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 In honor of nobel laureate

In Oslo, the capital of Norway, Abiy Ahmed (PhD) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this week.  Taking the stage of the most prestigious peace prize, the first Ethiopian to do so, the Prime Minister reflected on his humble beginning, peaceful co-existence, human rights, and his vision of the future and the philosophy of Medemer that has sustained his political journey so far.

Lemma breaks silence

In what seems to be a big upset to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his administration, his closest ally and friend, Lemma Megerssa, who is currently the Minister of Defense and deputy chairman of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), has openly expressed his difference with the PM’s ‘philosophy’ known as medemer or synergy as well as the “hurried” steps taken to merge the incumbent EPRDF and its affiliate parties into a single unified party—Prosperity Party.

Rebirth of the ruling party

As Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Chairman of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), is pushing for the merger of the Front and its affiliates into a single party; the quest on the legality of the prospective party and the controversy surrounding it are still far from over.

Government targets hate speech, disinformation

Aimed at controlling and deterring the spread of hate speech and disinformation among the society by, “irresponsible activists,” the government has tabled a draft bill before the House of People’s representatives (HPR), a week after it was first endorsed by the Council of Ministers (CoM).

Standing Committee criticizes MoF over souring inflation

The Budget and Finance Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) lambasted the Ministry of Finance (MoF), over its handling of inflation and soring living costs, which they say has affected citizens across the country.

Delivering on global population, development targets

The 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) jointly hosted by the government of Kenya, the government of Denmark and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) from November 12-14, 2019 is among the two major events on the African continent which turned the world’s eyes towards the continent, while the other is the African Investment Summit that was held in South Africa.

Philippines to have its diplomatic presence in Ethiopia

The Republic of the Philippines is set to have its first diplomatic presence in the capital.  Sulpicio M. Confiado, the current Ambassador to Egypt has been sworn in to represent his nation’s interest in Ethiopia. This comes as the Southeast Asian island nation of a 100 million people is looking to expand its relationship with Ethiopia, in areas of manufacturing, mainly pharmaceutical, food processing and in the education sector.