Following the recent clashes between protesters and government forces in West Arsi, Oromia Regional State and other parts of Ethiopia, the Inter-Religious Council called upon both sides to end hostilities and strive for peace.
Two opposition political parties, which took part in last year's elections, requested the government to handle the recent unrest in different parts of the Oromia Regional State and other parts of the country through proper dialogue and employ all the necessary peaceful mechanisms. The parties also condemned the way the government handled the problem.
Two weeks ago, the House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) passed a landmark decision to dismiss three judges, one from the Federal First Instance Court and two from the Federal High Court, for an alleged breach of the code of conduct for judges.
The Houses of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) is expected to elect a new Supreme Court president to replace the outgoing Tegene Getaneh, who resigned from his post citing health problems that render him unable to carry out his duties.
The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek) severely criticized the Addis Ababa City Administration and the ruling party over the repetitive cancellations of planned demonstrations and public meetings in Addis Ababa where that the party had planned to express its concern over the current issues across the country.
A new report prepared by the Security Sector Program (ISSP) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Nairobi-based SAHAN Foundation has revealed that Eritrean diplomats and prominent nationalities of the Red Sea state are massively involved in human trafficking and smuggling activities in the Horn of Africa region.
Internet in Ethiopia is only 20 years young and in the last two decades, like many other countries around the world, Ethiopia has embraced the ICT as a key enabler for social and economic development of the country.