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Protest hits Oromia over condominium handover

The Oromia Regional State, which has been the epicentreof public protest from 2015 to 2018 propelling the reformist government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and co. to power, was rocked by a new wave of protest this week in relation to a planned transfer of condominium housing units to residents of Addis Ababa, which was constructed in the outskirts of Addis Ababa inside the special Zone of the Oromia Regional State, The Reporter has learnt.

Public to nominate human rights Chief

In a bid to find the right person to assume the role of a Chief Commissioner at the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC),the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) is set to floata list of candidates for the public for nomination as the next leader of a Commission, which has endured a lot of criticisms in the previous administration.

Local entrepreneur faces execution in China

A local entrepreneur, NazrawitAbera is in the custody of the Government of China accused of trafficking cocaine and is expected to be charged with an offence whose likely outcome is expected to be execution.

EPRDF’s quest for unity:

During a conversation he had with Professor Alex de Waal, Ex­ecutive Director at the World Peace Foundation, the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi before his passing professed about having a single and unified political party.

Government hosts MCC executives

The capital city of Ethiopia played host to executives of the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to help forge a stronger bond between Ethiopia and the North American nation on areas of poverty reduction and better economic partnership.

Time to reach out

Ethiopia and Kenya are indeed close when it comes to commitments and partnerships having a history that dates back to the time of Jomo Kenyatta and Emperor Haileselassie I. They enjoy a high level of special status agreements. But this has not translated into higher level of cooperation as aspired long-ago, allowing the two countries to have open borders and free movement of people and goods.

Anti-terror law makes about-turn

A revised document of the contested anti-terrorism law has been tabled for discussions with legal experts this weekintroducing a number of new provisions in a bid to protect the rights of those convicted or charged of terrorism and related crimes, The Reporter has learnt.

Abiy to host USD 180,000 per plate lavish dinner

“Dine for Sheger,” a flyer that was revealed earlier this week via the official facebook page of the Office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia notes that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is to host a five-million-birr (USD 180,000) per plate fundraiser dinner ceremony at the National Palace, where Addis’s company CEOs, international organization heads and members of the diplomatic community and wealthy businessmen and women have been invited to attend.

Newly formed customs police to train officers

The recently established customs law enforcement entity, theFederal Custom Commission, has   sent around 1,410 new recruitsto the Federal Police to receive trainings before their deployment to all custom stations across the nation, The Reporter has learnt.