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Egypt allegedly supplies weapons to Somalia

Egypt, which has been at loggerheads with Ethiopia over the hydroelectric dam project the latter is building over the Nile, has now defied a UN arms embargo with an alleged arms delivery it has made to Somalia, on February, 2020, The Reporter has learnt. 

Quest for clarity

Exactly 25 years after its inception, the Ethiopian Constitution is having the ride of its lifetime. To be honest, nothing has ever shaken the tittering constitutional democracy of Ethiopia since it came into effect, a quarter of a century ago. And get this, not only during the most deadly pandemic the world has ever seen – COVID-19 – but because of it.  As bizarre as it might be, this too is a story about the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt return to the table

After months of diplomatic impasse over the Nile, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have finally decided to resume the tripartite talks without “mediators” or “observers” picking up from where they left off in Washington, The Reporter has learnt.

Sudan’s sudden shift

In what seems to be a U-turn to the stand Sudan has previously taken over the Nile, reports are circulating that Sudan has rejected a proposal to sign a partial agreement with Ethiopia on the first filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), scheduled to start the coming July.

EBC makes 900% rent increase on employee housings

Contradicting the existing State of Emergency (SoE) the government has enacted to battle the coronavirus pandemic, the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) has put into action a revised housing rent prices on its employees, forcing them to pay up to 900 percent more in their monthly rent prices, The Reporter has learnt.

Federal gov’t, TPLF at an impasse over elections

In the face of mounting challenges COVID-19 has caused which includes forcing the nation to postpone its upcoming national elections, uncertainty has taken center stage among the public as the federal government and Tigray’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), are contradicting one another.

EZEMA supports constitutional amendment

The Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice (Ezema), established a year ago and presumed to be one of the frontrunners in the next general election, expressed support to the option of constitutional amendment based on the principles enshrined under Articles 104 and 105/2 of the FDRE Constitution following what it said was a critical deliberations over the four alternatives presented by the government to decide on the fate of the upcoming general election and the incumbent administration.

COVID-19 forces postponement of CFTA launching

The global pandemic currently affecting more than 3.1 million people worldwide and has killed more than a quarter of a million people so far, has forced the postponement of the launching date of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) that was meant to commence on July 1, 2020.