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Board downplays resistance to election law

Birtukan Midekesa, Chairwoman of the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), has downplayed the recent move made by a coalition of opposition political parties, which has rejected the recently ratified Election law of Ethiopia, The Reporter has learnt.

EIC executive embroiled in social media gaffe  

A heated war-of-words on Twitter between an executive of the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) and an activist has resulted in an accusation of a professional misconduct, prompting the head of the commission, Abebe Abebayehu promising to take an immediate action.

Sudan in Transition

Since he came into power last year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed did not have it easy with regard to the managing the geopolitical situation in the Horn of Africa. Contrary to the level of support and acceptance he gained in the global arena, the 42-years old PM and his regional policy are yet to find their bearing with regard to this restive region; this of course is with the exception of Eritrea where the PM took credit for bringing Eritrea back from the metaphorical “cold”.

TICAD7, the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development: Advancing Africa's Development through People, Technology and Innovation

The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) was held from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30 in Yokohama, Japan. It is the Summit-level international conference on Africa's development initiated by Japan in 1993. This year, the conference returns to Japan after six years, as TICAD VI was convened in Africa (Kenya) for the first time in 2016.

Polarized Politics

A High Level Dialogue Forum on the theme:“Challenges of Transition, Ethiopia’s Reform Process: Current Dynamics, Challenges and Risks,” was held at the compound of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)on the 22nd and 23rd of August, 2019.

US Embassy announces three-year initiative

The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa is set to help kick start a three year initiative with Harvard University’s Center for International Development to help identify opportunities for an economic growth and help identify its challenges.

Editors form association

Editor’s working in different mainstream media organizations, have officially formed their own association on Monday, August 19, 2019.