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Government rejects UN investigation request

Ethiopia has rejected the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) investigation request to independently assess human right abuses and the death toll that resulted from protest in various parts of Ethiopia.

Melaku et al shade three corruption charges

A handful of charges have been dropped in the high-profile corruption case that saw Melaku Fenta and Gebrewahid Gebregziabher, former Director General and Deputy Director General of the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA), indicted on charges of corruption and other crimes some three ago.

Ethiopia welcomes Egypt’s move to rejoin NBI

Ethiopia has hailed Egypt’s recent move to rejoin the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) after withdrawing it in 2010 objecting the Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) deemed to put an end the colonial treaties on the Nile River.

Police clash with protestors in Gonder days after peaceful demo

PM tells public to refrain A new clash between security forces and protestors reignited yesterday in Gonder town of the Amhara Regional State in connection with what sources said is because of a delayed court case of Demeke Tsegaye (Col.), one of the prominent members of the Welkait Amhara Identity Committee, who has been under police custody.

The win-win situation on the GERD

After the announcement of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in 2011, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have been at loggerheads with regards to the project.

Court hands down sentences to Semayawi Party members

 Former party PR to defend charge The 14th Criminal Bench of the Federal High Court has handed down sentences to three senior officials of Semayawi Party, who were allegedly caught making their way to Eritrea to join the armed struggle group Ginbot 7 (a group labeled as a terrorist organization by the House of People’s Representatives) on Friday.

IGAD Plus to push for Machar’s restoration

In a closed session held yesterday at Sheraton Addis, the regional block, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), is working hard to bring back Riek Machar (PhD) to his previous position as First Vice  President of the National Unity Government of South Sudan (NUGSS).

Abadula defends protests handling criticism

The House of People’s Representatives (HoPR), which has been criticized for its sluggish response to the Oromia and Amhara protests and Gambella massacres, defended its position by saying that it preformed its duties in accordance with the law citing jurisdictional limitations.