politics particularly given its history of recurrence since the coming to power of the incumbent Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Many especially in the opposition camp have been pushing for some sort of national reconciliation and the establishment of a government reflecting this national reconciliation and consensus.

GCAO transfers employees to public media

Over one hundred employees of the recently defunct Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) have been transferred to three state-owned media organizations as of Monday, December 10, 2018, The Reporter has learnt.

Military under reform

On Thursday afternoon, five high level officers of the Ethiopian Military appeared before cameras in what was thought to be an unusual occasion for the media shy Ethiopian Defense Forces. It seemed more like an introduction to the public. The list of the military brass included the head of the Northern Command, Getachew Gudina (Maj. Gen.), head of the Defense Intelligence, Hassan Ibrahim (Leut. Gen.), Head of Special Operations, Molla Hailemariam (Leut. Gen.), head of the Western Command, Asrat Denero (Maj. Gen.) and head of the Eastern Command, Zewdu Belay (Maj. Gen.).

OLF denounces military deployment to WestOromia

The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) said that it is dismayed with the latest deployment of government military forces to West Oromia where its armed force is said to be activewithout the knowledge of party and a joint forum it formed with the Government of Ethiopia, The Reporterhas learnt.

Infamous Ma’eklawi turns into refuge

The Law, Justice and Democracy Affairs Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) announced on Thursday that it has verified the notorious detention and interrogation center in Ethiopia known as Ma’eklawi has been without prisoners for the first time.

Political parties agree to establish forum

Days after a wave of protest hit different cities and towns of Oromia Regional State, prompted by killings and displacements in West Oromia, political parties mainly operating in the region have agreed to establish a forum.

Inspirational

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) came walking from his residence inside the Grand Menelik Palace located off Lorenzo Teazaz Street to meet some 140 school children who came from schools from around the country on Friday December 7, 2018. He was received with ovation.