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ENM acquires license from NEBE

The Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) – one of the opposition parties in the country, which applied for the registration to be a legally recognized party by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) – has finally acquired its registration license earlier this week.

A firm stance

American President Donald Trump of the US held an audience with the Foreign Ministry heads of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt in Washington DC. Furthermore, he promised to personally make an appearance in Ethiopia when the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is completed and inaugurated, according to Fistum Arega (second from right), the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States.

Sidama to decide on statehood

The registration of voters for the Sidama referendum started on Thursday November 2, 2019. According to multiple sources from the area, the process is being conducted peacefully and that there were no threats except on a polling station around Hawassa in a place called Bilate on the first day of voter registration.

Orbis wins bid to supply 24 mln birr TV equipment to HPR

With a view of improving filming and documentation of legislators in session, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has awarded a private company to deliver a 24 million birr worth HD cameras, to go on air in a few months, The Reporter has learnt.

MPs approve USD 700 mln loan agreements

In its third regular session, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved financial agreements worth some USD 700 million, the Ethiopian government had signed with various countries and multilateral organizations.

A rough patch for Ethiopia’s reform

Last week’s turn of events in Ethiopia was probably a big sign of the problems surrounding the so-called political reform. Many still fear that the country is still on the brink of major ethnic and religion induced conflicts.   

ENM calls for creation of transitional government

The Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) has called for the establishment of a transitional government that incorporates all political stakeholders of the country, to protect the security of fellow citizens, to ensure the continuation of the nation and for the realization of democratic political system at this critical point in time.

Informal associations test govt’s temperament

Informal associations across the country, which were formed to fight against oppressive regimes in times of difficulty to operate as formal institutions, are now playing roles in place of the government, Nigussu said. This is because of the government’s failure to exploit their potential as a tool to bring about peace and stability and the lack of job creation.

Roaring October

October, a month which kicked off in jubilation, is ending in grief and tragedy for most Ethiopians. And for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), it was a month where he has successfully inaugurated his brainchild, Unity Park, launched his book ‘Medemer’ and to top it all off, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.