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Tigray establishes regional electoral commission

The Council of Tigray Regional State, in an emergency meeting held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, has approved the appointments of officials for Tigray Regional State Election Commission, as part of a move to push ahead with regional election that puts the region at loggerheads with the federal government, The Reporter has learnt

Manhunt for Hachalu’s killer afoot

Attorney General Adanech Abiebie said that there are now two suspects – Tilahun Yami and Abdi Alemayehu – under custody for the killing of Hachalu Hundessa. However, she added, there are more suspects that have yet to be apprehended.

PM confident over national debt

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) expressed his confidence over his government’s ability to manage Ethiopia’s overall debt stress, as his administration presented a total budget outlay of 476 billion birr for the upcoming Ethiopia budget year, early this week.

AEUP urges gov’t ensure peace, security

The All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) in its latest statement said that even though the party has repeatedly expressed its concern over the deteriorating peace and security of the country and take measures; it once again calls on the government to ensure the peace and security of its citizens like never.

Eutelsat, DSTV knocked two Tigrai-based broadcasters off air

In connection with the recent violence that erupted following the killing of Hachalu Hundessa in the capital Addis Ababa, two satellite television service providers, which are widely-used in Ethiopia, Eutelsat and DSTV have taken measures to block two Ethiopian broadcasters, Tigrai TV and Dimtsi Woyane TV, this week.

Haile-Selassie statue in London vandalized

A monument that was erected in honor of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile-Selassie in the United Kingdom has been destroyed by vandals. Found in a park in the South West of London, in the Wimbledon area, it was said to be erected during the rule of the Emperor.

Hachalu Hundessa 1984-2020

The remains of celebrated artist and political activist Hachalu Hundessa was laid to rest on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in his birth place Ambo, Eyesus Gedam Church, some 120 kilometers west of Addis Ababa. The 36-year-old was gunned down on Monday evening in the vicinity of Gelan condominium, located in Akakai Kality Sub City, in Addis Ababa, and was taken to Tirunesh Beijing Hospital, where doctors tried to save his life but failed.