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Law makers push gov’t to speed up privatization

The Budget and Finance Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) urge the Ministry of Finance to speed up the privatization process of selected state-owned enterprises, up on hearing the nine-month performance report of some of the key economic issues of the country on Wednesday.

PM Abiy to lead peace & security meetings at TICAD

Concluding his official three-state visit to Africa, Taro Kono, Foreign Minister of Japan has requested Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to attend and lead the peace and security sessions of the upcoming seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VII) to be held by the end of August in Yokohama.

The paradoxical Ethiopian media

If someone said, a couple of years ago, that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is holding its annual Press Freedom Day celebration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it would perhaps pass as a joke or fake news among the global journalism fraternity.

 Press on the agenda

Ones dubbed the one of the top jailers of journalists in Africa, after Eritrea; Ethiopia seems to have turned a new page in its chapter with the release of journalists from prison and ushering in political reforms.

Conflict thwarts aid

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)was forced to briefly suspend its operation in Gambella Regional State due to security concerns, making it difficult for International aid agencies to perform their operation in Western Ethiopia,The Reporter has learnt.

Ethnic clashes hit parts of Ethiopia

Several civilians are believed to have been killed in three regional states, namely, Amhara, Afar and Beinshangul regional states, following attacks by militants and armed groups in these regions, The Reporter has learnt.

House rejects proposed immunity for Ombudsmen, investigators

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has approved a new draft proclamation providing for the establishment of an Ombudsman Institution repealing the existing proclamation – Ethiopian Institution of the Ombudsman Proclamation No. 211/2000—after rejecting a provision that bestows legal immunity on ombudsmen and investigators of the Institution.