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Diaspora agency to start operation

The newly formed Ethiopian Diaspora Agency is set to launch its operations on Friday, March 1, 2019, on a ceremony to be held at the Sheraton Addis Hotel, The Reporter. This was announced during a press conference that was held in the new headquarters of the Agency located at an outside office belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Fed police to shakes things up with reform

Following suit with the Security Sector Reform, the Ethiopian Federal Police Commission announced this week that it is stepping up with its reform fervor, remodeling the institution in way that better fits the operational needs of the law enforcement agency and the changing nature of criminal acts in the country.

Ministry reorganizes tax collection operation

The Ministry of Revenue (MoR) has officially declared it has set up a new wing named – The Office for Partnership on Tax Equity – to serveas a regulatory bodyfor the overall tax collection system, aimed at improving the ailing tax collection system of Ethiopia.

Canadian PM pushes his planned visit to Ethiopia

Canada’s Justin Trudeau has cancelled his long-planned trip to Ethiopia, The Reporter has learned from sources within Global Affairs of Canada, in Ottawa. This comes as 23rd Prime Minister is facing a slew of substantial allegations at home over political meddling inthe case of a major Canadian engineering company with connections to Ethiopia.

Census in Ethiopia: A contentious undertaking  

Ethiopia, in its modern history, conducted some three national censuses. The first census was conducted back in 1984, during the military regime. Back then, the Census only covered 81 percent of the population of the country and the total number of the population was said to be around 34.5 million.

Legetafo demolishes settlements deemed against city master plan 

The Legetafo-Legedadi city administration of the Oromia Regional States have demolished 930 houses, this week, which it said were constructed on a piece of land reserved for a green area under city’s masterplan, displacing thousands of residents from the area, causing widespread public outcry.  

Electric billing to go digital

Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) said that it will transform manual electric billing stations to digital platforms where mobile and internet payment modes and banking systems will be replacing the existing payment stations.

Federal Police warns “suspects in hiding”

The Federal Police Commission underscored today that suspects for whom arrest warrants have already been issued will not be on the run forever; and that their momentary disappearance does not imply that they will be free. This was said during a press conference held by the Commissioner General of the Federal Police Commission, Endeshaw Tassew, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Headquarters of the Commission.

Somalia says no meeting with Somaliland

Villa Somalia, the Office of the President Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Formajo confirmed to The Reporter that “there is no planned meeting” between the president and his Somaliland's counterpart Musa Bini Abdi.

There were unconfirmed reports that the two were scheduled to meet in Addis Ababa today February 20, 2019. Musa is reportedly in Addis. However, Villa Somalia said, “the two leaders are not meeting and there is no planned meeting at all.”