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Regional to federal

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has endorsed the nomination put forth by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in his latest bid to shuffle his Cabinet. Accordingly, Lemma Megerssa andGedu Andargachew, former heads of the Oromia and Amhara Regional States, were chosen to assume key ministerial positions ofthe Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), respectively.

Ethiopia soars in world press freedom index

The World Press Freedom Index-2019, an annual index published since 2002 by the French based Reporters without Boarders aka Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), has ranked Ethiopia 110th out of 180 countries in general level of media freedom exhibiting an improvement of 40 places in ranking since last year where the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) took over the reins of power at Arat Kilo.

Oromia picks new, de facto president

Joining Tigrai and Somali Regional States as well as Addis Ababa City Administration,the Oromia Regional State has become the fourth region to appoint Vice President, whois not a member of its regional council—ChefeOromia,asits next de factopresident to lead the region in a turbulent period.

Another cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appoints former Amhara and Oromia regional state administrators, Gedu Andargachew and Lemma Megerssa, as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense, respectively. Similarly, the current minister of Defense, Ayisha Mohammed (Eng.) was reassigned as Minister of Construction & Urban Development.

Ethiopia makes phenomenal improvement In world press freedom index

The World Press Freedom Index-2019, annual index published since 2002 by the French based Reporters without Borders, aka Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), has ranked Ethiopia 110th out of 180 countries in general level of media freedom exhibiting an improvement of 40 places in ranking since last year where the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) took over the reins of power at Arat Kilo.

Ethnic politics: the peril of Ethiopia?

The euphoria that engulfed the country one year ago when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) assumed the hot seat at Arat kilo seems to be receding slowly. Another round of protests is visiting the country and they are erupting here and there.

The Sudanese Conundrum

The situation in Sudan remains uncertain following the ousting of the long serving president, President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir by the military,on Thursday, and the mass protest which led to the weakening of al-Bashir’s administration still showing no sign of letting up.

Audit contributes to arrest of officials, business people

The Government of Ethiopia’s latest corruption crackdown, in which 59 officials and business people suspected of corruption charges were arrested,was said to have strong connection with audit findings that Federal Auditor General have been presented to the House of People’s Representatives over the years, The Reporter has learnt.

AEUP elects Mamushet Amare as chairman

The All Ethiopian Union Party (AEUP), which was conducting its general assembly in the presence of 459 members last weekend, elected Mamushet Amare as the new chairman of the party while Abraham Getu was elected as the deputy chairman, The Reporter has learnt.