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End in sight

As the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is approaching, Ethiopia is maintaining its stance focusing on sharing the water of the Nile equitably. However, Cairo has ratcheted up the outdated principle of historical rights, which has been rejected by Ethiopia, repetitively.

CoM endorses bill to amend Commercial code

After decades of enforcement, the Council of Ministers (CoM) has endorsed a new draft bill to amend the Commercial Code of Ethiopia which proposes some sections of the Code to be governed under a separate legislation.

Sidama embarks on statehood

The Sidama Regional State, the newest member of the Ethiopian Federation, has finally secured transfer of power, on Thursday June 18, 2020, from the South Regional Council, to which it has been a member as Zonal Administration before holding a referendum last November heralding its birth as new Region.

Trump to appoint new ambassador

Geeta Pasi, an Indo-American, has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the next ambassador to Ethiopia. An election year appointment, it has been sent to the United States Senate for approval and if selected, she will be replacing Michael Raynor, a career diplomat who was appointed in 2017.

Executive Resolve

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appeared before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Monday morning in the presence of House Speaker Tagese Chafo to respond to dozens of questions from lawmakers regarding pressing issues that have topped the country’s agenda.

HoF elects new speaker

The House of Federation (HoF) has elected Aden Farah as its new speaker on Wednesday, replacing Keria Ibrahim, who resigned from the post on Monday, after serving for about two years.

476 bln birr draft budget under standing Committee scrutiny

In trying to cope with the growing need of the economy and the current global pandemic shaking the financial markets around the world, the Government of Ethiopia has presented a 476 billion birr budget proposal to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) for the upcoming fiscal year of 2020/21.

Juba’s pushback

South Sudan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia has downplayed information which stated that South Sudan had agreed to the request made by Egypt to establish a military base in Pagak.