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The Hidden tragedy

Recent social media campaigns following reports of mass displacement and hunger of thousands of ethnic Gedios, residing in the Southern Regional State, might be one of the major setbacks for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) since he took power exactly a year ago.

Commission postpones Census

The Census Commission, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister DemekeMekonnen, has postponed the much contested Fourth National Housing and Population Census until such time that the concerns raised around the Census are addressed, The Reporter has learnt.

Purposeful stride

A two day forum dubbed ‘Addis Wog’ kicked off yesterday morning at the Sheraton Addis. The forum, which is organized by the Office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, was attended by President Sahle-work Zewde and cabinet ministers.

Ousted AEUP leadershiprejoins

The Executive Committee of the All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) has unanimously decided to reunitewith the ousted leadership of the party headedby Mamushet Amare and et al.Subsequently, the two sides have agreed to work together and strengthen theirpolitical struggle so as to address the questions and demands of the public.

UDJ calls for new caretaker to administer Addis

With the tenure of the current Addis Ababa City Administration coming to an end, the Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ) has called for the establishment of a new caretaker administration to administer the city.

House approves EBC’s Board

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday approved six new management board members for the state owned broadcaster–the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) –with FikaduTessema, appointed to chair the Board.

Minister hints at indictments of former power officials, contractor

The Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Sileshi Bekele (PhD), hinted at the possibility of instituting a legal action, by the government, against the former officials of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and a contractor, over breach of the contractual agreement and the delay of the Repie Waste Energy Plant project construction whose capacity was said to have been halved by 50 percent from the original agreement.

Commission pushes Census timetable once more

Following a heated debate between the members of Census Commission which is chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, the Commission has finally decided to postpone the Fourth National Housing and Population Census until such time that the concerns raised around the Census are addressed, The Reporter has learnt.

Hindering media laws faces amendment

The committee formed under the Federal Attorney General Legal and Justice Affairs Consultation Council, the Media Law Assessment Team has organized a consultative meeting for today to discuss hindrances it identified within media laws of the country.

Government requests 33.99 bln birr supplementary budget

In an attempt to fill funding gaps in on-going government projects and to accommodate the upcoming costs of population and housing census in addition to other expenditures, the Ethiopian Government has requested a supplementary budget of 33.9 billion birr, The Reporter has learnt.