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A nation grieves

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff, General Seare Mekonnen, and President of the Amhara Regional State, Ambachew Mekonnen (PhD), were killed on Saturday June 22, 2019, in Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar, respectively. The incident in Bahir Dar also claimed the lives of Ezez Wassie, the president’s senior advisor, and Migbaru Kebede, the region’s Attorney General.

Army, NISS gets new appointees

Following the tragic death of the Army Chief of Staff, General Seare Mekonnen, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has given new appointments to head the army and the national intelligence service.

Nearly 250 arrested in relation to last week assassination

A task force established following the assassination of officials in Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar said that nearly 250 individuals have been arrested for an alleged connection to the killings, which was ruled as a failed coup d'etat pending the full investigation of the incident, The Reporter has learnt.

Diasporas get thumbs up to venture into banking

A new draft bill, which was designed to amend the existing, restrictive banking and financial services proclamation, has been tabled before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) offering a new regulation, which has given the green light to foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin to engage in the banking and financial services sector.

The Gedeo crisis: Suffering in earthly paradise

The misery of the Gedeo Internally Displaced Persons came under the spotlight only after reports were released by international media outlets. Granted, the administration was busy with many outstanding issues since it came to power in April, 2018; and yet it has not faced criticism as it did with Gedeo problem, mainly for failing to manage the crisis in the area bordering Guji Zone, Oromia Regional State, and Gedeo, Southern Regional State. 

AU issues security alert to staff members

Following the increasing number of criminal activities in Addis Ababa targeting its staff members, the African Union (AU) issued a security alert notice telling its employees to take extra precautions, The Reporter has learnt.