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Peace forum commend Abiy, changes in Ethiopia

The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum ended on a high note, with an array of world-leaders, Nobel Peace Prize winning activists, heads of important and vital institutions and delegates from dozens of countries attending and addressing the gathering and help find practical solutions to the world’s leading problems.

Scandal Galore!

Following the appointment of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to the leadership of the ruling Front the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), stories originating from Ethiopia has dominated global news headlines, and this week was no different in this regard, as the detention of senior officials of the ill-fated Metal and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) and the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) made news headlines over the weekend.

Gov’t contemplates merger of public enterprises under a holding company

The Government of Ethiopia, under the newly restructured Public Enterprises, Assets and Administration Agency (PEAAA), is weighing-up the possible merger of state-owned enterprises - that would not be privatized in a few years - to form a single entity and administered under a new management established as a holding company.

UN lifts sanctions against Eritrea

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday unanimously voted to lift a range of international sanctions which were imposed on Eritrea almost a decade ago; the decision comes after four months since Eritrea signed a peace agreement with Ethiopia ending the 15 years no-war-no-peace situation between the two countries.

Kaffa zone council votes for statehood

The zonal administration council of the Kaffa Zone has unanimously passed a resolution supporting the statehood of Kaffa zone on its meeting held today in the zonal capital Bonga.

Attorney General’s list of detainees in relation to human rights abuses

The Federal Attorney General Birhanu Tsegaye announced yesterday that 63 individuals have been detained in relation to corruption and human rights abuses. Today the Federal Attorney General released list of the detainees suspected of alleged human rights abuses and corruption. Below is the list of individuals detained for alleged human rights abuses.

Attorney General’s list of detainees in relation to alleged corruption

Former Director General of the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC), Kinfe Dagnew (Brig. Gen) has been arrested in Humera Tigray Regional State according to state media. This comes after the Federal Attorney General announced that 63 individuals from the National Intelligence and Security Service have been detained for alleged human rights violence and grand corruption. Below is the list of the suspects under custody.

Sidama’s quest for statehood

Since the coming to power of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in April, the news cycle in Ethiopia has surely gone three or four times faster than it was. Way too many things happen and the both commentators and the public barely had the time to wrap their head around what is unfolding before their eyes. And it is all happening at a distracting speed.