It was two years after a military coup removed the last monarch of Ethiopia, Emperor Haile-Selassie I, that Abiy (Abiyot) Ahmed was born. Abiyot (literally ‘Revolution’), was his initial given name before it was changed to Abiy.
After a number of back and forth and negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, that included a tripartite negotiation on technical level circulating among Addis Ababa, Cairo and Khartoum; and one previous mediated talks sponsored by US Treasury Department and World Bank, concrete accord seems to have been reached regarding the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), this week.
Following the invitation made by the Ethiopian government on the first week of January to the European Union (EU) to observe the upcoming general election, which is tentatively scheduled to be conducted in August 2020, a team from the EU has arrived in Ethiopia to assess the possibilities of invitation and the conditions, The Reporter has learnt.
In what could be considered as an unforeseen incident, the United States assassinated General Qassem Soleimani, Commander of Iranian Quds Force, a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations.
A month after Redwan Hussien presented his credentials as Ethiopia’s ambassador to Eritrea; he has been recalled and appointed as a State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to sources who spoke to The Reporter and as well as the official twitter account of the ministry.
Three opposition political parties, namely the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) and Hibir Ethiopia Democratic Party (Hibir), concerned about the survival of the nation, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreeing to collaborate and work together over the agenda of saving the survival of the nation.
A year after it was proposed, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) have passed an anti-terrorism draft bill to amend the anti-terrorism law which has been heavily criticized by various right groups.