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Ethio-Eritrean rapprochement: is it stalling?

Among the major decisions taken by the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in the past one year following the political development and the change in leadership of the ruling front of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) was the cessation of hostilities and rear rapprochement with Eritrea.

Officials suspended over recent violence in South

After deadly clashes were reported between security forces and the youth mainly in the Sidama Zone of the Southern Regional State, following what appears to be a targeted attack on different ethnic groups residing in the area and huge destruction to property, the regional ruling party— Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM)—has suspended a number of officials from both the party and their current positions, The Reporter has learnt.

Temesgen Tiruneh named Amhara region head

Temesgen Tiruneh, ex-security advisor to the Prime Minister, has been named the head of the Amhara Regional State, which has recently undergone a security crisis due to an attempted coup d’état against the regional administration resulting in the assassination of the regional head and two more cabinet members together with the head of the national army and another retired general.

French minister to visit Addis

Following a similar visit by President Emmanuel Macron, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Finance and Economy of France is set to visit Ethiopia next Monday, The Reporter has learnt. His visit is said to cement and follow-up on President Macron’s visit.

Egypt urges conclusion on the Nile

As Ethiopia is moving towards the completion of its hydroelectric project, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), at a cost of USD 4 billion, Egypt is once again calling for an agreement on the issue of the Nile, which has been in prolonged tit-for-tat between both nations.

Violence rocks southern state

Days after the electoral board issued a statement where it said it will hold the much-talked about referendum to decide on the long-standing Sidama zone’s quest for statehood, a deadly violence is said to have swept across some parts of Southern Regional State.

War of words

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP), two of the four political parties forming the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), are entangled in a heated word exchange, where they blamed each other for recent or past political narratives leading to the current crisis in the country.