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Solving the Somali puzzle

This week marks the independence of Somalia from the yoke of British and Italian colonization. During its colonization, Somalia was divided between Britain and Italy, whereby the northern part of the country was called British Somaliland and other parts of the country was under the rule of Italy. By July 1, 1960 Somalia became an independent and unified country.

Ethiopian-American to run Biden’s transition team

As the US Presidential Election intensifies ahead of a heated election that is mere months away, the leading candidate against President Donald J. Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden has selected Ethiopian-American, Yohannes Abraham to run his Presidential transition team.

Tigray to push ahead with polls despite NEBE snub

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), which received a notice from the Tigray Regional State Council about holding regional polls, has rejected the request citing the Board does not conduct an election unless and otherwise a reassessment is conducted related to the condition of the global pandemic COVID-19 and a conducive environment is created to hold elections.

End in sight

As the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is approaching, Ethiopia is maintaining its stance focusing on sharing the water of the Nile equitably. However, Cairo has ratcheted up the outdated principle of historical rights, which has been rejected by Ethiopia, repetitively.

CoM endorses bill to amend Commercial code

After decades of enforcement, the Council of Ministers (CoM) has endorsed a new draft bill to amend the Commercial Code of Ethiopia which proposes some sections of the Code to be governed under a separate legislation.

Sidama embarks on statehood

The Sidama Regional State, the newest member of the Ethiopian Federation, has finally secured transfer of power, on Thursday June 18, 2020, from the South Regional Council, to which it has been a member as Zonal Administration before holding a referendum last November heralding its birth as new Region.

Trump to appoint new ambassador

Geeta Pasi, an Indo-American, has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the next ambassador to Ethiopia. An election year appointment, it has been sent to the United States Senate for approval and if selected, she will be replacing Michael Raynor, a career diplomat who was appointed in 2017.

Executive Resolve

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appeared before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Monday morning in the presence of House Speaker Tagese Chafo to respond to dozens of questions from lawmakers regarding pressing issues that have topped the country’s agenda.