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Canadian visa application center suffers setback

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.

House Committee to reconsider removal of federal judge

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.

Cozy with the press

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.

Coffee promotion sparks controversy, protest

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.

Shootout in Lalibela, bomb in Gondar results in loss of lives

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.