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Belated census slated for April 2019

After a lengthy delay, the fourth national census is scheduled for April, 2019, The Reporterhas learnt. This was disclosed at a meeting called to officially announce the date of the census, at Sheraton Addis Hotel.

Unrelenting Abiy

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appeared before the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) special session on Friday where he addressed questions raised by members of the parliament regarding the outstanding security issues,the economy as well as the current political and security condition in the country.

Education Roadmap finalizes in five years

The preparation of the Education Roadmap believed to bring sweeping andcomprehensive changesto the existing education policy Ethiopia will take at least five years to get finalized, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced this week.

The intractable Somali conundrum

The past few months will probably be recorded as being one of the rarest in the history of the Horn of Africa since an unprecedented tripartite alliance was formed by old foes Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia heralding the dawn of a new era.

Somali region ruling party in turmoil

Months after a relative political stability and in the aftermath of the removal of its President Abdi Illey, Somali Regional Stateis once again experiencing another political feud with the potential to disrupt the stability of the Region, The Reporter has learnt.

Ethiopia publicizes UPR report for first time

The Federal Attorney General has publicized the initial draft report of its Universal Periodical Review (UPR) to collect a feedback and additional comments towards enriching the document which is going to be presented to the United Nations Human Right Council in May, 2019. It is the first time for Ethiopia to publicize external party review of its human right track record and to invite the public to comment on HR matters.   

Protest engulfs Dire Dawa

The Federally administered Dire Dawa City has witnessed a week of protest and violence which expanded to most parts of the city towards end of the week, The Reporterhas learnt.