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Wayward Party

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) has celebrated its 45th year anniversary, commemorating the martyrs who have lost their lives in the 17-year armed struggle against the military rule to give way to the establishment of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE).

Trudeau’s stand in Ethiopia

Canada and Ethiopia have had a long and rich relationship founded on the ideals and principles of charity, immigration, shared interest in the ideals of multiculturalism, peaceful co-existence and an international view of the world. Canada to Ethiopia has been a society worth of emulation. It remains an admired nation.

Vying for African support

African leaders met in Addis Ababa for the 33rd summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government which was held under the theme – Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development. Silencing the Guns is a commitment that the leaders vowed seven years ago to end all wars and conflicts by 2020, but failed.

Canadian PM on rare visit to Ethiopia

Justin Trudeau is set to headline an important High-Level Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa this morning at Sheraton Addis, The Reporter has learnt.

Weight of a nation

The marathon of negotiations that is being held between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has moved closer to the finish line after the three parties –  Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan – agreed a stage-based filling timetable for the dam’s reservoir and two mechanisms for handling periods of drought.

Dedicated entity to administer land in Ethiopia

Advisors at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) are proposing a separate entity for the management and administration of land resources in Ethiopia, a recommendation prominent experts in the field have been forwarding for many years.

House approves ministerial appointments

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved the appointments of three Ministers nominated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). Approved in its regular session on Thursday, the three nominees were presented before lawmakers by Deputy Government Whip, Mesfin Chernet, reading out their respective profiles and career.

AG accuses regional gov’ts of obstruction of justice

The Office of the Attorney General has blamed regional governments for the lack of cooperation and sheltering of criminals which has impeded its efforts in bringing suspects accused of violence as well as security problems in various parts of the country.