Controversy has emerged over the appointment of the newly-minted Press Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister, Bilenne Seyoum, whose current citizenship status bars her from taking a senior government position.
Scores of people attempting to attain a Canadian visa are in limbo as the Canadian visa application center’s system in Ethiopia, operated by VFS Global in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ethiopia, has stopped working for over a week compromising their chances of getting a visa.
Despite making the issues of migrants and refugees drive a political wedge and divide in the United States by President Donald Trump; a slew of candidates with refugee backgrounds from East Africa region have won seats across the nation in the just concluded mid-term elections.
The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) on Friday referred a draft resolution which proposes the removal of a Federal High Court judge to the Law, Justice and Democracy Standing committee for consideration and possibly hold a formal hearing for the judge in question.
Muferiyat Kamil – the newly-appointed Minister for the newly-established Ministry of Peace – met with members of the media for a meet and greet session at her office yesterday. Muferiyat briefed reporters about the plans that her ministry is aspiring to achieve.
Following Facebook and website posts by Ethiopian Airlines and the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development Authority, Kaffa Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) has staged a consecutive three-day long demonstration protesting the alleged denial of Kaffa’s historic right as the origin of coffee by two institutions.
Now becoming more of a trend, a shootout instigated by an armed civilian in the historic town of Lalibela and a bomb blast in Debark town of North Gondar resulted in the loss of 13 lives; leaving nine injured. The two separate incidents in the Amhara Regional State took place on November 3, 2018.
In its extraordinary session, the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has voted nay for two of the nominees to chair the 10 parliamentary standing committees the House endorsed during its previous session on Tuesday.
In its regular session held today, the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has refused to accept the nomination of two candidates— Amanuel Abraham and Motuma Makassa— to chair two different Standing Committees.