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Rebirth of the ruling party

As Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Chairman of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), is pushing for the merger of the Front and its affiliates into a single party; the quest on the legality of the prospective party and the controversy surrounding it are still far from over.

Government targets hate speech, disinformation

Aimed at controlling and deterring the spread of hate speech and disinformation among the society by, “irresponsible activists,” the government has tabled a draft bill before the House of People’s representatives (HPR), a week after it was first endorsed by the Council of Ministers (CoM).

Standing Committee criticizes MoF over souring inflation

The Budget and Finance Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) lambasted the Ministry of Finance (MoF), over its handling of inflation and soring living costs, which they say has affected citizens across the country.

Delivering on global population, development targets

The 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) jointly hosted by the government of Kenya, the government of Denmark and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) from November 12-14, 2019 is among the two major events on the African continent which turned the world’s eyes towards the continent, while the other is the African Investment Summit that was held in South Africa.

Philippines to have its diplomatic presence in Ethiopia

The Republic of the Philippines is set to have its first diplomatic presence in the capital.  Sulpicio M. Confiado, the current Ambassador to Egypt has been sworn in to represent his nation’s interest in Ethiopia. This comes as the Southeast Asian island nation of a 100 million people is looking to expand its relationship with Ethiopia, in areas of manufacturing, mainly pharmaceutical, food processing and in the education sector. 

Expression of will

Ahead of the most awaited preliminary result of the Sidama referendum to be released today by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE),and provided that the plebiscite goes their way, officials of the Sidama Zone anticipates joining the newly restructuring ruling party which isto be re-established as the Ethiopian Prosperity Party (EPP).

EPRDF merges sans TPLF

The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four parties,announced its long-debated merge into a single party this week —dubbed Ethiopian Prosperity Party— ina process that is marred by controversy involving the founder of the front; Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which finally decided to boycott the merger meeting claiming the illegality of the process.

Somaliland expresses concerns over Ethiopia’s regional policy

Following the change in leadership and the coming into power of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in Ethiopia, the de facto independent state of Somaliland is feeling sidelined as Abiyhas made significant strides with Mogadishu and other neighboring countries.This time around, some officials of the small embattled Somaliland arebecoming vocal about their concerns regarding the political calculation of the new administration in Ethiopia, The Reporter has learnt.

Celebrating with Shafeta

One of the polling stations for the Sidama Referendum is Hiwot Birhan polling station in Hittata Kebele located in Tabor Sub city of Hawasa town.